2175Judge W. L. Stephens
- Dec 30, 2002I am looking for any information anyone might have on Judge William.Larkin
Stephens, who was appointed to the City Court of Bridgeport on March 2, 1893,
by Gov Jones. (See page 172 of Mr Kennamer's History of Jackson County.)
Judge Stephens (1868-1930?) was my great-grandfather and a grandson of David
Larkin jnr, the founder of Larkinsville. He relocated to Washington, D.C.,
in the early 20th century, where he continued to be known as 'Judge' despite
not serving on any bench.
A William L. Stevens (sic), age 12, is listed in the 1880 census for
Larkinsville, living in the household of William Rutledge Larkin, his uncle.
One Alex H Stevens (sic), age 50, in the same household, is listed as W.R.
I am quite sure this W.L..Stevens is my great-grandfather and that the census
taker's spelling is incorrect. I am not at all sure about this Alex H Stevens
and his relationship to my family or anyone else. I have little or no
information beyond this.
Thank you in advance for any help you can give me. I look forward to
visiting Jackson County this year as part of my genealogy research, and hope
perhaps to meet some of you. I trust everyone had a blessed Christmas, and
wish all of you a happy new year.
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