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Below is a family biography included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  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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ENOCH OROHOOD, mechanic, Arrowsmith. The subject of this sketch was born in Virginia June 1, 1828; remained with his parents until 19 years of age; emigrated to Union Co., Ohio; came from Ohio, in 1849, to Sangamon Co.. this State, and remained until 1850; then to Christian Co., where he remained until 1852; moved to Bloomington on the 13th day of November, 1852. Was previously married in Ohio, to Anna Brown, Aug. 15, 1849 ; she was born in Cumberland Co., Penn., Dec. 1, 1829. They are the parents of ten children — Edwin L., Enoch W., Anna B., Eva, Nellie F. and Colun R.; deceased — Mary K., who died Feb. 2, 1856; James L., who died Feb. 21, 1864; Charles, who died in 1868; Joseph M , who died July 4, 1872. Mr. Orohood held the office of City Alderman, in the city of Clinton. His father was in the war of 1812. Mr. Orohood carried on the business of manufacturing buggies, wagons and plows, very extensively in Clinton, Ill., for twelve years, being a natural mechanic, and gave good satisfaction during that time. He is well read on general subjects.

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This family biography is one of 1257 biographies included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of McLean County, Illinois

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