Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Abel Stephens Portrait
Abel Stephens was the son of Zachariah (born February 8, 1789 in North Carolina, died October 2, 1881 in Itawamba County) and Tabitha Powell (born February 11, 1799 in North Carolina, died August 8, 1872 in Itawamba County) Stephens. Abel was born December 14, 1817 in South Carolina and married Annie Lawson about 1842 in Alabama. The Stephens family settled west of the Tombigbee River around 1844 and owned several hundred acres along the west side of the river where they farmed. Children of Abel and Annie Lawson Stephens included: Tabitha, Samuel M. (married Malinda Durrett), Maning A., Mary Elizabeth (married Isaac Stidham), Milla J., Louisa Genira (married John B. Grimes) and Green Zachariah.