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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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JAMES O’NEIL, farmer, post office Emsworth, was born March 22, 1835, in Ohio township. His grandfather, Edward O’Neil, a native of Ireland, settled in this country in 1818, where he took up a tract of four hundred acres of land. He died in 1857, aged eighty-four years. His wife, Mary Dulin, was the mother of six children. Of these John, who was born in Ireland in 1800, married Margaret McGee, who survived him, he dying in 1858. They had five children: Edward, James, Mary, Catherine (deceased) and Thomas, who died Feb. 12, 1889. James O’Neil has a fine farm, which he cultivates successfully. He married Miss Elizabeth Miller, and she is the mother of six children; John, Charlie, George, Ella, Willie and Clara. Politically he has identified himself with the democratic party.

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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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