Mary Ann Stevenson was born in November 1824 in Mason County (now, Bracken County), Kentucky. She was the daughter of Stephen Stevenson and Fanny Proctor.
Mary married James Murphy on March 25, 1855 in Boone County, Kentucky. She was 30 years old and he was 41 years. James was born in 1816 in Pennsylvania. The couple settled their family on a farm in Boone County. They had three children:
Mary Stella Murphy born March 1, 1857
James Murphy died sometime between 1870 and 1880. After the death of her husband, Mary lived with her son, George.
Mary Ann Stevenson Murphy died in February 15, 1911 in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky. She was 86 years old at her death.
Notes for Mary Ann Stevenson
Birth and Residence in 1900: Year: 1900; Census Place: Covington Ward 3, Kenton, Kentucky; Roll: 534; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0094; FHL microfilm: 1240534.
Marriage: Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Marriage Records, 1852-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Kentucky. Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records – Microfilm (1852-1910). Microfilm rolls #994027-994058. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
Death: "Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NS9R-JMS : accessed 05 Sep 2013), Mary A. Murphy, 1911.
Notes for James Murphy
Birth and Residence in 1860: Year: 1860; Census Place: Walton, Boone, Kentucky; Roll: M653_355; Page: 450; Image: 450; Family History Library Film: 803355.
Death: Year: 1880; Census Place: Big Boone, Boone, Kentucky; Roll: 403; Family History Film: 1254403; Page: 545C; Enumeration District: 008; Image: 0296.
Notes for Mary Stella Murphy
Birth: "Kentucky, Births and Christenings, 1839-1960," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWJ3-3ZY : accessed 05 Sep 2013), James Murphy in entry for Murphy, 01 Mar 1857.