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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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THE ROSS FAMILY. Among the first settlers of the part of Allegheny county where Mansfield lies was the pioneer of this family, Philip Ross, who came from Maryland about 1778. He was born in Dorchester county, Md., in 1732, and died in Mansfield Valley in 1813. He married Elizabeth Casey, a daughter of Peter and Maudaline Casey, of Hampshire county, Va.; she was born in 1745 and died in 1813. To this union were born five sons and three daughters. Philip took up some eight hundred acres of land from the government, which was divided equally between his sons, Capt. Peter and Col. John. Capt. Peter married Matilda South, a lady from New Jersey, and two sons and four daughters were born to them. Peter was educated at Jefferson College, but always followed the occupation of farming. The names of his children were: Casey, Euphemia, Peter, Matilda, Elizabeth and Emaline. The last mentioned is now the only surviving member of the family, and is the wife of David Foster.

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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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