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Elisha Hurlbut Stedman

Elisha Hurlbut Stedman

Male 1805 - 1878  (73 years)

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  • Name Elisha Hurlbut Stedman 
    Born 17 Jun 1805  ____, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1830 Census 1830 
    • ____, Lincoln Co., TN, p. 253
    1850 Census 1850 
    • 1st Subdivision, Lincoln Co., TN, p. 196
    1870 Census 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
    Died 14 Sep 1878  ____, Lincoln Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 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.
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      References:

      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
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      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:

      Stedman/Steadman

      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.
    Person ID I23170  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 

    Father Nathan Alexander Stedman, III,   b. 11 Jul 1762, Ashford, Windham Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1847, ____, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Anna Frances Clark,   b. 24 Apr 1775, ____, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1846, ____, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1791  Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha Rebecca Griffiths,   b. 10 Jan 1810, ____, ____, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1854, ____, Lincoln Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1829 
    Children 
     1. Nathan Pleasant Stedman,   b. 19 Jun 1830,   d. 31 Dec 1862, Murfreesboro, Hertford Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Mary Elizabeth "Puss" Stedman,   b. 13 Jul 1832, ____, Lincoln Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1905, Taft, Lincoln Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Sarah Frances Stedman,   b. 26 Oct 1834, ____, ____, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1889  (Age 54 years)
     4. William Hurlbut Stedman,   b. 5 Jan 1837, ____, ____, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     5. Martin Luther Stedman,   b. 2 Jan 1838, ____, Lincoln Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1918, ____, Lincoln Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. George Washington Stedman,   b. 6 Nov 1840, ____, ____, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1894  (Age 53 years)
     7. Thomas Ragland Stedman,   b. 14 Jun 1843, ____, Lincoln Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1923, ____, Ellis Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (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 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     10. Nancy Rebecca Stedman,   b. 24 Dec 1850, ____, ____, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F8755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary E. Bland,   b. Abt 1812, ____, ____, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 22 Feb 1855  ____, Lincoln Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F8767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] Personal Communication - Carolyn Burgess Knott, (1999).