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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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BENJAMIN DELANEY is one of the oldest and most prominent colored citizens of Brown County. He is a son of Benjamin and Juda (Rogers) Delaney, and is about eighty years of age. His father was a slave, and very old when the Emancipation Proclamation set him free. Our subject was raised in Brown County, and in early life was employed as a hand on the river boats. He has been a farmer since, and his economy and perseverance are fitly represented in the farm of 109 acres which he possesses. He is Republican, politically, and has been a School Director. Mr. Delaney married Emily Harrison, who bore him eight children, five living: Amanda, wife of George Hughes, a blacksmith, of Pleasant Township; Josephine, wife of Edward Jennison, a farmer, of Union Township; Sallie, wife of Caleb Snead, a farmer, of Union Township; Martha, wife of James Brown, a farmer, of Pleasant Township; and Luella, wife of Harrison Payne, a farmer, of Pleasant Township. Mr. Delaney educated all of his children at home. Himself and wife have lived together about fifty years. She 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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