William P. Dunnington. This gentleman is a native of Maryland, born July 21, 1816. At nine years of age he moved with his parents to Virginia, where he grew up and received a good common school education. In the fall of 1835 Mr. Dunnington moved to Ohio, but only remained one year when he moved to Illinois, where he remained a year engaged in farming. He came to Daviess county, this State, in, the spring of 1838, and settled in Harrison township, where he has ever since resided engaged in farming.
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Mr. Dunnington was married, in this county, September 16, 1841, to Miss- Elizabeth Osborn, a lady who was born in Daviess county. Mr. and Mrs. Dunnington are the parents of eleven children, six sons and five daughters. Mrs. Dunnington died November 7, 1874, after a lingering illness of several years. She was a lady highly honored and esteemed by all who knew her, and her loss is regretted as that of a good neighbor, a kind mother and an affectionate wife. Mr. D. owns a good farm of 120 acres in Harrison township, and is known as a practical farmer and valuable citizen.