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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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HOWARD ROWLEY, farmer, post office Bridgeville, was born in this county in 1858. His father, Francis Rowley, was twice married, and by his first wife, Betsy (Gillmore), had three children; by his second wife, Mary (Winters), he had also three, Howard being one of them. Francis was always a farmer, and about 1860 purchased three hundred acres of land in South Fayette township. He died in 1876, aged eighty years. Howard was educated at the common schools in the township, and has always followed farming. He married, in 1884, Annie M., daughter of John Dripps, of Allegheny, and two children have blessed their union: Mary Elizabeth and Anna Jeanette. Mr. Rowley now owns fifty acres of the three hundred purchased by his father. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church; politically 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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