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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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PAUL PEARSON, farmer; P. O. West Milton; he was born in Monroe Township, this county, in the year 1833, and is a son of Benjamin and Anna Pearson; his father was born in South Carolina, his mother in the State of Tennessee; when a child, Benjamin Pearson came with his parents to this county, where they settled in the year 1808, in Monroe Township, living there till their decease; Benjamin, father of Paul, made the same locality his home, reared his family, and in 1845, departed this life, aged about 42 years; they were parents of nine children, two of whom are living, viz., Rachel and our subject. Mrs. Pearson was again united in marriage, to Enoch Pearson, who is also deceased; she is living and resides with her daughter, Mrs. Stickle. Our subject was reared on the farm where he labored till his father’s decease. In 1855, he was married to Rachel Perry, by whom he has had five children, all living, viz., Lycurgus, Willis, Walter, Elmer and Valeria; Mrs. Pearson is a daughter of Amos and Rachel Perry, who were among the early settlers in this county; he was born in South Carolina, she in the State of Kentucky; in 1859, he purchased 140 acres of land, on which he moved in 1860, and here has resided since.

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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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