STEVENS, PETER, from Glastenbury, Conn., 1783, married Mercy House,
and settled on the present homestead of James M. Shaw. He was of a kind
and genial disposition and of very industrious habits. His fatherís name
was Joseph, who was the son of Rev. Timothy Stevens, who for thirty years was
the Congregational minister of Glastenbury, and died in 1726. Peter
Stevens was one of a family of fourteen children: Joseph, Thomas, Mary, Elisha,
David, Jerusha, Samuel, Elijah, David, Jonathan, Jerusha, James, Peter and
Ashbel. He raised a family of six children: Jared, Jonathan, Sector, Hoel,
Joel and Betsey. Jared died in 1850, aged 66; Sector in 1859, aged
73. Hoel, who was shrewd business man, died, in 1844, aged 44. Mr.
Stevens died in 1838, aged 80; his wife in 1833, aged 70.
STEVENS, JONATHAN, m. Margaret, da. of Robert Riley. He may be
c~nsidered the father of the woolen manufacturing business in this town.
In 1812, in connection with John Strong, he erected the first woolen mill in
town at West Pawlet. In 1832 he built a large mill on Pawlet river, which
was burnt about 1850. He then removed to Granville N.Y., where he run a
mill several years, and was succeeded by his son, Robert R. He died in 1865,
aged 76; his wife in 1860, aged 72. He raised a family of six children:
Annis, Malona, long a teacher of the higher and ornamental branches; Lora, who
died in 1853, aged 38; Mary, who married Hon. Oscar F. Thompson, of Granville,
N.Y.; Joel and Robert R., who married a daughter of Luther Cathcart.
STEVENS, JOEL, twin brother of Hoel, married Rachel S. Phelps, and
succeeded to his fatherís estate on which he built, in 1845, the beautiful and
convenient mansion now occupied by James M. Shaw. He removed to Granville,
N.Y., about 1852, where he erected a paper mill at a cost of $7,000, which was
burnt, uninsured, soon after he commenced business. This was a staggering
blow, but Joel is one who never gives up. He was the inventor of the
cheese pan and stove combined, which was a great improvement in the manufacture
STEVENS, ELIJAH, from Glastenbury, Conn., settled on the Burton farm
and raised a large family, who have all removed to the west. His childrenís
names were: William, who married Sally Hurlbut; Asa, who married Alvira Bowksr;
Ashbel, who. married Laura Hollister, and Esther, who married _____ Goodrich,
and subsequently Elijah Brown. Mr. Stevens died in 1816, aged 72; his wife
in 1807, aged 66.