PETER L. FUTHEY, a venerable and highly respected citizen of Salem township, was born July 16, 1816, in Cross Creek township, Washington county, Penn. His father was Robert Futhey, who was born April 10, 1783 and died in 1854. The father of the latter was born in America and was a soldier of the revolution. Robert Futhey married Elizabeth Linville who was born May 25, 1782 and died September 8, 1858. She was a descendant of ancestors of English birth, who came to America before the Revolutionary War. Her grandparents lived to the age of ninety and ninety-two years. The subject of this sketch is the third born of six children. In his youth he received such education as was available in the thinly settled country, but through the ordinary avenues of intelligence has become a well informed and capable business man. To the vocation of farming to which he has devoted his life, few have a more thorough and practical knowledge. Mr. Futhey has never married. Since 1861 he has resided on the farm which is his present residence.
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