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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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MARK ROBB, farmer, post office McDonald. John Robb, a farmer, the pioneer of this family, came to Allegheny county from Lancaster county, Pa., about 1774, and purchased 333 acres of land in Fayette (now North Fayette) township. He was the father of eight sons and two daughters. John, the second son, was born in Lancaster county in 1758, and died in 1848. He married Jane, daughter of George Kelso, of Bucks county, a native of Scotland, and the many adventures of these families in their homes in Western Pennsylvania would prove interesting. Two only of this family now remain. Mark, the youngest living, was born in 1807, was reared on or near his present home, and owns 175 acres of the original purchase of his grandfather. He married, in 1838, Jane S. Donaldson, daughter of Andrew Donaldson, to whom were born four children, two now living: John S., attorney at law, and James, at home. Mr. and Mrs. Robb celebrated their golden wedding on the 3lst of May, 1888. Mr. Robb has followed farming principally through life, but now lives retired. He is a member of the U. P. Church, and 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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