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 Cushing, Thomas, b. 1821 Chicago: A. Warner & Co, 1889 This work is in two volumes Second volume starts on page 475
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H. ELLOTT McBRIDE, farmer, post office Cliff Mine.HENRY McBRIDE, in company with Samuel Jeffry, a neighbor, immigrated to Western Pennsylvania, and took up from the government a large tract of land now located in North Fayette Township.This pioneer was a farmer, and remained in Allegheny County until his death.One son and two daughters were born to him.ARCHIBALD, the son, was born in Maryland, and was quite young when his parents came to Allegheny County.He married NANCY ELLIOTT, and by her had six sons and three daughters.HENRY, the eldest son, was born in 1801, and became a farmer.He married JANE, daughter of GEORGE ELLIOTT, an early pioneer and a native of Scotland.Eight children were born to MR. and MRS. McBRIDE, of whom two sons are now living.H. ELLIOTT McBRIDE was born and reared on the farm he now owns, and which was formerly the property of his great-grandfather, GEORGE ELLIOTT, who purchased it in 1793.He married, in 1874, CHRISTIANA, daughter of MATTHEW and CHRISTIANA (ALLISON) JOHNSTON (both deceased), natives of Scotland, and two children, CLARA AUGUSTA and ALLISON ELLIOTT, were born to them.MR. McBRIDE is a stockholder in the Oakdale Academy, a member of the Presbyterian Church, politically a Republican.Although a farmer, he devotes a considerable portion of his time to literary work.He is a contributor to several papers and magazines and has written a number of dialog books and amateur plays.