Biography of Samuel H. Boney
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

SAMUEL H. BONEY, a man of considerable experience in several important lines of business and now actively engaged in farming in North Buffalo township, is a son of William and Hannah (Green) Boney, and was born near Centre Hill, in North Buffalo township, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1829. His family is of English descent and his paternal grandfather, John Boney, was born in England. He came to Pennsylvania and settled on Stump Creek, Clarion county, Pa., where he engaged in farming. He was a whig in politics, served as a soldier during the war of l8l2 and was active as a member of the Protestant Episcopal church. He married a Miss Doty, by whom he bad nine children, four sons and five daughters; Joseph, William, John, James, Rachel, Rebecca, Polly, Ann and Phoebe. His son, William Boney, (father), was born in Clarion county, February 25, 1799. He with his father removed to Armstrong county in 1808 and settled near Centre Hill, in North Buffalo township, where he cleared out a large farm. He was a democrat in politics and a member of the North Buffalo Methodist Episcopal church, and on July 15, 1819, married Hannah Green. They were the parents of seven children, three sons and four daughters: Eliza, born April 27, 1821, and died July 19, 1822; Rebecca, born October 15, 1823; James, born June 27, 1826; Samuel H., Margaret, born September 24, 1831; Eveline, born March 17, 1837; and John, born July 24, 1839, and died July 25, 1839.

Samuel H. Boney was reared on the farm, received a common school education and then learned the trade of wagon maker, which he followed for some years. After leaving wagonmaking he embarked in the wool business, but after a few years' experience as a wool dealer he turned his attention to farming, in which hebas continued to the present time.

On November 18, 1852, he married Margaret Shankle, daughter of Leonard Shankle, of Manor township, and to their union save been born seven children, six sons and one daughter; William, born February 7, 1854, married Annie Stiveson; Robert, horn December 80, 1856, and died Sept. 8, 1864; Alvin, born December 3, 1858, and died Feb. 6, 1865; Leonard, born January 5, 1861, and died Feb. 14, 1865; Eliza, born April 4, 1863, and died Sept. 4, 1864; Chambers, January 9, 1868, and married Etta Mechling; and Joseph, born October 26, 1869.

Samuel H. Boney is a republican in politics and has always been interested in whatever was for the weal of his township.

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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