Lindsey Stephens Biography

LINDSEY STEPHENS, Kirby, Penn., was born in Greene Township, June 23, 1836, a son of Barzilla and Margaret (Lantz) Stephens, who were natives of Greene County, where they married and have since resided. Mr. Barzilla Stephens departed this life, April 24, 1884; and his widow survives him and resides with her children, of whom three are living. Lindsey is the second of their five children and was united in marriage, Spetember 26, 1861, with Margaret Fordyce, born in Whiteley Township, December 30, 1843, a daughter of Benson and Maria (Nicholas) Fordyce, the latter deceased. By this marriage, Mr. Stephens is the father of one daughter, Amanda. On October 27, 1863, Mrs. Stephens died, leaving to her daughter the example of her christian character and consistent life. On February 23, 1865, Mr. Stephens married Elizabeth J. Hatfield, who was born in Whiteley Township, September 4, 1846, a daughter of George W. and Mary (Richie) Hatfield, residents of the same township. Mr. and Mrs. Stephens have a family of seven children, of whom four are living - Nora, John, James and Harry; the deceased being Lafayette, Ida and Salina. Mr. Stephens has always lived in a farm and has been an industrious farmer and stock-dealer all his life. He and his wife own 975 acres of land in Whiteley Township. He has been a member of the Masonic Order for about thirty years; and he and his wife are member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Bates History of Greene County, 1888, Page 896

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