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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  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. W. REES, P.O. Georgetown, a prominent young farmer of this township, was born in Brown Co., Oct. 4, 1842. His father was Abel Rees, a native of Brown County, and of English descent. He was born Dec. 24, 1810, and died July 5, 1846. Mr. Rees’ mother was Elizabeth Moore. She was born May 19, 1811, and departed this life in April, 1858. They were the parents of six children — our subject being the only survivor. He was reared to manhood on his native place, and received a good education in the public schools at Georgetown and Russellville. He has been engaged in agricultural pursuits all through life, and now owns the old homestead farm of 130 acres. Mr. Rees is a Republican politically, and at present is a School Director of Pleasant Township. On July 9, 1861, he enlisted in the Fourth Independent Ohio Cavalry, and, under Gen. Pope, participated in the battles of Silver Creek, Blackwater, and under Gen. Hartwell, in the seige of Corinth, and in Tennessee took a conspicuous part in the battle of Britton’s Lane. They were subsequently at the siege of Vicksburg, in the battles of Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson and Champion Hills, and while in North Georgia Mr. Rees was captured by the rebels. He was holding a flag of truce, and was captured by mistake. He was released after about one hour’s imprisonment. This event occurred January 4, 1863. Mr. Rees was finally mustered out at Cincinnati July 16, 1864. A brother, Theborns, enlisted in Company C, Eighty-ninth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry ; was made a Corporal; captured by the enemy, and died at Andersonville Prison, Georgia, July 3, 1864. Mr. Rees was married in 1874, to Emma L., daughter of Lewis W. and Matilda (McMurchy) Winter, the former a native of Ohio, the latter of Scotland. They have one son Henry L. Mrs. Rees is connected by membership with the M. E. Church.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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