Sarah Stevens

(31 May 1641 - 25 October 1694)

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Relationship8th great-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Corkum
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Corkum Family Pedigree

Some Background

The name is seen with additional spellings; e.g. Steevens and Stephens.
FatherRobert Stevens (c. 1613 - btwn 1 Jul 1682 - Dec 1682)
MotherMary (c. 1602 - 22 Jan 1692)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildSarah Stevens was born on 31 May 1641, in Braintree, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. Some say the date was 31 Oct 1640, not May 1641; The Braintree records have the birth entered as 31 (3) 1641 - the third month that year (O.S.) was May. Headstone inscription says she was 54 years old at the time of her death...1,2,3
BrideSarah Stevens married John Cleverly, son of Thomas Cleverly, on 18 March 1664 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. Savage records the marriage as: "13 day 1mo., 1664"... which indicates the month of March, the first month of the year in the O.S. calendar; though the NEGHR transcription of the Braintree Records show "John Cleaverty & Sarah Steevins were married 1 mo. 18. 1664, by Capt Clapp."4,5,6
DeceasedShe died on 25 October 1694 (or 1692) in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England, at the age of 53.7,5,8
InterredShe was buried in Hancock Cemetery, Braintree, Norfolk Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England;
Here lyes ye Body
of Sarah ye wife of
John Cleverly
aged 54 Years
Decd October ye 25

Children with John Cleverly:


Sarah Stevens was named an heir in the will of Robert Stevens, dated 1 July 1682 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England, " only daughter whom I make sole heiress of my whole estate."6

Sources - Citations

  1. [S954] New England Historic Genealogical Register (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-), 3 (1849):247; Records of Boston as transcribed for the Antiquarian Journal by Mr. David Pulsifer.
  2. [S957] "Genealogical", Boston Evening Transcript, (1911-1914), Boston, Massachusetts 1913:Dec 24: #3412: Stevens; names, events, date, relationships, locations, occupation, (Digitized copies of complete page, archived by American Ancestors )
  3. [S210] Find A Grave, online at; Photographs and data are submitted by volunteer members - Text only data should be confirmed by additional sources, Find A Grave Memorial# 21354786 - Photo; name, event, 31 May 1640, location.
  4. [S954] NEHGS - Register, 37 (1883):287; Braintree Records of Boston as communicated by Samuel A. Bates, Esq., Town Clerk of Braintree, Mass.
  5. [S648] James Savage, Editor Compiler, A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register (In Four Volumes), 4 vols. (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860), 1:408,409; names, dates, events, relationships, places.
  6. [S967] Robert Charles Anderson, compiler, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635. Volumes I-VII (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), 6(R-S):511-512; marriage inferred from Robt. Stevens' will.
  7. [S210] Find A Grave, online at, Find A Grave Memorial# 21354786 - Photo; name, event, date, location.
  8. [S646] Clarence A. Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985) Digitized by - subscription database. Pg.162; names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  9. [S954] NEHGS - Register, 37:30; Braintree Records; dates recorded O.S. and converted.
  10. [S954] NEHGS - Register, 37:164; Braintree Records; dates recorded O.S. and converted.
  11. [S954] NEHGS - Register, 59:156; Records of First Church at Braintree; names, dates, relationships.
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