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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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D. C. BRANSON, farmer; P. O. Covington. D. C. Branson, farmer, is a son of Moses N. Branson, who was a native of New Jersey; came to Ohio in the year 1820, located in Lost Creek Township, in this county, and lived there until his death, which occurred in 1877; D. C. is a native of this county, was educated a farmer, had a common-school education, taught school in his younger days several years, and since has been engaged in farming; Mr. Branson is highly respected by the citizens of Miami Co.; he has held several public offices; was Magistrate three terms, County Commissioner one term, and is one of the present Trustees of this township. He married Miss Charlotte D., a daughter of George Suber, of this county; they had eight children— Willis, John, Franklin, Harriet, Caroline, Sarah, Lydia and Angeline.

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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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