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Below is a family biography included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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A. C. BOBBS, physician, now a resident of and practicing physician and surgeon in Union Township, Miami County; was born in Clermont County in the year 1838; he is a son of Adam and Elizabeth Bobbs; his father was born in the State of Pennsylvania, his mother in this State; his father is deceased; his mother is still living, and resides in Montgomery County; they were parents of four children—A. J., physician and surgeon, residing in Warren, Ind.; Elizabeth, now Mrs. John Henderson; and Caroline, now Mrs. Dr. Tedrow. The subject of our biography spent his boyhood days on the farm until he had arrived at the age of 15, when he began the study of medicine under Dr. J. D. Gaines, of California, Hamilton Co., this State; for three years he labored under the instructions of Dr. Gaines, engaged in solving the mysteries and science of medicine; he then entered the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, in which he studied two terms; he then entered the army as assistant surgeon, and finally entered the marine hospital at Cincinnati, in which he remained three years, where he received a broad experience in the profession; in 1863, he entered a college in Buffalo, N. Y., in which he finished his studies, graduating at this institution in 1864, and receiving his diploma; he commenced the practice of medicine in Union, Miami County, in partnership with Dr. Hawkins, with whom he practiced for one year; in 1865, he located where he now resides, and has built up a large and increasing practice, making a specialty of fevers and diphtheria. In 1861, he was married to Margaret Shellabargar, by whom he has had three children, viz., Charles C., Samuel O. and E. A. Mrs. Bobbs is a daughter of Samuel Shellabargar, who is a native of Pennsylvania; her mother, Elizabeth, is a native of this State; both living. When the Doctor settled at his present location he was without means, but, by close attention to his profession, has built up a lucrative practice, and is possessed of a good property; in 1878, he erected a residence in the village, which for taste and beauty in design and finish has no equal, in which the Doctor and his estimable wife have a desirable home; he owns 25 acres of improved land adjoining the village.

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This family biography is one of 659 biographies included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Darke County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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