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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 AUBRY, farmer, P. O. Fayetteville, son of John B. and Annie Aubry, was born in France May 15, 1817. In 1834, his parents came to this country, and in 1837, they bought a farm in this township, north of Fayetteville, where Bray Aubry now lives. Mr. Aubry was married in this township in 1839, to Frances Bedaine, a native of France, born March 16, 1817. They had five children, three now living - Augustus, Mary A. and Elizabeth; the deceased was Francis, who died in the army; he enlisted in Cincinnati in Company A, Seventh Ohio Volunteer Calvary, served two years and seven months, and while on his way home, on board the steamer Sultana, was blown up with 2,300 souls, 1,700 of whom were either killed or drowned. Francis was burned, and injured so badly that he soon died at Gayoso Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. The other deceased child was named Morris. After his marriage, Mr. Aubry received twenty-five acres of the old homestead from his father, which he sold, and bought the fifty acres where he now resides, and has a comfortable home in which to spend the remainder of his days. Mr. Aubry and family are all members of the Catholic 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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