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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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A. G. Miller, farmer, post office Port Perry, a son of Col. W. L. and Jane T. Miller, was born in Fayette county, Pa., in 1836. Col. Miller was formerly one of the prominent men of Fayette county, an iron manufacturer, and received his title of colonel from the fact that he organized a companyof soldiers during the war of 1812. He served as a delegate to the constitutional convention of 1838, and is said to have been the youngest member of that representative body. He was a gentleman of sterling worth and honesty in business relations. In 1837 he removed to what is now North Versailles township, this county, where he became owner of a large tract of land near what is now the town or village of Port Perry, and he it was who laid out Port Perry and made the village what it is. His purchase there consisted of a large tract of coal-land; he erected works, built railroads, but disposed of the coal early in life; was a contractor and builder, but devoted his last years to agriculture. The colonel was the father of nine children, four of whom are now living: George T., Mary P. (wife of William F. Knox, M. D., of McKeesport), Kate (deceased wife of Rev. John M. Hastings, of Westchester, Pa.), Phebe A. (Mrs. Cooper, in McKeesport) and A. G. Col. Miller died in 1867, his wife in 1862.

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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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