Biography of William Mc Fenton
Allen County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM Mc. FENTON, retired farmer P. O, Bluffton, was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, December 25. 1815, son of Robert and Jane (McCrea) Fenton; the former a native of Pennsylvania, of Irish descent, in early years a carpenter, but in later life a farmer; the latter born in Ireland. They settled on a farm in Richland Township. this county, in 1836. Our subject, the fourth in their family of nine children, was reared on the farm, receiving his education in the pioneer log schoolhouse. He has made farming the occupation of his life, and is the owner of eighty acres of land in Richland Township. this county, on which he now resides. He was married, in 1860, to Miss Jane Hatch, born in Marion County, Ohio, in 1837, a daughter of Gardner and Harriet (Dudley) Hatch, who were natives of Maine and of English descent. former a farmer in Hardin County, Ohio. This union was blessed with five children: Emma Jane (deceased), William James. Lizzie May, John McCrea and Charles Gardner. Mr. and Mrs. Fenton are members of the tnited Presbyterian Church. in which he has officiated as elder. In politics he is a Republican. He has served as trustee of Richland Township. Mr. Fenton worked hard in early life, and by prudent management of his resources has succeeded in accumulating enough of this world's goods to keep him comfortable in the declining years of his life.

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