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HISTORY OF CLERMONT & BROWN COUNTIES, OHIO
By Byron Williams
1913
 
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CHAMBERS BAIRD.  One of the prominent citizens of Ripley, Ohio, and members of the bar of Brown county is Mr. Chambers Baird.  He was born in Ripley in 1860, in the family home in which he now resides.  He is the only son of Major Chambers Baird, who was born in Adams county, in 1811 and located in Ripley in 1834, where he died in 1887, and who during his lifetime was a leading lawyer and prominently identified with the banking and business interests of the town and county.
     Mr. Baird is a graduate of the Ripley High School, 1876, of Harvard College, 1882, and of the Cincinnati Law School, 1884.  He served as mayor of Ripley two terms, 1902-1906, and was also United States Referee in Bankruptcy for four years, 1898 -1902.  He is a able lawyer and man of business, who has taken an active part in public affairs and has connected with various financial interests and enterprises.  He is a man of fine character, good ability and wide scholarship, who has found pleasure in books and literary work and has written much for publication in papers and magazines.  He has also delivered many addresses on literary, historical and political subjects.
     In politics he is a Progressive Republican and has been active in party work and councils.
     Mr. Baird is a member of the Masonic order of other societies and clubs.
     Mr. Baird married Miss Jeanette Gilliland in 1889, and they have three children, two sons and a daughter.  Mr. Baird enjoys a large general practice, and the confidence of all who know him. 
* Source:  History of Clermont & Brown Counties, Ohio - Volume II - By Byron Williams - 1913 - Page 82
MAJOR CHAMBERS BAIRD.  Of the men have passed from this life, whose record for good citizenship entitles them to honorable mention in these volumes, is numbered Major Chambers Baird, of Ripley, Ohio.  He was a man of affairs and one who wielded a wide influence, his opinions doing much to mold public thought and action.  In all his public work Major Baird was actuated by a spirit of direct and immediate serviceableness and his labors in behalf of his town and county were far-reaching and beneficial.  The birth of Chambers Baird occurred at Sandy Springs, Adams county, Ohio, July 25, 1811, and his death at Ripley, Brown county, Ohio, Mar. 20, 1887.  He was a son of Judge Moses Baird, an Ohio pioneer of Scotch-Irish Presbyterian stock who came from Washington county, Pennsylvania, and settled at Sandy Springs in 1790.
     Chambers Baird was reared on the home farm on the Ohio river, opposite Vanceburg, Ky., his home until he reached the age of nineteen years,  when, in 1830, he became a student in the Ripley College, with his cousin, Stephen R. Riggs, afterward a noted minister and missionary among the Dakota Indians, as classmate.  This college closing in 1832, they entered Jefferson College, in Pennsylvania, and graduated from that institution of learning in the year of 1834.
     After his graduation, Mr. Baird read law at Ripley with the Hon. Archibald Leggett and Col. Francis Taylor, formerly of Kentucky, and was admitted to the bar in November, 1836.  He became widely known as a general practitioner, as a keen business man, and prominent citizen.
     In 1837 Major Baird was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann Campbell, of Ripley, who passed from this life in 1844.  On May 6, 1845, Maj. Chambers Baird was united in marriage to Miss Judith Anne Leggett, only daughter of Mr. A. Leggett, who had married two daughters of Col. Taylor.  Mr. Baird still resides (1913) at Ripley and is the other of five children who were born to her union with Major Baird.  Of the five children, three died in infancy, and those living are: Florence C., now Mrs. J. J. McCardy of Los Angeles, Cal., and Chambers Baird, a prominent lawyer of Ripley.
     It is almost impossible for a man of Major Baird's character and ability to avoid prominence in politics and he took an active part in political life, first as a Whig, and later as a strong Republican and anti-slavery man.  In 1855 he was elected State Senator from Brown and Clermont counties; in 1856 he was a delegate to the first National Republican convention which nominated Fremont. Later, he was delegate to many other conventions, and was a trusted leader of the Republican party in his State and county.
     In 1860 he took a prominent part in the election of President Lincoln and at the out break of the Civil War was among the foremost speakers for the Union.  He was an intimate friend of Senator Sherman, Secretary Chase, Governor Dennison and other prominent men.  His age, fifty years, prevented him from entering active military service, but he was appointed provost marshal by the Governor and was intrusted  with the responsible duty of organizing a defense of the Ohio border.  With his accustomed energy Major Baird at once set about organizing minute men and military companies, and later, in 1863, accepted an appointment as paymaster in the United States army, with the rank of major, being first assigned to the Army of the Cumberland, with headquarters at Louisville, Ky.  He was later removed to Washington, where he was a resident with Lincoln was assassinated.  He paid the Union troops returned from southern prisons, at Annapolis, and was mustered out July 1, 1866, after three years of service.  During the period in which he was paymaster, Major Baird handled many millions of money without the loss of one cent.
     Community affairs were ever of deep interest to Major Baird and his services could always be secured to further any movement for the public good.  He was a director of the First National bank of Ripley and later was president of Citizens' National Bank.  He was president of the Ripley Gas Company from its organization in 1860 until his death.  For years he was an active member of the Ripley Fair Company and also of the Ripley Saw Mill and Lumber Company.  He was an investor in various other local and outside enterprises.  He declined a number of nominations and appointments to honorable offices, among them a judgeship in the Supreme Court of Ohio, not wishing to leave his home and profession.
     Major Baird possessed one of the largest libraries of law books and miscellaneous works in southern Ohio.  His home was one of culture and refinement and beauty.  In religious matters he was an active member, trustee and elder of the Presbyterian church, and for many years was a teacher of the Bible class and a delegate to the Presbytery and Synod.  He always give liberally to all branches of church work, contributing not only financially, but taking a personal interest and rendering active, faithful service.
     While Maj. Chambers Baird was of the highest type of professional man and enterprising man of business, he was first of all a good citizen.  His championship of the right and his settled convictions, from which he could not be swerved, made him a leader of no little power.  In his professional life as a lawyer and in business he was conscientious, kind hearted and generous, careful and accurate; in public life he possessed the sterling qualities which command respect, while in the seclusion of home and in the social circle he displayed those winning traits which make human affection little less than divine. 
* Source:  History of Clermont & Brown Counties, Ohio - Volume II - By Byron Williams - 1913 ~ Page  157
JUDGE G. BAMBACH, a man of remarkable personality and of signal achievement in both business and political life, is one of the citizens of Brown county, Ohio, whose useful and eventful career has been of such character as to bring this section into prominence.  Judge G. Bambach has filled the office of judge of common pleas court of the first subdivision of the Fifth judicial district, composed of the counties of Brown and Clermont, since 1907, the term expiring in February, 1913.  The birth of Judge G. Bambach occurred Dec. 21, 1840, in the capital of Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, then an independent State, but now a part of the German empire.  His parents were G. and Barbara (Bortzmeyer) Bambach.
     G. Bambach, Senior
, was born in 1812, in Gross Gerau, Germany, near the city of Darmstadt, in which city he located later in life.  He was in the Revolution of 1849, which caused him to become a refugee and to fly, with his family, to America in August of that same year.  He located at Levanna, Brown county, Ohio, where he engaged in the vineyard business.  His demise occurred at the home of his son, Judge G. Bambach, near Ripley, Ohio, in May 1890.  His business career was one of honesty and integrity and successful endeavor.  His burial took place at Ripley, Ohio.
     Barbara (Bortzmeyer) Bambach was born in 1807, in Alsace, one of the French provinces, and passed away in February, 1871.  She became the mother of two children:
     G. Bambach, the future judge and the subject of this mention.
     Barbara, who was born in 1844, became the wife of George Hanstein and died at Levanna, Ohio, in 1869.
     The future judge attended the schools in the land of his nativity until his parents immigrated to America, when he became a student of the public schools in Brown county.  Later he entered a private school at Cincinnati and, following his graduation from this institution, began the study of medicine, graduating from the Ohio Medical College in 1860.  Pursuing his education further and along different lines, our subject entered upon the study of law, graduating from the Cincinnati Law School in the class of 1862, being immediately admitted to the bar.
     The marriage of Mr. Bambach to Miss Margaret Hanstein occurred Sept. 18, 1862.  She was born in 1839 at Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, a daughter of Frederick and Margaret Hanstein, both natives of Hesse-Darmstadt.  They came to America in 1856, locating at Cincinnati.  Mr. Hanstein was in the civil service of the State of Darmstadt and after coming to America he retired because of being afflicted with rheumatism.  In the family of Frederick Hanstein and wife were five children, two of whom are living:
     Margaret, the wife of Judge Bambach.
     George,
who married Barbara Bambach, sister of Judge Bambach.
     Judge G. and Mrs. Bambach
are the parents of the following children:
     Anna M., who became the wife of Dr. George B. Twitchell, of Cincinnati, is interested in woman suffrage and has lectured in Wisconsin on the subject.
     G. G., cashier of the First National Bank of Bethel, Ohio.
     Olga is the wife of Albert H. Caine, of Cincinnati.
     Ida is a resident of Cincinnati.
     Elizabeth B. is Mrs. Louis Reniert, of Columbus, Ohio.
     Ernest E., of Cincinnati, Ohio, is associated with the E. D. Woodard Company.  He married Inez Thompson.
     Julia,
a teacher of music, is at home with her parents.
     Mr. and Mrs. Bambach raised the little daughter of their sister and brother, Mr. and Mrs. Hanstein, the latter having passed from this life when the little girl, Helen, was very small.  She is now the wife of C. H. Twitchell and resides in Cincinnati.
     All of the children are graduates of Ripley High School, including the niece.
     In the fall of 1862 Mr. Bambach was appointed assistant surgeon of the Eightieth Ohio Volunteer infantry and served in that regiment until the fall of Vicksburg, after which he returned to his home in Brown county, Ohio.  He entered at once upon the practice of his profession and, with the exception of one year spent at work on account of his health, he has practiced continuously in Ohio.  He rapidly made friends and gained clients and successfully followed his profession for so many years that he gained the confidence and good will of his fellow citizens, which resulted in his election to the bench.  Well versed in the law, he has given as complete satisfaction on the bench as at the bar, and was his party's choice for re-election as judge of the common pleas court, but he declined the candidacy because of the time necessary to be away from home in filling the office and as he has passed the seventy-second milestone on life's journey, he desires to live a more quiet life.  The Republican party, whose principles he advocates, has once nominated Judge Bambach for State Senator and once as Representative, and also nominated him judge of the probate court.  He has served his party in the local office of township trustee and, being interested in all educational affairs, has served on the board of directors.  The first vote cast for President of the United States, by our subject, was for President Lincoln in his second term.
     Judge G. Bambach has been financially interested in many business enterprises of Brown county, one of these being the Ripley National Bank, of which he has filled the office of vice president.  He also assisted in the organization the piano factory of Ripley, being its president during its existence, and of the shoe factory, of which he was also president.
     In fraternal circles Judge Bambach is a member of the Masonic lodge and of the Grand Army of the Republic.
     Since the year of 1881 Judge Bambach has resided on his farm near Ripley, and his home has ever been a place of social gathering for the friends and acquaintances of the family.  He is considered a gentleman among gentlemen and is recognized as one of the southern Ohio's best citizens.  He is broad in his views and liberal to all with whom he is associated.  He will inconvenience himself to do a kindly act to one deserving of his consideration.  Such citizens as Judge Bambach and his family are a great credit and blessing to any community.
* Source:  History of Clermont & Brown Counties, Ohio - Volume II - By Byron Williams - 1913 ~ Page  172
MRS. HELEN BEASLEY, widow of the late John Beasley, resides three miles from Ripley, Ohio, on a beautiful farm on the Ripley and Hillsboro pike, Union township, Brown county, Ohio.  Mrs. Beasley is held in high esteem in and about Ripley, and in this section she has spent her life thus far.  She is a daughter of John M. and Mary (Baird) West.
     John M. West
was born Byrd township, Brown county, Ohio, April 10, 1832, and resided on the home farm where his birth occurred until his death, July 15, 1873.  He was a son of John M. West, who was a native of Virginia and came to Brown county in pioneer days, locating in Byrd township, and there remained until his demise at the age of eighty-five years.
     Mary (Baird) West was born in Jefferson township, Brown county, Ohio, in 1844, and died in 1898, and was a daughter of John Baird, who was an early settler of the county.  To her union with John M. West, five children were born:
     George B., who was born July 14, 1852, has resided at the old home farm in Boyd township and followed the occupation of farming.  In later years, he has resided with his sister, Mrs. Beasley.
     Levina
became the wife of Samuel Edinfield, a father of Jefferson township.
     Joseph E., has been a resident farmer of Nebraska for the past twenty-five years.  He has reared a nice family.
     Helen, our subject, married John Beasley, who died in 1903, at the age of forty-nine years.  They were the parents of two children:  Grace, a graduate of the Ripley High School, class of 1913; and Nellie J., who died in 1905 at the age of eight years.
     William Rufus, operates the old home place in Byrd township.
     The politics of the family is mainly Democratic.
     Mrs. Beasley and her brother, Mr. West, reside on the farm in Union township, and are progressive farmers along general lines.
     In religious belief, Mrs. Beasley and the family are members of the Christian church, as were also her parents.  Mrs. Beasley is well known in Brown county and her home is always open for the entertainment of her friends and neighbors.
* Source:  History of Clermont & Brown Counties, Ohio - Volume II - By Byron Williams - 1913 ~ Page  494
S. CARY BEASLEYMr. S. Cary Beasley, one of the best known citizens of Brown county, is a representative farmer and stock raiser of Union township, where he owns a nicely improved and productive farm.  He is a native of Brown county, his birth having taken place on June 12, 1865, his parents being Stephen Alfred and Nancy J. (Cluxton) Beasley.
     Jeptha Beasley, great-grandfather of Mr. Beasley of this mention, with his brothers, John, Benjamin and Nathaniel, left their native State of Virginia and came down the Ohio river in 1789.  John Beasley settled and remained in Kentucky, while the others came on to Brown county. Jeptha settled in Union township in 1798; Benjamin settled on what is known as Beasley's Run in 1796, and was the first settler in Huntington township; Nathaniel located at Decatur.  They were prosperous in their various lines of endeavor, and were a credit to their father, Benjamin Beasley, a soldier of the Revolutionary war, whose gallant service won much admiration and praise.
     John Beasley, a son of Jeptha Beasley, was a justice of the peace for eighteen years in Union township, and married many couples.  He was a cousin of the late Squire Massie Beasley of Aberdeen, Ohio, who is reputed to have married some seventeen hundred couples during his service as justice of the peace.  John Beasley married Miss Matilda Hamer, of a noted family of pioneers of Brown county.
     Stephen Alfred Beasley was born May 1, 1825, and departed this life Apr. 14, 1910, his parents being John and Matilda (Hamer) Beasley.  He was an energetic and prosperous farmer, which business he made his life occupation.  He was in favor of the principles of the Republican party to which he gave his support during his entire life.  Although his parents raised him in the belief of the Christian church, he later embraced the faith of the Methodist church.  He was also a member of the Union Lodge, No. 71, Free and Accepted Masons.
     Nancy J. (Cluxton) Beasley was born in Adams county, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1832, and still resides on the home farm, enjoying most excellent health for one of hear years.  She is a daughter of John and Nancy (Page) Cluxton.
     John Cluxton was born in County Down about 1790 and came with his parents to the great America when about nine years of age, or about 1800.  His father passed away during the year of their arrival in Pennsylvania, and his mother brought the family west to Adams county, Ohio, where she died.  The death of John Cluxton occurred in Adams county in 1852.
     Nancy (Page) Cluxton was born in Pennsylvania, at Connellsville, which town her maternal grandfather, Zachariah Connells, laid out on land which he owned.  Her parents were Rev. William and Mary (Connells) Page, the former of whom was a minister of the Methodist church and during his ministry assisted in the organization of many churches in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
     Stephen Alfred and Nancy J. (Cluxton) Beasley became the parents of four children:
     Adeline, who was the wife of John Garrett, of Toledo, Ohio, died in 1896, leaving two children, Orville and Raymond.
     Miss Celestia
is at home.
     John, whose death took place Nov. 5, 1904, left a family, whose sketch will appear elsewhere on these pages.
     Samuel Cary, the subject of this review.
     The details which have reached us concerning the boyhood and early youth of Mr. Beasley indicate that he was favored with the best educational advantages which his native locality afforded, and that he was reared in a home where frugality was encouraged and moral virtues extolled.
     In 1891, Mr. Beasley was united in marriage to Miss Hattie Martin, of Union township, a daughter of Samuel P. Martin. The family circle of Mr. and Mrs. Beasley consists of two children:
     Esther Rae, who after graduating from the Ripley High School, spent two years at the Ohio Wesleyan University, taking a course in art, giving especial attention to china painting.
     Martha, who is also a graduate of the Ripley High School, is at home, as is also her sister.
     The family home has been the present one since the year of 1889, the old home having been near the Mt. Air school house, in the eastern part of Union township, where Mr. Beasley was born.  The present home was formerly the George Snedecker place, and was later owned by Lovell and Greenleaf Pickerell.  The property is finely improved, Mr. Beasley and his father having done a great deal of it.  Mr. Beasley devotes his time to general farming, raising grain and tobacco in connection with the raising of good stock.
     Mr. Beasley gives his political support to the progressive Republican party, and is well informed on all questions of public interest.
     Mr. and Mrs. Beasley and their daughters are active members of the Methodist church, to which they give liberally of their means.
     Mr. S. Cary Beasley is the last of the name now living in this section, where his forebears were among this pioneers.  He is an exemplary citizen in both public and private life, and his friendly attitude to all his won him much esteem and admiration.
* Source:  History of Clermont & Brown Counties, Ohio - Volume II - By Byron Williams - 1913 ~ Page
 501
FRANK E. BOYDMr. Frank E. Boyd, general manager of the People's Coal Company, of Ripley, Ohio, has occupied the present position since July, 1910, to the entire satisfaction of his employers.  The company is owned by Mr. J. T. Hatfield of Covington, Ky., Mr. Fred Eversbach, of Pomeroy, Ohio, and Mr. Gottlieb Hardwig, of Cincinnati, and does the largest retail business on the Ohio river, with the exception of the cities.
     Frank E. Boyd was born at Levanna, Brown county, Ohio, Feb. 10, 1871, and is a son of the late Capt. Charles W. and Margaret Frances (McMeekin) Boyd.  The latter was a native of Adams county, Ohio.  Her death occurred May 12, 1897, at the age of sixty years.  She was a devout member of the Christian church.
     Capt. Charles W. Boyd was born in Lewis county, Kentucky, in 1834, and died in 1894.  He was a very active and successful business man and conducted a lumber saw mill and boat building business at Ripley, Levanna and Higginsport, Ohio.  In his hater years he was active in politics and served as deputy collector of internal revenue under President Harrison.  Upon coming to Brown county, Captain Boyd became associated with his uncle, Samuel Horn, a merchant and boatman, for some time.  After becoming thoroughly familiar with this line of business he purchased the business from his uncle and conducted it with the assistance of the brother, Samuel, who is now in the lumber business in Cincinnati.  The firm operated under the name of C. W. & S. G.
   
 The fraternal relations of Mr. Boyd include the Blue Lodge and Chapter of the Masonic order, of Ripley, and the Modern Woodmen of America, of Ripley.
     Mr. Boyd has a membership with the Christian church, while Mrs. Boyd is a member of the Presbyterian church.
* Source:  History of Clermont & Brown Counties, Ohio - Volume II - By Byron Williams - 1913 ~ Page
 487
JOHN BUCHANANMr. John Buchanan, who owns one of the best and most highly cultivated farms, consisting of one hundred and fifty-eight acres, on the Ripley & Bradyville pike in Huntington township, Brown county, Ohio, possesses the respect and esteem of the entire community in which he lives.  He was born July 2, 1853, in Huntington township, and is a son of Thomas and Ellen (Hiett) Buchanan a more extended mention of whom appears on another page of this history.
     The boyhood and youth of Mr. John Buchanan was spent on the farm of his father and as the years passed became proficient in all the details of farm life under his father's instruction.  He received a good education in the schools of his native county.
     Mr. Buchanan was united in marriage, Jan. 16, 1876 to Miss Emily C. Riggs, who was born in Moundsville, W. Va., but whose childhood was spent the Huntington township, where her parents, Mathias and Catherine Ann (Cooper) Riggs, removed when she was a babe.  She has one brother, Samuel Riggs, who is a resident farmer of Huntington township.
     The family of Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan consists of ten children, of whom one daughter, the seventh in order of birth, is deceased.  The others are as follows:
     Charles Foster a druggist of Los Angeles, Cal., married Miss Emma Markwell of California, and they have one child. 
     Catherine Ellen is the wife of James Brookover of near Manchester, Adams county, Ohio.
     Chester Arthur, of Adams county, Ohio, is a farmer and married Miss FAye Shelton daughter of Thomas Shelton, and is the youngest of twelve children, all of whom are married.  They have one son.
     Ruth, wife of Fred K. Rousch of Manchester is the mother of two children.
     Cora, wife of Douglas Hall of Newport, Ky., where Mr. Hallis associated with his father in the coal and gravel business.  They have an infant daughter.
     Roy is attending the Columbus Agricultural College.
     Mabel died in infancy.
     Ola, William H. and Joseph Thomas are at home.
     Mr. Buvhanan is a stanch Republican and is interested in all questions of public good, but does not care for public office.
     Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan are members and liberal supporters of the Hiett's Chapel Christian Church.
* Source:  History of Clermont & Brown Counties, Ohio - Volume II - By Byron Williams - 1913 ~ Page
508
MR. JOHN BURBAGE, one of the extensive stock raisers and farmers of Brown county, owns a beautiful tract of two hundred and ninety-six acres on Hickory Ridge, near Fellowship Chapel, in Huntington Township.  He raises a great deal of stock and has two hundred and fifty acres in fine pasture.  Mr. Burbage was born in Adams county, Ohio, near Decatur, Mar. 14, 1871, and is a son of Stephen and Lydia (Reeves) Burbage, both residents of Decatur, where they are conducting farming and stock raising, the former born in 1846 and the latter in 1848.
     John Burbage is the eldest of three children, the others being: James F., who was born Feb. 29, 1875, is a farmer of Adams county, Ohio; Mary, who was born in 1873, married first, John Rickey, and later married again and resides at Detroit, Mich.
     Mr. Burbage
spent his boyhood and youth on the farm of his parents, remaining at home until he had reached his twenty-first year.  When he had reached mature years, he was united in marriage to Miss Bettie Jenkins, the ceremony being solemnized on the 18th of January, 1893.  She was born on the farm which is her present home, and is a daughter of William and Eliza (Butts) Jenkins.
     William Jenkins
was born in Pennsylvania, Mar. 27, 1818, and at the age of four years came with his parents, William and Hannah (Jury) Jenkins, to Ohio, where they located in Huntington township.  The father and mother conducted a farm in connection with a hotel on Hickory Ridge.  William Jenkins, sr. donated the first acre and his two daughters the remainder of the Hickory Ridge cemetery, which is well cared for and kept up by a cemetery association.
     Eliza (Butts) Jenkins was born in Jefferson township, Brown county, June 16, 1835, and died Feb. 12, 1910.  She was a daughter of Aaron and Betty (McCarthy) Butts, the latter of whom was born in 1804, and died in January, 1896.  Eliza Butts married first, Mr. Eli Carter, and to their union was born one child, Ida, who is now Mrs. George Morris, and is residing near West Union, Adams County, Ohio.
     Aaron Butts was born in 1814, and resided with his father, Samuel Butts, and the family, near Georgetown, Ohio, where the latter owned a farm.  Aaron Butts died in February, 1894 having followed farming as an occupation all of his active life.
     Mrs. John Burbage had nine half-brothers and sisters, of whom six are living.  Her father's first marriage was with Olivine Redman, and their children are as follows:  William, deceased; Martha J. (Bowman), of Adams county, Ohio; Lucinda, deceased; Maurice L., of Huntington township, Brown county; Bell (Brumley), of Liberty township, Adams county, Ohio; Henry, of Huntington township, Brown county, Ohio; Olivine (Adamson), of Spriggs township, Adams county, Ohio; Abner of Adams county, Ohio; and Minerva, deceased.  Mrs. Burbage is the oldest of the second family and was born July 29, 1874; Aaron, born Oct. 10, 1876, died Feb. 16, 1879; and Edgar, born July 8, 1877, died Sept. 28, 1883.
     Mr. and Mrs. Burbage have resided at their present home farm since their marriage, and to their union have been born eight children, of whom six are now living, the names being as follows:
     William Arthur, who was born May 7, 1894, died July 29, 1895
     Le Roy, born October 22, 1895
     Etta Mirl, born February 6, 1898
     George Ernest, born April 4, 1901
     Ruth Ellen, born Aug. 16, 1904.
     Thomas J., born Oct. 3, 1906
     Eldeon Lloyd, born July 10, 1909
     Morman, born June 12, 1912, died June 15, 1912.
     Wayne F., born June 24, 1913
     Mr. Burbage votes for the men and measures of the Democratic party, and served as land appraiser in 1910.  He appraised Huntington township, which was the first appraisement in ten years.
     The social relations of our subject are with the Masonic order of Aberdeen, the Knights of Pythias and the Odd Fellows, also of Aberdeen, Ohio.
     The family of Mr. and Mrs. Burbage attend the Christian church, he giving generously toward the support of that denomination.
     Mr. John Burbage is recognized in his locality as an authority on stock raising, his success in this line of business has been so very marked.  He is a good citizen, and takes an active interest in all that tends to promote the welfare of the community.
* Source:  History of Clermont & Brown Counties, Ohio - Volume II - By Byron Williams - 1913 ~ Page 514

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