Corporal William Ransbottom, Co. G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, USA
- August 17: William W. Ransbottom was born in Virginia.
- August 11: William enlisted in the U.S. Army.
- November 30: William fought in the Battle of Franklin. He was wounded in the left wrist.
- May 20: William was discharged from the army as a result of his Franklin wound.
- June 12: William applied for and was granted a military pension for disability.
- October 20: William married Nancy McKee in Wood County, OH.
- July 21: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Liberty Township, Wood County, OH showed 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.
- June 3: The U.S. Federal Census taken in Liberty Township, Wood County, OH showed William, a farmer, living with his wife Nancy. Interestingly enough the census listed William has a “sickness”: gunshot wound.
- September 2: William died in Wood County, OH. He is buried at Sargent Cemetery.
- September 18: Nancy Ransbottom, William’s widow, applied for and was granted a widows pension.