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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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THOMAS KYLE, retired farmer; P. O. New Madison; was Dora Jan. 4, 1809, in Butler Co., Ohio; remained with his parents until his marriage with Eliza Harcrader, which occurred Oct. 5, 1835, after which he removed to Preble Co., and purchased a farm, where he lived over forty years, his wife’s death occurring there Oct. 5, 1845; they were the parents of six children, five of whom are now living, viz.: Martha A., now Mrs. David McClure; Sara J., mow Mrs. William Brown, of Preble Co.; Eliza, now Mrs. John K. McCabe; Maria, now Mrs. Shuman, of Kokomo, Ind., and Emeline, now Mrs. William Cheeseman, of Butler Co., Ohio; the name of the deceased was Catharine. August 25, 1846, Mr. Kyle was married to Mrs. Maria (Hunter) Williams; they are the parents of five children, three of whom are living, viz.: Margaret A., now Mrs. Henry Miller, and William J., both of Preble Co., and John F., of Butler Township; the deceased are Elizabeth, Ellen and Laura B. Mr. Kyle, now well along in years, has been an active citizen and succeeded in accumulating considerable property, and now owns, after helping his children liberally, 165 acres of land in Butler Township, and 240 acres in Preble Co., all in a good state of cultivation, also 249 acres in Cass Co., Mo., and the neat, comfortable residence in New Madison, in which they expect to spend the remainder of their days.

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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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