WILLIAM HAIR, a trustee of Hopewell township, and one of its prominent citizen, resides on his well improved
farm of 80 acres, situated in section 21. He was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, November 17, 1832, and
is a son of Jacob and Elizabeth F. (Fenicle) Hair.
The parents of Mr. Hair belonged to old established families of Pennsylvania. In 1837 they came to Ohio, settling
in Wayne County, where they remained until 1844, when they removed to Richland County.
William Hair was five years old when his parents settled in Wayne County, and about 12 when they removed to Richland
County. His education and training through boyhood was such as pioneer youths usually received. For a number of
years he operated a saw mill, although his main business in life has been farming. In 1860, accompanied by his
family, Mr. Hair came from Richland to Mercer County, and in the following year settled on the farm where he still
resides, having developed it from the forest. He has long been one of the leading citizens of this section, for
a number of years has served as township trustee, for eight years was township treasurer, and for three years a
justice of the peace.
In Richland County, Ohio, Mr. Hair was united in marriage to Margaret Pitcher, who was born in that county, and
they have had six children, namely: Mary A., wife of Charles Stevenson, residing in Michigan; Sarah E., wife of
Charles Smith, residing in Hopewell township; Jacob, residing in Hopewell township; Ida, wife of Frank Lacey, residing
in Hopewell township; and two deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Hair are members of the Church of God, in which Mr. Hair is
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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