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Below is a family biography included in Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio published by Chapman Bros., in 1890.  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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JACOB H. HARBINE. This well-known representative of a prominent family in this county, was born at his father’s old homestead in Beaver Creek Township, Greene County, and is the son of John and Hetty (Kauffman) Harbine of whom full mention is made in the biography of J. D. Steele which will be found on another page in this Album. He was carefully reared by wise and excellent parents and obtained a good education, attending the High School at Xenia and completing his studies in Oxford University. When twenty-two years of age he and his brother Daniel R., succeeded their father in the distillery and grain business combined with which was also pork-packing, and in this manner accumulated a competence.

Mr. Harbine is the owner of four hundred acres of fine farming land in this county, besides a sawmill and warehouse, and is looked upon as one of the most enterprising men of this county in whose development and prosperity he has borne a leading part. He still retains his bachelor freedom, making his home in Harbine, Beaver Creek Township. He is liberal is his religious views and politically, a sound Republican. He has, however, refrained from mingling with public affairs, preferring to give his time and attention to his business interests. He is at present one of the leading grain dealers buying at Harbine, and in all respects, as a business man and a citizen, reflects honor upon the name of one of the oldest and most respectable families in Greene County.

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This family biography is one of the many biographies included in Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio published by Chapman Bros., in 1890. 

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