William Dickinson, farmer, section 36, Denver Township, is a son of Philip and Phebe (Hutchinson) Dickinson, natives of Connecticut and of Welsh-English ancestry. He was born in Litchfield Co., Conn., Nov. 29, 1819. When he was ten years old his parents moved to Trumbull Co., Ohio, where he worked on a farm for is years. He then returned to his native county and married Miss Caroline Hart, after which he engaged for several years in the manufacture of charcoal. He then returned to Trumbull County and settled on a farm, where his wife subsequently died. His second wife was Miss Sarah Barnes, to whom he was married Nov. 5, 1858. Her parents, Elijah and Diantha (Drake) Barnes, were natives of New York, where they were married and subsequently moved to Fowler, Trumbull Co., Ohio. Mrs. Dickinson was born at the last named place, Oct. 24,1848. Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson moved to this county in the spring of i863, settling in Denver Township, where Mr. D. purchased 80 acres of land on section 36. He afterward purchased 120 acres more, and has 60 under improvement.
Aug. 23, 1861, Mr. Dickinson enlisted in Co. A, 41st Ohio Inf., and served in the Army of the Cumberland, commanded by Gens. Buell and Nelson. He was in the battle of Corinth, and came home on leave of absence July 24, 1862 . He has held the office of Highway Commissioner several years, and in politics is a Greenbacker. Their children are: Ida M., born June 8, 1859; George O., Aug.
11, 1863; Frank, July 23, 1866; Gertrude, Feb. 14, 1869; Alice, Sept. 4, 1871; John, Jan. 20, 1873; Willie, Sept. 1, 1875; Orley, Sept. 1, 1877; Philip, July 12, 1879; Chester, born Sept. 16, 1860, died June 22, 1876; Willie, born Sept. 16, 1858, died July 22, 1862; Sherman, born March 14, 1865, died Aug. 13, 1866.