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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  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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DAVID B. MILLER, M. D., a native of Clark County, Ohio, was born eight miles from Springfield, February 18, 1826, and is a son of Reuben and Mary (Hedges) Miller, natives of Virginia. The paternal grandfather of our subject was Robert Miller, a Methodist preacher and pioneer settler of Fleming County; he was of Scotch origin. David B. Miller was educated at Springfield, Ohio, where he graduated at the high school. He read medicine under Robert Rodgers, of Springfield, and then entered the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati, where he graduated in 1848. He practiced in Springfield one year, then two years in Eaton. In January, 1852, he removed to Covington, Ky., and engaged in the drug business until September, 1865, when he engaged in business with Albert B. Breed until 1868. In 1876 he engaged in the blast furnace business, making pig iron, in Alabama, but returned to Covington in 1882. In 1854 he married Patti Broaddus, of Covington, who died in 1856, and in 1858 Mr. Miller married her sister, Jennie Broaddus, who died in 1870, leaving two children: Reuben B. and Clifford N. In 1873 he married Miss Emma Dudley, of Covington, and three children have blessed this union, viz.: Dudley B., Hugh and Irving D. Mr. Miller was treasurer of Covington in 1862-63, and politically he is a Republican.

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This family biography is one of 150 biographies included in the Kenton County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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