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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; is the son of Isaac Russell, who was born in 1799, and came to Miami Co. as early as 1806. He was married in 1822, to Tamar Mendenhall, whose parents were natives of North Carolina, in which State she was also born; they settled on the farm now owned by John Westlake, and entered a quarter-section adjoining; they had nine children, seven are living— Samuel, our subject, Joseph, Rachel, Rosanna, Oliver, Harriet and Tamar; Ruth and Isaac are dead. Samuel grew up on the farm, and was ever an honest, vigorous lad. At the age of 21, he was wedded to Miss Harriet Franklin; they commenced housekeeping, and have always lived on part of the land originally entered by his father; their children are named Louisa, Margaret A., John F., Mary J., Isaac N., Samuel L. and Jesse M.; Louisa and John are not living; Mary J. is the wife of James H. Snavely; Margaret wedded Jacob A. Cain. Mr. Russell is one of our substantial men, and lives in a style commensurate with his means; his wife died Aug. 1, 1880; she was a noble woman, whose loss will be deeply felt, not only by her husband and children, but by the entire neighborhood. Isaac Russell was wedded to Miss Frances J. Curtis; Mr. Russell was born Nov. 17, 1822, and his wife Jan. 30, 1824, in Warren Co., Ohio; they were a model pair and the children should ever feel a just pride in having an ancestry who were ever foremost in promoting all that pertained to honesty and morality.

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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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