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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 H. H. EDWARDS, farmer, P. O. Russellville, next to the youngest son of Darias and Jane Edwards, was born in Byrd Township July 17, 1840. October 10, 1861, he rallied to his country’s call, and enlisted in Company A, Seventieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He took part in the following engagements: Shiloh Corinth, Vicksburg, LaGrange, Jackson and Lookout Mountain. He veteranized, and January 5, 1864, re-enlisted in the same company, and went on Sherman’s long and toilsome march to the sea. He fought in all the battles up to Statesboro, Ga., where he, with fifteen others, was captured. He was confined in Florence prison three months till March, 1865, when he was paroled. He was honorably discharged June 15, 1865. He was married December 24, 1869, to Miss Lizzie T. Spears, a daughter of Spencer Spears. Three children were given to bless this union — Spencer D., Arthur E. and Archie H. (twins). Mr. and Mrs. Edwards are members of the Christian Church. He owns a good farm of 120 acres.

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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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