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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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GEORGE H. BENHAM, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Conover; was born in Brown Township Feb. 12, 1855, and is a son of Richard Benham, who was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio, March 15, 1791, and was one of the patriots of the war of 1812; he was at the surrender of Gen. Hull, where he took the life of an Indian chief; in 1813, he married Mary Nutt, who was a native of Centerville, Montgomery Co., Ohio, and died about 1846; he afterward married Mrs. Abigail (Underwood) Baltzell, who was born in Shelby Co., Ohio, in 1813; they had two children; the death of Richard Benham occurred March 1, 1870. George Benham was raised on the farm of which he now owns a portion, in Sec. 3, Brown Township; in early life he received a fair education. His marriage with Millie Pence was celebrated in 1874; their children were three in number, of whom only one is now living, viz., Len Etta; Mrs. Benham is a daughter of William F. and Emmeline Pence, natives of this State.

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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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