Elizabeth Clementine Stedman
Elizabeth Clementine Stedman (1810–1889) was an American writer.
She was born Elizabeth Clementine Dodge in New York City on December 10, 1810. Her father was David Low Dodge, who helped establish the New York Peace Society. Her mother was Sarah Cleveland, the daughter of minister Aaron Cleveland. Her brother was William E. Dodge, noted abolitionist, Native American rights activist, past president of the National Temperance Society, and founding member of the Young Men's Christian Association.
Elizabeth was a contributor to the Knickerbocker and to Blackwood's. During a 14-year stay in Europe she was a friend of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. She published Felicita, a Metrical Romance (1855), Poems (1867), and Bianco Capello, A Tragedy, written during her time abroad (1873).
She married Edmund Burke Stedman in 1830 at age 19. He who died of tuberculosis in December 1835. They had two sons, the eldest was the poet and critic Edmund Clarence Stedman. In 1841, she married the U.S. diplomat and politician, William Burnet Kinney. They had two children:
- Elizabeth Clementine Kinney who married William Ingraham Kip Jr. (1840-1902), the rector of Good Samaritan Missions in San Francisco and the son of Episcopal bishop and missionary to California, William Ingraham Kip. They had four children, three of whom survived to adulthood: Elizabeth Clementine Kip (married Guy L. Eddie of the U.S. Army); Lawrence Kip; and Mary Burnet Kip (married to Dr. Ernest Franklin Robertson of Kansas City, KS).
- Mary Burnet Kinney.
- Gabrielsen, Laura M. "Elizabeth Clementine Dodge Stedman Kinney, 1810–1889" in Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women (Joan N. Burstyn, editor). Syracuse University Press, 1997: 75. ISBN 0-8156-0418-1
- The Descendants of John Porter of Windsor, Conn. 1635-9, Volume 1 retrieved January 19, 2013
- Gabrielsen, Laura M. "Elizabeth Clementine Dodge Stedman Kinney, 1810–1889" in Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women (Joan N. Burstyn, editor). Syracuse University Press, 1997: 76. ISBN 0-8156-0418-1
- Scholnick, Robert J. Edmund Clarence Stedman. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1977: 13. ISBN 0-8057-7188-3
- Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey edited by Francis Bazley Lee
- A history of the new California: its resources and people, Volume 2 edited by Leigh Hadley Irvine
- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1892). "Kinney, William Burnet". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Kinney, William Burnet". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.