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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 DUNN, farmer, P. O. Brownstown, son of Clarkson Elizabeth Dunn, was born in Washington Township, December 29, 1815. When twenty years of age, he learned cabinet-making trade, which he followed for seven years. He then engaged in farming, which comprises his present avocation, residing a part of the time in Franklin Township. In 1874, he located on his present farm. He was married, November 11, 1844, to Miss Elmina Shaw, a native of Brown County, born June, 1824, and a daughter of Sylvester and Elizabeth Shaw. Ten children were the fruits of this union — Dennis C., born September 11, 1842; Isadora, born September 20, 1844, wife of Thomas Bare; Emma, born December 31, 1846, wife of John Tracy; Laura, born October 20, 1848, wife of Robert Moore; Elizabeth (deceased), born September 9, 1851, wife of Noah Ellis; Eulaha, born August 20, 1854, wife of J. R. Wardlow; Susan A., born June 2, 1860, wife of P. W. Wardlow; Thurman E., born February 7, 1857; Robert L., born October 30, 1863, and Wilber F., born May 14, 1866. Mrs. Dunn departed this life June 14, 1877; and March 21, 1880, he married Frances A. Shaw, a daughter of Anthony and Temperance Shaw. Mrs. Dunn was born February 27, 1834. She is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Dunn is connected with the Grange. He was Justice of the Peace two terms. He owns a farm of 187 acres of land; is engaged in agriculture.

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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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