BROWN COUNTY, OHIO

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TAYLOR, William P.

submitted by Lorraine Hatfield

William P. Taylor, a native of Ireland, was born in 1808; came to Pike township in 1845 and settled on the farm now owned by Daniel Long; after which he purchased the farm now owned by John Day. He was a cooper and manufacturer of chair stuff in connection with farming. He died in 1855 at his last mentioned home and was laid to rest in the burial-grounds at New Harmony. There were four sons and two daughters--Robert, John, James, William, Mary and Sarah. Robert only is a present resident.

The History of Brown County, Ohio Containing A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Brown County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883), 562.

THOMPSON, John M. of Byrd Township

submitted by Yolanda Campbell Lifter

John M. Thompson, insurance agent, Decatur, is the son of J.P. and Amelia Thompson. He was born at Decatur May 20, 1858, and has maintained a residence there ever since. He attended the village schools until 1876, when he entered the Normal School at West Union, then under the superintendence of Prof. W. A. Clark. In 1877, he attended the Normal School at Decatur, under the instruction of Prof. William Stevenson, and fitted himself for a teacher, but has never followed this avocation. He has been variously engaged, and is now in the insurance work.

The History of Brown County, Ohio Containing A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Brown County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883), 304.

THUNY, John B. of Perry Township

submitted by Yolanda Campbell Lifter

John B. Thuny, retired farmer, P.O. Fayetteville, son of John P. and Margaret Thuny, was born in France in 1804. He was married in France, in 1831, to Ann Ferry. In 1846, they came to this country and settled in Clermont County, where they bought twenty-five acres of land, and afterward bought fifty more. In 1851, they sold and came to this township and bought 100 acres of land, one mile southwest of Chasetown. In 1878, he came to Chasetown to lead a retired life; he bought a lot in the village, on which he has erected a comfortable home. They have six children, four of whom were born in France—Augustus, Julien, Joseph, Adeline, Charles and Josephine. The family are members of the Catholic Church.

The History of Brown County, Ohio Containing A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Brown County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883), 146.

TOOLEY, Abraham of Perry Township

submitted by Yolanda Campbell Lifter

Abraham Tooley, farmer, P.O. Woodville, Clermont Co., Ohio, son of Marlin and Elizabeth Tooley, was born in Warren County, Ohio, February 22, 1825. He was married near Goshen, Clermont Co., Ohio, in 1846, to Isabelle, daughter of William Addis, born in Hamilton County, Ohio. They have had six children, five living—Marlin, Thayer, Mary E., Jacob and Julia A. The deceased was named Rebecca. Mr. Tooley came to this township in 1847, and bought thirty acres of land in the northwestern part. He afterward sold and moved to Madison, Ind., where he remained three years, and then returned to this township and bought forty acres of land near his original purchase. He now has a nice little farm of forty-seven acres, forthy-five acres of which are under cultivation. Mr. Tooley has been Supervisor in this township several years.

The History of Brown County, Ohio Containing A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Brown County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883), 146-147.

TRISLER, John of Clark Township

submitted by Yolanda Campbell Lifter

John Trisler (deceased), born in Hagerstown, Md., Dec. 31, 1789, and died Dec. 10, 1880, being ninety years eleven months and eleven days old. His father Michael, when John was about ten years old, moved to Lexington, Ky., and soon after died, leaving John and his brothers to support the family. John Trisler was married in 1811 to Fanny Reed, and came to Lewis Township, Brown County, Ohio, at that time almost an unbroken forest. He, with a few others, erected the little stone church on Shinkle Ridge. In 1825, he lost his first wife, and afterward married Catharine Gray and moved to Tate Township, Clermont County, where he became on of the Charter members of Antioch Church, and where he remained until 1870, when he disposed of his farm and afterward lived with his children. At his death he left thirteen children, ninety-two grandchildren, over one hundred great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. On the 11th of December, grandfather Trisler was interred at Mt. Zion Church.

The History of Brown County, Ohio Containing A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Brown County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883), 194.

TWEED, Marion of Union Township

submitted by Lorraine Hatfield

Marion Tweed, farmer, P.O. Ripley, eldest son of John and Mary Tweed, was born in Union Township September 22, 1836. He passed his early life on his father's farm and received his education in the district schools of his native place... February 5, 1868, he was married to Mariam D. Day, a native of Pleasant Township, and a daughter of Ellis and Mariam D. Day. She was born October 30, 1841. They have one son--Hugh Ellis, born November 11, 1868. He is by occupation an agriculturist, and devotes his chief attention to cultivating tobacco. He raises 10,000 to 21,000 pounds annually.

The History of Brown County, Ohio Containing A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Brown County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1883), 88.

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