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James Stedman

Male - 1789

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  • Name James Stedman 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1789  ____, Berkeley Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He died at his home, "The Heights".
    • Some researchers have identified him as James Steedman, son of Capt. Robert Stedman and Margaret Jossey. This has not been confirmed.

      According to notes from Rev. Melvin Steadman, James was born in 1708, as a son of Capt. Robert Stedman and Margaret Jossey. He was born in Burrowstowness, County Kinross. He married his first cousin Janet Stark (born about 1712), daughter of Mark Stark and Janet Stedman. He came with his brother Capt. John Stedman to Philadelphia in 1735, having come  to aid his brother's business empire.. By 1738 he was in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. By 1752 he was in Frederick County, Virginia. (He was in the area that was Berkeley county, now Jefferson county and since 1863 has been in West Virginia.) He laid the groundwork for what became the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, established a large Cooperage, Gun Manufactory, etc. He died in 1789 at his home, "The Heights", which had been designed by his friend Thomas Jefferson.
    Person ID I70957  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2012 

    Family Miss [--?--],   d. Unknown 
    Married Bef 1729 
     1. James Stedman, Jr.,   d. Abt 1795, ____, Berkeley Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Steadman,   d. Aft 1753
     3. William Stedman,   b. Bef 1750,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F26441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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