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At a Glance

Jane Ellen Stevens of Clinton, NC was one of the very early students at the Burwell School [1].


Jane Ellen Stevens was the daughter of Charles Stevens of Clinton, NC, and his second wife, Catherine Henry, who married in 1821. Jane's paternal grandparents were James Henry Stevens and Mary Murphy of Kerr, NC.

Jane Ellen Stevens married James Kerr of Kerr, NC on June 5, 1845, three months before her father's death. The couple built their home in Kerr, NC and it still stands today. Jane died on April 7, 1909 and is buried at her Kerr home [1].

Biographical Data

Important Dates

Jane Ellen Stevens was born on November 28, 1823. She died on April 7, 1909. She died on April 7, 1909 [1].

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  1. Mary Claire Engstrom. The Book of Burwell Students: Lives of Educated Women in the Antebellum South. (Hillsborough: Hillsborough Historic Commission, 2007).