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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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LUCINDA NEAL; P. O. Fidelity; is the widow of a man well known in this county, and their names are worthy of remembrance; they were born in Monroe Township in 1808, and have always lived near their birth-place; Mrs. Neal’s parents were married in Tennessee, and emigrated to Miami Co. in 1807; their names were Francis and Jemima Million; they were the parents of five children, of whom William Jester and the worthy lady whose name heads this sketch are yet living; they are among the eldest settlers now living in the county. Lucinda was wedded to William Neal in 1828, and they were blest with seven children— Melinda, Phoebe, Matilda, Annie, Israel, Francis and Henry; four of these are married; Mr. Neal was 66 years of age at the time of his death, and left a large estate; he was a very prominent man, being Township Trustee and School Director a number of times; he was a cordial supporter of everything that tended toward advancement, both morally and socially. Mrs. Neal owns 120 acres in her own right, and all her children have nice farms; the home place is a lovely spot, and is carefully looked after; the neat house near the old homestead belongs to one of the sons, and is one of the most tasteful residences in that part of the township. Mrs. Neal leaves her children a birthright of honesty and sociability.

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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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