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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  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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JOHN H. PRICE, for many years a prominent citizen of Phillipsburg, has made his home in Easton only since 1892, but has already built up a good reputation as a practical and satisfactory master of his trade, that of blacksmithing. He has a well equipped shop on North Sixth Street, and makes a specialty of horse-shoeing in the most approved methods. Politically he is a Republican, and while living in Phillipsburg served for two terms, a period of six years, as a member of the City Council.

The parents of our subject were James and Nancy (Barnes) Price, who were of German and French descent. The father of the former was born, and lived during the most of his life, in Warren County, N. J., where he owns and carries on a good farm. His family numbered only two sons, James and Thompson. James Price, a native of Warren County, N. J., learned the blacksmith’s trade in early life, and worked at his calling during his active career. For the major portion of his life his home has been in Phillipsburg, and there he still resides. He is a Republican, and has been called upon to fill the position of Assessor of Phillipsburg in past years. In the Methodist Episcopal Church, where he holds membership, he has held the office of Trustee, and by all who know him he is held in the highest esteem. To himself and wife were born eleven children: Lovina, John H., James, Alice Randall, Josephine, Winfield S., Alfred, Laura Peditt, Harry, Gilbert and Mary M. James and Josephine died in early childhood, and the mother departed this life March 21, 1889, when in her sixty-third year.

John H. Price was born on the 7th of September, 1847, at Green’s Bridge, Warren County, N. J. He early learned the blacksmith’s trade of his father, and was of valuable assistance to him until he was twenty-three years of age. At that time he decided to branch out and engage in business on his own account. He operated a shop at Phillipsburg successfully for sixteen years, and when that time had expired came to Easton, as previously mentioned. There is nothing pertaining to his trade with which he is not thoroughly familiar, and the work turned out in his shop invariably gives good satisfaction. Socially he is a member of Lodge No. 17, I. O. R. M.; Clairmont Commandery No. 62, K. of M.; and of Lodge No. 26, O. U. A. M. He is also identified with the Society of Daughters of Pocahontas.

August 19, 1871, Mr. Price was married to Lizzie, daughter of Samuel Harmon, and to this worthy couple three children have been born. Their names in order of birth are as follows: William, James and Maggie.

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