MARK ST. JOHN lived in LeRoy Township, after their removal to Genesee County. He was poor, but proud, and worked mainly as a laborer for the farmers in his vicinity. When in the course of time his health failed, his son built a log cabin close to a fine spring in a little gulch on his place which was their home until he died in 1834, after which his wife, Phoebe, went to spend her remaining years with her son until her death in 1855. (Excerpts from a letter of 22 Oct 1913 to J. Granville Leach). (Source: Bement Chronicles in America, 1928, pp. 161b,c,d)spouse: >Barnes, Phoebe (1769 - 1855)
Myles Standish came in the Mayflower in 1620 with his wife (1) Rose who died January 29, 1621. He is supposed to have been born about 1586. He later married (2) Barbara Mullins, they had at least seven children. He early went to live across the bay from Plymouth in what is bow known as Duxbury and the hill rising abruptly from the water of Plymouth Bay, upon which he built his house and lived the remainder of his life has been called Captain's Hill to this day. Captain Miles Standish was the 6th signer of the Mayflower Compact. Barbara, was probably a cousin who came from England on the ANN, in 1623. (Source: Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 6, Pedigree #467)spouse: >???, Rose (>1583 - 1621)
He served with the English Army in the Netherlands, and came to America on the Mayflower in 1620. He was military advisor to the Pilgrims, successfully warding off Indian threats to the struggling colony. He returned to England in 1625 and in 1626 came back to America and founded Duxbury, Massachusetts (1631-1632) which was a subject of poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, based on a fictional episode.
Stephen of Blois (1097?-1154), king of England (1135-54), born probably in Blois, France. He was the grandson of King William I (the Conqueror) and nephew of Henry I. In 1125 Stephen swore fidelity to Henry's daughter Matilda, to succeed her father to the throne. Upon Henry's death, however, Stephen proclaimed himself king. He was opposed by many English barons and by Matilda and her supporters, and his reign was troubled by anarchy and constant internal wars. For six months in 1141 he was Matilda's prisoner, during which time she reigned as queen. Stephen was restored to the throne, but for five years Matilda and many of the nobles continued to oppose him. During the course of the frequent civil wars, much of the land was ravaged, and England was plunged into almost complete chaos. In 1148 Matilda left England and gave up her claim in favor of her son, Henry of Anjou, later Henry II. Henry then waged war against Stephen until 1153, when Stephen was forced to name Henry his heir.spouse: >Boulogne, Matilda of (1103 - 1151)
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Arthur Luther Sterling was buried 24 May 1945 in Big Rapids, Mecosta Co., MI. Occupation Draftsman, Grand Rapids Store Equipment Co. Buried at: Highland View Cemetery, Big Rapids Township, Bellevue Street, Big Rapids, MI, Section 7, along with his wife, Mary Sanford and her sister, Mina Mandnia Sanfordspouse: >Sanford, Mina Irene (1874 - 1954)
GEORGE H. STEVENS served in Civil War.
The Thomas Sanford book, indicates her last name to be Middlebrook, but indicates a degree on uncertainty. Other sources indicate it might have been Stevens.spouse: >Sanford, Thomas (1675 - 1757)
Charles Leslie Stevenson (1908-1979) is the author of "Ethics and Language" and "Facts and Values". He received a B.A. in English literature from Yale University in 1930. He studied Philosophy at Cambridge University under G. E. Moore and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and completed the requirements for a B.A. in Philosophy in 1933. He received a Ph.D in Philosophy from Harvard University in 1935.spouse: >Destler, Louise Ellen (1908 - 1963)
Prior to college he attended Withrow High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he received a New York Yale Club Prize in physics his Freshman year. He was also an accomplished pianist and played the cello. In 1928 he was awarded a prize for the best entrance examination for piano at the School of Music. He married, 12 June 1930, Louise Ellen Destler (1908-1963), whose brother, Chester McArthur Destler (1904-1984) and nephew, Irving McArthur Destler (1939-) are well known authors.
Charles and Louise Stevenson had three daughters: Anne Stevenson, author and poet, currently married to Peter Lucas, who was born in 1938; Diana Stevenson Brengel, a violinist and music teacher, currently married to Gabriel Banat, born 1926, whose father's surname was originally Hirsch, for many years violinist with the New York Philharmonic; and Laura 'Lockie' O'Connell Reeve, who married Franklin Reeve in 1997.
Charles L. Stevenson married (2), 16 Dec 1965, Nora Ann (Carroll) Cary, who studied at the University of Texas, Austin, and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has degrees in biochemistry, economics, and music. She married Edward Austin Cary, Jr. (1924-1959) in 1946; they had four children. He was a direct descendant of John Cary (about 1610-1681) of Bristol, England and Bridgewater, MA, whose family is chronicled in the book 'John Cary: Plymouth Pilgrim' by Seth Cary. Nora (Carroll) is the sister of William Eugene Carroll. They are direct descendants of John Carroll of Scotland, born 1667. (Source: Daniel Stevenson, Philadelphia, PA; June 1999)
Frank Williamson Stevenson (1869-1909) attended the University of Cincinnati Law School and was secretary and treasurer of the Hill-Top Laundry Co., in Cincinnati, Ohio. His brother, Thomas Horace Stevenson (born 1873), known as 'Harley', was a lawyer who graduated from Yale in the Class of 1895. A younger brother, Carroll Stevenson (1882-1965) was employed with the Remington Typewriter Co., in New York City. (Source: Daniel Stevenson, Philadelphia, PA; June 1999)spouse: >Duhme, Laura Estelle (1880 - 1960)