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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 NASH, retired, Sewickley, was born July 1, 1817, in Wiltshire, England, son of John and Mary (Pierce) Nash, who descended from an old family, and were farmers. John, their son, worked on the London & Birmingham and Great Western railroads, also on the Lancashire & Yorkshire railroad in England, and in 1851 he came to America, locating on the Big Kanawha for a time, but afterward removed to New Brighton, Pa., where he secured work on the Pittsburgh & Ft. Wayne railroad. Afterward he came to Sewickley, continuing in the employment of the same company for many years, and never had an accident on his section. He now lives retired in Sewickley, a member of the Episcopal Church. He was married in England to Sarah Green, who died leaving three children: Mary McPherson, Henry and Allen. Mr. Nash’s present wife was Margaret Buckley, a native of Beaver county, Pa and she is the mother of three children: John F., Anna and Laura M. Politically Mr. Nash is a democrat, and was councilman three years.

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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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