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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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N. B. TEETER, dealer in dry goods, boots, shoes, hardware, merchant tailoring, etc., Pleasant Hill; prominent in the list of business men of Pleasant Hill is the gentleman whose name heads this list; he was born in 1842, within the present corporate limits of the village of Pleasant Hill, and is the son of J. K. Teeters, one of the oldest merchants of the place, and founder of this village. He is a Pennsylvanian by birth, and emigrated to Ohio in 1837, locating on the present site of Pleasant Hill; in 1843, he laid out this village and called it Newton, after the illustrious philosopher; the name has since been changed to accommodate the post office; in 1847, he opened a dry-goods store, on the corner where he is now located, and where he has kept a store for thirty-three years in succession; he is known as a careful, honest business man. The early life of our subject was variously employed, on the farm, in the schoolroom, and behind the counter selling goods; he thus early acquired those correct business habits which have combined with his energy to secure his success as a merchant. Mr. T., in the prime of his youth, was among the first to enroll his name for the defense of his country; in April, 1861, at the first call for troops, he enlisted in the 11th O. V. I. for a term of three months; during this period, they were stationed at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati; his term of service expired in July, and, in the following September, he enlisted in the 1st O. V. C.; of this regiment he continued a faithful and honorable member for four years; he was immediately sent to the front and identified with the Army of the Cumberland, first under Gen. Buell, and afterward under Gen. Rosecrans; participated in the hard-fought battles of Stone River, Tullahoma, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, around Kenesaw Mountain, and for the possession of Atlanta and Knoxville, besides numerous skirmishes; he re-enlisted in March, 1864, and was then sent back to Louisville, Ky., to be re-mounted. They were afterward sent into Alabama and Mississippi, under Gen. Wilson; after several engagements, they found their way to Macon, Ga., where they met a “flag of truce,” announcing the armistice; here they remained till terms of peace were agreed upon, and, after some meanderings in South Carolina, embarked at Charleston, in September, via New York, to Columbus, Ohio; at this latter place he was honorably discharged on the 28th day of September, 1865, after serving nearly four and one half years; after returning home he engaged for a time in farming; eight years ago, he embarked in the mercantile business at this place, and, by his careful attention to business, and good management, has built up a large and increasing trade; he carries a large and well-assorted stock of dry goods, groceries, hardware, ready-made clothing, and makes a specialty of merchant tailoring; all of his transactions are made upon the strict rule of honesty. He celebrated his marriage, in 1864, with Miss Maggie Jones. They have had three children, two deceased.

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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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