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Mary (Polly) Lee


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  • Name Mary (Polly) Lee 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I2087  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Family James Stephenson,   b. 1816/17,   d. 1847/48, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F1420  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • After his first wife Sarah’s death, James remarried to Mary (Polly) Lee May 4, 1814. They had 10 children: (birth years estimated from ages in 1850 and later censuses), Elizabeth, born about 1813, married Stephen B. Miller August 15, 1846, living in Ohio County, Kentucky, in 1850, probably died before 1860, when Stephen was listed alone; Mary (Nancy), born about 1815, married John Todd September 26, 1830, lived iin Madison County, Kentucky, in 1850, probably died before 1860, when John was living with a different wife in Madison County; Sarah, born about 1821/22, married Franklin P. Glasgow November 24, 1840, then moved to Nodaway County, Missouri, where they were listed in the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses; Edward, born about 1824, living in Eldorado County, California, as a miner in 1850, married Eliza Swearingen in Nodaway County, Missouri, in 1855, who may be the Louise who was listed with him in the 1860 and 1870 censuses in Nodaway County; Ann, born about 1824, married John Lee, living in Madison County, Kentucky in 1850; (Search Madison Co. tax lists on order for John Lee) Richard W., born about 1824/25, married Minerva C. (___), living in McDonough County, Illinois, in 1850, tailor, elected a trustee of Macomb City in 1850, living in Kansas Territory in 1860; Lucinda, born about 1829, married Robert Elder June 22, 1841, living in Madison County, Kentucky, in 1850 census; Andrew, born about 1834, married Ellen L. Israel January 2, 1859, in Nodaway County, Missouri, where they were listed in the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses, Sarah Jane, born about 1835, married 1st Elijah Mercer March 12, 1863, in Nodaway County, Missouri, not found in 1870 census, married 2nd to Noah Lee October 19, 1876, Sarah and Noah in Nodaway in 1880 with Mary and Perry Mercer, aged 16 and 9, indicating Elijah Mercer was living in 1871, in 1900 Noah and Sally were 87 and 60 and living with Martha J. (Patsy) Stephenson, 80; and David, born about 1835, married Louisa Temple Griffith September 21, 1856, living Nodaway County 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, Louisa absentin 1880 and probably deceased.
      James Stephenson first appeared in the Madison County, Kentucky, tax lists in 1787. In that year, he was taxed on 12 horses and no land. from 1789 through 1796, he was taxed on 14-38 horses, suggesting that he was raising horses for market. Until 1833 he does not appear to have purchased land, but rented it intermittently with the owners sometimes paying the taxes. About 1830, he acquired 250 acres and subsequently bought additional amounts until his death in 1847/48 when he was charged with 1,000 acres. During his later years, he kept about 7-14 horses.
      James died in 1847/48.

      (Need to check Madison Co. deed indexes for John Lee’s & James Stephenson’ s land purchases & sales, [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1784]