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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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CHARLES MEHAFFEY, farmer, post office McKeesport, a son of Alexander and Mary M. Mehaffey, was born in North Versailles township in 1814. His grandfather, Robert Mehaffey, came from Ireland, and located in this township at a very early day, where he and his wife died. Alexander, his son, married, and reared a family of following-named children: William, James (deceased), Charles, Ann, Emma and Jane (both deceased). Alexander Mehaffey died in 1886, and his wife in 1852. They located on the place now occupied by the tinplate-works of McKeesport, and removed from there to a farm now owned by our subject. The latter married, in 1870, Elizabeth Hendricks, and to them have been born eight children: Sarah, James, Frank, Robert, John, Charles, Joseph and Clyde. Mr. Mehaffey is a democrat.

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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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