Biography of Samuel S. Dinsmore
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies

SAMUEL STEWART DINSMORE, a representative citizen and substantial agriculturist, residing on a well improved farm that he owns in Hickory Township, has ninety three acres here, which is some of the best land lying along the Harlansburg road. He was born in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, May 21, 1868, and is a son of James and Margaret (Hannah) Dinsmore.

James Dinsmore was a son of James Dinsmore, who was born in County Down, Ireland, and came to Lawrence County at an early day in its settlement. Here he reared his children, and his descendants are among its representative people.

Samuel S. Dinsmore was an only child. His father contracted a second marriage, with Mary McCaslln, a daughter of Samuel McCaslin, who came from Ireland and settled on the present farm in Hickory Township, redeeming it from the wilderness. Samuel S. Dinsmore has engaged in farming ever since the close of his school days. He raises marketable produce and cattle, and is numbered with the township's men of means whose industry has been well rewarded. His two story frame residence is fitted with modern improvements and is a comfortable country home. On both sides of the family the members have long been identified with the United Presbyterian Church.

20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908

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