COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA, HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL, Published by F.A. Battey & Co, Chicago, 1883, page 405, Liberty Township, White County, Indiana.
"JOHN S. STEVENSON was born in Sussex County, England December 3, 1830, and is one of the nineteen children born to Richard and Mary (Knight) Stevenson, and of these the following only are living: Jane, John, Mary, Richard,William and Agnes. The father is still living in the county of his birth, Sussex, England. At the age of twenty, John landed in New York City and came directly West to Paulding County, Ohio. In March, 1861, he came to White County and located about a mile west of Monticello; he moved thence to Carroll County, where he lived three years; then for eight years resided in Kansas; he returned to Monticello for a few months and, in February, 1879, settled on his present place. In July, 1861, he enlisted in the Twentieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and took part in the action on Hatteras Island, the seven days' fight, the second battle of Bull Run, the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, at the latter place receiving a rifle shot in the right wrist, the ball passing out at the elbow. This wound caused his confinement in the hospital about one year. He was mustered out in July, 1864. February 2, 1864, he married Eliza Worthington, who bore him two children- Mary and Lucy, and died August 15, 1871. On the 9th of September, 1878, he married Elizabeth Snyder, who has borne him two children- Viola (deceased) and Charles. Mr. Stevenson has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since 1878, and takes great interest in the cause of temperance.