Stevens, Charles O., Vergennes, was born in Panton, Vt,, in 1818. He engaged in the hotel business in 1835 with his brother Carlton T. as a partner, in which business they continued until 1872, when they sold the hotel property and retired from active business life as capitalists. He was married in 1853 to Phebe Thorn, of Addison county, Vt., who died, leaving one child — Martha T. Charles O. then married his second wife, Ellen M. Parker, in 1859. He was a son of Thomas and Sally A. (Tappan) Stevens, who were married in Panton, Vt., in 1816, and had a family of four sons and one daughter born to them, all of whom are now living with the exception of one son, who died at an early age. Thomas Stevens served in the War of 1812, and after which his wife received a pension of ninety-six dollars a year. She died in 1883.
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