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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


GEORGE McVAY, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Aleppo Township, Greene County, Penn., August 11, 1832.  He is a son of John and Hannah (Sidwell) McVay, natives of Washington and Greene counties, respectively.  Mr. McVay is a member of a family of twelve children.  He is the sixth, and was reared in his native township, where he attended the common schools.  He has made farming and stock-dealing his business through life and has been greatly prospered, being at present the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in this county.  In 1852 Mr. McVay was united in marriage with Miss Maria Smith, now deceased.  They were the parents of four children, viz.: Elizabeth, Anthony, Sarah and Hannah.  Mr. McVay’s present wife was Miss Elizabeth Long.  They have two children—Samuel Patrick and Clara.  Mr. McVay is a Democrat.  He has served five years as constable and one term as director of the poor in Greene County.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007

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