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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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JOHN HANES. The farming community of Beaver Creek Township, Greene County, is worthily represented by Mr. Hanes, who is successfully tilling two hundred and thirty acres of choice land on section 13. His native place was in Washington County, Md., and the date of his birth May 16, 1824. His parents were Adam and Sarah (Tice) Hanes, both likewise natives of Maryland and of German descent. Adam Manes was born November 14, 1791, and after his marriage, with his wife and children emigrated to Ohio in the year 1831, and settled on a part of the farm where their son John now lives, and where they sojourned the remainder of their days. The mother departed this life June 12, 1858, and Adam Hanes was called hence June 6, 1865, when quite aged.

To Adam and Sarah Hanes there was born a family of eight children; viz.: Samuel, John, Lucretia; Sarah J., who died when about nine years old; Ann M., David Luther and Mary J. The survivors are four in number: John, our subject, remained a member of the parental household until a man of thirty-six years, and then, on the 6th of March, 1860, took unto himself a wife and helpmate, Miss Mary Z., daughter of John Middleton, of Caesar Creek Township. Mrs. Hanes was born in this county, February 7, 1830, and is the daughter of John and Susan Middleton, who are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Hanes have no children.

After the outbreak of the Civil War Mr. Hanes, in 1864, enlisted in the One Hundred and Fifty-fourth Ohio National Guards, but saw no active service, the assistance of this regiment not being required in the field. He votes the straight Republican ticket, and has held the office of Township Trustee one year. He was also Land Appraiser for the same length of time. Both he and his estimable wife are members in good standing of the Reformed Church. Mr. Hanes is a warm admirer of the principles of Odd Fellowship, and has passed all the Chairs in Lodge No. 52, at Xenia. As a man and a citizen he is looked upon with approval by all who know him. He has been successful in his farming operations, and is well-to-do, being amply provided against want in his old age.

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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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