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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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F. M. HORINE, shoemaker, West Milton; born in Delaware Co., Ind., in 1842; is a son of Jefferson and Mary Horine, who were natives of Kentucky, and moved to Indiana when it was a howling wilderness. They remained some years in this county and then went to Howard Co., where they remained till they removed to Grant Co., and soon after returned to Howard, where they lived till their decease. His father was a physician, and practiced medicine in these counties for more than forty years; he died at the age of 69 years, his wife at the age of 71 years; they were the parents of thirteen children, all living, viz., James H., John A., Ellen B., George M., Harrison D., Thomas J., Samuel M., Nancy A., Nelson B., Francis M., Elizabeth, Cornelius S. and Wright S. Our subject was reared on the farm, and at the age of 19, enlisted in Co. F, 34th Ind. V. I. in 1861. They remained in Camp Jeffersonville for five months, then were changed to several points in Kentucky, and were finally ordered to re-enforce the army in the vicinity of Ft. Donelson. After being on board a vessel for some time, the order was countermanded, and they were sent to Missouri. They were engaged in some fourteen of the hard-fought battles for the Union, of which we mention those that are recorded on the flag of the regiment: Riddle’s Point (in Missouri), Grand Gulf (in Louisiana), Ft. Gibson, Champion Hill, Bolton Station, Black River Ridge, the full siege of Vicksburg, after which they were sent to Mississippi, and were in the last fight at Jackson, then were sent back to Vicksburg, and from there were sent to New Orleans, where they remained some time. They went to Brazier’s Point, and soon after had a brush with the rebels at Opelousas, La., drove them out of town and captured their breakfast. From here they were sent to New Iberia, where the regiment veteraned, and soon after was sent home on thirty days’ furlough; afterward reported at New Orleans, and was sent across the gulf to Briar’s Island, where they wintered in 1865; thence to Brownsville, Texas, where they remained till February, 1866, when they were mustered out. He returned to Indianapolis, Ind., and received his discharge Feb. 22, 1866. He labored on the farm for a year or so, and in that time made a trip to Wisconsin; on his return, in the fall of 1867, he began his trade in West Liberty, Ind., where he remained for a while, and on account of failing health took a trip to Kansas, returning the same year and resumed his trade. He came to Ohio in the fall of 1870, and was married to Rachel McDonald Jan. 8, 1871.

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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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