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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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WILLIAM C. BALDWIN, farmer, P. O. Five Mile, a worthy young farmer, was born June 11, 1853, in Clermont County, Ohio. When thirteen years old, with his parents, Jonathan and Rebecca Baldwin, whose sketch appears in this work, he came to Green Township, Brown County. Having received a rudimentary education, he attended for several months, at Georgetown, a normal school taught by Prof. T. J. Currey, thus securing to himself a good education. In August, 1877, he married Miss Olive M. Shumard, an estimable lady, and daughter of Thomas and Esther Shumard of Clermont County. They have one child — Walter A. Mr. Baldwin is comfortably located near his father’s homestead, and is meeting with marked success in agricultural pursuits.

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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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