Stephen was born to William and Mary in Hampton when the town was still under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He married Hannah Philbrick at age 22 and they raised a family in Hampton, New Hampshire.
Hostilities with groups of indigenous people occurred regularly; Stephen served in King William's War  and was garrisoned at Fort William and Mary. He died in Hampton at age 80 of "Old age & ye Common Cold."
↑ Sanborn, George Freeman, Jr., and Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Vital records of Hampton, New Hampshire : to the end of the year 1900. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016)