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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  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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DAZEY, MITCHELL, farmer; Sec. 7; P. O. Lima; was born in Bourbon county, Ky., Oct. 2, 1820. In 1830 he went with his parents to Adams county, arriving there, after a long and wearisome journey, the same fall, and located upon the section where Mr. Dazey still resides. His educational privileges were quite limited. At that early period schools were rare in Kentucky and Illinois. At the age of twenty years he attended school in Quincy. He was engaged in merchandising two years; afterward was in the milling business, in what is now known as the Lima Steam Flouring Mill;, continued in that over ten years. This mill was among the first steam flouring mills in that part of the county. He was married; Sept 11, 1853, to Miss Abina Conover, daughter of Robert Conover, of Lima township. She died Aug. 1, 1857, leaving one child, Charles T., born Aug. 13, 1855. Mr. Dazey has always been one of the leading citizens of Lima; held many of the public offices; Justice of the Peace, and Supervisor twice. The Dazey family have accomplished much good, both for Lima and the county. Mr. Dazey can see at a glance the benefit to be derived from that admirable system which benefits the farmer and the stock-raiser in common with the merchant. Much depends upon the leaders in society, and Lima is truly fortunate in having as her representative the warm-hearted Mitchell Dazey.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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