The Stevens lineage traces back through Ontario to Vermont and Massachusetts. The earlier members of this line were native of England.
At this point we give two versions of a conjectural connection to English Quakers. One principal difficulty has been in understanding the naming pattern among the children in the family of  Roger. Version A makes  Roger aged 19 at marriage, not a very likely occurrence and difficult to accept without more evidence however slim. Version B makes  Roger aged 43 at marriage, not a very usual occurrence and begging for additional evidence. Looking for such evidence we may observe that this would make a death in 1741 (ae 74) come from causes incident to age. Moreover, the marriage of  Roger in 1686 occurred in a time and place where it was most appropriate to have it recorded in county records. This suggests strongly the marriage of a more mature couple. Many of the details given in the biography of  Roger are themselves not without their own set of contradictions and difficulties.
Version A (light green)