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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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C. W. BENNETT, Superintendent of Public School, Piqua. Mr. Bennett is a native of Miami Co., having been born in Washington Township in 1840; he is a son of E. Bennett, who is an old resident of Washington Township. The subject of this sketch was raised on the farm, taught two terms of district school, after which he entered the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, graduating in 1866; was elected to the chair of mathematics in Moore’s Hill College, in Indiana, which position he held eight years; in 1874, he took charge of the Piqua schools, which position, as others, he has filled with credit to himself and benefit to the schools; the magnitude of his work may be judged from the fact that he has over a thousand pupils, with twenty-five teachers, under his supervision. He was married in 1868, to Miss Louisa Timmons, a graduate of, and, at the time of her marriage, a teacher of music in, the Ohio Wesleyan Female College.

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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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