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American James S. NEGLEY

born James Scott NEGLEY

American Civil War General, farmer, railroader, and U.S. Representative from the state of Pennsylvania

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on December 26, 1826 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: on August 07, 1901 in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA


Negley was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of Jacob Negley and Barbara Anne Negley. His sister Sarah married Thomas Mellon. He was educated in public schools, and graduated from the Western University of Pennsylvania (now called the University of Pittsburgh). He served in a volunteer regiment, Company K of the Duquesne Greys, 1st Pennsylvania Volunteers, during the Mexican-American War. After the war, he became a farmer and horticulturist.

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