History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania : including its early settlement..
Chicago : A. Warner Co., 1889
Cushing, Thomas, 1821.
WILLIAM ANDERSON, manufacturer, post office Hulton, was born in Allegheny City, Oct. 12, 1850, and is the son of MATTHEW and SARAH (ROBINSON) ANDERSON, natives of County Down, Ireland, and who immigrated to Allegheny City in 1847.Here our subject received his education, and at 20 years of age started in the planing-mill business, locating on Liberty St., Pittsburgh.At the time of the Pittsburgh riot the mill was burned.He then moved to Verona, where he has built up a large business in contracting and the manufacture of mantels and moldings.In 1888 he began making a specialty of fine wood mantels for the trade, and his is the only mill in Western Pa. making that work a specialty, employing from 15 to 25 men.He was married Feb. 25, 1874, to SALINDA BRIGHT, a native of Verona, and daughter of the pioneer, PETER BRIGHT.Three children have blessed this union: WILLIAM F., MAY V. and JAMES WADE.MR. and MRS. ANDERSON are members of the U. P. Church.MR. ANDERSON has been a member of the council and school board several times.
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PETER BRIGHT, born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 6, 1805.He was a potter by trade, having served his apprenticeship in Greensburg, Pa., but made a business of farming after the death of his father....He erected a fine residence on the bank of the river, where his daughters now reside.He was married to MARGARET V. PARSELL, of Plum Twp., this county, and to them were born 11 children, as follows: HARRIET (MRS. McNICKLE, deceased), MARGARET (MRS. SAMUEL FULLERTEN), ADAM (married to ELIZABETH HULTON); he died at Andersonville in 1863, having served two years in the army), CHARLES R. (enlisted in the army in Oct. 1861, passed through the battle of Gettysburg, and was killed July 10, 1863, near Boonesboro, Mo.), SARAH B. (MRS. KERNALY), MICHAEL (who died in infancy), SALINA (MRS. WILLIAM ANDERSON), PETER WINTERS (who died in March 1868), RACHEL K., ELIZA A., MARY J., at the old home.PETER BRIGHT died Nov. 19, 1858; his wife MARGARET died July 2, 1872; she was a member of the United Presbyterian Church.