Alexander was the son of Joseph Stedman and Abigail Rockwell. He was the third of eight children. Alexander was bn 26 May 1748 in Winsor CT. He married Sarah Cushman 10 Nov 1768. Sarah was the daughter of Soloman & Ruth Cushman. She is a direct decendant of Sarah Allerton daughter of Issac Allerton of the Mayflower. Alexander was Lawyer, Arthitech & Judge. Sarah & Alexander had eleven children in Turnbridge, Orange, VT.

Alexander & Sarah Stedman came to Athen, Ohio in 1803 from Turnbridge VT. I believe that all of their children but two stayed in Turnbridge, VT. Alexander was looking for a better opportunity for him self and his children. They were a part of the first settlers in Athens, Ohio. Alexander & Sarah preceded his sons to Ohio. It is believed that they came after Alexander about 1804. Sarah Cushman Stedman died in Belpre shortly after arriving in Ohio.

The children of Sarah & Alexander are Sarah, bn 15 Feb 1770;Levi, bn 19 Sept 1771 d 29 Jan 1823, Athens, OH md Dorothy Cowdrey; Beulah, bn 1 May 1773 d 8 Sept 1774; Alexander, b 15 May 1775 d 9 Dec 1798 Turbridge, VT; Elihu (Eli) b 17 Aug 1777 d ? and Mary Gates 6 Dec 1798, VT; Triphena, bn 9 April 1779 d 21 Mar 1834, Chester, OH, md Samuel Branch; Abial (Bial) bn 23 July 1781 md Mary Miles;Willilam (Billy) bn 30 June 1783 d 14 Mar 1827;Abel bn 26 Feb 1785 d 20 Dec 1859 md Sally Foster on 29 Dec 1811; Abigail ( Nabby) 23 Aug 1787 d 22 Sept 1858 md Samuel Stone on 21 June 1809; Amelia bn 5 Oct 1790 d 20 Jan 1857 md Amos Crippin Levi Stedman, went on to be a farmer and Ct Com. Judge and owned a mill. Eli, was a Baptist Minister in VT and also in Ohio; Abel Stedman, owned a Tavern in Athens. Abel was in the War 1812.

Abel Stedman md Sarah (Sally) Foster bn 1789 on 29 Dec 1811, Athen, OH. There was eight children bn to this union. Alexander Foster bn 1812 Athen, OH d 1892 Macon Co, MO; Persis H. bn 1819 Athens OH ; Julis C bn 25 March 1824 Athens, OH d 10 Mar 1905 Athens, OH; William S, bn 9 May 1839 Athen, OH; Sarah F bn no date; Lucy P. bn no date; Calvary Morris bn no date; Fredrick H. bn 1829, Athens, OH; George, bn 1839, Athens, OH.