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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. H. CLATTY, farmer, post office Mt. Lebanon, was born in Allegheny county in 1835. He is the only child of Christofer Clatty, of Germany, who married Lucy M. Gear, and died in Germany. His widow came to America, located in Allegheny county, and married Henry Clinky. She died in 1864, aged about sixty years. The subject of this sketch received a common-school education. He married, in 1857, Caroline Haudenshield, daughter of Samuel and Mary Haudenshield, of this county, and nine children were born to them, of whom eight are now living: Charles, John, Albert, Harrison, Elmer, Walter, George and Clara. Mr. Clatty purchased his present property in 1863, consisting of fifty acres of land, whereon he has since resided, and which is the result of his own labor. He is respected by his neighbors as an upright farmer. He has been a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church since 1851; 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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