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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 M. REES, farmer, P. O. Union Plains. Martin and Elizabeth (Housh) Rees, parents of our subject, emigrated from Maryland to Ohio, and settled in Huntington Township, Brown County, at an early day. They had four children, one still living — John M., subject of this sketch. He was born in Huntington Township, Brown County, September 13, 1826, reared on a farm and received the rudiments of an English education in a district school. In December, 1847, he married Rebecca Wallace, daughter of William and Sarah Wallace, to them have been born six children, two of whom are now living — Oliver and Castellow. In the winter of 1853, Mr. Rees located in Clay Township, Highland County, where he remained four years; he then returned to Brown County, and located for seven years in the northeast portion of Green Township; thence settled near the central portion of the same township, where he at present resides. He is a member of the Christian Church, a Republican, and the owner of seventy-one and a quarter acres of land.

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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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