Biography of William Emptage
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





WILLIAM EMPTAGE was born in England, March 11, 1833. He is a son of Thomas and Ann (Homersham) Emptage. He was given but a limited education, coming to America with his parents when quite young, and remaining home until his eighteenth year. He served an apprenticeship at the blacksmith trade three years, and continued at that business in Marseilles (one year at Bellefontaine) till September 12, 1861, when he enlisted in the United States service, Company G, Fifteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infan try, and participated in the following battles: Pittsburg Landing, Stone River, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Knoxville, Rocky Face Ridge. Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta and Lovejoy Station; traveled 3,000 miles, lay in Louisville Hospital one month from cold and fever, and was honorably discharged September 17, 1864. He returned home, and has been farming since. With his broth ers he has added 100 acres to the homestead, which numbers 483 acres. In politics Mr. Emptage is a Republican, and. a member of the G. A. R.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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