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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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WILLIAM G. APPLEGETT, farmer; P. O. Conover; was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio, Nov. 6, 1826, and is a son of W. H. Applegett who was born in Kentucky about the close of the eighteenth century; received a limited education and followed carpentering for a number of years; emigrated to Hamilton Co., Ohio, about 1817. Three years later, married Miss Atlantic Goff, who was born at Cape May, N. J.; after marriage, resided chiefly in this county, where she died with cholera about 1834; he afterward went to Tennessee, where he died about 1840. They were the parents of five children, of whom three are now living, of whom Mr. Applegett is the oldest; he was brought up to agricultural pursuits, and received a limited education; after his majority, he entered upon the trade of carpentry, which he followed twenty-five years; in 1868, he bought a farm in Sec. 8, Town 2, Range 12, and the next year located on it. In 1851, he married Miss H. A. Davis; they have eight children viz.: Sarah M., deceased; Mary H., John W., Melissa J., Arthur E., Charles, Clara E. and Kate. Mrs. Applegett was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Feb. 22, 1834, and is a daughter of Benjamin B. and Mary (Graham) Davis.

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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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