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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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S. L. MIOVER, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Fletcher; was born in Greene Township, Shelby Co., Jan. 7, 1835; in his boyhood days he assisted in farm duties in the summer season and in winter enjoyed the privilege of the schools, which he improved at home until obtaining a knowledge sufficient for teaching, in which he engaged at the age of twenty; soon after, he commenced the study of medicine, in connection with the task of teaching; in the winter of 1857-58, he attended a full term of lectures under the instructions given at the Eclectic Medical Institute, and the following year located in Cridersville, Auglaize Co., Ohio, as a practicing physician; there he labored until 1864, when he retired from the profession and took up farming on his present farm of 80 acres, in Sec. 19, Brown Township, Miami Co., which he purchased six years later; previous to this, he purchased 40 acres in Sec. 13 of the same township, which he has since sold. June 12, 1859, his marriage took place with Mary J. Darling, who was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Nov. 25, 1842. Their niece, Emma Earnhart, lives with them.

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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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