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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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PHILOMEN BROTHERTON, grocer; Piqua; was born in New York in 1815, and when but a child was taken by his parents on an emigration trip to Bartholomew Co., Ind., where he procured his education in the common school. About 1825, his parents removed to Hamilton Co., Ohio; four years later they located in Miami Co., where the parents both passed away at the age of 93 ½ years each; Philomen is the eldest of thirteen children; in 1835 he engaged in the manufacture of brick, which he followed several years; ten years since he located on Park avenue, opening out a grocery; here he has since been favorably known. Aug. 30, 1842, he married Nancy Morton, born in Pennsylvania in 1810; the issue of this union was three children— Albert M., born Oct. 16, 1844; Franklin P., Oct. 16, 1852, and one that died in infancy.

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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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