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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. Y. ANDERSON, machinist, Sewickley, is a native of this county, born March 5, 1845, and is a grandson of Robert Anderson, Esq. His father, James Anderson, was born in Washington county, brought to this county when a boy, and was educated here. He was a farmer, and one of the first members of the Presbyterian Church; politically he was a democrat. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Rebecca (Davis) Onstott, and they had one son, Samuel Y. The father died June 2, 1850, when thirty seven years of age. The subject of this sketch was a machinist with Hartupee & Co., and subsequently for the Pennsylvania company in the Pitts Locomotive-works. He afterward engaged with the Morgan Engineering company of Alliance, Ohio. In 1881 he returned to Sewickley, and erected the Roseburgh mills, which he has conducted successfully.

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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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