Biography of William McBane
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

William McBane has for many years been a citizen of Yellow Creek Township, and is a member of a pioneer family of Columbiana County. He was born on the farm, where he resides, May 29, 1841, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Noble) McBane.

Daniel McBane, deceased, was a native of Scotland, as was his wife. At an early date he migrated to this country and settled on a farm in Yellow Creek Township, Columbiana County, where he spent the remainder of his life. To Mr. and Mrs. McBane the following children were born: Hugh and Laughlin, both deceased; James, lives in Yellow Creek Township; John, deceased; Daniel, deceased, was a Civil War veteran; William, the subject of this sketch; Lizzie, the widow of George Boyce, lives in Madison Township; Belle, deceased, was the wife of Alexander Grant; and Alexander, lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

William McBane attended a log school house in Yellow Creek Township. For many years he was interested in the raising of grain and stock. Mr. McBane now lives on his farm.

In October, 1872, Mr. McBane was united in marriage with Miss Marjorie Grant, who was born in Yellow Creek Township, Aug. 2, 1840, the daughter of John and Margaret (Johnson) Grant, the former a native of Scotland and the latter of Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Grant, deceased, were the parents of the following children: Mary, deceased; Marjorie McBane; Alexander, deceased; James, lives at Wellsville; and Eliza Jane, married James Smith, deceased, and she lives at Butler, Pa. Mrs. McBane died Feb. 3, 1911, and is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Yellow Creek Township. To William and Marjorie (Grant) McBane were born two children: Addison, lives at home, was married to Miss Alice McSwegin, of Hancock County, W. Va.; Walter Watson, is connected with the United Foundry Company of Pittsburgh, as a mechanical engineer. He was married to Miss Viola Phillips.

Mr. McBane is a Republican, a member of the Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church, and his family has always ranked among the representative citizens of the community.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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