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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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WILSON DUNHAM, farmer, P. O. Fayetteville, son of Gideon and Mary (Bowen) Dunham, was born in Eagle Township, this county, November 8, 1811. His father was born in New Jersey October 5, 1757, and died in this township May 25, 1820. His mother was born in Pennsylvania June 6, 1772, and died August 11, 1836. They were married December 20, 1792, in Pennsylvania. They had nine children, four sons and five daughters. Wilson was the youngest son, and himself and brother David, of Cincinnati, are the only ones now living. Mr. Dunham was married in what is now Jackson Township, Clermont County, Ohio, to Eliza, daughter of William and Nancy (Cullem) Hartman, born June 18, 1813. By her he had seven children, three still living — Elizabeth J. (wife of Nathan Hoggatt, farmer in this town ship), Gideon (farmer in this township), and Nancy, who still lives with her father. The deceased were named William, James, David and Mary F. Mr. Dunham’s wife died January 15, 1875. He is among the oldest living settlers in this township. His parents came to this county in the early part of the year 1811, and settled in Eagle Township, where they remained till 1814, when they came to this township and bought 300 acres of land where Wilson now resides, two miles northwest of Fayetteville, between the Sycamore and East Fork of the Little Miami River. Mr. Dunham at one time owned quite a large tract of land here, but has divided it among his children, reserving for himself a nice farm of 160 acres, eighty of which are under cultivation. He has been a hard-working, industrious man, and during his life has cleared up about 200 acres of land. His father was the second Justice of the Peace of this township. Mr. Dunham is a member of the M. E. 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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