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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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THOMAS J. MILLER was born in the state of North Carolina, Aug. 19, 1828. He is the son of Louis Miller, who was a native of North Carolina, moved to Indiana in 1832, and was one of the large and successful farmers of Hamilton county. He had eight children, our subject being the fifth child. At eighteen years of age he ran away from home and staid one year, then returned and staid with his father until twenty-one years of age. He was then married to Miss Eliza Snider, who was born in North Carolina, March 17, 1830, and was reared in Indiana; from which place our subject moved to Iowa and farmed there sixteen years; then moved to Nebraska, and farmed three years; then moved to Newton county, and in the spring of 1867 located on his present farm of 180 acres, which is well improved and well watered; also has forty acres in Newton county. Mr. Miller has eight children, named John W., Rhoda M., Mary, Nancy, Jessie, Franklin, Ida, and Ella.

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