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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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JEREMIAH PEARSON, farmer; P. O. Covington; was born in this township in 1840; his ancestors came from South Carolina, and were early pioneers of this county; his father, Elisha P., was born in Newberry District, S. C., about 1804, and was brought to this county by his parents when an infant; they located near Tippecanoe, in Monroe Township; quite early, he moved to this township and entered the southwest quarter of Sec. 3, Range 4; he passed the latter part of his life with his son Jeremiah, his death occurring about two years ago. He was married to Julia Ann Van Horn, of this county; she was born in 1816, her father dying when she was but a child; she was reared by Enoch Pearson, of Monroe Township, and still survives. Elisha P. had a family of four sons and two daughters, a son and daughter of whom have died. The subject of this sketch is next to the oldest child; his early life was passed upon the farm, and his early education was much limited; he has followed farming as his life pursuit; he moved to his present place, consisting of 82 acres, about three years ago. His political views are found in the Democratic party. He has been twice married; first, in 1863, to Mary, daughter of Miles Coats; she died about eleven years ago, leaving two sons; he was married the second time, to Marietta Shephard; they have had five children, one deceased.

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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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