Biography of W. M. Williamson
Miami County, Ohio Biographies





W. M. WILLIAMSON, saw milling; P. 0. Covington; horn in Clermont Co., Ohio, in July, 1838; is the son of Silas W and Antis White; his grandfathers were from New Jersey; his paternal grandfather emigrated to Virginia, and his paternal grandmother was born in Virginia; James W., his grandfather, came to Ohio in 1812, and to this county in 1840, where his wife died in 1866. and he in 1870. Silas was the oldest son of ten children; in 1840, he located in Darke Co., soon after removed to Miami Co., where he died in September, 1869; his wife still survives. Of his six sons and one daughter, two sons are deceased. Our subject was the oldest of the family, and followed farming until August, 1861, when he enlisted in Co. B, 44th O. V. I., in which he served two and a half years: reenlisted, and was placed in the 8th O. V. C., and, with his regiment. was discharged August, 1865; he was in the battles of Louisburg, Knoxville. Lynchburg, and many others; he served in Kentucky and West Virginia; was wounded and taken prisoner at Beverley; was soon paroled, and returned to his regiment. Soon after his discharge, he went to Iowa, returning to his present place in March, 1871. The past eight years have been devoted to the saw mill business; he has one of the best and most convenient mills in the township. In November, 1866, Mr. Williamson married Martha A. Sowell, of Henry Co., Iowa; they have three children. Mr. W. is Major of the 3d O. N. G.; has been a member seven years, and has held the offices of Second and First Lieutenant, also Captain. He is a Republican in politics, and labors for the success of his party.

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


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