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Stevens, John H.

Posted by ceddleman 
Stevens, John H.
March 13, 2007 03:42PM
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904,
pp 609-610 [Caldwell]

JOHN H. STEVENS, ex-sheriff of Caldwell county, Kentucky, and
one of the enterprising residents of Princeton, was born July 5,
1854, a son of Jesse and Polly A. (Stevens) Stevens, both born in
Caldwell county. The paternal grandfather was Edward M. Stevens,
also born in Caldwell county, and a son of Elijah Stevens, from
North Carolina. The maternal grandfather was General Jesse Stevens.
Jesse, the maternal grandfather, served in the Confederate army
during the Civil war as general.
John H. Stevens is the only son born to his parents. He had
two sisters, one of whom is deceased. The father being a farmer,
John H. Stevens was reared to an agricultural life. While a
Democrat in politics, the father never sought or held office. A
fair common school education was given our subject, and his early
life was spent within a mile and a half of Princeton. His first
work for himself was done on a farm, but he soon embarked in an ice
business in Princeton in 1877, and has since continued in that line,
although he has retained his farm. His residence is in Princeton,
where he has a very pleasant home in which he has lived since 1885.
In 1886 he was elected, as the Democratic candidate, to the
office of county assessor, and was re-elected in 1890, and served
with honor for four years. He has been very active in politics, and
for the past few years has been chairman of the county central
Democratic committee. In 1882 he was happily married to Miss Mary
P. Guier, a native of Louisiana, and to this union six sons and one
daughter have been born.
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