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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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PATRICK BARRON, farmer, P. O. Fayetteville, son of William and Frances Barron, was born in Tyrone County, Ireland, March 17, 1816. When seventeen years of age he came to this country and followed laboring, working in Philadelphia, Penn., two years, when he took a trip to New Orleans, where he remained till the spring of 1836. He then came to Hamilton County, Ohio, where he contracted for and built pikes. He formed a partnership with Jacob Brooks, and they graded three miles on the line of the Little Miami Railroad, near Xenia. He also graded some on the same line further west, in company with John Quinn. In 1840, he bought 67 ½ acres of his present farm, situated two miles northwest of Fayetteville. He now has a fine farm of 449 acres, thirty of which extend into Clermont County. On his farm he has built a fine brick residence and made considerable other improvements. He was married in Cincinnati, in 1845, to Mary Kerr. They have four children — Patrick, John, Mary and Ellen. Mr. Barron has held numerous township offices, among others Supervisor two terms. The family are members of the Catholic Church.

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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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