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    ASA T. BEEDLE, Troy, of the firm of Beedle & Kelly, founders and machinists, manufacturers of Troy Champion Corn-planter, plows, etc., one of the most important manufacturing interests in Troy. Mr. Beedle was born in Miami Co., Ohio on the 28th of January, 1832. His father, Daniel Beedle, was from Kentucky, and was among the early settlers of Miami Co., locating in Staunton Township. He died in Troy, August, 1877, at the advanced age of 86 years. Asa T. was raised to agricultural pursuits, obtaining a common-school course until at 21 years of age he completed his education by a course of study at Antioch College; returning from college, he followed farming until 1866, at which time he removed to Troy and engaged in the manufacture of plows. In the spring of 1870, he associated with him in the business, John Kelly, under the firm name as above, conducting a business that increased very rapidly. A card of their business will be found in this work, also a history of their great manufacturing establishment; their sales extend throughout the Western States as well as in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Mr. Beedle was married in November 1858, to Calista J. Peck, who was also a native of Miami Co., her parents being among the early settlers. By this union they have two sons and two daughters.

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