This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... William Mcgaughey, the oldest son of John and Jane (Latimer) McGaughey, was born October, 1797, in Westmoreland county; Pa., where he lived for more than thirty years of the first part of his life. April 8, 1817, he married Rachel Reed, daughter of Thomas Reed, of Indiana county, Pa., and lived on a farm belonging to Mr. Reed in Westmoreland county until the death of his wife, Rachel, December 29, 1828. The children of this union were: Thomas R., Robert T., Mary J. and William. The subject of this sketch chose as his second wife Dorcas T. Peoples, who was born March 1, 1804. They were married September 23, 1830, and they lived at the Pennsylvania Canal, where he had charge of a lock, from 1830 to 1834. In the latter year they moved to a farm near Rural Village, Armstrong county, Pa., where they resided for a few years. They next removed to Trumbull county, Ohio, where they resided until 1858, when their last removal took place, and was to Logan county. Ohio. For the remainder of their lives they resided on a farm in the latter county, which had been purchased for them by their son, John. He had made the money to purchase it in the gold mines of California. Mr. McGaughey's children by his second wife, were Calvin P., Chambers L., Lizzie P., and Joseph Truesdell. Mrs. Dorcas McGaughey died July 22, 1864. Mr. McGaughey died March 16, 1860. Calvin P. was born October 20, 1834, and died August 6, 1857. Chambers L. was born August 8, 1836, and died December 3, 1857. Joseph Truesdell was born March 11, 1844, and died October 10, 1870. Thomas R. McGaughey, son of William and Rachel, was born January 8, 1818, in Westmoreland county, Pa. He lived with his parents at the different places in which they lived until he had grown to manhood. He studied medicine and became a pr...
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