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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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JACOB D. SHANNON, merchant, Five Mile, was born March 29, 1847, in Green Township, Brown County, Ohio; his parents are Wesley and Lettie Shannon. His father was born in Ross County, Ohio, and is now living at Five Mile, Green Township. He married Lettie Hair, by whom he had six children, four of whom are now living — Joseph, Jacob D., Elizabeth and Anna. Our subject, after receiving a rudimentary education, attended for nine months a normal school at Georgetown, taught by Profs. Curry and Moore; he subsequently, for several years, was engaged in teaching. In May, 1864, he enlisted in the One Hundred and Sixtieth Ohio National Guards, and was stationed principally in West Virginia, doing garrison duty; he was discharged in September of the same year. He re-enlisted in February, 1865, in the Forty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was attached to the Army of the Gulf. He participated in the battle of Mobile, and numerous other engagements, after which he received an honorable discharge. On October 8, 1879, he celebrated his wedding, leading to the marriage altar Miss Belle Meyers, daughter of Martin V. and Martha Myers, of Brown County. This union has been blessed with one child — Stella. In February, 1876, Mr. Shannon embarked in the mercantile business at Five Mile, Green Township, where he still is located. He keeps on hand all kinds of groceries, dry goods, etc., such as are usually kept in a country store. He has also, for three years, served as Postmaster, and as such, is now serving. He is a man of fine business qualifications, a member of the Christian Church, and merits the patronage of the citizens of the locality in which he resides.

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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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