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    ROBERT GINN, retired weaver, Piqua. The subject of this sketch was born in Ireland in 1805, and, when quite young, learned the weaver's trade at 17 years of age, he emigrated to America and engaged in the above business in Philadelphia; meeting with fair success, he, by economy, laid by a small sum of money; in 1833, he came to Ohio and located in Steubenville, and, in 1839, removed to Miami Co. and settled in Piqua, where he has accumulated property amounting to some $5,000, and resides on Main street, Lot 1,051. His marriage with Jane Graham was celebrated in Philadelphia in 1825 ; she was born in Ireland in 1803, and came to Philadelphia in 1824 ; she died in 1835 ; four children were born to them, of whom three are deceased ; the living one, Frances, was born Sept. 13, 1829.  He married, for his second wife, Margaret Brown; she was born in Pennsylvania about 1804, and died in 1879 ; they, by this union, had two children, viz., Eleanor, born in Piqua, July 5,1842, died in 1861, and Margaret, now Mrs. L. C. Cron, whose biography appears in this work. On Dec. 25, 1879, he celebrated his third marriage, with Charlotte Strafer; she was born in Germany in 1830 and came to America in 1835. In 1824, Mr. Ginn's sister came from Ireland and was married to Mr. Moore; he being deceased, she now resides with her brother.

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