STEVENSON, IRVIN, farmer and stockman, living on his well cultivated farm on Section 28, Township 15, Range 9, Morgan County, Ill., was born on his father's homestead, a short distance from where he now lives. December 14, 1848, being the son of Septimus C. and Evaline (Hill) Stevenson, whose life history appears elsewhere in this volume. Mr. Stevenson was inured to farm work, and his education was obtained in the district school near his home and the High School at Jacksonville. He began farming on his own responsibility when he became of age, and has made this his life occupation. He pays much attention to feeding of well graded stock, which he has found a profitable occupation.
In December, 1879, Mr. Stevenson was married to Kate Clarke, a daughter of Charles Clarke. Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson have one son, H. Clarke Stevenson, who was educated in the military school at Upper Alton, Ill. He is now assisting his father on the farm.