John married twice and had several children. John Stedman's first wife, Jane Foster, seems to have died about 1705. He married Mary Beebe in July 1706. John Stedman died in 1713.
The New London Probate Record under date, March 31, 1713, has this notation: Ages of John Stedman's children: Hannah 16, Jane 14, Thomas 12, John 9, Ann 6, Nathan 4, Mary 2.
His descendants settled in South Kingstown, RI, in the 1720s, and another branch migrated from Ashford, Connecticut, to Chatham County, North Carolina, in the 1790s
From his first marriage to Jane (presumed to be named Foster) he had a daughter Jane who married an Ebenezer Fox and had a large family; a son Thomas who married Hannah McCoon and settled in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, and a huge family; a son John who was probably a mariner and a lawyer in New London and was mentioned many times in the Joshua Hempstead diary. I presume that most of the Connecticut lines that cannot be connected to an immigrant focus back to John. A likely descendant recorded that a family Bible, destroyed in a fire in the 1800s, documented that the he was first in line of 10 generations of family who was not a mariner. This line needs a lot of research.
John married for a second time on 1706 to Mary Beebe, daughter of John Beebe and Elizabeth Bond. They had a daughter Anna who married a Thomas Chapman and had a large family. (After John Stedman died in 1713, Mary married Samuel Chapman who was Thomas Chapman's father.) They also had a son Nathan (sometimes recorded as Nathan Alexander Stedman) who married Abigail Hazen and lived in Ashford, Connecticut. Nathan's son Nathan removed to Chatham County, North Carolina after the Revolutionary War and had a large family. Congressman Charles Manley Stedman was from this family.
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