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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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D. H. CARPENTER, farmer, P. O. Mt. Oreb, was born August 25, 1820, in Ohio, and is a son of David and Margaret Carpenter, who were both born in Kentucky, and were married there. Soon after their marriage, they emigrated to Ohio, where they settled on a farm. To this union twelve children have been born, of whom eight now survive. Of these, D. H. Carpenter is the sixth son and seventh child. He was married, in 1847, to Amanda Turner, and engaged in farming for himself as renter. Thus he continued for a great many years, when he bought 163 acres, where he now resides. His education is limited. He has been a life-long Democrat. To this union seven children have been born, of whom six now survive. They are Maggie, Jennie, Michael, Susan, Hannah and Daniel. Mr. Carpenter’s record is such that his children may point to it with pride, and they may well profit by the experience of their father.

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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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