|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1827|
William M. Dills, farmer, P.O. Cynthiana; is a native of Harrison County, and son of David and Lydia Broadwell Dills. He was born July 22, 1827. His grandfather, Abraham Dills was among the early settlers of Harrison County; he died in 1850, aged 77 years. His father was also a native of Harrison County, and during his lifetime, followed the occupation of farmer; he died in 1877, aged 83 yrs. He was a member of the Methodist church. He was politically, a whig and was president of the First Agricultural Society of Harrison county. His mother was a native of Harrison county and a daughter of William Broadwell. She died in 1872 aged 75 years. She was a member of the Methodist church. They were the parents of 6 children.
William, the subject of our sketch, spent the first 30 years of his life with his parents, the first 15 years were spent in receiving such an education as he could gain from the common schools of his native county. At the age of 15 he became the manager of his father's farm, which he continued for 15 years. In 1866 he married Miss Rosa Austin, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, and who, previous to her marriage was a teacher in the high schools of Louisville, Kentucky. They were married by the Rev. Dr. Craig at Louisville. They are now the parents of 5 children, 4 of whom are now living, viz.; Florence, Lena M., Mattie B. and Clara.
3 years prior to his marriage he bought the farm he now resides on, having 130 acres of the best land of Harrison County, called "Glenwood". Upon his farm he makes the breeding and raising of horses a specialty. He was the owner of the celebrated stallion, "Indian Chief", and is now the owner of a fine horse, "Gov. Wilkes," by "George Wilkes," dam "Daisy Burns," by "Indian Chief." He is now under the training of Lee Doble, of Pittsburgh, PA. Himself and family members are members of the Episcopal church. He is a democrat.
David Dills (1795 - 1877)
Lydia Broadwell Dills (1800 - 1872)
Rosa Austin Dills (1838 - 1912)*
Isaac N. Dills (1820 - 1839)*
Benjamin Franklin Dills (1822 - 1877)*
William M. Dills (1827 - ____)
Old East Broadwell Cemetery
Created by: Joanne Scobee Morgan
Record added: Jan 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103667435