Michael & Aquilla Stevens

Pictures Courtesy of Robert Hill Williams & Robert Lett - History compiled by Chuck Weiker

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Aquilla & Elizabeth (Brackston) Stevens - Children: Anna, Emmett, Gretta, Herman Olive, Frederick & Samuel(Anna Stevens married Cumberland Posey Sr. Pittsburgh entrepreneur and builder of more than 50 steamboats and coal dealer).

Michael Stephenson, a son of Joseph Stephenson, who was of English descent, was born circa 1786 in Maryland. Elizabeth Betsey Lett, a daughter of Aquilla Lett, Sr. and Christina Cobbler-Lett, was born in 1789 in Frederick County, Maryland. They were married on November 14, 1805 in Fredrick County, Virginia, by James Walls or Withers. The Stephenson name was shortened to Stephens when the family migrated to Ohio in 1813 with the Lett, Caliman and Guy families. The spelling became Stevens. Michael and Elizabeth Lett-Stevens had 12 known children, 6 sons and 6 daughters; 11 of whom have been identified by name: Abraham, Isaac, Mary, Fredrick, Sophia, Susanna, Nancy, Joseph, Elizabeth, Michael and Aquilla Stevens.

Mary Stevens (Circa 1810 in Fredrick County, Virginia) married George Norman (Circa 1810 in Washington County, Ohio) who was the son of Grandison Norman, Sr. and Ann Combs-Norman on May 21, 1833 in Muskingum County, Ohio. They were parents of 9 known children: Grandison, Michael, George, William, Horace, Eliza J., Elizabeth A., Joseph and Marquis Norman. (SEE NORMAN).

Sophia Stevens was born (1815 in Berrien County, Michigan) and married Othias B. Lett (1810 - 1876). Othias was the son of Samuel and Jemima Banneker-Lett and was born on December 20, 1833, in Muskingum County, Ohio. Through Elizabeth Lett-Stevens, the Letts are descendants of Benjamin Banneker, the noted African-American astronomer, mathematician and almanac writer. Elizabeth Lett-Stevens' father, Aquilla Lett, Sr. was the oldest child of Samuel and Jemina Banneker-Lett.

John and Frances' children were, Etta, Leona and Elva Segee and one step-child George Tate. The Segee family lived on State Road (as it was called then) in Rolland Township. They were neighbors of the William Ellsworth Guy family (John's sister Elizabeth Segee). John Segee died in 1905. Frances died in 1915. Both are buried in Pine River Cemetery, Blanchard, Isabella County, Michigan.

Sophia Stevens was born (1815 in Berrien County, Michigan) and married Othias B. Lett (1810 - 1876). Othias was the son of Samuel and Jemima Banneker-Lett and was born on December 20, 1833, in Muskingum County, Ohio. Through Elizabeth Lett-Stevens, the Letts are descendants of Benjamin Banneker, the noted African-American astronomer, mathematician and almanac writer. Elizabeth Lett-Stevens' father, Aquilla Lett, Sr. was the oldest child of Samuel and Jemina Banneker-Lett.

John and Frances' children were, Etta, Leona and Elva Segee and one step-child George Tate. The Segee family lived on State Road (as it was called then) in Rolland Township. They were neighbors of the William Ellsworth Guy family (John's sister Elizabeth Segee). John Segee died in 1905. Frances died in 1915. Both are buried in Pine River Cemetery, Blanchard, Isabella County, Michigan.

 

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