Stephenson Family Ties The Barn Burnt Down
And Now I See The Moon


In each century since the beginning of the world, wonderful
things have been discovered. In the last century more amazing
things were found out than in any century before. In this new
century hundreds of things still more astounding will be brought
to light. At first people refuse to believe that a strange new
thing can be done, then they see it can be done- then it is done
and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
One of the new things people began to find out in the last
century was that thoughts - just mere thoughts are as powerful
as electric batteries - as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad
for one as poison. To let a sad thought or a bad one get into
your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get
into your body. If you let it stay there after it has got in, you
may never get over it as long as you live.
from: The Secret Garden
by: Frances H Burnett

Mary Ann Warner was born July 30 1862
She is My Builders great grandmother on his grandfathers side.
She bore 9 children, 5 boys and 4 girls, while living in Juab and Nephi, Utah, where she lived all of her adult life.  William Warner Stephenson, My Builders grandfather, who I had the privledge of meeting when we were first married 3o some years ago, was one of her nine children. 
Mary Ann married Robert Cobb Stephenson; and moved into a small,dirt roofed log home that sported a dirt floor. She braved the elements, worked harder than any of us can even begin to imagine just to put food on the table. She braved Indians and ruffians. How did she do it!!??  Bless her for doing it!!
Happy Birthday Mary Ann!
We are grateful to you for you strength and example...and for your posterity!!

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