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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miami 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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MRS. A. D. CLARKSON, Sec.25; P. O. Piqua; another of the pioneers of Miami Co.; was Joseph O. Wiley, the first husband of our subject, he was born in this county April 20, 1833; and upon April 6, 1854, their marriage was celebrated, he being now deceased. Mrs. Wiley afterward married J. J. Clarkson, who is now engaged in editorial work in Dayton; they by this union have two children— Robert A., born May 29, 1862; and Maggie, June 7, 1868; Mrs. Clarkson is a daughter of Robert and Maria (Drake) Smith, who were both of English birth; Mrs. Clarkson is also a native of England.

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This family biography is one of 964 biographies included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Miami County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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