1990 Benjamin Stephen's Headstone at Stephen Cemetery

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Title

1990 Benjamin Stephen's Headstone at Stephen Cemetery

Description

A 1990 photograph of Benjamin L. Stephens' gravestone. It is a tall marble pillar that reads, "Benjamin L. Stephens, Born Aug. 24, 1820." The rest of the pillar is cut off by the surrounding fencing. Benjamin Stephens had a Land Claim nearby and the cemetery is named for him and was on his property. He likely had a relation to Letitia and Jack, giving her a major tombstone and a prominent position in his graveyard. The bottom of the stone reads, "A Sleep in Jesus Blessed Sleep From Which none ever Wakes to Weep." He died June 18th, 1896.

Creator

Bob Zybach

Source

Bob Zybach Personal Collection

Publisher

LCLP

Date

1990

Contributor

Bob Zybach

Rights

Copyright: Bob Zybach

Relation

From a series of photos taken by historian Bob Zybach in 1990 in the Stephens Graveyard along South Myrtle Creek, a few miles west of her long-time Douglas County home.

Format

JPEG image

Type

Photograph

Identifier

Stephens Graveyard 1990-10

Coverage

Stephens Graveyard, Myrtle Creek, Douglas County

Citation

Bob Zybach, “1990 Benjamin Stephen's Headstone at Stephen Cemetery,” Letitia Carson Digital History Collection, accessed December 9, 2022, https://letitiacarson.omeka.net/items/show/116.

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