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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 RHOADES, farmer; P. O. Bloomertown; born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, June 24, 1820; was reared upon a farm near Farmersville; when 20 years old, he came to Miami Co. and located in the northern part of Newberry Township, where he is living at the present time. He has twice been married; first, on Dec. 26, 1840, with Miss Barbara Apple, of his native place; she died June 1, 1860, leaving three children— Uriah V., Noah and Amanda; by his second marriage, which occurred Dec. 15, 1861, he has had five children, four living— William F., George C., Emma J. and Charles D. By industry and economy, Mr. Rhoades has accumulated a respectable fortune; he has 352 acres, all in one tract, with three sets of farm buildings upon it.

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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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