Stevenson Research – Direct Line


stevensoncrestI originally had little luck digging into my Stevenson roots. Thanks to the luck of finding a new cousin, I was able to acquire quite a bit of info on this side. Please understand that I have not completely verified all of this information so you can take it for what it is worth. As I verify it, I will add source notes and photos and such,

You will notice that the Stevenson name is spelled two different ways. I guess that each family, or sometimes each individual, decided how they wanted to spell it. It can cause confusion when you are doing your research. The other option is Stephenson. Some of the line still uses this spelling, so understand that even though they are spelled different, they are still the same family.

My Stevenson line originates in South Carolina (although the Seawright connection may be from Virginia!) and travels through Alabama, Georgia, and eventually right here in Texas. I was surprised to find that there was a part of the Stevenson line that was in Lamar County, Texas! You never know where you are going to find your ancestors!

If you have anything to add, please contact me and I will gladly add it to this.


Below is a Genealogy Report from my Family Tree Maker with my direct-line Stevenson research. Eventually, I will add links to the names to give you a little more detail on each person. For now, this will be a good starter page for my Stevenson research.

Please be sure to check back often as I will try to create pages as often as possible! If you have any suggestions or feel you have any information to add, please feel free to contact me!


Descendants of Alexander STEPHENSON

Generation No. 1

1.  ALEXANDER1 STEPHENSON was born 1740 in Ireland.

       Child of ALEXANDER STEPHENSON is:

2.               i.    GEORGE WASHINGTON2 STEPHENSON, b. 03 Jul 1761, Pennsylvania, USA; d. 09 Jan 1835, Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, USA.

Generation No. 2

 2.  GEORGE WASHINGTON2 STEPHENSON (ALEXANDER1) was born 03 Jul 1761 in Pennsylvania, USA, and died 09 Jan 1835 in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, USA.  He married MARGARET JOHNSON Abt. 1804.  She was born 1770 in Ireland, and died May 1853 in Franklin, Georgia, USA.

Child of GEORGE STEPHENSON and MARGARET JOHNSON is:

3.               i.    JAMES3 STEVENSON, b. 09 Mar 1794, South Carolina, USA; d. 14 Nov 1872, Anderson, South Carolina, USA.

Generation No. 3

 3.  JAMES3 STEVENSON (GEORGE WASHINGTON2 STEPHENSON, ALEXANDER1) was born 09 Mar 1794 in South Carolina, USA, and died 14 Nov 1872 in Anderson, South Carolina, USA.  He married JANE SEAWRIGHT Abt. 1812.  She was born 04 Mar 1798 in South Carolina, USA, and died 15 Jun 1884 in Anderson, South Carolina, USA.

Child of JAMES STEVENSON and JANE SEAWRIGHT is:

4.               i.    ELBERT J.4 STEPHENSON, b. 1824, South Carolina, USA.

Generation No. 4

 4.  ELBERT J.4 STEPHENSON (JAMES3 STEVENSON, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 STEPHENSON, ALEXANDER1) was born 1824 in South Carolina, USA.  He married ELMINA CATHERINE BROWN.  She was born 21 Feb 1831 in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, USA, and died 08 Nov 1905 in Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, USA.

Child of ELBERT STEPHENSON and ELMINA BROWN is:

5.               i.    EMMIT JOHNSON5 STEVENSON, b. 04 Feb 1863, Anderson, South Carolina, USA; d. 11 Feb 1928.

Generation No. 5

 5.  EMMIT JOHNSON5 STEVENSON (ELBERT J.4 STEPHENSON, JAMES3 STEVENSON, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 STEPHENSON, ALEXANDER1) was born 04 Feb 1863 in Anderson, South Carolina, USA, and died 11 Feb 1928.  He married GENNETT EUDORA FREEMAN 20 Jul 1881.  She was born 04 Mar 1866 in Anderson, South Carolina, USA, and died 14 Jul 1946 in Douglasville, Cass, Texas, USA.

Child of EMMIT STEVENSON and GENNETT FREEMAN is:

6.               i.    WINNIE IDA6 STEVENSON, b. 15 Apr 1903, Texas, USA; d. 02 Feb 1940, Jefferson, Marion, Texas, USA.

Generation No. 6

 6.  WINNIE IDA6 STEVENSON (EMMIT JOHNSON5, ELBERT J.4 STEPHENSON, JAMES3 STEVENSON, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 STEPHENSON, ALEXANDER1) was born 15 Apr 1903 in Texas, USA, and died 02 Feb 1940 in Jefferson, Marion, Texas, USA.  She married GEORGE CHARLES FORBES 31 Jan 1922 in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, USA.  He was born 30 Nov 1896 in Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USA, and died 31 Oct 1976 in Douglasville, Cass, Texas, USA.

Child of WINNIE STEVENSON and GEORGE FORBES is:

7.               i.    PATRICIA ANN7 FORBES, b. 21 Feb 1934, Blackjack, Harrison, Texas, USA; d. 17 Oct 2012, Kaufman, Kaufman, Texas, USA.

Generation No. 7

 7.  PATRICIA ANN7 FORBES (WINNIE IDA6 STEVENSON, EMMIT JOHNSON5, ELBERT J.4 STEPHENSON, JAMES3 STEVENSON, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 STEPHENSON, ALEXANDER1) was born 21 Feb 1934 in Blackjack, Harrison, Texas, USA, and died 17 Oct 2012 in Kaufman, Kaufman, Texas, USA.  She married DAVID ISAAC SPANGLER 12 Jun 1953 in Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA.  He was born 12 Nov 1928 in Clarksville, Red River, Texas, USA, and died 13 Apr 2000 in Paris, Lamar, Texas, USA.

Child of PATRICIA FORBES and DAVID SPANGLER is:

                  i.    KENNETH WAYNE8 SPANGLER. (This would be ME!)