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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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SMALLWOOD NEWBURY, farmer, P. O. New Harmony, was born in New Jersey January 11, 1811, and is a son of Daniel and Elizabeth Newbury, who were both born in New Jersey. Smallwood emigrated to Ohio with his parents when but seven years of age. He remained at home with his parents until he was twenty-one years of age, at which time he was united in marriage with Mary Simpkins in 1832. Soon after his marriage, he bought 100 acres of land, where he now resides, and engaged in farming; thus he continued until the present time. He and his wife both belong to the Methodist Church. He received no education except in the school of hardship. Mr. Newbury is a highly respected citizen, and will leave to posterity an untarnished record. The fruits of their marriage are ten children, five of whom are living — Sarah, William, Smith, Lewis and Daniel.

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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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