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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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DAVID K. ALBAUGH, farmer; P. O. West Milton; born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, in the year 1829; is a son of Samuel and Anna M. Albaugh, who were born in Pennsylvania; they emigrated to Ohio, and settled in Montgomery Co. in the year 1829, in which they lived two years, then removed to this county and entered 80 acres of land, which was then—and is yet—known as the Wolf Pen Hill Farm; this land they cleared up, improved and lived on till their decease. Mr. A. held the office of Justice of the Peace for about fifteen years; they were the Noah parents of six children, five of whom are living, viz., Mary A., D., R. Susanna, H. and Benjamin F. and Lucy, deceased. Our subject was reared on his father’s farm, on which he labored till he was 24 years of age, when he began life for himself. March 5, 1857, he was married to Martha Murphey, by whom he has had seven children, viz., Laura B., Samuel O., Porter W., John B., Harvey H., Charley D., Anna G.; she is a daughter of John W. and Margaret Murphey, who were born in this county; Mrs. M. died many years ago; he resides with our subject, with whom he has lived for a number of years; Mr. Albaugh settled on the farm where he now resides in 1863; he owns 80 acres of land, which is in a high state of cultivation; he has filled the office of Justice of the Peace for three years, and is competent to discharge its duties; his education was obtained in the common schools, where he fitted himself for the duties of teaching, which he has followed for a number of terms; his children, Laura B. and Samuel O., are among the educators of the county, the former having taught ten terms, the latter four; his brothers and sisters were also leading teachers, and have taught extensively in the county; he and his wife are exemplary members of the Christian Church, he having been connected with above church three years, she for a period of eighteen years, and was born in this county Dec. 25, 1838.

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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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