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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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ISAAC PRICE, minister and farmer; P. O. Pleasant Hill; born in Mifflin Co., Penn., in 1836; is the son of Isaac and Elizabeth Price, of Pennsylvania, the former of Mifflin, and the latter of Juniata Co.; Isaac P., Sr., passed his entire life, a period of seventy-three years, in the same house. The subject of this sketch was brought up on a farm, and thus, from boyhood, acquired a knowledge of farming, which he has followed through life, and with eminent success, as the fact that he now possesses a large, fine farm, under the best of improvements, bears ample testimony; his early education was limited to the common school; in the spring of 1861, he immigrated to this State and located in Newton Township; he soon engaged himself to Mr. Fox as a farm laborer; in the following fall, he purchased of Mr. Fox 73 ¾ acres of land, a part of the tract which he now owns; he has added to this 100 acres, by his industry and good management. Mr. Price is a minister in the German Baptist Church, whose official duties he has discharged for nine years, with fidelity to his church and commendable zeal in the cause of Christianity; Mr. Price is a good worker in the cause of religion, using his talent to good account for the Master’s service; personally, he is a gentleman, honest and upright in all his dealings with his fellow-man. He was married in January, 1862, to Mary J. Fox, a native of Montgomery Co.; she is the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Fox, the former a native of Maryland, whence he emigrated to this State; he and wife still survive, and live near Covington. They have three daughters and two sons.

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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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