Descendants of Phebe MCNUTT MCCALLISTER STINSON

Little is known about Phebe's first marriage.  She is listed as Phebe McCallister in the 1830 census of Oxford, Huron, Ohio with two females under five (presumably daughters), but no further record of them has been found.  Interestingly, in the 1830 census she is listed on the line beneath John McNutt.  From the ages in John's listing this appears to be David's son John.  It seems unlikely that John and Phebe would live so close to each other unless there was a close relationship between them.  The McNitt and McNutt history does not include Phebe as one of John's siblings and she was born too early to be a daughter or niece, so she may have been a cousin.

An interesting letter has survived, written by Harriet Louisa Harmon Smith to her sister, Elvira Harmon Bryant Barnes on May 15, 1887. They were daughters of Horatio and Lucy (Clark) Harmon.  One portion of that letter reads:

Donít you remember fatherís finding a cousin of his once when he was at Sandusky city after fish. It was when we lived at Mansfield by the name of John McNutt. The way he found him he was there and someone called him McNutt. Father went to him and told him he had an Aunt Abigail Harmon that married a man by the name of McNutt. He told father she was his mother and lived with him. Father went home with him to see his Aunt. She was an old lady-almost 80. Then Father and Mother went there a visiting it was in the summer of 1830.

Since this letter was written 57 years after the events by someone who was only 12 at the time and only heard about it second-hand from her parents, it would not be surprising if a few details were incorrect, but some researchers have taken this as proof that John McNutt was a son of Andrew McNutt and his wife Abigail Harmon.  If the McNitt and McNutt history is correct, John's father was named David.  It seems likely, however, that David McNutt was a brother of Andrew.  That would make John McNutt a nephew of Abigail Harmon McNutt.  This is pure speculation, but could Phebe McNutt be a daughter of Abigail Harmon McNutt.  Since John McNutt had two females age 70-79 in his household in 1830, could they have been his mother and his aunt -- possibly the mother of his cousin who lived next door?  One problem with this whole story is that all family trees on Ancestry.com show Abigail's date of death as 1820, so Horatio and Lucy couldn't have visited her in 1830.  Further research is needed before we can prove any of these possible relationships.

First Generation


1. Phebe MCNUTT was born on 15 Sep 1792 in , , New York. She died on 20 Aug 1851 in Clinton, Vermilion, Indiana.

Phebe married MCCALLISTER.

Phebe also married Andrew STINSON on 7 Aug 1830 in , Huron, Ohio. Andrew was born on 1 Jan 1784 in Chittenden, , Vermont. He died in 1878 in , Adair, Missouri.

They had the following children.

+ 2 M i Peter STINSON was born on 26 Jan 1832. He died on 30 May 1905.
+ 3 M ii Truman Chittenden STINSON was born on 14 Feb 1834. He died on 14 May 1892.
  4 M iii
Prosper STINSON was born in Oct 1839 in , Sandusky, Ohio.

Second Generation


2. Peter STINSON (Phebe ) was born on 26 Jan 1832 in , Erie, Ohio. He died on 30 May 1905 in Pleasant, Steuben, Indiana.

Peter married Sallie CLEVELAND on 24 Feb 1853 in , Sandusky, Ohio. Sallie was born on 9 May 1836 in , , Ohio. She died on 22 Mar 1891 in , Steuben, Indiana. She was buried in Lake Gage Cemetery, Angola, Steuben, Indiana.

They had the following children.

  5 F i
Louisa STINSON was born on 23 Jul 1854 in , , Ohio. She died on 29 Jul 1867 in , Steuben, Indiana. She was buried in Lake Gage Cemetery, Angola, Steuben, Indiana.
  6 F ii
Elizabeth "Libbie" STINSON was born in 1858 in , , Ohio. She died in 1919 in , Steuben, Indiana. She was buried in Lake Gage Cemetery, Angola, Steuben, Indiana.
       
Libbie married Joseph MCINTYRE.
       
Libbie also married Horatio M. HOWELL. Horatio was born in 1854. He died in 1941 in , Steuben, Indiana. He was buried in Lake Gage Cemetery, Angola, Steuben, Indiana.
  7 F iii
Nellie STINSON was born on 26 Sep 1865 in , , Indiana. She died on 4 Jul 1966. She was buried in Lake Gage Cemetery, Angola, Steuben, Indiana.

Peter also married Mary E. BUELL, daughter of E. BUELL and Harriet MOORE, on 2 Apr 1893 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan. Mary was born in Jan 1850 in , , Ohio.

3. Truman Chittenden STINSON (Phebe ) was born on 14 Feb 1834 in , , Ohio. He died on 14 May 1892 in Creighton, Knox, Nebraska.

Truman married Elizabeth Lovilla NIHART. Elizabeth was born on 5 Sep 1834. She died on 9 Dec 1925. She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Creighton, Knox, Nebraska.

They had the following children.

  8 M i
Elias Putnam STINSON was born on 7 Dec 1859. He died on 14 Feb 1916. He was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Philip, Haakon, South Dakota.
       
Elias married Viola DAY. Viola was born on 11 Dec 1882. She died on 9 Feb 1962. She was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Philip, Haakon, South Dakota.
  9 M ii
Alfred Emmet STINSON was born on 18 May 1861. He died on 25 Jun 1931. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Turle Lake, Polk, Wisconsin.
       
Alfred married Caroline Katherine HOFERER. Caroline was born on 3 Jun 1864. She died on 10 Apr 1935. She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Turle Lake, Polk, Wisconsin.
  10 F iii
Mary Elizabeth STINSON was born on 31 Jul 1863. She died on 17 Dec 1943. She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Creighton, Knox, Nebraska.
       
Mary married WARREN.
  11 M iv
Allen Stark STINSON was born on 6 Aug 1875. He died on 14 May 1942. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Creighton, Knox, Nebraska.
       
Allen married Regina Lena ULRICH. Regina was born on 12 Sep 1880. She died on 1 May 1935. She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Creighton, Knox, Nebraska.
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