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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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CHARLES C. DONLEY, merchant, Surryville, was born near Point Isabel, in Clermont County, Ohio, January 18, 1852, son of James W. Donley. He came with his father to Pike Township when a small child, remained with him on the farm until the fall of 1871, when he left his home and began his career as a school teacher, first teaching near Brookville, Bracken Co., Ky.; the next year, taught at Rock Spring, Ky.; during the next two years, in Pike Township, during which time he attended two sessions at the National Normal School, at Lebanon, Ohio, and, in the fall of 1875, he entered the State Normal School at Carlisle, Ky., and completed the scientific course of instruction prescribed by that institution; teaching again in the fall and winter of 1876 and 1877 at Foster, Ky., and the next year was Principal of the school at Neville, Ohio. He then purchased his present property in Surryville in 1878, engaging in the mercantile business, and in June, 1879, he lost his property by fire; he rebuilt his store and dwelling in the same year, and has continued in the store business until the present time. He taught school again in the fall and winter of 1881 and 1882. He was married, in June, 1878, to Josie L. Robinson, who died in her twenty-second year, in June, 1880.

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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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