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John Stedman

Male Bef 1735 - 1779  (~ 40 years)

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  • Name John Stedman 
    Born Bef 1 Jun 1735 
    Christened 1 Jun 1735  Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name William Stedman 
    Alt. Birth Bef 1741 
    Alt. Death Aft 20 Jun 1774 
    Died Between 1776 and 1779 
    Notes 
    • 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.
    Person ID I10383  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2014 

    Father Joseph Stedman,   b. 2 Jul 1710, Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1776, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Cory,   d. 26 Nov 1794, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Jul 1734  Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F2732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Mills,   d. Unknown 
    Marriage intent 29 Sep 1759  Weston, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 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
    Married 29 Nov 1759  Needham, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 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
    Children 
     1. Amasa Stedman,   b. Bef 23 Mar 1760,   d. Unknown
     2. Sarah Stedman,   b. Bef 11 Apr 1762, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Elizabeth Stedman,   b. Bef 8 Jul 1764, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842  (Age ~ 77 years)
     4. Deacon William Stedman,   b. 30 Aug 1767, Weston, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1848, Foxcroft, Piscataquis Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (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 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1829, Hebron, Oxford Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F4201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 1 Jun 1735 - Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage intent - 29 Sep 1759 - Weston, Middlesex Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Nov 1759 - Needham, Norfolk Co., MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Massachusetts Vital Records, Roxbury, p. 329 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S56] Massachusetts Marriage Index, Broderbund Family Archive #231.

    3. [S57] Massachusetts Vital Records, Brookline, p. 156 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S57] Massachusetts Vital Records, Weston, p. 102 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S57] Massachusetts Vital Records, Weston, p. 267 (Reliability: 3).
      by Jonathan Townsend, Minister of the Gospel at Needham