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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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GEORGE W. BINGAMAN, farmer, P. O. Marathon, oldest son of Solomon and Rebecca (Hook) Bingaman, was born in Highland County, Ohio, August 15, 1825. His father, Solomon, was born in Pennsylvania July 6, 1795, and came to Ohio in 1797. His mother, Rebecca Hook, was born in Brooke County, Va., in 1804. They married in 1824. The subject of this sketch was married to Nancy A., daughter of Benjamin Hook, of Highland County; they had one daughter, Catharine, wife of William Creager. Mrs. Bingaman died when her child was an infant, and Mr. Bingaman still remains single. He has led an active and varied life, sometimes as a contractor on public works, and sometimes trading in anything he thinks there is money in. He has traveled in almost every State east of the Rocky Mountains. He was drafted during the war and paid $700 for a substitute.

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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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