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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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THOMAS PRESTON HENDERSON, post office Hulton, was born in Pittsburgh, Feb. 14, 1843, a son of James King and Eliza (Parsons) Henderson, both natives of Ireland, and members of the Episcopal Church. James K. came to Pittsburgh in 1818, where he was engaged in mercantile business. Mrs. Henderson’s father was John Parsons, who operated a cutlery business in Pittsburgh. Thomas P. Henderson received his education at the public schools of Pittsburgh, and graduated from the high-school in 1861. He enlisted in August, 1862, in Young’s battery, and was discharged June 8, 1865. He was then engaged as clerk in the freight department of the P. R. R. Co., and from 1870 to 1876 was engaged in general mercantile business. Since 1876 he has been connected with the treasury department of the Pennsylvania company. He has lately completed a beautiful home on B street, Verona. Mr. Henderson married, in 1871, Ida E. Masten, of Warren, Pa., a daughter of Cornelius and Lydia (Hackney) Masten, and of three children born to Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Clarence Rosse is the only surviving one. They are members of Verona Presbyterian Church. Mr. Henderson is a stanch 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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