Philip  Stephens

                Philip Stephens  is the youngest of six children born to  John and Catharine Stephens, both natives of Germany.  His parents settled in Shelby County, Ind., in an early day, where our subject was born April 16, 1848; his father died when he was but four years of age, and he remained with his mother until he was sixteen.  Mr. S. then began business for himself with $60 capital; he worked by the month until he was twenty-one, and during this time had attended school three winters.  When he became of age he had saved $700 which he invested in land.  Mr. Stephens was married, March 9, 1871, to  Miss Cynthia J. Cherry, a native of Indiana.  Five sons bless this union:  Charles E.,  Phillip W.,  William F.,  Samuel O. and an infant.  Mr. Stephens, after his marriage, lived in Shelby County about eight years, and in the fall of 1878 came to Howard County and purchased sixty acres of good farm land.  Mr. Stephens has b always voted the Democratic ticket, was an active member of the Grange Society in Shelby County, and he and wife are members or the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana, "Taylor Township,"  F. A. Battey & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1883
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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