Person:Balaam Stephens (1)

Balaam Stephens
b.Abt 1760
Facts and Events
Name Balaam Stephens
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1760
Marriage to Unknown
Marriage to Mary _____
Death? Cherokee, Alabama, United States

abt. 1798 Mary (later wife of Balaam) is born in Virginia

abt. 1810 dau. Nancy Stephens is born to Balaam and his first wife

1850 census Cherokee Co. AL - Dist 27

Mary Stephens age 52 $500 b. VA

Lucinda Stephens age 28 b. GA

Jane Stephens age 25 b. GA

Leah Stephens age 23 b. GA

Foster Perdew age 20 agr. b. SC

Frances (f) Covington age 4 b. AL

[Frances would be the grand-daughter of Balaam & Mary Stephens as their daughter Susan had already married William Covington - they were living next door and the baby must have been at Grandma's house when the census taker came.]

29 Apr 1857 State of Alabama - Cherokee Co. - personally came Mary Stephens who is a resident of said county and says she is the Widow of Balam Stephens dec'd and that her said husband was a volunteer in the service of the United States for three years in the War of the Revolution that her said husband belonged to the South Carolina division of the American Army, that the name of his Captain she does not recollect, the company he served in was attached to the Regiment Commanded by by a Colnel (sic) whose name she believes was Norrard or Norris - that Gen'l Pickens commanded the Division to whch he was attached. She has no knowledge of the existence of any proof she can make of the services unless it is by the pay rolls in army records at Washington City. She signs Mary (her Mark which looks like an S) Stephens.

8 Aug 1857 Authorities in Washington wrote back that they could find no evidence of Balam Stephen's service