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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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GEORGE W. MEFFORD, farmer, P. O. Ripley, son of George and Polly Mefford, was born in Union Township October 24, 1824. He was brought up on his father’s farm and educated in the district schools of his native place. February 21, 1847, he was married to Rachel D. Burgett, a daughter of Abram and Rebecca Burgett. Mrs. Mefford, a native of Union Township, was born January 6, 1822. Of nine children by this union, five are living — Mahala B., born January 7, 1848; Mary M., born December 18, 1851 (wife of Fred. Seipelt); James B. W., born September 13, 1853, married January 17, 1876, to Mary L. Glaze, and has four children — Estella A., Ina F., Elbert F. and Osmer W.; William D., born February 13, 1862; and Eda G., born April 16, 1868 ; Rebecca E., born September 20, 1850, died November 29, 1876; Amanda E., born August 2, 1855, died November 2, 1874; Clara A., born October 8, 1857, died January 28, 1879, and Effa J., born August 1, 1859, died January 31, 1867. In 1845, Mr. Mefford bought his present farm, which contains 99 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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