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Below is a family biography included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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RICHARD M. HUNT, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 5; P. O. Laura, Miami Co., Ohio; the subject of this sketch was born in Miami Co., Ohio, in May, 1837, and is a son of Elijah and Susanna Hunt, old residents of Miami Co.; he assisted his father in the duties of the farm till his 21st year, when he began life for himself, and engaged in farming; he settled in Monroe Township, where he now lives, in October, 1859, and has 80 acres of good land, all in a high state of cultivation, and his improvements are No. 1 in every respect; our subject only had the advantage of a common-school education, but by making good use of his time he succeeded in obtaining a fair education in the English branches, and is making strenuous efforts to give his children a good education. He was united in marriage with Rebecca, daughter of Jacob and Susanna Oakes, in November, 1858; two children were given to this union, viz.: Eunice A., born Nov. 9, 1861; Osborne T., born Oct. 4, 1863; Mrs. Hunt departed this life Dec. 24, 1805; was born Feb. 3, 1840; she was a member of the Christian Church, and died trusting in the promises of her Savior; Mr. Hunt was again united in marriage with Sarah J., daughter of Samuel and Rosanna Hayworth, Dec. 15, 1867; her parents were natives of Miami Co., Ohio; eight children have been given to this union viz.: Parlena, born Dec. 20, 1868; Dora E., born Jan. 31, 1870; Mary E., born July 13, 1871; Rosella, born April 21, 1873; Albert L., born Jan. 8, 1875; Marcellus, born Feb. 13, 1877; Otwell, born Feb. 24, 1878; one dying in infancy; Parlena departed this life July 13, 1873; Rosella died Dec. 15,___.

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This family biography is one of 659 biographies included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Darke County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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