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    George W. Deweese, farmer; P. O. Troy; was born in Staunton Twp. in 1828 and is a son of Joshua and Mary (Gerard) Deweese; he was born in Virginia and his wife in this county; the date of his birth is Dec. 4, 1796 and she was born April 21, 1800, being the first white female child born in Miami Co. The grandfather, Samuel, was from Virginia and came to this county, locating in Staunton Twp. in 1812; he was a Baptist minister and lived in this county till about 1820, when he departed this life. Joshua and Mary were married in 1818 and resided on the home place of his fathers', where he lived and died, departing this life May 3, 1859. They were parents of fourteen children, of whom eleven are now living, viz., Samuel, Martha, Sarah, Catharine, Henry G., George W., Rachel H., John B., Joshua H., Joseph, Mary A., deceased. Mr. Deweese lived with his father till 21 years of age, then went to California, where he remained about three and one half years; thence back to this county. September 4, 1855, he was united in marriage with Eliza J. Stillwell, daughter of Elias and Elizabeth Stillwell, who were born in New Jersey. By this union, they had five children, viz., Milford; George, deceased; Alma; Horace, deceased; and Wilbert T. Mr. Deweese, after his marriage, located on the farm now owned by S. Cecil, where they lived till 1875, when he sold out and bought the farm upon which he now resides; this being the old home farm of his wife's father, upon which he settled in 1819.

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