Stephenson, John L.

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

Alternate name: Stevenson

From June to July 1832, Stephenson served as a private alongside Abraham Lincoln in a company of volunteer militia during the Black Hawk War.

Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:545-56.