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    SAMUEL S. YATES, farmer; P. O. Conover; was born in Lost Creek Township, in 1830, and is a son of Nezer S. and Priscilla (Sayers) Yates. Our subject was brought up on the farm and attended to the duties connected with farm life; thus half century has been passed him. Samuel S. has been a landholder of Miami Co., since 1851; in the mean time he dealt in land to considerable extent, by buying unimproved and improving, then selling, leaving many open fields which were cleared from their wild state by his labor and supervision; he now owns 230 acres in Secs. 7 and 12, Brown Township, Miami Co., where he lives. March 9, 1851, his marriage was celebrated with Phebe A. Shanks, who was born in Brown Township in 1830. They have six children, viz., Alice J., now Mrs. G. W. Brecount; Florence E., who died at the age of 17; Mary A., now Mrs. Joseph Wolcott; S. Frank, Clara B. and Earl A. Mr. and Mrs. Yates spent their early winters days in the same school, and were raised in the same vicinity; they have been consistent members of the Baptist Church of Lena for over a quarter of a century, during which time he has held the office of Deacon for nearly twenty years; their family have been brought up in the doctrines of the same church.

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