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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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F. M. BARTLOW, farmer, P. O. Smith’s Landing, Clermont Co., Ohio, is a son of Isaac Bartlow, Sr., who was born November 16, 1778, in New Jersey. He was left motherless at about the age of three years, and soon fell under the care of a stepmother, whose treatment he did not like, and when seventeen years old he, with his elder brother James, came West, and after stopping for a time in Kentucky, came to Ohio about 1801 or 1802, and located on Bullskin Creek, near Clark’s Mill. Here he erected a saw-mill, which he conducted for several years, and then purchased a farm nearby, and engaged in rural pursuits as superintendent. He continued at this until 1831, when he located on the Higginsport & Utopia pike, where he owned a farm of 640 acres. He devoted nearly twenty years in clearing up this farm, when (September 28, 1850) his death occurred. He was twice married — first, to Elizabeth Figgins, by whom he had eleven children, viz.: Anna, Sarah, Melvey, Jane, Darius, Elizabeth, Nellie, Maria, Amanda, Isaac and Leathey. The second companion was Elizabeth Mohn, sister of Lewis Mohn, whose history appears in this volume; to this union was given seven children, viz.: Henry, Caroline, James, William, Joseph, Benjamin and Franklin. Mr. Bartlow’s third wife was Julia Owens, who was born in Kentucky, November 3, 1810, and to this union was given one child, viz.: F. M. Isaac Bartlow, Sr., was for many years a member of the Christian Church. He was what is commonly called “a natural genius,” never having learned any trade, yet he made the finest of firearm locks and steel and silver instruments, such as lances, penknives, etc. There is now one of his lances in the possession of Dr. McCormack, of Augusta, Ky. He was a man of more than ordinary talent and skill, and was widely known. F. M., his nineteenth child, was born February 17, 1850, in Lewis Township, Brown County, Ohio, where he has always resided. He received his education in the common schools, and early learned the rudiments of farming, though his father died when he was but five years old. His mother now resides with him on the old farm, where he raises corn, wheat and tobacco, giving special attention to the latter. He was married to Melinda Jernegan, of Clermont County, born in 1847. The issue of this union is four children, viz.: Lucy E., Lewis H., Orlando M. and Minnie M.

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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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