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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. W. DUNHAM, farmer, P. O. Georgetown, was born in Perry Township, this county, and is the son of Gideon and Susannah (Heasley) Dunham. Gideon Dunham was born in Kentucky, of English parentage. His wife, Susannah, was a native of this county, and was of Welsh extraction. The subject of this sketch received a collegiate education at the Ohio Wesleyan University. His father was a merchant, and F. W. spent his early life clerking for him; he subsequently accepted a position as sales man at Cincinnati, then opened a grocery business for himself in that city, and for sixteen years conducted it with a marked degree of success. His sales during one year amounted to more than $300,000, a sum, it is believed, equaled by no other house. He was a partner with William Glenn & Son. In 1878, he sold his business, purchased a farm one mile east of Georgetown, and has since that year engaged in the lighter pursuits of agriculture. His means he has amassed by his own exertions. In 1870, he was married to Miss Alice M. Horner, daughter of Thomas Horner, of Cincinnati. They have two children—Lucy and Frank W. Mr. and Mrs. Dunham are members of the Georgetown M. E. Church. He is a Republican, and at present Trustee of this township.

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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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