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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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SAMUEL PEARSON, farmer; P. O. Tippecanoe City; is a representative of that branch of the Pearson family who can trace their ancestry to the landing of the Mayflower, three brothers coming on that vessel, one going to South Carolina, one stopping in New Jersey, the other in Pennsylvania. Samuel is a descendant of the South Carolina branch, and was born in 1820, within a half-mile of where he now lives. His parents, Enoch and Rosanah Pearson, were the parents of twelve children, six of whom are now living, Samuel, Margery Mahala, Ruth, Hirzah, Pemberton and Enoch. All live in this county except Mahala and Ruth. Samuel was married to Miss Sarah Enyeart, Oct. 28, 1849; they are the parents of three sons— Silas G., Leroy and Webster. Silas was married to Miss Matilda B. Patterson. Mr. Pearson is comfortably located on a nice farm of 60 acres, is a member of the Christian Church, an ardent temperance man, a good Republican, and also a member of Tippecanoe Lodge, A., F. & A. M. and Franklin Chapter, No. 24, R. A. M. He is well acquainted with all the facts and incidents detailed in full in this 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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