THE FOURTH GENERATION
THE GREAT- GRANDCHILDREN OF JOHN & CATHERINE WIANT
4ca. THE GRANDCHILDREN OF JOHN AND SARAH WION
The children of Alexander and Sarah Wion of Miami County, Ohio
revised july, 2001
1. ANNA MARY was born in Brown Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, on July 29, 1853 (57), and moved to Ohio with her parents. She was only nine when her father died. She married George M. Bishop on June 19, 1870 and had Sarah Bell in 1871, Alice Jane in 1873, and William Edward in 1876 before her husband died in 1877. She then married Adam Fansler and had George Washington in 1878, Anna Nettie in 1881, Mary Elizabeth in 1883, Nona Elzina in 1885, Lulu May in 1888, Adam Riley in 1892, Claude Emerson in 1895 and Alva Abram in 1898. After her second husband's death in 1918 she married Elza L. Wooten, and died December 7, 1928 at Abbotsville, Darke County, Ohio (91)
2. ELIZA was born December 24, 1856 in Concord Township, Miami County, Ohio, and died July 18, 1861 (91).
3. THOMAS HENRY was born October 3, 1858, in Concord Township, Miami County, Ohio (57), and was only four when his father died. His mother remarried and took her young family to neighbouring Indiana. By the time Thomas was 21, however, he was back in Ohio, in Newberry Township, with his mother now married a third time (28). Thomas married first Sarah Jane Arnett on April 14, 1875 and they had Joby Anderson in October of that year.. He married second Mary Jane Sprague June 13, 1880 and had a daughter, Della (1881), and three sons, John David (1884), Peter Leroy (1886 - died 1887) and Edward (died young) (92), before she died of consumption on September 16, 1887 (63). On April 30, 1888 he received a licence in Shelby Co, OH to marry his cousin Elizabeth Ann, who was widowed in 1883. Together they had another large family - Harley (1890), Florence (1892), Chester (1894), Wilbur (1895), Alexander (1898), Sarah (1899), Lewis (1902), and Frieda (1906) (91). Four more children died young. Thomas died May 14, 1924 and "Anna" died August 15, 1944. He is buried at Union Church Cemetery near Polo, Ohio. She is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, OH. Their children are described in the fifth generation.
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