THE STEVENSONS. - The Stevenson family have been justly regarded as embracing among their members some of the most prominent and worthy citizens of Morgan County. Their ancestors were William C. and James Stevenson, who came together to Morgan County from Kentucky in 1829. These brothers were preceded by Elliott Stevenson, son of William C., in 1828. The wives of William C. and James were sisters - the Misses Mary and Martha Elliott. The children of William C. were: Elliott, Fleming, William C., Benjamin F., Mrs. Martha Vance, John. Septimus C., and George.
The children of James Stevenson were: Mrs. Anthony Boston, Mrs. Jacob Ward, Mrs. Edward March, William, James, Robert, Mrs. Sarah Bennett and Augustus.
The sisters of William C. and James Stevenson were Mrs. James H. Lurton and Mrs. Absalom Ogle. A colony of sixty-nine persons later came together from the same part of Kentucky from which the Stevensons emigrated in 1829, and located in Morgan County. Of that colony only three persons are now living. The coming of the Stevenson families resulted in attracting a large number of immigrants from Kentucky to the county who subsequently became prominent citizens, among whom were Gen. John J. Hardin, the Cassells and others.