ROBERT G. DINSMORE, farmer; P.O. Tailor, Montgomery Co., Ohio; born in Bethel Township Dec. 20, 1837; is a son
of J. J. and Maria (McConnaughy) Dinsmore; he was born in Fleming Co., Ky., Dec. 1, 1805; at a very early day he
was brought to the territory now comprising Greene Co., not more than ten miles from his present residence; in
1817, he removed to Montgomery Co., and, in 1819, to Brown Township, Miami Co.; his home has been in the county
ever since that time, at present residing in Bethel Township; his father was the first Justice of the Peace and
one of the first Trustees of Brown Township after its organization. Our subject was bred a farmer, and has followed
that business all his life, except four years which were spent in the service of his country in the war of secession.
He entered as a private Oct. 29, 1861; his first appointment was for Fourth Sergeant, afterward Second and then
First Sergeant; he served about one year as First Lieutenant; after being mustered out, he received a complimentary
commission as Captain; he was taken prisoner at Clarksville, Tenn., but was paroled immediately and sent home,
where he remained a short time; besides his honorable discharge, he bears the scar of a wound in the arm. that
testifies to his participation in the service. In 1870, he bought 80 acres of land in Sec. 19, where he now resides.
Oct. 31, 1877, he married Belle E. Murray, born March 1, 1848, who is a daughter of George A. Murray, of Shelby
Co., at present, but formerly one of the prominent men of this county, having served as County Treasurer two terms;
he was an Anti slavery man, as well as his father before him. and, in fact, the same spirit is handed down to his
daughter; the fruits of this union are two children - George Murray, born Sept. 20, 1878 (deceased), and Lida Faith,
born Dec. 20, 1879.
History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Miamin County, Ohio Biographies
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