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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. H. NORTHCUTT, County Commissioner, Troy; was born in Lost Creek Township in 1828; his parents, George and Judith (Hance) Northcutt, ranking among the first settlers of the county. George Northcutt was born in 1805, and his wife in 1804 — she in Kentucky, and he in Warren Co., Ohio. He is now living in Iowa, and is a hale and hearty man. While W. H. Northcutt was still a lad, he evinced a great love for the carpenter’s trade, which he afterward learned, devoting a number of years to contracting and building. Many monuments of his skill are to be seen in this as well as other townships in the county. He now resides on his farm, near Troy, attending to his official duties as County Commissioner, which position he has held five years. His official life has extended over a period of nineteen years. We have no wish to flatter Mr. Northcutt, knowing his aversion to being spoken of, even in complimentary terms, but the reputation of a man cannot fail to be genuine who so fully enjoys the confidence of those who have known him from boyhood. During the month of January, 1851, his marriage with Miss Lydia A. Earnhart was celebrated, and their married life was a happy one. They had no children, but were parents in truth to Lizzie (Westfall) Northcutt and Moses B. Earnhart, who both received an excellent education while living with them. Mrs. Northcutt was called from earth in April, 1877, since which time her adopted daughter, now Mrs. Otto Kerr, has superintended the management of the household affairs. Mrs. Northcutt was a lady of lovely disposition, with great attractiveness of manner, and her death was a sad blow to her husband. She left a sorrowing multitude to mourn her loss. Mr. N. is a prominent member of Coleman Commandery, and a valuable acquisition to society.

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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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