Ancestors of Dorotha Elizabeth Stephens Reeder Born 1910 in Logan County




Ancestors of Dorotha Elizabeth Stephens Reeder

Born 1910 in Logan County, Ohio; died 1997 in Franklin County, Ohio
Spouse: Glade Reeder

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Dorotha Elizabeth Stephens Reeder - 1933




 Elisha & Sarah Rice Stephens Family
Standing Left to Right: Cyril, Pauline, Jessie, Elisha, Flora, Sarah, Ida and Ernest.
Seated Left to Right: Dorotha, Lucille, and Opal.




Eva Rice Maus 
 Daughter of William M. Rice & Mary A. Browning Rice




Addie Rice Starbuck - 1884
Daughter of William M. Rice & Mary A. Browning Rice




Goldie Rice Hurst -1886
Daughter of William M. Rice & Mary A. Browning Rice





Maternal Ancestors

Sarah Ann RICE - Mother of Dorotha
b. 1869 - Pendleton County
d 1935 - Logan County, Ohio
Spouse: Elisha STEPHENS (married 8 Dec, 1887 in McKinneysburg, Pendleton Co.)

Sarah's Siblings (All born in Pendleton)
William K. b.1872
M. Elizabeth b.1875
Evaline b.1878
Addie b.1884
Goldie b.1886
Charles A. b.1887 d.1944 - Logan Co. Ohio

Sarah's Parents:
William M. Rice
b.1829 KY
d. 1913 Logan County, Ohio

Mary A. Browning
b.1851 - Pendleton County
d.1908 - Logan County, Ohio

Mary A. Browning's Parents:
Riley H. Browning
b.7 Mar 1825 KY
Spouse: Mary E. Cushman
b.1827 KY

Riley H. Browning's Parents:
Elijah Browning*
b.17 Mar 1797 Clark, KY
d. 27 Sep 1868 Pendleton, KY
Spouse: Harriet CLEVELAND
b. 27 Mar 1806 Loudoun, VA
d. 18 Feb 1839 Pendleton, KY

*On this line hooked into a tree that goes 60+ generations back to Rome and elsewhere via VA, England, Denmark, Spain etc.


Paternal Ancestors

Elisha Stephens - Father of Dorotha
b. 1864

Elisha Stephens's parents:
Wesley Stephens
Spose: Susan Ford

Susan Ford's Parents:
Elisha Ford
b. 1806
Mary or Hester Riddle?





Mrs. Elisha Stephens Passes Away At Home Near Harper.

SARAH ANN RICE, Daughter of WILLIAM and MARY RICE, was born in Pendleton County, Ky., April 24, 1869. Died at her home northeast of Bellefontaine, Jan. 16, 1935, at 9 p.m. She was united in marriage with Elisha Stephens in her Kentucky home, Dec. 8 1887.
     To this union the following children were born, who with their father survive: Mrs. Ida Titus, Rushsylvania: Mrs. Flora Linson, Walnut Grove: Mrs. Jessie Parker, Mrs. Pauline Zupp, Mrs. Lucille Graham, Mrs. Opal Tussing, Ernest and Cyril Stephens, of Bellefontaine, and Mrs. Dorotha Reeder, of Columbus. There are 30 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Three children died in infancy. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters:     MRS. ELIZABETH WAYNE, Reading Mich; Mrs. EVA MAUS, Oblong, Ill., MRS. GOLDIE HURST, MRS. ADDIE STARBUCK, Bellefontaine:     ROBERT RICE, Walnut Grove, and C. A. RICE, of Zanesfield. A brother, WILLIAM RICE,  died several years ago. She united with the North Greenfield M. E. church in young womanhood and ever remained steadfast in the faith and interested in the church and doing good.
     She, with her husband, moved to Ohio, a few years after marriage where they have since made their home. As a daughter she was dutiful, willing and cheerful. As a wife she was true and untiring in her efforts for the well being of her family. As a mother she was all that the name implies of love, service and good advice. As a sister she was affectionate and helpful. As a neighbor she was loyal, obliging and kind. She will be sadly missed by a large circle of kindred and friends.

(June 18, 1940)


     ELISHA STEPHENS, son of WESLEY and SUSAN STEPHENS, was born in Pendleton County, Ky., Oct. 13, 1864, one of a family of 11 children; NATHAN, NANCY FRAZIER, ELIZABETH SARGENT, MAGGIE BISHOP, JANE JACOBS, LUCY DANCE, ARTEMISS YELTON, WILLIAM AND EDWARD, all deceased. James, the only remaining one, lives in Bellefontaine.
     ELISHA STEPHENS was united in marriage to SARAH ANN RICE, Dec. 8, 1887. Soon after, the couple came to Ohio, settling in Zanesfield, and lived in Logan county all their married life.
(same children)
He, with his wife, united with the North Greenfield Methodist church, while he was a young man. He was a true husband and a loving father. He was never happier than when all his family were home to visit together. As a neighbor he was loyal, obliging and kind. He will be sadly missed by a large circle of kindred and friends. Mr. Stephens was well known in his community.