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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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MISS MARY PEARSON, Tippecanoe City. Miss Mary Pearson is a daughter of Benjamin and Ruth Pearson; they were among the first settlers, Samuel, the father of Benjamin, coming to Monroe Township in 1804; he was born Aug. 27, 1796, and his wife, Ruth Pegg, Dec. 9, 1795; he died May 26, 1875, and his wife in June of the same year; they were, at that time, the oldest living couple in the township, and, during their long wedded life, were separated only five weeks; hand in hand, they journeyed down the hillside of life, always loving and encouraging each other; they reared a family of four children— Sarah, Esther, Valentine and Mary; the two latter are still living. Mary is the owner of the home farm, which she has rightly named “Wilderness Home;” she has reared, from infancy, her sister Sarah’s only daughter; she is an intelligent lady, and, in her neighborhood, there are none more universally respected than Mary Byrkett; she was born in 1856. Miss Pearson lives very comfortably, and the home she loves is hers by birthright; she is an estimable lady, and we are glad to give her the place she deserves in the biography of her township. Benjamin Pearson was a native of South Carolina, and his wife’s grandfather was one of the first settlers in that State, coming as early as 1680. There are few families that can trace their genealogy further back than those of the Pearson name.

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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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