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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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DR. S. B. SHELDON, physician, P. O. Five Mile, youngest child of Thomas and Mary Sheldon, was born in Tate Township, Clermont Co., Ohio, December 16, 1842, and was raised on a farm, and received a good common school education. He enlisted as a private December, 1861, in the Forty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was veteranized in 1864, and was discharged in January, 1865. He participated in the following hard-fought battles: Shiloh, Corinth, Holly Springs, Yazoo Swamp, Arkansas Post, Magnolia Hills, Champion Hills, Black River Bridge, siege of Vicksburg and Jackson. He graduated in Miami School of Medicine and Surgery, Cincinnati, in 1869, and commenced the practice of medicine. He was married, December 25, 1872, to Ruth A., daughter of James and Elizabeth Dennison of Cincinnati, and sister of Dr. Dennison, of Westboro. Dr. Sheldon is a respected member of the I. O. O. F. fraternity; he is a well-read physician, and enjoys an extensive practice.

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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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