Elizabeth Clementine Stedman

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Elizabeth C. Stedman

Elizabeth Clementine Dodge Stedman (1810–1889) was an American writer.

Biography[edit]

She was born Elizabeth Clementine Dodge in New York City on December 10, 1810.[1] 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.[2] 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).

Personal life[edit]

She married Edmund Burke Stedman in 1830 at age 19.[3] He who died of tuberculosis in December 1835.[4] 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.[5] 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,[6] 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).[5]
  • Mary Burnet Kinney.[5]

Her great-great-grandsons are businesspeople Frederick R. Koch, Charles Koch, David Koch, and Bill Koch.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ The Descendants of John Porter of Windsor, Conn. 1635-9, Volume 1 retrieved January 19, 2013
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Scholnick, Robert J. Edmund Clarence Stedman. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1977: 13. ISBN 0-8057-7188-3
  5. ^ a b c Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey edited by Francis Bazley Lee
  6. ^ A history of the new California: its resources and people, Volume 2 edited by Leigh Hadley Irvine

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