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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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JAMES STALEY, druggist, Tarentum, son of James and Julia A. Staley, former of whom is deceased, was born in Tarentum, Aug. 22, 1845, his parents being among the pioneers of this portion of Allegheny county. Their children were Nancy, now Mrs. J. W. Hemphill, of Tarentum; William J., James; Julia A., deceased; Willard; Dora, deceased; Belle, now Mrs. H. Eurich, of Tarentum, and Maud, now Mrs. T. Hudefoll, of Tarentum. James Staley married, in 1867, Miss Sarah M., daughter of Joseph Nash, of Georgetown, Beaver county, Pa., and located in Pleasantville, Venango county, Pa., where he engaged in the oil business from 1869 to 1879. He then removed to Richburg, N. Y., and thence to Tarentum in 1884. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Staley were Maud E., Harry (deceased), Charles H., Eugene W., Claude and Howard. Mr. Staley is a member of the Order of American Mechanics.

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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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