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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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REUBEN ROUTSON, farmer; P. O. Bloomertown; is a son of George Routson, a native of Maryland, who came to Ohio in the year 1832, and entered the farm upon which Reuben now resides. The subject of this sketch was born upon the farm entered by his father, Aug. 5, 1833; was educated a farmer, and, when young, learned the trade of a carpenter, which he worked at eleven years; since has been engaged in farming. He has held the office of Trustee three terms. He married Miss Catharine, a daughter of David Rodehaffer, deceased; they had ten children, nine living— George W., Margaret A., David J., Angeline B., Mary J., Sarah A., Ida May, Wesley S. and Suvilla J.

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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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