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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 DUMFORD, farmer, P. O. Five Mile. The subject of this sketch was born November 24, 1824, in Stone Lick Township, Clermont Co., Ohio; his parents were William and Mary Dumford. He was reared to manhood on a farm, and received a rudimentary education in a district school. On October 11, 1853, in Clermont County, he married Mary Weimer, born in Pennsylvania, and a daughter of Jacob and Hester A. Weimer. To them have been born three children — Adeline (who married Thomas Evans, of Higginsport), Hester A. (who married Nathan Mullux) and Mary J. (who married William Bennett); they have one child — Mattie. For four years after his marriage, Mr. Dumford lived in Clermont County; he then moved to Brown County and settled in Green Township where he now resides. He is a Democrat, a member of the Christian Church, and the owner of eighty-five and one-fourth acres of land. We take pleasure in representing this gentleman in the history of our county.

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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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