Biography of Kirk Williamson
Miami County, Ohio Biographies





KIRK WILLIAMSON, saw milling, Covington; born in Darken Co., Ohio, in 1848; is the son of Silas W. and Antis White; his paternal grandfather, James W., was a member of a militia company during the war of 1812. In the spring of 1849, Silas Williamson moved east of Covington, where he passed the remainder of his life. The subject of this sketch is the fifth child of this family, and his early life was that of a farmer boy; he received his early education in the common schools of his day, and by close application to his books he acquired a good practical education. His first move from the parental roof was on a farm near the homestead; here he remained one year, and then in the spring of 1872, began the saw mill business with his brother; they located first in Franklin Township, Clark Co., where they remained four years, and then moved to Newton Township. He was married in 1874 to Harriet Weaver, of Franklin Township, Darken Co., whose father, Adam Weaver, was an early settler of the township, and entered the farm on which he lived and died, his death occ rring in July, 1878, at the age of 66 years. He had a family of eleven children, five of whom are still living. He was born in Montgomery Co., and when a young man, moved to Franklin Township. He was married to Mary Hollopeter. Mr. Williamson finds his political views expressed in the Prohibition party.

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


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