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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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W. L. THOMAS, florist, P. O. Augusta, Ky. This gentleman owns and conducts the “Sunny Side Garden” and conservatories. His garden is located on the sunny side of the hill in the Ohio River Valley, opposite Augusta, Ky. The greenhouses are heated by a furnace, and through his taste and energy are made to attract the attention of many passers-by, and receive the custom of many visitors. Mr. Thomas was born in Philadelphia, Penn., January 8, 1842, and is a brother of F. W. Thomas, whose name appears above. When four years of age, his father located in Augusta, Ky., where our subject received most of his education, but since 1854 he has been a resident of Lewis Township. Prior to his marriage, he assisted his father in the wine garden, but since his marriage in 1867, with Louisa Cramer, his attention has been directed as it now is. Mrs. Thomas is a native of Germany, but she has resided in America since early childhood. Of her six children, four are now living. Mr. Thomas is politically a Republican.

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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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