John H. Stewart

by Edmund Starling, 1886


JOHN H. STEWART was born in the Town of Henderson, on the fifth day of August, 1851. His father, William Stewart, came from Scotland at an early age, and settled in New Albany, Indiana. On the twenty-fifth day of April, 1848, he married Miss Sarah Eversol, and, in 1850, removed to Henderson. Sarah Eversol was born June 15th, 1826. William Stewart, a tailor by profession, was a man of staunch character, and of the utmost probity and honesty. He died in 1853. Mrs. Stewart died June 21st, 1878. She was a woman remarkable for her christian piety and domestic character. When she was thirteen years of age she attached herself to the Methodist Church, and was ever a devoted member, letting nothing but sickness prevent her from attending worship. At her death a friend wrote the following:

"In 1853 she was left a widow, with the care of three small children; to bring them up she struggled hard--as only a mother can struggle for her children. They have been the care of her life, and in her last illness, they were not forgotten. On one occasion, after praying with and for her, I was so absorbed with her state that I forgot to make special mention of her children. At the close of the prayer she took me by the hand and said, 'pray for my poor children, that they may become christians.'"

She was a long sufferer, but her last end was peace, her faith firm, her sun set in a cloudless sky, and arose amid the glories of an eternal day. The subject of this sketch married, October 31st, 1878, at Lexington, Kentucky, Miss A. B. Brady, and they have two children. Mr. Stewart has been twice elected, by the City Council, Cemetery Sexton, and is yet serving in that capacity. He is a staunch and working Democrat.

The History of Henderson County, Kentucky by Starling 1887 page 798-800;

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