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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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J. M. MOORE, farmer; P. O. Allen’s; is a son of Isaac Moore, who was born in Wooster Co., Md., July 18, 1804, where he was brought up to agricultural pursuits, and received a limited education; in 1818, he, with his parents, emigrated to Indiana, locating in Dearborn Co., where the parents lived many years and died at an advanced age; Isaac remained at home until 1825, when he came to Dayton, Ohio, working on the canal for several years. In January, 1829, he married Mary Watkins, of Montgomery Co., Ohio, born Dec. 15, 1811; in 1833, they emigrated to Miami Co., locating on Sec. 2, Brown Township, where he bought his present farm and was duly engaged in cultivating it until 1868, since then living a retired life. His wife departed this life Aug. 28, 1878; they had eight children, of whom five are living. J. M. was born on his father’s present farm July 25, 1842; he was raised to farm labor, which he is still engaged in on the home farm; in his younger days, he received a limited education. Feb. 9, 1864, his marriage with Frances A. Slack was celebrated, who was born in Bucks Co., Penn., Jan. 19, 1843; they have two children, of whom both are now living, viz., Charley and Clara.

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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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