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Below is a family biography included in The History of Perry County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  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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ABSALOM C. MILLER, a native of this county, was born March 24, 1844, being the oldest in a family of nine, viz.: Absalom C., Hinton, Rhoda M. (who married William T. Walters), Mary Ann (now Mrs. Robert Hughes), Sarah (who married Commodore Dixon), Elizabeth J. (now Mrs. David H. Sprinkle), Amanda (deceased), and John, born to John J. and Ruth (Carr) Miller, who were natives of Kentucky. They both came to Indiana with their parents, and were married in Perry County, in February, 1843, where they have remained until the present. They now reside in Oil Township, and are farmers by occupation, owning good property. They are prominent citizens. Our subject was reared and educated by his parents, and remained at home until his marriage, having received a liberal education. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah, daughter of Jesse C. and Susannah (Hughes) Esarey, residents of Oil Township, Perry County, November 27, 1862, and to this union eight children have been born, viz.: Rhoda E. (who married George A. Saddler), infant son (deceased), Lucy J., John M., Martha E., Mary A., Angeline, and Letetia. Mrs. Sarah Miller was born September 3, 1843. Mr. Miller now makes merchandising a specialty. He, in company with Jesse G. Frakes, carries a large stock of dry goods and groceries at Branchville. Mr. Miller does a large business in logs and staves. He is a Republican, and has served the people as township assessor seven years. He belongs to the order of Masons. His wife belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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This family biography is one of 257 biographies included in The History of Perry County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Perry County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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