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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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JACOB BOOBYER, JR., Sewickley,is a son of Jacob Boobyer, Sr., a native of Devonshire, England, a carpenter by trade, married to Elizabeth Baker, who was a teacher, coming of a literary and cultured ancestry. Jacob Boobyer, Jr., and family came to America, and settled in Philadelphia, Pa., where he was a window-blind manufacturer. In 1830 he removed to Pittsburgh, and eventually came into the country and engaged in farming. He died in 1874, aged eighty-three years. Jacob Boobyer, Jr., came from England to Philadelphia in 1830; at twelve years of age was errand-boy for John Robinson, in Pittsburgh, Robinson being one of the first flint glass manufacturers in the west; subsequently he learned the tailor’s trade with J. B. Evans, and worked for Digby & Hopewell nearly ten years. In 1848, he started in business for himself, and retired from the same in 1872; then afterward he lived on his farm in Sewickley township. Mr. Boobyer was married to Anna, daughter of Louis J. Chamberlin, a dentist in Pittsburgh.

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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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