First Generation

1. Edwin S.1 Stevens(5037) was born in Medina Co, Ohio May 1843.

He married twice. He married Lucy P Godown about 1869. Lucy was born in Darke Co. Ohio 1849. Lucy(5038) was the daughter of Albertus M Godown and Elizabeth Ann Schnorf. Lucy died 1879 in Berrien Co, MI, at 30 years of age. Lucy most likely died in child birth of Edith. In the 1870 census Berrien Co Mi page 104a, there is a Lucy P (age 21) and E. S. Stevens living right next door to Albertus. She was also born in Ohio so I have taken this Lucy to be the same Lucy recorded in the 1850 census in Darke Co, Ohio at age 1.

In the 1880 census Berrien, Berrien, Michigan page 103D, Lucy is not with her family and Edwin is noted as being widower.

He married Maryanne? unknown 1890. Maryanne? was born in Indiana April 1855. In the 1900 census Berrien Co page 241a, she is noted as having 2 children. In the 1880 census Berrien, Berrien, Michigan page 103D, Edwin (age 37) is living with his children M. Ada (age 9) William (age 7), Edith (age 11 months) and sister-in-law, Jane Godown (age 22)

In the 1900 census Berrien Co Mi page 241a, Edwin is living with his wife of 10 years and his grandson Ray Stevens born Nov 1899.

Edwin S. Stevens and Lucy P Godown had the following children:

child 2 i. M. Ada2 Stevens was born in Berrien Twp, Berrien Co, MI 1870.

child 3 ii. William Stevens(5039) was born in Berrien Twp, Berrien Co, MI 1872.

child 4 iii. Edith Elizabeth Stevens(5040) was born in Berrien Springs, Berrien Co, MI June 23, 1879. Edith died August 17, 1965 in Benton Harbor, Berrien Co, Mi, at 86 years of age. Buried in Eau Claire cemetery, Eau Clare, MI. She married William Arthur Dillon South Bend, Saint Joseph Co, IN, August 14, 1901.

William was born about 1875. (Additional notes for William Arthur Dillon(5041)) William died July 31, 1956 at 81 years of age. i0 They had 7 children: 1. Mary Genevieve Dillon mar Otis Tidey, July 13, 1918 2. (dau) mar Paul Sprague 3. (dau) mar Russell Hewitt 4. Virginia Dillon 5. (dau) mar M.E. Hodge 6. Charles Dillon 7. Garland Dillon mar (?) Haskins

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