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Biographical Sketch for
Stephens Family

Isabel Wilson------+  +--Margaret---------------+
                   |  |                         |
                   +--+  Thomas Clow------------+
                   |  |
                      +--Mary-------------------+
                   |  |                         |
                   |  |  Alonzo Thompson--------+
                   |  |
                   |  +--Jeannette--------------+
                   |  |                         |
                   |  |  Ira Welch--------------+
                   |  |
                   |  +--Isabelle
                   |  |
                   |  +--Jane-------------------+  +--(five step children)
                   |                            +--+--Ebenezer
                   |     James William Bruce----+  +--James, Jr.
                   |                               +--Frank R.
                   |                               +--Harry Wilson
                   |                               +--twins
                   |                               +--Robert Charles
Ebenezer Stephens--+
                   |  +--Elsie
                   |  |
                   +--+--Willamina
                   |  |
                   |  +--George Barnet----------+  +--James Bruce
                   |  |                         +--+--Elsie Lillian
Elsbeth Chalmers---+  |  Isabella Garnet Bruce--+  +--John Ebenezer
                      |                            +--George
                      |                            +--Isabelle
                      |                            +--Ira Gordon
                      |                            +--Harrison Hayes
                      |                            +--Margaret Helen
                      |                            +--Anna Jeanette
                      |                            +--William
                      |                            +--Robert Taylor
                      |
                      +--Anna-------------------+
                      |                         |
                      |  Henry Hutchinson-------+
                      |
                      +--William----------------+
                      |                         |
                      |  Lily Stoddard----------+
                      |
                      +--John J.----------------+
                                                |
                         Rubie Jamieson---------+





Ebenezer Stephens

Born 1810 in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Married Isabel Wilson in Scotland. See tree above for five children by Isabel. Isabel died in Scotland in 1842. Married Elsbeth Chalmers in 1844 in Scotland. Came to America in 1844, settling in Homer Township, Will County, Ill. Last name Stephens a mistake by emigration officials, name had been Stephen (without the last "s"). See tree above for six children by Elsbeth. Moved to Millburn area in 1853. Died 1869.

Isabel Wilson

Married Ebenezer Stephens. Five children. Died in Scotland in 1842.

Elsbeth Chalmers

Known as Elsie. Born in 1821. Married Ebenezer Stephens in 1844. Six children. Died in 1896.

Children of Ebenezer and Isabel Wilson Stephens


Margaret

Born 1829. Came to US in 1843 to work as household help. Married Thomas Clow. Died 1892.

Mary

Born 1832. Married Alonzo Thompson. Died 1920.

Jeannette

Married Ira Welch. Moved to Iowa.

Isabelle

Born 1838. Died 1931.

Jane

Known as Jenny. Born 1840. Did not move to Millburn with family. Was housekeeper for cousin and husband, who she later married. Married James William Bruce on December 12, 1868. Children: in addition to being stepmother to her cousin's five children; Ebenezer, born 1869; James, Jr., born 1871; Frank R., born 1873; Harry Wilson, born 1875; twins that did not survive, born 1877; Robert Charles, born 1881. Died 1931.

Children of Ebenezer and Elsbeth Chalmers Stephens


Elsie

Born 1845. Died 1938.

Willamina

Born 1847. Died 1887.

George Barnet

Read biographical sketches written in 1902 and 1912.

Born November 15, 1848, in Homer, Illinois. Married Isabella Garnet Bruce on February 24, 1881. Known as Belle, she was the stepdaughter of his sister Jane, and was born on February 13, 1856. She died May 8, 1942, in Waukegan, while living with two of her children. Children: James Bruce, born December, 1881, died 1966; Elsie Lillian, born June, 1883, died 1971; John Ebenezer, born March, 1885, married Agnes Armour (1890-1974) on February 15, 1916, son Lloyd George (1924-1985), died 1938; George, born 1887, died 1887; Isabelle, born 1888, died 1889; Ira Gordon, born August, 1890, died 1965; Harrison Hayes, born October, 1892, married Margaret Olive Clow (1903-1957), children: Georgia, Joan, and Marjory, died 1963; Margaret "Madge" Helen, born October, 1894, died 1924; twins Anna Jeanette (1896-December 2, 1896) and William (1896-November 30, 1896); Robert Taylor, born June, 1899, married Mary Elizabeth Clow, died 1960. Farmer, raised Brown Swiss dairy cattle. Member of Lake County Commission from 1884 to 1887. Supervisor of same in 1889 and 1901. Held other offices. President of Millburn Mutual Insurance Company for seventeen years. Died October 25, 1922, at age 74..

Anna

Born 1850. Married Henry Hutchinson, who became Mayor of Waukegan, Ill. Died 1920.

William

Born 1852. Married Lily Stoddard. Died 1937.

John J.

Born 1856. Married Rubie Jamieson about February 22, 1887. She died November 1, 1887, at age 22 years. Children: Harold, died September 21, 1887. Died 1927.
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