William A. Gage was born Dec 1, 1829 at Walnut Creek, Erie Co., PA. He was the second of thirteen children of Benjamin W. Gage and Betsey E. Allen.
He married Alzina Clark on Oct 25,1848 in Austinburg Twp., Ashtabula Co., OH. She was born in 1827. They had three children - Ann, Benjamin, and George, the boys being twins. Alzina died, probably in childbirth, on Jun 12, 1852.
William later married Lovina H. Cole on Jul 29, 1858 in Lake Co., OH. She was born in 1837 in Norfolk, England. They had eight children from this marriage.
Between 1862 and 1865, the family moved to Branch Co., MI, where four of the last five children were born. The last was born in Nelson Twp., Kent Co., MI.
Lovina died on Mar 14, 1893 in Nelson Twp., Kent Co., MI. William died on Feb 5, 1904, also in Nelson Twp., Kent Co., MI.