A. T. Stover, one of the leading farmers of Lick Mountain Township, is a native of Lawrence County, Alabama.
Born 1850, and is a son of Lorenzo Dow and Amanda M. (Barnes) Stover, who were also natives of Lawrence County, where Mr. Stover still resides, aged about 58 years.
His wife died in 1881, a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Stover is a farmer and mechanic, and for some years was engaged in the mill business. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and a son of of Abraham Stover, a Virginian by birth but married in Tennessee, and an early settler of Lawrence Co. Alabama. where he spent his remaining years, dying just prior to the late war. He was a farmer and miller and served in the War of 1812,
Grandfather Thomas Barnes was also an early settler of Lawrence County, Alabama where he died a farmer. A. T. Stover is the second of family of six sons and three daughters. He was reared on a farm, educated at the country schools and in 1872 married Mary E. a daughter of John and Serild Stephenson, who were natives of Morgan County, Alabama and of Kentucky, respectively. They were married in Morgan County, Alabama where they still reside. Mr. and Mrs. Stover are the parents of five children. After his marriage Mr. Stover resided in Morgan County till 1883, when he came to Conway County and farmed as a tenant till 1887, when he purchased his present farm of 160 acres, about eight-five of which are under cultivation. It is located in a fine valley two and on-half miles east of Lick Mountain Post Office. Mrs. Stover is a Methodist . Politically Mr. Stover is a Democrat. The other members of the family are Colorado, the wife of James E. Rhodes, Lorenzo Dow, and James W. both of Van Buren Coutny, Daniel W. of Alabama and Elva Lear now Mrs. J. I. Rogers of Texas.