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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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  Perry Twp. -
JAMES NEAD, farmer, P. O. St. Martin's, son of John and Mary (Crone) Nead, was born in Cincinnati May 8, 1837.  His father died when he was eight months old.  His mother again married to John T. Owens, and in 1844 they came to Fayetteville, this township, and opened a general store. In 1860, James moved to St. Martin's on a piece of land owned by his mother.  He now has ninety-two acres at St. Martin's and 204 acres on the East Fork of the Little Miami, where he has built a fine residence and made considerable other improvements.  He is a member of the Catholic Church of St. Martin's.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page  144
  Pike Twp.
JOHN NEAL, farmer, P. O. Surryville, was born in Brown County, Ohio, Dec. 14, 1827, and is a son of William and Jane Neal who were both natives of Virginia.  William emigrated to Ohio and settled in Clark Township, Brown County, in 1817, where he remained until his death, which occurred in 1874; his wife is still living.  They were married in 1819 and were the parents of eight children, of whom seven are living.  John  is the second son and fourth child.  He was united in marriage with Sarah Jane Kennedy, Mar. 14, 1855.  He engaged in farming for himself at twenty-three years of age; thus he continued for five years, when he was married and moved on his father's farm.  He remained there until 1876, when he bought twenty-one acres of land where he now resides, and has since added, until he owns 120 acres in the home farm, which is in a high state of cultivation, with excellent buildings erected on the same.  He acquired a common school education.  Mr. and Mrs. Neal are the parents of five children, of whom four survive - Charles Eugene, William B., Jessie Belle and John R.  Mr. Neal is a very sociable gentleman, of pleasing address and manners, an agreeable neighbor and a good citizen.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page  219
  Pike Twp. -
R. B. NEAL, farmer, P. O. New Harmony, was born in Clark Township, Brown County, Ohio, Apr. 28, 1855, and is a son of William and Susan (Dean) Neal, who were united in marriage in 1854.  R. B. Neal is a promising young farmer of Pike Township.  He acquired his education in the common schools.  He was united in marriage with Rosilie Liming, Apr. 18, 1877; soon after his marriage, he engaged in farming for himself on his father's farm, and thus he has ever since continued.  He clerked in his father's store for three years prior to his marriage.  Mr. and Mrs. Neal are the parents of two children - Orin and Ida.  He and his wife are a worthy young couple, loved and respected by all who have had the pleasure of their acquaintance.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page  219
  Clark Twp. -
SANFORD NEAL, farmer, P. O. Hamersville, was born in Clark Township, this county, December 10, 1834.  He is the son of William and Jane (Brooks) Neal, who are spoken of in the sketch of William Neal.  The subject of this sketch was reared and educated in Clark Township, and is now one of its most enterprising and successful farmers.  He has made farming the business of his life, and now owns a farm of 240 acres.  In 1857, he married Margaret Reed, a native of Clermont County, by whom he has had eight children, viz.:  Emily J., now the wife of F. P. Liming; John R. Sarah L., William A., Benjamin Wade, Van Butler, Edmond and OraMr. Neal makes a study of his life occupation, and has met with success in most of his undertakings.  His wife is a member of the M. E. Church.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page  188
  Clark Twp. -
WILLIAM NEAL, merchant and farmer, P. O. Hamersville, was born in Clark Township, Brown County, Ohio, Dec. 26, 1829.  His father, William Neal, was a native of Virginia, of English descent, and a son of parents that emigrated to Brown County in 1810; his mother, Jane (Brooks) Neal, was a native of Kentucky, and also of English descent; her parents emigrated to Brown County in 1805.  Our subject was reared on a farm, and received a common school education; he opened a store on his farm, in which he keeps a general stock, and in which he has carried on business very successfully since 1848.  He was married, in 1855, to Susan Dean, a native of Brown County, by whom he has had eleven children, viz., R. B., Rebecca J., Augustus, Clement, William, Sanford, Lee, Mary, Ellis, Pearl and Iva L.  Mr. Neal owns a good farm, and is now one of the Justices of the Peace for his township.  His reputation for honesty and fair dealing promise him a liberal patronage as long as he continues in business.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page  188
  Huntington Twp. -
N. W. NEEL, farmer and ex-commissioner, P. O. Decatur, born in Huntington Tp., near the place where he now resides, in the year 1827; he is a son of Samuel and Mary Jane (Ousler) Neel, early settlers.  The early life of our subject was passed on the farm, and when of proper age, he took up blacksmithing, which he followed in conjunction with farming for about twenty years.  He received only a limited education in the district schools, which has been developed by observation in later life.  He was married, Apr. 4, 1850, to Miss Jemima, the daughter of William and Massie Bryant, of Adams County, Ohio.  After his marriage, he settled in Byrd Township, just opposite to his present place of residence, where he resided for six years, after which he removed to and settled on his present place of residence.  He owns eighty-eight and one-fourth acres of land on Eagle Creek, in the Northern extremity of the township.  He has been officially connected with his township, in which he has served in the capacity of Trustee two terms.  In 1879, he was elected a Commissioner of the county, in which capacity he has satisfactorily discharged the requirements of the office.  He is a member of the F. & A. M. Lodge, No. 149, of Aberdeen.  To Mr. and Mrs. E., Massie J., Amanda, William S., and Eliza.  The deceased are Thomas, Serena and an infant.  Politically he is a Democrat, and has voted with that party upon all questions at issue.
Source: The History of Brown County Ohio - Chicago - W. H. Beers & Co. - 1883 - Page  172

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