WILLIAM WINTERS, of Island Creek township, was born in that township March 6, 1843, the son of Bowen Winters, who was born in the year 1801, on what is now known as the Nexton farm, in Island Creek township. The latter was a farmer by occupation, and lived three score years and ten in this county, an active and honorable life, and died in 1871. About the year 1837 he was married to Sophia Dundas, who died in August 1855. Eight children were born to them, all of whom survive. Subsequent to the death of his first wife, Bowen Winters was married to Mary DeHuff, who died in 1864. She had one child by this union, now deceased. The third wife of Bowen Winters was Mary Hastings, who survives. William Winters, a son by the first marriage, is now one of the siblings, who survives. William Winters, a son by the first marriage, is now one of the leading farmers of the township, and had been engaged in this calling ever since his youth. He is an industrious and enterprising citizen. In 1869 Mr. WInters was married to Keziah Maple, daughter of Elias Maple, a resident of Illinois, and they have one child, Sophia J., who is still living. Mrs. Winters died the same year as her marriage.
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