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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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C. R MILLHOUSE, farmer; P. O. Piqua; was born in Miami Co. Feb. 7, 1832, and is a grandson of John Millhouse, born in Pennsylvania in 1746; married to Margaret De Farn, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1758; they had six children, of whom five came with their parents to Ohio in 1806 and settled near Dayton, but, in 1808, came to Miami Co., being among the early pioneers of this county; they bought a quarter of Sec. 21, in this township, where John Millhouse died in 1825, and his wife in 1831. C. E. is a son of David and Louisa (Gearhart) Millhouse; he was born in Pennsylvania March 2, 1802, and she Oct. 21, 1809; they had eleven children, viz., John, deceased Oct. 16, 1837; Margaret A., became Mrs. Sethwood, died May 12, 1864; Morris, born June 21, 1830; C. R., David L., deceased Aug. 4, 1837; Jacob J., now a practicing physician in Shelby Co., Ohio; Leander, deceased Sept. 12, 1849; George R, now a physician in Allen Co., Ohio; Mary E., now Mrs. Kefer, of Indiana; Isaiah, now a resident of this county; Jennie, deceased at the age of 20 years 7 months and 15 days. Our subject, C. R., united in marriage with Sarah A. Winans Nov. 6, 1856, and they are the parents of eleven children, viz., Mary E., born May 20, 1858; David E., born Sept. 21, 1859; John H., born Dec. 29, 1860; Charles F., born May 1, 1862; Laura J., born Dec. 7, 1863; Lillian L., born Sept. 21, 1865, deceased Jan. 29, 1866; Louisa C., born July 18, 1867; Jacob V., born Feb. 16, 1869; Edgar, born Feb. 28, 1871; Alma, born Feb. 19, 1873; George A., born Jan. 2, 1877. Soon after Mr. Millhouse’s marriage, he moved to Shelby Co., Ohio, where they remained until 1877, when they located on the farm where they now reside, in Sec. 21, Spring Creek 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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