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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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WILKINSON PEARSON, farmer; P. O. Covington; is a son of Benjamin Pearson, a native of South Carolina, who came to this county in 1805; entered land in Newton Township, and lived upon it until his death. The subject of this sketch was born in South Carolina June 30, 1803, and came to this county with his parents at 2 years of age, when it was quite in its infancy in respect to improvement. He was raised a farmer, and has followed that occupation all his life, until within two years, when he rented his farm, and now lives retired from business cares. Mr. P. has undergone all the hardships of early pioneer life, and has seen the full development of the county. In 1826, he was married to Eleanor, a daughter of Robert Leavell, a native of South Carolina; they had eight children, three of whom are living. Mr. P. has given a farm to each of his children, and has a beautiful home east of Covington, where he now lives.

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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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