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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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REV. N. G. MILLER was reared in Blairsville attended Elder’s Ridge Academy, and later a similar institution at home, which was established largely through the influence of his father. He entered the sophomore class at Allegheny College, Meadville, and graduated in 1861. He began preaching in the Methodist Episcopal Church as supply on the Mechanicsburg circuit, within fourteen miles from home. He was admitted to conference on trial in 1863, and next year was located at Marchand. He has since preached at Redstone, Irwin, Kittanning, Mansfield, Sharpsburg, again at Irwin, Oakland and Wilkinsburg. For the last four years he has been presiding elder of McKeesport district, continuing his residence here. He was a member of the general conference of 1888, one of the most noteworthy in the history of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Miller is a straight republican in politics. In 1864 he married Sarah Jane, daughter of Robert and Maria (Rahm) Johnston, of Pittsburgh, of Scotch-Irish and German descent. Three children bless the home of Mr. Miller: Maria Louise, James Francis and Robert Johnston.

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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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