Biography of William J. Cremean
Allen County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM J. CREMEAN, farmer, P. O. Allentown, was born in Ross County, Ohio, February 26, 1830, son of Smith and Mary (Dillen) Cremean, natives of Maryland, and who were married in 1807, in Ross County, Ohio, where they lived until 1831. when they moved to this county, settling in German Township. Of their family of eleven children only three survive: Curtis, Stephen D. and William J. The father died. July 28, 1858, and the mother March 2, 1881, aged seventy six and ninety years respectively. Our subject was married November 6, 1851, to Miss Malvina Smith, a native of Greene County, Ohio, born August 24, 1835, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Neely) Smith, natives of Virginia, and who were married in this county. They had a family of ten children. The father and mother now reside in Missouri, aged seventy and sixty eight respectively. To our subject and wife have been born fourteen children, all living: William A., Eliza J., James H., Frances M., Edward S., Henrietta E., Emma, John N., Charles W., Lewis N., Jackson A., Addie L., Bertha M. and Stephen D. Mr. Cremean purchased his farm in 1852, and has followed general agriculture chiefly ever since. He served nine months in the late war of the Rebellion, in Company H, One Hundred and Seventy ninth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and since 1865 he has devoted considerable time to preaching in the Church of Christ, in Christian Union," traveling from 1,400 to 2,350 miles annually.

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