William Wingate, farmer, P. O. London, was born in Union Township July 16, 1811, and is a son of William and Margaret (Warner) Wingate, natives of Virginia, of English and Irish descent. They were among the early settlers of this county. Our subject was educated in the early subscription schools of this county. He was reared on a farm and has made farming the occupation of his life, now owning 145 acres of land. He is a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he has been a class leader twenty years, and Trustee four years. He was the youngest child of a family of five children. He has lived in the house where he now resides since 1815. He has lived a life of retirement, never having married, and since 1870, has been suffering with impaired health. He is a lover of good literature. a practical farmer and an enthusiastic stock-dealer.
From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]