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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 H. EDENFIELD, farmer, P. O. Ash Ridge. Among the citizens of Brown County there are none who are more worthy of representation in the history of our county than the worthy subject of this sketch. Richard H. Edenfield was born in July, 1817, in Delaware State. When eight weeks old, his parents, Samuel and Jane Edenfield, emigrated to Ohio. They settled in Highland County, where they remained until their decease. Our subject was reared on a farm in Highland County, and received in his youth rather a limited education; but being a lover of books, he has, by continual reading and study, made himself familiar with many important topics of the day. In December, 1840, he married Rachel Eyler, a lady of more than ordinary intellectual capacity and rare conversational powers. She is the daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Eyler, who were among the early settlers of Brown County. This union has been blessed with nine children, five of whom are still living, viz.: Elizabeth, (wife of John Baird), Mollie, Aaron (married to Fidelia Dixon), Samuel and John. About the year 1853, Mr. Edenfield moved to Jackson Township, Brown County, where he still resides. He is of a modest, unassuming nature, of good judgment, and uses a proper share of discretion in his business transactions. He is hospitable and entertaining, and believes in contributing literally to all enterprises having for their effect the rise and progress of the county, and the elevation of humanity. He is the owner of 223 acres of land, and well worthy the respect in which he is held by the community surrounding him.

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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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