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date: 18 September 2019

Stevens, John Coxlocked

(24 September 1785–10 June 1857)
  • Thaddeus Russell

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Stevens, John Cox (24 September 1785–10 June 1857), yachtsman, was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, the son of John Stevens, an attorney and locomotive inventor, and Rachel Cox. Stevens grew up with his ten siblings on the Stevens family estate in Hoboken. After graduating from Columbia College in 1803, Stevens invested in the development of steam-propelled water vessels. In 1809 he married Maria C. Livingston, a member of the wealthy and prominent Livingston family of New Jersey. Stevens and his wife divided their time between the Hoboken property owned by the Stevens family, a mansion in Manhattan, and a large farmhouse on the western end of Long Island. In 1827 he and his brother ...

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