William Stevens, Jr.
Duplin County, NC to Williamson County, TN


William is thought to be the son of William Stevens Sr. who died in 1781 in Duplin County, NC. William Jr. and family were living in Williamson County, TN by 1804.

According to the deeds below, William Jr.'s children's names were: Charles; Joel; Lewis; Benjamin; John; Henry; Edward; Lucany/Luraney; Elizabeth (Betsey) wife of Daniel Potts; Tabitha wife of John Riggins; Nancy wife of Nathan Garner; an unnamed daughter wife of Michael Kinnard; and according to his estate records, two minor ophans William and Anna.

Bible Records, Williamson County, TN, Vol 2 by Louise G. Lynch
Michael Kinnard & Polly Stevens was married December 19 in the year of our Lord 1793


Stevens-Kinnard-Cannon Bible Record

Michael Kinnard Sr. Family


FamilySearch.org - North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers
Name William Stevens - Event Type: Military Service
Event Date - 24 Mar 1782 - Event Place: Duplin, North Carolina
Event Place (Original): Duplin, NC - Gender: Male


Duplin County, NC Abstracts of Deeds, 1784-1813, Vol. 1
by Eleanor Smith Craughon

1 Apr 1785 - William Stevens to William Hurst, both of Duplin, for 250 pds. specie 324 acres in 2 tracts adjacent to SS of Goshed Swamp, upper corner Samuel Herring, sd Stevens corner, William Beck, Long Branch. Wit: John Beck, William Beck, William Burnam. April Ct. 1786.

17 Apr 1786 - Deed: William Stevens to William Hurst for 324 acres, proved by John Beck; ordered registered.

17 Jul 1786 - John Beck to William Beck, both of Duplin, 200 pds currency, 86 acres adjacent to SS Goshen Swamp, NS side Long Branch, near Slocumb's Branch, William Stevens line. July Ct. 1786.

17 Jul 1786 - Ordered Tax on one shilling on every Poll Taxable Person and 4 pence on every 100 acres and on Town Lotts in porportion for discdharging contingencies of County for 1786, William Stevens and others.

July Term 1787 - Ordered William Stevens and others be Jury men to next court.


Duplin County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1788-1791
Abstracted by Leora H. McEachern

21 Jan 1788 - Grand Jury Sworn: William Stevens and others.

19 Jan 1789 - Ordered William Stevens and others as Jurors to next Court.

20 Apr 1789 - Ordered William Stevens and others be Jurymen next court.

17 Jan 1791 - Ordered William Stevens and others be Jurymen at next Term.

18 Apr 1791 - Grand Jury sworn: William Stevens and others.

1791-1795

16 Apr 1792 - Ordered William Stevens, William Dickson and William Beck be a committee to divide the lands of William Hurst dec'd, in this county between the 3 sons of said dec'd and report to next court.

20 Jan 1794 - Ordered following be Jurymen to next April Term: William Stevens and others.

1795-1798

18 Apr 1796 - Ordered William Stevens and others be Jurymen to next court.

17 Apr 1797 - Ordered William Stevens and others be Jurymen next Court.

16 Oct 1797 - Bill of Sale: Stephen Snell to William Stevens a Negro Ben, proved by Lewis Stevens; ordered registered.


1790 Duplin County Census
William Stevens
6 males under 16
2 males over 16
5 females
6 slaves
Neighbors: Elizabeth Beck, Daniel Glisson, George Kornegay, Stevin Herring, Samuel Herring, Samuel Phillips, Loammy Stevens, Morris Dickson, Nathaniel Kenard, Alexander P. Daniel.


1800 Duplin County Census
William Stevens
1 male under 10
2 males 10-15
3 males 16-25
1 male 45 and over
2 females 16-25
1 female 45 and over
17 slaves
Neighbors: William Beck, Elizabeth Beck, William Beck, John Beck, Mirit Murrel, William B. Hurst, Martha Moor, James Clark, Benjamin Hodges, Frederick Barfield.

No Stevens in 1810 Duplin census.


Williamson County, TN Deed Books A-1, A-2 & B, 1800-1811, Volume I
by Louise Gillespie Lynch

10 Jul 1804 - William Stevens from Alexander Smith, for $400 a tract of land on the waters of Hayes Creek containing 150 acres bounded by Daniel Williams, Isaac Drake, being part of a 850 1/2 acre tract granted to Wm. Wallors by N.C. 20 Dec 1791, no. 1456. Reg. 19 Sept 1804, Wit: Lewis Stevens.

9 Sep 1806 - William Stevens Jr. from William Stevens Sr., for $500, 100 acres of land on a branch of Hay's Creek, the north waters of the Big Harpeth River and bounded by Frederick Davis and Peter Pinkston. Test. Edward Stevens. Reg. 9 Jul 1807.

13 Mar 1811 - Lewis Stevens from Thomas Sharp of Logan Co, KY, for $2000, a tract of land containing 640 acres by survey to Robert Smith, a branch of Big Harpeth, and bounded by Isaac Drake, Smith and Pinktham Eaton. Reg. 8 Aug 1811. Test. Michael Kinnard and James Stevens.

9 Jul 1811 - Michael Kinnard from Lewis Stevens, for $1000, a tract of land on Hays Creek, a branch of the Big Harpeth, land granted by N.C. 30 Nov 1792 and bounded by Pinktham Eaton and Drake and containing 450 acres. Reg. 8 Aug 1811.


Williamson County, TN Deed Books C, D & E, 1811-1820, Volume II
by Louise Gillespie Lynch

10 Aug 1811 - Edward Stevens from Lewis Stephens, for $500, a tract of land it being a part of a tract granted by N.C. to Robert Smith, lying on the waters of Hays Creek, a branch of the Big Harpeth, bounded by Wm. Stevens, Frederick Davis and Jonathan Woods containing 180 acres. Wit. Michael Kinnard and D. Potts. Reg. 28 Nov 1811.

16 Sep 1811 - John Stevens from Wm. Stevens, for $500, a tract of land on the waters of Hays Creek, a branch of the Big Harpeth and bounded by Frederick Davis and Peter Pinkston. Wit. Lewis Stevens and Joel Stevens. Reg. 19 Jun 1815.


Williamson County, TN Deed Books C, D & E, 1811-1820, Volume II
by Louise Gillespie Lynch

21 Jul 1813 - William Stevens from Lewis Stevens, no money given, a tract of land on the waters of Hays Creek, a branch of the Big Harpeth, granted by N.C. to Robert Smith and bounded by Edward Stevens, John H. Eaton and Frederick Davis, containing 200 acres. Wit. Michael Kinnard (Jr) and Geo. Bennett. Reg. 8 Mar 1817.

22 Nov 1813 - Elisha Davis from John Stevens, for $300, a tract of land containing 25 acres on the waters of Hays Creek, a branch of the Big Harpeth, bounded by Frederick Davis, Wm. Stevens, Daniel Wilson, Peter Pinkston and Gregory Wilson. Wit. Peter Pinkston and Wm Stevens. Reg. 16 Aug 1814.

26 Jun 1815 - William Ridley from William Stevens Sr., for $100 a tract of land containing 11 1/2 acres lying on the waters of Hays Creek, a north branch of Big Harpeth and bounded by Daniel Wilson. Wit. Frederick Davis and Wm. Hamilton. Reg. 1 Sep 1815.


FamilySearch.org
Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927
Williamson County, 1812-1819, Vol. 02
William Stevens Sr Dec'd Inventory January Session 1816
Inventory of the property of William Stevens Senior deceased together with the amount of sales under the Administration of Joel and Lewis Stevens also the bonds and money that has come into the hands of the said administrators January the 1st 1816.

William's Estate Records


Williamson County, TN Deed Books C, D & E, 1811-1820, Volume II
by Louise Gillespie Lynch

21 Aug 1816 - Charles Stevens from Joel Stevens, Lewis Stevens, Wm. Stevens, Benjamin Stevens, John Stevens, Henry Stevens, Edward Stevens, Daniel Potts, John Riggins, Nathan Garner and Michael Kinnard (Jr). The father of the above named son and father-in-law to some of above named gave to Charles Stevens, his son, in his lifetime, 100 acres of land where the said Charles has settled and obtained a kind of deed but said deed not considered to be valid...we the above legatees of said dec'd feel it our duty in compliance to the institution of our Father and Father-in-law, in as much as his intended conveyancy of said tract of land...stake in line of said Charles' garden, Beverly Ridley, containing 39 acres. Wit. Shelby Corzine and Wm. Stevens. Reg. 20 Jun 1817.

21 Aug 1816 - Michael Kinnard (Jr) from Joel Stevens, Lewis Stevens, Wm. Stevens, Edward Stevens (sons and heirs of Wm. Stevens dec'd), for $1000, all heirs of Wm. Stevens dec'd with their sister Lucany Stevens' part as undivided to the tract of land their father was in possession of at his death, containing 320 acres, each one of them having 1/16 to his part and 1/15 of their sister's part, which is to each with their part of her part 21 1/3 acres, land lying on Hays Creek, a branch of the Big Harpeth. Wit. Shelby Corzine and Wm. Stevens. Reg. 7 Mar 1817.

22 Oct 1816 - John Stevens from John Ricord, for $918, a tract of land on Hays Creek, a branch of Big Harpeth, being part of a tract granted to Robert Smith by N.C and bounded by said Record (sic) and Freeman Walker containing 102 acres. Wit. Michael Kinnard (Jr) and Mark Pipkin. Reg. 5 Mar 1817.

27 Dec 1816 - Henry Cook from Charles Stevens, for $390, a tract of land on Hays Creek, being a part of two tracts of land sold by Alexander Smith and John and Isaac Drake to Wm. Stevens, dec'd, containing 39 acres and bounded by said Charles Stevens garden, Beverly Ridley and Davis. Wit. Martin Adams and Caleb Garrett. Reb. 7 Mar 1817.

24 Jan 1817 - Henry Cook from Michael Kinnard (Jr), for $2800, a tract of land on the water of Hays Creek, a branch of the Big Harpeth River, being part of a tract originally granted to John and Isaac Drake and conveyed to Wm. Stevens dec'd, bounded by said Stevens, said Cook and Amy (?) and Wm. D. Stevens, minor heirs of said dec'd, Peter Pinkston and Frederick Davis, containing 280 acres. Wit. R. P. Currin and Thos. Reynolds. Reg. 10 Jun 1817.

9 Apr 1817 - Silas Stevens from Henry Cook, for $1039.50, a tract of land on Hays Creek purchased from Michael Kinnard (Jr) and Charles Stevens, beginning on the west side of the branch west of Charles Stevens' house, stone planted in the field of new line of the two minor orphans of Wm. Stevens dec'd, also bounded by Pinkston, Beverly Ridley and Davis. Reg. 10 Jun 1817.

12 Jul 1817 - Michael Kinnard (Jr) from Daniel Potts and wife, Betsey. Daniel Potts, son-in-law of Wm. Stevens, dec'd, and Betsey, daughter of Wm. Stevens, for $150 undivided part of the estate of Wm. Stevens, it being 1/16 part and part of sister, Luraney's (1/15 part), a tract of land containing 320 acres on Hays Creek of the Big Harpeth, bounded by Frederick Davis. Wit: David Mason and D. C. Kinnard. Reg: 13 Dec. 1817.

12 Jul 1817 - Michael Kinnard (Jr) from John Riggans and Tabitha Riggans his wife, they being daughter and son-in-law of Wm. Stevens dec'd, for $150 their undivided part of the land as heirs of Wm. Stevens dec'd, which is 20 acres and also their part of her sister, Lurany Stevens part of land. Land on the waters of Hays Creek, a branch of the Big Harpeth River and bounded by Frederick Davis. The whole tract containing 320 acres. Wit. Lewis Stevens and Geo. Bennett. Reg. 15 Jun 1818.

16 Jul 1817 - Michael Kinnard (Jr) from Nathan Garner and wife, Nancy. Nathan Garner son-in-law of Wm. Stevens dec'd, and Nancy, his daughter. For $150 all their undivided part as heirs of said Wm. Stevens, which is 21 3/8 acres. It being the land whereon said Wm. Stevens lived and died on containing 320 acres and the part of her sister, Luraney. 16 heirs of Wm. Stevens and 15 heirs of Luraney dec'd. Land bounded by Frederick Davis. Wit. Lewis Stevens and Joel Stevens. Reg. 13 Dec 1817.

18 Sep 1817 - Holland Davis from John Stevens, for $1200, a tract of land on Hays Creek containing 102 acres and bounded by John Richard and Freeman Walker. Wit. T. Saunders, Sterling Orgain and Wm. Manning. Reg. 12 Dec 1817.

1 Oct 1817 - David D. Page from Henry and Elizabeth Stevens his wife, for $40 their interest in a tract of land. Whereas John Page, late of Williamson Co, died owner of a tract of land in said county, bounded by David Earhart, it being part of a 640 acre N.C. grant to Adam Laurance, assignee of Thos. Estridge, Patent No. 2154, and said Page leaving the surviving heirs; Elizabeth, wife of Henry Stevens; Sally, wife of Wm. Stevens; Nancy, wife of John Dickey and who has died since the death of her father and leaves husband and children, Betsey Ann Dickey and __ Dickey; Patsey Page; John Page; Jacob Page; Isaac Stokely Page; Milton Henry Page; Frederick Page and David D. Page. Said tract of land has never been divided. Wit. Arthur Pearce and John Page. Reg. 16 Jun 1818.

7 Oct 1818 - Edward Stevens from Henry Cook, for $260, a tract of land on Hays Creek containing 26 acres, it being part of the land whereon Wm. Stevens died and bounded by Elisha Davis, Silas Stephens, Joseph Phillips and Frederick Davis. Wit. Wm. I. Boyd and Joel Parrish. Reg. 10 Nov 1818.

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