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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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MRS. HANNAH MANOWN, retired, Monongahela City, daughter of George and Elizabeth Linn, was born in 1829, in the township and county of Butler, where her father was prominently identified with the medical profession. Her father’s family consisted of three children: Alonso, now a professor in Washington and Jefferson College; George A., practicing medicine in Monongahela City, and Hannah. Her father was one of the pioneers of Western Pennsylvania, and when Gen. Lafayette was in Butler he had the honor of dining with him; he died at the age of forty-four, at his old home. Hannah married, in 1854, Thomas Manown, son of John and Martha Manown, whose family were among the early settlers of Forward township. Mr. Manown died Oct. 25, 1867, on the farm now owned by his wife and sister.

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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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