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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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WILSON T. PURDIN, farmer, P. O. Russellville, was born January 25, 1845, in Byrd Township, Brown County, Ohio; he is the son of Noble and Sarepta (Smith) Purdin. His grandparents, James W. and Hulda Purdin, were among the pioneers of Brown County. Wilson T. was reared to manhood and farm, and received but a limited education; having selected for his affianced, Miss Rachel E. Moore, an estimable lady of superior intellectual capacity, who was born December 4, 1846, their nuptials were celebrated November 27, 1870. She is the daughter of Moses (deceased) and Keziah Moore, of Jefferson Township, Brown County. To them have been born three children, viz., Mary E., Ella L. and Sarah L. In the autumn of 1875, he bought the farm on which he at present resides, located on Eagle Creek, in the eastern portion of Jefferson Township. He is continually making improvements about his farm, which is in a fine state of cultivation, and contains 138 acres. He is a member of the Christian Church at Russellville.

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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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