Biography of Samuel H. Might
Westmoreland County, PA Biographies





SAMUEL H. MIGHT. Scottdale numbers among its pioneers Samuel H. Might, a grandson of John Might, who lived and died near Rochester, Pennsylvania. In early life he was a farmer, and later became one of the old school stagedrivers, owning the stage route, and also the proprietor of a hotel. He was the father of children: John; Samuel, of whom later; Sarah, married George Smith; and Mary, married Johnson Littell.

Samuel Might, son of John Might, was born November 8, 1822, and spent his life as a farmer in and near Pittsburg. He was an active member of the United Presbyterian church in which for years he held the office of elder. His wife was Ellen Dougherty, and their children were: John; Sarah, married Samuel Ferguson; Elizabeth, died in infancy; Jane, deceased; Mary Ellen, married William Gordon; Samuel H., of whom later; Nevin, died in infancy; George S.; James Fremont; Wilson; Rebecca; and Margaret; both of whom died in childhood.

Samuel H. Might, son of Samuel and Ellen (Dougherty) Might, was born November 16, 1850, in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, where he was educated in the common schools. When about thirteen years old he went to work in a brickyard in the Sixth ward of Pittsburg, remaining there seven years. He moved to Scottdale in 1873, being one of the first settlers of the town. There he found employment in the iron works of Everson, Graft & McCrum, which has since become a part of the American steel plant. Entering the establishment in a htunble capacity, he has by industry and good conduct advanced until he now holds the position of a roller, and is one of the most capable and trusted men employed by the company. He belongs to the Heptasophs Lodge, No. 172, of Scottdale, and is a member of the L mted Brethren church of that place Mr Might married Harriet Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob S. and Lucy A. (Deatz) Phillippi, and their children were: Homer P., born June 6, 1880, is employed in the mill with his father, and married, December 22, 1904, Hazel May Cox; Lucy Ellen, born Octohcr 7, 1882: Hattie, born December 14, 1885, and is a graduate of the Scottdale high school; Ada, born June 2, 1889, and died October 17, 1892; Chester S., died in infancy; Mabel, born November 29, 1894; and Ralph Everson, born March 27, 1899.


From:
History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Vol. 3
By: John N. Boucher
The Lewis Publishing Company
New York - Chicago, 1906

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