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Subject: Larance Butler STEPHENS
Author: Bryan D. Spellman
Date: Saturday, December 23, 2000
Lawrence (LARANCE, according to the family Bible) Butler STEPHENS was my mother's uncle. In speaking with mother today, she confirmed that the name was pronounced Lawrence. He was born 18 Sept 1872 in Wood County, West Virginia, married on 1 Apr 1899, and died 10 Jan 1943. Mother could not remember the name of Uncle Butler's wife.
Hope this helps.
Our mutual great-grandparents, i.e. Uncle Butler's parents, were Henry L. STEPHENS, born 12 May 1826 in Frederick County, VA and Mary E. PHELPS, born 17 Nov 1835. Their children were:
Violet R. (b & d 1853,in Wood County)
Marion B. (b. 1854, d. 1856, in Clark Co., (W)Va)
John F. (b. 1854 in Clark Co., d. 1921
George R. (b. & d. 1857, Carol Co., MO)
Missoura Virginia (b. 1858, Lafayette Co., MO, d. 1901)
Mary E. (b. & d. 1860, Wood Co., (W)Va)
Julia C (or McC) (b. 1861 in Wood Co, d. 1891)
Maud M. (b. 1864, d. 1866 in Wood Co.)
Anna (Annie G.) (b. & d. 1866, in Wood Co.)
Charles W. (b. 1867 in Wood Co., d. 1919
David Frank (b. 1869 in Wood Co., d. 1944)
Larance Butler (b. 1872 in Wood Co, d. 1943)
Olin Orville (b. 1874, d. 1950 in Wood Co) My Grandfather
James L. (b. 1877 in Wood Co., d. 1904)
All the dates and names above are taken from the Stephens family Bible, whose genealogy page my mother still has.