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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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WARREN W. ELLIS, carpenter, Ripley, is the twelfth child of Abraham F. Ellis, who is mentioned under Samuel W. Ellis’ sketch in Lewis Township. Warren was born December 4, 1838, in Lewis Township, where he was raised to farm life, and received the benefits of the common schools. He remained at home until twenty-four year of age, when he married Mary C., an adopted daughter of Milford and Elizabeth McConnell. Warren and wife took up their home on the old homestead with his widowed mother and two maiden sisters, there to remain as one family until the widow’s death, elsewhere given. In the fall of 1866, he purchased the Gelena Hotel in Higginsport, which he kept one year, subsequently removed to Ripley, and finally to his present residence, three miles north of Ripley, on the original McConnell homestead. He and wife are the parents of two children. Since his marriage, he has devoted most of his time to carpentering. While a resident of Lewis Township, he served one term as Township Trustee. He is deeply interested in the cause of education, and is making an effort to place in the possession of his children that which can never be stolen from them, and which they can always profitably use.

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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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