Mary Lou STEPHENS8 (Robert Edward7, Joseph H.6, Henry Thms.5, David4, Thomas3, John2, Joshua1)
Joseph H. (Henry) STEPHENS b. Abt. 1856 d. 7 JULY 1938 m. 7 SEPTEMBER 1879, Clarke Co, GA to Matilda E. COUCH b. 1859
d. 5 SEPT 1911. Joseph H. Stephens parents were Henry Thomas Stephens m. 25 MARCH 1840, Athens, Clarke Co, GA to Elizabeth
Epps of Clarke Co, GA.
Joseph STEPHENS is buried at Hill View Ceme., Lagrange, Troup Co, GA. Matilda E. COUCH STEPHENS is buried at Princeton Methodist
Church Cem., Clarke Co, GA.
Matilda's parents were John Coleman COUCH b. 1836 d. 1909 m. 01 NOVEMBER 1857 Clarke Co, GA to Martha Melissa HALE b. 1836
d. 1917. Both of them are buried at Cord Mill or better known as the Couch Hale Cemetery in Clarke Co, GA.
John Coleman Couch's parents were Samuel COUCH b. 1880 m. Martha WOFFORD. They lived in GA.
Martha Melissa Hale's parents were Daniel HALE or John B. HALE m. Elizabeth Anna Selena SKELTON. John was considered to be
Elizabeth's second husband and Daniel was the first. Daniel HALE is also the name of John B. Hale's father.
Elizabeth's parents were Solomon SKELTON m. Mitty GENTRY.
Children of Joseph H. STEPHENS & Matilda E. COUCH STEPHENS:
1. John Henry STEPHENS m. Mary Ardella/Della Phillips
2. Minnie STEPHENS m. Lemuel Coulter
3. Willie STEPHENS m. Bessie Edwards
4. Robert Edward STEPHENS m. Lou Ella Phillips
5. Rufus M. STEPHENS m. Stella Hull
6. Blant (Flint) Noble STEPHENS m. Vicie Lee O'Connell/O'Conner
7. Clara STEPHENS m. Julius Thomas Smith
8. Gertrude STEPHENS
9. Sylvester Hayes STEPHENS m. Mary Nathee Smith
|m. 2 nd Sp. Guilda Frances Farmer (Indian)
Robert Edward (Ed)STEPHENS b. 18 DEC 1887 d. 23 DEC 1966 m. 11 June 1907, Putnam, Georgia to Louella (Lula/Lou Ella)
PHILLIPS b. JUNE 1885 d. 24 July 1954, she was born in Alabama and died in Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia. He is buried
at Ross Chapel Bapt. Ch. Ceme., Snows Mill Rd., Bogart, Oconee Co, GA. (Unmarked grave but within a brick bed) She is buried
at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, Clarke Co, GA. (Near UGA next to the Bates family)
Children of Robert Edward & Louella Phillips STEPHENS (STEVENS):
1.Mary Lou b. 15 Nov 1909, Newtown, Jackson Co, GA d. 21 Jan 1973 Winder, Barrow Co, GA
2.Clara b. abt. 1912 Prob. Jackson Co, GA d. 07 December 1922(age 10 - pneumonia)
3.Julius b. abt. 1918 Prob. Jackson Co, GA d. 30 November 1922(age 6 - pneumonia)
4. Lillie Mae b. 30 December 1922 d.04 January 1923 (6 days old - pneumonia)
5.Mildred b. Feb. 26, 1924 d. Dec. 27, 2005 Franklin, Heard Co, GA.
1920 Census for Newtown, Jackson Co, GA T625-264 12B 118 0784
Robert Ed Stephens was listed as Ed, Eddie and Robert Stevens/Steavens/Stephens in the census findings.
Clara, Julius and Lillie Mae are also buried at the Oconee Cemetery in Athens, Georgia in unmarked graves along with Louealla
(Lula) Stephens(their mom as shown in death certificates).
Mildred was adopted by a Carter family that lived in Alabama. She later moved back to Georgia and found her birth family.
I believe she lived in Troup Co, GA for many years. She was actually born in 1922. She was married at least three times. Her
first husband was Clifford Ray Nixon, Lee Sturgeon - second and the third was Alvin Eugene Yarbrough.She had only one child
- a daughter.