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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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ELIZABETH ALLEN, Fayetteville, daughter of Richard and Catherine (Hull) Allen, was born in North Carolina, in 1812. When four years of age, her parents came West, and in 1824 they came to this township, and settled near Fayetteville. Elizabeth was married in this township to Phineas Allen, by whom she had eleven children, eight now living — John, Catherine, Lucy, Sarah, Hannah, Louis, Leonidas and Elizabeth. Her husband died, and she afterward moved to the southeastern part of this township, where she bought 107 acres of land. She afterward bought forty acres more on the Georgetown pike. The family are all members of the Catholic 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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