Solving The Mystery Of Isham Hopkins Stephenson b. 1834 In Alabama d. 1918 Coleman, Texas

As you can see, this photo was taken in De Leon, Texas.

As you can see, this photo was taken in De Leon, Texas.

Below you will find the obituary for Isham Hopkins Stephenson, born 1834 in Alabama and died 1918 in Coleman County, Texas. I must admit that I had never heard of Isham until he popped up on my radar when I had my DNA tested through Since that time, I’ve learned quite a bit about him, even found him in Comanche County (where he was a Methodist minister) from 1887 to 1908, but I simply cannot make the connection.


Isham H. Stephenson married Nancy Henson in 1861 in Robertson County, Texas. She was born in Blount County, Alabama the daughter of William Miner Henson and Mary Lexy Green. I feel sure that it is through this Green connection that my DNA comes to match with that of Isham’s family, but I am not sure yet.

Margaret Stephenson married Charles Fenwick in Comanche in 1902.
Alice Stephenson married Henry Jasper Bingham in Comanche in 1896.
Martha Ada Mae Stephenson married Amos Lafayette Thornton in Comanche in 1890.
Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Stephenson married John Wesley Horton in Comanche in 1888.
John Parker Stephenson married Mary Francis “Fannie” Vaughn (Vaughan) in Comanche in 1889.

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Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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