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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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W. P. ELLIS, farmer, P. O. Higginsport, son of Abraham F. Ellis, whose history appears in this volume, is the ninth child, and was born in 1830, in Lewis Township, where he was raised to farm life, and acquired a common school education. He remained at home until 1857, when he married, Jane Slack, who was born in Brown County, Ohio, June 30, 1836. The result of this union is six boys, all now living. Mr. Ellis can say what few men of his age can, and that is, that during his entire life, he has lived on the farm of his birth, and now owns a part of it. He and his sons devote considerable time to the raising of tobacco. Politically, he has always been and is yet a Democrat. He and wife adhere to the Christian Church.

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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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