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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 C. ROBINSON, accountant, was born in the city of Limerick, Ireland, Aug. 15, 1837, the eldest of six children. His father died when John C. was only seventeen years of age, leaving him the only support of his family. He was educated in the schools of the National Board of Education, Ireland, and at the normal training establishment at Dublin. At the age of seventeen he was appointed postmaster in charge of the money order post office of Pallas Green, County Limerick. He was appointed a teacher under the National Board of Education in 1856, and continued as such for a period of eight years. Came to this country in May, 1864. He was employed soon after landing in Pittsburgh (where he has resided since 1864) in the grocery and wine store of David Haworth, in the Diamond, as bookkeeper and manager, until 1870. After leaving the place, he opened an office on Fifth avenue, and adopted the profession of expert accountant, which he has since followed with success. He has been engaged in some of the largest cases in equity, such as David Hostetter vs. the Standard Oil company, Warden, Frew & Co. et al, the Harmony Savings Bank of Butler county, Phillip vs. the Allegheny Valley railroad, and others. He is connected with several religious and beneficial societies. In religion he is a Roman Catholic, in politics a democrat. He was married in May, 1865, and has now six children, all living.

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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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