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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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SAMUEL HORINE, farmer; P. O. New Madison. Is another of that pioneer family of Jacob and Elizabeth Horine; was born in the Middletown Valley, Md., Oct. 24, 1832, and was about 4 years of age when his parents came West; he grew to manhood here in Butler Township before the days of good schools and graveled roads, and necessarily became experimentally acquainted with many of the hardships and privations of the early settlers. He was married June 19, 1859, to Sarah A. Detro, daughter of Elias Detro, an early resident of Darke Co.; she was born in the Middletown Valley, Md., April 26, 1840, and came with her parents to Darke Co., in the latter part of the same year; after their marriage, they first lived near what is now Rossville; in the year 1867, he purchased, and they removed to, the farm where they now reside, where he has built a fine, commodious house and otherwise improved the place; he now has 80 acres of fine land in a good state of cultivation, the last tax valuation being $5,000. Mr. and Mrs. Horine are both worthy members of the U. B. Church, and respected, substantial people; they are the parents of six children, all sons, three of whom are living.

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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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