Armstrong County, PA
Posted Queries for June 1997


DOUTT, MCFARLAND, SMITH posted by Frances Smith on Sunday, June 1, 1997

Need information about Philip SMITH and his wife Mary MCFARLAND, who resided in Armstrong County. Philip SMITH was born about 1805, PA; Mary MCFARLAND was born about 1810, PA. Listed in 1850 census, in Redbank Township, are children James (age 13), Caroline (age 22), Peggy A. (age 20), Betsy (age 16), Samuel (age 14), Sarah (age 12), Philip (age 9), George (age 3), and Thompson P. (age 6 months). Would like to make contact with descendants of this family. Sarah was my g.grandmother; she married Absalom Solomon DOUTT 1864, Clarion County. Need to learn parents of both Philip SMITH (Sr.) and Mary MCFARLAND.


RUPERT posted by James Cormode on Monday, June 2, 1997

Researching Salem RUPERT, born November 30, 1841, in Armstrong County and reared there. He served in Company B of the 139th PA Volunteers. In 1866 he married Susan Altman of Indiana County, PA. His parents or other family are not known to this researcher. He died November 9, 1923, in Atchison County, KS, and is buried at Lancaster, KS.


HART, KILGORE, SIMPSON posted by Connie Latta on Thursday, June 5, 1997

Looking for information on KILGORE family of Armstrong Co. Margaret KILGORE was born 1830, she married William HART. I know she had two brothers who served in Civil War. Watson KILGORE and Lewis KILGORE. Lewis KILGORE was killed at Andersonville. Watson KILGORE returned home safely. Civil War papers state he was married to Patricia SIMPSON. Any information on the KILGORE family is greatly appreciated. Thanks


ALEAM, AULY, FISHER, HAYS, HENDRICKS, MAGRANAHAN, MARTIN, PRINGLE, WILSON posted by Barbara Stacy on Thursday, June 5, 1997

HAYS - Looking for information on the John HAYS family in Cowanshanoc Twp., Armstrong Co. ca.1840's to 1901. John HAYS was married to Jane Mc AULY both believed to be Irish emmigrants. They had the following children: Agnes HAYS b. 1835 mar. Jesse ALEAM in April 1854.(4 children) John McCunly HAYS b. 1839 mar. Simette MARTIN in Aug.1866.(5 children) James W. HAYS b. 1845 mar. Sara L. WILSON in Nov 1866.(5 children) George Gardhart HAYS b. 4 Nov 1847 mar. Leana PRINGLE in Jan 1876. (7 children) Luther A. HAYS b. 30 May 1849 mar. Sara Isabel MAGRANAHAN. Joseph C. HAYS b. 12 Dec 1853 mar. Lealla HENDRICKS on 2 July 1874.(7 children) Margaret E. HAYS b. 1864 mar. Anthony FISHER. (5 children) Any information would be appreciated and shared.


WILLARD, WILLIARD posted by Sheri Nye on Saturday, June 7, 1997

Seeking parents of Sarah WILLIARD/WILLARD. She was born 1797 PA. She married about 1815 Armstrong Co. PA. Henry Shonts/Shontz. Children; Thomas, Sarah, Hannah, Leah, Mary, Henry, Jacob, James. She may be the daughter of Thomas & Sarah (?) Williard who were residing in Armstrong Co. Pa. 1810.


ORR posted by C. Jackson Blair on Sunday, June 8, 1997

I am in search of the exact date of the birth and death of Adolphus Russell ORR. He was married to Ida Jackson. They lived in Spring Church, Pa. in Armstrong County. They had 13 children.


BICE, DAY, MECHLING, NEAL posted by Linda Moeller on Sunday, June 8, 1997

Looking for info on parents of Francis BICE and wife Mary DAY. Their daughter, Mary Ellen BICE, married first: William NEAL, of Armstrong Co. and second: Isaac N. MECHLING of Butler Co.


HOOVER, SNYDER posted by George Snyder on Monday, June 9, 1997

I am looking for my Grandfather & Grandmother's wedding place, they were married in Kittanning in February 02,1897 in the Luthern church. My grandfathr's anme was Archibald SNYDER, born in December 12,1857, died in March 23rd,1934 in Bald Eagle Pa His wife's name was Elwilda HOOVER SNYDER, she was born on April 13th, 1851 in Greenville, Pa. she died on September 13th, 1940 in Bald Eagle, Pa. They had nine children, seven of them lived to the adult age.


HOOVER, SNYDER posted by George Snyder on Monday, June 9, 1997

i am looking for my Uncle Taylor SNYDER,according to the 1900 census he was born in March, 1882 in Kittanning Pa. His father's name was Archibald SNYDER, b. 12,29,1857, d.3,23,1934, his Mother's name was Elwilda HOOVER SNYDER, b.4,13,1851 in Greenville,Pa He was 1 of seven children ( 5 brothers ) and two sisters.The brothers names were John H., David Jeffries, Archie, and Edward. The two sisters were named Harriet, and Margaret. My uncle's grandfather's name was George SNYDER, b.1813 His Mother's name Eve hull SNYDER b. 1818


DOUTT, FRANTZ, RIMBEY posted by Frances Smith on Wednesday, June 11, 1997

Looking for descendants of Joseph RIMBEY (born about 1814) and Lavina DOUTT (born about 1833)-- the daughter of John H. DOUTT and Lydia FRANTZ. They are found in the 1870 census in Armstrong County, PA, with children: Braxton (abt 1851), Lewis (abt. 1853), Minerva (abt 1855), Erastus (abt 1857), and Amanda (abt 1863). Need more recent generations. Have ancestors of Lavina DOUTT to share. Frances Doutt Smith


DOUTT, FRANTZ, SPITNOYS posted by Frances Smith on Wednesday, June 11, 1997

Looking for descendants of Mary Catherine DOUTT and Henry SPITNOYS. Mary Catherine, (born about 1831) was the daughter of John H. DOUTT and Lydia FRANTZ. John and Lydia lived in Armstrong Co., PA in 1850 and 1860 census. Mary and Henry SPITNOYS are found in Alleghany Co., MD in 1870, with their children Charles (about 1855), Albert (about 1856), Henry (about 1860), William, Jennie (about 1864), Kate (about 1867), and Veine. All children born in Frostburg, Alleghany County, Maryland, according to my records. Needs all details about this family. Frances Doutt Smith


CALLEN, JACKSON, REDICK, STOPP posted by Karen Martin on Thursday, June 12, 1997

Looking for parents of William REDICK B: Jan. 2 1809 PA. wife Jane JACKSON b: 1805. Lived in Parker Twp.1870, 1860. Her brother Hugh JACKSON, Armstrong Co. Children of Wm. & Jane REDICK: John, Margaret, Sarah (STOPP) Mary Ann CALLEN (John CALLEN, Armstrong Co) Quincy, Enoch, Wm. A.REDICK, Rebecca REDICK. Jane buried N. Washington Ceme. Wm. Lived in Bruin after 1880. Family lived in Fairview twp. in 1850. Wm. was miller.


NOLDER, RUNION, RUNYAN posted by Susan Runyan on Thursday, June 12, 1997

Looking for Calvin RUNYAN or RUNION and wife Nancy Jane McGUIRE. Calvin was born in Devil'Stown, PA.probably Armstrong Co. Nancy Jane was born in Freeport, Pa, Armstrong, Co. They appear on the 1880 Armstrong Co. census in Kittanging. Nancy's parents were George McGUIRE and Jane NOLDER. Calvin and Nancy's children, Allen, Calvin, Robert, William Alvin, and Edward James. They moved to Bridgeport,Belmont Co, OH and Wheeling, WV, Ohio Co. Is Devilstown in Armstrong Co???


MCGUIRE posted by Chrissy Kyak on Friday, June 13, 1997

MCGUIRE, Samuel I am looking for information on Samuel MCGUIRE born in 1840 and died in 1938(?). He had a son Owen born in 1884 and a daughter Allowilda born in 1880. I am trying to find out who his wife was and am also trying to get some details on his service in the Civil War.


MCGUIRE posted by Chrissy Kyak on Friday, June 13, 1997

I am looking for information about Samuel MCGUIRE of Armstrong County Pennsylvania. He was definitely born in 1840 and died in 1938. He was in the Civil War and had two children, Owen in 1884 and Allowilda in 1880. We don't know who his wife was. Any thoughts?


BROWN, HINDMAN posted by James Hindman on Sunday, June 15, 1997

HINDMAN/BROWN. Seeking information on John HINDMAN, born about 1796 in Pa, maybe in Armstrong County. The 1850 census for W. Franklin Twp shows John, age 54, wife Jane, age 33, and children Mary, age 11, Sarah age, 8, John McC., age 5, Joseph R. 4, and James L., 3 months. However, I believe John was married earlier. The 1820 census listed John Hindman and wife, both aged 16-26, in Sugarcreek Twp. His parents were James and Mary McClelland Hindman. Would like to know who was John's first wife. She may have been Jinny Brown Hindman, daughter of John Brown of Sugarcreek Twp. He died in 1835, naming his daughter in his will. Any information would be appreciated.


COPENHAVER, HIMES, KOPPENHOFER posted by Tina Roberts on Friday, June 20, 1997

I am looking for any information concerning Christian HIMES, born in Redbnk Township, Armstrong Co., on or about 1814. He is Married to Mary (?) and has 8 children..there names are Isreal (M) Susan KOPPENHOFER (COPENHAVER) and died the fourth of July from wounds received in Marietta, Georgia. Solomon, Joseph, Rosannah, Elizabeth, Samuel, and Valentine...I have found one Christian Himes who dies about the date my is born, I hve found no connection between the two...any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated...Please E-Mail me


PORTZER posted by Karen Portzer on Saturday, June 21, 1997

According to my grandfather's marriage record, Andrew PORTZER was born in Armstrong county on June 16, 1878. We always throught he was born in Clarion. The 1880 cenus shows they lived in Catfish, Madison Township, Clarion county. His sisters obituary states she was born in West Brady. Am I safe in assuming West Brady is Brady's Run and that they would float down the river to give birth, perhaps a midwife lived there. Are there any catholic church in the vicinity where I can find a baptimal record ? Would they be likely to go to East Brady to church or Rimersburg? Does the church still exist and is there an address?


DUNCAN, GOULD, KITANGA, LEACH, MCCLELLAN, MCCLELLAND, MCDONALD posted by Debbie McClellan Wedder on Monday, June 23, 1997

I am researching the GOULD & MCCLELLAN(D) surnames in Armstrong County Pa. In 1848 Hannah GOULD married Samuel F. MCCLELLAND, Hannah was b.1828-30, Samuel was born 1820-22. Samuel was a collier by trade and they eventually left Pa. for Ohio following the mines and furnace work. They came to Lawerence Cty. Ohio by 1860. I believe that Samuel had a brother named John A. McClelland,as he also is in Lawrence Cty.Ohio with an elderly man who is deaf & dumb named Robert Wilson, on the 1870 census. Other people from the Armstrong region made this trip to Ohio because of the furnaces. MCDONALD & DUNCAN are a couple of the surnames who came. When the McClellands came to Ohio early on they had two young women with the surname LEACH (Drusilla) living with them, I mention these names as they may be relevant to the GOULD or MCCLELLAND history. Samuel & Hannah GOULD MCCLELLAND had 4 children who were all born prior to their departure for Ohio, they were: Mary Melise McClelland; Hannah McClelland; George Shoemaker McClelland; and my great grandfather, James Willson McClelland, who went by the name Willson McClelland. I know there was a Wilson McClelland who lived in the Armstrong, Venango, Clarion Cty. area of Pa. in the 1850's so this may be a connection as well. I mention these unusual middle names as I feel they could also be family connections. I have been looking for these people and their parents for 10 years and if anyone out there has information I'd love to hear from you. Thanks in advance. Debbie McClellan Wedder at .


HEIM, HIMES posted by Tina Roberts on Sunday, June 29, 1997

I have found that George HEIM Jr. moved to the Armstrong Co., Redbank Twp., with at first would appear 3 sons -Christian, William, and Jacob, However I find that there is a fourth son named George -- I believe there may be a fifth son named John who also moves there with them, I think it is possible that John may be the father of my gggg-grandfather Christian HEIM (HIMES) b/o or about 1813 or 1814. If anyone has information on either John or Christian please e-mail me.


BYERS, STOOPS posted by Kathy Venable on Monday, June 30, 1997

STOOPS I am searching for info for my gggrandfather's family. In the 1850 census the family was living in Deleware twp. in Hamilton co.In. There were Ann STOOPS, 36--Oliver STOOPS, 17--Katherine STOOPS,15 and John Findley STOOPS, 12. There was no mention a father, but I believe his name was Jonathan STOOPS, they were from Leechburg, Armstrong co.I believe the mother was Ann BYERS,b.1814.In the census all of them listed Penn as place of birth. Can any one connect them to Leechburg? Thank you.


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