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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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J. W. DONLEY, farmer, P. O. Surryville, was born in Clermont County, Ohio, January 24, 1825, and is a son of John Donley, who was born in Kentucky in 1801. Our subject was raised a farmer, and has always been engaged in agricultural pursuits, owning at the present sixty-one acres of land, which is in a high state of cultivation, with excellent buildings erected on the same; he acquired a good common school education in the common schools; he is filling the position of Postmaster at Surryville, Ohio. He was united in marriage with Elizabeth J. Straight October 1, 1849. To this union seven children have been born, of whom six are living, viz., Alonzo L., Charles C., Belle, Nannie, Alice C. and Georgie A.

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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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