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Stephen A. Utter ( 1844 - ? )
1. STEPHEN A. UTTER was born ca. 1844 in New York. The 1844 birth date is base on the age of 26 in the 1870 Census. Also known as Steve Utter.
He was one of the historical people that was involved with Deadwood, North Dakota.
Father: John Utter
Mother: Mary Haines
The names of the parents was given as Jose Utter and Maria Haines in the marriage entry of S. A. Utter and Manuela Melon in the IGI of New Mexico.
His relationship to Charles H. Utter is not clear at the moment. Some say that "Charley Utter" was his brother, another says perhaps a cousin.
From the 1850 Census of Owasco, Cayuga, New York, we find the following:
Lines 16-19, 183/176
John M. Haines 59 M Carpenter
Charity " 56 F "
Mary E. " 20 F "
Stephen Utter 6 M " (Attended School within the year)
On the same page, Lines 35-40, 187/200
Stephen Haines 45 M Carpenter
Sarah " 42 F "
Austin " 17 M "
Corydon " 21 M "
Lyman " 13 M "
Nancy " 12 F " (Attended School within the year)
We see that Stephen Utter is living with John M. and Charity Haines, they could be Stephen's grandparents. I list the family of Stephen Haines which was lissted on the same page on the census. But it shows that the name Stephen is used in the Haines family.
It is not known where the parents of Stephen Utter is at that time. They may be living elsewhere or that they have since died and Stephen is raised by the grandparents.
Stephen Utter married ALMA --- ? --- by 1867 or 1868 in New York.
By 1869 they were living in Colorado.
From the 1870 Census of Georgetown, Clear Creek, Colorado Territory, Enumerated 5th day of Sept 1870, we find Stephen and Charles Utter's families on the same page:
Lines 4-8, 83/74
Utter Stephen 26 M W
Mule Packer 1000 / - New York
Alma 24 F W Keeping House New York
Agnes 2 F W New York
Harriel* 1 F W Colorado
* probably because the enumerator was lazy he didn't "dash the t" the name "Harriel" is probably actually "Harriet".
Lines 24-25, 89/79
Utter Charles 32 M W
7000/7000 New York
Matilda 19 F W Keeping House Wisconsin
(Matilda's Father of foreign birth and Mother of foreign birth)
Stephen A. Utter married Manuela Melon on
(To be continued)
1. 1850 Census of New York, Cayuga, Owasco, Image No. 27, Ancestry.com, Household of John M. Haines, Lines 16-19, Stamped Page No. 167. December 28, 2006 Thursday 3:00 PM.
2. 1870 Census of Colorado Territory, Clear Creek, Georgetown, Image No. 8, Ancestry.com. The households of Stephen Utter and Charles Utter, Lines 4-8 and Lines 24-25. December 28, 2006 Thursday 2:00 PM.
Last updated December 29, 2006 Friday 8:50 PM
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