WILLIAM T. MARINE, one of the early settlers of this county, is a native of North Carolina, where he was born Nov. 10, 1810, and is the son of Rev. Charles and Abigail (Cox) Marine, of that State. They emigrated to Indiana in 1813, and located in Wayne County. His father was raised among the Friends, but united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, after which he was ordained and officiated as a local preacher. He was a fluent speaker, was highly respected, and did much in the cause of Christianity in that community.
The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm and received his early education in the primitive schools of that day, having to go three miles from home, only attending three months during the winter and working on the farm during the summer. He was married in Wayne County, March 7, 1832, to Miss Mary Williams, a daughter of Stephen and Ann Williams, and to their union ten children were born, seven of whom are now living. Our subject came to Benton County in the summer of 1856, traveling overland with teams, camping out by the way, and was some four weeks making the journey. He spent the following winter at Vinton, and in the spring of 1857 removed to Big Grove Township, remaining at that place until 1869, when he returned to Vinton and has since lived a retired life. Mr. and Mrs. Marine are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and he has held the office of Steward in that organization. He is a Republican in politics. Our subject and wife have been identified with the county for a number of years, and having lived useful, honest lives, are highly respected and esteemed by all who know them.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 333.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 18th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.