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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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HUSTON BARE, farmer, P. O. Sardinia, a native of Franklin Township, was born April 14, 1814. His father, William Bare, was a son of William and Margaret Bare, who emigrated from Ireland in 1783, and settled in Mason County, Ky., where they both ended their lives. His grandparents, on his mother’s side, Robert and Jane Ewing, also natives of the Emerald Isle, came across the waters in the same boat with William Bare and family, and subsequently settled in Franklin Township, where they were among the first settlers. Mrs. Bare, nee Miss Esther Ewing, was born in Ireland, and came to this country with her parents. In 1808, William Bare, the father of our subject, came and located in Franklin Township. He died in Montgomery, Mo., in 1848. Mrs. B. departed this life in 1822. Huston, the third son of the family, was reared to manhood on a farm. In 1840, he moved to Sardinia, and was a partner with Moses B. Riggs in merchandising till 1850, when he removed to his present farm. He is the oldest and most successful merchant of Sardinia. April 30, 1835, he was married to Miss Jane McKinney, who died December 2, 1862. Mr. Bare celebrated his second marriage, August 27, 1863, with Miss Elizabeth J. Feike, a daughter of Francis and Nancy M. Feike. Mrs. Bare was born in this county, October 23, 1836. Five children were the fruits of this union, of these two are living, viz.: Orlan E., born July 10, 1864, and Francis A., born July 11, 1867. Erne M., born July 31, 1869, died July 4, 1874; Stephen F., born November 16, 1871, died May 11, 1875, and an infant daughter also died. Mr. Bare is a member of the Baptist Church and Mrs. B. of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically, Mr. Bare is a Republican. In 1841, he was elected Justice of the Peace, and served twenty-seven years consecutively. He was Trustee of Washington Township six years and Treasurer ten years. In 1864, he was chosen a candidate for County Commissioner and was elected by a handsome majority—receiving a popular vote from the opposite party. When fourteen years of age, he started out to fight the battles of life. He first began by working by the month, going from good to better salary till he made a small compentency, which he judiciously applied, and, combined with unceasing industry and rigid economy, he has accumulated large and valuable property, owning at the present time 600 acres of land. For the last thirty-two years, he has dealt extensively in cattle and Poland-China hogs, and has been eminently successful in its pursuits.

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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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