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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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ISAAC N. KYLE, farmer; P. O. Troy; born in Miami Co. June 19, 1832, on the farm upon which he now resides; is a son of Samuel and Mary (Bell) Kyle; he was born in Pennsylvania and she in Virginia; the grandfather Kyle was also born in Pennsylvania; the ancestry originally came from Scotland. Grandfather Kyle emigrated from Pennsylvania to Miami Co., in 1807, and located in Concord Township, where he and other members of the family entered five quarter-sections of land; here he died, after a few years’ residence, at an advanced age. The father, Samuel, remained there till 1814, when he located upon the farm where Isaac now resides; here he opened out in the dense forests, cutting the first stick of timber ever taken from its native growth, and toiling on for years, in pioneer style, to make a farm and a home, enduring the hardships and deprivations which only those honored old pioneers of our country knew and experienced. About the time of his locating on this farm, he was chosen Representative of this county to the Legislature, and, having located late in the fall, he had to repair to Columbus before he had completed his log house for a dwelling for his family; but, leaving instructions for the completion of his house, he started for Columbus on horseback. He was, during his life, a very active and prominent man in the county, being public-spirited, enterprising and taking an active part in everything for the good of his county and neighborhood. They were parents of twelve children, of whom eight are now living, viz., William H. H., now living in Kansas; Samuel B., living in Arkansas; Mary F., now Mrs. Yount, of Union City; Elizabeth A., now Mrs. J. Yount, living in Iowa; Logan K., also in Iowa; Sarah A., now Mrs. McNeal; Nancy C., now Mrs. Furrow, of Iowa, and Isaac N. Samuel Kyle was an earnest Christian from his early manhood, and was one of the founders of the Christian Church; a member of the Miami Conference from its organization, he was ordained a minister in the church in 1810; was an active, energetic minister of the Gospel for twenty-five years, and probably organized more churches, during this period, than any other man in the county. His Christian work was one of constant labor in his Master’s vineyard; and his death, which occurred April 8, 1836, was that of one who believed in the triumphs of a living faith, and had an unfaltering hope of a blessed immortality. His wife departed this life in 1862. Isaac N. Kyle, our subject, and the youngest child of the family, has always remained upon the home place, where he now has 160 acres of land, of which 120 acres are in cultivation, with fine buildings and improvements. He was united in marriage Jan. 1, 1857, with Elizabeth A. Sayers, daughter of Andrew and Sarah (Talbot) Sayers. They have five children, viz., Barton W., Clara F., Mary A., Maggie A. and Harry N. Mr. Kyle, like his father, has always been a public-spirited man, who has had the confidence of his people, and is known from one end of the county to the other as one who is interested in all public matters and improvements. He was elected a member of the School Board in 1859, in which he has since served.

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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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