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    WILLIAM B. MOON, a progressive and public-spirited citizen of Brown Township, Miami County, Ohio, is the owner of a fine farm of 125 acres, located about ten miles northeast of Piqua. He was born in Green Township, Shelby County, Ohio, April 14, 1862, and is a son of James and Harriet (Dorsey) Moon. James Moon was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and was four years of age when his parents moved to Ohio. His father, Mahlon Moon, was a Quaker, as was his wife, who in maiden life was Sarah Wharton. He moved west to Greene County, Ohio, in 1829, and shortly afterward moved to Shelby County, where he passed away. James Moon passed nearly all his life in Shelby County, Ohio, where he owned a farm of eighty acres; his death occurred at the age of seventy-five years. He married Harriet Dorsey, who came of a Miami County family, and they became parents of the following children: Sarah E., wife of C.A. Mahan of Miami County; Mary, wife of W. H. Anderson of Shelby County; Hannah A., wife of J. W. Applegate of Shelby County. William B., subject of this sketch; Mattie J., deceased wife of Martin Bennett; Clara B., wife of E. M. Baker of Shelby County; and Lodema C., wife of F. I. Moore of Brown Township.

    William B. Moon was reared in his native county and there attended the public schools. He lived in Shelby County until his marriage in 1883, then moved to his present farm in Brown Township, Miami County. He has followed general farming in a most successful manner. In 1906 he erected one of the best homes in the township, a modern structure with splendid arrangement and equipment. His barn was built in 1890, but was later moved to its present location. Mr. Moon has been a member of the board of education almost continuously since his arrival in the township, has served twelve years as township trustee and was assessor two terms. He is Democrat in politics. Mr. Moon was united in marriage with Miss Luella Mathers and they are parents of three children: J. Oscar, of Miami County, who married Jennie Wiley and has two sons, Harrold W. and Louis R.; A. Foster, who lives at home; and Elsie H. Religiously, they are members of the Christian Church, of which he has been a deacon for a period of eighteen years.

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