Willie Horton Stephenson was born 22 Dec 1878 to John W. Stephenson and Martha Marie Cannady Stephenson. Born and raised in North Carolina, he was the fifth of seven children.
The records that I've found for him provide conflicting information regarding Willie's middle name (the two names up for debate are Horton and Harton). At this time, I don't have any definitive proof for either name.
He was married to Mattie Virginia Temple. According to my records, they had eight children:
Willie died 2 Sept 1961 in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina at the age of 82. He is buried at Angier Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Angier, North Carolina.