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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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LEWIS BLACK, farmer, P. O. Russellville. John Black, father of our subject, was born November 24, 1800, in Pennsylvania. His father having died, his mother, with the remainder of her family, emigrated to Ohio. They were among the first who settled on the main branch of Eagle Creek, near where our subject at present resides. After living there several years, she married William Smith, and she remained where she settled until her death, in March, 1849. John was married about the year 1824-25, to Catherine Moore, by whom he had eight children, two of whom are still living. He remained on the old homestead farm during the remainder of his life, in the peaceful avocation of farming, and died April, 1856. His wife died in May, 1844. Lewis Black, son of John and Catherine Black, and subject of this sketch, was born October 11, 1832, in Brown County, on the homestead farm, where he still resides. He received but a rudimentary education in his youth, but being a man of good intellect and being able to grasp a subject with commendable readiness, he has, by continual reading and study, become familiar with many important topics of the day. In December, 1869, he married Miss Jane Richey (deceased), born in June, 1833, and daughter of Samuel and Ellen Richey. This union has been blessed with eight children, six of whom are still living — John W., Brice, Felicie M., James T., Catherine C. and Hester C. Mr. Black has a fine farm of 141 acres, and is recognized as a good farmer.

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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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