About the Stebbins

This is the Stebbins Family Website circa 2001-2005.  This site will continue to serve posts related to Stebbins Ancestry research and as a convenient posting place for a few of Michael’s hobbies. Post 2005, you can stay up to date with the family via Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. 


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Stebbins Christmas Tree Hunting, November, 2003

More About the Stebbins

We are a family of five in Scotts Valley, California. We are all active in the performing arts, church, sports, and our local community. See our individual pages to learn more.

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Stebbins Land Grant 1640 Springfield Compared to Today

A 1640 hand-drawn map of land grants in Springfield, Massachusetts compares surprisingly well with a satellite view today.

Arrows point to Rowland Stebbins’ grants and those of his son Thomas.

Some observations:

  • Note that Thomas Stebbins Born: 6 MAY 1662  married Elizabeth WRIGHT, daughter of Samuel WRIGHT and Elizabeth BURT.
  • The Wrights and Burts were next door neighbors of the Stebbins slightly to the South.  So it does appear that Thomas married, “the girl next door.”
  •  Margaret Street leads to… Margaret’s land grant.  If related, this makes sense in 1640, but  folks who see that street now would have no idea.
Springfield in 1600s

The old map


Streets and general layout are surprisingly similar

Streets and general layout are surprisingly similar


Skyline to Sea Trail Hiking from Big Basin

A favorite hike on the California Central Coast is the Skyline to the Sea Trail, a 29 mile trail stretching from the crest of the Santa Cruz mountains, through Big Basin State Park Headquarters above Boulder Creek and terminating at Waddell Beach 20 miles north of Santa Cruz.


We decided to make a day hike of the lower half – a 12 mile walk from the Big Basin Park Headquarters to Rancho Del Oso at Waddell Beach on State Highway One. We hiked the trail on September 6, 2010.


There are a lot of write ups about how beautiful the hike is — and it is! However, we had a hard time finding good write ups of the logistics so I’ll share some of our experiences here.

Karen and I at Berry Creek Falls

The path from Big Basin to Waddell Beach is approximately 12 miles and crosses a few ridges at the start. After the first four miles, it is mostly a gentle downhill. We hiked in Fall, but unless it’s storming, the hike should be doable year round for sure footed hikers.

Some write ups of the hike say it takes eight hours. Many suggest seven hours. Some suggest five to six hours. We are fairly fit and walk just a bit faster than a stroll. It took us just over five hours from start to finish which included two 20 minute breaks. This is important to know if you are planning transportation from the end of the trail, since there is little to no cell phone coverage on the trail or at Waddell Beach.

We started at 9AM and found the entire hike to be a comfortable temperature in September.

I wore shorts and a short sleeve tee shirt. I packed a light windbreaker jacket in case the weather turned cool.

Much of the first half is under redwoods, which keeps things cool. The middle portion winds along Waddell Creek. The last few miles can get the ocean breeze from Waddell Beach in the Summer, so it’d be hard to get too hot on this walk unless the high temperature forecast for the area is past 90 degrees.

We brought sunscreen, but didn’t need it until we arrived at Waddell Beach.

We packed two 32oz bottles of water each. For a 75 degree day, we were surprised that neither of us consumed more than a single bottle.

We packed large lunches — perhaps enough for two meals per person.

It’s wise to carry enough food, water, and clothing to last overnight on a hike like this.


Since this is usually a one way hike, some transportation arrangements are necessary.

Cell coverage is spotty or non existent for the majority of the trail, so don’t count on being able to call for a ride while hiking or at Waddell Beach. There is a pay phone at the end of the trail near the Rancho Del Oso Ranger Station.

As of Fall, 2010, Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit runs Route 35 from Santa Cruz, through Scotts Valley to the Big Basin State Park Headquarters. It arrives at headquarters at 9:55AM on weekends. Another bus, Route 40, departs Waddell Beach for Santa Cruz at 5:15pm on weekends. Times change on weekdays so check the site for schedules: http://www.scmtd.com

We hiked on Labor Day, so the busses were not running.

Day parking is currently free at Waddell Beach, so a car could be left there during the hike. We opted to arrange for a ride from the Beach.

Parking at the Big Basin State Park Headquarters was plentiful on Labor Day morning.

Park Headquarters

The cost was $10 to park until 10PM. Maps are $5.

The trail entrance isn’t very clear from the signs or the map.

We entered the trail system through the Redwood Trail entrance.

Our hike started at 9:06AM

You could do the hike without a map as long as the sign posts are in place. We recommend a map just in case some posts are missing. We bought one from the Ranger Station for $5.

The official Start of the Skyline to the Sea Trail (As found from Redwood Trail) from Big Basin Park Headquarters.

The map suggests that Sunset Skyline is a slightly shorter route that connects with Skylkine trail several miles on. We opted to stay on the Skyline trail.


Remember that Big Basin Headquarters is roughly a halfway point. Turn right to head uphill to the Skyline. Turn left to head to the Ocean.

After a mile of some ridge climbs on a single track trail, we crossed Middle Ridge Fire Road.

The trail to Waddell beach heads downhill here.

The trail is mostly a single track and is mostly down hill with occasional short ridges. About 40 minutes in we come up to a checkpoint. This is the connector to the Sunset Skyline trail.

At 10:53 AM, almost two hours in, we arrived at Berry Creek Falls. You can see the falls from the Skyline trail, but the viewing platform is only 1/10th of a mile detour from the Skyline Trail. We crossed a fallen tree bridge for a shortcut and spent about 20 minutes enjoying the falls.

Berry Creek Falls at Big Basin

Leaving Berry Creek Falls, there are some choices, but the signs are clear.

After Berry Creek Falls, the trail widens into a road-like trail.

A few more uphill climbs, cross a creek and you’ll see a bike lock up area where Mountain bikers coming from the Beach and lower trail camps are supposed to stop and lock up the bikes.

The next five miles are mostly on a wide dirt path with plenty of room for horses (we saw lots of signs of horses) and families riding mountain bikes.

A few miles after crossing Henry Creek Trail, we stopped and ate lunch, resting for about 20 minutes. There are many scenic places to enjoy a mid hike break since the trail closely follows Waddell Creek.

At the lower trail camp (roughly mile 10) , a sign urges foot hikers to take a single track up over the Northern ridge of the valley that opens up to Waddell Creek Beach. This involves some climbing again — right when we thought we were in for a easy downhill to the beach.

After approximately 40 minutes on this trail, we caught our first glimpse of the ocean (you can hear it first!)

1:40PM we see our first glimpse of the ocean

From this view, it’s about an other 20 minutes to the Rancho Del Oso ranger station.

There is a pay phone at the Rancho Del Oso ranger station.

When our calling card didn’t work, we asked the ranger for change for a dollar. She kindly offered to call our ride.

It’s less than a mile from the ranger station to the beach where there’s a bus stop on the West side of the highway.

Our total time to the beach was Five hours and fifteen minutes which included two 20 minute breaks and about 10 minutes chatting with the ranger.

We rested on Waddell beach and watched the kite surfers while waiting for our ride.

We highly recommend the hike for anyone who is fit enough to jog for an 30 minutes or more. If an 30 minutes of jogging is too strenuous for you, you may still be able to complete the hike, but working your way up is much more pleasant in the long run 🙂

We’re certainly planning to do the hike again, and to invite our friends.

Hope to see you out there.

Lima DiMartino Photos

We were happy to receive some photos from my mother after my grandfather Joseph Lima’s funeral.


From Lima History Photos

About Roxy

About Roxy
Half Rottweiler, half Boxer, we picked Roxy from the local animal shelter in May of 2003. At one year old, we had our hands full, but she has turned out to be a great companion and guard dog.

The Stebbins Ancestry



The Stebbins Ancestry


History of the Stebbins Name


The STEBBING family is of great antiquity in England; the oldest branch resided in Yorkshire and is descended from Sir Thomas STEBBING, baronet. The family name was, and still is in England, STEBBING. The termination ” ing” in the name may be of Saxon origin, and the name may refer to a field or meadow with stubs in it. There are various forms which the family name took: in the town records of Northampton we can find STEBIN, STEBBING, and especially STEBBINS. In Canada the name was given as STEBEN or STEBENNE. All refer to the same family.
818 B.C. Hadding King of Denmark (m) Princess Ragnhild (d) King of the Nitherians had Princess Ulfhild who (m) Scot and founded the Scottish name and had Frode King of Denmark and had Princess Swanhwid who married Regner the King of Sweden.
631 B.C. Regner the King of Sweden had
527 B.C. Hothbrod King of Sweden had
Hother King of Sweden and Denmark had
486 B.C C Roric Slyngband (swing bracelet) King of Denmark had
431 B.C Wiglek King of Denmark had
356 B.C Wermund King of Denmark had
295 B.C. Uffe King of Denmark had
265 B.C Danus II King of Denmark had
Hugleik King of Denmark had
176 B.C. Frode II King of Denmark had
146 B.C. Danus III King of Denmark had
77 B.C. Fridleif I King of Denmark had
37 B.C. Frode III King of Denmark had
21 A.D Fridleif II King of Denmark had
33 A.D. Frode IV King of Denmark had
79 A.D. Ingild King of Denmark had
102 A.D. Olaf I King of Denmark had Harold and Frode
112 A.D. Harold I King of Denmark was killed by Frode his brother but not before he had Harald and Halfdan Note: Frode V was king of Denmark until burned to death by nephews Harald and Halfdan – for revenge and/or the throne?
131 A.D Halfdan II – King of Denmark and Sweden had Halfdan II preferred roving about and turned the throne over to his brother Harald II. Harald II was killed by Frode IV’s son and Halfdan took the throne back.
141 A.D. Asmund – King of Norway had
Ragnald King of Norway and Denmark had Princes Drota but was overthrown in Zealand, Denmark by Siwald whose son, Sigar reigned after him til 155 A.D Princes Drota Married Borgar a Champion and had
201 A.D. Halfdan King of Denmark (m) Princess Gurid had
261 A.D Ivar Vidfadme King of Denmark had grandson Harald Hyldetland and Grandaughter who (m) Siward, King of Norway and had Ivar created mighty Danish Kingdom around the province of Skaane probably with the town of Lund as capitol. Ivar had grandson Harald Hyldetland 261 A.D who rebuilt the Kingdom
~ 327 A.D. Olaf King of Denmark had
Olaf II King of Denmark had
Omund, King of Denmark had
367 A.D.? Siward King of Denmark had
Jarmerik King of Denmark had
Broder King of Denmark had
Siwald King of Denmark had
Snio King of Denmark had Several kings ruled before Bjorn took the throne including Hengest who was presumably king of the Jutes (Danes from Jutland) who in 449 landed on the shores of England and established the Jute Kingdom of Kent in England. This kingdom eventually included Kent, Essex, Middlesex sussex, London, Surrey, and the Isle of Wight
550 A.D Bjorn King of Denmark had
Harald V. King of Denmark had
Gorm I. King of Denmark had
Sigfred King of Denmark had
Gudfred King of Denmark had
814 A.D. Hardeknud King of Denmark b. Abt 0814 in Hord, Jutland, Denmark had Olaf King of Denmark died in 810 so Gudfred’s Nephew Hemming became King . Gudfred’s next son Hardeknud was in line to become king.
840 A.D. Gorm III “The Old” Hardeknudsson King of Denmark b. 840 (m) Princess Thyra and had Princess Thyra (Daughter of Ethelred King of England?) also called Thyre “Danebod” (of Jutland) Haroldsdatter Queen of Denmark (She was born Abt 0844 Jutland, Denmark died Abt 0935 Jellinge, Vejle, Denmark buried Jellinghojene, Jellinge, Vejle, Denmark) they were married Abt 897
910 A.D Harald King of Denmark aka Blaatand (blue tooth) b. 910 and (m) Queen Gyrithe (Cyrid) Olafsdotter, and then had Harald VIII invaded Normandy and defeated and captured Louis IV of France at the battle of Dives in 945 and forced Richard to recognize Richard I as duke of Normandy. Richard I married Harald’s Daughter, Princess Gunor (b. 936).


Gunor Princess of Denmark, Married Richard I, Duke of Normandy and had Richard the 2nd, who had Richard 3rd, who had Lady Alice of Normandy had Ralph, Earl of Chester (m) Maude d’ Auveranche (see above) had Randal Earl of Chester had Randal Earl of Chester, had Hugh Earl of Chester had Lady Agnes de Chester who married back into the Stebbins line when she married William de Ferrers 6th Earl of Derby.

Herbastus de Crepon, b. about 945 prince of Denmark who m Cyrid, Queen of Sweden had Herbastus Brother Sweyn, became King of Denmark. Sweyn had Princess Estrith who w/Robert Duke of Normandy had Lady Margret of Normandy who w/RIchard goz d’ Auveranche had Lady Maude d’ Auveranche who married back into the Stebbins line when she married Ralph Earl of Chester.
Herfast, Prince of Denmark b about 975 invaded Normandy with Richard settled in Normandy France and had
Lord Vaugelin (Walcheline) de Feriers born about 1010 died 1089? Walkelin was made 1st Lord of Ferrers-St.Hilaire (now France) Acceded: Chambrais, Normandy Interred: Tutbury – he had “Ferrer” is Norman French and means “to bind with iron” or ” to shoe a horse”. Ferrières in Normandy, the hometown of the de Ferrers family, was an important centre for ironwork. The Ferrers coat of arms shows six black horseshoes on a silver background. They were descended from Henry de Ferrers, 1st Earl of Ferrières, Lord of Longueville, Normandy, and a Domesday Commissioner; he built Tutbury Castle and Duffield Castle and had large holdings in Derbyshire as well as 17 other counties.
1036 A.D. Henry de Ferrers (Sire de Ferriéres) born about 1036 Ferrieres, Normandy, France died 1088 Castle Tutbury, Staffordshire, England buried Castle Tutbury, Staffordshire, England (m) Lady Berta (Bertha?) (born about 1040 Gostenois, Normandy, France died Darley, Derbyshire, England) They married about 1061 Normandy, France and had Henry went with William the Conquerer to England in 1066 and settled in England. The estate of Stebbings was given to Henry by William the Conquerer. Henry was comissioned by King William to make the great survey of the realm. Henry held 210 lordships (among the best in England)


Another source states:

The town of Stebbins England became the ancestral home after William the Conquerer (also a Stebbins Ancestor) conquered England in 1066 A.D. and established Henry de Ferrers, son of Walkelin at Stebbing.

1062 Robert de Ferrers 1st Earl of Derby born about 1062 Derbyshire, England (christened Charterley, Staffordshire, England) and died 1139 (m) Lady Hawise de Vitre (she was born about 1069 Vitre, Brittany, France) They were married about 1087 in Brittany, France and had Robert served at the head of the Derbyshire men in King Stephens victory over King David of Scotland, was named by King Stephen Earl of Derby. Also Lord of Tutbury, Commander at Battle of the Standard in 1138, having contributed greatly to King Stephen’s victory over King David of Scotland, was created by that monarch Earl of Derby 1138. He married Hawise deVitre.


Robert de Ferrers, 2nd Earl of Ferrières (1062-1139) was created Earl of Derby by King Stephen in 1138 for his valiant conduct at the Battle of Northallerton. He was married to Hawise de Vitre and died in 1139

Robert deFerriers II, Earl of Derby, Earl of Ferrieres, He married Margaret Peveril, (daughter of William Peveril, Lord of Nottingham. Died: 1139) This Robert died before 1160, but before that they had Another source says: Robert de Ferrers II 2nd Earl of Derby (1118-1162) (m) Lady Margaret Peverel (of William the Conquerer King of England) Margaret Peverel was born Abt 1114 Of, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. They married Abt 1135 Robert Acceded: 1139 Died: BEF 1160 Interred: Merevale Abbey
William de Ferrers 3rd Earl of Derby (m) Lady Sibilla de Braose and had: Succeeded and had many honors added: became a Crusader 1190, 3rd Earl of Derby, Earl of Ferriers, 1167, died in 1190 at Acre. Other reports say he died after 31 December 1189 Seige of Acre, Jerusalem, Palestine buried before 21 October 1190 Normandy, France William Accompanied King Richard the Lion Hearted to the Holy Land in the 3rd Crusade where he lost his life at the seige of Acre during June and July of 1191. Other reports say he died 21 October 1190 Seige of Acre, Jerusalem, Palestine buried Normandy, France William (Robert) de Ferrers 4th Earl of Derby (1136-1190) Derby, Derbyshire, England Was arbitrator between the Kings of Castile and navarre 1190; took the Cross 1187, became a Crusader 1190, married Sybilla Breckwork, daughter of Lord Breckwork. He died before Acre 1190.


Other reports say: William married Sibyl deBraiose. (she was born about 1157 Bramber, Sussex, England and she died after 05 February 1227/28 England her father was William, Lord of Bramber De Braiose) They were married about 1173/74? In Sussex, England.

William de Ferrers 4th Earl of Derby b. 1162 Ferrers, Derbyshire, England died 22 September 1247 (m) Agnes de Keveliok, daughter of the Earl of Chester and had Other reports say of Agnes: 1192 – Agnes, Lady of Chartley De Keveliock – daughter of Hugh, 6th Earl of Chester De Keveliock.Interesting that Lady Agnes Meschines Chester of King Swen’s lineage and King Alfred the Great’s lineage and Lady Godiva as well.
William de Ferrers 5th Earl Acceded: 1247 Died: 24 MAR 1254, Evington, Leicester Interred: 31 MAR 1254, Merevale Abbey (m) 1219 – Sibyl Marshall born 1209 (some say 1204) Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales christened 1209 St. David’s, Pembrokeshire, Wales – she died 27 April 1245 they were married before 14 May 1219 Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales , then Married second Margaret De Quency [Quincy].(-1280) In 1239, they had It is also recorded that Alfred the Great King of England (m) Lady Ethelbirth, had Princes Ethelfleda who (m) Ethelred Earl of Mercia and had Lady Elfwina who (m) Edulf of Devon and had Leofwine, Earl of Marcia who (m) Lady Alward of Anglia and had Leofric the Great, Earl of Mercia who (m) Lady Godiva ov Coventry Town, who when wearing no clothes rode a horse through the streets protesting the condition of the people (the story states that Leofric ordered all inside while allowing her protest, threatening to kill any who looked). Together, they had Algar[ Aelfga] Earl of Mercia rwho (m) Lady Alversa [Aelfgifu?] and had Edwin, the Last Earl of Mercia, killed in Battle in 1071, but was the father of Lady Lucia who (m) Randle de Meschines, first Earl of Chester and had Randle, Earl of Chester who (m) Lady Bertred de Evereaux, and had Lady Agnes Meschines de CHester who (m) William de Ferrers, 6th Earl of Derby and had John Ferrers de Stebbing.
1239-1279 William [Robert] de Ferrers, 6th Earl of Derby De Ferrers (m) Lady Agnes Meschines de Chester and had [some sources say] Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl of Derby (m) Alianore De Bohun died at age 40 (was poisoned) in 1279 Alianore was daugter of Humphrey De Bohun


Another Source says:

He rebelled against King Henry III and was arrested and imprisoned first in the Tower of London, then in Windsor Castle, and his lands and earldom were forfeited.

.Interesting that Lady Agnes Meschines Chester of King Swen’s lineage and King Alfred the Great’s lineage and Lady Godiva as well.

John, Baron Ferrers of Chartley De Ferrers de Stebbing [May have ] Born : 20 Jun 1271 Cardiff, Wales (m) Hawise De Muscegros, died 1312 but on 25 March 1309 had John held the Stebbings estate for King John of England. He is reported to be the first to take the name of de Stebbing
Robert, Baron Ferrers of Chartley De Ferrers who (m) Joan, Lady of Willisham De la Mote and before 1350 had These are of questionable ancestry to the Stebbins name
Sir Robert DeFerrers (m) ,who before dying ion 24 Dec 1380 had in 1373
Robert, Baron Ferrers of Wemm de Ferrers

Direct Stebbins Bloodline of the Michael Stebbins’ Family


John STEBBING Born ABT 1420 in Kettleburgh, Suffolk

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown Married: ABT 1440 in Kettleburgh, Suffolk, England Children

William STEBBING b: 1440 in Kettleburgh, Suffolk,

Thomas STEBBING b: ABT 1450 in Kettleburgh, Suffolk, E

John STEBBING b: 1452 in Kettleburgh, Suffolk, England

Marriage 2 UNKNOWN in Kettleburgh, Suffulk, England

The Stebbing family of England probably took their surname from theparish of Stebbing in Hinkford Hundred, county Essex (Greenlee, Ralph Stebbine & Greenlee, Robert Lemuel, The Stebbins Genealogy, (1904), pp. 13-50).
John STEBBING Born 1452 in Kettleburgh, Suffolk, Married: ABT 1470 in Kettleburgh, Suffolk, and had

Thomas STEBBING b: 1475 in Kettleburgh, Suffolk, England

Catherine STEBBING b: 1476 in Townstall, Dartmouth, England

Thomas Stebbing Born: 1475 Married: ABT 1500 in Kettleburgh, Suffolk, England and had

John STEBBING b: ABT 1503 in Kettleburgh, Suffolk, England


An anecdote from someone elses genealogy page:

“… There in the church we found a brass in the floor by the altar to Arthur Penning and his two wives, Frances daughter of William Stebbing of Kentons who died in 1559 and Katherine daughter of Anthony Broke of Cretingham who died in 1614. Arthur died in 1593. On the ceiling of the church there are several coats of Arms including the Pennings and the Stebbings. According to the church pamphlet one of the bells also has the initials A.P. indicating that Arthur donated the bell to the church and his initials are also on one of the front pews. So he was obviously and important man there.

Sounds to me as though there should be a William Stebbing born about 1500. (Assume that a 1st wife died young, perhaps around 30, and that her father was about 30 when he had her.) “

John Stebbing Birth: ABT 1503 in Kettleburgh, Suffolk, England

Married Alice BEF 1524 in Kettleburgh, Suffulk, and had

William STEBBING b: ABT 1521 in Essex, England

William Stebbins was born about 1521 in Essex, England. He died 28 May 1561 in Bocking Parish, Essex, England.
William Stebbins (William ) was born 1540 in Bocking, Essex, England. With Rose Rugle, he had the following children:

  • Thomas Francis Stebbins
  • William Stebbins 1561 in Bocking, Essex
  • Elizabeth Stebbins was born 1568. Elizabeth married John Leavens on 16 Jun 1602 in Bocking, Essex County, England. John was born about 1565.


ID: I10482 Name: William STEBIGNE Sex: M Birth: 1538 in Bocking, Essex, England BIRTH: Alternate birth: About 1542 Woodham, Martiner Parrish, Essex, England

Note: Surname may be spelled Stebinge. Famous Political US Leaders has him traced in two different lines, one spelled as Stebbens and the other as Stebbins.


Father: William STEBBING b: ABT 1521 in Essex, England

Marriage 1 Rose RUGLE Married: ABT 1563 in Essex, England


William STEBBINS b: ABT 1561 in Bocking, Essex, England

Thomas Francis STEBBING b: 1564 in Bocking, Essex, England

George STEBBING b: ABT 1565

William STEBBING b: ABT 1567 in Black Notley, Essex, England

Elizabeth STEBBING b: ABT 1568 in Bocking, Essex, England

Sources: Title: GenCircles.com Note: ABBR GenCircles.com Title: The Chamberlain Family Note

Sir Thomas Francis Stebbins Was born 1564 in Bocking, Essex, England. He died 16 Oct 1660 in Bocking, Essex England (or Brookins, Essex, Eng.). Thomas married Ellen on 1591 in Bocking, Essex, England. Ellen was born about 1565 in Bocking, Essex, England. She died 1612 in Bocking, Essex, England. They had the following children:

  • Dennis Stebbins was born about 1590. He died 6 Nov 1590.
  • Rowland Stebbins
  • Martin Stebbins
  • Elizabeth Stebbins was born 7 May 1598 in Black Notley, Essex County, England.


Rowland Stebbins (1592-14 December 1671) Sarah WHITING, b. 1591; d. Oct 1649



  • John STEBBINS Born: 1626 at: England Married: 14 MAR 1646 at: Springfield, Hampden, MA Died: 7 MAR 1678 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Spouses: Mary Anne MUNSON Abigail BARTLETT
  • Thomas STEBBINS Born: ABT 1620 at: England Married: 16 NOV 1645 at: Springfield, Hampden, MA Died: 25 SEP 1683 at: Springfield, Hampden, MA Spouses: Hannah WRIGHT
  • Sarah STEBBINS Born: ABT 1623 at: England Married: 14 JAN 1641 at: Springfield, Hampden, MA Died: at: Springfield, Hampden, MA Spouses: Thomas MERRICK
  • Elizabeth STEBBINS Born: ABT 1628 at: England Married: 2 MAR 1647 at: Springfield, Hampden, MA Died: 28 OCT 1700 at: Springfield, Hampden, MA Spouses: John CLARK


More info on Rowland Stebbins


Rowland arrived in MA on November 12, 1634; settled in Roxbury MA 1634; moved to to Agawam (Springfield) MA 1639 and was granted lot # 5, 10 rods wide 24 Dec 1640; pioneer of Northampton MA 1656; Springfield MA 1663; Northampton MA after Feb 1664/5: will 1 Mer 1669/70; died 14 Dec 1671 Northampton MA: bur Northampton MA.

John Stebbins Born: 1626 at: England Married: 14 MAR 1646 at: Springfield, Hampden, MA Died: 7 MAR 1678 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Spouses: Mary Anne MUNSON and Abigail BARTLETT


With Mary Anne Munson, John had:

  1. Anna STEBBINS Born: 10 APR 1651 at: Springfield, Hampden, MA
  2. Edward STEBBINS Born: 12 JUL 1653 at: Springfield, Hampden, MA
  3. Benony (Benoni?) STEBBINS Born: 23 JUN 1655 at: Springfield, Hampden, MA
  4. John (1647-1724) who married Dorothy Alexander, and who was captured, along with his entire family, at the Deerfield raid, and whom some of his children remained in Canada.
  5. Thomas (1649-1650).

With Abigail Bartlett (Daughter of Robert Bartlett)

  1. Hannah STEBBINS Born: 6 JUL 1664 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Married: BET 15 NOV 1679 AND 1685at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Died: 29 FEB 1704 at: Deerfield, Franklin, MA Spouses: John SHELDON
  2. Samuel STEBBINS Born: 21 JAN 1658 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Married: 14 MAR 1677 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Died: 3 SEP 1732 at: Spouses: Mary FRENCH Sarah WILLIAMS
  3. Abigail STEBBINS Born: 24 SEP 1660 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Married: 30 MAY 1678 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Died: ABT 1748 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Spouses: William PHELPS
  4. Thomas STEBBINS Born: 6 MAY 1662 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Married: 17 DEC 1701 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Died: 28 APR 1712 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Spouses: Sarah STRONG Elizabeth WRIGHT
  5. Mary STEBBINS Born: 10 SEP 1666 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Married: 17 NOV 1683 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Died: 8 MAY 1705 at: Durham, Middlesex, CT Spouses: Thomas STRONG
  6. Sarah STEBBINS Born: 4 JUN 1668 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Married: 24 FEB 1687 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Died: at: Spouses: William SOUTHWELL
  7. Joseph STEBBINS Born: 17 JAN 1669 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Married: at: Died: 3 JUN 1681
  8. Deborah STEBBINS Born: 5 MAR 1671 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Married: 4 FEB 1690 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Spouse: Benjamin ALVORD
  9. Benjamin STEBBINS Born: 3 MAR 1674 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Married: 21 DEC 1709 at: Hampton, Windham, CT. Spouses: Mary ASHLEY
  10. Rebecca STEBBINS Born: 20 FEB 1676 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Married: 1697 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Died: 8 MAY 1712 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Spouses: Nathaniel STRONG
  11. Thankful STEBBINS Born: 11 MAY 1678 (note this is after her father died) at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Married: 18 JUL 1700 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Died: 24 MAY 1744 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA Spouses: Jerijah STRONG


John Stebbins was probably a farmer; taxed for 27 1/2 acres land 1646 Springfield MA; 2 acre land grant Springfield MA 21 Feb 1649: Roxbury MA 1651; 3 acre land grant Springfield MA 25 Dec 1651; 10 acre land grant Springfield MA 30 Jan 1655;


His death was ‘probably’ by accident at his sawmill.

Another account says: John settled in Northampton MA 1656; marr 2nd 17 Dec 1657 Northampton MA Abigail BARTLETT, she died 10 Oct 1710 at So Hadley Falls MA; he died 7 March 1678/9 Northampton MA,

John and Mary Anne Munson Married May 14 1746 Mary Anne was the widow of Abraham Munson who was drowned in the Connecticut River Oct 29, 1645.

Consider that

“Justice in 17th Century Deerfield.” Cases selected by Kevin Sweeny states:

May 2, 1655

(John’s son at 8 years old… )John Stebbins (b 1647) beinge taken notice for misbehavinge himself towards his aged Father calling him Old foole and uttering other unseemingly words toward him was the day abovesaid examined thereof: and the matter beinge not ripe for fynall issue, the said John Stebin did before the Commissioners bynd himselfe in the summ of Forty pounds to appeare before Authority here established to make answer for the said misbehaving himselfe to his Father when he shall be thereunto required.

This matter beinge further considered there was not found full proofe of such evil carriage whereupon he was released and discharged of his bond above mentioned:

Pynchon Court Record, p. 234.

Thomas Stebbins Born: 6 MAY 1662 at: Northampton, Hampshire, MA. On September 26, 1684 he married Elizabeth WRIGHT, daughter of Samuel WRIGHT and Elizabeth BURT. Thomas died 28 April 1712. He had

  • Thomas April 2, 1689 – died Oct 2 1689 seven months old
  • Hannah – 1691
  • Thomas b ?? d. 1752
  • Josiah 9/1694 – 1724
  • Joseph Stebbins March 30 1697
  • Experience – March 4 1703
  • Mary Dec 24 1705 married 1734 to Noah Strong


Thomas took the “oath of allegiance” Feb 8 1678. He was appoointed as a fence viewer and served in this role from 1696 to 1696.
Joseph Stebbins b. 30 March 1697 died 31 Jan 1780 had


Joseph Stebbins was born 30 Mar 1697 in Northampton, MA. He died 31 Jan 1780 in Northfield, MA. Joseph married Mary Williams daughter of Zebediah Williams and Sarah Hawks, on 1718 in Northampton, MA. Mary was born 13 Feb 1700/1701 in Northampton, MA. She died 23 Dec 1786 in Northfield, MA. They had the following children:

  • Mary Stebbins 1719
  • Joseph Stebbins 1721
  • Zebediah Stebbins 10/29 1723
  • Sarah Stebbins was born 27 Jan 1726/1727 in Northfield, MA. She died 11 Sep 1809 in Northfield, MA. Sarah married Thomas Taylor on 1755. Thomas died 24 Mar 1778.
  • Josiah Stebbins 10/20 1729
  • Anna Stebbins was born 15 Sep 1731 in Northfield, MA. She died 5 Nov 1732 in Northfield, MA.
  • Anna Stebbins 9/15 1731 died young 11/5 1732
  • Anna Stebbins 11/10 1734
  • Elizabeth Stebbins 10/8 1736
  • Elisha Stebbins 3/26 1743


Joseph Stebbins first settled in Deerfield (Franklin Co.) Mass. but in 1726 bo’t “the William CLARKE lot (19 rods 11 feet wide)” in Northfield, and “resided there the rest of his life”.


Page 167, Vol. I STEBBINS GENEALOGY by Greenleaf (wasn’t it Greely?) cites the HISTORY OF NORTHFIELD, MASS. pages 181,230,237,277-88,also pages 19,45,65 and 315 all revealing his activities, travels, land ownership, and prowess at fighting the Indians. He built a log house at Ashuelot (NH),owned an island near the mouth of the Ashuelot river in the Connecticut River, built house “west of the River” in Vernon (VT).etc.

Joseph Stebbins (II) was born 13 Jan 1721 in Deerfield, MA. He died 6 Feb 1784 in Vernon, VT. Joseph married Thankful Belding, daughter of Stephen Belding and Mindwell Wright, on 1741 in Northfield, MA. Thankful was born 6 Jan 1717/1718 in Northfield, MA. She died 9 May 1788 in Vernon, VT. They had the following children:

  1. Tabitha Stebbins was born after 1742 in Vernon, VT. Tabitha married Zurr Evans of Chesterfield.
  2. Thankful Stebbins 1745
  3. Mary Stebbins was born 6 Jun 1747 in Vernon, VT. She died 14 Oct 1774 in Guilford, VT. Mary married Timithy Root, son of Samuel Root and Mary Alexander, on 22 Jun 1773. Timithy was born 27 Jul 1743. He died 12 Dec 1843.
  4. Elijah Stebbins was born 27 Apr 1749 in Vernon, VT. He died in Vernon, VT.
  5. Elijah , Sr Stebbins
  6. Lucy Stebbins was born 31 May 1752.
  7. Eliakim StebbinsNov 17, 1753
  8. Abner Stebbins, Aug 9 1755
  9. Joseph Stebbins was born 10 Oct 1757 in Vernon, VT – died young
  10. Joseph Stebbins baptized 1761


Eliakim Stebbins was born 17 Nov 1753 in Vernon, VT. He died 28 Jul 1836 in Vernon, VT. Eliakim married Rebecca Hawks, daughter of Colonel John Hawks and Elizabeth Nims, on 4 Aug 1785 in Deerfield, MA. Rebecca was born 4 Jul 1753 in Deerfield, MA. She died 9 Feb 1816 in Vernon, VT. They had the following children:

  1. Solomon Stebbins
  2. Eliakim Stebbins was born 17 Jun 1789. Eliakim married Elizabeth Morley on 19 Mar 1815.
  3. Rebecca Stebbins
  4. John Stebbins1794


John Stebbins was born 15 Jan 1794 in Vernon, VT. He died 12 Aug 1875 in Vernon, VT. John married Harriet Houghton, daughter of Nehemiah Houghton and Lydia Dodge, on 12 Jul 1825 in Vernon, VT. Harriet was born 6 Mar 1805 in Vernon, VT. She died 15 Jan 1864 in Vernon, VT. They had the following children:

  1. Alonzo Stebbins married Cornelia Holland —->
  2. Lorenzo Stebbins was born 15 Nov 1827 in Vernon, VT. Lorenzo married Ellen O Walton on 12 Aug 1856.
  3. John Stebbins
  4. Harriet Stebbins
  5. Calista Stebbins was born 29 Jun 1832 in Vernon, VT. She died 23 Oct 1882 in California. Calista married Charles Lyman in California. Charles died 29 Mar 1889 in California.
  6. Alfred Stebbins b. 1834
  7. Melissa Stebbins
  8. Lydia Houghton Stebbins


Alonzo Stebbins was born 29 Aug 1826 in Vernon, VT. He died in Vernon, VT. Alonzo married Cornelia S Holland on 18 Jul 1855. Cornelia died in Vernon, VT. They had the following children:

  1. Emma Florence Stebbins was born 14 Nov 1857. She died 10 Mar 1876.
  2. Agnes Serenco Stebbins was born 5 Jul 1860. Married John Gray
  3. Etta Louise Stebbins was born 14 Aug 1864.
  4. Roland Alonzo Stebbins was born 30 Jun 1869.


Alfred Stebbins was born 4 Sep 1834 in Vernon, VT.


Profession: Librarian. Politics: Republican. Religion: liberal.

ALFRED STEBBINS graduated at Amherst College August 9, 1860, and spent several years teaching in the South and West. In 1863 he went to California, where he was employed in the custom house, and was afterwards
deputy collector of internal revenue. He was a mounted rifleman in the frontier service and traveled many thousand miles. While in California, he was also librarian of the Mercantile Library at San Francisco.

Final Residence: Oakland, California (1889). Alfred died in Oakland

Alfred married Edith Large, daughter of William P Large and Sally Rowena Guthrie, on 13 Dec 1869 in Dubuque, IA. Edith was born 21 Oct 1845 in Putnam, OH. She died in Oakland, CA.

They had the following children:

  1. Elwyn Wilfred Stebbins was born 15 Sep 1870.
  2. Londa Loleta Stebbins was born 30 May 1872.


Children of Agnes Serene Stebbins and John C. Gray:

  1. Edith Florence Gray (b. 26 May 1889) Married Robert J. Kuhn July 14, 1919
  2. Emma Stebbins Gray (05 Feb 1894

Edith and Robert J. Kuhn had


Robert S. Kuhn (b. May 28 1923) who in 1956 M. Licia DiVona and together had Felicia Maristella Kuhn in June  1965. I (Michael)had the pleasure to meet Felicia in the mid 90’s in south Vermont.

Elwyn Wilfred Stebbins b. 15 Sep 1870 — died May 20 1950 at 79 years old married [Emma] Marion Long b. 31 Dec 1881

Together they had

  • Alfred ‘Keith’ Stebbins March 26, 1904 — died July 6 1974
  • Margeret Stebbins October 26, 1905 — died July, 1970
  • Edith Stebbins November 28, 1908


Elwyn was a graduate of MIT with a degree in Mining Engineering. He continued in this field until he retired.


Marion was a graduate of University of California Berkely with a M.A. [in drama and an M.A?] in English. She became chairman of the Drama Department [some say Speech and Dramatic Arts] at Mills College in Oakland where she remained until her retirement, although with some years out for study in New York, travel, acting assignments, and administrative positions at Mills College. Some records show that Marion Long Stebbins died in 1956.

Margeret Stebbins had no children. Margaret was a graduate of Stanford University, was a gardening expert who co owned the Page Mill Nursery near Palo Alto California.  Edith, a graduate of Mills COllege was an actress and a community theater director; in 1946, whe married John Jennings and had one daughter: Penelope Ann Jennings born September 4, 1952.

Records show that Edith died in or near Modesto in 1992.

Alfred Keith Stebbins March 26, 1904 — died July 6 1974


Keith had:

  • by Ruth Yates Stebbins
    • Malcom Stebbins b. April 1934
  • by Betty Gundlach Stebbins
    • Michael Stebbins b. May 29, 1937 at Santa Rosa, CA
  • by Lucille Perry Ridley Stebbins
    • Janice 11-27-1948
    • Marian, 8-21-1950
    • Linda, 8-11-1954
    • Catherine, 4-18-1956


Betty Gundlach Stebbins was of the Gundlach (German) Richardson Price (Wales 17xx) Gano (Fighting Chaplain) line
Michael Stebbins May 29, 1937 married Patricia Ann Lima and had

  1. Christian Michele Stebbins 3-1964 – married 2004 to Mitch Roseneau
  2. Michael Kirk Stebbins 2 1965 Mountain View, California


Particia Ann Lima Stebbins b. 1942 was of the Lima & Dimartino line from Palermo Sicily
Michael Kirk Stebbins Feb 1965 married October 1986 Karen Lea Hughes 11 1965 and had

  1. Natasha Leanne Stebbins Jan 1988
  2. Tyler Michael Stebbins Aug 1989
  3. Travis Jonathan Stebbins Aug 1989


Karen Lea Hughes Stebbins was of the Hughes Jackson line.


TLC Family Camp 2006

All Stebbins on stage.

Family Camp 2006

Twin Lakes Family Camp. Music. Families. Adventures. Fun.

Game Night in the Stebbbins’ Cabin

Catch Phrase isn’t the point (even though we do keep points). I’ts about hanging out together.

Some Moments in the Music…

Karen, Michael, Tyler, Travis (Natasha is on the Drums this time)

Five Stebbins, One North Shore House, Six Days

I took the family to Oahu for a week. What a great place. We enjoyed renting a house on the North Shore, lots of snorkeling and exploring the island.

Oahu 2006

One week in Oahu North Shore

Five Stebbins, One North Shore House, Six Days

Even though I had to work through some of the vacation, we had a great time.

Baccarat Betting System

Someone told be about a betting method that wins big on Baccarat.

Part of it is secret, but the betting part of the method is as old as gambling itself. It’s commonly called the Martingale system. Just for kicks I wrote a rough script that tests out the Martingale betting system. Check it out.

Come back and let me know what your observations are.

London, Stebbing, and Punting on the Cam

London, Stebbing, and Punting on the Cam

May 2005, I was in London for a conference. Stephen and Angelina Turner were kind enough to take me around my ancestral village of Stebbing as well as Cambridge University.

Here’s a few photos.

Late May 2005 – I visited London (Islington) for a Trade Show (Search Engine Strategies). The show went well. Food was surprisingly good, yet expensive.
The Flight from LA to London on Virgin Atlantic. Very small seats compared to American, but very good service.

The Heathrow Express Train Station

Inside the Express

Outside the Express

Paddington Station. Switching to the Hammersmith & City line

Hans during booth setup

In the midst of the show

The show was held at the Islington Business Design Center

Covent Garden Area – near Drury Lane

More Covent Garden

Crossing the street was a unique experience
On Saturday, I traveled up to Stansted Airport and met Stephen and Angelina who were kind enough to show me around Stebbing. and then later, Cambridge
The church in Stebbing has gargoyles

The screen is made of one piece of stone

Probably not the original organ

The stained glass was replaced with clear glass

The inside of the church is much brighter without stained glass

Ravens (or crows?) are carved into the wood of the ceiling.

A plate was moved from the floor to the wall when a new lectern was installed.

Gargoyles outside as well

Entrance to Stebbing Church

From the road around 11:00 A.M.

Part of the Manor house

The Stebbing Hare Scramble was canceled due to a restriction on land use.

The Manor House – note the garden in the back

Manor house again

Driving up to the Church

The main road in Stebbing

White Hart Pub in Stebbing. Good food.

Older architecture

Down a side street in Stebbing

Stephen and Angelina in Stebbing

Back on the street in Stebbing

I was told this is a “Lion Head” rabbit. Anyone?

Stephen and Angelina took me on a tour of Cambridge

Christ’s College during testing

Kings College?

View from the tower of the Great St. Mary’s Church

Streets among the colleges at Cambridge

Clare COllege

Dining hall at Clare College

Clare College

The Cam

Gardens of Clare College

Stephen was quite good at punting

I (Michael) just enjoyed the scenery and the ride.

Going under bridges required skill on the part of the punter.

Even though 8+ months pregnant, Angelina was clearly a capable punter.

Name the duck, win a prize
Students letting off after testing Trinity College

Arm of Titanium. Surgery Done!

May 05 2005: Surgery is done. Now I restrain one arm for 40 days. A lotta stuff torn up in there, but I think doc got it all.

For the truly sick, here’s a few shots of the actual procedure (Not for those with a weak stomach).