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William Moss Bonifield
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Birth: 1798
Shenandoah County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1841
Ohio, USA

Year of Birth has been shown as 1796, 1798, and 1802 from various sources.


Married 8-Jul-1797 in Virginia to Hannah Wright.

From "History of Van Wert & Mercer Counties, Ohio 1882":

" William Boniface [miss spelled] deceased, was born in Virginia about the year 1802. He came to Clinton County, Ohio, where he married Miss Hannah Wright. In 1823 or 1824 they migrated to Mercer County, and located in Dublin Township, near the village of Mercer; remained several years, or until, in 1827 or 1828, he entered, made improvements, and moved with his family on the land where Neptune is now located, in Centre Township. He was the first settler within three miles of where the village now stands, except a man by the name of Crawford, who lived one-half mile east of Mr. Bonifield's. He laid out the town of Neptune, and gave it its name. He was the first hotel-keeper in the village, and conducted the business for several years. He was a carpenter by trade, and that, in connection with farming and hotel-keeping, was his avocation through life. He filled the office of justice of the peace in Centre Township for a number of years.
He died January 1, 1841. His companion survived him until October 6th, 1880 when she died at the ripe old age of seventy-five years.
They reared a family of seven children, viz., Arnold, Mary, Andrew J., Margaret, Abel, Elisha M., and Caroline, only three of whom are now living - Margaret, Abel, and Caroline."

Family links: 
  Arnold Bonifield (1768 - 1848)
  Margaret Moss Bonifield (1776 - 1848)
  Hannah Wright Beam (1805 - 1880)
  Arnold Bonifield (1822 - ____)*
  Mary M Bonifield Nolan (1827 - 1863)*
  Andrew Jackson Bonifield (1829 - ____)*
  Margaret Bonifield Crow (1831 - ____)*
  Abel Bonifield (1833 - 1913)*
  Elisha M Bonifield (1835 - 1872)*
  Caroline Bonifield Hall (1837 - 1914)*
  William Bonifield (1838 - 1838)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Nannette Huffman
Record added: Jul 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74004244


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