ROBERT C. McGOUGH, a leading merchant of Mingo Junction, was born January 9, 1858. His grandparents, RObert and Mary McGough, were natives of Ireland and were brought to this country by their parents when quite young. Growing up in Washington county, Penn., they were married in 1819 and to their union were born five sons and three daughters. ALl but three of their children are still living. William, one of their sons, was reared and educated in his native county of Washington and then engaged in the flour and feed trade at Birmingham but after seven years, went upon a farm and followed agriculture until his death, which occurred July 3, 1886. He came to Ohio about 1853 and settled in Knox township, Jefferson county, where he was married to Sarah Stewart, also a native of Washington county, Penn., and daughter of William Stewart. Five children, two sons and three daughters were born to them, all of whom are living. Robert C. McGough, one of these children, after receiving his early education, engaged in farming and followed that until 1887 when he embarked in merchandise at Mingo, an occupation in which his integrity and good business qualities are meeting with deserved success. He was married December 31, 1885 to Georgia, daughter of Benjamin Kneff, elsewhere mentioned, and they have two children: Arthur W. and Frank B. Mr. McGough is a member of the American Mechanics and in politics he is a democrat.
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