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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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HUGH CUNNINGHAM, farmer, post office Bakerstown, was born Dec. 20, 1825, on his present farm in West Deer township, son of Abraham and Nancy (Glasgow) Cunningham, who were born in Ireland, and came here when they were eight and ten years of age, residing in West Deer township until their deaths. They were members of the old Seceder Church. Hugh Cunningham was married at the age of nineteen to Eliza McNeil, of West Deer township, and seven children were born to them, two of whom are living. Of these Abraham married, in 1867, Catharine, daughter of Robert and Kate (Scott) Harbison, of Butler county; they have four children: Eliza, Lloyd, Dean and Mary. The other son, Robert John, is a Presbyterian minister in Indiana. Mrs. Cunningham died in May, 1864, and Mr. Cunningham was afterward married July 4, 1865, to Jane Park, of Butler county, daughter of William and Hannah (Rundles) Park. Her father was born in Franklin county, Feb. 9, 1791, and died Dec. 20, 1883. Her mother was born Aug. 9, 1800, and died Feb. 24, 1885. Two children were born to this second marriage: William and Ellen. Mr. Cunningham has a farm of 160 acres near Bakerstown and is one of the oldest settlers of the township.

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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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