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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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JOHN F. MURPHY, farmer, P. O. Union Plains. The subject of this sketch was born June 23, 1847, in Fayette County, Penn. In 1849, with his parents, Henry and Jane Murphy, he came to Ohio, and they located near Buford, Highland County, for one year, thence located near Danville, where his father died in 1879. His mother yet survives her deceased husband, and is now living in Highland County. They were the parents of four children, three of whom are now living. The subject of this sketch from his youth has been engaged in agricultural pursuits, and received an ordinary common school education. He married Miss Elizabeth Shaffer, by whom he has four children — Foster E., Oscar A., Jessie A. and Henry. For one year subsequent to his marriage, Mr. Murphy lived in Highland County, thence he moved to Adams County, where he remained two years. He then returned to Highland County, where he located eight years. In the spring of 1879, he located in the northern portion of Green Township, Brown County, where he now resides. This gentleman is one of the self-made men of Green Township, having made all he has by his industry and hard work. Politically, his views are Democratic; he is the owner of 193 acres of land.

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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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