Biography of Stephen Covey
Winona County, MN Biographies

STEPHEN COVEY, farmer, one of the first settlers in the Whitewater valley, was born in Rennselaer county, New York, about 1800, and about 1830 moved to Westfield, Chautauqua county, New York, and in 1854 to Whitewater, where he purchased a claim for $360 from Albert Pomeroy, on which was built the third log house erected in the valley, standing about twenty rods south of the present line of the village of Beaver. In 1822 our subject married Miss Laura Collar, and by this marriage had nine children: Zamer, born 1823, died same year; Louisa M., born 1825, died 1871 ; Caroline S., born 1827; Harrison R., born 1829, died 1882; Mary E., born 1831; James, born 1833; Stephen R., born 1837; Laura M., born 1840; Ester, born 1842, married W. H. Martin in 1862. Our subject had very liberal views on religious matters. Died in Whitewater valley in 1856, being the first death in the valley.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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