William M. Shreve, farmer and stock raiser, is a native of Lewis County, W. Va., born November 15th, 1823, to Jacob R, and Susannah (Wamsley) Shreve, of the same State. The parents in an early day emigrated to Monroe County, Ohio, and subsequently moved to Union County, where they resided until their respective deaths. The following are the names of their children, viz.: Margaret, William M, James, Thomas, Mary, Melvina, Samuel and Harrison Shreve. William M. Shreve was raised a farmer, and spent the years of his youth and early manhood in Virginia and Ohio. June, 1847, he was united in marriage with Miss Eliza Zent, daughter of Samuel and Eliz (Hega) Zent, of Stark County, Ohio, who has borne him four children, to wit: Emma, Mattie, Katie A., and Cora M. Mr. Shreve, in the fall of 1859, moved to Huntington County, Ind., and settled upon the farm, where he has since resided, near the town of Roanoke. He is a substantial citizen, and one of the representative men of Jackson Township.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago, IL) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Jackson Township, p. 662/3.