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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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DAVID PIERCE, farmer, post office Monongahela City, son of Jonathan and Maria (Bell) Pierce, was born in Monongahela City in 1832. His parents and grandparents afterward removed to the farm now owned by David, where they died. Jonathan’s family were James, born in 1818; Joseph, in 1820; Cassander, in 1822; Nancy, in 1823; Lewis, in 1825; Israel, in 1828; Elizabeth, in 1830; David, in 1832; Emma, in 1834; John, in 1836; Martha, in 1838; Mary, in 1840; Violet, in 1843. Joseph, John, Nancy and David are still living. David married Eliza Jane, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Ketchum) Pierce, in 1871. Her brothers and sisters were William, Benjamin, Eliza Jane, Francis, Hannah and Joseph. The first two are deceased. David has a family of four children: Bessie, Gertrude, William and George. Mrs. Pierce is a member of the Methodist Church.

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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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