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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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ROBERT C. HAMILTON, farmer and stock-raiser, post office Clinton, was born in Nottingham township, Washington county, Pa., Feb. 27, 1851, a son of James and Lucy (Bushager) Hamilton, latter a native of Westmoreland county, Pa. James was born in Washington county, Pa., was a farmer, and he and wife were members of the Presbyterian Church. They had seven children, five living: Roberta; Sarah, wife of Park Morrison, in Nottingham township, Washington county; Margaret A., wife of Samuel McNary, in Washington county; James, who married Anna Sumany, in Washington county; and George, who married Miss Sadie Chamberlin, and resides with his parents on the old homestead in Washington county. Robert C. married, Feb. 18, 1872, Mary Lewis, who was born in Findlay township, Allegheny county, a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Stuart) Lewis. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton are J. Lewis, Robert I., Howard W. and Bessie. Mr. Hamilton owns a fine farm of 106 acres.

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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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