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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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ELMORE DEAN, farmer, P. O. Surryville, was born in Clark Township, Brown County, Ohio, August 1, 1836, and is a son of Isaac and Rebecca Dean, who were both natives of Pennsylvania. They emigrated to Ohio in an early day, and settled in Clark Township, Brown County, where they remained until their death — Isaac died in 1864 and Rebecca in January, 1872. Elmore engaged in farming for himself as renter at the age of twenty-one years; this he continued until he purchased eighty-four acres of land in Clark Township, and, thinking that he could better his location, he sold and bought 133 acres in Pike Township in 1867 — the farm where he now resides. Through Mr. Dean’s perseverance and industry, his farm is in a high state of cultivation. He was united in marriage with Jemima M. Smith October 3, 1859; he is a member of the Masonic order, at New Harmony, Brown County, and has been Township Trustee of Pike Township; he acquired a common school education. Mr. and Mrs. Dean are the parents of seven children, of whom five are living — George C., Florence B., Edwin E., Don T. and Carrie E. Mr. Dean is still actively engaged in farming, and enjoys the confidence of all who know him.

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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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