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William H. Boyer, supervisor and farmer, was born in 1853 in Northern Township, one of nine children (five deceased) of Michael and Jerusa (Scrivner) Boyer, the former probably of Scotch origin, born in Gallatin County, in 1825, and the latter of English stock, born about 1832 in Stewart County, Tenn. They were married in Northern Township, where the mother had come as a child of five years, and they settled where the father is still living; the mother died in January 1884. Our subject was educated in the common schools and at Ewing College. When twenty-one he began teaching, and when twenty-three married Martha L. Gibbs, of Hamilton County, who lived but until March of the next year. He continued at home three years teaching and then married Cordelia, daughter of Albert and Nancy (Taylor) Clark, and born in July, 1864, in our subject's native township. Their children are Riley O., Flora E., Harvey O., Michael and Leonard C. He settled on his present farm after his marriage, and has since taught in winters until 1885, since which he has farmed exclusively. He has been remarkably successful as an instructor and disciplinarian. He is a Democrat, and cast his first vote for Tilden. He is a member of the F. M. B. A., No. 53.