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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. W. MILLER, farmer; P. O. Troy; is the eldest son of John V. and Rebecca Miller; was born April 22, 1838. Miss Sarah A. Shoemaker, of Dayton, became his wife in 1865; their children were born in the following order: William A., Sept. 20, 1867; Asbury W., Feb. 22, 1870; Isaac N., Jan. 20, 1872; Belle, Aug. 27, 1875; and Jeannette R., March 17, 1878; they are a most interesting family of children; Mrs. Miller is a native of Pennsylvania, and was raised in a city, but, as a farmer’s wife, she can scarcely have an equal; Mr. Miller proposes to move to Kansas in the spring of 1881, and engage with his brothers in the stock business; Miami Co. will thus lose one of her best men, who can illy be spared; they are both influential members of the M. E. Church, and here will their loss be felt. Mr. Miller sold his elegant farm last year, and intends investing a large part of his money in lands in Kansas. He carries with him the kindest wishes of every family in Monroe 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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