William Archie Stevens1

M, #103, b. 14 July 1867, d. 26 May 1957
Last Edited=2 Apr 2016
This is a photo of William Archie Stevens taken in his later years.
     William Archie Stevens, son of John Samuel Stevens and Rebecca Jane Adams, was born on 14 July 1867 at Georgia.2 William Archie Stevens was the son of John Samuel Stevens and Rebecca Jane Adams.

A description of the life from 1870-1900 in Jasper County, Mississippi, can be found in a book "Ninety and One Years" by Julia Arledge Thigpen. It is interesting to note that when this researcher went to Bay Springs, MS, in May of 2000, the property next to the old Stevens property (still owned at that time by Charles Mayfield) was owned by the Thigpen family.

William Archie Stevens owned a general merchantile store, then later changed it to a grocery and meat market.3

William Archie Stevens appeared on the United States census of 1870 in the household of John Samuel Stevens at Clarke County, Mississippi.4

William Archie Stevens appeared on the United States census of 1880 in the household of John Samuel Stevens at Jasper County, Mississippi.5

William Archie Stevens married Anna Bell Travis, daughter of James Travis and Susan Merrill, on 7 July 1896 at Jones County, Mississippi.6

In 1900, William Archie Stevens appeared on the United States Census, at Jasper County, Mississippi.7

In 1910, William Archie Stevens appeared on the United States Census, at Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi, lListed as having a Credit Grocery.8

In 1920, William Archie Stevens appeared on the United States Census, at Jasper County, Mississippi, listed as a grocery store merchant.9

In 1930, William Archie Stevens appeared on the United States Census, at Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi.10

On 2 May 1940, William Archie Stevens appeared on the United States Census, at Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi, William Stevens was reported to be the proprietor of a grocery store in Bay Springs. In the home with William Archie and Anna Bell Travis Stevens are a grandson, Charles Mayfield, and a younger brother, John Allen Stevens who was mentally handicapped. There was also listed a William Brady with a relationship of foster son. More research is required regarding this foster son.11

William Archie Stevens died on 26 May 1957 at Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi, at age 89. and was buried at Bay Springs City Cemetery, Section C, Row 23, Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi.12

Children of William Archie Stevens and Anna Bell Travis

Citations

  1. [S179] Interview with Alice Joyce Stevens Arnott (informant address private) , by this researcher, 1996. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona).
  2. [S9] Family Bible with births & deaths of Stevens Family, Stevens Family Bible Inscriptions
    , unknown edition (unknown publisher address: unknown publisher, publish date unknown); presently in the possession of Dell Mayfield, Jackson, Mississippi. Hereinafter cited as Stevens Family Bible.
  3. [S154] Julia Arledge (1870-1961) Thigpen, Ninety and One Years (n.p.: S. G. Thigpen, Sr., unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as Ninety and One Years.
  4. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule, Clarke County, Mississippi, p. 737, family 533, farmer.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  5. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule, Jasper County, Mississippi. Enumeration District 112, Sheet 4, Line 27. Listed as a farmer.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  6. [S5] Nicholas Russell Murray, Computer Indexed Marriage Records, Jones County, Mississippi (P.O. Box 278, Hammond, LA 70404: Hunting for Bears, Inc., unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as Computer Indexed Mariage, Jones County, Mississippi.
  7. [S1] 1900 United States Census, population schedule, Jasper County, Mississippi, Supervision District #6, Enumeration District #57, Sheet 4, Line 20; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  8. [S2] 1910 United States Census, population schedule, Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi. Enumeration District 18, Sheet 1, line 16. Listed as a Retail merchant, groceries.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  9. [S3] 1920 United States Census, population schedule, Jasper County, Mississippi. Enumeration District 18, sheet 5, line 81.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  10. [S120] 1930 United States Census, population schedule, Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi, sheet 4A,k family 82, listed as a retail merchant (meat market).; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  11. [S480] 1940 United States Census, population schedule, Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi, Supervisor's District 5, Enumerator District 31-8, stamped page 116, Line 33.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  12. [S15] Inc. Jones County Genealogical & Historical Organization, Jasper County Mississippi Cemeteries 1833-1998 (Laurel, Mississippi: Jones County Genealogical & Historical Organization, Inc, 1999). Hereinafter cited as Jasper County Cemeteries.