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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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JOHN W. MOORE, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Conover; was born in Dearborn Co., Ind., Feb. 18, 1830, and is a son of Isaac Moore, whose biography will appear in this work. John, when about 6 months old, with his parents, emigrated to Montgomery Co., Ohio, remaining there about two years; in 1833, they removed to Miami Co., where they have since resided; here John W. received a limited education, and assisted his father on the farm until 18 years of age, when he began the trade of a wheelwright; he carried on business seven years in Lena; then engaged in farming upon rented land six years; in 1860, he bought 80 acres of good land in Sec. 8, where he has since resided, and is nicely situated for life, with comfortable buildings, adding by purchase 40 acres more in Sec. 1. Oct. 26, 1853, he united in marriage with Hannah Howland, who was born in Miami Co. Aug. 4, 1833; they have two children, viz., Albert H. and Faran I. Mrs. Moore is a daughter of Albert and Caroline Howland, whose genealogy will appear under M. Duncan’s sketch in this work.

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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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