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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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JOHN A. CROSS, deceased, was born in May, 1842, in Eagle Township, Brown Co., Ohio. He was the son of Jesse and Hannah (Alexander) Cross; was reared to man’s estate on a farm, and received but a limited education. On June 12, 1867, he married Louisa Kinzer, born September 25, 1844, daughter of David and Elizabeth Kinzer. To them have been born two children — Jesse and Charles. He has served as Trustee of this township, and filled with credit other official positions. During the war of the rebellion, he enlisted in the Seventh Ohio Cavalry; while in the service, he contracted an illness which finally caused his death. He was a kind and loving father and indulgent husband. He departed this life November 5, 1878. His widow survives him, and resides on her farm of sixty-seven acres, pleasantly situated near South Fincastle.

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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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