Obituaries - Stevens
STEVENS, ANNA MARTHA STEELE
(wife of JOB STEVENS)- (Continued)
Mrs. Stevens lived in Indianapolis with JOB and upon her death, the remains were shipped back to Frostburg for burial in Percy Cemetery [letter of Oct. 14, 1986 from Russell L. Stevens of Indianapolis, IN].
(daughter of THEOPHILUS and AMANDA P. STEVENS)
b. September 1880
d. after 1914
Ms. Stevens is buried in Percy Cemetery according to Clarence “Buddy” Stevens, in a letter dated 8-12-1988.
(husband of AGNES STEVENS)
This information is based on a letter dated October 14, 1986 from Russell L. Stevens, Indianapolis, IN.
Mr. Stevens represents an interesting problem related to determining age. In 1850, he tells the Census he is 27 years old. Ten years later, in 1860, he says he is 34 years of age. Finally, in 1870, he states to the Census that he is only 41 years old. Since it is not clear which, if any, of these ages is correct, we can only guess at the birth year.
(husband of ANNA MARTHA STEELE STEVENS)
b. January 1860
d. November 20, 1909
Mr. Stevens married Anna Martha Steele on September 3, 1884. They moved to Indianapolis, IN. Upon his death, the remains were shipped back to Frostburg for burial in Percy Cemetery [letter of Oct. 14, 1986 from Russell L. Stevens of Indianapolis, IN].
“Intelligence reached here Monday of the death in Indianapolis, Ind., last Saturday of Mr. Job Stevens, a native and former resident of Allegany, near town. He left here about three years ago. The remains reached his old home Wednesday. He was about 50 years old.” [FMJ, 11-27-1909]
STEVENS, JOHN T.
(husband of Martha Stevens)
b. December 17, 1859
d. February 24, 1911
a. 51 yrs. 2 mos. 7 dys.
“The funeral of Mr. John Stevens, who died on Friday, will take place from his late home on Depot road. Services will be made in Allegany Cemetery [sic]. Frostburg City Lodge, No. 88, Knights of Pythias, of which he was a member, will attend the funeral in a body.” [CET, 2-27-1911, p. 2]
STEVENS, SAMUEL L.
b. November 1828
d. July 29, 1888
a. 60 yrs. 6 ms.
His headstone lists him as a Fifth Corporal, Co. C, 2nd MD. Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade, Infantry. He is listed as a Civil War soldier in the Memorial Day listed of soldiers buried in local cemeteries [CET, 5-29-1912, p. 11].
“In answer to your ...letter of the 18th inst. in regard to my pension claim ... I have the honor to state, that on or about the 20 day of July 1864 near Martinsburg, W.Va. while in line of battle, expecting an attack from the enemy, I was shot in the right knee with a rifle ball from the enemy which penetrated the flesh to the bone, which was not broken but affected. The ball was extracted by Surgeon P.A. Healy (now deceased) two days. This wound has been hurting and laming me ever since, especially at the change of the weather. The wound is plain to be seen and inferes [sic] and disables me from my labor, that of mining.
And in regard to my disability on account of rheumatism, I state that [it] was incurred at Little Cacapon, W. Va. in the winter of 1861-62 by exposure in bad weather and want of shelter or protection had no tents or huts indeed no [unreadable] at all. I became unfit for duty and was sent regimental hospital at Cumberland, Md. where I was treated for rheumatism for four months which has been recurring ever since frequently, is finally in the right arm and in fact the whole side. It has become chronic and inflamatory [sic] and seriously hinders me from work. I was laid up with it last winter 5 months, not able to do a thing from Feb. 16 to July of 1883. Had another heavy attack like this one [unreadable]. I was treated for this disability while in the service by Surgeons S.P. [unreadable] and P.A. Healy, both dead and since my discharge in 1864 by Dr. J. Getzendanner, also dead, and again in the present year by Drs. J. S. [unreadable] and [no name] Smith. December 1883. [signed] Samuel Stevens.” [from Samuel Stevens’ pension claim, supplied by Dolores Footen, Jan. 1993]
At the time of his death, Mr. Stevens was living with Mary Ann Simmons. Copies of documents supplied by Dolores Footen indicate that Ms. Simmons claimed to be the wife of Samuel Stevens, but was unable to provide documentation which proved this fact. Ms. Simmons was attempting to establish her marital relationship with Samuel to be eligible to receive a widow’s pension after his death. Ms. Simmons appears to have born five children to Samuel, according to her testimony and that of others and testimony given by witnesses stated that she was his wife in fact, although there was apparently no marriage ceremony. She was ultimately successful, receiving twelve dollars per month, plus two dollars per child under age 16.
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972