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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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E. J. PUGH, merchant, Tarentum, was born in Clinton township, Butler county, Pa., in 1835; his mother died in Butler county in 1838, and his father removed to Allegheny county, where he died. They left six children: John, Aaron, E. J., Eliza, Martha and Nancy. E. J., at the age of six years, on account of ill treatment, left his home and lived with his brother until twelve years old. In 1854 he married Miss Kezia Fox, of Butler county, Pa., and then became engaged in mining. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. K, 78th P. V. I., and remained in the army until 1864, when he returned and located in Fawn township, this county. In 1868 he came to Harrison township, where he is now engaged in farming, mining coal, burning lime, and carries on a general country store, located at Pleasantville.

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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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