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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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EPHRAIM PEARSON, farmer; P. O. Covington; born in this township in August, 1834; is the son of Wilkinson Pearson and Eleanor Leavell, the former of South Carolina, and the latter of this township; Wilkinson Pearson is the son of Benjamin Pearson, who immigrated to Ohio in 1805; in the fall of 1806, he came to this township, settling on the banks of the Stillwater; here Wilkinson passed his youth in the wilderness; he lived in this township until after the close of the war, when he moved to Newberry Township, where he still resides. He was married to Eleanor Leavell, daughter of Robert Leavell, a pioneer; they had nine children, six deceased; four of the sons were in the late civil war—two (Richard and Job) as members of the 110th O. V. I.; Job was shot at the battle of Cold Harbor; Richard was wounded five times during his term of service; James C. and the subject of this sketch were members of the 147th O. N. G. Ephraim was brought up on a farm and received his early education in the common school; he made his first permanent move from his birthplace to his present place in 1856; here he has since resided, operating his farm, consisting of 140 acres; it is under the best of modern improvement, and everything indicates thrift, industry and enterprise; Mr. Pearson has been a member of the Republican party since its organization; he has been elected three times to the position of Township Trustee—a testimony of the confidence and esteem he has won of the people; he and his wife are consistent members of the Christian Church. Mr. Pearson was married, in 1854, to Nancy Caldwell, a native of this township and a daughter of James Caldwell; four children—three sons and one daughter—have been the issue of this union. Mr. and Mrs. Pearson are active members of the Patrons of Husbandry, and were charter members of the Covington Lodge, No. 96.

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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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