The Stevens family and related surnames are buried through out Louisiana from small unmarked to well kept graves. Every cemetery in New Orleans has an interesting story behind it so it would make for too long a page to include them all here. To give you an idea of how our cemeteries came about as the city grew, the following is a brief chronology.
1721 First cemetery built at St. Peter and Burgundy in the Quarter.
1789 St. Louis #1, Basin and Conti Streets
1822 Girod St. Cemetery -- First Protestant Cemetery (de-consecrated and torn down in 1957)
1823 St. Louis #2, Conti St. and Claiborne Ave.
1827 Mortuary Chapel of St. Anthony, Conti and N. Rampart (now Our Lady of Guadalupe Church)
1828 First Jewish cemetery at Jackson and Saratoga
1832 Lafayette #1, Washington and Prytania
1840 Cypress Grove, Canal St. and City Park Avenue
1841 St. Patrick Numbers 1,2,3, 4900 Canal (#1), City Park Ave. & Bienville (#2), lake side of City Park & Bienville (#3)
1844 St. Vincent de Paul, Piety St.
1846 Dispersed of Judah, 4900 block Canal St.
1847 Charity Hospital Cemetery, 4800 block Canal
1849 Odd Fellows' Rest, Canal St. and City Park Avenue (across from Cypress Grove)
1849 Carrollton (Green St.), at the block of Birch, Adams, Hickory, Lowerline
1852 Greenwood, Canal & City Park (on the lake side)
1854 St. Joseph #1, Washington and S. Liberty
1854 St. Louis #3
1858 Temmeme Derech, 4800 block Canal
1859 St. Vincent, Soniat St.
1860 Hebrew Rest, Elysian Fields near Gentilly
1865 Masonic Cemetery, Bienville and City Park Ave.
1867 Valence St. Cemetery (Valence and Saratoga)
1867 St. John Lutheran, 4800 block Canal
1872 Metairie Cemetery, Pontchartrain Blvd., and Metairie Rd.
1874 St. Roch #1 and #2, St. Roch Avenue
1879 Holt Cemetery, near City Park Avenue
1920s Mount Olivet, Norman Mayer near Gentilly Blvd.