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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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JOHN CAROTHERS HAYMAKER, attorney at law, Pittsburgh, son of William N. and Mary Haymaker, of Turtle Creek (see his sketch), was born September 2, 1853, in Patton township, this county. He remained at home on the farm, and attended Laird Institute at Murrysville, Pa., until he began to read law with his brother, J. S. Haymaker, in 1872. He was admitted to the bar of Pittsburgh in 1875, and was elected assistant district attorney by the republican party in the fall of 1887, taking his seat January 1, 1888. Mr. Haymaker was married November 18, 1880, to Anna M. McKnight, of Allegheny, daughter of John and Jane McKnight, and three children have been born to them: Marguerite McKnight, Mary Simpson and Louise Bell. Mr. and Mrs. Haymaker are members of the Presbyterian Church.

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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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