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Title: History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement and progress to the present time ; a description of its historic and interesting localities ; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history ; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests, improvements, resources, statistics, etc. ; also, biographies of many of its representative citizens
Author: Cushing, Thomas, b. 1821

Pg. 675 VOL. 2

R. W. JEFFREY, farmer, post office Cliff Mine, is a grandson of one of the early settlers of Fayette Township. SAMUEL JEFFREY, who was born in Ireland, emigrated to America, locating first in Maryland, but later coming to Allegheny County, where he took up a tract of land from the government. He married JANE HANNA, who bore him nine children. JOHN, the youngest child, born in 1796, became a farmer, married MARIA STODDARD, and by her had ten children, six of whom are now living. JOHN died in 1858. Of his children, R. W., the third child, was born and reared on a farm, the pursuits of which he has always followed, and he now has 100 acres of land, formerly the property of MR. ELLIOTT. He married MARTHA, daughter of GEORGE ELLIOTT, and she has borne him four children, all of whom are living: ANNA, LELIA, ELLA AND George. MR. JEFFREY and family are members of the Presbyterian Church; he is a Republican.