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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. M. ALBERY, saw-milling, Covington. R. M. Albery was born in Franklin Co., Ohio, Aug. 26, 1842; his father, John M. Albery, a native of Licking Co., Ohio, died in Iowa, in the year 1871. R. M. was raised and educated upon the farm; in 1862, he learned the house carpenter trade; served two years as an apprentice in Ohio, then went to California and served one year there; he worked three years as journeyman, then contracted jobs, and carried on the business for six years; returned to Ohio and married Miss Hannah, a daughter of Hezekiah Fowler, of Randolph Co., Ind. Their marriage occurred Dec. 22, 1872. In the year 1873, he located in Miami Co., and purchased the saw-mill and privileges, about one mile south of Covington, on the Dayton & Covington Pike; he has a No. 1 water-power mill, and all the custom work he can do. Mr. Albery has since added more land and a residence, making 37 acres of valuable property. They had three children— Martin S., Morris W. and Richard F.

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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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