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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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MRS. L. G. BLACK, widow, farmer; P. O. Covington. Mrs. L. G. Black is the widow of Rev. F. G. Black. In speaking of those who are gone, we feel that this history would not be complete, without a personal mention of Mr. Black. He was a native of Jefferson Co., Ky., born March 9, 1808; educated in the Old School Presbyterian Church, and professed religion when 17 years of age. Three years later, he left the Old School Church, connected himself with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and was ordained minister in that church. In 1840, he moved to Lebanon, Warren Co., Ohio, and was Pastor of the church in that place for thirteen years; in April, 1853, he moved to Centerville, Ind., was Pastor there for thirteen years; and in April, 1866, he came to Covington, where he was Pastor of the church until his death, March 5, 1871; he died while holding a revival in his church; when he fell, he said they should let him die, for he had the harness on, and was ready to go; he was a faithful servant, always serving the Master. His death was a great loss to the church and community. Mr. Black’s marriage with Miss Kate Frederic, of his native place, was celebrated Dec. 11, 1851; they had nine children, of whom five are living P. E., William H., Pastor of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Penn., Chauncey, Ida K. and Mattie Bell.

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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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