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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 BUCHANAN, farmer, P. O. Ripley, was born in Scotland in the year 1833, and is a son of Thomas Buchanan, Sr., a native of Scotland. Our subject resided in his native land until 1849, when he came to this country, and found work with one John Thomas in this township. His industry and economy enabled him, in 1851, to buy sixty-six acres, where he now resides; and at the present time (1882) he owns 324 acres of land. He is a Free and Accepted Mason, belonging to Union Lodge, No. 71, Commandery No. 3, and Cincinnati Consistory. April 13, 1853, he was married to Ellen, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Gilbert) Hiett, by whom he has had ten children, viz., John, Thomas, Sarah A., Janet, George, Griffith, Elizabeth, Ruth, William, and Samuel (deceased). Mr. Buchanan has been very successful, and is one of the foremost in improvement and prosperity. Samuel Hiett, father of Mrs. Buchanan, was a son of William and Mary (Daniels) Hiett, of Virginia, who settled in this township in 1806, buying 300 acres of land in the Hite Survey. Seven children were born to them, three of whom are living. Mr. Hiett was born July 14, 1803, He died in 1868. Mrs. Hiett died in 1866.

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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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