The 1850 Town of Chenango, Broome County, NY census is taken on the 20th of September. Stephen is 8 years old as of June 1 that year which is the date used for all facts, not the date notations were made on the form. His father, Abram (Abraham) T. Wilber (Wilbur) is 39 years old, a farmer and has real estate holdings valued at $800. Stephen and his older sisters, Elizabeth, 13 and Sarah, 11, attend school. A younger brother, Edwin, 4, is at home. Both of his parents can read and write. The place of birth for all six family members is New York.