KEIST WILLIAM C., Linton township; farmer ; born in Linton township, November 5, 1837; son of Nathan and Elizabeth B. (Clark) Keist, grandson of William R. and Catherine (Williams) Clark, and of Philip and Nancy (Holt) Keist; His grandfather Keist was born in Germany, and settled in Loudon county, Virginia. His grandfather Clark, during the war of 1812, emigrated from Washington county, Maryland, to Franklin township, and worked a short time on the Miller section, then enlisted in the army, and participated in the battle of the Thames; returning, he settled in I Linton township, where Mr. Keist's mother was born. His father was born in London county, Virginia, and about 1833 came to Muskingum county, and two years later to Linton township. Mr. Keist, April 14, 1859, married Alcinda Gale Ingraham, born in Harrison county, Virginia, daughter of Jacob and Maria (Modisette) Ingraham. Their children are James B., born February 22, 1860; Clark, deceased, born January 22, 1862; Ella V., July 22, 1864; Benjamin F., December 31, 1866; Arthur G., deceased, February, 13, 1868 ; Olivia R , Ma 24, 1871; Mary L., March 2, 1875, and Louis M., March 13, 1880.
Ohio, Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. Compiled by N. N. Hill, Jr. Illustrated. Newark, Ohio. A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers. 1881