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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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ROBERT MILLER, blacksmith and livery man, Tarentum, was born on Glade run, Butler county, Pa., in 1820, son of Silas and Elizabeth Miller, former of whom was a soldier in the war of 1812. They eventually came to Tarentum, where the parents died. Their children were Margaret, Abigail, Joseph, William, Silas and Robert. Our subject married, in 1849, Mary A., daughter of John Vance, of Tarentum, and engaged in business as blacksmith on the place now owned by him in Tarentum, and to which he has recently added a livery-stable. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Miller: John, who died when three years old, and Frank J., who learned telegraphy, and at the time of his death, which occurred when he was twenty-seven years of age, was an operator. The parents are members of the R. P. Church.

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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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