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William DeForeest (1838-1921), son of Gershom and Elenor DeForeest, was born in Brookfield Township, Trumbull County, OH, 17 Dec 1837. He established himself in the sale of musical instruments and phonograph records in Sharon, PA.
William DeForeest married Miss Mary E. Locke, 16 Feb 1865. They became the parents of three children: William Meade, who died in infancy; Myrten V., and Eva.