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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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S. W. REES, farmer, P. O. Georgetown, was born in this county July 11, 1828, the son of Abel and Elizabeth (Purdum) Rees, both natives of Kentucky and of English descent. He received what education the school of this township afforded, and began farming. He was married in 1847 to Mary Calvin, the daughter of Amos Calvin. They had two children — Ulysses Grant, now in business at Georgetown, and Warren C., a music teacher. He lost his wife by death, and in 1853 married Matilda, daughter of Samuel Blair. They have a family of three children — Mary E., J. B. (of Clermont County) and James S. Mr. and Mrs. Rees are members of the M. E. Church. He has been Steward and Trustee of the church and Township Trustee for several terms, and is imbued with the principles of the Democratic party. His farm comprises 130 acres of land, and its possession is enjoyed by him from the fact that it represents his own hard toil and labor.

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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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