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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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MRS. E. A. BEEDLE, Troy. Mrs. E. A. Beedle, widow of Abram Beedle, was born at Sharpsburg, Ohio, Aug. 11, 1822. Her parents moved to Dayton in 1824, and she attended school until her education was completed; her parents moved to Concord Township in 1842, and settled two miles south of Piqua. Her marriage with Abram Beedle was solemnized June 9, 1847, and they commenced housekeeping on a farm then owned by Mr. Beedle, three-quarters of mile west of Troy, on the Covington Pike. Their first daughter, Belle, was born June 9, 1848, and is now the wife of J. J. Mitchell, of Yellow Springs, Greene Co., Ohio; Frances, the second daughter, was born Aug. 14, 1853, and is now the wife of William Martin, they reside in Leroy, Coffee Co., Kan.; Emma R., the third daughter, was born June 9, 1854, and became the wife of George S. Helman June 12, 1877. Two short years of a happy married life were enjoyed, when she, together with her infant son, Harry Orton, were buried in one grave, and the gentle autumn winds sang the last sad requiem over the grave made doubly sacred by its double offering. Horace M., the first son, was born May 4, 1864, and is now the comfort of his mother; he lives with her and is completing his education at the Troy schools. Abram Beedle, the husband and father, died April 14, 1876, and his remains repose by the side of his daughter Emma and her first-born, in a lovely spot in Riverside Cemetery. The entire family, except the son, are conscientious members of the Presbyterian Church, and their daily life gives evidence of that Power which is a, “light unto their path.” Mrs. Beedle is 58 years of age, has been a resident of this township forty years, and may therefore be classed among the old settlers. Their farm is neatly kept, a roomy brick house containing everything necessary for comfort and convenience.

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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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