WILLIAM NAPIER, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Black Rock, Erie Co., N. Y., May 16, 1817, son of Joseph and
Rebecca (McCaracan) Napier, former a native of England, ]atter of Connecticut, pioneers of Vermillion Township,
Huron Co., Ohio. Joseph Napier, who was a sailor by occupation, was drowned in Lake Erie in about 1827. Our subject
was reared in Huron, Lorain and Trumbull Counties, Ohio, and received a limited education in the common schools.
In 1843 he came to this county, and settled on Section 23, Shawnee Township, where he cleared and improved a farm
of forty acres, now owned by Rachel Langstaff, and where he resided up to 1856, when he settled on the farm he
now occupies, then an unbroken wilderness, comprising 200 acres of land, 150 of which he has cleared and improved.
Mr. Napier was married April 19, 1838, to Sarah, daughter of Adam and Anna (Hall) Hough, of Trumbull County, Ohio,
former a native of Virginia, latter of New Jersey. To our subject and wife have been born ten children, seven of
whom grew to maturity: Adela (Mrs. Salem Reed), Harriet (Mrs. Silas Reed), Hamlin (member of the Fifty fourth Ohio
Volunteer Infantry, during the late war of the Rebellion, in which he served eighteen months), Susan (Mrs. Freeman
Reed), Hulra, Sarah (Mrs. W. A. Smith) and Mary. Mr. Napier has served the township one term as justice of the
peace, and has filled other minor offices. In politics he is a Republican and an advocate for prohibition.
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