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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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DR. G. R. B. ROBISON, physician and surgeon, and the oldest member of the medical profession in Sharpsburg, was born in Morgantown, W. Va., in 1832, the youngest of the twelve children of James Robison, a prominent farmer of West Virginia. He received his early education in the public schools of his native town, and in 1850 commenced the study of medicine; entered the College of Medicine and Surgery, Ohio, in 1851, graduated in 1853, and at once commenced the practice of his profession. In 1863 he located in Sharpsburg, where he has since continually practiced, with the exception of his service during the war, when for two years he was associate surgeon for the Seventy-first Pennsylvania regiment and at Herwood hospital. He married Anna W., daughter of Hebron Robinson, of Lawrenceburg, Pa., and three children blessed their union, two of whom are living: Hebron and Mary. Mrs. Robison died in 1873, and the doctor afterward married Virginia H., daughter of Jonathan Hagan, of Allegheny county. Dr. Robison has a large and lucrative practice in town and surrounding country. He and family are members of the Presbyterian Church; politically 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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