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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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JOHN MILLER was born in Belmont County, Ohio, June 4, 1814, one of ten children of Robert and Mary (Walters) Miller. Our subject’s youth was passed without special event, learning in the meantime of his father the trade of millwright. October 7, 1835, he married Elizabeth Gray, and by her has ten children, only five now living, as follows: Amond (who married Lucinda Hendershot), Nelson (who married Elizabeth Luke), Elijah (whose present wife was Naomi Cromin), Louisa (wife of Samuel Burton), and Mary (wife of Jene McPeek). In 1869 Mr. Miller came to this county, locating first in Tobin Township, but in April 1880 coming to his present place. He now has a fine farm of 714 acres. He and wife are members of the Christian Church. He is a Democrat, and is well respected.

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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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