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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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THOMAS KELLY, farmer, P. O. St. Martin’s, son of Dennis and Catherine Kelly, was born in Waterford County, Ireland, in 1811. He came to this country when quite a young man, and was married in Cincinnati in 1832, to Catherine Rock, a native of Ireland. They had six children, four now living — Michael, now in Newton, Kan.; Mary, a nun in the Convent of St. Martin’s, entered December 8, 1858; John, who now farms the homestead, was married in 1869, to Catherine Huber. They have six children — Thomas, Mary, John A., Henry, Margaret and Robert A. Mr. Kelly came to this township about 1836, to the farm where he now lives, having bought 100 acres several years before; he now has 134 ½ acres, over 100 of which are under cultivation. His wife died in 1860. The family are members of the Catholic Church. His son John was in the war of the rebellion, served six months in Company B, Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and Company C, same regiment two years and ten months.

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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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