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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 H. SEAMAN, Leetsdale, was born June 22, 1835, in Darlington, Beaver county, Pa. His grandfather, John Seaman, was born in Reading county, Pa., of German descent. He came in an early day to Butler county, where he was a merchant. He was the father of eight children, of whom Elias, who was a saddler in Butler county, Pa., married Margaret, daughter of Charles Georing, whose father was one of the first settlers in Butler county. William H. was educated in Pittsburgh, attended the Western University, and learned his trade, that of carpenter, in the same city, which he followed for many years. Eventually he went into the fruit business at Mt. Sewickley fruit-farm, in Leet township. He left this and returned to his trade, at which he is now employed. He was married, in Pittsburgh, to Miss Henrietta Cunningham, who is the mother of seven children: Andrew (a merchant in Leetsdale), Thomas (on the P., Ft. W. & C. R. R.), George M. (of the Tradesmen’s Bank of Pittsburgh), Mrs. Mary Davis, Charlotte, and two sons who died. Mr. and Mrs. Seaman are members of the Presbyterian Church, of Leetsdale, of which he is an elder, and superintendent of the Sabbath-school.

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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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