Shelby  County,  Indiana

William  M.  Springer

                William M. Springer (deceased) was the son of  Nathan U. Springer, a native of Pennsylvania, and  Martha (Moore) Springer, born in Virginia.  William M. was born August 18, 1809, in Butler County, Ohio, and at the age of two years moved with his parents to Franklin County, Ind.; he succeeded in obtaining a fair education, and at the age of nineteen began the tanner's trade, which was completed with  John Hendricks, father of the  Hon. T. A. Hendricks.  Mr. S. was married, August 11, 1831, to  Elizabeth Limpus, a native of Indiana, and shortly moved to Shelby County, Ind., in a densely wooded wilderness, where he worked at his trade, and cleared the farm from the woods.  Mr. and Mrs. Springer had twelve children:  Nancy A., Elvira,  John S. (who died in the service of his country),  Levi L., Martha M.,  Lyda J.,  Lovisa (deceased),  Mary E.,  Nathan U.,  Almira (deceased),  Sarah E. (deceased), and  Jennie F.  Jennie at present resides with her mother on the old homestead, and the rest of the children are married and comfortably settled in life.  Mr. Springer was elected Trustee of Shelby County, in an early day, and in 1873 came to this county, where he lived an honest, upright life, being a friend to the poor, and a liberal giver to all public enterprises.  In early life, he was a Whig, but in later years was a strong advocate of Republican principles; he and wife became members of the Separate Baptist Church over forty years ago.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana, "Taylor Township,"  F.A. Battey & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1883
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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