Shared Photo: John Stephenson land plat map

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344 views is a land plat map showing the land of John Stephenson(Stephenson-640) on Bullock Creek  and his neighbors in York County,South Carolina. Click on the map twice will enlarge it. The land plat map was prepared by Elmer Oris Parker who was assistant Directory of the Military Archives in Washington,D.C. and the supplier of my Stephenson information in York County,South Carolina.  Mr. Parker thought that my John Stephenson was the John Stephenson and his wife Jane James(Unknown-365249) who sold 290 acres in Augusta Co,VA. near Lexington,Virginia in 1753 to William Ramsey. John Stephenson and Jane James also sold land in Augusta to James Trimble in 1764.

If my John Stephenson was from Augusta County,Virginia, he was not alone. William Minter(Minter-270) at the bottom of the map was from Augusta County,Virginia.  Captain John Davidson(Davidson-6503), from Augusta County,Virginia who was killed at the battle of Hanging Rock in 1780, is buried in the Bullock Creek Presbyterian Cemetery. His wife was Sara Sally Gilham or Gilliam(Gillham-164) who died  on Bullock Creek and is buried in the Bullock Creek Presbyterian Cemetery. Her father was Thomas Gillham(Gillham-115)was from Augusta County,Virginia. Not on the map is David Stephenson who settled on Turkey Creek in York County,South Carolina.  He is believed to be the David Stephenson who imported his family into Augusta County,Virginia in 1743.

I have researched John Stephenson and Jane James for many years. No one seems interested in them or claims them except me. John Stephenson had a slave named Nelly. I wish there was an existing slave record that showed a John Stephenson,Stinson,Stephens,Stevens with a slave named Nelly. I left Jane's maiden name as "unknown" because I have no proof of her maiden name. John Stephenson mentioned his wife as "Jean" in his will,but Jane is a variation of Jean in Scottish.

in Photos by Tommy Stephenson G2G6 (10.0k points)
edited by Tommy Stephenson
It seems I failed to post the map of John Stephenson land plat map. I have corrected that mistake by providing a link to the map.
Interesting! My ancestor was Richard Stephenson from Augusta County, who settled on the Bullskin Run in what is now W. Virginia in 1750. His father, grandfather, and great grandfather all seem to have been named John Stephenson, and his grandfather was the one who emigrated from Scotland.

I have enjoyed reading your posts on  Richard Stephenson,Buckskin Run,and George Washington.  How I wish my John Stephenson was connected to Richard Stephenson,but I don't think he was. If one goes my naming patterns, I believe old John Stephenson's father was a John or Robert or Samuel. These names were prominent in my Stephenson family. Education was important to John's son Robert Stephenson 1755-1798 during a time period when education was not that important. His probate showed he paid for tutors and books for his children. Mr. Parker claimed the oldJohn Stephenson in Augusta could spell his name while Jane made an "X. Same situation in South Carolina. I have never seen the documents. Lee thanks for responding to my post.

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Thank you Tommy, yes I was just going through your tree to see if I could find it. This is a fantastic map and it is filled with info  regarding names of everyone on the map, a true treasure indeed. Thank you so much for sharing this treasure  with us. You must be so proud to be the owner of this wonderful document.
by Shaun Doust G2G6 Pilot (345k points)
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Yes, I am fortunate to have known Elmer Oris Parker. I traced my Samuel John Robert Stephenson to Giles County,Tennessee in 1850. The census showed he was born in South Carolina. I came in contact with Elmer O. Parker, who had a Samuel Stephenson born 1795 to Robert Stephenson and Jane Barron in York County,South Carolina, on his family chart. One of Mr. Parker's family had married into the family of John Stephenson 1785-1845,who was a brother of my Samuel John Robert Stephenson.
That is wonderful Tommy, yes you are most fotunate indeed!
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Wow, top notch research, Tommy. Seems like just when we need help the most, someone comes along and blazes a path for us. That happens a lot here, too,
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)

Yes, researching my family has been easy. I knew that my GG Grandfather George Alexander Stephenson, who was born in 1822 in Limestone County,Alabama, was buried in the Antioch Cemetery in Lamar County,Texas. I wrote the Antioch Cemetery Association and someone wrote back directing me to the 1850 Census of Giles County,Tennessee. George Alexander was living with his father Samuel John Robert Stephenson in 1850.  Mr. Parker knew that Samuel John Robert Stephenson had left York County,South Carolina for Giles County,Tennessee  to be with his two sisters and their husbands and his mother's brother Alexander Barron Sr. before 1820. Yes, doors have opened but I have run into a stone wall with old John Stephenson 1724-1773.   I am hoping someone on Wikitree can open the door on old John Stephenson
Really cool! As an aside, half my ancestors lived up the Catawba River (both banks) just north of York County, in Mecklenburg and Gaston Counties, NC.


That is interesting about your ancestors who lived on the Catawba River in Mecklenburg and Gaston Counties,NC!

On 8 Apr. 1766, my  John Stephenson received 100 acres on the east side of Bullocks Creek joining his own line from Mecklenburg,North Carolina. Book 18,pg. 256,grant #33

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