William Heath1

#23217, (1794 - 1874)
Father*Abram Heath2 (1768 - 1832)
Mother*Martha Beard Porter3 (1772 - 1862)


Rachael Torbert b. 1790, d. 1867
Children 1.Mary B Heath1 (c 1815 - )
 2.Anna K Heath9 (1817 - 1892)
 3.Abram Heath+4 (1820 - 1902)
Birth*1794He was born in 1794 at MarylandG.1 
Marriage*circa 1814He married Rachael Torbert circa 1814.4,5 
1820He and Rachael Torbert appeared on the census of 1820 at St. Clair Twp., Butler Co., OhioG; (neis. Abram Heath, line 7; Abner Torbert, prev. sh., line 8.)6 
28 October 1850He and Rachael Torbert appeared on the census of 28 October 1850 at Wayne Twp., Montgomery Co., IndianaG.7 
19 June 1860He and Rachael Torbert appeared on the census of 19 June 1860 at Waynetown P.O., Wayne Twp., Montgomery Co., IndianaG.8 
Death*1874He died in 1874.1 


  1. [S2042] History of Montgomery County Indiana (Indianapolis, Indiana: W. Bowen & Co., 1911), p. 436. "An account of the early settlement given by E. H. Edwards states that the early settlers came in as follows: William Heath, 1823, was born in Maryland in 1794 and died 1874; was the father of Abram Heath and Mary Heath; Mary married David Rusk, son of David Rusk. David Rusk’s first wife was the mother of all of his children, was the daughter of Dennis Ball.... David Rusk came in 1825, or earlier. Dennis Ball came in 1826, and he was from Pennsylvania."
  2. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, old worn grave marker, partially buried. Abram Heath. Narrative: husb. of Martha Beard Porter, d. 10 Oct 1832, bur. Thompson Cemetery. Memorial 32321006, created by and photo added by R & Kim Hancock.
  3. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011/2017, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, death cert. of Abram Heath in 1902, q.v., online Ancestry.com.
  5. [S2042] History of Montgomery County Indiana, p. 592. "Abram Heath is the oldest living male settler in Wayne township, and his sister, Mrs. Rusk, in Waynetown, is the oldest female settler living in the township. They came with their parents to this township August 17, 1823, from Butler county, Ohio. Abram Heath was born June 11, 1820, in Brown county, Ohio, and is the son of William and Rachel Heath. The latter was born in 1790, and died in 1868, and was a member of the Methodist church. William Heath was born in Maryland in 1794, and died in 1874. He was in the war of 1812, was probate judge of this county for several years, a member of the Christian Union church, and in politics democratic, voting first for 'Old Hickory.'"
  6. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. William L (26-44); F (26-44) [Rachael]; m (<5) [Abram]; 2 f (<5) [Mary B, Anna K].
  7. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. William (60), b. MD; Rachel (61), b. NJ.
  8. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. William Heath (67), b. MD, farmer, real estate value $4800, personal estate $1200; Rachel (70), b. NJ.
  9. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, old worn grave marker and modern standing memorial. Narrative: Anna K Heath, b. Butler Co. OH 31 Oct 1817, dau. of William H Heath and Rachael Torbert, marr. in Montgomery Co. IN Joseph Clifton, 16 Jan 1840; d. Ewell, Sumner Co. KS, 31 Jan 1892, at the home of her son-in-law Oscar Olmstead, wid. of her dau. Mary Elizabeth Clifton (26 Jun 1842 - 10 Dec 1891). Memorial 15316652, created by Philip H Pitzer, maintained by and photo added by Della M Shafer, photo of old grave marker added by Dave and Pam Jindrich, biographical information attributed to John Zerener.