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County of Christian, Kentucky; Historical and Biographical. Edited by William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago and Louisville, 1884. Lafayette Precinct.
E. T. STEPHENS was born in Montgomery County, Tenn., on February 20, 1841, and is a son of James and Nancy (Forest) Stephens. The father was born in North Carolina, came to Tennessee when quite young, with his parents, and died in Houston County, Tenn., in July, 1880. The mother was born in Stewart County, Tenn., and died in Montgomery County, on June 6, 1856. Our subject was next to the youngest of eleven children, of whom seven are now living, viz.: Mrs. Theresa A. Jobe, in Dixon County, Tenn.; Sophronia J. Grimes, in Graves County, Ky.; John W., in Montgomery County, Tenn.; Francis M., in Trigg County, Ky.; James H. Stephens, in this county; Mrs. Amanda A. Brown, in Montgomery County, Tenn.; and Eldridge T., our subject. The schools of his native county furnished the latter his means of education. When about fourteen he learned the carpenter’s trade, which he followed until 1867. In that year he turned his attention to farming and settled on his present place, where he now owns about 300 acres, of which about 250 acres are in cultivation. Mr. Stephens was married in this county on March 28, 1867, to Miss Mary Jane Coleman (nee Reves). This lady is the daughter of Thomas and Mary B. (Collins) Reves, who were natives of Virginia, and early settlers in the county, and was born on February 9, 1821. Our subject was a soldier in the late war, having enlisted in May, 1861, in Company K, Fourteenth Tennessee Infantry, C. S. A. He was, however, wounded at the second battle of Manassas, and was subsequently detailed on light duty during the remainder of the war. Mr. and Mrs. Stephens are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Mr. Stephens is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and also of Church Hill Grange, No. 109. He is also identified with the Democratic party.