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Free Genealogy Biography of James Magill,
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James E. Magill

James E. Magill, farmer, P.O. Newportville, was born in Solebury township, April 24, 1844, and is a son of Henry and Ruth (Reece) Magill, natives of Bucks county. Both his paternal and maternal ancestors were early settlers of Pennsylvania, and of English origin.

Our subjectís father is a farmer, and now resides in Solebury township. His family consists of ten children, of whom James E. is the oldest.

He was reared on a farm, attending the district school, and has made farming his business.

He was married in 1855 to Sally, daughter of John and Sarah Ann (Bachman) Jones, and is of English descent. Their children are: Jesse, John, Frank, and Herbert, the last deceased.

Mr. Magill is a republican in politics. He has been justice of the peace, supervisor, collector and treasurer of Bristol township.

He enlisted in 1862 in company C, 128th Pennsylvania infantry, and held a non-commissioned office.

Squire Magill has many friends in Bristol township.

Source: History of Bucks County, J. H. Battle; 1887

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