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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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JAMES MOTT, retired farmer; P. O. Bloomertown; son of Zachariah Mott, a native of Pennsylvania, who came to Ohio in the year 1818, and located in Darke Co., about two miles east of Gettysburg; lived there about six years, then moved to Tippecanoe Co., Ind., and from there to White Co., where he lived until death. James Mott, born in Darke Co., Ohio, April 22, 1819, lived with his parents until he was 10 years old, the time of his father’s death; he came back to Ohio, and lived with an older brother for seven years, then began doing for himself. June 12, 1845, he married Miss Annie, a daughter of Joseph Elmore a native of South Carolina. They had two children, one living— Nancy F., married John Etter, who is tending the farm. Mr. Mott has a splendid farm of 160 acres, with first-class buildings upon it, situated south of the Mott pike.

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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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