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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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THOMAS BECK, farmer, P. O. Ripley, was born in England March 25, 1830, and is a son of John and Sarah (Bird) Beck. When of a proper age, our subject began laboring on public works, which he followed until 1856, when he came to this country and to this county. For four years, he worked for Thomas and John Buchanan in Huntington Township, and, in 1860, came to where he now lives, renting land for several years, after which he purchased 144 acres, which is one of the best kept farms in the county. He is a member of Ripley Lodge, F. & A. M., and he and his wife and children are members of the Christian Church. His first marriage was celebrated in England with Hannah Jeffries, who bore him ten children, nine living — Sarah, Esther, Eliza, Helen, Mary Thomas J., John, Albert and Fred. Mrs. Beck died in 1875, aged forty-six years. His second marriage was celebrated with Eliza Rushforth, of this county, by whom he has had three children — Janette, Martha and Charles (deceased).

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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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