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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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H. H. MILLER, farmer; P. O. Troy; was born in Miami Co., his parents being John V. and Rebecca Miller; John V. emigrated to Miami Co. from Virginia in 1833, and was wedded to Miss Rebecca Kessler in 1834; they were the parents of eight children, of whom six are living. Henry H. married Miss Hester R. Enyeart March 17, 1867; their three children were born in the following order: Edwin M., Oct. 6, 1869; Josie, Nov. 24, 1872; and Bertha, May 19, 1877. Mr. Miller and his brother Isaiah own the steam saw-mill that is located midway between their respective residences; this is an industry that has been of great service to the people living in their neighborhood. H. H. Miller purchased his farm prior to his marriage, and last year erected a splendid residence. The farm comprises 279 acres, nearly all of which is under cultivation. Although from choice a farmer, being highly educated in both Latin and Greek, his intention was to follow the profession of teaching; he did for a time teach in Iowa, and was an efficient member of the Educational Board. Both himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He may be classed among the conservative Democracy of the county. His library is composed of miscellaneous works, being continually supplied with books of merit; his education was obtained at Delaware College, during the sessions of 1861-62-63 and ‘64. This is the finest educational college west of the mountains. His specialty in stock-raising is breeding fine sheep, of which his flock equals any in the county; his farm is an elegant one, and the view obtained from the residence is equal to any afforded in this neighborhood.

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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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