Biography of William W. McFarland
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

WILLIAM W. McFARLAND. retired farmer; P.O. Piqua. To another of the early settlers of Miami Co. we are pleased to record a space: he was born in Greene Co., Ohio, Dec. 5, 1804, and is a son of William McFarland. a native of America. born April 6, 1763; he was one of the patriots of the Revolutionary struggle, and also in the war of 1812. In 1785, he married Rebecca Kirkpatrick, who was born Jan. 4, 1770; they had a large family of children, of whom William W. is the only one now living. William McFarland. Sr. (the grandfather of our subject), was born in Ireland, and married Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, who was a native of Wales; they came to America at a very early day, where he died at the age of 102 years, and she, also, living to a very old age. William W. McFarland came to this county in 1830, and purchased 40 acres of land; by good business habits and industry through his transactions in buying, entering and selling land, he has increased his real estate until he now possesses over 200 acres of land, of which, 18 acres join the corporation of Piqua, in Sec. 31. The marriage of Mr. McFarland with Freelove Rally was celebrated Dec. 20, 1828; she was born in Clark Co., Ohio, April 4, 1811; their children are as follows, viz., Jacob B., born Nov. 11, 1829, died March 26, 1840; William, born June 11. 1832 died Jan. 12, 1875; John H., born July 8, 1834, died Oct 3, 1865; Sarah, born Sept. 4, 1836, died Nov. 5, 1836; Louisa J., born Oct. 21, 1837, now Mrs. Riffle; James B., born Aug. 17, 1840; Smith S., born Jan. 22, 1842, died Sept. 18, 1849; Delila A., born Dec. 25, 1844. died May 26, 1849.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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