History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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ALLABOUGH, David W. 505

ALLABOUGH, Henry 505

ALLABOUGH, Henry S. 505




David W. ALLABOUGH, of Silverdale borough, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, was born in Hilltown township, Bucks county, May 13, 1869, and is a son of Henry S. and Elizabeth (WISMER) ALLABOUGH, of the same place.

    Henry ALLABOUGH, grandfather of David W., was a native of Montgomery county, and a carpenter by trade.  He lived for a time in Salem county, New Jersey.  He was twice married, the subject of this sketch being descended from the second marriage, with Sarah SMITH.  By his first marriage he had two children—John and Amanda; and by the second three—Etta, Sarah Ann, and Henry S.

    Henry S. ALLABOUGH was born in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, December 8, 1843.  He was reared in that county, and on March 4, 1862, enlisted as a private in Company E, Ninetieth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, at Philadelphia, under Captain John Barnes and Colonel Peter Lyle.  The regiment was incorporated in the Second Brigade, Second Division, Tenth Corps, of the Army of the Potomac, and was in the thick of the fight throughout the war.  He was in the battles of Cedar Creek, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and many others.  At Gettysburg he was wounded in the right shoulder and right cheek and was sent to the military hospital at Broad and Cherry streets, Philadelphia, and after being there four months was transferred to Chestnut Hill hospital.  On his discharge from the hospital he was transferred to company H, Eleventh Regiment, and was at the battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864, where he was slightly wounded in the right thigh but took part in the two weeks fight at Petersburg, June 15 to 30th.  He was honorably discharged May 4, 1865, and was highly commended for bravery and meritorious conduct.  He is a member of Peter Lyle Post, No. 145, G. A. R., of  Quakertown.  Returning from the war he settled in Bucks county, and married October 11, 1866, Elizabeth WISMER, daughter of Christian and Mary (CASSEL) WISMER of Hilltown, and, purchasing his father-in-law’s farm, which he conducted for fourteen years, then moved to Silverdale, purchasing a small property where he now lives retired.  Henry and Elizabeth (WISMER) ALLABOUGH are the parents of three children:  David W., the subject of this sketch; William, of Hilltown, who married Emma MILLER, daughter of Noah MILLER, of Rockhill, and has one son Harvey; and Mary, wife of Henry HUNSBERGER, of Silverdale.

    Christian WISMER, the maternal grandfather of ‘Squire ALLABAUGH (sic), was born in Montgomery county, and was a son of Christian WISMER who married Mary ROSENBERGER.  He settled in Hilltown, and married Mary CASSEL, also a native of Montgomery county, and they were the parents of seven children:  Anna, who married David RUTH; Sarah; Elizabeth; Jacob, of Silverdale, who married Catherine STOUT; Joel, who married Mary SHELLY; Mary deceased; and Daniel, who married Annie ROBERTS.

    David W. ALLABOUGH was reared on his father’s farm in Hilltown, and acquired his education at the public schools.  As a boy he entered the tailoring establishment of his maternal uncle, Jacob WISMER, and is still employed there, filling the position of foreman in the large establishment of Mr. WISMER at Silverdale for many years.  He has always taken an active interest in the local affairs of the community in which he lived, and has filled a number of local offices.  He was elected a justice of the peace in 1897, and reelected in 1902.  In politics he is a Republican, and has served for some years as a member of the county committee.  He married Rosa STOUT, daughter of Moses and Mary Ann (BISHOP) STOUT.                



Text taken from page  505 of:

Davis, William W.H., A.M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III


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