Biography of D. B. Williams
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D. B. WILLIAMS, son of John and Rebecca (Cope) Williams. was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, June 2, 1830. His parents were natives of Ohio and Virginia, and were married in Columbiana County, where they resided most of their lives. He was a brick layer by trade, and the father of eight children, the living; John T., Caroline, D. B. and Elizabeth. He died in 1839, aged thirty eight years; his wife in 1872, aged sixty eight. D. B., our subject, obtained but a limited log schoolhouse education, beginning life for himself at sixteen. He worked by the day and month until married to Martha W. Morlan September 26, 1850. She was a daughter of Isaac and Martha (Wright) Morlan, natives of Virginia. This marriage was blessed by nine children, five of whom are living; Viola, wife of A. B. Wise; Silas M., Elwood E., Clara B., Hattie M. The deceased are Alice A., Mary H. and Emma, an infant. After several years in various kinds of work, and after several trades in stock and real estate, Mr. Williams purchased his present farm of eighty acres in 1872, paying $1,600. He has made many improvements, having built a comfortable dwelling in 1878, costing $1,500. Mr. Williams voted first for Van Buren. but has since been a Republican. He served as Constable in Hancock County many years. He and Mrs. Williams are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and highly esteemed as citizens.

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


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