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Re: Leah Jane Stepp--Tounsel Stepp
Posted by: Alton Blevins (ID *****6235) Date: April 18, 2004 at 10:58:19
In Reply to: Leah Jane Stepp--Tounsel Stepp by Rita Ficht of 977

I hope that you can help me with a relationship that puzzles me. I have read that a 1857 Henderson County court record concerning the estate of James Stepp contains a statement that "James Case died intestate leaving Elizabeth Lewellen wife of Shadrack, John Stepp, James Stepp, Jane Stepp wife of Tonsil, James Stepp, Ruebin Stepp, Mary Lyda wife of Isaac, Elvira Lyda wife of David, Catherine wife of John Brock, Agnes wife of Felix Freeman and William Stepp, his heirs at law." I looks to me like James Case was the step-father of his heirs. Do you know if James Case married the widow of James Stepp, son of James Stepp and Mary Mills?

Also, Jane Stepp, wife of William Brittain Jr, was my 4th great grandmother. Jane was born in Buncombe County, NC in 1795 and died in Hunt County, TX in 1858. I have reason to believe that her father was William Stepp, eldest son of James Stepp and Mary Mills, who was born in Buncombe County sometime during 1774-1780 and who removed to McMinn County, TN sometime before 1830. I see by some of your posts that you have the Scalf book. I would greatly appreciate knowing if Jane is mentioned in the book and/or if William's children are named.

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