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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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W. A. DUNCAN, farmer; P. O. Piqua. The above-named is a native of Miami Co., born Dec. 9, 1845, and was brought up to agricultural pursuits; received a common education. On June 26, 1871, united in marriage with M. J. Leonard, who was born in May, 1840, and is a daughter of John and Margaret ((Avery) Leonard; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Duncan are the parents of one son, S. Franklin, who was born November, 1873; at the time of his marriage, Mr. Duncan owned no real estate, but since has purchased and now owns 100 acres of fine land in Sec. 26, with good buildings; he is finely situated, and prepared to enjoy life comfortably.

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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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