Here is some Algeo information that I have collected in my Algeo research that might be helpful to others.
1.. Pennsylvania:"History of Allegheny Co.
A.Warner & Co. 1889."About the year 1796, William and Margaret (Levens) Algeo came to Allegheny County from Letterkenny County, Donegal, Ireland.They had eight children, three sons and five daughters, and of these, Jane, being married and comfortably settled, remained in Ireland.The eldest daughter, Rebecca, marrieda second cousin, William Algeo, of Rockhill, Ireland, and preceded her parentsto this country by some years.Her husband and she purchased a farm near Robinson's Run, in the Chartier Valley, Allegheny County.Her father William Algeo on coming to these shores located with his family near her, purchasing a farm in the same neighborhood.Here, Margaret, daughter of William and Margaret (Levens) Algeomarried James Walker, brother of Gabriel and Isaac Walker, a family still well known in this neighborhood.Their daughter, Ann, also married and located near Huntingdon, Pa.In a short time William Algeo died, leaving two sons, Thomas and John and one daughter, Katherine, unmarried.The widow, disheartened by the death of her husband and un unused to the hardships of a new country, sold the farm and came to Pittsburgh about the year 1802.Thomas Algeo was a contracting painter, and he and his brother, John, did painting on the first and only ships built in Pittsburgh, also on the first county jail.In 1809, the brothers Thomas and John, in connection with their nephews, Gregg and William, sons of Rebecca Algeo, established a large store in Pittsburgh for the sale of general merchandise.They sent flour on flatboats to New Orleans, sold the boats and returned via New York with sugar and molasses. The family were among the first members of Rev. Dr. Black's church.....
In 1820 Margaret Levens, widow of William, died, highly resspected by all who knew her and beloved by her family.Katherine, the only remaining daughter unmarried, soon after her mother's death married Richard Jessop. She diedin 1822.Thomas married Mary Lair, and after her death which occurred in a few years, he married Mary Nesmith. John Algeo married Annabella, daughter of James McCague. The brothers Thomas and John Algeo owned some of the most valuable property in Pittsburgh, on Pitts avenue and Wood and Liberty Streets.Thomas Algeo,who died in 1882 without heirs, willed his property to his brother, some of which is still owned by the family.Their sister Rebecca Algeo, owned the block on Liberty Street at the corner of Seventh Avenue now owned by MCChance.She was the mother of Gregg and William Algeo.William was atone time commissioner for Allegheny county...
...Gregg has a son William, who is living and engaged in business at Beaver Galls.Rebecca was a maternal grandmother to Gen. Thomas A. Rowley and the Lytle brothers,who are living and well and well known in Pittsburgh.
John and Annabella Algeo had six children who reached mature years,Their eldest son, Thomas, well known as a merchant on Liberty street, in the year 1839 establisshed a gentlemen's clothing and furnishing store which was largerly patronized by the young men of that time.He is now residing in St. Clair Township.William J. Algeo was largely engaged in the coal and ice business, supplying large contracts in the south, and is prsentlyliving in Pittsburgh.
Robert died in 1847.John died in 1856: hewas associated with his brother William J. in the coal and ice business, married Amanda, daughter of Capt. Greenlee, with his two sons and a daughter survives him.Sarah Ellen Algeo, daughter of John and Annabella, married in 1847, Thomas M. Marshall, the well known attorney, and died in 1857. ....
Catherine Algeo married Edward Oudrey, and lives on Ridge avenue, Allegheny.
Another branch of the family, and worthy of note, is the family of John Algeo, a nephew of Rebecca.He married Miss Margaret Craig, of a highly respected family and they had four sons....Charles, Wesley, and W.H.H."
No name is given for W.H.H.
This has been a long typing session.I hope it is helpful to some of my cousinis.