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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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STEPHEN O’CONNOR (deceased), born in the county of Down, Ireland, August 3, 1798. He was raised on a farm. In 1830, he came to this country and was engaged in business one year in Baltimore, Md., and then came to this township to whore his brother Peter lived. He was a contractor on public works in different parts of this State several years. In 1837, he bought a small farm in this township, on Grassy Run. He was married in Cincinnati in 1846, to Catherine McDermot, by whom he had two children, both deceased. His wife died in 1852, and he again married in Cincinnati, in April, 1855, to Christina, daughter of Patrick and Mary Fitzpatrick, born in the county of Kildare December 25, 1815. They had one son, Stephen, born April 2, 1856, now living on the farm. At the time of his death Mr. O’Connor had 230 acres of land in this township, and a residence and lot in Fayetteville, on Pike street, where Mrs. O’Connor now lives. Mr. O’Connor died January 30, 1879. The family are members of the Catholic Church.

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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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