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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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EDMUND NUTTALL, farmer, post office Talley Cavey, is a son of Edmund and Lois (Tunstall) Nuttall, natives of England, who immigrated to America in 1840, and located in Allegheny City, where the father died in 1846, and the mother in 1850. They left five children: Mary, widow of Joseph Newton, of Dennison, Ohio; Rachel, wife of Samuel Shaw, of Hardin county, Ohio; Richard, of Allegheny; Joshua, of Pittsburgh, and Edmund, who was born in England, April 8, 1837. He came to America with his parents, and was reared and educated in Allegheny. He learned the molder’s trade in the firm of Knapp & Wade, and helped to make the first Lincoln gun that was sent to Fortress Monroe. In 1861 he purchased his present farm, where he has since resided. In 1864 he enlisted in Co. H, 6th P. H. A., and served until the close of the war. In 1861 he married Sarah, daughter of Robert and Isabella (McDonald) Dunlap, of Hampton township, and they have eight living children: Isabella M.; Robert D., who married Lillie, daughter of John Phillips; William, Edmund E., Richard M., Alender P., Loyd C. and Lois, all at home. Mr. Nuttall has held the office of school director of the township for eighteen years, and has been supervisor two years. He and family are members of the U. P. Church at Talley Cavey. Robert Dunlap, father of Mrs. Nuttall, was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1776, and in 1800 settled on the farm now owned by our subject. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died in 1862. Isabella McDonald, who was his third wife, died in 1870. Joseph Dunlap, of Pittsburgh, was her son, and a brother to Mrs. Nuttall. William Dunlap, son of Robert by his first wife, was born on this farm in 1800, and now lives at Cincinnati, Ohio.

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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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