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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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NOBLE GERWIN MILLER, clergyman post-office Wilkinsburg, a son of Martin L. and Hannah Miller, of Western Pennsylvania was born in Blairsville, Indiana county in April, 1837. His grandfather, Samuel G Miller, came from County Antrim, Ireland with his wife and two children, to Western Pennsylvania in 1798. He was a farmer, and resided most of the time in Indiana county. He had eight sons and five daughters and died about 1860, aged eighty years. Andrew Simpson, maternal grandfather of our subject, was another early settler of Indiana county, and was of Irish descent. He was many years engaged in freighting by wagon to Baltimore and Cumberland, and then retired to a farm, dying at the age of seventy-eight. Martin L. Miller learned the weaver’s trade then taught school in Blairsville, opened a general store there, and later went into the drug business, which led him to study medicine. He graduated from Franklin Medical College, and began practice at Blairsville where he still remains. He has two sons; the eldest, James Simpson, is now practicing medicine at Derry.

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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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