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Posted by: Cathy Farrell (ID *****9307) Date: October 17, 2009 at 14:15:21
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Title: Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania Vol. 1 / editor-in-chief, John W. Jordan.
Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921.

Pg. 369, 370
McCAGUE - JOHN McCAGUE, four generations removed from RALPH LEO McCAGUE, of this chronicle, was the pioneer of his name in Beaver Co., Pa., in which locality many of the name still reside, others having moved to the adjacent counties, while still others have taken up their abode in different parts of the country. JOHN McCAGUE was of a Scotch-Irish family. He married MARY ENGLISH, one of their sons being JOHN ENGLISH.

(II) JOHN ENGLISH McCAGUE, son of JOHN and MARY (ENGLISH) McCAGUE, was born near Mount Oliver Church, Beaver Co., Pa., died at Carnot, Allegheny Co., Pa...He married SARAH, born on the South Side, Beaver Co., Pa., daughter of ABIAH and JANE (BELL) BUTLER, her parents resident of Beaver. Co. ABIAH BUTLER was a soldier in the American army in the War of 1812, and was the father of five sons, all of whom served in the Union army in the war between the states: STEPHEN, captain of a company, killed in action at the battle of Chattanooga; ABIAH; JOHN, killed in the Wilderness campaign; JAMES; RICHARD. Children of JOHN ENGLISH and SARAH (BUTLER) McCAGUE: 1. STEPHEN, a farmer of Moon Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa. 2. JOHN A., married EMMA PARRY; resides in Sewickley, Pa., chief clerk of the freight tariff department of all lines of the Pa. Railroad west of Pittsburgh. 3. JAMES E. 4. FRANK, a rubber manufacturer of Austin, Illinois. 5. BENJAMIN.

(III) JAMES E. McCAGUE, son of JOHN ENGLISH and SARAH (BUTLER) McCAGUE, born in Moon Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa., in 1853, died in October 1880. He was superintendent of the Chartiers township schools until his death at the youthful age of 27 years, his home being in Temperanceville. He and his wife were members of the Presbyterian Church. He married JENNIE E. FERREE, born in Moon Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa., in 1855, died April 6, 1902, daughter of JACOB F. and NANCY (PHILLIPS) FERREE.

(IV)RALPH LEO McCAGUE, only child of JAMES E. and JENNIE E. (FERREE) McCAGUE, was born in Temperanceville, Allegheny Co., Pa., Feb. 22, 1880. Politically a Republican, he fraternizes with the Masonic Order and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, also holding membership in the Presbyterian Church. He married, July 19, 1906, MARY NARCELLA (DIETRICH) STEPHENSON, daughter of DANIEL DIETRICH, of Coraopolis, Pa. MR. and MRS. McCAGUE are the parents of one daughter, MARY JEAN, born May 30, 1909.

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