My Genealogy Hound

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.

* * * *

MARQUIS L. ALLEN, farmer and tile-manufacturer; P. O. Tadmor, Montgomery Co.; born in Bethel Township, Miami Co., May 29, 1829; is a son of Stephen and Anna (Lindsley) Allen; they were natives of New Jersey, but settled here in 1815, on 160 acres in the above-named township, for which they traded 50 acres near Cincinnati. Our subject now owns 51 acres of the old farm, which is well improved; in 1869, he built a tile-factory, which gives employment for from three to five hands from early spring till late in the fall; his sales amount to something over $3,000 per annum; he is an energetic man, running his farm in connection with the tile works; his mind is engaged in his own individual affairs, and aspires to no office, but he has been Constable and Township Trustee. Jan. 22, 1862, he married Eliza J. McFadden, of Montgomery Co., Ohio, born Dec. 5, 1834; the fruits of this marriage are three children— Edward E., born Feb. 12, 1863; Orville L., Oct. 9, 1866; Herbert C., Oct. 10, 1872.

* * * *

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

View additional Miami County, Ohio family biographies here: Miami County, Ohio Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.