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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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JOHN CRON, retired farmer; P. O. Piqua. To another of the pioneers of this county we are pleased to record a space for the above-named. He was born in Virginia in 1803, and in 1808 came with his parents to this county. They were both natives of New Jersey, born about 1776; the father Jacob Cron, died in this county in 1837, and the mother, Mary (Davies) Cron, at a very old age. They were the parents of five children, of whom four reached maturity and are now living. Our subject, soon after coming to this county, began to enjoy the limited privileges of a short term of school in the winter months, and his summer months were devoted to agricultural pursuits, which were his chief occupation during life; about 1825, he bought his present farm of 50 acres in Sec. 18, where he soon afterward settled, and has since resided, excepting four intervening years, which time he occupied one of his dwellings in Piqua. Mr. Cron, in 1824, married Matilda Tucker; she was a native of Pennsylvania, and died in this county in 1871. They had by this union, eight children, of whom two are now living. Mr. Cron, for his second wife, married Mrs. Martha Brelsford, who was born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, about 1807, and died in 1873. He afterward united in the bonds of wedlock with Mrs. Ruth Overleas, who was born in Pennsylvania, and died of heart disease, on New Year’s Day, 1876. For his fourth wife, he married on April 1, 1877, Mrs. Lovina Stapleford, who was born in Shelby Co., Ohio, in 1818; Mrs. Cron is a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hendershott) Kunard. He was a native of Maryland, and died in Champaign Co., Ohio, in 1865, and she was born in Kentucky, and died in Shelby Co., Ohio, in 1855.

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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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