Biography of William Dillow
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





WILLIAM DILLOW, fanner, P. 0. La Fayette, was born in Madison County January 11, 1833, he is a son of John and Margaret B. Dillow, natives of Virginia, where they were married. About 1825 to 1828, they removed to Ohio and settled in Monroe Township, Madison County, where they resided the greater portion of the balance of their lives. He died in Pike Township, in November, 1879, aged seventy two years; and she died in June, 1880, aged seventy years. They had eleven children, seven now survive - Susan, now Mrs. Mayberry; Margaret P., now Mrs. Scranton; Nancy Ann, now Mrs. Campbell; Mary, Hugh, William and James. The subject of this sketch was brought up to farm labor, and was married to Rebecca Chambers, who was born in New Jersey January 6, 1835, a daughter of Samuel and Ann (Simon) Chambers, natives of New Jersey, who came to Ohio and settled in Madison County about 1850, where they have since resided; they are now residents of Jefferson. They have had eight children, four now surviving - James, Samuel, William H. and Rebecca. Mr. Dillow and wife have five children, William B., born December 20, 1856; Winfield Scott, born November 9, 1860; Mary Jane, born May 27, 1863; Katie Ann, born February 28, 1866, and Margaret Elta, born November 16, 1869. Mr. Dillow has made farming his business through life, and all in Monroe and Deer Creek Townships In the spring of 1881, he purchased his present property in La Fayette, to which he moved and where he has since resided. He is one of the reliable and respected farmers of Deer Creek Township, where he has the general confidence of the people. He served as Township Treasurer in 1881. He is a worthy member of Lodge No. 70, I. O. O. F., of London, to which he has belonged eight years.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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