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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 W. ELLIS, farmer, P. O. Higginsport. Of Abraham F. Ellis’ children John W. is the fifth, and the eldest now living. He was born January 26, 1822, in Brown County, Ohio, and was raised in Lewis Township, where his entire life has been devoted to farming. He received the benefits of the common schools and remained at home until 1851, when he married Almira Burton, and the same year settled where he now lives. In 1852, he buried his wife, at the age of twenty years, she leaving one infant daughter, viz., Almira. Mr. Ellis subsequently married Margaret Martin, to whom have been born two daughters, viz., Lellie M. and Viddie M. Both of Mr. Ellis’ companions were daughters of early pioneer families of Brown County. He owns 124 acres of land, under good cultivation. This he has taken mostly from an unbroken forest. His crops are wheat, corn and tobacco; of the latter he raises annually about four acres. His political affiliations have ever been with the Democratic party, which has intrusted to his honor and judgment the office of Township Assessor two terms, and Clerk one.

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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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