Biography of Eli J. Stevenson
Allen County, OH Biographies

ELI J. STEVENSON, farmer, P. O. South Warsaw, was born in Perry Township, this county, on the farm where he now resides, September 2, 1848; son of John and Susannah (Brentlinger) Stevenson, the former a native of Kentucky, latter of Pickaway County, Ohio. His paternal grandfather. Francis Stevenson, a native of Kentucky, settled in Auglaize Township in 1830, where he cleared and improved a farm on which he lived and died. He reared a family of eight children: Elizabeth, James. John. Eli, William, Jesse, Elias and Catherine, all now deceased. John Stevenson, the father of our subject, was reared in Kentucky, where he was born January 15, 1806. He was twice married, his first wife to whom he was married March 6, 1825, being Anna West, of Champaign County, Ohio, and the issue of this union was six children : Rachel, wife of John Ream ; Mary, wife of John Miller Francis M., James I. (deceased), Sarah J. (deceased), and Anna, wife of Jacob Hollar. For his second wife he married, August 14, 1836. Miss Susannah, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hofines) Brentlinger, early settlers of Auglaize County, Ohio, and by this union were born eight children: Lucinda (deceased), Catherine (deceased), Elizabeth (deceased), John (deceased), Silas W. (deceased), William, Eli J., and Jefferson P. (latter deceased). John Stevenson settled in an early day in Perry Township, this county, on the farm now owned and occupied by our subject, all of which he cleared and improved, and where he resided until his death in 1854. He was assessor of what is now Allen and Auglaize counties for three terms before the counties were divided, and was township assessor of Perry for several years. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; in politics a Democrat. Our subject was reared on the old homestead, where he has always resided. He was married, November 26, 1871, to Catherine, daughter of James and Mary (Naus) Carter. of Auglaize County, Ohio, by whom he has four children: Susannah, Mary J., Andrew F. and Cuba M. Mr. Stevenson has served his township as trustee. In politics he is a Democrat.

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