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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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ROBERT A. BARNES, P. O. Hamersville, a prominent land-holder of Clark township, was born in this township December 5, 1837. He is a son of Joseph and Asenath (Peddicord) Barnes, the former a native of Kentucky, of Irish descent, and the latter of Ohio, of German parentage. Joseph Barnes came to Brown County when twenty-two years of age, and lived there many years. He now resides in Smith County, Kan., in his seventieth year. Our subject was reared on a farm, and has always been engaged in agricultural pursuits and the raising of stock. He is well known throughout the township, and well respected by all. Mr. Barnes’ political principles are purely Democratic. In 1862, he was married to Asenath Applegate, a daughter of Adam and Naomi (Wall) Applegate, natives of Pennsylvania, who located in this county over one-half century ago. Mr. and Mrs. Barnes are the parents of three children — George C., Charles A. and Clarilla. Mrs. Barnes is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Feesburg. Mr. Barnes is a member of the Democratic party, and is the owner of 250 acres of good land, the old homestead on which his wife was born.

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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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