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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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GEORGE T. HORINE, farmer; P. O. Castine; one of the old residents of Butler Township; his father, Jacob Horine, came to Darke Co. from Maryland, in 1836, and settled in Sec. 27, Butler Township; he is a descendant of Adam Horine, who came from Germany to the New World in the colonial days, and was the first white person to cross the mountains with his family, into the Middletown Valley, in Maryland; he purchased land there, at that time, of King George, for 3 cents per acre; he was the father of Tobias Horine, who was the father of Jacob Horine, the father of George Horine. The subject of this sketch remained with his parents until 23 years of age, receiving but little education. His marriage with Miss Eliza Stout was solemnized March 6, 1853; she is a daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Meckley) Stout, natives of Lehigh Co., Penn.; Eliza was born in Pickaway Co., Ohio, Jan. 29, 1836. After his marriage, Mr. Horine farmed his father’s place for several years; in 1866, he purchased the farm upon which they now reside; during the thirteen years that have followed, very material improvements have been made; the farm now consists of 220 acres, in Sec. 28, with a neat, commodious brick building, and other improvements to correspond, which makes a very desirable home. Mr. Horine is a substantial, respected citizen; is a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Brethren Church; both he and his estimable wife are worthy members of the church, and useful members of society; they are the parents of five sons, viz.: Jacob W., born Dec. 30, 1853; Franklin E, born Jan. 27, 1859, died Feb. 26, 1859); Joseph N., born Dec. 18, 1859; William C., born April 11, 1864, and John W., born July 29, 1867; the last three are attending school; Jacob W. is married and resides on his lather’s farm.

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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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