Stephen Jehu Stewart

Stephen Jehu Stewart

Male 1855 - 1901  (46 years)
Farmer

   Has 2 ancestors and 111 descendants in this family tree.



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  • Name Stephen Jehu Stewart 
    Gender Male 
    Born 6 Mar 1855  Pike Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 11 Apr 1901  Lincoln Co., Oklahoma Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Kellerby Cemetery - Arlington, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation Farmer  [3
    Residence
    • MO>KS>OK
    Person ID I3706  All Data
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2013 

    Father Joseph Gray Stewart,   b. 26 May 1826, Pike Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1888, Near Selmore, Christian Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Margaret Elizabeth Atkins,   b. 19 Dec 1828, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1907, Christian Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F1548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine (Josie) Boyd,   b. 2 Oct 1858, Dade Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1928, Prague, Lincoln Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1875  Christian Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Maggie Bell Stewart,   b. 5 Nov 1876, Near Ozark, Christian Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1901, Lincoln Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     2. William Mainard Stewart,   b. 30 Jan 1878, Near Ozark, Christian Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1895, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     3. Etta Francis Stewart,   b. 25 Sep 1879, Near Ozark, Christian Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1881, Near Ozark, Christian Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. Pearl Grace Stewart,   b. 25 Jun 1881, Near Ozark, Christian Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1952, Prague, Lincoln Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Earl Manford Stewart,   b. 8 Mar 1883, Near Ozark, Christian Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1966, Oklahoma City, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Troy Harden Stewart,   b. 6 May 1885, Harper Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1956, Stroud, Lincoln Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Bessie Edith Stewart,   b. 4 Nov 1888, Harper Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1920, Prague, Lincoln Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     8. Stephen L. Stewart,   b. 1 Dec 1891, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1905, Near Prague, Lincoln Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     9. Vernie Stewart,   b. 22 Dec 1894, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1970, Prague, Lincoln Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. Meddie Stewart,   b. 10 Dec 1896, Lincoln Co., Oklahoma Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1981, Prague, Lincoln Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1547  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Mar 1855 - Pike Co., Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Dec 1875 - Christian Co., Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Apr 1901 - Lincoln Co., Oklahoma Territory Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Kellerby Cemetery - Arlington, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    stewart,stephenj.jpg
    stewart,stephenj.jpg
    Stewart, Stephen J

    Recordings
    Manford Stewart interview, December 1979. filename (1979-ManfordStewart-Dec) Recorded by Wayne Pryer
    Manford Stewart interview, December 1979. filename (1979-ManfordStewart-Dec) Recorded by Wayne Pryer

  • Notes 
    • 1876 Christian Co., MO State Census -- 1880 Christian Co., MO Census -- 1900 Lincoln Co., OK Census -- 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census, Dist. 35 -- 1885 Harper Co., KS State Census -- Lenna Barrett said the Stewarts moved to Lincoln Co., OK abt. 1895 from Cleveland Co., OK

      Stephen J. Stewart was quite a "scrapper". One of the popular sports, or passtimes of his day was to wrestle and show your strength. Stephen seemed to be one of the strongest and stoutest men in the area where he lived. This caused him to have a "reputation" that he had to live up to, or defend. He tired of that way of life and it is rumored that this was the reason he moved his family to a different area. He, along with his in-laws and some of the other Stewarts and Boyds, moved from Christian County, Missouri to Harper County, Kansas. They stayed there a while and then heard about the Indian Lands of Oklahoma being opened to settlers. They then packed up their families and moved down to Oklahoma Territory and waited for the Land Run. On the morning of 22 April, 1889, Stephen Stewart picked his fastest horse and was at the starting line for the gunshot that would open up the lands. After what was probably the race of a lifetime, he ended up staking a claim on 160 acres that would later become 119th and South Meridian in Oklahoma City. They stayed there for about 4 years and then sold the property and moved to Arlington, in Lincoln County, Oklahoma. During the time that they lived on the "homestead" there were 4 family members buried on the property. The property was sold a couple of times later and it is now owned by the Will Rogers World Airport. Sadly, the graves have "blended" into the airport runways and land.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46346] 1900 Lincoln Co., OK Census.

    2. [S46345] Kellerby Cemetery Records.

    3. [S3051] 1900 Lincoln Co., OK Census.