Stevens, Robert Livingston, 1787-1856

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Robert Livingston Stevens (born October 18, 1787, Hoboken, NJ–d. April 20, 1856, Hoboken, NJ) was an American inventor and steamship builder who served as president of the Camden and Amboy Railroad in the 1830s and 1840s. In 1807, the Stevens and his father built the Phœnix, a steamboat which became the first to navigate the ocean successfully when she traveled from New York City to the Delaware River in 1809.
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creatorOf Stevens family. Papers, 1663-1959. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Stevens, Edwin A. (Edwin Augustus), 1795-1868. [Letters to the Secretary of the Navy regarding the Stevens Battery]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Swank, James Moore, 1832-1914. Papers, 1874-1885. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Stevens Iron Clad Battery, 1862, 1870-1871 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Stevens, Edwin A. (Edwin Augustus), 1795-1868. Stevens Iron Clad Battery, 1862, 1870-1871. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Menzies, Archibald, 1754-1842. Archibald Menzies journal [manuscript], 1790-1794. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Camden and Amboy Railroad and Transportation Company. Letterbook, 1846-1869. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Stevens family. Papers, 1669-1959 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Stevens family. Stevens family papers, 1663-1959. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Camden and Amboy Railroad and Transportation Company. Letterbook, 1846-1869. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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descendantOf Alexander, James, 1691-1756 person
descendantOf Alexander, Mary, -1760 person
employeeOf Camden and Amboy Railroad and Transportation Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
descendantOf Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813 person
associatedWith Menzies, Archibald, 1754-1842. person
sibling of Stevens, Edwin A. (Edwin Augustus), 1795-1868. person
associatedWith Stevens family. family
associatedWith Stevens family. family
associatedWith Stevens family. family
grandchildOf Stevens, John, 1716-1792 person
childOf Stevens, John, 1749-1838 person
sibling of Stevens, John Cox, 1785-1857 person
associatedWith Swank, James Moore, 1832-1914. person
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Hoboken NJ US
Hoboken NJ US
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Birth 1787-10-18

Death 1856-04-20

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