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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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DAVID MURPHY, farmer, P. O. Fayetteville, son of Daniel Murphy, was born in Cork County, Ireland, in 1810. He came to this county in 1852, and bought fifty acres of land on Solomon’s Run. He has been a hard-working, industrious man and is highly respected by the community in which he dwells. By industry and economy, he has added to his little farm till he now has over 200 acres of fine land, one and one-half miles northeast of Fayetteville. He was married in Ireland before coming to this country to Hannah O’Connell, by whom he has four children — Daniel, John, Hannah and Katie. He has been Trustee of this township one year. 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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