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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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SAMUEL ANDERSON, farmer, post office Talley Cavey, is a son of Charles and Sarah (Thompson) Anderson. His parents were natives of Ireland, emigrated to this country in 1825, located in Baltimore, Md., for a few years, and then moved to Pittsburgh, where they engaged in the grocery business. In 1837 they moved to Hampton township, this county, and settled on the farm now occupied by Hugh Anderson, where the mother still resides; the father died Feb. 14, 1878. They had following-named children: Samuel, Hugh, Sarah E. (wife of John A. Forsythe, of Butler county) and Mary A. (wife of Thomas Hamilton, of West Deer township), living; one that died in infancy and Margaret J., deceased wife of John Crowe (she died in 1879). Our subject was born in Pittsburgh Sept. 17, 1836, and was brought to this township by his parents when he was in infancy, and here he has always resided. In 1864 he enlisted in Co. H, 6th H. A., and served until the close of the war: He then returned home and engaged in general mercantile business at Talley Cavey for one year. In 1860 he purchased his present farm, which he has since managed. Mr. Anderson married, Nov. 21, 1859, Charlotte, daughter of H. B. and Jane (Sangree) Hutchman, of Richland township. They have two children living: Ida E., wife of James Leland Allison, a farmer of Richland township, and Charles, living at home. Samuel Anderson, and family are members of the R. P. Church at Talley Cavey, of which Mr. Anderson is an elder.

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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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