John Cox Stevens

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John Cox Stevens


Born September 24, 1785, at No. 7 Broadway, New York City. He was the Eldest son of Colonel John and Rachel Cox Stevens. On September 27, 1809 he married Maria C. Livingston, of New York, but had no children.

He was known as the sportsman of the family. He gave the land at Elysian Fields in Hoboken, N.J. for the "First Cricket Field in America" and also for the baseball diamond on which the First Championship Baseball Game between organized teams was played on June 10, 1846. He owned many thoroughbred racers, including the celebrated mare "Black Maria."

He was also the First Commodore of the New York Yacht Club.


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"John Cox Stevens," in Stevens Digital Collections, Item #644, (accessed June 1, 2020).

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