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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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R. B. ANDERSON, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Fletcher; son of John and Nancy Anderson; was born in Bucks Co., Penn., Dec. 24, 1825. John Anderson died in 1826. Our subject being left fatherless when almost an infant, he was placed in the care of his grandfather, David Anderson, upon whom the duty devolved of raising him; in 1829, he with his grandparents emigrated to Ohio, locating in Warren Co.; and the following winter they pressed onward to Miami Co.; there David Anderson entered a large tract of land, of which 80 acres was entered for R. B., which is his present farm in Sec. 15, Brown Township; he remained with David Anderson until 1843, at which time he took a trip East to see his mother whom he had not seen since 1829; there he devoted his time to his mother’s society for a few weeks, when he returned and soon after engaged in coopering in Warren Co.; farming was taken in connection with his trade, which was followed in Warren and Montgomery Cos., Ohio, until 1851, when he settled on his farm; here he has since resided and made great changes in the general appearance of the same; now there are 70 acres under cultivation. Aug. 27, 1850, he married Miss Marim Dickensheets, who was born in Bellbrook, Greene Co., Ohio, in 1826; they by this union have five children, of whom three are now living, viz.: Clara B, born June 17, 1851, now Mrs. M. Kemp; Emma E., Dec. 15, 1852, now Mrs. G. Friling; and A. Caroline, Aug. 14, 1854, now Mrs. Joseph Cyphers. The deceased are Charlie R., died Aug. 3, 1858, and Fannie C, born Dec. 3, 1858, died Aug. 4, 1879.

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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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