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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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RICHARD ASKREN, farmer, P. O. Winchester, was born April 2, 1820, in Adams County, Ohio. His parents were John and Martha Askren, who were among the early settlers of Adams County; they were the parents of twelve children, six of whom are still living — James, Richard, Robert H., Dorcas, Martha J. and Elizabeth. Our subject was reared on a farm, and received a good English education, the means of which enabled him to teach school for perhaps thirty-three years. In March 4, 1846, he married Sarah McManis, born September 20, 1817, daughter of James and Rachel McManis (deceased). Her parents emigrated from Pennsylvania and settled near Georgetown, Brown County, about the year 1817. This union has been blessed with seven children — Martha J., Charles J., John N., David C., Rachel M., Joseph H. and Sarah E. D. In 1846, Mr. Askren, with his family, moved to Brown County, and located in the northeastern portion of Jackson Township, where T. J. Jacobs at present resides; he remained there until 1851, when he moved to the farm on which he is at present located. In 1871, he was appointed Census Commissioner. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church at Winchester, in which church he officiates as Elder. Is the owner of 178 acres of land.

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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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