Ann Lewis, 3rd child of William Lewis  

The following information is credited to Elmyra Royse (Mrs. Dayton Royse) nee Elmyra McGuire. The papers of Mrs. Royse were donated to the Oklahoma Genealogical Society by her son after her death. We of the Lewis and Hopkins families greatly appreciate all her efforts and many years of research, which included these families. I have spent many months reading and sorting and have come to realize the amount of work over many years that went into them.

I would also like to thank Laura Flebbe of Tulsa, OK for many hours spent copying and then forwarding these papers.


Ann Lewis married Abraham Stevens (Stephens) before 1784 will of her father which named him as an executor. Abraham appeared on Washington Co. tax book of 1785. A patent was issued 15 March 1788 to a Benjamin Stephens for 1,000 acres on south side of S. Fork of Holston. (Va Patents, Bk.15, p. 541.)

In Madison Co., KY a Jehu Stevens was taxed 1787 & 1788; he may be the Jehu Stevens who signed 8 Sept. 1783 in Lincoln Co., KY, bond for his marriage to Sarah Yocum; security, George Corn; consent for the license, Matthias Yocum - relationship not stated. This is published as John Stevens, but quite plainly "Jehu" on the original. Published Lincoldn Co. Court Orders name a John Stephens in August 1783 which the original shows as Jehu Stephens.

In Lincoln Co., 11 Feb 1788, a marriage bond was obtained for John Lewis & Hannah Stephens; security, Francis Hopkins. On 9 Feb Abraham (A-his mark) Stephens sertified "that Hannah is over 21 years"; no relationship stated. Jehu and Abraham Stephens were taxed 18 April 1789 in Madison Co.; on 18 June 1794, Thomas Lewis (169 a. on Sugar Creek), John Lewis, Jehu, Abraham, and Benjamin Stephens were taxed. In a letter addressed to Mr. Abm. Stephens, Sugar Creek Mill, 16 Jan. 1795, William Allen consented to marriage of his daughter, Peggy Allen, to Benjamin Stevens; witnesses, John Lewis and James Morris.

The first Garrard Co., KY tax book listed on 2 June 1797 Abraham Stevens and John Stevens (16 to 21).

On 13 Aug. 1797, Thomas Lewis and wife Hannah of Montgomery Co., KY, sold to Abraham Stephens of Garrard Co. for 50 pounds 47 1/2 acres on Sugar Creek. At the same time it was stated that Thomas Lewis and Abraham had previously made a joint purchase of 169 acres. (Garrard Deeds A:45 & A:49) On 4 Nov. 1799, Abraham Stephens and wife Ann of Garrard Co. sold this 47 1/2 acres to Jacob Back (A:255) and move to Shelby Co., KY, where Abraham was taxed 1800 through 1815, which is as far as I have checked; his 1815 tax was for 3 horses, 4 blacks, and 111 acres on Long Run.

There was another Abraham Stevens in Lincoln Co. who was married there in 1784 and bought land in 1797 which he and his wife Susannah of Pulaski Co., KY sold in 1798.

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