Farmer John W Stephens
John Stephens was born in 1863 to parents John and Mary. In 1881 his father described himself as a farmer of 86 acres employing two labourers, and the family kept two female domestic servants. By 1891 he had been widowed and ran the farm with his son, housekeeper Evangeline Jones, and two farm labourers who lived with the family.
John W Stephens took over the farm in the 1890s and kept a detailed pocket book covering the years 1895-1905. The book detailed the expenses, successes and failures on the farm during those years.
The following pages, to go live with the complete site in the Spring, show the kind of details John recorded in his pocket book about life on the farm:
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