Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Charles B. Stevenson (1835-1907)



Charles B. Stevenson was born in January 1835 in Germantown, Bracken County, Kentucky.  He was the son of Stephen Stevenson and Fanny Proctor.  Charles was raised on the family farm in Bracken County.

On June 19, 1861, Charles enlisted for service in the Civil War, in company D of the Indiana 13th Regiment Infantry, which was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana.  The infantry left the state of Indiana for West Virginia on July 4, 1861.  Charles mustered out on June 20, 1864. 

Charles’ military service likely included the following battles:

Battle of Rich Mountain, Virginia on July 11, 1861
Battle of Winchester March 23, 1862
Siege of Suffolk, Virginia, April 12-May 4 1863
Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16, 1864
Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12, 1864

During service in the war, the Indiana 13th Regiment Infantry lost a total of 255 men: 3 officers and 104 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded; and 2 officers and 146 enlisted men by disease.

Charles suffered some injuries during the war, but was able to go home to his family.  In 1880, he was living in Big Boone, Boone County, Kentucky, near his mother and siblings, doing farm work.

Charles was checked in to the U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Dayton, Ohio on September 25, 1891.  His diagnosis upon registering at the home was varicose veins on his left leg as well as varicocele.  He was 55 years old at that time, and described as 5’ 11” tall, with grey hair and eyes.

In 1900, Charles was renting a farm in Hamilton, Boone County, Kentucky with his brother, James. 

On September 2, 1905, Charles was re-admitted into U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Dayton, Ohio. 

Charles B. Stevenson died at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio on October 29, 1907, at the age of 72 years.  The cause of death listed was “acute cardiac dilatation.”  His sister, Mary Ann Murphy was notified of her brother’s death the next day via telegraph.




Notes for Charles B. Stevenson
Birth & Residence in 1900:  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Hamilton, Boone, Kentucky; Roll: 507; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 1240507.
Military:  Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.
Residence in 1880:  Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Big Boone, Boone, Kentucky; Roll: 403; Family History Film: 1254403; Page: 552B; Enumeration District: 008; Image: 0311.
Death & Residence in 1891, 1905:  Ancestry.com. U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Historical Register of National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1749, 282 rolls); Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Infantry Information:  http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unininf1.htm#13th (accessed 15 August 2014)

Liberty Voshell Stevenson (1900-1938)



Liberty Voshell "Libby" Stevenson was born June 4, 1900 in Union, Boone County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of George H. Stevenson and Florence May Clements.  She was raised on the family farm in Union.

Liberty married Fitzhugh Lee Tanner around 1918, probably in Boone County.  She was 17 years old and he was 18 years.  Fitzhugh was born May 11, 1899 in Kentucky, the son of Henry Louis Tanner and Carrie Neomie Vaughan. 

Fitzhugh registered for the draft for the First World War on September 12, 1918 in Boone County.  At that time, he and Librty lived in Erlanger, Kenton County, Kentucky, where Fitzhugh worked as a farmer.  Fitzhugh was described as of medium height and build, with grey eyes and dark hair.  He did not serve in the war.

In 1930, Fitzhugh and Liberty lived on Shelby Street in Florence, Boone County, Kentucky, where he was employed as an insurance agent.

Liberty Voshell Tanner died on May 17, 1938 in Union, Boone County, Kentucky.  The cause of death was “broncho-pneumonia tuberculosis.”  She was 37 years old at her death.  She was buried at Big Bone Cemetery in Boone County.

Fitzhugh Lee Tanner went on to live another 39 years after the death of his wife.  He died on November 6, 1977 in Florence, Boone County, Kentucky.  

 



Notes for Lucy Voshell Stevenson
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Residence in 1900:  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky;  Roll: 507;  Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1240507.
Residence in 1910:  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky;  Roll: T624_462;  Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1374475.
Residence in 1920:  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.  Year: 1920; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky; Roll: T625_560; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 120.
Residence in 1930:  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.  Year: 1930; Census Place: Florence, Boone, Kentucky; Roll: 734; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0011; Image: 167.0; FHL microfilm: 2340469.

Notes for Fitzhugh Lee Tanner
Birth & Military:  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.  Registration State: Kentucky;  Registration County: Boone; Roll: 1643937.
Death:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.  Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Dorothy Stevenson (1898- )



Dorothy Stevenson was born January 21, 1898 in Union, Boone County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of George H. Stevenson and Florence May Clements.  She was raised on the family farm in Union.


Notes for Dorothy Stevenson
Birth & Residence in 1900:  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky;  Roll: 507;  Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1240507.
Residence in 1910:  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky;  Roll: T624_462;  Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1374475.

Lucy Stevenson (1896- )



Lucy Stevenson was born February 22, 1896 in Union, Boone County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of George H. Stevenson and Florence May Clements.  She was raised on the family farm in Union.

Lucy married Russell Harrison Garrison on February 28, 1914 in Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky.  She was 18 years old and he was 24 years.  Russell was born September 25, 1887 in Union, Boone County, Kentucky, the son of Thomas Garrison and Lillian A. Hagish.

Russell registered for the draft for the First World War on June 5, 1917.  He and Lucy were living in Union, where he did farm labor.  He was described as of medium height and stout build, with dark blue eyes and dark brown hair.  Russell did not serve in the war.

Lucy gave birth to a little girl on May 26, 1920 in Union, Boone County, Kentucky.  The child was stillborn.

In 1940, Russell and Lucy were living and working on a farm on Rice Pike Road in Boone County, Kentucky.




Notes for Lucy Stevenson
Birth & Residence in 1900:  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky;  Roll: 507;  Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1240507.
Residence in 1910:  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky;  Roll: T624_462;  Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1374475.
Residence in 1920:  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.  Year: 1920; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky; Roll: T625_560; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 124.
Child:  Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Marriage:  "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWTT-M9N : accessed 17 Aug 2014), R.H. Garrison and Lucy Stevenson, 28 Feb 1914; citing Newport, Campbell, Kentucky, reference b 81 p 45; FHL microfilm 1913166.
Residence in 1930:  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.  Year: 1930; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky; Roll: 734; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0007; Image: 105.0; FHL microfilm: 2340469.

Notes for Russell Harrison Garrison
Birth & Military:  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.  Registration State: Kentucky; Registration County: Boone; Roll: 1643937.
Residence in 1940:  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Year: 1940; Census Place:  , Boone, Kentucky; Roll: T627_1281; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 8-7.