|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1829|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 1893|
William SLICK was born on 15 Jul 1829 in Seneca County OH. He died on 23 Mar 1893 in Greensfork Twp, Randolph County IN. He was buried in Hollansburg cemetery, Harrison Twp, Darke county, OH.
William Slick; deceased farmer
Of Greensfork township, Randolph county, Ohio, in July 1929; he is the son of David and Eleanor (Messier) Slick, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of Maryland. The parents were married in Pennsylvania, and there had born to them three children: Joseph, Margaret and Jacob; thence they moved to Seneca County Ohio, rented a farm and there William was born; in 1847 they came to Greensfork township, Randolph County Indiana and purchased eighty acres of land here were born four children; Mary, John, Rebecca and Mahlon. Here the father died in 1858 and the mother in 1885.
William Slick was reared on the home farm, and remained at the home until twenty four years of age, when he was married October 16, 1854 to Armecy Elliott, daughter of Miles and Frances (Newborn) Elliott who were natives of North Carolina, the former born in March 1795 and the latter in May 1803. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott came to Indiana in 1828 and located at White Water, in Wayne county, resided there one year and then came to Greensfork to Greensfork township, Randolph county and bought eighty acres of land, which, after a short time, they sold and bought 120 acres, and later on moved to Lynn. The were the parents of eight children, Mary, wife of Lorenzo Anders, Rachel, wife of Alfred Price, Richard, deceased, William F., a farmer, Armey (Mrs. Slick); Sarah, wife of Joseph Stuttler, Anna, wife of Luther Cox, and Josiah Elliott, merchant. The mother of this family died August 4 1867 and the father April 7, 1879. The latter had been in life a dry goods merchant and later a farmer. He and wife were members of the Baptist church.
To William Slick and wife were born eight children, six of whom are living, George, born October 22, 1856,; Perry, November 22, 1860; Anna J; March 29,1863; William H., March 20, 1866; Mary F., Sept 4, 1867; and Amanda E., September 6, 1870. Miles, the eldest born, died when he was two years old, and James R, the youngest, died in infancy. George W. married Sarah Coning, Perry married May Thornburg; Anna became Mrs. William A Coning; William H. Married Lura Baily; Mary F. was married to Daniel Egan, who died May 14, 1892.; and Amanda E. to Everett Hunt.
William Slick after marriage settled on a farm of sixty acres, but by economy and careful husbandry, soon began to add to his estate, accumulating acres after acres until at the time of his death, which occurred March 3 1893, he possessed fully 523 acres all in good condition. He was a great admirer of horses, and had the reputation of keeping the finest in the country. He was notes for his kindness to the poor, and Fortune seemed to smile on him, for every two or three years he was able to add another eight acres tract to his already large estate. A few years ago Mrs. Slick inherited quite a large amount from her father, and this too, was invested in land. At the death of Mr. Slick, the greater part of the large farm was divided in proportionately among the children, with a abundance left for the widow. Mr. Slick was always active in maintaining the pikes in his neighborhood in good condition, the main one east of his place, having cost him over $2,000. He never aspired to public office, and never held one higher than that of supervisor. He was however, very popular as a member of the Christian church, while Mrs. Slick is equally well respected as a member of the United Brethren church. He never sued, nor was sued, believing it to be better to give than to take. The family are honored for their integrity and upright lives and for their openhanded charity.
History of Randolph County, Indiana
Arnecy Elliott Slick (1835 - 1902)*
George W. Slick (1856 - 1930)*
William H. Slick (1866 - 1929)*
Created by: Cindy Rinehart
Record added: Nov 30, 2012
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