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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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ERASTUS S. MOORHEAD, farmer, P. O. Williamsburg, was born in Ohio October 10, 1841. He is a son of Fergus and Jane (Walker) Moorhead. Fergus was born in Pennsylvania, of German and Irish descent, and Jane Walker was a native of Ohio; his father came to Ohio about the year 1800. The subject of this sketch was raised on a farm until twenty years old, when, in August, 1861, he enlisted in the Twenty-seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was assigned to the Western Division, and participated in the following general engagements, viz.: New Madrid, Mo.; Island No. 10; Farmington, Miss.; Corinth, Miss.; was then sent on detached service; was captured at Holly Springs, paroled on the ground and sent to Columbus, Ohio, where he remained about six months, when he was exchanged, and again joined the regiment at Memphis, Miss. He was veteranized December 31, 1863. He was in the battle of Decatur, Ala., and soon after was sent to the hospital sick, but rejoined the regiment before Atlanta, and participated in that siege, and was in innumerable skirmishes and in line at the grand review at Washington, D. C. He was discharged, came home and was married, October 11, 1865, to Nancy A., daughter of Greenwood K. and Corintha A. (Newton) Davidson, of Cincinnati. He lived in Hamilton County eight years; then came here and bought a farm of 175 acres, where he and his very lady-like wife are enjoying life and wanting for nothing.

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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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