Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


Family Group Record



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James C. Acheson and Mary E. Mahon




Husband James C. Acheson 1

         Born: 13 Feb 1824 - Washington, Washington Co, PA 2
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         Died: 20 Apr 1895 3
       Buried:  - Washington, Washington Co, PA


       Father: David Acheson (Abt 1770-1851) 3 4 5
       Mother: Mary Wilson (Abt 1788-1872) 5 6


     Marriage: 1 Oct 1857 7

 Other Spouse: Elizabeth Wilson (      -1855) 7 - 20 Apr 1847 7

 Other Spouse: Mary F. Bureau (1842-1917) 7 - 1 Sep 1863 7



Wife Mary E. Mahon 7

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         Died: 1860 7
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Children
1 M Alexander M. Acheson 7

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General Notes: Husband - James C. Acheson


He attended the common schools of his native borough, and also studied at college, but did not graduate. At the age of six-teen years he left home, and clerked for a time in a store at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, afterward one year in Wheeling, West Virginia, in a similar capacity. In 1842 he returned to Washington, and the following year began clerking for his brother William, who had opened a grocery business in Washington. James C. afterward became his brother's partner, and in 1868 bought the entire store, which he then conducted.
After the Kansas trouble, in 1856, Mr. Acheson was a Republican, and during the war of the Rebellion the family were all Union men, some of them serving in the army. He was a F. & A. M., and at one time was district deputy grand master. In religion he was a member of and elder in the Presbyterian Church, and served twenty-nine consecutive years as superintendent of the Sabbath-school. In municipal matters, he served as a member of the borough council.

He had four children with his first wife, two of whom were living in 1893. He had two children with his second wife, one was deceased before 1893.

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Sources


1 Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893), Pg 27, 129.

2 Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893), Pg 130.

3 Charles A. Babcock, Venango County, Pennsylvania, Her Pioneers and People (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1919), Pg 511.

4 Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893), Pg 27.

5 John W. Jordan, LL.D, Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915), Pg 64.

6 Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893), Pg 252.

7 Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893), Pg 131.


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