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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


WILLIAM A. AILES, farmer and stock-grower, P. O. Carmichaels, was born in Washington County, December 25, 1835.  He is a son of James and Elizabeth (Nixon) Ailes, who were also natives of Washington County, Penn., and were of English and Irish descent.  His grandfather was Amos Ailes, also a native of Washington County.  William is the youngest of a family of seven children.  He has remained on the farm with his parents, where he received his education, and wisely chose farming as his business.  His farm consists of 300 acres of land, well stocked and improved.  Mr. Ailes was united in marriage, March 1, 1858, with Miss Lucinda, daughter of Thomas and Dorcas (Bell) Patterson.  Mrs. Ailes’ parents were of Irish descent.  Mr. and Mrs. Ailes’ only child, Mary Bell, was born in 1880, and died in 1886.  In politics Mr. Ailes is a Republican; in religion they are both Cumberland Presbyterians.


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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: 18 June 2007

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