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    George W. Kight has been a resident of Miami county since 1880 and both Bethel and Elizabeth townships have benefited by his industry and resourcefulness as an agriculturist and his services as a citizen. He was born in Monongahela county, W. Va., May 28, 1860, a son of George W. and Hattie (Koontz) Kight. His father, a farmer in early life, enlisted in the Union Army during the war between the States and saw much service under the greatly beloved "Little General," George B. McClellan. At the close of his military service he resumed farming, and in 1883 came to Ohio ,and settled in Clark county, near New Carlisle, where he rounded out a long and honorable career as an agriculturist. He was a man greatly respected in his community and was a worthy representative of the best type of men engaged in his calling. George W. Kight, the younger, was given a public school education in his native county, and at the age of twenty years left the parental roof and came to Miami county, where for a number of years he followed farming in Bethel township. Eventually he came to Elizabeth township, where he has since developed a handsome property, on which he carries on general farming and stock raising. Mr. Kight married, January 13, 1886, Sarah, daughter of Charles and Anna (Works) Hales, of New Carlisle, and to this union there have been born five children: Anna, now the wife of Marvin G. Benson, of Dayton, Ohio; Mary E., the wife of Charles Grady, who resides in Dayton, Ohio; Harold, Helen and Virginia. Mr. Kight's nephews, Earl and Harry Hess, saw service in the United States Army during the World war period, the former being called overseas and being in action in a number of battles. The family attends the Methodist church.

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