Pierre Christie Stevens of Pennsylvania
Appointed From Maryland, Major, Additional Paymaster of U. S. Volunteers, 9 September 1898
Honorably discharged, 7 May 1901
Captain, Paymaster, U. S. Army, 8 February 1901
Born in 1858 and died on April 20, 1919. He served in World War I. His tomb, among other family members in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery, is enscribed:
The last of the Stevens' whose service to their country has been unbroken for 110 years.”
Pierre Christie Stevens
Birth:14 July 1858, Washington, District Of Columbia
Father: Thomas Holdup Stevens
Mother: Maria Christie
From the book The Society of the Sons of the Revolution in the District of Columbia – 1920
Pierre Christie Stevens – Admitted January 26, 1891 – Died April 20,. 1919. Major, U.S. Army (Retired). Great-great-grandson of Comfort SAGE (—- 1799); Lieutenant-Colonel of Connecticut State Troops commanded by Colonel James WADSWORTH, which served at Boston from December, 1775, to February,
1776; Colonel of Third Battalion, under Brigadier-General James WADSWORTH, which was raised in June, 1776, to reinforce General WASHINGTON at New York; engaged in the Battle of Long Island.
MRS. PIERRE STEVENS DIES IN WASHINGTON
Was Widow of Army Major – Her Ancestors Among The Founders of Maryland
WASHINGTON, February 28, 1931 – Mrs. Sarah Goldsborough Magruder Stevens, widow of Major Pierre Christie Stevens, U.S.A., died this week in her seventy-third year in the Georgetown section of Washngton.
Mrs. Stevens was the mother of Mrs. Frederick C. Hicks, widow of Representative Hicks of Long Island, who at one time was alien property custodian. She was the daughter of Dr. William Bowie Magruder and the former Elizabeth Worthington Gaither, and was descended through both partents from founders of the State of Maryland. Some of her forebearers came to this country before 1700.
One of her ancestors, Colonel Ninean Beall, was the founder of Georgetown,and a boulder in the yard of St. John's Episcopal Churchis a memorial to him. Colonel Beall was also Commander-in-Chief of the Maryland Colonial Forces.
The Magruder place in Prince George County, founded by another of her ancestors, is one of the oldest estates in this vicinity.
Mrs. Stevens was educated at Dr. Hutton's School in Montgomery County, Maryland. In 1885 she was married to the late Major Stevens, son of Rear Admiral Thomas Holdup Stevens and last of a Naval dynasty whose service to the country was continuous for more than 110 years. Major Stevens's grandfather, Commodore Thomas Holdup Stevens, died while in command of the Washigton NavyYard.
OYSTER BAY, New York – May 1, 1952 – Mrs. Marie Stevens Hicks Macneil, former wife of the Macneil of Barra, died here yesterday in her home, Old Seawanhaka House, Harbor Road. Her age was 65. Mrs. Macneil was the founder of the World War II Scottish Clans Evacuation plan for bombed-out English children.
She was born in Maryland, a daughter of Major Pierre C. Stevens, U.S.A., and Mrs. Sarah Magruder Stevens. She was a granddaughter of Rear Admiral ThomasH. Stevens 3rd, former commander of the United States Pacific Fleet; a great-granddaughter of Rear Admiral Thomas H. Stevens, Civil War hero, who comanded the Monitor after her fight with the Merrimac, and a great-great-grand daughterof CommodoreThomas H. Stevens, youngest American Captain at the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.
Mrs. Macneil started the Scottish Clans plan in 1940 as a privately endowed program. The plan was later adopted by the British Government.
Her first husband, Frederick C. Hicks, was a Congressman from, Long Island from 1914 to1920 and late was an Ambassador to South American countries. He died in 1925.
In 1936 she married theMacneil of Barra. They were divorced six years later.
STEVENS, SARAH GOLDSBOROUGH W/O PIERRE C
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/20/1919
- BURIED AT: SECTION W SITE 186
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
MACNEIL, MARIE S H D/O PIERRE C STEVENS
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/30/1952
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 186 XDP
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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