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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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WILLIAM ANDREWS, farmer, post office Remington, was born in 1806, in County Derry, Ireland, son of Mark and Sarah (Anderson) Andrews, and was among the youngest children born to his parents. In 1825 he immigrated to America, settling in Lebanon county, Pa., and in that part of the state was for forty years engaged in contracting and railroading. In 1831 he came to Allegheny county and purchased 145 acres of land, afterward owning over three hundred acres. He was married, in 1831, to Margaret Phillips, daughter of James Phillips, and of the five children born to them the following three are now living: Mark, Joseph and Samuel. Mr. Andrews, through his own perseverance, has been very successful financially. He and family are members of the U. P. Church, and he is a 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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