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A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement


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JOHN P. STEVENS *page 13*


Page 13 John P Stevens


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One of those who have long been identified with the agricultural interests of Carroll county is John P. Stevens, who was born in Bureau county, Illinois, on the 18th of August, 1855. He is of English extraction, his father, Robert E. Stevens, having been born in Cambridgeshire, England, as was his grandfather, S. F. Stevens.


John P. Stevens came to Richland township when a lad of thirteen years, and here he has ever since resided, devoting his attention to farming. He and his family continue to make their home on the farm, in the operation of which he engaged for many years. Mr. Stevens is now living practically retired, having turned over the cultivation of the land to his son.


On the 26th of June, 1877, Mr. Stevens established a home by his marriage to Miss Mary J. Willey, of Pleasant Valley, and they became the parents of three children, one of whom, Guernard DeLos, passed away on the 24th of September, 1903, being laid to rest in the cemetery at Glidden. The other two are Malcolm Erie and Hazel Emily, both of whom are at home with their parents. Mrs. Stevens is also of English extraction in the paternal line, her father, Edwin Willey, having been born in the mother country, but her mother, Sarah McDonald, was born in southern Illinois and her grandmother in Parish, Kentucky.


Mr.. Stevens has met with success in his farming and owns one of the good homesteads of Richland township, where he and his family are held in high esteem.


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