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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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F. E. BALDWIN, nail-worker, Homestead, was born March 19, 1839, in Morgantown, W. Va. His grandfather, William Baldwin, came from Winchester, W. Va., where he was reckoned among the pioneers of that locality. His son, David, was born Oct. 22, 1812, near Morgantown, W. Va., was a carpenter by trade, and for thirty-five years has been a resident and politician of the Twenty-sixth ward of Pittsburgh, South Side. He held the office of assessor for twenty-five years, being the candidate of the republican party. He married Elizabeth Madera, of German descent, whose grandfather, when a drummer-boy, made several unsuccessful attempts to escape the vigilance of his parents in order to join Gen. Washington’s army in the Revolution. The subject of this sketch is one of a family of two children, and at an early age found employment in the nail-factory of Chess, Cook & Co., where he worked his way up until today he has the best position in their factory, having been an employe for the unprecedented term of thirty-five years, which speaks volumes for Mr. Baldwin’s integrity. He married Margaret Keogh, and they have two sons, David L. and Mark E. Since 1874 Mr. Baldwin has been a resident of Homestead. He is a member of the A. O. U. W.; he is a republican, casting his first vote for Abraham Lincoln.

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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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