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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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ABRAM BERRY, farmer, P. O. Georgetown, was born in Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio, February 27, 1824. His father, Samuel Berry, was a native of Pennsylvania, who came to this county when a young man. He located in Pleasant Township, where he resided till his death. He was an engineer by trade, and worked at that through life. He married Catharine Sowers, also a native of Pennsylvania, who bore him ten children, six of whom are living. Our subject was reared a “farmer’s boy,” and has always been engaged in agricultural pursuits through life. His educational facilities were limited; and, when quite young, he left the parental roof and went to Ripley, obtaining employment on a farm near that place. Sometime after, he purchased a farm of forty-nine acres near his present one, where he resided thirty years. He then bought his present farm of seventy-one acres, a portion of which is woodland. Mr. Berry is a firm believer in the principles set forth by the Democratic party, and has served his township as Road Supervisor. He was married, in 1847, to Elizabeth Abbott, a native of this county. Of the eight children born to them, six are living — Mary Ann, wife of Ira Hendricks, a farmer of Lewis Township; George, a farmer of Pleasant Township, who married Sarah Morrow; Belle; Alice; Mary; and Charlie. Mr. Berry, wife and eldest daughter are members of the Christian Union 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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