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 - A 1'tounion of (lie Stf|»li«>ns Kiitnily. One...
A 1'tounion of (lie Stf|»li«>ns Kiitnily. One of iha oldest famine's Monroe county held a picnic reunion Sunday. July 4th at Harris Springs and the old Stephens homesload, south of Middle Grove, it, was gathering together of three Venera- tions; with two older genera lions sleeping in the family burying ground near by. In the afternoon the history the Stephens family, was reviewed. To the younger members it was tirely new. w'm, Stephens (born 17S2 Orange county, Virginia) entered entered 1 the present Stephens farm 1SS:i. There were 1300 acres, in the farm and it was purchased from the government at $1,25 per acre. The house, which now stands in good condition, was built- in 1845. The weatherhoarding is of walnut as a!so,.tiie woodwork inside, hand- sawed and hand planed. The old flax millstone Is : ,-now used ns a resting seat in the yard. The grove locust trees forms ..-the initial of (he name of .the first owner. At the death of Win. Stephens, sr., the farm passed intact to-his son, YTni. Nelson Stephens, who early in mftrried Miss Mary Swindle. Mr, Mrs, Sephens spent their lives in cultivation of their large farm ind in the rearing of an equally arge family, imagine their pride in •iewing nine boys and three jjirls rown to manhood and womanhood rearing families^ of their own: ive boys and two girls are now liv- ng. They are: L. £.1 Stephens. Mo, Mo, Mo.; J.' C.'Stephens,-Colum-

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  1. Moberly Democrat,
  2. 11 Jul 1920, Sun,
  3. Page 3

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