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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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JEROME W. ELLIOTT, farmer, P. O. Hamersville, a son of William and Eliza (Simons) Elliott was born in Adams County, Ohio, September 10, 1833, and removed with his father to Brown County the same year. William Elliott, a son of James Elliott, a soldier of the war of 1812, was of German descent and a native of Pennsylvania. The subject of this sketch was raised on a farm and received only a common school education. He was married, September 28, 1854, to Hannah, daughter of Absalom and Nancy (Owen) Halfhill, natives of New Jersey. They had born to them five children — Margaret, died at fifteen months old; Granville O., born May 20, 1860, married Lydia, daughter of John B. and Margaret Young; Clement, born April 22, 1863, and married Martha, daughter of William and Jane Pride; Charles William; John, died at ten months old. Mr. Elliott is a Democrat, and one of the present Board of Township Trustees, to which place he has been several times elected, also a member of the Board of School Directors, in which he has long served. He has been a member of De Soto Lodge, No. 374, I. O. O. F., since 1870, and has discharged the duties of all the different offices of the lodge. He is also a member of Georgetown Encampment, having received his degrees in Felicity Camp in 1874. Mr. Elliott’s modesty and sterling integrity make him universally esteemed and he contentedly cultivates his nice little farm. His wife is a member of the Christian Union Church.

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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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