WILLIAM HENRY ACTON was born November 4, 1834, in Ohio County, Ky., where he has always resided. His father, Bartemus Acton, a native of Charles County, Md., removed toKentucky about 1825, and died in 1867, at the age of sixty-five years. He was the son of Oscar Acton, of Maryland. Bartemus married Sarah Robey, of Maryland, who died in 1850, and their children are Susanna C. (Mitchell), Mary J. (Bean), Thomas W., Gabriel, Chloe A. E.(Bean), William Henry, Fielder W., Martha A. (Crawford) and Eveline (Davis). Jan. 24, 1856, William Henry Acton married Martha J., daughter of Hugh C. and Rebecca (Foreman) Crawford, of Nelson County, Ky.; she was born April 28, 1838, and to them have been born William M., Stephen S., Sarah P. (deceased), Amanda E., Hugh C., Rebecca E., Robert B., and Ira W. Mr. Acton is a farmer, owning 240 acres of fine land in a good state of cultivation. In religion he is a Methodist, and in politics a Democrat.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895