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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 RUSSELL, farmer; P. O. Troy. Samuel Russell is a prominent farmer, born and raised in Monroe Township. His father, Isaac Russell, came to the county in 1806, and his mother in 1802. The maiden name of Samuel’s mother was Tamar Mendenhall, a native of North Carolina. Although a farmer, Mr. Russell has done considerable carpenter work; he married Miss Harriet Franklin in 1843; they were the parents of Louisa, Margaret A., John, Jane, Isaac, Samuel L. and Jesse M. Louisa and John are not living. Margaret is the wife of Jacob Cane; Mary J. wedded James H. Snavely; John married Miss Elizabeth Cane; Isaac married Miss Joselia Curtis. The home farm comprises 50 acres, which was improved by Mr. Russell; he is a Republican in politics; both himself and wife are members of Monroe Grange. Should we be asked where true happiness reigned, the answer would be, in the home of Samuel Russell and his worthy lady.

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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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