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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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HENRY CLAY BUGHMAN, coal-operator, Pittsburgh, was born in Allegheny City, March 22, 1848. He is the second child of Reuben Bughman, who was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., and came to Pittsburgh when a youth, about the year 1834, to enter the wholesale grocery store of his uncle, Jacob Painter, in which he became a partner and continued as such till his death, which occurred Sept. 22, 1865, when he was forty-seven years old. He was also interested in iron manufacturing. He married Anne E., daughter of James H. and Mary Hays, latter of whom died Oct. 12, 1887, in her sixty-sixth year. Their eldest child, Anna H., died Sept. 22, 1870. The youngest, James Hays, is now a teller in the Citizens’ National Bank. James Harden Hays, father of Mrs. Bughman, was of Scotch and French extraction. His immediate ancestors were settlers in Eastern Maryland, whence toward the close of the last century they moved across the mountains to Pennsylvania, and finally located near Pittsburgh. He was born in Mifflin township, in 1800, and died March 30, 1876. His wife survived him till 1882. Henry C. Bughman was reared in Allegheny, and graduated at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, Chester, as a civil engineer, in 1868. Next year he entered the Keystone Bank of Pittsburgh, as an assistant, and resigned as cashier in 1875. He soon entered the employ of his uncles, Henry B. & John S. Hays, who were engaged in mining and shipping coal. From 1878 to 1881, as vice-president, he represented the Waverly Coal & Coke company, in New York city and the east. In the latter year he became a director in the Citizens’ National Bank and Pittsburgh Bank for Savings, and is now a vice-president of the last-named institution. After the death of H. B. Hays, in 1881, he became a trustee of the estate of James H. Hays, and since the death of J. S. Hays, in 1882, has been sole trustee. In1871 he married Maria, daughter of George A. Berry, and they have four children, named George Berry, Virginia Frances, Genevieve and Henry Clay. Mr. Bughman has been an elder in the Shadyside Presbyterian Church since 1882, and in politics 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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