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I am looking for information about John Doss Stevens(possibly Dawes or Dawson). John lived in Fulton Township, Hamilton County, Ohio in the 1850 and 1860 census - both say he was born in Indiana about 1810. He joined the Union as a train fireman and died from injuries from the war. I think John was a member of the 48th OHIO VETERAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY. There is a John Stevens, age 49, listed in Company D. This John was discharged with disability, which is consistant with family legend.

Descendants of John Doss Stevens

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN DOSS1 STEVENS was born 1810 in Indiana, and died Bet. 1861 - 1865. He married RUTH ANN GENOWAYS 1854, daughter of JOSEPH GENOWAYS and SARAH JOHNS. She was born 1814 in Brown County, Ohio, and died 09 Dec 1889 in Cincinnati, Ohio Spring Grove Cem.

More About RUTH ANN GENOWAYS:
1868: 1868, EiddoHouse 491 E 3rd St Cin. Oh.
Burial: 11 Dec 1889, Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio Swc 26 l2384
Fact: 1864, Seamstress h. Carr
Fact 10: 1866, Widow - House at 26 Goodloe Ave.
Fact 11: 1868, Widow House at 25 Goodloe Ave
Fact 12: 1868, Widow - House at 491 E. 3rd
Fact 13: 1873, Widow Address: 792 E. Front
Fact 14: 1876, Widow Address: 144 Eastern Ave
Membership: 1868, Widdow-Widdow House 25 Goodoe Ave
Occupation-1: 1863, Seamstress - h. Carr
Occupation-2: 1864, Laundress - house on north side of Fulton near Washington
Occupation-3: 1864, Seamstress h. Carr
Ref: 1873, Widdow Address 792 E Front st.


Children of JOHN STEVENS and RUTH GENOWAYS are:
i. RUTH VIRGINIA2 STEVENS, b. 23 Jan 1849, Fulton Twp. Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati); d. 19 Feb 1931, Cincinnati, Ohio . 121 L 32589; m. GEORGE HENRY CLAY VAN NESS, 01 Apr 1875, Cincinnati, Ohio; b. 05 Jul 1839, Florence, Alabama; d. 05 Feb 1890, Madison, Indiana

Notes for RUTH VIRGINIA STEVENS:

1900 Census shows Jenny VanNess, a widow, living at 2243 Gladstone, Cincinnati. She is employed as a dress maker. Rents home. Had 7 children - 4 lived.


More About RUTH VIRGINIA STEVENS:
Burial: Spring Grove Cem. Cincinnati, Ohio Sec 12 L 32595

More About GEORGE HENRY CLAY VAN NESS:
Burial: Wesleyan Cemetery Sec P Lot 49 Cinti., Ohio

ii. ANNA MARIE STEVENS, b. 1842, Fulton Twp. Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati); m. GEORGE WOOLEY, Abt. 1870; b. 1839, Indiana; d. Abt. 1870.
iii. MARY LOUISE STEVENS, b. 22 Jun 1847, Fulton Twp. Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati); d. 11 Jun 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio; m. EDWARD HIRD, 13 Feb 1863, Cincinnati, Ohio; b. May 1840, England; d. 03 Oct 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio.

More About MARY LOUISE STEVENS:
Cause of Death: Dropsy
Occupation: 1865, Seamstress - h. 433 Walnut

More About EDWARD HIRD:
Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Occupation-1: 1873, Painter - h. Hill side b. Waldron & Brooklyn
Occupation-2: 1874, Painters - 752 E. Front
Residence: 1874, h. 806 E. Front

iv. JOHN E. STEVENS, b. 1852
v. ELIAS S. STEVENS, b. 1844, Ohio; m. (1) MARTHA J.; m. (2) LIZZIE; b. 1860, Indiana.

More About ELIAS S. STEVENS: Occupation: 1880, Census indicates Elias is a "painter"


In 1880, the 2 children of Elias Stevens, Lawrence and Flora, were living with a George Schooley in Knox county, Indiana and are listed as his nephew and niece. George's sister, Hannah, married Martin Stephens in 1861 in Martin county, Indiana. Martin's father is James Stephens, also of Martin County, Indiana

James Stephens of Martin County, Indiana

List of all John Stephens / John Stevens in Indiana in 1830 and 1840