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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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JOHN A. BUCHANAN, carpenter, Covington. John A. Buchanan is a son of D. J. Buchanan, whose biography appears in this work; John A. was born Dec. 16, 1851, upon his father’s farm in Sec. 6, Newberry Township; was raised and educated a farmer; when 19 years old he learned the carpenter’s trade, and has followed the business ever since; he is a first-class carpenter and builder; he built a great many of the beautiful farm buildings we see in this part of the county. He married Margaret J., a daughter of Henry Falkner, of Newberry Township; they had two children— Otto Loy and Homer Willis.

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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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