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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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JOHNSON MILLER, farmer, P. O. Russellville. Samuel Miller, father of the subject of this sketch, was born about 1782 in Pennsylvania. In his youth he learned the trade of a millwright, which he followed the greater portion of his life. He married Lydia Baird, by whom he had nine children, all of whom but one grew to manhood, there being no daughters. He emigrated to Brown County, Ohio, about 1824, and settled on Straight Creek, near Ripley, where he remained perhaps five years, when he moved to what is now known as Jefferson Township, and settled about two and a half miles west of Russellville, where he remained until his decease in 1852. His wife died during the winter of the same year. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a man of sterling worth and reliable character, and respected by all who knew him. Johnson Miller, subject of this sketch, was born August 27, 1827, in Brown County, Ohio, near Ripley. His youth was spent on a farm, and he received but a limited education. In 1849, he went to Brazil, Clay Co., Ind., where he ran a mill for perhaps ten years. In 1862, he returned to Brown County, Ohio, and settled on a farm located west of Russellville, in Jefferson Township. In December, 1862, he married Sarah E. Gilbert, a lady of culture and superior intellectual powers, born April 2, 1834, and daughter of John and Lettie Gilbert, of Tippecanoe County, Ind. This union has been blessed with three children — John G., Mabel M. and Blanche L. Mr. Miller has been successful in business, is the owner of 126 acres of land, and a member of the F. & A. M. Lodge, at Russellville.

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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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