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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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WILLIAM J. MILLER, retired, Gill Hall, is a son of Peter and Mary A. (Cunningham) Miller, and was born in Ireland in 1801. His parents came to this country about 1808, and located in Jefferson township, this county, where the father proceeded to work at his trade of shoemaking, but later bought a farm. William J. is the only surviving member of his father’s family. May 20, 1836, he married Sarah, daughter of Michael Snee, of Jefferson township. He worked the old homestead and at the carpenter’s trade until he sold the farm, when he removed to Gill Hall. His children are Andrew, married to Anna Carlisle, of Jefferson township; Harry H., married to Lettie Duff, of Jefferson township; Caroline, now Mrs. Reed, of Jefferson township; Ella, now Mrs. Weller, of West Elizabeth, and Fannie. Mrs. Miller died in 1875. Our subject was a successful merchant for thirty years. He is a member of the U. P. Church, and 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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