Birth: 1732 in England

Moved to: 1762
Place: Mt. Olive, New Jersey
Note: Richard was a millwright who was brought from Philadelphia to build a brick mill in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Marriage: 18 FEB 1762 to Dorothy Landon

Birth of Son: 1762
Name: Samuel Stephens

Birth of Daughter: 26 SEP 1764
Name: Dorothy Stephens

Birth of Daughter: Mary Stephens

Birth of Daughter: 1769
Name: Mercy Stephens

Birth of Son: 19 JUN 1772
Name: Daniel Stephens

Birth of Daughter: 1774
Name: Drusilla or Priscilla Stephens

Military: 1778
Note: Enlisted in the Revolutionary Army.

Birth of Son: 17 OCT 1779
Name: Richard Stephens Jr.

Birth of Son: Joshua Stephens

Birth of Son: Ebenezer Stephens


Death: 18 MAY 1792

Buried: Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Hackettstown, New Jersey

parents are unknown

The Stephens family in America was founded by Richard Stephens, who landed in this country previous to the Revolutionary war, and who was a valiant soldier in that war, serving with an official rank. He was the owner of three farms near Budd’s Lake, New Jersey. Richard Stephens married Dorothy Landon and became the father of nine children, one of whom, Richard, was born Oct 17, 1779. The second Richard Stephens was a militia captain during “training days” in New Jersey, and was, like his father, a worthy and honored citizen.  – From Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey, Illustrated. Vol. 2, Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.

Dorothy Landon

Birth: 14 JAN 1743 Stonington, New London Co, Connecticut
Name Var: Dolly

Death: 01 OCT 1839 Morris Co, New Jersey

Buried: Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Flanders, Morris Co, New Jersey

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