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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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J. M. BROWN, tanner and dealer in hides and leather; Piqua. Mr. Brown is a native of Piqua, having been born, in 1835, one door east of where his leather store now stands; was brought up in Piqua and learned his trade here, and farmed several years in this vicinity; in 1871, he purchased the tannery on River street, which he has since conducted; his salesroom is on High street, north side of Market space. Mr. Brown married, in 1869, Sarah J., daughter of Mathew Johnston, also a resident of Washington Township.

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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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