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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 M. ALEXANDER, farmer, P. O. Ash Ridge. Samuel Alexander father of our subject, was born February 17, 1803, in Virginia. His parents were Andrew and Agnes Alexander, who emigrated to Kentucky about the year 1802 or 1803, and subsequently to Adams County, Ohio, about 1805. They settled on Brush Creek, Wayne Township, where they remained until their decease. Samuel was there reared to manhood amid the scenes of pioneer life; he married Jerusha Baker, by whom he had two children — John M. and Sarah. About 1834 or 1835, he moved to Brown County and settled on Brush Creek in Eagle Township, where he remained until his decease in October, 1857. His widow survived him until May, 1876. He has served as Trustee for Eagle Township. He was considered a man of sterling integrity and reliable character. In his death Brown County lost one of her most worthy and respected citizens. Our subject was born in Eagle Township, Brown County, in May, 1838; was reared to manhood on a farm and received a fair English education. In August, 1861, he married Angeline Bowin, by whom he has two children — William F. and Myrtle B. He lived in Eagle Township till 1865, when he moved to Russellville, where he remained one year, then returned to his farm in Eagle Township, where he remained until 1869. He then moved to Carlisle Village, where he still resides. He has served as Township Trustee, also as Treasurer. He has been successful in business, mainly owing to his energy, perseverance and industry. He believes in supporting enterprises which are for the benefit of the county and the elevation of humanity. He is the owner of 168 acres of land, in a good state of cultivation.

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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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