William Ransbottom, Corporal, Co. G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, US

1830 

  • August 17:  William W. Ransbottom is born in Virginia.

1862 

  • August 11:  William enlisted in the United States Army.

1864 

  • November 30:  William fights at the Battle of Franklin. He is wounded in the left wrist.

1865 

  • May 20:  William is discharged from the army as a result of his Franklin wound.
  • June 12:  William applies for and is granted a military pension for disability.

1868 

  • October 20:  William marries Nancy McKee in Wood County, Ohio.

1870 

  • July 21:  The United States Federal Census taken in Liberty Township, Wood County, Ohio shows William, a farmer, living with his wife Nancy. Also living with the couple is a 12 year old boy by the name of Charles Hunt.

1880 

  • June 3:  The United States Federal Census taken in Liberty Township, Wood County, Ohio shows William, a farmer, living with his wife Nancy.  Interestingly enough the census lists William has a “sickness” listed: gun shot wound.

1889 

  • September 2:  William dies in Wood County, Ohio. He is buried at Sargent Cemetery.
  • September 18:  Nancy Ransbottom, William’s widow, applies for and is granted a widows pension.