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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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FRANK DE VORE, farmer, P. O. Georgetown, was born in Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio, March 20, 1847, he was the son of Abner and Louise Maria (Gardner) DeVore, natives of Ohio, to which State his grandfather was a pioneer. Our subject received a good common school education and attended the National Normal University at Lebanan, Ohio, from which he graduated in 1865. He was raised on a farm and has been a farmer all his life, with the exception of ten years after leaving school, when he was engaged in selling sewing machines. He was married in 1867 to Sarah L. Richards, a daughter of Charles Richards, a native of Clark Township. This union was blessed with seven children, viz.: Louise M., Henry A., Joseph L. (deceased), Lillie F., Bertha, Edward and Charles. Mr. and Mrs. De Vore are members of the M. E. Church. He is a Republican and a member of the Grange.

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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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