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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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EZEKIEL BOGGS, farmer and carpenter; P. O. Covington. Ezekiel Boggs, farmer and carpenter, is a son of Aaron Boggs, a native of this county, who, when 18 years of age, went to Kentucky and lived there seven years, he then moved back to Ohio and located in Shelby Co.; lived there three years, then came to this county and purchased a farm about one mile north of Covington, and lived upon it until his death. Ezekiel Boggs was born in Kentucky in the year 1838; raised a farmer, and has followed the occupation most of his life. Mr. B., being naturally handy with tools, about twelve years ago contracted to build a house, and since that time has worked mostly at carpentering. He has twice been married—first with Eve, a daughter of Henry Etter; she died Nov. 8, 1866, leaving two children— Henry L. and Ida Alice; his second marriage was with Esther C. Coats, Dec. 27, 1869; they have five children— Mary A., Anna May, James Q., Aaron and Elizabeth.

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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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