MRS. ELIZABETH STEWART,* widow of Henry J. Stewart, has been a resident of Labette county, Kansas, since 1866, and has been located on her farm in section 11, Montana township, during this time.
Mrs. Stewart was born in Missouri along the Mississippi river, March 23, 1831, and is a daughter of Isaac and B. (Patterson) Flynn. Her father was a farmer by occupation, and was the father of the following children: William; Isaac; John; Simpson; Elizabeth, the subject of this personal history; Martha and Rachel, twins; E. A.; and P.
Elizabeth Flynn was united in marriage with Henry J. Stewart, who was born March 19, 1829. They came to Kansas in 1866 by wagon from Illinois, the trip consuming one month's time. They located on the present family homestead in section 11, Montana township, Labette county, and on this Mr. Stewart made many improvements, converting it into one of the finest farms in the section in which he lived. The claim was entered at Humboldt, Kansas. He continued to reside upon this property until his death in 1880. He was a Republican in politics, and served on the school board of his township a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart became the parents of the following children: Miles; Charles; Clark; Allen; Layman; Nora; Ambrosia and B. Miles and Charles are farmers in Kansas; Clark is a resident of Missouri; Allen lives in Labette county, Kansas; Layman, who conducts the affairs of the farm for his mother, married Miss L. Cox, who was born near Westfield, Illinois. He is a Republican, in politics, and is serving his third term as treasurer of Montana township. Nora married a Mr. Stewart, and resides at McCune, Kansas; Ambrosia is the wife of a Mr. Dunn. Religiously, Mrs. Stewart is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. She is a woman possessed of many admirable traits of character, and enjoys the respect and esteem of all with whom she is acquainted.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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