James A. Stewart,

farmer, Posey Township, was born near Frankfort, Ky., in 1799, and when six weeks old was brought by his parents, James and Anna (Abel) Stewart, to Craig Township, near Jefferson line. His parents there lived and died, and were buried on the farm. James A., grew up there and married Sarah Hannis, daughter of Henry Hannis and reared seven children: William H., James, Leander M., Ann, Martha, Sarah and Phoebe. The father owned a small farm eight miles back of Vevay, where he died March 28, 1864, his wife having died before him, in 1852. The grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier. James Stewart grew to maturity in Craig and Pleasant Townships, this county, where he remained till 1875. He purchased land there and continued farming till he came to Posey Township, in 1875, and purchased 195 acres in "Egypt Bottom." Here he has since been engaged. He was married, in 1848, to Emily Anderson, who died in 1857, leaving one child, A. Zachery. March 12, 1857, he was married to Martha A. Prottsman, daughter of John Prottsman, and by this union has five children living: William E., Anna L., Ulysses M., Minnie, Elizabeth P. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and are held in high esteem. Mr. Stewart is a member of the Masonic lodge. His father was in the war of 1812; his grandfather, Hannis, in the Revolutionary war.