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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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MARION TWEED, farmer, P. O. Ripley, eldest son of John and Mary Tweed, was born in Union Township September 22, 1836. He passed his early life on his father’s farm and received his education in the district schools of his native place. His father died, and, when he was of age, he took charge of the homestead, which he managed till 1866. May —, 1864, he enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Seventy-second Regiment, Ohio National Guard. He acted in the capacity of Corporal, and was discharged September following his enlistment. February 5, 1868, he was married to Mariam D. Day, a native of Pleasant Township, and a daughter of Ellis and Mariam D. Day. She was born October 30, 1841. They have one son — Hugh Ellis, born November 11, 1868. In 1871, Mr. Tweed purchased his present farm, which contains 100 acres, valued at $100 per acre. He is by occupation an agriculturist, and devotes his chief attention to cultivating tobacco. He raises from 10,000 to 21,000 pounds annually. Mrs. Tweed is a member of the Disciples’ Church of Georgetown. In politics, he is an advocate of Republicanism.

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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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