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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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ANTHONY MELARD, farmer, P. O. Fayetteville, is one of Perry Township’s wealthiest and most prominent farmers. He is the son of James and Ann (Gooey) Melard, was born in France in 1812. His parents came to this country in 1831 and settled in this township, where they purchased 143 acres of fine land two miles southwest of Fayetteville, where they both died - his father in 1863 and his mother in 1857. Mr. Melard was married in this township in 1848, to Catherine Dufau, a native of France, by whom he has two daughters, born in this township — Elizabeth and Adeline. Mr. Melard received of his parents eighty acres of land to begin life, and has been very successful. He now has a fine farm of 300 acres of land where he resides, beside considerable other real estate in Fayetteville and surrounding country. The family are members of the Catholic Church.

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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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