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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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J. G. KELLY, cashier Braddock National Bank, Braddock, is a native of Lyon county, Ky., born Sept. 10, 1847. He is a son of William Kelly, who was born in Pittsburgh in 1811, and was in his day one of America’s greatest iron-masters. His connection with the manufacture of iron, the circumstances by which he was surrounded, and the difficulties he overcame, can be found on the pages of the Iron Age, Vol. xli, No. 8, Feb. 23, 1888; also in Appleton’s Cyclopedia. His wife was Mildred A., daughter of James N. Gracey, who was a descendant of an old Kentucky family, originally of New England. J. G. Kelly was educated at the common schools in his native town until fifteen years of age, when he entered college and remained until he was twenty. His first engagement in business was as bookkeeper for his father, a position he filled for three years. In 1870 he came to Pittsburgh and entered the First National Bank as bookkeeper, remaining until 1873. Afterward he located in Braddock, and was cashier for the Braddock Trust company until 1882, when that corporation was changed to the Braddock National Bank, and Mr. Kelly was retained as cashier, being a stockholder in the organization. Mr. Kelly married, in 1870, Agnes, daughter of Thomas J. Kenny, a highly respected citizen of Allegheny county. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly have had two children, one being now deceased. They are members of the Catholic Church; politically he is a republican.

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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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