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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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CAPT. JOHN W. HAGUE was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1820, a son of Stephen and Maria J. Hague. The father came from England in 1818, was married in 1819, and settled in Pittsburgh, where he resided until 1833, when he removed to Allegheny, and located where his son, Capt. John W., now resides. Of the six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Hague only two are living: Capt. J. W. and Anna (widow of D. W. Boss). Mr. Hague was a hatter by trade, which business he followed until in 1846, when he retired. He and wife were members of the M. E. Church; the former died in 1878, aged eighty-four years, the latter in 1869, aged seventy-three years.

Capt. John W. has been twice married, first in 1845 to Eliza Miller, by which union there were six children: John W. (an attorney in Pittsburgh), Stephen (a farmer in Columbiana county, Ohio), Joseph P. (a carpenter), Annie (wife of James A. Malona, in Lawrence county, Pa.), Emma (wife of Dr. R. B. Faulkner, of Allegheny), Dollie (wife of Daniel F. Mulvey, of Allegheny, a member of select council). This wife dying in 1879, Capt. Hague’s second marriage occurred in 1884, with Callie, daughter of Charles and Charlotte Faulkner. J. W. Hague was engaged with his father in the hatting business, until in 1846, when he was commissioned lieutenant, and went to the Mexican war. After his return, in 1859 he settled on a farm in Lawrence county, Pa., where he remained until in about 1877, when he came back to the old homestead in Allegheny and retired from business.

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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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