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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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FRANCIS HANSON (deceased), son of Thomas and Mary Hanson, was born in Albany, N. Y. He came to this place when a young man and was married to Ann, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Mitchell, born in Wexford County, Ireland. They had two children, one still living — Edward T., born December 29, 1871. The deceased was Mary B., born May 24, 1873, and died when seventeen months old. In January, 1870 he opened what is known as the Hanson House, which he carried on till the time of his death, which occurred in 1876. His widow succeeded him and is now having a considerable trade. She also keeps a livery, sale and boarding stable in connection.

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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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