Biography of Robert A. Geary
Washington County, PA Biographies





ROBERT A. GEARY, owner of a tract of 247 acres in Robeson Township, Washington Co., Pa., operates a dairy in connection with farming, which be has followed all of his life, and was born March 2, 1838, on the old Richard Donaldson farm in Washington County, and is a son of R. D. and Maria (Glass) Geary, and a grandson of Alexander and Elizabeth Geary, who came to this county in 1806 and purchased land f or six dollars an acre, R. D. Geary was a farmer and school teacher and his union with Maria Glass resulted in the birth of five children, all of whom are deceased but our subject. Mrs. Geary died about 1843 and he subsequently married Nancy Fulton, by whom he bad three children: Samuel; Mary, who married Eli Wilkison; and Maria Jane,

Robert A. Geary was reared on the farm and received but a limited amount of schooling as he was obliged to assist with the farm work at an early age, and started to plow when ten years old. Mr. Geary has always foP lowed farming and purchased his farm from his father and his heirs, his original purchase consisting of 119 acres, to which be added later and now has 247 acres. He has erected a fine modern home and rebuilt the barns and other buildings, and has two producing gas wells on. the farm, but has never tried for oil.

Mr. Geary was married January 17, 1867, to Jane King, a daughter ot William and Elizabeth (Cooper) King, who were farmers of Washington County, and the parents of the following children: Margaret; Jane, wife of our subject; Anna; Martha, deceased; and William J. No children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Geary but they have reared three children, namely: Charles; Catherine, who is the wife of William Woods; and Bessie, who married R. R. Cummins. The family holds membership with the Midway United Presbyterian Church.


From:
20th Century History Of The City of
Washington and Washington County Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens
By: Joseph F. McFarland
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Illinois, 1910

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