New. 336 pp. 078840427X. In 1876, Congress issued a joint resolution recommending the preparation of local histories of every town and county for preservation in the Library of Congress. The W. H. Beers & Co. publishing house was a prolific producer of such histories. From the original 1883 publication, which ran over 1, 000 pages, Heritage Books, Inc. has already reprinted sections dealing with the specific histories of Brown County and each of its townships. This book presents ¿Part V¿ from the original volume, a collection of nearly 1, 000 biographical sketches of prominent men in each of the Brown County townships. Many of the subjects were still alive at the time of the original publication, so the majority of the biographies focus on the mid-to late-1800s. The sketches vary in the amount of information given, but generally they include the names of the subject's parents with relevant information about family heritage and immigration to the United States, the names of his wife, their children, and his wife's parents. The subject's professional or occupational history is usually recounted as well as his educational attainments, and his social, religious, and political activities. A surname index has been added, in which such names as the following appear: Baird, Brown, Campbell, Cochran, Davis, Day, Devore, Dunn, Ellis, Evans, Jones, Marshall, Martin, Miller, Moore, Smith, Thompson, White, Wilson, and Young.
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