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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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JOHN ARTHUR, farmer, P. O. Eastwood, a son of Jonas and Margaret (Reed) Arthur, was born in Clermont County, Ohio, October 6, 1825. His parents were natives of Kentucky. Isaac Reed, father of Mrs. Arthur, settled near Bethel, Clermont County, in 1800. Mr. Arthur married, in 1845, Elizabeth D., daughter of Edward and Mary (Lilly) Hughes. They had one child — Olive (wife of Elsworth Salisbury, of Indiana). First wife died of small-pox, May, 1850, and he married, December 24, 1851, Susan, daughter of Jacob Waits. They had six children, viz.: Columbus (married Ada, daughter of Ira B. Dunn), Erastus (still single), Arminda (wife of Samuel Robinson), Ohio (died at two and a half years of age), Katie (wife of Charles Hutchins), Leander and Esdras. Mr. Arthur was a Sergeant in Company K, One Hundred and Sixtieth Regiment National Guards, and in active service over five months. James Arthur (grandfather) was in the Revolutionary war, and James (father) was in the war of 1812. Mr. Arthur is a member of the Baptist Church, and Mrs. Arthur of the M. E. Church. Mr. Arthur is a farmer and mechanic.

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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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