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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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HARMON DEMARIS, farmer, P. O. Maple, son of John and Abigail (Shaw) Demaris, and was born in Clermont County, Ohio, May 19, 1820. His parents were natives of New Jersey, and came to Ohio about 1816. Mr. Demaris was raised on a farm and was married in January, 1845, to Mary, daughter of William and Martha Turner. They had born them seven children, viz.: William, born October 5, 1845, married Mary Jane Murry, and died at the age of twenty-eight years. John Elijah, born October 30, 1847, married Edna Leach; Martha Jane, born December19, 1849, wife of Isaac Abbott; Sophia, born March 19, 1852; James Thornton, born January 20, 1864, married to Elizabeth Jane Crawford; Charles W., born June 2, 1856, married to Matilda, daughter of Richard Ride; Henry, twin of Charles, died at eighteen days. His wife Mary died September 15, 1864, and he married Elizabeth, daughter of Owen and Ruth Forkner, January 29, 1866, who was born in Grant County, Ky., June 11, 1841; she bore him three children — Tena, born May 13, 1868; Ephraim, born March 12, 1870, and Jesse, July 8, 1873. Mr. Demaris is a member of De Soto Lodge, 374, I. O. O. F., since 1870. An honest, industrious, quiet citizen.

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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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