Who was the William Stevenson who lived in Greene County,Tennessee in 1786?

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Who was the William Stevenson who lived in Greene County,Tennessee in 1786?

In his ''Autobiography of the Reverend William Stevenson'', which is on line, first published in the ''New Orleans Christian Advocate'' in 1857,mentions that in 1792, he went with his cousin Stevenson Fowler to visit relatives he had never seen before who lived on the Nolichucky River which flows through Greene and Washington Counties,Tennessee. Unfortunately he doesn't mention the names of his relatives.There was a Robert Stevenson who there in 1782. A Robert Stevenson  of Woodford County,Kentucky sold land to a James Guthery in Greene County,Tennessee in 1795.  Robert's parents were John Stevenson and Martha Warwick who lived in Augusta County, Virginia.  Another Stephenson in Greene County,Tennesse was Captain James Stephenson who also went by the surnames of "Stevenson" and "Stinson." James' military record has him born in Lancaster County,Pennsylvania in 1754.Before the war James Stephenson lived in Washington County,Tennessee and after the war, he lived in Greene County,Tennessee. He served as sheriff and county clerk. A James Stevenson was the county clerk on the document of Robert Stevenson of Woodford County,Kentucky  selling land to James Guthery

The Reverend William Stevenson was born 1768 in South Carolina near a fort called Ninety-Six. His parents were James Stephenson and Elizabeth Fowler. He  moved to York County,South Carolina where his grandfather David Stephenson had settled on Turkey Creek in the 1760's. My John Stephenson settled on Bullocks Creek in York County,South Carolina in 1760's.  It is believed that David Stephenson was the David Stephenson who lived in Augusta County,Virginia. I believe my John Stephenson came from Augusta County,Virginia,but I have not proved that. The Reverend William Stevenson married Jane Campbell in Greene County,Tennessee in 1795.

The Reverend William Stevenson was the first Protestant preacher to preach in Catholic Texas in the early 1800's. There were laws in Spanish Texas against preaching the Protestant religion.,

The Reverend William Stevenson's parents were Presbyterians and his autobiography is about his religious struggles after he became a Methodist. His Uncle James Fowler was a Baptist preacher.

A James Gray married a Mary Stevenson in Greene County,Tennessee in 1787.
Stephenson-640,Stinson-588, Warwick-58
asked in Genealogy Help by Tommy Stephenson G2G6 (9.9k points)
edited by Tommy Stephenson
Book II p.159,Headrightfrom Orange County,Feb.28,1739. David Steavenson,Agnes, James,Jane,Thomas,and William Stevenson;with them Wm. and Jane McKay from Ireland.

You had to go throught Orange County to get Augusta County,VA.

21 Aug 1764. Augusta County Deed BK II,p. 681 David Stevenson and Annos to John Burnside 400 acres on  the Cathy River on N. Branch of the Great Meadow,east side of Walker's Run,corner of Thomas Stevenson,patented to said David 16,Jun 1744.

This  from Chalkley's Chronicles of Augusta Count,Virginia.

The names in David Steavenson's will of 1790,David Steavenson Probate July 1790 Recorded Book A Page 86 Apt. 63 Pkg-980.

Notice the names in 1739 seem match those in his will: Anne Adair,Jane Hamilton,Mary Fowler,James Steavenson,Thomas Steavenson and William Steavenson.

Just before his death David Stephenson left York County and went to live with his daughter Anne Adair in Chester County,South Carolina
The deed of Robert Stevenson of Woodford County,Tennessee to James Guthery of Greene County,Tennessee showing the signature of Captain James Stevenson/Stephenson/Stinson.


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