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WILLIAM HAYDEN ENGLISH, 1822-1896
WILLIAM EASTIN ENGLISH, 1854-1926
of Indiana
Descendants of
Elisha Gale English (6th child of Elisha & Sarah Wharton English)

William Hayden English (WHE) was a wealthy Indianapolis banker, politician (Congressman, Democratic VP candidate in 1880), and author. His son, William Eastin English (WEE) followed in his father's footsteps. There is an abundance of information regarding WHE and WEE in libraries and on the internet; some examples are below.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION - ON THE NET

A search on the Internet using name variations (full name, initials, etc.) generates many results. For example:

The Compiled History of the English Family, by Carl L. Boyd (sold by the Senior Class of Lexington High School circa 1950).

WHE - an old-fashioned county history bio includes a photograph.
   The bio is at this site but it now requires a membership: http://www.countyhistory.com/

WHE on the tail end of an 1880 Thomas Nast cartoon in Harper's Weekly.

WHE - HarpWeek Biography (Harper's Weekly) includes a photograph.

WEE - William E. English, From "Men of Progress of Indiana" 1899

WEE - Indiana SAR ceremony at William E English Monument - photos of the English family plot

WEE - scandalous tales about his wife Helen Orr (in an Indiana Historical Society article)

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

There are entries in many publications (may or may not be on the internet) including:

ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY (Virkus)
AMERICAN ANCESTRY (Munsell's)
APPLETON'S CYCLOPAEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY
COLONIAL FAMILIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (details in below link*)
PRESIDENTIAL ALSO-RANS AND RUNNING MATES, 1788-1980 by Leslie H. Southwich
WHO WAS WHO IN AMERICA 1607-1896
WILLIAM H. ENGLISH AND THE POLITICS OF SELF-DECEPTION, 1845-1861
          by Elliott L. Schimmel, Ph.D. dissertation, Florida State University

ANCESTRY & DESCENDANT INFORMATION

I have copies of obituaries for several members of this family to add to this website in the future.

*SOURCES OF PATERNAL ANCESTRY OF ELISHA ENGLISH 1768-1857 (by GKBopp)

Descendants are in the GKBopp database; the first five generations are at The English Plantation.

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GKBopp Revised 15 February 2006
Descendant of Dr. John B. English,
12th child of Elisha & Sarah Wharton English

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