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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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CHARLES B. CHAFFEE, Tippecanoe City. He was born in Colesville, Monroe Township, this county April 26, 1852, and is the son of S. L. and Barbara (Cecil) Chaffee; S. L. is one of the foremost business men of Tippecanoe, born in Ontario Co., N. Y., in 1818, and was brought up to the manufacturing business; he emigrated to Ohio in 1833, and in 1838 to Miami Co. Our subject came to Tippecanoe City with his parents when about 5 years old; he received his primary education in the common school of this place, and, at the age of 14, entered Antioch College, at yellow Springs, where he remained one year, and then spent the two subsequent years in Oberlin College; but failing health required him to abandon the schoolroom; in the fall of 1870, he went to Buffalo, N. Y., and engaged in the general liquor trade till January, 1872, when he returned to Tippecanoe, and embarked in the distillery business till 1874, and then went to Toledo, where he remained in the same occupation till 1878; since then, he has chiefly given his attention to farming interests, operating a farm of 2,500 acres in White Co., Ind., 1,200 acres of which are under cultivation; he is a member of the Knights of Pythias and Congregational Church of Toledo. He married Alma A. Freet, of Wyandot Co., Ohio, near Tymochtee, in November, 1873; a son and daughter have been the issue of this union.

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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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