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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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MADISON MILLHOUSE, farmer and stock raiser; P. O. Piqua; who was born in Miami Co., on the farm he now owns; his birth occurred Aug. 14, 1843; he is a grandson of John Millhouse, who was a native of Maryland; there he arrived at manhood and married; his wife died near the close of the eighteenth century; in 1800, John Millhouse emigrated to Ohio and entered Madison’s present farm; he then returned to his native State, where he remained until 1801, when he the second time came West; in a few months, he married Miss Margaret Boyer, who was a native of Virginia; her father, Lewis Boyer, was one of the patriots of the Revolutionary army; also one of Gen. Washington’s life guards in 1776; John and Margaret Millhouse were the parents of eleven children; this family endured all the hardships of pioneers of Miami Co.; John Millhouse died about 1845, and Margaret in 1866. Madison Millhouse is a son of Jacob Millhouse, who was born in Miami Co. May 8, 1814; he was brought up to agricultural pursuits and nobly assisted his father in clearing away the unbroken forest, where, in 1880, waving fields of grain are seen; the marriage of Jacob Millhouse with Frances Johnson was celebrated about 1841; Frances was born in Clinton Co., Ohio, March 28, 1815, and died in Miami Co. March 28, 1844; Jacob Millhouse departed this life June 20, 1871; by the above marriage, there were two children, viz., Margaret, born Nov. 27, 1841, died Dec. 1, 1860, and Madison; he being the only heir at his father’s death, he inherited his estate. Madison, in his boyhood days, received a limited education, and was taught the principles of farm life by his father, which he applies on his land, in Sees. 6 and 12, Spring Creek Township; this farm, previous to falling in his possession, was under good cultivation, but has greatly improved under his care, and acquired many valuable buildings. His marriage with Sarah W. Furrow was celebrated April. 17, 1867; they, by this union, have one child—Albertie, born Feb. 24, 1868; Mrs. Millhouse was born June 25, 1845, in Spring Creek Township, Miami Co., Ohio.

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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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