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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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LEONARD MOON, farmer, P. O. Buford, Highland County. The subject of this sketch was born in November, 1845, in Clinton County, Ohio; his parents are David and Margaret Moon. He was reared on a farm, and received a fair English education. When about two years old, with his parents, he came to Brown County, Green Township. In September, 1870, he married Lavina J. Kennedy, daughter of James Kennedy, to whom have been born seven children, six of whom are now living — Nellie, Harley, Ettie, Hattie, Frank and Walter. After his marriage he located in Clermont County, where he remained a few years, then returned to Green Township, Brown County, where he at present resides. In connection with his farming, Mr. Moon has a portable saw-mill, and a steam thrasher which he runs during the proper season. He is enterprising and industrious, qualities which are securing for him marked success.

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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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