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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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HENRY DAULTON, farmer, P. O. Ripley, born on the old home farm June 4, 1845, and is a son of John and Martha (Kerr) Daulton. He was married to Kate, the daughter of James and Savina (Frazier) Harding, of Brown Co., Ohio, Feb. 7, 1865. To them have been born eight children, namely, Effie A., James W., Mattie, Mary, Sallie, George, Katie and Henry H. The old home farm consists of 230 acres of land. Mr. and Mrs. Daulton, Sr., were members of the Disciple Church. Mrs. Daulton is a daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Cochran) Kerr, natives of Pennsylvania, who settled in this county in an early day. They purchased land in Adams County where Robert Daily now lives, on which they lived until 1810, when they came to this township where they lived till they died. To them were born six children, namely, Martha, James, Ellen, John, Sarah and Tabitha, all of whom are living, except two. Martha and John live in this county. By Mrs. Daulton’s first marriage with Enos Curry, she had two children — Mary and Thomas. She died in 1831; he died previously. Mrs. Daulton was born in Adams County in 1804. John Daulton, deceased, was born in Virginia, and when a child came to Maysville, Ky., with his parents, Moses and Mary (Fristo) Daulton, in the year 1790. Maysville was then called Limestone; he came to this county in 1801, when his youngest son was but one year old. He was married in Ohio, first to Lucy Perry, of this county, who bore him eleven children, namely, Mary, Frances, James, Nancy, Susan, Kate, George, Margaret, Thomas, Lucy and John, all residents of the county for many years. She died in 1838. His second marriage was celebrated with Martha Kerr, by whom he had five children, two are living, namely, Sarah and Henry. The deceased are Ellen, Anna and Susan. In 1814, he purchased 300 acres of land, where his aged wife now lives, and on which he lived during his life. He served in the war of 1812; he departed this life in 1852, aged sixty-two years.

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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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