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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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S. H. ALLEN, M. D., post office Bakerstown, is a son of Rev. Moses and Catherine (McMillan) Allen, of New Jersey, who settled in Washington county, Pa., in 1815. They had ten children, two of whom, besides S. H.,, still live, viz.: Moses Coe, of Jefferson county, Ohio, and Catherine, widow of Thomas Morgan, of Belmont county, Ohio S. H. is the fifth child, and was born in Greene county, Pa., Feb. 6, 1815; was taken to Washington county when an infant, and was there reared and educated at the public schools. He then attended Jefferson College, Cannonsburg, Pa., graduating from the medical department in 1838. He commenced the practice of his profession in Moon township, Allegheny county, where he remained seven years, and in 1846 came to his present location. April 26, 1838, the doctor married Mary, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Hankins) Wallace, of this county, and they have three children living: Eliza Jane, widow of Thomas Gibson; Kate A. and Leland M., at home, the latter a lawyer, of Allegheny. Dr. Allen has held the offices of school director and auditor of the township. He and family are members of the Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown.

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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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