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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 ROUTSON, farmer; P. O. Bloomertown. William Routson, born Dec. 29, 1853, in Shelby Co., Ohio, is a son of Jacob E. Routson, a native of Pennsylvania, living now in Shelby Co.; William moved into this county in the year 1874, and located on the farm where he now lives. He married, March 22, 1873, Miss Sarah E., a daughter of George Shaefer, and sister of J. G., whose biography appears in this work; they have four children, viz., Lartha Eldora, Jacob E. M., Maria E. A. and Harry W.

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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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