Harrison Stephens*

From "Montreal History and Gazeteer  to the year 1892"
By Rev. J. Douglas Borthwick,  John Lovell & Son, Montreal 1892

He was born in Jamaica, in the state of Vermont, in the year 1801.  The Vermonters have always been renowned for energy and perserverance; hence Mr. Stephens when he arrived in Montreal, in the year 1828, determined to show his energy and pluck.  Though a poor man, by indomitable industry and perserverace, he made his mark commercially in the city. 

He established the old and well-known house of Stephens & Kellogg, and was also the senior partner in the extensive establishment of Stephens, Young & Co. He retired from the firm in 1845, and spent the rest of his life enjoying the laurels of his well-earned patrimony.  He was for several years one of the directors of the Bank of Montreal. His sons enjoy a large share of public respect, one being the well-known and widely esteemed Geo. W, Stephens, Alderman of Montreal. The residence of the late Mr. Stephens (now the Alderman's) situated in Dorchester Street, next to St. James Club, is perhaps one of the finest in the city. He died some years ago.

*Researching G.W. Stephens.................Bill Stephens (g-g-g-grandson)

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