Stevens Family Cemetery

Located in R6W, T4S, Sec. 4.  Surveyed in the 1980s.  Additional information added by Tim Harrison.

Conrad Stevens – 21 May 1785 – 13 Nov 1848.
Born in Campbell County, Virginia, he was the son of John Stevens (1760 - 1817, allegedly a Revolutionary War soldier) and Susannah Speece (@1763 - 1795).  In 1811 he married Anna Barbara Susong (see below).  Conrad and Ann were the parents of eleven known children: John Windsor (see below), Elizabeth Ann (1825), James Alexander Clark (1825), Jake (1827), Sam (1829), Oliver Hazard Perry (1831), Margaret (1833), Mary Ann (1835), Sallie (1837), Thomas (1839), Martha Ann (1841).  (Of these, two are known to have been Confederate soldiers:  James A. C. served in Co. A, 9th Mississippi Infantry and Oliver H. P. served as first lieutenant in Co. C, 42nd Mississippi Infantry, where he was severely wounded at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 and again in The Wilderness on May 5, 1864.)  Conrad Stevens and family are listed in the 1820 Washington Co., VA Census (p. 232), the 1830 Humphreys Co., TN Census (p. 302) and the 1840 Marshall Co., MS Census (p. 49) where he has 11 slaves.

Ann Barbara Sousong Conrad – 23 May 1793 – 21 Oct 1861.
Born Anna Barbara Sousong in Rockbridge County, Virginia, the daughter of Jacob Sousong and Margaret Baggs.  She married Conrad Stevens (see above) in 1811 and was the mother of eleven known children (see above).  After her husband’s death in 1848, she is listed in the 1850 (p. 421) and 1860 (p. 95) DeSoto County Census records.  In 1850 two children, Oliver and Mary, are living with her, and son Thomas and his family are listed just below.  In 1860 she is living with Oliver Stevens and his wife.  (Oliver Stevens married Kittie Clyde Pryor on May 18, 1859).

S. C. Stevens – 26 Jan 1820 – 9 Feb 1880.  Wife of J. W. Stevens.  Born in Paris, Tenn.
Born Susan Caroline Frazier, she married John W. Stevens (see below) about 1834.  They were the parents of ten children:  Margaret Jane (1836), John William (1839 – 1863), Thomas L. (1841), Alexander (1843 – 1863), Anna Barbara (1845 – 1888; married Matthew Woodson Mosby), Laura G. (1848), Benjamin Franklin (1851) Oliver H. P. (1853), Cora Caroline (1855), and Mary Elizabeth (1859).  The family is listed in the 1850 (p. 416), 1860 (p. 138), 1870 (p. 158) and 1880 (p. 367) DeSoto County Census records.

J. W. Stevens – 4 May 1813 – 8 Jan 1888.  Born in Abington, Va.
John Windsor Stevens was the oldest child of Conrad Stevens (see above) and Anna Barbara Sousong (see above).  He married Susan Carolina Fraizer (see above) about 1834 and was the father of ten children (see above).  John is said to have been a Confederate soldier, but no evidence of this is in the records.  However, three of his sons were Confederate soldiers:  John William, enlisted in Co. I, 17th Mississippi in 1861 and transferred to Co. C, 42nd Mississippi in 1862, where his uncle, Oliver H. P. Stevens, was a lieutenant.  He was killed October 14, 1863 at Bristoe Station, VA.  Thomas L. enlisted in 1861 in Co. I, 17th Mississippi and transferred in 1862 to Co. C, 42nd Mississippi Infantry.  He was wounded May 5, 1864 in The Wilderness, severely wounded August 18, 1864 at the Weldon Railroad (Petersburg, VA), and wounded a third time October 1, 1864 at Petersburg.  Alexander enlisted in 1862 in Co. C, 42nd Mississippi Infantry.  He was killed July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.

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