From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana
William Charlton was born in Center County, Pa., July 13, 1810, a son of John Charlton. When he was a boy he removed with his parents to Ohio and settled in Stark County, where his father died. He was reared a farmer, and followed that vocation in Ohio till 1854 when he came to Steuben County, Ind., and bought the farm on section 31, Steuben Township, of Henry Hecklethorne, where he has since lived. The only improvements on his land were a small log house and a few acres cleared. He has improved the farm and erected good buildings, and now has one of the most valuable farms in the township. He owns sixty acres of choice land which is well adapted to raising small grains. Mr. Charlton has been twice married. His first wife was Nancy Teeters. His present wife was Mrs. Elizabeth (Teeters) Jennings. They have one daughter-- Martha, wife of William Greenamyer, of Salem Township.
Submitted by Kim Davoli