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

1830 

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

1862 

  • August 11:  William enlisted in the U.S. Army.

1864 

  • November 30:  William fought in the Battle of Franklin. He was wounded in the left wrist.

1865 

  • 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.

1868 

  • October 20:  William married Nancy McKee in Wood County, OH.

1870 

  • 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.

1880 

  • 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.

1889 

  • 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.