HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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R. N. STEVENS, attorney, Petersburg; son of Stephen and Elizabeth J. (Grindle) Stevens; was born in Orleans Co., N.Y., Aug. 10, 1852; he came with parents to Tazewell Co., Ill., in 1856, where they lived until 1865, when they came to Menard Co.; he was educated at Pekin, obtaining a good business education, and deciding upon the profession of law for a calling; he began study in 1873 under McNeely (a prominent attorney of Petersburg), and was admitted to the bar in 1875; he continued with McNeely until 1877, when he began the practice of his profession; he was appointed Master in Chancery in 1876. Mr. Stevens is well read, practical, and fast becoming prominent in the profession. He married Emma, daughter of Col. Rourke (of this place) April 17, 1876.


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