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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 C. DRAKE, farmer, P. O. Russellville, was born October 7, 1836, in Pleasant Township, Brown Co., Ohio. He is the son of Francis and Sarah Drake. His grandfather, Henry Drake, was an early settler of Brown County. Robert C. was reared to manhood on a farm, and received an ordinary district school education. In 1862, he enlisted in the Fifty-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which was attached to the Army of the Cumberland. He participated in the battles of Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, the fighting around New Hope Church, Marietta, Ga., Peach Tree Creek and numerous other engagements, and he received an honorable discharge in July, 1865. After receiving his discharge, he returned to his home in Pleasant Township. In September, 1866, he married Flora E. Young, daughter of Robert L. and Mary Young, deceased. To them have been born seven children — Mary L., Sarah B., George F., Alfred T., Jesse D., Ella F. and Robert L. In 1872, he moved to the farm on which he at present resides, in the southwestern portion of Jefferson Township.

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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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