Biography of Isaiah Stevens
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Isaiah Stevens. Oldest child of Nathaniel and Mollie Stevens, was born in Windham, Cumberland county, Maine, November 27, 1809. He resided at his birthplace till twenty one years of age, during which time he received a common school education. In 1830 he went to Providence, Rhode Island, and attended school one year; he then returned to Maine. He was married to Mary V. Hall March 25, 1836, who was born in Norway, Oxford county, Maine, April 21, 1816. She died July 3, 1859, and by her he had six children, one son and five daughters, four of whom are now living: Stephen G., born December 4, 1844; Rachel F., born September 14, 1846; Emily E., born April 5, 1849; Mary R., born April 14, 1856. He married his present wife, Rebecca S. Coombs, December 6, 1860, in Hallowell, Kennebec county, Maine, who was born in Whitefield, Lincoln county, Maine, April 8, 1830. He continued to live in Maine till 1864, when he left Kennebec county for California and took passage on the steamer, June 23d, at New York for Aspinwall, and arrived in San Francisco on the steamer Constitution July 18th. He came immediately to Mendocino county and located on his present estate at Little River in 1865, and has continued to reside there ever since. In 1865 he was appointed postmaster of the Little River post office, an office he has continually held since that date.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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