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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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A. M. BARTON, M. D., the first physician who permanently located in Homestead, was born in Bedford county, Pa., March 5, 1849. His ancestors were early settlers in the state of New Jersey, several of whom were soldiers in the Revolution. His great-grandparents removed from New Jersey to Bedford county shortly after the Revolution, where he resided until his death. He died at an extreme age. His grandfather also died at the age of ninety-four. The doctor was educated in his native county, where he taught school several years. Studied medicine with Drs. Schooley, of Braddock and attended lectures in Louisville, Ky. He located in Homestead in 1875, where he has since practiced medicine successfully. The doctor married Mary E., daughter of Matthew and Ann West, of Homestead, and they have one child, Matthew Claude. Dr. Barton has been a member of the school board for a number of years; politically he is a democrat.

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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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