JOHN B. DOYLE, son of Benjamin and Patience (McGuire) Doyle, was born in Washington county, Penn., April 25, 1794. After coming to Steubenville with his parents, he was married to Sarah Cookson, a native of Gettysburg, Penn., and nine children were born to them, all of whom are dead. He was a contractor and builder by occupation, and at one time held the office of city commissioner. He died June 25, 1873, and his wife followed him January 22, 1882, in her eightieth year. There was then but one surviving child, Joseph C. Doyle, who was born September 23, 1823. He was educated at the Grove academy at Steubenville, was interested in the river trade for a number of years, and was agent of the Cleveland & Pittsburgh railroad from a short time after its opening until his death, except during a short interval. On November 30, 1847, he was married to E. A., eldest daughter of Eli H. McFeely, above mentioned. He died February 24, 1885, leaving his wife and one son, Joseph B. Doyle.
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