James W. Stevens

Williamson Co. TN

Submitted by Kevin Kelly

Title: History of Tennessee..A Biographical Sketch of Maury,Williamson,Rutherford
Author: Goodspeed
Note: Headquarters,    St Louis Public Library
Call Number: R976.85 H673
Media: Book
Page: 1011

Text: "James W. Stevens first saw the light of day, May 12,1828, in Williamson County, Tenn., son of Edward and Nancy Stevens, who had born to their union ten children-eight sons and two daughters. Our subject was the ninth child and was educated in the common schools. He began life very poor financially, but by industry and good management made himself a very good home, and is comfortably situated. In 1870 he purchased 114 acres of land, upon which he has since resided.

February 9, 1848, he took for his life companion Nancy Westbrook, of Tennessee. To Mr. and Mrs. Stevens were born these children: Mary E., Adaline, Robert L., Nancy J., Henry, Effie, Ernest, Walter  D., James A.,  Josephine, Beulah, Thomas and Sarah.

The family are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and in politics Mr Stevens was formerly a Whig, but not declines to side with either party. His ancestors were English"