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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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WALKER MEFFORD, minister, Russellville, was born April 22, 1834, in Brown County, Ohio. His parents were Joshua and Susan (Hodkins) Mefford. He was reared to manhood on a farm, and received an ordinary English education. On March 17, 1853, he married Martha A. Mitchell, daughter of George Mitchell, by whom he has three children, viz.: Lucinda E., Frank J. and Martha P. Shortly after his marriage he moved to a farm in Jefferson Township, where he remained perhaps ten years. In 1863, he moved to Russellville, where he still resides. He has engaged in various pursuits until 1879, in which year he opened a hardware store at Russellville. He is a member of the Christian Church at Russellville, for which denomination he has officiated as pastor since 1875. He is a self-made man; not having had the opportunity to attend college, but being determined, to fill a position, by which he might benefit his fellowmen, he began a course of hard study at home, when the toils and cares of the day were over. After making himself thoroughly familiar with the necessary requirements, he was duly admitted into the Southern Ohio Conference as an ordained minister. He has been successful in business, owing to his industry, perseverance and determination to succeed. He is well worthy the esteem shown him by the society in which he moves.

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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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