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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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WILLIAM B. ALLEN, farmer, P. O. St. Martin’s, son of William P. and Sarah Allen was born in Fayetteville June 17, 1840. His parents emigrated from New Jersey to this township about 1830, and bought a lot and built a residence in Fayetteville. In 1846, his father, John P. Allen, was elected Sheriff of this county, and moved to Georgetown, and filled that office four years, and was then sent as representative to the State Legislature at Columbus, two years. He then purchased a farm of 100 acres, three miles south of Georgetown, where he resided three years. After the death of Judge Campbell, Mr. Allen served as Probate Judge, the remainder of his term, which was nearly three years. He was elected Mayor of Georgetown, and also Justice of the Peace, several years. In 1869, he returned to this township, and settled on a farm of 375 acres in the northeastern part, owned by his wife. He died May 11, 1872, member of the Masonic Fraternity.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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