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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 NEELY (deceased) was born in what is now Robinson township, Allegheny county, Pa. In early life he was engaged in the manufacture of salt, but afterward in the manufacture of plows at Pittsburgh, Pa. In 1823 he purchased a farm of 170 acres, which is now in the borough of Coraopolis. He married Sarah McCormick, who was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Wilkinson) McCormick. He died Feb. 7, 1875, aged eighty-three, and she in 1885, aged seventy-eight years; both members of the Presbyterian Church. William McCormick was born in Ireland, and was but five years old when he came with his parents to Pennsylvania. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and for several years kept a public house; also owned a farm on the Steubenville road, about six miles from Pittsburgh. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Neely had six children. One of his daughters, Martha Neely, resides at Coraopolis, on the old farm; another daughter, Mrs. E. J. Riter, who died recently at her residence in Coraopolis, was the widow of the late James M. Riter, manufacturer, of Pittsburgh. Mrs. Riter had one son, Samuel N., residing at Coraopolis.

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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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