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Benjamin Stephenson was born 14 January 1824 in Evan, New South Wales, Australia to William Stephenson (1788-1876) and Mary Landers (1803-1888) and died 4 May 1883 in Dapto, New South Wales, Australia of sanguineous apoplexy. He married Hannah Warn (1827-1881) 24 January 1851 in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from Australia, France, the United Kingdom.


Upland Pastures William A Bayley p. 76
"Beef cattle were raised, some to be sent to markets in other colonies and others to be sent through Goulburn to the Sydney markets. They were driven in by road and rested in the Sooley paddocks around Kingsdale before trucking. Benjamin Stephenson was one of the district's noted pioneer overlanders who drove cattle from New South Wales to the Victorian markets - journeys which were fraught with hardship. It was estimated that there were 37,000 head of cattle in the district in 1899."

(Medical):Goulburn Herald and Chronicle, Saturday, May 5, 1883
SUDDEN DEATH - We regret to hear that Mr. Benjamin Stephenson, a very old resident of the Crookwell district, died very suddenly yesterday.
On Thursday, it is stated, he was at work in the field sowing wheat, and retired to rest in his usual health; yesterday morning he was found in his bed in a fit, from which he never rallied. An inquest will be held today.
Goulburn Herald and Chronicle, Tuesday, May 15, 1883
(News from Crookwell)
DEATH: I regret to have to refer to the death of the late Mr. B. Stephenson, as already noted in your paper. He was found in bed on Friday morning in a fit, after having on the previous day done a moderate day's sowing, and retiring to rest in his usual good health. Medical attendance was sent for to Goulburn, local assistance also having been obtained, bu the nature of the attack precluded the possibility of any relief, and the deceased succumbed at about a quarter to one.
The late Mr. B. Stephenson was one of the oldest residents about here, being quite a pioneer in this and the Lachlan districts, in the latter of which he formed one or two stations in the early days.
He was a native of the colony, and was a little over fifty-nine years of age at his death. He was generally esteemed in the district for his upright and honourable character.
The funeral took place on Sunday last, when a large concourse of relative and friends followed teh deceased to his last resting place, and had it not been for the very inclement weather, there is no doubt the attendance would have been more than doubled.
INQUEST: An inquest was held on the above case on Saturday last before Mr. W. S. Gunn, coroner, the evidence of Dr. Gentle, government medical officer, was to the effect that deceased died from sanguineous apoplexy, Verdict accordingly.




Children


Offspring of Benjamin Stephenson and Hannah Warn (1827-1881)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Lucy Stephenson (1851-)
Benjamin Stephenson (1853-1924) 10 May 1853 New South Wales, Australia 29 March 1924 Rebecca Hunt (1865-1899)

Henry Stephenson (1857-1933) 1857 New South Wales, Australia 14 September 1933 Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia Eliza Jane Christie (1863-1935)

George N Stephenson (1859-1930)
Eliza Stephenson (1860-)
James Stephenson (1862-bef1865)
Mary A Stephenson (1863-)
John C Stephenson (-1864)
James Stephenson (1865-)
Maria Stephenson (1869-)
Annie Jane Stephenson (1873-c1951) 1873 Yass, New South Wales, Australia 1951 Auburn, New South Wales, Australia William James Christie (1861-1936)
Charles H Pitman (?-?)




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Age at death59 +
AncestryAustralia +, France + and United Kingdom +
Baptism date26 December 1824 +
Baptism day26 +
Baptism localityCastlereagh, New South Wales +
Baptism month12 +
Baptism nationAustralia +
Baptism nation-subdiv1New South Wales +
Baptism place Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia
Baptism year1,824 +
Birth blurb14 January 1824
Birth date14 January 1824 +
Birth date string14 January 1824
Birth day14 +
Birth latitude
Birth localityEvan, New South Wales +
Birth longitude
Birth month1 +
Birth nationAustralia +
Birth nation-subdiv1New South Wales +
Birth place Evan, New South Wales, Australia
Birth year1,824 +
Children-g1Lucy Stephenson (1851-) +, Benjamin Stephenson (1853-1924) +, Henry Stephenson (1857-1933) +, George N Stephenson (1859-1930) +, Eliza Stephenson (1860-) +, James Stephenson (1862-bef1865) +, Mary A Stephenson (1863-) +, John C Stephenson (-1864) +, James Stephenson (1865-) +, Maria Stephenson (1869-) + and Annie Jane Stephenson (1873-c1951) +
Children-list1Lucy Stephenson (1851-)+Benjamin StephensoLucy Stephenson (1851-)+Benjamin Stephenson (1853-1924)+Henry Stephenson (1857-1933)+George N Stephenson (1859-1930)+Eliza Stephenson (1860-)+James Stephenson (1862-bef1865)+Mary A Stephenson (1863-)+John C Stephenson (-1864)+James Stephenson (1865-)+Maria Stephenson (1869-)+Annie Jane Stephenson (1873-c1951)(1869-)+Annie Jane Stephenson (1873-c1951)
Death blurb4 May 1883
Death causessanguineous apoplexy +
Death date4 May 1883 +
Death date string4 May 1883
Death day4 +
Death latitude-34.492 +
Death localityDapto, New South Wales +
Death longitude150.792 +
Death month5 +
Death nationAustralia +
Death nation-subdiv1New South Wales +
Death place Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
Death year1,883 +
Desc1Lucy Stephenson (1851-) +, Benjamin Stephenson (1853-1924) +, Henry Stephenson (1857-1933) +, George N Stephenson (1859-1930) +, Eliza Stephenson (1860-) +, James Stephenson (1862-bef1865) +, Mary A Stephenson (1863-) +, John C Stephenson (-1864) +, James Stephenson (1865-) +, Maria Stephenson (1869-) + and Annie Jane Stephenson (1873-c1951) +
Desc2Annie Jane Stephenson (1884-) +, William A Stephenson (1887-) +, Jessie Stephenson (1888-) +, Maud Stephenson (1890-) +, Edgar Stephenson (1893-1918) +, Florence Irene Harriett Christie (1888-1942) +, James W E Christie (1890-1890) +, Oswald Thomas Christie (1892-1917) +, Cecil Walgrove Christie (1894-c1964) +, Clyde Stanley Christie (1896-c1951) +, Pearl K Christie (1897-1912) +, William Alfred Christie (1900-1900) + and Annie Christie (1902-?) +
Familysearch afn1DM2-WHT +
FatherWilliam Stephenson (1788-1876) +
Given nameBenjamin +
Ifmarried-g1true +
Joined withHannah Warn (1827-1881) +
Joined with-g1Hannah Warn (1827-1881) +
Long nameBenjamin Stephenson +
MotherMary Landers (1803-1888) +
Notable ancestors
Page language
Remains date1 May 1883 +
Remains day1 +
Remains localityBareena Cemetery +
Remains month5 +
Remains nationAustralia +
Remains nation-subdiv1New South Wales +
Remains place Bareena Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia
Remains year1,883 +
SexM +
Short nameBenjamin Stephenson +
Sourceshttp://www.members.optusnet.com.au/battlerhttp://www.members.optusnet.com.au/battlerbob/f118.html#f892

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Spouse latitude
Spouse longitude
SurnameStephenson +
Wedding1 date24 January 1851 +
Wedding1 day24 +
Wedding1 localityGoulburn, New South Wales +
Wedding1 month1 +
Wedding1 nationAustralia +
Wedding1 nation-subdiv1New South Wales +
Wedding1 place Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Wedding1 year1,851 +

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