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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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ALVA MOON, farmer, P. O. Mt. Oreb, son of Samuel and Martha (Routh) Moon, was born in Clark Township, Clinton Co., Ohio, July, 1824. His parents were natives respectively of Randolph and Chatham Counties, N. C. The former was born April 17, 1781, and the latter March 5, 1781; they were married in Tennessee November 5, 1801, and in 1808, came to Clark Township, where the famous “Moon Colony “ located in 1809, and settled in the wilderness, as there were at that time but six cabins within the limits of what is now that township; they had twelve children, eight of whom are living — Joseph R., William R., Asa, Nancy, Joshua, David, George and Alva. Samuel Moon departed from the active scenes of life March 25, 1846. His widow survived him till 1852. The subject of this sketch was reared to man’s estate on the home farm, and received the educational advantages to be had at the district school of those days. On February 20, 1845, he was united in marriage with Delila, daughter of David and Rebecca Sewell; to them have been born ten children — Rebecca E., George S., Samuel, Joseph W., John C., Mattie E., Simeon H., McPherson, Clara M. and Priscilla A. In 1847, he moved from Clinton County to Green Township, Brown County. He was elected, in 1855, Justice of the Peace, but before the expiration of his term of office, he returned to Clinton County, and for five years engaged in the milling business. In the fall of 1862, he removed to Green Township, Brown County, where he at present resides. In 1869, he was elected Land Appraiser and served one term, and in 1873, was elected Justice of the Peace, and served in that capacity six years. Mr. Moon is a member of the Masonic fraternity. His political views are Republican. He owns a well-improved farm of 161 acres.

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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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