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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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HARVEY BEASLEY (deceased), was born in this township March 7, 1813, and was a son of Benjamin and Ann Beasley, old settlers in the county, of whom mention is made in this work. He (Harvey) was married to Eliza Killen, by whom he had eleven children — Eliza A., Mason, John H., Mary, Erastus, Caroline, Margaret, Louisa, Henry (deceased), William (deceased), and Alice (deceased). Eliza A. was married to William H. Grimes in 1853, by whom she had eight children — Elizabeth, Mary, Samuel, Jessimine, William H., Ola B., Sallie, and an infant. Mr. Grimes was born in Brown County July 4, 1827, and died February 8, 1873; was a son of Samuel and Sallie (Brookover) Grimes. Mrs. G. was married to L. P. Cord April 27, 1876. He (Mr. Cord) was born in Fleming County, Ky., April 12, 1835, and is a son of Garrett and Martha Cord; the former a native of Maryland, and the latter of Georgia. Early in life Mr. Cord began teaching, and was appointed Postmaster in Flemingsburg in 1855, he having previously studied law. He has since followed various pursuits in various places. July 23, 1862, he was married to Ruth A. Williams. In 1872, he began the practice of law at Mount Olivet, Ky., and shortly after was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Fleming County, a position he filled for several years; he was also Probate and Police Magistrate. His wife died July 21, 1870. Since his last marriage he has resided in this township. To Mr. and Mrs. C. has been born one child (deceased) — Gertrude. By his first wife he had one child — Theodore (deceased). Mrs. Cord owns 251 acres of excellent land well improved.

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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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