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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 H. BARE, farmer; P. O. New Carlisle, Clark Co., Ohio; was born in York Co., Penn., June 20, 1831, and removed with his parents to Cumberland Co., where they remained about nine years; they emigrated to Ohio about 1851, and stayed awhile in Clark Co., Ohio; his father then bought 80 acres of land in Bethel Township, Miami Co., where he spent the remainder of his days, departing this life June 9, 1878, in the 70th year of his age. The subject of this sketch has always followed agricultural pursuits, and now owns 50 acres in Sec. 6, adjoining the home place; in connection with his farming, he trades in notes, and loans money; forty-two years elapsed before there was a marriage or a death in his father’s family, when, on the 15th of June, 1873, William H. Bare was united in marriage with Almira Thompson, who was born in Miami Co., Ohio, Dec. 16, 1836; she is a daughter of Mark and Rebecca Thompson, natives of New Jersey, who came to this State in 1831.

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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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