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8 years 2 months ago #558 by Lawrence E Stevens
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Hello, There are four of us, all male decendents of Henry Stephens/Stevens of Stonington, CT. We have been searching for over 30 years for documented proof of who was Henry Stephens father. The best family tradition states that Henry came to America in 1660, that he may have been born in Little Sodbury in 1644, and we believe that he had a sister named Grace. We know that Henry was a weaver by trade. Several family traditions relate that Henry was a son of either; Nicholas, or, Thomas Stephens. Henry married Elizabeth Gallup, granddaughter of John Gallu(o)p who came to Boston in the 1630's from Stroud. Some of our family believe that our Henry was a member of the Stephens families of either; Horsley, Chavenage, Eastington, Over Lippiat, or, Little Sodbury, and related manors. The direct link could be through Edward of Eastington, Thomas of Over Lippiatt, or, a related Nicholas, Thomas, Richard, or, Henry of these families. We all have also participated in a Stephens/Stevens family DNA project which has established a 66/67 marker match for us back to Henry of Stonington, CT 1660. We would greatly appreciate corresponding with anyone in your area who might be able to help us in our search, especially any direct male heirs of these Stephens families. Our hope is to contact direct male decendents of the Stephens families listed above for assistance, and, who would be interested and willing to participate in the DNA project by being tested (there is a fee). There are a significant number of decendents of Henry Stephens of Stonington across America that would very much appreciate solving the mystery of who Henry's father was and to learn about the family and area in England from which he immigrated. If you can help, please contact me at your convenience. Thank you. Lawrence Stevens/Stephens

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