Bef 1735 - 1779 (~ 40 years)
||John Stedman |
||Bef 1 Jun 1735
||1 Jun 1735
||Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA 
||William Stedman |
||Aft 20 Jun 1774
||Between 1776 and 1779
- John Stedman, son of Joseph Stedman and Mary Cory, is somewhat of a mystery. We learn from sources in Massachusetts that he married a Sarah Mills and had a number of children in Weston.
NEHGS Register, Vol. 144, p. 221 (1990).
Weston Cautions 1757 to 1803
"I have taken into my House to Dwell John Stedman and Sarah his Wife & Sarah his Daughter and Margret alis Pegey William and John there Children they Came from Newton and Came here the Sixteenth Day of April Last Weston June 20 1774 Benjamin Pierce"
--> I can no longer find the source of the following comments. I believe that this comes from some family lore and the author confused details between John Stedman and his son Wiliam.
At the same time, it seems conclusive, based on the names of his children and birth times that many of his children ended up in Maine after the Revoution. However, records of this family name him as William and his wife as Sarah Randall.
John (also known as William) Stedman was a soldier in the Revolution. He died of fever in the army, leaving a widow, nee Randall, sons Amasa, John, and William, and daughter Elizabeth. His widow married a Mr. Chamberlain and had other children.
||Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
||7 Feb 2014 |
||Joseph Stedman, b. 2 Jul 1710, Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA , d. 28 Jan 1776, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA (Age 65 years) |
||Mary Cory, d. 26 Nov 1794, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA |
||15 Jul 1734
||Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA [2, 3]
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Sarah Mills, d. Unknown |
||29 Sep 1759
||Weston, Middlesex Co., MA 
- JOHN STEADMAN, of Weston, and SARAH MILLS, of Needham, m. (pub. Sept. 29), 1759.
Weston, MA: Vital Records to 1850, p. 102
P The intentions of marriage Between John Steadman of Weston and Sarah Mills of Needham Were Entered Sepr. the 29th. 1759
||29 Nov 1759
||Needham, Norfolk Co., MA 
- NEHGS Register, Vol. 55, p. 262 (1901)
Nov : 29 : 1759 John Stedman of Weston was married to Sarah Mills of Needam.
Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Weston Marriages, p. 267
John Stedman of Weston was married to Sarah Mills of Needham by Jonathan Townsend our Gospel Minister November 29th, 1759.
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Needham
Novr. 29:1759 John Stedman of Weston was married to Sarah Mills of Needham
| ||1. Amasa Stedman, b. Bef 23 Mar 1760, d. Unknown|
| ||2. Sarah Stedman, b. Bef 11 Apr 1762, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA , d. Unknown|
| ||3. Elizabeth Stedman, b. Bef 8 Jul 1764, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA , d. 1842 (Age ~ 77 years)|
| ||4. Deacon William Stedman, b. 30 Aug 1767, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA , d. 1848, Foxcroft, Piscataquis Co., ME (Age 80 years)|
| ||5. Margaret Stedman, b. Bef 12 Aug 1770, d. Unknown|
| ||6. John Stedman, b. Bef 18 Apr 1773, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA , d. 21 Oct 1829, Hebron, Oxford Co., ME (Age ~ 56 years)|
||28 Jan 2014 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- [S57] Massachusetts Vital Records, Roxbury, p. 329 (Reliability: 3).
- [S56] Massachusetts Marriage Index, Broderbund Family Archive #231.
- [S57] Massachusetts Vital Records, Brookline, p. 156 (Reliability: 3).
- [S57] Massachusetts Vital Records, Weston, p. 102 (Reliability: 3).
- [S57] Massachusetts Vital Records, Weston, p. 267 (Reliability: 3).
by Jonathan Townsend, Minister of the Gospel at Needham