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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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SAMUEL DIXON, farmer, P. O. Winchester, was born December 18, 1818, in Brown County, Ohio. His parents were among the early settlers of Brown County. He was reared on a farm and received but a limited education; on June 4, 1840, he married Lettie A. Reynolds, daughter of Joseph Reynolds, who, also, was one of the first settlers of Brown County, having settled in the neighborhood of Carlisle Village at a very early day. This union has been blessed with nine children, five of whom are still living, viz.: Samuel K. married Belle M. Short, by whom he has two children — Arthur A. and Vernon C.; Columbus E. married Mary Records, daughter of Andrew and Bella Records; they have two children — Ettie L. and Myrtie; Fidelia married Aaron Edenfield, by whom she has four children — Cora, Alta, Walter and Charles; Alice married Alexander Bayless, by whom she has two children — Bertha L. and Lola B.; and Joseph B. married Elizabeth Young, by whom he has one child — Rueanna. About 1850, Mr. Dixon, with his family, moved from Fincastle, where he had been living perhaps two years, to the northeastern portion of Jackson Township, where he now resides. He has served as township Trustee, is a member of the Christian Union Church, and the owner of seventy-eight acres of land. The Dixon family are noted for their industry, perseverance and uprightness in dealing with their fellow-men.

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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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