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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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JOHN H. MILLER, merchant, Redman Mill, was born Feb. 26, 1848, in Westmoreland county, Pa., son of John and Jane B. (Hartley) Miller. John Miller was by trade a blacksmith, and was in the coal business and the manufacture of salt in Westmoreland county. In Allegheny county he followed merchandising, and also founded the Iron City docks. He was a man of good business ability, and an earnest Christian. He died in February, 1882. The names of his children are Morris, John H., William, Charles, Miranda, Hester and Elvira. John H. Miller was a blacksmith for seven years, and then engaged in mercantile business. He was one of the founders of the American Glass-works, limited, and is yet one of the proprietors. He married Miss Eleanor Griffith. They are both members of the Baptist Church, of which he is a deacon; he is a republican.

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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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