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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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JOHN B. BAILIE, farmer, post office Hites, was born in East Deer township, Allegheny county, Pa. His father, Robert, a son of John, was born near Belfast, Ireland. The latter immigrated to America in 1816, his wife dying en route, and located on Big Deer creek, this county. In 1825 he came to East Deer township, and located on a farm now known as the Bailie farm. Robert Bailie is now the only person in East Deer township who was a resident there in 1825. John left three children: William, Robert and Isabella. Robert married, in 1853, Martha Henderson, who died in 1878, leaving three children: Maggie, John B. and Mary. Robert Bailie is now eighty-three years of age, and is the only survivor of six who voted, on the abolition question, for Birney. John B. Bailie married, April 27, 1887, Nannie B., daughter of James M. Thompson, of Springdale, and located on the old homestead. He is a republican, to which political faith his father has been a lifelong adherent. The family are members of the R. P. Church of Tarentum, New Side.

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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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