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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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SILAS PERRY, farmer; P. O. Covington; is a son of Amos Perry, a native of Newberry District, S. C., who came to Ohio and located in this county in 1814; he at first taught school several years, then entered land and began the laborious work of opening a farm; he was the first Representative sent from this township, and is supposed to be the one that suggested the name given to the township; he also secured the charter of the Dayton & Covington pike. The subject of this sketch was born July 12, 1827, in this township; was raised a farmer, and has been always engaged in that occupation. He has been twice married; first, Nov. 24, 1857, with Miss Maria, a daughter of Fielding and Sarah Dye, natives of New Jersey; Maria died June 15, 1868, leaving two children— Luella and Arthur; his second marriage was celebrated Nov. 24, 1869, with Miss Jennie Deweese, a daughter of David D; they had three children— Chas. E., Oran L. and Wilson A.

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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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