1805 - 1878 (73 years)
||Elisha Hurlbut Stedman |
||17 Jun 1805
||____, Chatham Co., NC
- ____, Lincoln Co., TN, p. 253
- 1st Subdivision, Lincoln Co., TN, p. 196
||22 Aug 1870
- Pleasant Plains PO - 18th Civil District, Lincoln Co., TN, p. 417, as E. H. Steadman, age 65, b. TN, lodging w/M. Hathcoat
||14 Sep 1878
||____, Lincoln Co., TN
- Elisha Stedman left North Carolina and settled in the middle part of Tennessee. He had ten children, six boys and four girls.
His fourth child, W. H. Stedman wrote a letter to his Uncle James. (This letter may be found under "Letters".) In his letter he refers to the Ambrotype photographs of himself and his first cousin Benjamin P. Stedman that Benjamin sent to my Great-Grandmother, Virginia Stedman Lasater and were found in the Stedman sideboard.
Elisha Stedman's youngest son was afflicted with "The White Swelling" (Called Tuberculosis of the bone.) Another son was crippled and had to use cane. Probably juvenile arthritis or some famalial disorder.
1. Stedman Family Letters, Owner: Mrs. Virginia Lasater Irwin of Winston Salem, NC
2. Stedman Family Bible. H. E. Phinney edition 1829. Owner: Mrs. Virginia Lasater Irwin of Winston-Salem, NC
The following article on the Stedman/Steadman family was written by Russell O'Neal in "Coldwater (Yesterday and Today)," published in connection with Tennessee Homecoming '86, at page 72:
The Steadman family of Lincoln County started with Elisha Hurlbut "Bally" Stedman, who came to Lincoln County sometime before 1829. Elisha was the son of Nathan Alexander Stedman and Ann Frances Clark of Chatham County, North Carolina . . .
Elisha Hurlbut Stedman (1805-1870) - born in N. C., married to Martha Rebecca Griffis (1810-1854) who was the daughter of Herbert and Frances Griffis. Elisha served for many years in the county government in several positions: magistrate, Justice of the Peace, and served on many committees. He was a prosperous farmer in the Coldwater-Molino area all his adult life. Elisha and Rebecca Stedman had ten children: Nathan Pleasant (1830-1862) died in the Battle of Murfreesboro while fighting for the Confederacy, Mary Elizabeth (1832-1905) married first Alfred R. Smith and after his death, she married John Jarman Summerford, Sara Frances Stedman (1834-1889) married John Wesley Watson, William Hurlbut born 1837 and married Wilies Crowder, Martin Luther (1837-1918) married Amanda Elizabeth Bryan, George Washington (1840-1894) married Mary Jane Marshall, Thomas Ragland Stedman (1843-1928) married Mary A. Phagan and later married Mrs. Lucy Jones, Martha Louisa (1845-1925) married John James Wesley and later married Claunch Blair, James Winship born 1847, married Mrs. Ella Bell (Wilcox) Hatcher, and Nancy Rebecca (1850-1926) married Newton Green Maddox.
Martin Luther Steadman served six months with McRea's battalion of sharp shooters and afterwards was transferred to the 1st Arkansas Regiment. He loved the cause for which he fought. He and Amanda Elizabeth had three children, W. H., A. E., and Eula P. Gray.
His son, W. H. (Hurley) Steadman lived around the hill from Coldwater on a tributary of Coldwater Creek. He was the weatherman for the area from 1910 to 1935, having some of the instruments to measure rainfall, etc. He was also a veterinarian. He wrote many of the obituaries for the people of Coldwater.
||Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
||7 Jan 2006 |
||Nathan Alexander Stedman, III, b. 11 Jul 1762, Ashford, Windham Co., CT , d. 13 Nov 1847, ____, Chatham Co., NC (Age 85 years) |
||Anna Frances Clark, b. 24 Apr 1775, ____, Chatham Co., NC , d. 5 Dec 1846, ____, Chatham Co., NC (Age 71 years) |
||7 Apr 1791
||Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC 
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Martha Rebecca Griffiths, b. 10 Jan 1810, ____, ____, TN , d. 25 Sep 1854, ____, Lincoln Co., TN (Age 44 years) |
||1 Sep 1829
| ||1. Nathan Pleasant Stedman, b. 19 Jun 1830, d. 31 Dec 1862, Murfreesboro, Hertford Co., NC (Age 32 years)|
| ||2. Mary Elizabeth "Puss" Stedman, b. 13 Jul 1832, ____, Lincoln Co., TN , d. 19 Sep 1905, Taft, Lincoln Co., TN (Age 73 years)|
| ||3. Sarah Frances Stedman, b. 26 Oct 1834, ____, ____, TN , d. 4 Oct 1889 (Age 54 years)|
| ||4. William Hurlbut Stedman, b. 5 Jan 1837, ____, ____, TN , d. Unknown|
| ||5. Martin Luther Stedman, b. 2 Jan 1838, ____, Lincoln Co., TN , d. 17 Dec 1918, ____, Lincoln Co., TN (Age 80 years)|
| ||6. George Washington Stedman, b. 6 Nov 1840, ____, ____, TN , d. 29 Sep 1894 (Age 53 years)|
| ||7. Thomas Ragland Stedman, b. 14 Jun 1843, ____, Lincoln Co., TN , d. 23 Oct 1923, ____, Ellis Co., TX (Age 80 years)|
| ||8. Martha Louisa Stedman, b. 11 Apr 1845, d. 16 Mar 1925 (Age 79 years)|
| ||9. James Winship Stedman, b. 30 Apr 1847, ____, ____, TN , d. Unknown|
| ||10. Nancy Rebecca Stedman, b. 24 Dec 1850, ____, ____, TN , d. 1925 (Age 74 years)|
||7 Jan 2006 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- [S74] Personal Communication - Carolyn Burgess Knott, (1999).