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John Stephens

John Stephens
Full Name: John Jeptha Stephens
Birth date: September 23, 1865
Death date: July 26, 1947

Terms of Service

  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917
    Democrat
  • House, 33rd Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915
    Democrat

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • John Jeptha Stephens, born 1865, death date 7/26/1947, spouse Della Wheeler Stephens, interment in Gilmer City Cemetery, Upshur County. Find a Grave .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Biographical sketch, John Jeptha Stephens, born 9/23/1865 in Heard County, Georgia, editor of Upshur County Echo. "He is now being importuned to make the race for representative to the lower house of the State Legislature, and should he do so and be successful his presence at Austin will stand for wholesome legislation." Upshur County, Texas, Biographies. Source: Past History and Present Stage of Development of Texas, published by Forrister History Company, Chicago (1912). Genealogy Trails .
  • Mentioned in obituary for wife Della Wheeler Stephens, "Funeral Services Held Thursday for Mrs. Stephens," 5/7/1953, p. 8. "The late J.J. Stephens . . . died in 1947, was a former school teacher, and owner and editor of the Upshur County Echo. He also served in the Texas Legislature." Gilmer Mirror .
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