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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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N. H. PLUMMER, bookkeeper, post office Mansfield Valley, was born in Allegheny county, in 1821. His great-grandfather, Nathaniel Plummer, came from Newburyport, Mass., settled in Westmoreland county, Pa., and there purchased a large tract of land. His son, Nathaniel, came to Allegheny county in 1796, and purchased 385 acres of land in what was then Scott (now Upper St. Clair) township, and married a Miss Walker, daughter of Rev. Walker. A son, Nathaniel, was born to them on this tract of land, became a farmer, and was styled major, being a militiaman. He married Mary, daughter of Ephraim Jones, and they had a family of eleven children. Of these Nathaniel H., our subject, is the youngest child, and was educated at Marion College, Missouri. For many years he was engaged in steamboating and merchandising, and was also general superintendent of the American Iron-works store. Since 1865 he has been engaged in bookkeeping. He married, in 1847, Mary, daughter of Capt. Silas Oviatt, of Milford, Conn., and eight children were born to them, six of whom are now living: Jones W., Mary, Marie, Frederick, Eliza and Elizabeth. Mr. Plummer is a leading man in Allegheny county, has held many prominent positions, and served as auditor of Scott township nine years. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and is a democrat.

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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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