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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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CHARLES A. BINKLEY, Troy; special insurance agent for Penn Mutual of Philadelphia; born in Perry Co., Ohio, June 7, 1828; in 1843, came to Troy, and learned the trade of sign and ornamental painter, which he followed twenty years. After giving up this business, he engaged in various pursuits until 1879, when he associated with the above firm as special agent, with headquarters at Troy. In 1851, was united in marriage, with Mary C. Case, who was born in Herkimer Co., N. Y., Jan. 12, 1830. They have two children—Mabel, wife of Frank M. Starrett, and Otho. Mr. Binkley is a Republican in politics, and labors for the success of his party. The whole family are members of the M. E. Church.

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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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