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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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ISAAC S. MORRIS, Editor Miami Helmet, Piqua; son of John and Ruth Morris; was born in Clinton Co., Ohio, Feb. 7, 1825, and was brought up as a farmer, having such opportunities of education as were offered at that time by the district school. Graduated at Farmers’ College in the year 1850. Married to Edith T. Jenkins, daughter of Jacob and Hannah Jenkins, of Clinton Co., Oct. 16, 1851; was Superintendent of the Public Schools of Eaton, Ohio, from 1853 to 1860; editor of the Eaton Register from Jan. 1, 1861, to Jan. 1, 1874; and editor of the Miami Helmet since August, 1874. Mr. Morris has three children, two daughters and a son; the former are graduates of the high school, one, being also a graduate of the Wesleyan Female College of Delaware, is assistant teacher in the Piqua High School.

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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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