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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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G. W. DUGAN, farmer and tobacco dealer, P. O. Higginsport. This gentleman is a brother to Jesse Dugan, mentioned in J. C. Dugan’s sketch, and we will here place upon record the births of his brothers and sisters in the order in which they occurred. The parents were Joseph and Debornh (Norman) Dugan. Of their children, Jesse, the first, was born November 30, 1794; Elizabeth, August 21, 1796, married Adam Foor, and died, and he married her sister Deborah; Basil, born April 23, 1799; Joseph, September 9, 1801; Debornh; William, January 23, 1807; Ivy, April 3, 1809; Benjamin, November 30, 1811; Maria, September 4, 1813; Jackson, October 22, 1815 ; Perry, April 21, 1818, and G. Washington, March 1, 1821, in Pleasant Township, where he grew to manhood and acquired his education in the common schools of that day. He has been a life-long farmer and trader, and since March 1, 1863, a resident of Higginsport. Since 1856, he has handled tobacco, which resulted profitably. He owns a good farm under fair cultivation and improvements. He is a well-to-do farmer and business man; having started with but little capital, he has made life a success. His marriage was celebrated April 11, 1844, with Harriet, daughter of John Boles; she was born November 21, 1820, in Brown County, where she has ever since resided. Her education was acquired in the common schools. She and husband were the parents of nine children, of whom four are now living, viz., Joseph P., born January 14, 1851; Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Glaze, born January 31, 1853; Allen E., born May 14, 1856, and Eve E., born December 20, 1857. The other children all died in early life. The parents of Mrs. Dugan were John and Elizabeth (Shafer) Boles, both natives of Pennsylvania, where they married, and had born to them two children, when they came to Ohio and settled in what is now Brown County, when it was yet a wilderness. In this county both died, he about 1844, and she November 14, 1860. Of their nine children, five are now living.

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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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