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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 P. BENNINGTON, farmer, P. O. Ripley, is a son of Thomas and Mary (Rains) Bennington, who were among the early pioneers of Brown County. He was born in Fleming County, Ky., in 1826. He is the youngest son and child of a family of seven children. He was brought up on his father’s farm, in Union Township, and his educational advantages were very limited. He aided his father in clearing up a farm, and in effecting various other improvements. He was married the first time, June 2, 1846, to Miss Mary J. Rains, a daughter of John and Sarah Rains. She died, and left one child, Sarah B., who was born April 4, 1847, and died July 12, 1870. Mr. Bennington’s second marriage occurred August 11, 1857, to Miss Indiana Young, a daughter of Omega and Nancy Young, and a sister to Mayor W. D. Young, of Ripley. Mrs. B. was born in Lewis Township May 29, 1828. Of nine children by this union, six are living — Joseph K. (born June 2, 1858), Mary A. (born November 3, 1859), Fremont (born March 24, 1861), William E. (born July 12, 1864), James E. (born October 20, 1868) and Everett F. (born November 29, 1873). Thomas, Robert P. and an infant are deceased. Mr. Bennington owns a farm of 60 ½ acres and is engaged in agriculture, making a specialty in cultivating tobacco. He and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. His political views are Republican. He has filled the office of Assessor for nine years and School Director for twenty years.

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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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