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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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JOSEPH PRICE, steamboat captain, residence Braddock, was born in Putman county, Ohio, in 1845, a son of John S. Price and Elizabeth Goldsworth Price (a native of Wales), former by occupation a prospector. They had seven children, six of whom are still living, Joseph being the fifth son. He was educated at the public school, and since then has followed the river, for the past twenty-four years as captain and pilot. Capt. Price married Ella V., daughter of John V. and Mary (Hubbs) Layton, of Fayette City, Fayette county, Pa., and two children have been born to them: Harry L. and Joseph. The captain is a F. & A. M., a member of the A. O. U. W., an adherent of the First Christian Church. He has been a democrat, but voted for Harrison in 1888.

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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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