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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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ADAM EARHART, retired farmer, P. O. Locust Ridge, was born in December 24, 1811, and is a native of Pennsylvania. He is a son of John and Martha Earhart, both natives of Pennsylvania, where they matured and married about the year 1800. Thirteen years later, they emigrated to Virginia, and in July, 1814, they pressed onward to Clermont County, Ohio, and, and 1815, they moved to Pike Township, Brown County, Ohio, where they purchased a farm and cultivated it until within a few years of his death, which occurred in Pike Township; our subject being the second son and fifth child of a family of twelve children, of whom six are now living. He has been a resident of this county since 1815, where he was raised and schooled, in the pioneer days of the county, passing through many privations and hardships that can be described by only those that experienced the trials of those days. In August 28, 1833, he married Nancy Shotwell, with whom he lived a long and pleasant life until July 7, 1877, at which time she died, leaving him and six children to survive her. Soon after his marriage, he began farming for himself as a renter; he continued renting for the period of seven years, when he bought eighty-two acres, where he now resides; has since added twenty-three acres, and now owns, in all, 105 acres, which has since undergone great changes, and is now a fine grain and stock farm operated well. Mr. and Mrs. Earhart were the parents of nine children, of whom six are now living — Caroline, Alonzo C., L. T., Benjamin, George and Adam E.

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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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