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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western Historical Company 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, J. F., farmer, Sec. 16; P. O. Primrose; son of Joseph and Elizabeth (nee Trumbo) Miller; was born Nov. 1, 1837, in Hardy Co., W. Va., where he resided till the spring of 1861, then went to Muskingum Co., Ohio, where he was married to Louisa V. Claypool (daughter of Levi and Mary Claypool) June 12, 1862; she was born Dec. 9, 1840; they have three children — Bourbon (born May 23, 1863), Levi (born Oct. 25, 1865), and Ollie (born June 14, 1873). In the fall of 1862, they came to Lee Co., Iowa, and located in Harrison Tp.; Mr. Miller now owns 900 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre, one of the best farms in the township; he makes a specialty of stock-raising and is among the leading and enterprising farmers of his county. Republican.

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