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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. PEARSON, proprietor livery, feed and sale stable, Troy. The above gentleman is one of the representative business men in Troy; was born in the above place May 3, 1845; is the fourth child of Joseph Pearson, whose biography appears in this work, receiving in the village schools his education; when 14 years of age he entered mercantile life, and, with the exception of a year passed in learning the tinner’s trade, was engaged in the first-mentioned business till 1875; Jan. 1, 1876, he took charge of his large barn, which is filled to overflowing with the best rigs in the city; his horses, sixteen in number, are well kept, and show more ability than the average livery horse.

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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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