Monthly Archives: December 2012

Julia, Jane and Lucy Arrive – The Stevens Family Women – Part III

The third woman who arrived at Fort Snelling with Jedediah Stevens on May 30, 1835, was 16-year-old Lucy Cornelia Stevens. She was Jedediah’s niece, believed to be the daughter of his brother Orren Stevens of Peterboro, Madison County, New York. … Continue reading

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Julia, Jane and Lucy Arrive – The Stevens Family Women – Part II

Jane DeBow, strictly speaking, may not exactly qualify as one of the Dakota Soul Sisters. She was only a six-year-old child when she arrived at Fort Snelling in May of 1835 and her participation in the mission there ended four … Continue reading

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Julia, Jane and Lucy Arrive – The Stevens Family Women – Part I

Two weeks after the Williamson and Huggins families arrived at Fort Snelling in May of 1835, another missionary group, led by Rev. Jedediah Dwight Stevens, also showed up for the purpose of setting up a mission among the Dakota Indians. … Continue reading

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