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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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A. M. ELLSBERRY, a practicing physician of Georgetown, was born at Bethel, Clermont County, Ohio, March 25, 1824. His father was Michael Ellsberry, a native of Kentucky, and by occupation a farmer and brick-maker by trade. He located in Clermont County in 1805, and there resided during the remainder of his life — dying in his seventieth year. He married Elizabeth McClure, also a native of Kentucky. She died previous to the death of the former. They were the parents of ten children, five of whom are living, two daughters and three sons, our subject being the youngest. He was reared at Bethel, obtaining a fair literary education. At eighteen years of age, he commenced the study of medicine, still assisting his father in the brick yard, and the duties of the farm. He subsequently attended a course of lectures at the Cleveland Medical College, during the winter of 1846-47, and graduated from the Starling Medical College of Columbus, in the class of ‘50. He first opened an office at Bethel, Ohio (where he had practiced medicine with his brother, before graduating), and remained there two years. He then came to Brown County, locating at Georgetown, where he has since practiced his profession. Dr. Ellsberry is the second oldest practicing physician in Georgetown, and a man bearing the respect and esteem of a large acquaintance. He owns a fine farm of 60 acres, 25 of which lie in the corporate limits of Georgetown. He is a member of the Brown County Academy of Medicine, and is a member of the Village Council. He is connected with the Masonic order, and for two years was President of the Brown County Agricultural Society. He has served as School Director; was a member of the School Board some years, and is a regular attendant on the services of the M. E. Church. Dr. Ellsberry was united in marriage, in 1851, to Jane Clark, of Cincinnati. Two children were born to them, one living; — Jane. Mrs. E. died in 1854. She was a worthy member of the Presbyterian Church. He was again married, in 1859, to Mary Lou Blankensop, a native of Wellsburg, W. Va. Seven children have been given them, four now living — Sallie E., Frank, Josephus and Lucy. Mrs. Ellsberry is a member of the M. E. Church.

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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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