#9005 Stephens Family Materials

Stephens Family Materials

MSS #9005

April 1995

Abstract: Genealogical materials related to the Stephens family of Ogden, Utah, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints collected by Keith Thomas. Allied lines include Briggs, Brown, Dailey and Heninger families.

Online catalog terms:

Briggs, Elizabeth

Briggs Family

Brown Family

Stephens, Daniel Monroe

Stephens, Keith Thomas

Stephens, William Jesse

Stevens, John, 1811-1870

Stephens, Zilpha Josephine Heninger

Daley Family

Heninger Family

Stevens family

Mormon Church--History

Ogden (Utah)--History

Size: Less than one linear foot (approximately 200 items.)

Provenance: Gift of Keith T. Stephens

Received prior to 1995, probably 1994.

Access: No restriction.

Copyright: Retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Introduction: This collection contains genealogical information regarding Daniel Monroe Stephens, Zilpha Josephine Heninger Stephens, and William Jesse Stephens and their descendants of Ogden, Utah. Ancestors of these individuals, John Stephens (1811-1870) and Elizabeth Briggs (1812-1886), were originally from Rowan and Davidson Counties, NC. Related Rowan County, NC families include Dailey and Brown. The compiler, Keith Thomas Stephens was a priest in the Mormon Church. The collection contains photocopies of family portraits, pedigree charts, and photocopies of some obituaries. It also contains the autobiography of Daniel Monroe Stepens (b. 1842) who was the son of John Stephens and Elizabeth Briggs. The autobiography conerns his early life in Illinois, his travels in Utah, and his life in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons).

Series I. Keith T. Stephens Credentials

1940; 1945; 1949, 1973

Arrangement: chronological

Photocopies of Keith Thomas Stephens certificate of ordination to the priesthood, certificate of ordination to high priesthood in the Melchizadek Priesthood, Seventy's certificate of ordination, temple recommend for Seventy, and ordination to elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

1. Keith T. Stephens credentials

Series II. Pedigree and Family Charts

1026-1943

Arrangement: generational

Genealogical materials of the Stephens family. There is very little documentation of the research shown.

2. Pedigree and Family Charts

Series III. Photographs

Portrait pedigree chart of the Stephens family going back five generations, beginning with the compiler. Most of the pictures are of William Jesse Stephens and Zilpha Josephine Heninger Stephens.

3. Photocopies of photographs

Series IV. Family Histories

Photocopies of short family pieces by Barbara S. Butler Flint, including one on Anne Thomas who was born in Smythe, VA in 1816; another concerning Thomas Heninger who was born in Tazewell County, VA in 1811; and another about John Stephens of Davidson County, NC who was born in 1811. Also present is a thirteen page photocopy of a typescript of an autobiography of Daniel Monroe Stephens, a schoolteacher and farmer, who travelled from Illinois to Utah with the Mormon migration.

4. Family materials

Series V. Source materials

Photocopies of a few of the sources consulted in order to create the pedigree charts found in this collection. These include one page of work entited Stephens-Stevens Genealogy; blessings on William Jesse Stephens, Zilpha Josephine Stephens; obituary of Zilpha J. H. Stephens, quarter sessions (1788) minutes of Rowan County Court; and wills of Alexander Stephens, Edmund Palmer, and William Heninger.

5. Source materials