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STEVENS, DAVID G. (1805–?). David G. Stevens, Wharton County planter, was born in Alabama in 1805. He probably came to Wharton County after 1850, and in 1860 his plantation, one of the county's largest, had 1,200 improved acres and 109 slaves and produced 10,000 bushels of corn and 500 bales of cotton. In that year Stevens's real property was valued at $240,000 and his personal property at $242,000.


Randolph B. Campbell, An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821–1865 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989). Annie Lee Williams, A History of Wharton County (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1964).

Diana J. Kleiner


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Diana J. Kleiner, "STEVENS, DAVID G.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on October 24, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.