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Subject: [S-I] Stevenson: Sct> Strabane, Ire> Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 21:02:59 +0000
Hi folks, this is from "Memoirs of Allegheny County Pennsylvania", Vol. 1, a Heritage Classic, originally published in 1904, pp 460-61.
William Marshall STevenson was librarian of the Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny. He was born in Johnstown, PA Nov 30, 1855 of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His lineage goes back to Robert Stevenson who left Scotland for Ireland in 1677. I cannot tell is the ancestor or William was a prominant man of his day (book needed editor to improve sentence structure....)... I think it was Robert as William was still about in 1904.
William was the son of Ross and Martha Ann (Harbison) Stevenson. Ross was born in Stabane, Ireland (lots of Strabanes around here....) Nov 12, 1814 and died in Washington, PA Jan 10, 1893. The mother was born in West Lebanon, PA in 1831 and was still alive in 1904.
They had six sons and one daughter: Lizzie Hurst (m. Jerome W. Potts), Matthew Harbison ( attorney), Thomas John (pastor 1st Presbyterian Church, Hannibal, MO), Joseph Ross (paster 5th Ave. Presbyterian church, New York City), Henry Patterson (d. May 1892), William Marshall.
William Marshall was a great scholar and traveled th roughout Europe. He taught Greek and Latin before taking up law, and was greatly involved in journalism. He built the library up from the ground, when it had no books. He did not marry.