Biography of William F. Nowlan
Hancock County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM F NOWLAN, farmer, P. 0. Rawson, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, March 2, 185, son of Thomas D. and Margaret Nowlan, natives of England, who emigrated to Nova Scotia, and from there moved to Ohio Thomas D. Nowlan settled in Union Township, this county, in 1840. He was a carpenter by trade and worked on canal work in the eastern part of this State; also put up many buildings in this county. His wife died in Rawson in May, 1878, and he in December following, in his eighty third year. William F. Nowlan, the subject of this sketch, remained with his parents until his marriage with Miss Sarah Ann Trooping, November 11, 1849. She died June 8, 1850, leaving one child. Sarah, now deceased. August 21, 1851, Mr. Nowlan was again united in marriage, this time with Mary Banning, and to this union were born the following named children: David, La Fayette (deceased), Thomas, Manacle. Andrew and Mary. Mr. Nolan located where he now resides in 1864. He served from October. 1864, to July, 1865, as a soldier in the Sixty second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was in the Army of the James, and took part in the closing campaigns of the war in Virginia, earning a record as a brave and faithful soldier. always ready for the discharge of duty. Mr. Nowlan has a fine farm of eighty acres of well improved land. He is one of the pioneers of this county, and a highly respected citizen of Eagle Township.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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