Biography of Jesse C. Stewart
Howard County, IN Biographies





JESSE C. STEWART, son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Corn) Stewart, natives of Kentucky, and of Irish descent, was born June 24, 1827. He was reared upon the farm, but owing to necessities of labor received but a limited education. By the early death of his father, he was left to his mother's care. March 28, 1854, he was married to Mary A. Luery, daughter of Solomon Luery and wire, natives of Virginia. They had one child, William L. Mrs. Stewart (now deceased), was a prominent member of the United Brethren Church. Mr. Stewart was married, the second time, June 6, 1856, to Emma Start, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, of this county. Three children blessed this union; Elizabeth A., Smith, Caroline and Stephen A. Mr. Stewart enlisted in August, 1862, under Capt. Burns, in Company F, Eighty ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served three years. He participated in th.e following battles: Munfordsville, Ft. De Russey, Pleasant Hill, Bayou, Lamore, Marksville, Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely. While marching from Vicksburg to Meridian, he was wounded by the kick of a horse to such an extent as to cripple him for life. He was discharged July 22, 1865, and in May, 1869, married Susana Brown, daughter of Abijah and Sarah (Lewis) Brown, natives of Kentucky. This union has been blessed with two children, John W. and Elmer B. Mr. Stewart is one of the prominent farmers of Howard Township, and his wife is an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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