Biography of W. P. Olney
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





W. P. OLNEY, farmer, P. 0. West Jefferson, is a grandson of Jersey Olney, who was a native of Connecticut, where he married, and, about the year 1830, with his family, came to Madison County and bought a farm just east of Jefferson, now owned by James Peene and J. H. Sceva, on which he and wife both died. Of their four sons, Judson, the father of our subject, was the youngest, and a native of Connecticut, but from infancy matured in Madison County, Ohio, where he became a land owner and farmer. He lived about one mile northeast of Jefferson, where he died. His wife, Lydia, daughter of John Ayle, is now residing with Abner Johnson. She and Judson Olney had two children, of whom Webster P., the youngest, was born in 1852, in Jefferson Township, Madison County. He was reared to farm life, and enjoyed the common schools only. He owns 175 acres of land, under good cultivation, and utilizes his early established principles in its cultivation. His marriage was celebrated in 1874, with Margaret, daughter of Isaac Bidwell, of Canaan Township, where she was born. This union has resulted in a family of three children.

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


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