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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOHN EDGAR, farmer, Castile, Penn., is one of the substantial farmers and stock-dealers of Washington Township, Greene County, where he was born May 2, 1845.  His parents were Isaac and Margaret Edgar, the former a native of New Jersey, and the latter of Washington County, Pennsylvania.  After marriage they settled in Greene County, and remained until 1868, then lived in Washington County till 1874—the year of Mrs. Edgar’s death.  Her husband died in 1875.  John Edgar was united in the holy bonds of matrimony February 9, 1869, with Mary A. Keys, born in Washington County, September 24, 1850.  Her parents, Daniel and Ruth (Bane) Keys, are natives of Washington County where they still reside.  Mr. and Mrs. John Edgar are the parents of nine children—Daniel A., Ida R., Maggie M., Lucy L., William K., John, Anna M., Minnie and Clarence.  Mr. Edgar has been engaged in farming and stock-dealing all his life.  He owns 228 acres of land in one tract, on which he and his family reside.  They are consistent members of the Baptist Church, in which he has served as deacon for three years.  He has also been a member of the school board of his township.


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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: 28 October 2008

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