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William Ireland

WILLIAM IRELAND, farmer; P. O. Morrow; one of the pioneers of the county, being born in Salem Township Aug. 15, 1811.  He received the usual education peculiar to the days of long ago, which were rather limited.

He was united in marriage Aug. 30, 1831, to Jemima Jackson; these parents had a family of fourteen children; James, born Jan. 14, 1833; Mary J., born Aug. 24, 1834; Francis A., born Feb. 10, 1836, died June, 1880; Nancy H., born Dec. 3, 1837, deceased; Anna, born Nov. 28, 1839; Martha, born March 30, 1842, deceased; Sarah, born June 3, 1844, deceased; Elizabeth, born Nov. 16, 1847, deceased; Thomas T., April 18, 1846, deceased; Emeline, born June 27, 1849; Dekin, born April 23, 1851, deceased; Laurilla, born Feb. 22, 1853; Franklin P., born Feb. 15, 1856; and Eva, born July 1, 1858, deceased.

Mr. Ireland is a Democrat of the old school, and has held the office of Land Appraiser for one term.  He owns a farm of good land, in a high state of cultivation, with pleasant surrounds.  His father was Thomas Ireland, a native of Shenandoah Co, VA., born Nov. 20, 1776.  He married Sarah Clevenger, of his own native State, one year his junior.  They came to Warren Co., this State, in 1805, settling near Morrow.  They were the parents of nine children, three sons and six daughters.  He died Dec. 18, 1858, and she November, 1862. 

William Jackson, the father of Mrs. Ireland, a native of New Jersey, born about 1777.  He went to Virginia when quite young; he married Miss Hannah Bennett, a native of Maryland, born Dec. 25, 1779.  They came to this State in 1828; they were the parents of eleven children, among whom was the Rev. W. B. Jackson, of the Cincinnati Conference.

Source: The History of Warren County Ohio , Part VI Biographical Sketches - SALEM Township

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