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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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ALBERT MILLER, farmer; P. O. Troy. Albert Miller was born and reared in the township in which he resides, his parents, John R. and Mary Miller, then being residents of the county. He was 20 years of age when wedded to Miss Amanda Honeyman, which event was celebrated March 25, 1852, Squire David Jenkins tying the nuptial knot; his parents gave him one horse, a cow and a feather bed; after farming with his father one year, he began business for himself. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Miller were the parents of nine children, of whom five are now living—Matilda J., Calista Belle, Ella D., Cora E. and Lulu M. Matilda married Lewis Schafer; none of the others are yet married; they are eminently fitted to adorn any position in society. Mr. Miller is a Democrat of the conservative stamp; his wife is an excellent housekeeper; their residence is neatly furnished, and Mr. Miller provides liberally for his family. The splendid farm of 60 acres, with the neat residence and substantial outbuildings, surrounded by forest trees, is a home as cozy as any in the township.

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This family biography is one of 964 biographies included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Miami County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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