|A. T. STEVENS, of Oregon, was born December 25, 1830, in Bradford county, Pa. His parents were A. B. Stevens, a native of Connecticut, and Lucy (Taylor) Stevens, who was born in New York.
Mr. Stevens was a farmer and moved to New York when the subject of this sketch was about two years old; that remained their home until their death. They had three children, A. T. Stevens; Luman (deceased); and C. G. Stevens of Albion, N. Y. Mr. Stevens received his education in the town of Lima, N.Y., and started out for himself when he was twenty-one years of age; when he was twenty-six, (1856) he came to Dane county and established himself on a farm in Rutland township; on this farm of eighty-five acres he lived for over fifty years, putting upon it most of the improvements.
About two years ago he retired from active work and purchased a home in the village of Oregon, although still retaining the ownership of his farm.
He and his wife, to whom he was married February 3, 1852, are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mrs. Stevens was Miss Melissa Bixby, daughter of George Bixby (deceased), who came to Rutland in 1852.
Mr. Stevens has always been actively interested in the affairs of his community, having served as town clerk for the long period of twenty-three years; he has also held the office of assessor and has served on the school board; during the active life of those organizations, which began the agitation of those questions which have since become national in their influence, he belonged to the Good Templars and to the Grange. In politics, he is a Republican.
1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 846.