Joseph A. and Anna (Shelley) Stephens, 9 North 49 West


In 1900 Fountain County, Indiana, Joseph Stephens, born Oct 1884, is a farm laborer for John Conover age 61 and his wife Catherine 52.

Joseph Stephens married Anna E. Shelley in Fountain County, Indiaan Nov 30, 1905.
In 1910 Joseph and Anna are farming in Logan County, Colorado, - Anna 25 born in Indiana. They have John R. 2 born in Indiana.


Joseph proved up a quarter in 28, 9N 49W in 1914.


Joseph Archie Stephens registered for WWI with a Fleming address, born Oct 4, 1885, a laborer for Amanda C. Scott, nearest relative Anna Stephens.
In 1920 Fleming, Joseph is running a meat market. They have John, and added Clay H. 9, Katherine 7, Alice 4, and Doris 2 - Doris born in Indiana.
They had Gladys Ruth Stephens in 1923, dying in 1924, buried in Fleming.

Joseph is farming in 1930 Logan County, and they have Clay 19, Katherine 17, Alice 16, Doris 12, and Mildred 9.
Joseph and Anna are alone in 1940 Logan County, farming.
Joseph Archie Stephens 1884-1957 and Anna Etta (Shelley) Stephens are buried in Fleming.
Anna's mother was Martha Goff, so Anna might have been a cousin of Olive Goff.
The Fleming cemetery records have their children as "Robert, Clay, Katherine Fisher, Alice Kennedy, Doris Jackson, Mildred Hillyer."

John Robert Stephens 1907-1984 is buried in Fleming "Bob married Bernice Rudel on July 17, 1936 in Sterling, Colorado. They raised their four children in Fleming. After Bernice's death, Bob married Marjorie M. [Lyman] Barden on December 26, 1968. ". In 1940 J.R. is a clerk for a bottling works in Sterling, with Bernice 24, Larry 2, and Roberta J. 1.

"Haxtun native Clay Hubert Stephens, 89, Emmett, ID, died Saturday, November 27, 1999, at an Emmett care center.
Clay was born August 14, 1910, at Haxtun and was reared and educated in Colorado, graduating from Fleming High School in 1928. He farmed, worked in mines, and worked on the railroad.
He married Dorothy Dutcher, Fleming, on October 27, 1932, on a hillside outside Sidney, NE.
Dorothy died in 1971. In 1972 he married Christeen Barnett at New Meadows.
In 1938, he became a minister. He was ordained by the Assemblies of God in February of 1941, and his first pastorate was in Stem, CO. He then ministered in Leadville. He helped build a new church building while he was pastoring at Torrington, WY. Ogden, UT, was his next pastorate and then he went to Idaho where he pastored at Twin Falls First, Emmmettt, Marsing, Wilder, Riggins and Twin Falls Faith.
Clay retired in 1992 and moved to New Meadows. During his retirement he worked in the Marshall Islands, where he helped build a church. He worked in churches in Maui, Hawaii, and Oaxaca, Mexico, where he helped to build a Bible school. He also started and helped build a church in Quartzsite, AZ where he ministered for seven of his retirement years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Clay is survived by three sons, Don Stephens, Ecuadore, South America, Jim Stephens, Nampa, ID, and David Stephens, Lake Havasu City, AZ; a daughter, Mary Anne Cates, Emmett, ID; two sisters, Alice Kennedy, Casper, WY, and Mildred Hillyer, Buena Vista; 10 granchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. "
Clay is buried in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Katherine was born Oct 15, 1912, and died in December 1978 at Katharine Fischer.
Katharine Stephens married Floyd J. Fishcer November 17, 1932, recorded in Phillips COunty.
In 1940 Katherine and Floyd are in Woodland Park, Colorado, where Floyd is a minister. He's 30, born in Nebraska. They were in Amarillo, Texas in 1935.
Rev. Katharine Fischer 1912-1978 is buried in Rifle, Colorado # 144648317.


Floyd J. Fischer 1910-1999 - last residence Booneville, Arkansas.

Alice Stephens married Harold Kennedy August 7, 1934, recorded in Logan County.

Alice is married to Harold R. Kennedy in 1940 Leadville, Colorado. Harold is an oil packer at a molybdenum mill, 28, Alice 25, with Keith 2 -.
Alice died in 2004 in Casper, Wyoming, and is buried in Highland Cemetry # 151071658.
So is Harold R. 1912-2008.


Doris was born June 26, 1917 in Covineton, Indiana.
Doris is married to Harvey J. Jackson - a church pastor - in 1940 Logan County, with Harvey D. 1.
Doris Jackson 1917-1993 is buried in Littleton, Colorado, per # 140648831. So is Rev. Harvey Jackson 1913-1994 # 140648826.

Mildred was born January 20, 1921, dying June 16, 2003 as Mildred Hillyer.
She's buried in Mt. Olivet, Chaffee County, Colorado.
"Married Wilbur S. Hillyer of Sterling, Colorado, September 6, 1941.
Mildred and Wilbur made their home in Sterling until Oct. 1, 1941. They moved to the Climax-Leadville area where they lived until Mr. Hillyer's retirement on August 1, 1977. They then moved to Buena Vista, Colorado, though they spent several months each year in Phoenix, Arizona. "

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Eugene proved up a quarter in 6 and 7, 8N 51W in 1911, and a desert-land claim for a quarter in 7, 8N 51W in 1907.
Frederick Ethelbert Stephens proved up two quarters in 1, 6N 52W in 1915.

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