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William P. Mounts

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Transcription contributed by Arne H Trelvik 21 Aug 2005

Sources:
The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Hamilton Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)

Page
953

WILLIAM P. MOUNTS, County Commissioner and farmer, P. O., Morrow. The subject of this sketch was born on the place where he lives Aug. 30, 1823, and is a son of Providence and Isabelle (Smith) Mounts, who were born in Kentucky in the year 1795. He (Providence) was a son of William and Catherine Mounts, early pioneers of Warren Co., who settled here about 1796. Providence Mounts and Isabelle Smith were married in Warren Co., and she was a daughter of James Smith, an early settler. To. Mr. and Mrs. Mounts were born nine children, of whom seven are living, viz.: Catherine, now Mrs. Kibbie, William P., James W., Elizabeth, now Mrs. Roach, Marshall, Lavenia, now Mrs. Peck and Rebecca, now Mrs. Eagle. The deceased are - Nancy, (Mrs. Hopkins) and Martha E. Mr. Mounts was a successful business man and accumulated a good property. In the War of 1812 he served for some time, and was only 17 years of age. The subject of this sketch was reared on the farm and received a common school education. He remained with his parents on the farm until he had attained his majority, after which, being fond of travel, he visited various parts of the country. Sept. 27, 1865, he was married to Henrietta Van Dusen, of Newport, Ky., after which event he located on the farm where he has since lived. In politics he has always. been a Republican, and was elected one of the County Commissioners, in 1874, and has since been twice re-elected, and now (1881) has two years of his last term to serve. He has also been Trustee of Hamilton Township, and his executive ability is of the recognizable type and thoroughly established in Warren Co. To Mr. and Mrs. Mounts five children have been born, viz.: Ulysses G., Gracie, Cora, Van and Providence. He owns 280 acres of the best land in the township, and his home farm is elegantly improved and beautifully situated, and as farm property has not an equal in the county, and reflects much credit on its owner.


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