Roscoe STEPHENS

Male 1914 - Yes, date unknown


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Roscoe STEPHENS was born 1914, Ohio, USA (son of Albert R. STEPHENS and Ethel A. SHERFICK); died Yes, date unknown.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Albert R. STEPHENS was born 1885, West Virginia, USA; died Yes, date unknown.

    Albert married Ethel A. SHERFICK 27 Nov 1912. Ethel (daughter of John M. SHERFICK and Frances Augusta PEPPER) was born Sep 1886, Minnesota, USA; died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Ethel A. SHERFICK was born Sep 1886, Minnesota, USA (daughter of John M. SHERFICK and Frances Augusta PEPPER); died Yes, date unknown.

    Notes:

    Living in Lexington, Kentucky at the death of her mother in 1941.

    Children:
    1. 1. Roscoe STEPHENS was born 1914, Ohio, USA; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. Frederick STEPHENS was born 1915, Kentucky, USA; died Yes, date unknown.
    3. Kenneth Levi STEPHENS was born 22 Jan 1919, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA; died 11 Nov 2003, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas, USA.
    4. E.L. STEPHENS


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  John M. SHERFICK was born Abt 1856, Washington County, Ohio, USA (son of Frederick SHERFICK and Electra Kelly CARLIN); died Yes, date unknown.

    Notes:

    I currently have the Bible of John M. Sherfick. It is signed and dated. I was contacted by someone from Texas about one of my ancestors. I was asked if I knew of a John M. Sherfick. Of course, I did; I knew of two such men. One was my great-granduncle, and the other was my 1st cousin, 3 times removed. We exchanged some emails, and this person (I'm omitting their name for privacy) said that there was a bible that was found in their church in Texas. It is a Presbyterian Church in Dallas. The bible belonged to the 2nd John M. Sherfick. I'm not sure how the bible got to Texas yet as I never found him living there in any of the census lists. He was born around 1856 in Ohio and lived in Minnesota and California. The bible was copyrighted in 1829. There are several names scribbled in the bible. Many of them have dates. One of the pages near the front has his name prominantly as well as his address: John M. Sherfick; Moss Run, Washington County, Ohio; September 15, 1872. JMS would have been 16 then. I'm wondering if it was his confirmation or baptism date. Maybe he was given the bible then. There are other names and dates through it though, so it could have been a Sunday School bible which was signed by students. A brief search of names found in the bible is leading to a connection with JMS's stepfather. There are no family lists (at least none remain as some pages are missing), but I am still so grateful to have this in my possession. I will continue to look for actual descendants.

    Living in 1870 Lawrence, Washington Co., Ohio with mother Electa and step father John Myers and baby brother William. He is attending school.

    In 1880 census, living in Lawrence, Washington Co., Ohio with mother and stepfather John Myers. 1880 census lists John M. Sherfick is a school teacher at age 24 in Ohio.

    Lived in Minnesota prior to 1910 census as 2 of his chilren were born there.

    1910 Census shows John M. Sherfick and wife and 2 children living in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, but he was living as lodger in Los Angeles, California. Augusta is listed first in Ohio census, as if she is head of the family. He was not living with the family in 1900 or 1920 either.

    The 1910 Ohio State Census also shows John M. Sherfick and wife and 2 children living in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio.

    1910 Census shows John M. Sherfick and wife and 2 children living in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, but he was living as lodger in Los Angeles, California. Augusta is listed first in Ohio census, as if she is head of the family. He was not living with the family in 1900 or 1920 either.

    The 1910 Ohio State Census also shows John M. Sherfick and wife and 2 children living in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio.

    Listed on 1920 Los Angeles, California census: Watchman for Oil Co. at age 63.

    1920 Census shows only Frances A. and son Fred living in Washington Co, Marietta Twn., Ohio. John M. Sherfick is found as a boarder in Los Angeles, California at a boarding house. He is listed as a 63-year old single man born in Ohio. Most of the residents at the boarding house on East First Street were single men.

    Found John M. Sherfick in a book called "Fify Years of Masonry in California" Volume One by Edwin A. Sherman. He was listed as an officer (Steward) at the Condfidence Lodge, 203, in Castroville, California.

    John married Frances Augusta PEPPER 21 Feb 1884, Washington County, Ohio, USA. Frances (daughter of John PEPPER and Olive MAXON) was born 06 Nov 1859, Washington County, Ohio, USA; died 12 Apr 1941, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA; was buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 7.  Frances Augusta PEPPER was born 06 Nov 1859, Washington County, Ohio, USA (daughter of John PEPPER and Olive MAXON); died 12 Apr 1941, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA; was buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA.

    Notes:

    Living in 1900 only with daughter Ethel and son Dwight in Washington Co., Ohio. Her status is listed as widow. Someone else must have written her name as they list her as only "Mrs. Sherfick."

    During Ohio State Census in 1910 John, Augusta, Ethel, and Fred were living in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio.

    Living as single lady with son Fred in 1920 in Ohio, Marietta Twn. Washington Co. Her marital status is listed as widow but John M. Sherfick is living in California.

    1930 census shows Frances Augusta living all alone in Washington Co., Marietta Twn. of Ohio. Her marital status is listed as widow. Perhaps John M. Sherfick died in California.

    Children:
    1. 3. Ethel A. SHERFICK was born Sep 1886, Minnesota, USA; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. Fred Dwight SHERFICK was born 27 Jun 1892, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA; died 26 Dec 1940, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA; was buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Frederick SHERFICK was born 22 Jan 1826, Washington County, Ohio, USA (son of Benjamin SHERFICK and Sarah BLUE); died 7 Apr 1863, Smith County, Tennessee, USA; was buried Feldner Cemetery, Warner, Washington County, Ohio, USA.

    Notes:

    LDS site lists his birth as 22 JAN 1826 Of, , Harrison, Ohio

    Residence Salem, Washington, Ohio in 1860 census. Occupation was a Laborer.


    Union Infantry
    92nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company H
    Enlisted: Private
    Enlisted August 11, 1862
    Died April 7, 1863 at Carthage, Tennessee

    92nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry

    Organized at Camp Marietta and at Gallipolis, Ohio, August-September, 1862. (Cos. "A," "B" and "C" garrison duty at Gallipolis, Ohio, September.) Ordered to Point Pleasant, Va., October 7, 1862. Attached to District of the Kanawha, W. Va., Dept. of the Ohio, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Ranawha Division, W. Va., Dept. Ohio, to February, 1863. Crook's Brigade, Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

    SERVICE-March to Charleston, W. Va., October 14-November 16, 1862. Duty at Camp Vinton till January 1, 1863. Moved to Tompkin's Farm and Colesworth January 1-3. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., January 7-22, and duty there till February 17. Moved to Carthage, Tenn., February 17, and duty there till June 5.

    Frederick died at Carthage on April 7th. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 47 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 192 Enlisted men by disease. Total 244.

    Frederick married Electra Kelly CARLIN 10 Mar 1853, Washington County, Ohio, USA. Electra was born 1831, Ohio, USA; died 26 Jul 1913, Washington County, Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 13.  Electra Kelly CARLIN was born 1831, Ohio, USA; died 26 Jul 1913, Washington County, Ohio, USA.

    Notes:

    After death of husband in civil war, Electa remarried John Myers in Ohio.

    At the time of the 1870 census Electra is living with her husband, John Myers, her son with John, William P. (age 2) and her first son, John Sherfick (age 14). They are living in Lawrence Twn, Washington Co., Ohio.

    At time of 1900 census Electa is living alone. Son William and family is living next door.

    At time of 1910 census Electra is living alone. Son in not in neighborhood.

    Children:
    1. Abby SHERFICK was born Abt 1853; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. 6. John M. SHERFICK was born Abt 1856, Washington County, Ohio, USA; died Yes, date unknown.

  3. 14.  John PEPPER was born Washington County, Ohio, USA.

    John — Olive MAXON. Olive was born Washington County, Ohio, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 15.  Olive MAXON was born Washington County, Ohio, USA.
    Children:
    1. 7. Frances Augusta PEPPER was born 06 Nov 1859, Washington County, Ohio, USA; died 12 Apr 1941, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA; was buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA.