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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 M. PEARSON, apiarist; P. O. Troy; the eldest son of Rachel (Moore) and Aaron Pearson, was born Oct. 21, 1831; he had three brothers and one sister— George W., Eli W., Christopher C. and Sarah A.; John, Eli and Christopher are yet living; George was for eight years a soldier in the United States Regular Army, and fought during the war of the rebellion, and was in several of the hardest-fought battles of the war; he died in December, 1872, and his name is recorded among those of our gallant soldiers who defended the cause they loved. John’s parents came from South Carolina in 1804 and settled near where Frederickstown now stands. John M. was married to Miss Harriet Russell Feb. 19, 1857; she was a daughter of Tamar and Isaac Russell, and was born March 16, 1835; they have no children. John M. Pearson purchased the farm upon which he now resides in 1873; it is in a high state of cultivation; for the past year he has been engaged in getting under way an apiary, which promises to be a lucrative business; he has facilities for manufacturing his own hives, and has a large number filled with bees; he is a Republican of the radical sort; he and his wife belong to the Christian Church, and are also members of Monroe Grange. During the war of the rebellion, he enlisted in Co. G, 147th O. V. I., and acquitted himself with honor.

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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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