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Joseph Byerly

JOSEPH BYERLY, wagon manufacturer, post-office Sharpsville, PA, is a son of Andrew and Ruth (McDowell) Byerly.   He was born in April, 1837 in Pymatuning Township, and was educated at the common schools.  He was taught the trade of wagon manufacturing, serving his time with  S. Runser, of Hickory Township, and was employed for three years, after he served his time, in the shops of Sharon, Pittsburgh, and Warren, Ohio.  In 1859 he established himself in business in Pymatuning Township, and is engaged in the manufacture of wagons and buggies and general blacksmith business.  In 1862 he engaged in the livery business in Sharpsville, which he conducted, in connection with his manufacturing business, for fourteen years.  Our subject was married in 1859, to Miss Sophia, daughter of Henry Lightner, of Huntingdon County, PA and to them have been born six children:  Maud,  Elizabeth, Mrs. Justice Hum, of Sharpsville, Palenia, Ruth, Harvey, and  Mary.   Our subject is a member of the A.O.U.W. lodge of Sharpsville, and is also a member of the Baptist Church of that borough.

Source: History of Mercer County, 1888  Pages 903-904
Transcribed and Submitted by Janet Stanko

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