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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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EDWARD OWENS, farmer, post office Emsworth, was born in 1828, near Northrup, North Wales, where his parents, Robert and Catherine (Lewis) Owens, were industrious farmers. Edward desired to know more of America, and in 1853 came to the United States, where he has since lived. After he first came here he teamed for others, but soon had teams of his own, and hauled coal to the Kensington Mill and Pittsburgh Gas-works. He married Miss Helen McKinnell, of Edinburgh, Scotland, and six children have blessed their union, viz.: Elizabeth, Mary, David, Harry, Robert and George. In April, 1882, Mr. Owens came to Ohio township, where he has a fine farm of one hundred acres. He is a self-made man in every respect; he is a republican.

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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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