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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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MARTIN V. BAVIS (deceased) was born in Illinois February 22, 1839. He was a son of John and Mary Bavis. His life was spent in farming. On the 12th of July, 1856, he was united in marriage with Miss M. H. McLean. Soon after their marriage, he purchased ninety acres of land and engaged in farming; this he continued until his death, which occurred March 13, 1880. In the death of Martin V. Bavis, Pike Township lost a good man and a valuable citizen. He obtained his education in the common schools. The widow never married again, but remained with her family on the home farm. Mr. and Mrs. Bavis were the parents of nine children, of whom seven now survive, viz., Finley, Emma, Henry, Jesse, Maude, Gaylord and Recksford.

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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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