Biography of Emmett L. Stephens
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Stephens, Emmett L., was born January 10, 1848, at Bennett's Creek, on a farm which was owned in his lifetime by Joshua Stephens, who was killed by the Indians. De Witt C. Stephens, his father, married Amanda M., daughter of John Hamilton, one of the oldest families in the town of Howard, by whom he had five children: John I)., Joshua B., Emmett L., Henry L., and Anna. Emmett L. was educated in the common schools of Canisteo, and was a farmer and lumberman, and later he began the study of law with A. I. Parkhill of Cohocton, then with William B. Jones, also with Eli Soule, and later with A. M. Burrell. Ink February, 1890, he was elected justice of the peace of the town of Canisteo and reelected in 1894, which office he now fills. He married Etta, daughter of Delevan Stephens of Hornellsville, and is a member of the I. O. O. F.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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