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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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R. F. M. MILLER, farmer, P. O. Wahsburg, son of John A. and Jane (Spires) Miller, was born October 29, 1835, in Scott Township, Brown Co., Ohio; his father was a native of Brown County, and his mother of Pennsylvania. Mr. Miller was educated in the common schools of the county. His father died when he was ten years old, and he and his brother, two years older, took charge of the farm and assisted their mother to raise the family. Mr. Miller was married in 1855, to Martha McCoy, daughter of James and Sarah (Fite) McCoy, who was born October 17, 1835. They have ten children living — James A., Frank A., John C., William H., Lillie A., Mary E., Nancy E., Thomas L. H., Nettie J. and Richard Lee. James is married to Ella, daughter of Hiram Day. Mr. Miller, wife, James, John and Lillie, are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Miller is also a School Director and a member of the Township Board. He is a quiet industrious farmer.

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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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