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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  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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MILLER, D. W., of Miller & Lee, Quincy House, south-west corner Public Park; born in Elizabeth, N. J., July 4, 1813, at 3 P. M.; located in this city, 1839, and opened the City Hotel, 1840, and the Quincy House in 1847, which he run until 1851, when he went into the grocery, business one year. He re-leased the Quincy House, which he run four years, to 1856. He then leased the Tremont House, which he run one year and again re-leased the Quincy House, which he successfully managed for nine years. He was absent three years, then returned and took it again, running it five and a-half years, when he moved into the Revere House and run it two years, and again took the Quincy House for five years, from Oct. 12, 1878. He married Ann Maxwell in 1839. She was born in Bath, Va., 1823. Their children are: Georgiana A., Laura, Bell, Henrietta, D .W. and John M. Mrs. Miller is a Presbyterian. He is a Democrat and I. O. O. F.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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