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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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N. H. ALBAUGH, nurseryman; P. O. Tadmor, Montgomery Co.; senior member of the firm of N. H. Albaugh & Son, proprietors of the Hill Home Nurseries; born in Union Township, Miami Co., May 22, 1834; is a son of Samuel and Anna (Rodkey) Albaugh, who came here in 1828, and entered 80 acres of land in the above named township; this he cleared and improved, building a log cabin, in which our subject was born and partially raised; he received a good education, mainly by the aid of his father; in the fall of 1851, he commenced teaching, which continued to be his occupation till 1854, with the exception of one summer, when he edited a daily paper in Dayton, entitled the Dayton Daily City Item; he bought his present home of 30 acres in Sec. 31, and continued to teach during the winter for several years; in 1858, he engaged in the nursery business, which has gradually increased till he has between 80 and 100 acres planted, and fills orders to the amount of about $100,000 annually at retail; in 1870, he established a branch nursery at Carmi, Ill., and one at Burlington, Kan., this spring; since June, 1875, the firm has been styled N. H. Albaugh & Son; their office is connected by telephone with Dayton; he now owns 160 acres of land in this township, and 200 acres in other States; Mr. Albaugh is a live man, awake to the interests of every branch of industry, and that his sterling worth is appreciated by the people, is shown by what follows; he has been a member of the Board of Education for seventeen years, and President of the board more than half the time; has been School Examiner for ten years, and Justice of the Peace for nine years; he is also President of the American Association of Florists, Nurserymen, etc.; was in the 100-day service, Orderly Sergeant in Co. B, 147th O. V. I. In 1854, May 11, he married Lucinda Beeson, who was born in Montgomery Co., May 21, 1835; by this union they have had three children- Clifford L., born June 16, 1855; Ida May, Feb. 27, 1857; Jesse E., June 1, 1861, who was thrown from a load of trees and instantly killed March 18, 1879. Clifford L., was united in marriage with O. C. Williamson Jan. 1, 1880.

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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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