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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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ELIHU PEARSON, farmer; P. O. West Milton; he was born in this township, on Sec. 8, in 1843, and is a son of Benjamin and Dorcas Pearson, whose sketch appears in this work. Our subject was reared upon his father’s farm, where he labored until his 23d year. His marriage with Anna Fisher, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher, was celebrated in November, 1866; their parents were born in South Carolina, and emigrated to Ohio in an early day, and lived here till their decease; Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher have four children living, viz., William, Anna, Mary and Louisa; Mary A. and Anna reside in Miami Co., the others in Kansas. After his marriage, our subject engaged in farming, and in sight of his birthplace has a nice little home of 49 ½ acres, all in a good state of cultivation, with No. 1 buildings erected thereon; he was reared under the influence of the Friends’ Church, and is one who is always found at the post of duty, willing and ready to perform every Christian act; his amiable wife is also a member of the same church, and a consistent Christian lady; six children have been given to their union, all living, viz., Warren, Edith, Emily, Omar, Mary and Ella; Mr. Pearson only had the advantages of the common school, but is well qualified to discharge the business cares of life.

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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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