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Below is a family biography included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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ALFRED ROBESON, farmer; P.O. Arcanum; the subject of this sketch is the son of Andrew Robeson, and grandson of John Robeson, who were early settlers of Butler Township; Alfred was born in Butler Township, in 1841, and has always lived in the neighborhood of his birth; he remained on the farm with his parents during his youth, and began teaching in winter when about 18 years of age, and continued winter, teaching and cropping, etc., during the summer for about ten years; he purchased his present farm which contains 120 acres. He was married in 1868 to Nancy Clarke; she is the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Clarke, formerly residents of Butler Township but now of Arcanum; they began domestic life, soon after their marriage, on the farm, in Sec. 35, where they now reside; Mr. Robeson is a life-resident of Darke Co., and, although a young man, is already one of its substantial citizens; he is a worthy member of the Masonic Order, and she is a worthy member of the Reformed Church, and both are respected members of society.

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This family biography is one of 659 biographies included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Darke County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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