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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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WILLIAM C. MOORE, farmer; P. O. Piqua. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1810, and is the son of Jacob Moore, who was a native of Virginia, born in 1787. In 1809, he married Isabelle Chestnut, who was born in Virginia about 1785, died in Shelby Co., Ohio, in 1878, and he in the same county in 1858; eight children were born to them, of whom five are now living; William C., is the oldest, who, Feb. 1, 1838, married Hannah Miller, who was born in Pennsylvania, April 9, 1818, and is the daughter of John B. and Sarah Miller, who were of German descent; they both died in this county, she March 21, 1841; he survived her until April 9, 1846, when he too, passed away; six children were born to them, of whom four are yet living; Mr. and Mrs. Moore have by their union one son, who was born in Shelby Co., Ohio, July 11, 1838, and was brought up on a farm. Aug. 21, 1858, he married Josephine Fletcher, who was born in Maryland Dec. 16, 1835, and came to Ohio in 1858; they are the parents of three children, viz., William E., born March 23, 1862; Mellie B., Oct. 20, 1864; Charlie G., Sept. 31, 1870. Mr. Moore came to this county in 1860, and bought his present farm, which at that time consisted of 128 acres, and has since added to it until he now owns a full quarter of Sec. 15, which is well tilled and produces a good annual income.

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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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