Phebe Stephens

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
Phebe Stephens, daughter of Thomas Stephens and Elizabeth Cook, was born at Southampton, Suffolk Co., New York, 2 January 1681/82.1 She died 15 December 1729,2 and was buried at Mecox Cemetery, Bridgehampton, Suffolk Co., New York, where her stone is inscribed:
Here lies Burrd the Body of
Phebe Mitchell
Wife of John Mitchell
Who Decd Dembr ye 15th 1729.
Aged 42 yrs.2

Phebe married John Mitchell, son of John Mitchell and Sarah (…).3,4

Given her age at death as 42, Hoff and Macy suggest that if she was born a Stephens, perhaps the Phebe born 2 Jan 1681/2 died young and this is a second Phebe Stephens, born about 1687.5


John Mitchell b. 1684, d. bef. 19 Nov 1762
This person was last edited on22 Aug 2015


  1. [S968] Henry P. Hedges, William S. Pelletreau, Edward H. Foster, William J. Post and James A. Early, The First Book of Records of the Town of Southampton Long Island, N. Y., With Other Ancient Documents of Historic Value, Six Volumes (title varies). Southampton, New York: Town of Southampton, 1874-1915, 2:295. CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of the Town of Southampton, New York (, 2007), further cited as Hedges et al., STR.
  2. [S979] James Truslow Adams, Memorials of Old Bridgehampton(Bridgehampton, Long Island: p.p., 1916), 329, further cited as Adams, Bridgehampton.
  3. [S1988] Henry B. Hoff and Harry Macy Jr., "Thomas Stephens of Southampton," Suffolk County Historical Society Register 21 (Spring 1996): 115-121, at 118, further cited as Hoff and Macy, "Thomas Stephens."
  4. [S171] George Rogers Howell, The Early History of Southampton L.I., New York with Genealogies. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged. Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 2nd ed., 1887, 343 #2. CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of the Town of Southampton, New York (, 2007), further cited as History of Southampton.
  5. [S1988] Hoff and Macy, "Thomas Stephens," 121 n36.
  6. [S171] Howell, History of Southampton, 343 #3.