Capt. Leonard Cooper Jr.
Christina Troenberger
William Stephens
(Abt 1797-)
Mary Cooper
(1800-Bef 1850)
Margaret Rittenour Stephens


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1. Samuel S. Bucher

Margaret Rittenour Stephens 1

  • Born: 12 Jan 1827, Stephens City, Frederick, VA
  • Marriage (1): Samuel S. Bucher on 14 Apr 1846 in Middletown, Frederick, MD 1
  • Died: 10 Apr 1915, Kansas City, Jackson, MO at age 88
  • Buried: Kansas City: Union Cemetery, Jackson, MO

   Another name for Margaret was Mary Stephens.2

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: in Stephens City, Frederick, VA. Stephens City was formerly known as Newtown, Virginia, and before that Stephensburg. The city was founded by Peter Stephens in the 1730s. It is located about 25 miles from Middletown, Maryland, were Margaret Stephen's husband, Samuel Bucher, was born.

2. She has conflicting birth information of 12 Jan 1825 and , , VA. The death certificate for Margaret Bucher has her age as 90 yrs. 2 mos. 29 ds. and has written on it her date of birth is January 12, 1825, which is the correct calculation from her April 10, 1915 death.

3. Census in 1850 in , Clarke, VA. 2 Situated only about 10 miles from his birthplace of Middletown, Maryland, in the 1850 Census Samuel Bucher was recorded in the 1850 census in Clarke County as Samuel Booker, shoe maker, 30, with wife Mary, 25; Mary E., 2; and Miriam, 3 months old when the census was recorded on 7 Aug 1850. Also in the home was Letty Stephens, 19, Samuel's sister-in-law. [While not stated in the census, they were in Berryville, Virginia.].

Margaret married Samuel S. Bucher, son of Peter Bucher and Susanna, on 14 Apr 1846 in Middletown, Frederick, MD.1 (Samuel S. Bucher was born on 19 Sep 1825 in Middletown, Frederick, MD 3 4, christened on 22 Apr 1826 in Middletown: Lutheran Congregation Of Zion Church, Frederick, MD,3 died on 15 Jun 1879 in Westport, Jackson, MO and was buried in Kansas City: Union Cemetery, Jackson, MO 5.)


1 Stephens, Dan Voorhees, Stephens family genealogies: Peter--Joshua--William--Alexander, 1690-1938 (Hammond & Stephens Co., 1940.), Page 683.

2 1850 United States Census, Mary E Booker in household of Samuel Booker, Clarke county, Clarke, Virginia, United States; citing dwelling 336, family 336, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 940.

3 Zahn, C. T. (Charles T.), Church record of the Lutheran congregation of Zion Church at Middletown, near Frederick, Md. (Batch #: C507591, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0013200 IT 6, Printout Call #: 1002753, Dates: 1780 - 1827. International Genealogical Index (R). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of December 14, 2005.).

4 Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995 (, ( Samuel Bucher, 19 Sep 1825; citing reference , FHL microfilm 13200.

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