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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 H. ALLEN, real-estate dealer, post office McKee’s Rocks, son of Jacob and Adaline Allen, was born in Stowe township, this county, May 5, 1861. His paternal grandfather, William Allen, was born in Ireland, in 1782, and his wife in Lancaster county, Pa., in 1784. They settled in this county in 1811. The former died June 16, 1836, and the latter Aug. 11, 1871. Their children were Jacob, Thomas, Margaret, John, Rebecca, Susan, Alexander and Ella. Jacob Allen was born in Allegheny county, and became a farmer. In 1850 he married Adaline, daughter of Robert and Ella MacIntyre, of this county, and their children were Laura B., wife of David K. Ewing, Jr.; Rebecca J. (deceased), Katie (deceased), Elizabeth E., William H., Robert M. (deceased) and Adaline C. Jacob Allen was one of the successful gardeners of this county. Mrs. Jacob Allen departed this life in 1868, at the age of thirty-nine years, and Mr. Allen Oct. 20, 1876. William H. Allen is engaged in the real-estate business in McKee’s Rocks, and is one of the enterprising young men of Stowe township.

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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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