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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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HUGH G. MILLER, farmer, post office Glenshaw, was born July 19, 1828, on the old Miller homestead, in Shaler township. His grandfather, James Miller, came here from Ireland with his second wife and three children, Rodney, Thomas and Margaret. He was a member of the old Covenanter Church, to which his descendants still adhere. Thomas Miller married Margaret Watt, and their union was blessed with the following-named children: Jane, James, John, Mary, Sarah, Hugh G., Robert and Martha. Hugh G. has been a miner, but is now a farmer, and has eighty acres of the old homestead. He married Martha J., daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Black) Cunningham, who were old settlers in Butler county, and they have four children: Mrs. Sarah E. Croskey, Matilda C., Clara B. and H. P. Wiley. Mr. Miller has been an active member of the R. P. Church, of which he has been an elder for twenty years.

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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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