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Joshua A. STEPHENS
Caroline CORBIN
Husband:  Joshua A. STEPHENS
Birth:  1829/30, MO
Death:  bet. 1880 and 1900
Occupation:  farmer
Parents:  born in VA
Marriage:  Sep 1865, Otoe Co., NE
Wife:  Caroline CORBIN
Birth:  14 Sep 1841 or 1843 or 1845, Dudley, Worcester Co., MA
Death:  20 Apr 1914, Agency, Buchanan Co., MO
Disposition:  buried Agency Cemetery, Agency Twp., Buchanan Co., MO
Father:  Joshua CORBIN, Jr.
Mother:  Almira BARRETT
Children:
1.  Joseph Francis STEPHENS, b. Jul 1867 or 1870/1, MO
2.  Andrew J. STEPHENS, b. 20 Feb 1872, NE; d. 20 Feb 1941, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co. MO
3.  Nancy A. STEVENS, b. 1873/4, NE
4.  Rebecca A. STEPHENS, b. Oct 1875 or 31 Dec 1877 [definitely not 1880], Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR 
5.  Alfred Vester STEPHENS, b. Jul 1883 or 8 Jul 1882, Vester Springs, NE; d. 27 Sep 1965, Arapaho, Custer Co., OK
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Virginia

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com):  can't find, and I did a page-by-page of Syracuse Pct. (North Branch Pct. did not exist at this point, and Caroline's brother is in Syracuse Pct.).

3.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 12):  North Branch [Pct.], Otoe Co., NE, Roll T9-0753, p. 369D, PN 4, SD 1, ED 194, enumerated __ Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 22 23 24 25 26
33 33 Stephens J A W M 50     / Farmer / / MO VA VA
    ________ Caroline W F 40 Wife   / Keeping House     WI WI WI
    ________ Joseph F W M  9 Son /         MO MO WI
    ________ Andrew W M  7 Son /         NE MO WI
    ________ Nancy A W F  6 Dau /         NE MO WI
    ________ Rebecka A W F  2 Dau /         AR MO WI
Listed next to Caroline's brother, H.C. CORBIN.

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 19):  Agency Village, Agency Twp., Buchanan Co., MO, Roll T623_841 (Book 1), p. 4B, SN 4 SD 4, ED 29, enumerated 5 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 27
86 89 Stephens Carolina Head W F Sep 1845 54 Wd 7 4 MA MA MA     Y Y Y R H
    ________ Joseph Son W M Jul 1867 32 S     MO MO MA Day laborer 6 N N Y    
    ________ Andrew Son W M Feb 1872 28 S     NE MO MA Day laborer 6 N N Y    
    ________ Rebecca Dau W F Oct 1875 24 S 2 2 AR MO MA     N N Y    
    ________ Alfred Son W M Jul 1883 16 S     NE MO MA Day laborer 6 N N Y    
    Ross Henry GSon W M Dec 1896  3 S     MO MO NE              
    Ross Minnie B GDau W F Jun 1899 11/12 S     MO MO NE              

6.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 39):  2313 South Twelfth Street, St. Joseph City (Ward 8), Washington Twp., Buchanan Co., MO, Roll T624_771 (Book 2), p. 129B, SN 10B, SD 4, ED 92, enumerated 21 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28
* 2313 211 216 Stephens Caroline Head F W 67 Wd 8 4 MA MO MO Eng None         Y Y   R H
      ________ Joseph F Son M W 39 M     MO Eng-Eng MO Eng laborer street work W N 0 Y Y      
      ________ Andrew J Son M W 37 S     MO Eng-Eng MO Eng laborer railroad W N 0 Y Y      
      ________ Rebecca Dau F W 33 D 7 7 AR Eng-Eng MO Eng laundress at Home OA N 0 Y Y      
      ________ Alfred S Son M W 24 S     NE Eng-Eng MO Eng None         Y Y      
      Ross Harry W GSon M W 15 S     MO Eng-Eng AR Eng None         Y Y Y    
      ____ Alfred W GSon M W 13 S     MO Eng-Eng AR Eng None         Y Y N    
      ____ Minnie B GDau F W 14? S     MO Eng-Eng AR Eng None         Y Y Y    
      ____ Ruby C GDau F W 10/12 S     MO Eng-Eng AR   None                  
      ____ Ruth C GDau F W 10/12 S     MO Eng-Eng AR   None                  
      ____ Orry May GDau F W  8 S     MO Eng-Eng AR   None             Y    
      ____ Nellie M GDau F W  6 S     MO Eng-Eng AR   None             Y    
*South Twelfth Street
The birthdates and birth order for Rebeca's children make little sense.  It's an unfortunate record for the enumerator to have screwed up.

7.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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