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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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JAMES ELIOT PAULLIN. Ross Township, Greene County, during the life of Mr. Paullin, had no better citizen than he, who, after a career which was well worthy of imitation, departed hence at the old homestead where he was born March 26, 1888. He was cut down in the prime of life, having not yet reached the forty-second year of his age, his birth occurring December 25, 1846. He was next to the youngest of seven sons and four daughters, the offspring of David and Susan (Smith) Paullin, who spent their last years in this township on the old homestead.

In early manhood Mr. Paullin was married to Miss Anna, daughter of William and Martha (Saville) Cherry, and there were born to them eleven children, as follows: Elizabeth, James, Samuel, John, Benjamin, Rachel, Martha, Robert, Melvina, David, and Mrs. Paullin. Mrs. Cherry was born in Rockbridge County, Va., November 20, 1815. Mr. Cherry was born February 18, 1816, and was married February 16, 1837. They removed, in 1860, to Washington County, Iowa, where the mother closed her eyes in death, October 6, 1876, and where the father is still living. Mr. and Mrs. Paullin were the parents of two children, named respectively, Lorena D., and James W.

Mr. Paullin was baptized in the Christian Church during early manhood, and was a liberal supporter of this church until the day of his death. His last Sunday on earth was of a peculiar and triumphant experience, during which he seemed unconscious of his earthly surrounding and was permitted to enjoy visions of angels and the glorified saints in heaven. When this had passed, and his thoughts returned to earth, he was unspeakably happy and raised his voice in praise of the Redeemer in whom he had trusted. He left his widow with one child, and a babe was born after its father’s death. Mr. Paullin exerted a marked influence in his community, and gave his political support to the Republican party, taking an interest in local politics, and aiming to support the men whom he considered trustworthy, and who would best serve the people. Mrs. Paullin, like her husband, united with the Christian Church many years ago, in which she still retains membership.

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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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