Biography of William Warner
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





WILLIAM WARNER, retired, London, Ohio, was born in Fairfax County, Va., about nine miles from Alexandria, March 15, 1793. His parents were William and Betsy (Denty) Warner, both natives of Virginia. William, Jr., was reared to farm life, residing on his father's farm in Virginia until in the spring of 1805, when he came to Ohio with his parents, who settled in Belmont County, where they remained until the fall of 1812, engaged in farming, and then removed to Madison County, purchasing land adjoining the town of London, on the east. The parents resided in the county a number of years, raised a large family and removed in town, where both died. Our subject had only meager educational advantages; having a stout and robust physique, his labor was required on the farm. After becoming of age, he learned the tanner's trade with William D. Pickard, of London, but only followed it a few years. On the 29th of February, 1819, Mr. W. was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Kelley, a native of Virginia, and to them have been born the following named children: Mary, Nancy, Adaline, John, Kate, Anna E., Josephine and Helen. Mr. Warner has been variously occupied during his long life in London and vicinity; and as farmer, tanner, carpenter, merchant and public officer, having been Sheriff of the county twelve years, and for a period of four years Deputy Sheriff, beside filling several minor offices, his honesty and integrity were never questioned. Early in life both himself and wife united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. In his early life, Mr. W. was a member of the Masonic fraternity. He being a liberal man and of an easy turn in business matters, has not accumulated wealth, but has lived a life highly commendable, and is greatly esteemed and respected by all. In politics, he is Republican. "Uncle Billy," as he is familiarly called, is the oldest citizen of the town, and the oldest person in the county, where he has passed nearly seventy one years. Be is now nearing the goal of ninety years, and the venerable couple who have lived in the marriage relation nearly sixty four years are now passing the evening of their life together in a comfortable house in London, where they are only awaiting the final summons

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


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