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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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ROBERT V. PEARSON, farmer; P. O. West Milton; born in this county in the year 1833; is a son of Enoch Pearson, who was also born in this county; his boyhood days were spent on the farm, but not under the guidance of parents, having been bound out when quite young to Elisha and Rebecca Jones, with whom he remained till he was 23 years of age, though his time expired when he was 18. In consequence of this and the scarcity of school privileges in his day, his education was limited. In 1857, he was married to Mary A. Kendall, and has one child, viz., Loraine A., born Oct. 18, 1858; he has taken great pains with his son’s education, he being a graduate of Covington High School, and a very promising young man. He owns 78 acres of land, 65 of which is in cultivation, and neatly improved; he is a descendant of the first pioneers in this county, of whom more than a passing notice is taken, both in the historical and biographical departments of this work. Mrs. Pearson is a daughter of John and Eunice Kendall, whose sketch appears in the pages of Union Township history.

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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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