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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 MOORE, farmer, post office Surgeon’s Hall, was born May 23, 1819, on the old homestead. His father, William Moore, a native of County Antrim, Ireland, came to America during the government troubles in 1790, which induced many to emigrate to America, and settled first in Lebanon, Del., but later removed to Pennsylvania. In his native home he had been steward on a noble man’s estate, and on coming to America he found employment in Allegheny county, and here married Nancy, daughter of Samuel Wallace. He died aged eighty-one years, and his wife at the age of seventy-two, both members of the U. P. Church; politically he was a democrat and whig. His children were Hannah, James, Mary, Jane, Samuel, Eliza, William and Sarah. Of these William is self-educated, and now owns over fifty acres of the old homestead. He has been twice married; first to Mrs. Margaret Wilson, nee Cowan, and after her death to Mary Gutelius, a worthy lady, a daughter of Rev. Gutelius, of Philadelphia. Politically Mr. Moore has been a whig and republican, but now votes only for the most worthy men. He has been school director for fifteen years, and has held other offices.

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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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