The purpose of this section is to provide a detailed description or account of someone's life who was born or once resided in Allegany County.

A biography is more than a list of impersonal facts (education, work, relationships, and death), it also portrays the subject's experience of those events. Unlike a profile, a biography presents the subject's story, highlighting various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experiences.

Thanks to the hard work of a few people who are willing to share their work, we are providing transcribed biographies of the county on these pages. No guarantee is given for accuracy by the transcriber and this website is not responsible for errors.  As volunteers we are trying to provide all the material we can and, therefore, suggest that you ALWAYS VERIFY DATA YOURSELF!!!  Please, we request you inform us of errors so we may correct any you might find.

If you wish to transcribe Biographies that we have not had time to provide, please contact us and share with others.  Transcribed material is always welcome with source statements so we can live within copyright guidelines.  Original material is also enjoyed.

Navigate by choosing the appropriate letter representing the SURNAME of the person you wish to read.  You can also use the SEARCH box at the left column menu list. 

The letters defining the lists of Biographies available can be clicked from either the left extended Main Menu or by going below to the choices below:


A - B

C - D

E - G

H - J

K - M

N - P

Q - S

T - V

W - Z