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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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ANDREW J. HENDERSON, farmer, P. O. Winchester. Jonathan Henderson, father of our subject, was born in July, 1798, in Pennsylvania. His parents were Jonathan and Ellen Henderson, who emigrated from Pennsylvania to what is now known as Brown County, Ohio, about the year 1820, and settled in the eastern portion of Jackson Township, where our subject at present resides. In March, 1827, he married Nancy Carl, by whom he had nine children, six of whom are still living — Andrew J., John, Joseph, William, Michael and Elizabeth. He was a man of sterling integrity and reliable character, and worthy the estimation in which he was held by the community surrounding him. He departed this life in June, 1865. His widow survives him, now in her seventy-third year, and living with our subject. Andrew J. Henderson, our subject, was born September 15, 1828, in Jackson Township, Brown County, near where he at present resides; he was reared to man’s estate on a farm, and received but a limited education. In February 1852, he married Priscilla Sargent, by whom he had six children, viz.: Mary E., Nancy A., Serilda, Edward, John and Samuel. She died May 25, 1875. In February 1865, he enlisted in the One Hundred and Ninety-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served until August, the same year, when he received an honorable discharge. He has served as Clerk of Jackson Township, and as Justice of the Peace for fifteen years, and is serving as such at the present time. His political views are Democratic. He is a man of good judgment, and uses a proper share of discretion in business transactions.

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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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