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    Benjamin Iddings, farmer; P. O. West Milton; one of the prominent farmers of Newton Township; is a descendant of early pioneers, and is of Scotch Irish stock; he is the son of Joseph Iddings, one of the pioneers of the Northwest Territory; our subject was born on the place where he now lives, and which has been his residence for sixty-five years; his life has been that of a farmer, and he early acquired habits of industry and economy, which have served him well throughout his life; by his unflagging perseverance and good management, he has put himself in possession of a large farm under the best of modern improvements. He has been twice married, first to Miss Barbara Hill, March 29, 1838, who is a descendant of early pioneers, and sister to Nathan and John Hill; nine children were born to this union; all are living and married; his second marriage was celebrated with Sarah A. McDowell, June 18, 1863; she was born in Dayton, Ohio, and is the daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Baker) McDowell, he a native of Pennsylvania, and she of Tennessee; two children have been born to-this union, one of whom is dead, the other, Myron B., is at home with his parents. Mr. Iddings is a member of the Shiloh Christian Church.

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