Biography of William B. Colvin
Allen County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM B. COLVIN, farmer, P. O. South Warsaw, was born in Clark County, Ohio, June 7, 1834, son of James and Elizabeth (Hardestv) Colvin, natives of Virginia, and who settled in Auglaize Township, this county, in 1837. His maternal grandfather, Henry Hardesty, was among the first settlers of Auglaize Township, this county, where he cleared and improved a farm, on. which be lived and died. James and Elizabeth Colyin had two children: William R. and Henry J., the latter deceased. James Colvin died when our subject was about four years of age, and his widow married Thomas Hanthorn, by whom she had seven children: Elizabeth A. (wife of Daniel Rowlins), Thomas E., George L., Emeline (wife of John Crumrine), Belle (wife of George Swallow), Howard and Alice (wife of James Frost). Our subject was reared in Perry Township, this county, where he received a common school education. He was married, January 20, 1855, to Mary A., daughter of Benjamin M., and Martha (Hanthorn) Daniels, early settlers of Perry Township. By this union there were four children: Harmon M., Jerome A., Fanny and Harry. After his marriage Mr. Colvin located in Lima, where he worked at the carpenter's trade for several years, and where he served as city marshal for years. After the expiration of his office (as city marshal) he engaged in the grocery business with his son, H. M. Colvin, for two years. He was in the late war of the Rebellion. In the fall of 1883 he located in Perry Township, on the farm where he now resides. He is a F. & A. M. ; in politics a Republican.

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