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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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J. B. HAMILTON, livery, Covington. Mr. Hamilton is a Buckeye, born in Lebanon, Warren Co., in 1852; he is a son of Russell C. Hamilton, an early resident of Warren Co., who removed to Shelby Co. in 1869. J. B. was married in Shelby Co. to Clarissa Sims, daughter of J. C. Sims, an early resident of Shelby Co.; soon after his marriage, he removed to Miami Co., and farmed in the vicinity of Fletcher until 1877, when he engaged in the livery business in Fletcher; he removed to Covington in October, 1878, where he succeeded Lewis Face in the livery business, and has lately associated Mr. McGinnis with him, in order to meet the increased demands of his growing business.

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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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