Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Martha A. Stephenson, 9 North 50 West

Martha Stephenson and Frank Stephenson divorced in Weld County in 1910.

Martha claimed two quarters in 31 and 32, 9N 50W in 1916.


Lydia Anna Stephenson was born June 17, 1881 [census has her born 1886] in Indiana, married Walter R. Hewitt, and is buried in Fleming dyg March 10, 1937.

In 1910 they were in Harlan County, Nebraska, Walter's second marriage. He's 42, born in Pennsylvania, Lydia 24 Indiana, mother in North Carolina, Roy 15, Lena P, 14, Clarence 12, Loyd L. 6, and Freddie F. 3 were all born in Nebraska.
Walter R. Hewitt claimed 200 acres in 28 and 33, 9N 50W in 1916, and a tract in 13, 9N 50W in 1923.
That would be adjacent to Martha's claim.

The 1930 census said she was first married at age 17, which would have put their marriage 1093.


Martha A. Stephenson 1892-1964 born in Colorado is buried in Nevada County, California # 78598880 "Daughter", on the same stone as "Mother" Laura Lincoln 1870-1943 # 78598881. They're on the plot next to Malcolm and Elizabeth Hammill.
The California death index has Laura born in another country, dying in Nevada County, mother Hansen, father Larsen.

Another FindaGrave entry, # 99597591 has Laura Augusta (Lincoln) Miller 1868-1942 born in California, buried in Nevada County, but in another cemetery with an older stone - .

Another Martha Alice Jackson - s whose mother married a Stephenson - married Thaddeus Fellow, and they're buried in Washington County, Kansas 1873-1946.

Martha married John Stephenson between 1873 (when her daughter Martha Alice was born) and 1880 when she was enumerated in White River, Hamilton County, Indiana, as John Stevenson's wife. John was a 60-year-old white male who had been born in North Carolina. Others in the household were Martha Stevenson (age 38, born in Indiana), Jeremiah Stevenson (age 12), John Stevenson (age 11), Nancy C. Stevenson (age three), John Jackson (age 13), George R. Jackson (age nine), Joseph O. Jackson (age nine) and Martha A. Jackson (age six).

John Stephenson died in 1905 and is buried in Hamilton County, Indiana.

In 1920, Martha was enumerated as "mother-in-law" in the household of Thad Fellows in Barnes, Washington County, Kansas. Martha was a 78-year-old widowed white female who had been born in Indiana to a South Caroline born father and a North Carolina born mother. Besides Thad (age 47, born in Missouri), others in the household were Alice Fellows (age 46), Zelda Fellows (age 19), Florence Fellows (age ten), Lyle Fellows (age eight) and Evylin Fellows (age six).

Herbert and Frank Fellows had claimed land west of Sterling, Colorado in 1912.

William M. Stephenson had cash-claimed a quarter in 20, 7N 50 W in 1890.

In January 1888 the Holyoke newspaper reported "Miss Stephenson is teaching in 8-48."


Return to Logan County Pioneer Index