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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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N. W. ELLIS, farmer, P. O. Higginsport, was born in Pleasant Township September 27, 1826, the son of Samuel and Sarah Ellis, both of English descent and pioneers of this township. His education is what the common schools afforded; his occupation is farming and dealing in tobacco. Mr. Ellis has traveled extensively through the West, and at one time owned a mill in Kansas, which was destroyed by fire in 1879 at a loss to him of $5,000. He is the possessor of 130 acres of well-improved land in the southern part of the township, and in his business transactions has been successful. In 1849, he was married to Elizabeth Jane Frost, who died in 1865. By this marriage he had four children -Samantha B. (wife of W. A. Thomas), Emma Ann, Allie J. and Charlie. Mr. Ellis was a second time married to a daughter of Nehemiah and Sarah (Barr) Matthews, who are natives of the Sunny South. Mr. Matthews was of English extraction, his wife of German.

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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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