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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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D. W. EARLY, farmer, P. O. Hiett, was born in Kentucky in 1820; he is a son of D. W., Sr., and Elizabeth (Lynn) Early; he was born in Virginia, and at the age of fourteen came to Kentucky alone, with nothing but an ax. She (Elizabeth Lynn) was born in Pennsylvania, and was daughter of Andrew Lynn, who also located in Kentucky in an early day. In 1836, D. W. Early, with his family, came to this township and settled where our subject now resides, and where he died in 1862, aged eighty-nine years. He and wife were members of the Presbyterian Church, and very exemplary Christian people. Four children came to this county with them, viz.: Elizabeth, Martha, Amanda and D. W. They had three other children — Sallie, Euphemia and Andrew. Mrs. Early died in 1860, aged seventy-eight years. Mr. Early served in the war of 1812. Our subject was married in 1849, to Sarah J., daughter of John and Sarah Hook, and by her has had four children, viz.: John L., Walter D., Charles and George. Mr. and Mrs. Early are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to which they have belonged since 1860. John Hook was born April 6, 1787; died July 4, 1867; Sarah, his wife died October 7, 1843, aged fifty-two years and two months.

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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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