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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 F. SEVILLE, fruit-grower, post office Bellevue, was born Oct. 21, 1836, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of John and Hannah (Williams) Seville. His paternal grandfather was a native of Manchester, England. Our subject’s father was also born in Manchester, where he lived until his eleventh year, when he came to America with his parents and located in Philadelphia. Subsequently, in 1819, they removed to Pittsburgh. John Seville was a tailor by trade, but engaged in the furniture business. He removed to Ohio and embarked in grocery and canal business. During the civil war he was a soldier in Col. Clark’s regiment, and was killed at the battle of Fredericksburg; his widow is yet living at the age of seventy-six years. They were the parents of nine children. Of these John F. was reared and educated in Pittsburgh, and learned the plumber’s and gasfitter’s trade, which he followed successfully until 1868. He then removed to Ross township, and engaged in fruit-growing. He married Eliza J. Crooks, a native of Ireland, and they are the parents of eight children. Mr. and Mrs. Seville are members of the U. P. Church, of which he has been a trustee; he is 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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