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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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SAMUEL G. POLLOCK, farmer, post office McKeesport, a son of John and Eliza (Gormley) Pollock, was born on the farm he now owns, in Lincoln township, this county, in 1832. His paternal grandfather was one of the first settlers of what is now Lincoln township, and was killed in 1802 while felling a tree on the place now owned by Samuel G.; he built the first courthouse at Greensburg. His parents lived and died in Lincoln township. Their children were Martha Jane (Mrs. Lee), Elizabeth A. (Mrs. Marvin), David H., John A., Esther C. (Mrs. Patterson), Nancy I. (Mrs. Drennan), S. G., Henry G., Violet (deceased), William C. and Matthew M. Samuel G. lived with his parents until their death, his father having died March 16, 1871, and his mother in April, 1881. Oct. 22, 1863, Samuel G. married Nannie R., daughter of John Sill, of Versailles township, and located on the old homestead in Lincoln, engaged in farming. He has three children living: Ella L., Emma M. and Susie F.; and had three deceased: Maggie S., Harry and Samuel T. Mr. and Mrs. Pollock are members of the U. P. Church of McKeesport; 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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