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Below is a family biography included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd 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, ADAM E. M. D., P. O. Rockbridge, was born in Cherokee Gounty, Ala., Dec. 11, 1844; is the seventh child of a family of fourteen children; born of Oliver and Rebecca Miller. They emigrated to this State in 1857, and located in Perry County; the Doctor received the rudiments of his education at the district school, then attended Shurtleff College two years, taking the scientific and select course; he having a desire to study medicine attended Rush Medical College until graduation, which dates Feb. 3, 1866; he then came to Sheffield, where he engaged in the practice of medicine, and has since continued. In 1875, he built a fine store building and started in the dry goods business, in connection with J. Keeley, which enterprise is a success; the Doctor has a good practice, and is making a success. In May 16, 1876, was married to Geneve Ludwig, who was born in Fremont, Ohio, Feb. 15, 1853; they have had two children, but one now living—Neva, born June 24, 1878. The Doctor is Democratic in sentiment, and of the staunchest kind; he is now W. M. of Sheffield Lodge A. F. and A. M. No. 678.

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This family biography is one of 744 biographies included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Greene County, Illinois

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