Born August 28, 1824
|R. STEPHENS, farmer, Greenfield Twp., Sec. 8; P.O. Martelle; born August 28, 1824, in Knox Co., Ohio; in 1866, he came to Jones Co.; owns 210 acres of land. Married Miss M. A. Herring in 1845; she was born in England in 1824; had eight children; seven living—W. K., L. O., N. R., W. A., E. K., F. D. and R. S.; lost Lucretia in 1855, aged 4 years. When in Ohio, served as a recruiting agent during the war. Republican.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 589.