Death date listed as 1857 in "Private letters of The Stewart Family of Middlebury, Vermont, compiled by John E. Stewart, 1968, in The Sheldon Museum, Middlebury. Death date cited as 2/13/1855 in Londonderry Stewarts, Genealogy of, pg. 117 and verified on grave stone. Ira was a member of the Vermont legislature and a trustee at Middlebury College. He was a partner of his brother Noble, and a man of great prominence in western Vermont. (Londonderry Stewarts - Genealogy of, pg. 117). He was his brother Noble's partner in business, and later became a man of great prominence in western Vermont (Private letters of The Stewart family of Middlebury, Vermont. Selected and edited by John E. Stewart, 1968. Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, Vt.)