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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ANDREW JACKSON HANKEY, painter, post-office Hulton, was born in this county May 25, 1845, a son of Jonas and Elizabeth (Ludwick) Hankey, natives of Franklin township. His father was a cabinet-maker, and moved to Verona in 1882. They were members of the Lutheran Church. Andrew, at the age of fifteen years, learned the painter’s trade in Parnassus, where he worked for three years. He married, July 25, 1878, Mary Dewalt, of Allegheny City, daughter of John W. and Elizabeth (George) Dewalt, natives of Westmoreland county. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hankey, named as follows: Elmer Brace, Frank and William. In 1879 Mr. Hankey moved to Allegheny City, where he followed his trade for six years, then came to Verona He enlisted, in 1863, in Co. K, 54th P. V., for one hundred days. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., K. of M., J. W. Paul Tent, No. 40, and the G. A. R.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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