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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 DRAGOO, farmer, P. O. Ripley, son of Daniel and Susan (Bayne) Dragoo, was born in Union Township March 16, 1816. His parents were born in Virginia, the former in September, 1780, and the latter the same year. Belshazzar Dragoo, grandfather of Samuel Dragoo, was also a native of Virginia. He married Hannah Butler and removed to Mason County, Ky., at a very early day. He located 300 acres of land, which he donated to the Shakers, whom he, with three daughters and one son, joined. The son Benjamin was reared by the Shakers, and in early manhood came to Ripley, where he died aged seventy-seven. His parents both died with the Shakers near Cincinnati, aged ninety-seven and ninety years, respectively. Daniel Dragoo departed this life September 1, 1837, and Mrs. Dragoo June 12, 1854. Our subject was reared to manhood on a farm, and received his training in the common schools. February 8, 1837, he was united in marriage with Rachel A. Day, daughter of John and Rachel Day, born in Pleasant Township June 20, 1820. Nine children was the issue of this union; of these five sons and three daughters are living — Daniel, George N., Samuel, Susan M., Winfield S., Elizabeth E., wife of J. H. Evans; Jane P., wife of Ebenezer Larey, and William S. John M. is deceased. George N. served three years in the Fourth Ohio Cavalry in the late rebellion. Mr. Dragoo is by occupation a farmer and stock-raiser. For forty-five years he was a prominent hog-raiser of the county. He lived on the old Dragoo homestead for sixty-six years. In the spring of 1882, he removed to his present location. He owns a farm of 215 acres. He and wife are members of the Ripley Christian Church. He is a Republican.

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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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