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    JOHN S. REEDER, deceased, was born in Bucks Co., Penn., in 1819, where he grew to manhood on the farm, and obtained a common-school education. In 1842, he married Letitia P. Pownall, also a native of Bucks Co., born in 1821; after their marriage, John was variously engaged until 1851, when they emigrated West, locating in Fletcher, Miami Co.; remaining there but two years, they removed to Sec. 21, Brown Township, where they afterward purchased 80 acres; this John cultivated till his death, which occurred Feb. 19, 1875; he was the father of ten children - Margery A., Esther P., Martha R., Ellen K. (deceased), Miles P., Eliza J., William H., Mary E., John E. (deceased) and George W. Letitia is a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Anderson) Pownall, both natives of Pennsylvania, where John died; Elizabeth afterward came West, and died in Miami Co. Miles P., whose name is above given, was born in the same county and State as his father in 1851; was raised on the farm where he now resides, and manifests an enterprising interest in its cultivation. His marriage with Rhoda A. Covault was celebrated in 1871; two years later she departed this life, Feb. 28, 1873; Sept 16, 1875, he married Sarah J. Frazier, a native of Shelby Co., born Aug. 16, 1853; one child, Lou E., has been given to them.

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