7. William H. RANDALL was born on 10 May 1857 in Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.7,18,19 on the family homestead in Section 16. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.8 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.9 William appeared in the census in 1875 in Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.10 He appeared in the census in June 1880 in Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.14 He was living with his widowed mother, Ann, and had not yet married. About 1892 he was a farmer in Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.7,18
Article in the History of Monroe County: "W. H. Randall, a native of Monroe County, Wisconsin, was born in section sixteen, Tomah Township, May 10, 1857. He is the son of John and Ann (Watson) Randall, natives of England, who came to America, their family locating near Beloit, Wis., where he homesteaded eighty acres of land, residing there until 1855, when they removed to Monroe County, locating in the town of Tomah, where the father purchased eighty acres of land, to which was later added forty acres, all being in section sixteen.
Mr. Randall, father of our subject, made this is permanent home until his death in 1876. His widow, mother of our subject, is still living at the age of eighty-three years. John Randall is one of the early pioneers of the town of Tomah, which had only a few settlers in that early day, which was before the city of Tomah was started. The farm which he by incessant toil brought to a fine state of cultivation, and made into a valuable home, was at the time of its purchase covered with a thick growth of timber. Mr. Randall was a sincere Christian gentleman and a consistent and faithful member of the Church of England. Mrs. Randall, mother of our subject, is a Baptist in religious belief.
W. H. is the only son in a family of four children, three of whom are still living. As he grew to manhood, much of the responsibility of the farm devolved upon him, and he performed an important part in the clearing and grubbing of the land on the homestead, bringing it to a high state of cultivation, so that when Mr. Randall came into possession of this farm he found himself on the road to success, conducting a lucrative dairy business, and his farm is now well stocked with good horses and cattle, making a specialty of Poland-China hogs. The farm residence where he now resides was built in 1865, and the barn was built in 1863. Our subject has held the office of town clerk for two terms, and has been school director for thirty-two years. He with his estimable wife were members of the Baptist church.
December 23, 1880, he was united in marriage with Miss Eva Dewey, daughter of N. Dewey, a prominent pioneer citizen of Ridgeville township. The Dewey family came from Vermont and settled in Ridgeville township. Mrs. Randall was one of a family of three children. She died in 1890. One daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Randall: Grace L., born May 20, 1886. She was educated in the district school and is a member of the class of 1904, Tomah High School. Mr. Randall affiliates with the Republican party, and was a director in the old Tunnel City Creamery and a stockholder in the Farmers' Co-operative Creamery of Tomah."
William H. RANDALL and Eva Jane DEWEY were married on 23 December 1880.7,18,19,20 Eva Jane DEWEY, daughter of Norman N. DEWEY and Minerva Eunice PARISH, was born on 25 October 1857 in Monroe County, WI.8,18,21 She appeared in the census in 1860 in Wilton Township, Monroe County, WI.8 She appeared in the census in 1870 in Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.9 Eva appeared in the census in 1875 in Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.10 She was living with her parents. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Tomah Township, Monroe County, WI.14
William H. RANDALL and Eva Jane DEWEY had the following children: