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(1754 - 1822)

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William Able Setzer

 
 

Born: 22 Dec 1835, Catawba County, NC
Died:  22 Apr 1925, Catawba County, NC

                           

William Able Setzer was born 22 Dec 1835 in Catawba County, NC.  He was the fourth child born to Jacob Lanier Setzer and Delilah Deal.

 

    

 
 
Children of Jacob Lanier Setzer and Delilah Deal
Name Birth Death Spouse
Marcus Elkanah Setzer 10 Mar 1830 21 Mar 1865 Harriett Yount
Lena Louise Setzer 1832    
Elizabeth "Betsy" Mahalya Setzer 15 Nov 1833 13 Feb 1867 Robert A. Smyre
William Able Setzer 22 Dec 1835 22 Apr 1925 Harriett J. Zurella Bost
Jacob Harvey Setzer 15 May 1837 18 Mar 1865 Margaret Talitha Little
Noah Monroe "Joe" Setzer 06 Jul 1838 15 Jun 1906 Frances Elizabeth Huit/Hewitt
John Wilburn Setzer 30 May 1840 25 Nov 1907 Evaline Tabitha Smith
Ann Catherine Setzer 15 Oct 1841 20 Jul 1922 Joseph Freeman Jones
Patrick Sylvanus Setzer 11 May 1843 20 Apr 1923 Margaret Ann Elizabeth Witherspoon
Henry Theodore Setzer 02 Mar 1846 11 Jan 1922 (1) Laua Ada Huit/Hewitt
(2) Minnie C. Edwards
(3) Biddie Hunsucker (Mrs. Cline)
 
 

According to the 1850 Catawba County Census, Jake and Delila were living in Catawba County with their nine children and a Mulato woman by the name of Rachel Hartzook.  William was 16 years old at the time.  His birth county is listed as Catawba and he attended school.

 
 

1850 Catawba County Census, Catawba Station

 
First Name Last Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real Estate Birth Place School this Year
Jacob Setzer 44 M   Farmer $1500 Catawba  
Delilah " 42 F       Catawba  
Marcus " 20 M   Farmer   Catawba  
Mahalya " 18 F       Catawba X
William " 16 M   Farmer   Catawba X
Jacob " 14 M       Catawba X
Noah " 12 M       Catawba X
John " 10 M       Catawba X
Anna " 9 F       Catawba X
Patrick " 6 M       Catawba X
Henry " 5 M       Catawba  
Rachel Hartzook 42 F Mulatto     Catawba  
 
 

William Able's mother, Delilah, died shortly after the 1850 Census on 14 Oct 1850.  His father, Jacob, married Nancy Malinda Frasure in 1851.  The 1860 shows that there were seven children still living on the family farm.  William's age was listed as 24 and his occupation was "farmer".  Even though he lives on his father's farm, he had already accumulated a personal estate of $150.

 
The other siblings still on the family farm were (Jacob) Harvy, Noah, (John) Wilburn, Patrick, (Henry) Theodore and Ann.

 

1860 Catawba County Census, Catawba Station

 
First Name Last Name Age Sex Occupation Real Estate Personal Estate Birth School
Jacob Setzer 51 M Farmer 7000 3450 NC  
Matilda " 47 F       "  
William Setzer 24 M Farmer   150 NC  
Harvy " 23 M       "  
Noah " 22 M       "  
Wilburn " 20 M       " X
Patrick " 17 M       " X
Theodore " 14 M       " X
Ann " 18 F       " X

 

 
William married Harriet Zuretta Bost on 27 Nov 1860 in Catawba County, NC.  Harriet was born on 31 May 1841 in Catawba County.
 
 
 

In 1860 the United States was less than 100 years old and the issue of slavery had become an uncompromising issue.  By 1861 South Carolina had succeeded from the Union and there was a Civil War between the northern and southern states.  Fighting commenced on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a Federal military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

 
All seven sons of Jake and Delilah Setzer served in the Civil War.
 
 

Noah Monroe Setzer, age 23, seems to have been the first of Jacob Setzer's son's to enlist in the Confederate army.  Noah joined Company A, 12th Regiment on 27 Apr 1861.

 
John Wilburn Setzer, age 22, enlisted in Company K, 46th Regiment on 27 Mar 1862. 
 
On July 4, 1862, Marcus Elkanah (age 32), William Able (age 26), Jacob Harvey (age 25), Patrick Sylvanus (age 19), and Henry Theodore (age 16) enlisted as part of the Confederate army, leaving Jacob with a large farm and no sons to help run it.
 

William Albe Setzer was in Company C, 57th Regiment, at the same time as his brothers.  Like his brothers, he was in five battles, wounded, captured and held prisoner for sixteen months at Rappahannock Station. 

 
 
 
 
Children of William Able Setzer and Harriet Zuretta Bost
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
George Pinkney Setzer 03 Sep 1861 02 Dec 1953 Callie McGee
m. 25 Mar 1885
Sarah Ann Setzer 1866   Robert Kale
Francis Ellen Setzer 06 Dec 1868 26 Mar 1928 (Never Married)
Quincy Adam Setzer 19 Jan 1870 15 Feb 1917 Mary Jane McGee
31 Dec 1893
Elizabeth Catherine Setzer 03 Apr 1872 16 Apr 1947 (1) John Creasy Moore
(2) George W. Dagenhardt
m. 27 Aug 1899
Eliza Emma Setzer 29 May 1874 04 Jun 1948 James C. Campbell
Cora B. Setzer 20 Jul 1876 03 May 1878  
Daniel Jacob Setzer 02 Jul 1878 31 Jan 1954 (1) Holly Blanche Beal
m. 2 Sep 1900
(2) Lucy Irene Deal
m. 12 Dec 1913
William Lester Setzer 19 Sep 1880 19 Jun 1961  
Rhoda C. Setzer 21 Sep 1882 10 Nov 1889 Eva Jane Blalock
 
 
The 1870 Caldwell Township Census of Catawba County reveals that William and Harriet had four children: (George) Pinkney, Sarah (Ann), (Francis) Ellen and Quincy (Adam).  William's real estate was valued at $200 and he had a personal estate of $300.  The children ranged in ages from 5/12 months to 8 years.
 
 

1870 Catawba County Census, Catawba Station

 
Last Name First Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real
Estate
Value
Personal
Estate
Value
Birth
Setzer William 32 M W Farmer 200 300 NC
------- Harriet 27 F W Keeping House     "
------- Pinkney 8 M W       "
------- Sarah 3 F w       "
------- Ellen 2 F W       "
------- Quincy 5/12 M W       "
 
 
 
The 1900 Catawba County Census shows William and Harriet living in the Mountain Creek Township.  According to the Census, William's age was 68, although he was probably 65.  Three of their children, Daniel (Jacob), (William) Lester and Ellen (Eliza Emma) were living on the family farm.
 
 

1900 Catawba County Census, Catawba Station

 
Name Relation Race Sex Birth Age SMW Yrs
Md
Children Birth Occupation
Last First Mth Yr Total Living
Setzer William A. Head W M Dec 1831 68 M 40     NC Farmer
------ Harriett J. Wife W F May 1842 58 M 40 10 8 NC  
------ Daniel Son W M Dec 1878 21 S       NC Farm Laborer
------ Lester Son W M Oct 1880 19 S       NC Farm Laborer
------ Ellen Daughter W F May 1874 26 S       NC Farm Laborer
 
 
 
 
The 1910 Census shows William's age as 74 and Harriet as 68.  Daughter, Ellen, age 42, is till living at home.  There are also 3 grandchildren living with William and Harriet and even though Ellen is listed as "S", Single, it appears the three children were hers.
 
 

1910 Catawba County Census, Catawba Station

 
Name Relation Sex Race Age SMW Yrs
Md
Children Born Read Write
Last First # Living
Setzer William Head M W 74 M1 50     NC Yes Yes
------ Harriet Wife F W 68 M1 50 10 8 NC Yes Yes
------ Ellen Daughter F W 42 S       NC No No
------ Bertha Granddaughter F W 13 S       NC Yes Yes
------ Ola L. Granddaughter F W 8 S       NC    
------ Stomer D. Grandson M W 6 S       NC    
 
 
 
 
By 1920 there were only thee living on the William Setzer farm - William, Harriet and Ella (Ellen).  The grandchildren were no longer with them.
 
 

1920 Catawba County Census, Catawba Station

 
Name Relation Home
Owned
or Rented
Sex Race Age SMW Read Write Born
Last First
Setzer William Head Owned M W 84 M Yes Yes NC
------ Harriett Wife   F W 76 M Yes Yes NC
------ Ella Daughter   F W 50 S Yes Yes NC
 
 
William died 22 Apr 1925 in Catawba County, NC.  Harriet died 01 Apr 1928.  They are buried in the cemetery of Center Methodist Church in Catawba County, NC.
 
 
Head and Footstones for William and Harriet
at Center Methodist Church in Catawba County, NC

 

 

 
 
 
 

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