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HISTORY OF BROWN COUNTY, OHIO
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.
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Published:  Chicago:  W. H. Beers & Co.
1883
 

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  Pike Twp. -
I. N. JACOBS, farmer, P. O. New Harmony, was born in Brown County, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1846, and is a son of Alfred Jacobs, who is a native of Brown County.  I. N. Jacobs was united in marriage with Miranda Wilson Aug. 4, 1867; soon after their marriage, he began farming for himself; thus he has continued for fourteen years.  He acquired a common school education.  Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs are the parents of two children - Lillie R., born May 25, 1870, and Nellie M., born Aug. 3, 1881.  He and his wife are a worthy young couple, and highly respected by every one who knows them.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page  218
  Pleasant Twp. -
W. J. JACOBS, Auditor of Brown County, Georgetown, was born in Pleasant Township; this county, Oct. 8, 1846.  His father was Alfred Jacobs, a life resident of Brown County, and a farmer by occupation.  He married Rebecca Ellis who departed this life Jan. 16, 1853, aged twenty-eight years and eight months.  He was subsequently joined in marriage to America Ellsberry, who is also deceased.  His present wife was Amanda Wrastler.  Three sons and three daughters were born to the first union, two sons and two daughters to the second one, and five children to the present union.  Of these, eleven are now living.  The subject of this notice was reared on the home farm, attending the National Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio, where he took a six months' business course.  He was book-keeper in a woolen mill in Clermont County during 1869, and in the Georgetown Woolen Mills for three years.  From May, 1874, to January, 1878, he was employed as clerk in the grocery of Adam Stephen.  In the latter month, he was appointed Deputy to E. E. Roey, Auditor of Brown County, which position he acceptably filled till October, 1880, when he was elected Auditor on the Democratic ticket.  Mr. Jacobs is a member of Confidence Lodge, No. 307, I. O. O. F.  He was married, Jan. 2, 1877, to Lucy, daughter of N. A. Waterman of Pleasant Township.  They have two children - Anna and Nellie.  Mrs. Jacobs is a member of the New Light Church. 
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page  22
  Clark Twp. -
JOEL J. JONES, wagon-maker, Hamersville, was born in Clermont Co., Ohio, July 25, 1844.  He is the son of Joseph and Ruth Ellen (Nicewarner) Jones, natives respectively of Ohio and Maryland.  The subject of this sketch received a common school education, and at the age of eighteen years commenced working at the carpenter's trade, which he followed eight yeas.  He then took up the wagon-maker's trade, at which he has continued.  He is a natural mechanic, and having learned blacksmithing ,he is now able to do all the work about a wagon.  In 1865, he married Margaret Davis, daughter of John Davis, a farmer of this township.  To them, were born four children, viz.:  Mary Ellen, Joseph John, Cyrus L. and Virginia Elzina.  Mr. Jones is a Democrat, and with his wife, a member of the Christian Church.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page  185
  Pleasant Twp. -
W. J. JONES, Auditor of Brown County

Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page  22

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