NO)TE: A petition of 19 October 1756 by John Owens and his wife Margaret , daughter of Benjamin  Stedham, sought a division of Benedict  Stedham's property. The petition stated that Benjamin  Stedham died intestate, leaving five children: Timothy, Sarah, Anne, Benjamin and Margaret. (NC Orph. Ct., C:256). The husbands of the daughters Sarah and Anne were not identified. The son Benjamin , however, disappeared into New Jersey and may have been living on the Maurice River at the time of Kerstin's birth. He and his son Benjamin, born in New Jersey about 1722, moved south according to the Stidham genealogy.
Father: Timen Lulofsson  STIDDEM b: ABT 1610 in Hammell, prob. Denmark
Marriage 1 Margaret (Anna) Ollesdotter (Thorsson) TUSSEY b: ABT 1664