WILLIAM C. YEAGLEY, a well known merchant of New Somerset, Jefferson county, was born at that place in 1843 the son of George and Martha Yeagley. His father a native of Pennsylvania came to Ohio with his parents in 1819 and settled in Knox township. Here George Yeagley learned the trade of a blacksmith at which he was occupied until 1879. Since that time he has been engaged in farming. His marriage to Martha Fry resulted in the birth of three children, two of whom are living. William C. received a good education in the schools of Somerset and at Richmond and Mt. Union, and then began teaching which he followed for about eight years. He then embarked in his present business, in which he has had a satisfactory degree of success. On September 7, 1881 he was married to Sarah J., daughter of Henry Iddings of Saline township and to them have been born three children: Ruth I., Hattie E. and George H. Mr. Yeagley, though not a member of any religious denomination, is a regular attendant at the Methodist Episcopal church. In politics he is a republican.
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