Biography of Robert W. Boney
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

ROBERT W. BONEY, a prosperous farmer and extensive stock dealer of North Buffalo township, is a son of James and Eliza (Bowser) Boney, and was born in North Buffalo township, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, September 23, 1855. His paternal grandfather, Joseph Boney, was a native of England and settled near Clarion, Clarion county, where he followed farming for some years. He was a member of the Protestant Episcopal church and died in 1832. He married and had two children, one of whom was John Boney (grandfather), who was born in Maryland, and came in 1808 to what is now North Buffalo township, where he purchased six hundred acres of land. He had served in the Indian frontier wars and was of the same religious faith as his father. He married Eunice Doty and they reared a family often children: Joseph, William, Margaret, Polly, John, Rebecca, Rachel, Phebe, James R. and Annie. James R. Boney (father) was born April 30, 1817. He has always followed farming and stock-raising, in which he has been successful. He owns a farm of one hundred and seventy five acres of good land and is a member of the Baptist church. In 1837 he married Eliza, daughter of John Bowser, and they have had eight children: George, David, Margaret, Adaline, Elizabeth, John, Robert W. and an infant, which died.

Robert W. Boney grew to manhood on his father's farm and attended the common schools of his native township. When he attained his majority he engaged in farming, which he has followed ever since. Of late years he has dealt extensively in stock, in which line of business he has had good success. He has a fine farm in a favored section of his township and is well known as a man of business ability. He is a republican in politics, but does not allow his interest in political affairs to take much of his time or attention from his fhrm or business.

On August 26, 1880, he united in marriage with Mary J. Larden, daughter of Robert Larden. To their union have been born six children Leona, born January 15, 1881; Clair, born March 9, 1882; Mabel, born February 15, 1884; Lulu, born October 4, 1885 ; Mertie, born May 9, 1887, and Roberti, born December 4, 1888.

Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891

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