Lindsay Stephenson

Lindsay Stephenson

Male 1792 - 1870  (77 years)

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  • Name Lindsay Stephenson 
    Born 25 Mar 1792 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Feb 1870  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cedar Creek Cemetery, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2609  Treespot
    Last Modified 20 May 2018 

    Father D. Stephenson 
    Mother E. Logan 
    Family ID F3810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Annie E. Vardeman,   b. 10 Dec 1794, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1830, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1815  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage date from Tombstone inscription at Cedar Creek Cemetery near Crab Orchard, Kentucky. Listed in "Genealogies of Kentucky Families O-Y - Mrs Dudley Holmes' Bible"
      p 311
    Children 
     1. Mary Edith Stephenson,   b. 17 Dec 1816,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. David Morgan Stephenson,   b. 5 Apr 1819,   d. 24 Apr 1863, Cedar Creek Cemetery, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. William Thomas Stephenson,   b. 3 Mar 1821,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. James Alexander Stephenson,   b. 1822,   d. 1908, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Patsy Ann Stephenson,   b. Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1824, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Malinda Jane Stephenson,   b. 2 Oct 1825,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Samuel Logan Stephenson,   b. 1826,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Lindsay Vardaman Stephenson,   b. 14 Oct 1830, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1890, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 A.E. Logan 
    Children 
     1. Hugh Logan Stephenson,   b. Abt 1832, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1903, Wichita, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     2. Samuel Stephenson,   b. Abt 1834,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. ? Stephenson,   b. 1837, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Eliza Stephenson,   b. 15 Oct 1839,   d. 16 May 1862  (Age 22 years)
     5. Hannah B Stephenson,   b. 20 Sep 1841, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1861, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F2102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 L. Stephens 
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F2103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Sep 1815 - Lincoln County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Feb 1870 - Lincoln County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    1780s - Rebecca Newland House in Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    1780s - Rebecca Newland House in Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    As to the Rebecca Newland House....Lindsey Stephenson was her great grandfather and I believe that Lindsey once owned the house. If he did, he may have gotten through his relationship with Morgan Vardeman, as Morgan’s will states that he is leaving his estate to sons John and William Vardeman and to his grandson, Lindsey Vardeman Stephenson. Lindsey V. Stephenson was born on 14 Oct 1830, the same day that Morgan’s daughter (wife of Lindsey Stephenson and Lindsey V. Stephenson’s mother), Annie E. Vardeman Stephenson died.
    I understand that the Commonwealth of Kentucky has started to work on the house....maybe not to repair it, but to stabilize it.

    Headstones
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Original Vardeman, Stephenson, Holmes Cemetery along Cedar Creek
    Cemetery plots excavation and analysis done by University of Kentucky archeology department then moved to new location for new Cedar Creek Lake.
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Original Cemetery headstone locations
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    cemetery relocated to create a man-made lake over land previously owned by Vardemans. University of Kentucky Archaeology/Anthropology Department analyzed the remains 2000-2002 -
    Click here for Research Report
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Crab Orchard Map - How to get to the new Vardeman cemetery location down the road from the William Whitley house
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Crab Orchard Map
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    New location near Cedar Creek Reservoir
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Rededication Ceremony July 2003
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Rededication Ceremony July 2003
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Rededication Ceremony July 2003
    Cedar Creek Cemetery Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Rededication Ceremony 2003
    Cedar Creek Cemetery Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Rededication Ceremony 2003, Reenactment of militia during the late 1700s, early 1800s
    Cedar Creek Cemetery Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Rededication Ceremony July 2003, militia men (of the late 1700s, early 1800s) reenacting the mourning song for the fallen
    Cedar Creek Cemetery Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Rededication Ceremony July 2003 - Militia firing
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Kentucky
    After rededication Ceremony July 2003, looking at headstones
    Cedar Creek Cemetery Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Cedar Creek Cemetery Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Lindsay Stephenson
    b. 25 Mar 1792
    d. 10 Feb 1870 Lincoln County, Kentucky

    Sources
    Census Record 1850 Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Census Record 1850 Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Head of Household - Lindsay Stephenson, age 58, farmer Son - James Stephenson, age 26 Son - H.L. Stephenson, age 18, farmer Son - Samuel Stephenson, age 16 Son - Eliza Stephenson, age 11 Son - H.B. Stephenson, age 9

    Neighbors:
    Head of Household - Thomas Stephenson, age 29,
    Wife - Margaret, age 26
    Child - age 4
    Child - age 6 months
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    U.S. Federal Mortality Schedule 1870 Lincoln County, Kentucky
    U.S. Federal Mortality Schedule 1870 Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Lindsay Stephenson, age 77, farmer, died of pneumonia
    Genealogies of Kentucky Families, O-Y (Owens – Young), Pages
311-313, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD, 1981.
    Genealogies of Kentucky Families, O-Y (Owens – Young), Pages 311-313, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD, 1981.
    Bible owned by Mrs. Dudley Holmes, Between Crab Orchard and Stanford,
    Kentucky and Tombstone Inscriptions from Stephenson, Vardeman, and Holmes Burying Grounds on Cedar Creek near Crab Orchard, Kentucky (Record 20) Birth, Marriage, and Death Records mainly from 1766-1872 for Morgan Vardeman's family, son of John II Vardeman
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Census Record 1840 Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Census Record 1840 Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Head of Households:
    Jeremiah Vardiman - 3 free white males <14, 3 free white females < 9,
    2 free white persons 20 thru 49, 1 female slave 10-23 years, 9 total in household
    Lindsay Stephenson - 11 total in household
    Jane Stephenson - 6 total in household

  • Notes 
    • (Research):Birth and Death dates from Tombstone inscription at Cedar Creek Cemetery near Crab Orchard, Kentucky. Listed in "Genealogies of Kentucky Families O-Y" p 313

      20 May 2018 - Lindsey's body was analyzed by the University of Kentucky's Program for Archeological Research when doing osteobiographies on two bodies in the Crab Orchard Cemetery relocation project.
    • (Medical):University of Kentucky Archeology Research:
      Lindsey's skeletal remains offer specific details of his childhood health, adulthood, and cause of death. Lindsey's dentition was in a poor state at the time of his death. He had lost nearly 60% of his teeth, and of those that remained 30.8% were diseased. Lindsey's few remaining teeth exhibit Linear Enamel Hypoplasia (LEH) a condition that speaks to his childhood health. LEH represent "lines of growth cessation" during childhood that are caused by an extreme stress like infectious disease (Hillson1996). During such disease episodes the body can be depleted of nutrients and, in children, this often results in the cessation of growth in the struggle to recover from the infection. When a child survives the disease episode, normal growth resumes but LEH leave a permanent lesion on the dentition. Thus, LEH are significant markers of survival that demonstrate successful adaptation to stresses in the environment. Stature is a general measure of adaptation during growth and development (Larsen 1997). The fact that Lindsey grew to nearly six feet tall, greater than the contemporary standard for American men, further demonstrates that he not only successfully adapted to the disease environment but also achieved his full genetic potential. Lindsey's skeletal remains also provide insights to his cause of death. Radiographic analysis demonstrates an active mastoid sinus infection (build up of active sclerotic bone) at the time of death. Cranial sinus infections are indicators of upper respiratory disease, which if not the cause of death, often act as opportunistic infections when the immune system is compromised and contribute to the cause of death (Roberts and Manchester 1995). The sinus lesions concur with Lindsey's cause of death, which was listed as pneumonia in the 1870 Federal Census death schedules.

      See full report at http://www.treespot.net/Cemeteries/LincolnCountyCrabOrchardKY/UnivOfKentucky.htm


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