CAPTAIN CHARLES L. STEPHENS, Franklin, Tedrow p.o., was born in Knox county, O., in 1835, and in early life learned the carpenter's and joiner's trade.   He also taught school for several years. He was married in 1860 to Hannah Masters, who was born in 1840. They have had a family of seven children, six of whom are living: Mary A., Florence E., Waldo E., Alice G., Leroy C. and George M.

Charles L. purchased his present homestead in 1856, of 80 acres, for which he paid $800. He now owns 100 acres on sections 1 and 2. He was elected town clerk two terms, justice of the peace for one term, assessor for three terms. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the 67th Ohio Volunteers, and in September received the commission of first lieutenant. Went out under Colonel A.C. Voorhees, and served for three years and five months. He was promoted to captain in March, 1864, was wounded at the attack of Fort Wagoner, S.C., and now receives a pension of $8.50 per month. He was discharged at Columbus, O.

His parents were William H. and Armenia E. (Morrison) Stevens [sic], who settled in Fulton county in 1850. They had a family of six sons and one daughter. All of the sons served in the late war.


History of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio.  Lewis Cass Aldrich, ed.  Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1888