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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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JONATHAN BALDWIN, farmer, P. O. Five Mile. The subject of this sketch was born in Clermont County, Ohio, April 21, 1833; he was a son of William and Lydia Baldwin. In his youth he was trained to the pursuit of farming, to which he has ever since adhered. He married in October, 1852, in Clermont County, Miss Rebecca Washburn, daughter of Cornelius and Elleanor (Long) Washburn. To them have been born eight children — William C., Lydia E., James L., Sarah E., Lavina M., Maria, Lulu F. and Vesta A. In the fall of 1866, Mr. Baldwin, with family, located in Green Township, Brown County, where he now resides. He is a member of the Christian Church, a Republican, and the owner of 150 acres of land. His farm is pleasantly located in the northern portion of the Township, and contains fine and substantial buildings, making it one of the best farms in the county. In the management of his farm work, Mr. Baldwin has everything done in the most orderly and advantageous manner, which secures for him financial success. His father was a native of New Jersey, and settled in Clermont County at quite an early day, and married Lydia Parker. Four of their children are now living — Maria, Elijah, Rebecca and Jonathan. He remained in Clermont County until his decease.

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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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