Biography of J. L. Stephens
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Stephens, J. L., was born in Ithaca, April 5, 1826. The father, J. L. Stephens, sr., was a native of Connecticut, who moved to Ithaca, where he carried on the cooperage business in connection with his farm. He moved to Caroline in 1840, and in 1848 moved to Dryden, retiring from active work, and there he died in 1856. He married Lydia Reynolds, her parents being natives of Connecticut, and they had seven children, our subject being the sixth. In early life the latter worked at coopering in the town of Dryden. He has worked chiefly, however, at farming, owning a farm in the town of Dryden, which he sold in 1853. He then moved into Danby, and then sold and moved to his present place in Slaterville Springs. He married in 1853, Katie, daughter of Jacob Hazen of Dryden, and they have two sons and a daughter, who received their education in the district schools, two of them being married and away from home, and one son living at home. They are members of the M. E. Church at Slaterville.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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