biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
WILLIAM CHERRINGTON, a native of England, and son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Davis) Cherrington, was born in 1834. His parents were also natives of the same country. In 1858 he came to America, landing in New York City, from which plane he went to Johnstown, Pa., where he lived one year, engaged in mining. He then moved to Mt. Savage, Md., where he remained a short time and then returned to Pennsylvania, remaining two years, when he went to Weathersville, Ohio, where he lived three years, moving thence to Trumbull County, Ohio, which he made his home four years. His next move was to Clay County, Ind., where he staid a little over five years, engaged in mining. He then went to Churchill, Ohio, and lived there eighteen months, going thence to Coal Creek, Ind., where he lived two and a half years, engaged in mining. He then came to Mahaska County, where he has since resided. On the 2d day of May, 1852, Mr. Cherrington was united in marriage with Sarah Sabin, also a native of England. By this union there was one son, James, born March 7, 1855, died Oct. 19, 1876. His wife died Aug. 24, 1864. He was again married, in October, 1864, to Ruth Williams, and to this union nine children have been born: Mary, born Oct. 2, 1865, was married to William Ramsey, who was killed in the mines at Excelsior, May 9, 1886; Joseph, born May 8, 1867, is engaged in mining at Excelsior; Ruth, born Sept. 22, 1869; Thomas, May 25, 1871; Diana, Aug. 24, 1879; Edward, born Aug. 11, 1875, died Sept. 21, 1876; Elizabeth, born Jan 3, 1878; William, Sept. 7 1880; Edward, April 19, 1882. Mr. Cherrington is an intelligent man and a great reader. He is the owner of nine acres of coal land, and has always been engaged in the business of mining. His wife is a member of the Presbyterian Church. At the time of their marriage she was the widow of John Williams, by whom she had two children: Catherine, born Dec. 8, 1860; and John, Aug. 3, 1863, now engaged in mining at Muchachinock. Mr. Cherrington was an Odd Fellow in the old country, but never united with the order since coming to America.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy