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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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AMOS BUTTERFIELD, hotel, Covington. Mr. Butterfield was born in Dayton in 1838; his father, a carpenter and builder, built the court house in Dayton; he removed to Miami Co. in 1847, and built the present County Infirmary building, and many other large buildings, both public and private; as a stair builder, he had few equals and no superiors; his decease occurred in Troy in 1860; Amos grew to manhood here, and, in 1861, was married to Rosanna Fetters, whose people resided in Union Township; Mr. Butterfield has been a resident of Covington since his marriage, being engaged successively in carpentering, undertaking and furniture, and other mercantile pursuits; in March, 1880, he became “mine host” of the Leondis House, where he is winning favor with the traveling public.

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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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