. Joseph Stephens (as he himself wrote his name), a former soldier and seaman, served
in Europe in all kinds of capacities from 1778 to 1783, but was lost on a voyage
home to America in the latter year.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2017.