William Jamison




William Jamison





WILLIAM JAMISON, farmer, post-office Centretown, was born in County Antrim, Ireland, November 25, 1823. His parents were Alexander and Jane (McKay) Jamison. They came to America in 1847, landing in New York April 14. In July of the same year they, with subject and two other children, came by canal as far as Buffalo, N. Y., and from there to Erie in a boat, then on foot with his mother to Irishtown, this county, she being fifty-one years old. They purchased a farm in Lake Township, where the father died in 1855. They reared a family of nine children. The oldest one, Jane, married in Ireland, and never came to this country. The others are: William, our subject; Alexander, farmer in Lake Township; John, who moved to Tennessee in 1868; James, in Crawford County; Daniel, in Sharpsville, this county; Sarah, Mrs. James Garvin, of Jackson Township; Ellen, Mrs. Andrew Ebbert, Sandy Lake Township. Our subject is the oldest of their children, and started in the world a poor boy. In 1849 married Martha McClure, daughter of Andrew and Rosanna (Richie) McClure, of Lake Township, and in 1850 they moved to their present farm. November 1,1859, Mrs. Jamison died, leaving three children; two daughters have since died, and the son, Andrew, lives in Aurora, Ill.  The present wife of our subject was Sarah Ann, daughter of Arthur and Sarah Ann (McKee) Johnston, of this township. By this union they have seven children: James O., farmer of this township; Jennie, William Charles, John F., Fred, Thomas A., Mary M., all living at home. Our subject has been assessor of the township twice, and a member of the Stoneboro Agricultural Society since its organization, having been one of its directors, and exhibits a great deal of stock, horses and sheep, and other products of the farm. He has always been a Republican until the last few years, and is now a supporter of the Prohibition party. He and family are members of Ebenezer United Presbyterian Church, of which he is a deacon. 

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1079




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