WILLIAM C. BURCHFIELD, a county commissioner of Jefferson County, Ohio, and a leading citizen of East Springfield, was born in Salem Township, Jefferson County, Ohio in 1862 and is a son of Milton Burchfield, who was also a native of this county. He was educated in the Jefferson County schools and Richmond College. He then engaged in farming and subsequently in auctioneering, and in the latter is very popular and attends sales all over the county. From early manhood he has taken an active part in politics and frequently has served in township offices and in 1908 was elected a county commissioner.
Mr. Burchfield was married first to Miss Mary Thompson, who died in 1900, leaving four children: Grace, Milton, Margaret and Trecy. He was married secondly in 1903 to Miss Anna Oliver, and they have one daughter, Vernie. They are members of the Presbyterian Church of East Springfield, of which Mr. Burchfield is a trustee. He is identified with the Knights of Pythias and the Modren Woodmen.