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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, RUFUS L., Attorney at Law; office southeast corner of 5th and Hampshire (streets; residence 513 Chestnut street; born near Baltimore, Md., in 1827; located in Quincy in 1837. He is the only son of Edwin G. Miller, of Quincy. Married Fannie Pitney in 1854. She was born near Erie, Pa. Four children: Georgiana, Helen, Frank and Annie. Are Episcopalians. He is a Republican. He enlisted in the army in 1861 as Adjutant of the 3d Iowa Cav. Vol., served three years and resigned; was appointed United States Assessor for legal legacies and distributions, and successions, which position he held four years, until the office was abolished; was admitted to the bar in 1854, and commenced to practice immediately, which he has continued up to the present time. He was clerk of the Circuit Court of Van Buren county, Iowa, in 1856 and 1857.

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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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