As usual, I have based the birth date upon the records I have been able to find, namely the death certificate and such. Sometimes you have to go with what you have!
I am not totally share about the middle name. I know this is what is in my old database but I have no source for it. I know, I should have been sourcing as I go and that is what I am doing now!
Emmit was born on February 4, 1863 in Anderson Co., South Carolina. This is according to the dates on his tombstone and according to the death record I found while searching the Family Search Labs site. Looking at the Census records I have this would match up pretty good. According to the death record I found, Emmit’s parents were Elbert Johnson Stevenson and Elmira Brown. According to my research, his mother’s name was actually Elmina Catherine Brown.
According to a letter that my Aunt Juanita shared with me, Emmit Stevenson and Nettie Freeman were married on July 20, 1881. This letter was written by Gladys, the wife of Ben Stevenson, one of Emmit and Nettie’s children. I’ve not found the actual marriage license for this but I hope to make a trip to South Carolina and look for this soon!
- Elbert Jackson Stevenson
- Foster Lee Stevenson
- Charles Stevenson
- Raymond Stevenson
- Mollie Louise Stevenson
- Jeff Oliver Stevenson
- Hubbard Barnes Stevenson
- Winnie Ida Stevenson
- Willard Leslie Stevenson
- Ben Tillman Stevenson
Emmit Stevenson died on February 11, 1928 in Bartow, Polk Co., Florida. This is according to the death record I found while searching the Family Search Labs site. I still have to try to find a copy of the death certificate, if possible, so that I can verify everything. I did do a search through the census and found that two of his children were living in Bartow in 1930 so it is very possible he was just visiting family when he died in 1928. Of course, he could have also been scouting out a place to move his family there also.
As you can tell, I don’t have a ton of information on Emmit Stevenson. I do have the letter my Aunt Juanita shared with me and I will try to post that later. It will give you a lot of information about Emmit and Nettie Stevenson. It seems he was a very decent man and was very involved in his community. He was also a hard worker and, according to the letter I read, was one who ruled his household. When he set rules, they were followed!
I hope you have enjoyed this little post. If you have anything you would like to add, please feel free to contact me or just leave it in a reply!