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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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MICHAEL BASHORE, retired farmer; P. O. Covington; born in Juniata Co., Penn.; emigrated to Ohio about the year 1835 and located first in Greene Co.; was in such limited circumstances that the end-gate of the wagon-bed was used for a table for several years; the union of industry and economy has rewarded him with success, as he is today one of the most reliable and highly-respected citizens of the township; he has lately given $60,000 to his children in lands and property. While living in Greene Co., he followed teaming for seven years; then removed to Darke Co., purchased some land, and was engaged in farming until the year 1872, when he had a stroke of paralysis, which prevented him from laboring; he remained in Darke Co. until 1859, then removed to this county, and is now residing in Covington. He married Miss Henrietta Senseman, of his native county; they had six children, of whom five are living— William H., Benjamin F., Charles, Jacob S. and Susan B.

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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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