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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. 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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J. R. MILLER, farmer, P. O. Feesburg. The gentleman whose name heads this sketch was born in Clermont County, near Felicity, March 4, 1822, and from fourteen years of age lived in Brown County, on the farm now owned by A. B. Manchester. He was raised to farm life and assisted his father until May 29, 1851, when he married Harriet, daughter of Stephen Bolender, whose history appears in this volume. She was born December 22, 1832, in Lewis Township, Brown County. Soon after marriage, they settled in Taylor’s Survey, No. 1659, where he owned fifty acres, subsequently owning other land, which he traded for his present farm in 1859. It consists of sixty-four acres in R. K. Mead’s Survey, No. 1662, under good cultivation. He and wife have seven children, viz., Granville P., Irminda J., Phebe A., Rebecca C., Stephen W., Hattie E. and William H. The family are members of the Christian Church. His political ideas are Democratic, as were his ancestors. During the war of the late rebellion, he was thrice drafted, but being a liberal contributor to the finances to suppress the rebellion, he did not enter the ranks.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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