Biography of William Stephen (1817-1889). William Stephen of Big Grove Township, Kendall County was born 26 May 1817 in Aberdeenshire; Scotland to William Stephen and his wife Elizabeth Cruickshank.
Biography of Hiram Scofield (1799-1872). Hiram was born in Pound Ridge on 12 May 1799. He moved from there as a young man and the 1820 New York census records show him living in Spencer Township, Tioga County, New York. In 1843 and 1844 there was a migration of several Scofields from Westchester and Tioga counties in New York, and Stamford, Connecticut to Kendall County, Illinois.