Armstrong County, PA
Posted Queries for May 1998
- ANDERSON, HENDERSON,
posted by Janet Warter on Friday, May 1, 1998
- HENDERSON -- Would like to contact and share info with other descendants
of Benjamin HENDERSON (1765?-1857), and his two wives, Nancy ROSE
(1781-1821), dau. of William ROSE of Carlise, PA, and Susan ANDERSON
(1799-1895), parents unknown, of Hempfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA.
Benjamin and Nancy ROSE were married at Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA in
1803 -- children: William (ca.1805), Andrew (no date), Benjamin R. (1820),
Mary (ca. 1821), plus three others, names unknown. The Benjamin HENDERSON
family moved from South Middleton Twp., Cumberland Co., to Salem Twp.,
Westmoreland Co. about 1820. Nancy died there in 1821. Benjamin remarried
in 1822 to Susan ANDERSON -- children: Margaret Jane (ca. 1823), Sarah Ann
(ca. 1825), Nancy Eleanor (ca. 1827), Elizabeth Jane (1830), Martha Ann
(ca. 1834), Emma (1835), Isabella (1838). The HENDERSON family moved to
Plum Creek Twp., Armstrong Co., PA about 1827. Benjamin died there in
1857. Susan died 1895 and is buried at St. Thoma! s Cem., near Elderton,
Armstrong Co. Burial place of Benjamin is not known -- also St. Thomas? I
am descended from Elizabeth Jane HENDERSON YOCKEY (1830-1907), who married
John YOCKEY (1824-1908) of Bell Twp., Westmoreland Co. They moved to Unity
Twp., Westmoreland Co.
- HELFRICH posted by Christine
Barnett on Saturday, May 2, 1998
- Leo George HELFRICH Sr was born in PA (probably Armstrong County). He
married Margaret King (born in MO). They had at least one son named Leo
George HELFRICH born on 30 Sep 1881 in PA. My guess is that Leo George
HELFRICH Sr was probably born around 1860 (based on the birth date of his
son). I am trying to find the actual date of birth for Leo George HELFRICH
Sr. Is there a PA Death Index that would perhaps show his date of death?
Thank you in advance. Chris
- BRUERTON, CLAWSON,
COFFEE, KING, WEAVER,
WEIR posted by Becky
Dahl on Saturday, May 2, 1998
- I am trying to locate information on the Benjamin Franklin King family
of Freeport, PA. Where was B.F.King in the 1850 census. He was listed in
the county history book as being a prominent citizen of Freeport yet I can
not find he or his family in the 1850 census. He does not die till 1869
and he is buried at the Freeport cemetery with the rest of his family. He
married Elizabeth Murphy, daughter of Capt. Samuel Murphy of South Buffalo
twp. B.F. King and Elizabeth were the parents of Mary 1821/1097 who
married John L Weir, Elizabeth King 1822/1884 wife of Samuel Weaver,
Margaret King 1825/1904 wife of David G Coffee, Maria 1828/1902 wife of
William Bruerton, and Benjamin F Jr 1840/1883 who married Elizabeth
Clawson. If anyone can find this family in the 1850 census please let me
know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much..
- DORAN, POWEL,
POWELL posted by Janet
Warter on Tuesday, May 5, 1998
- Seeking dates, parents, siblings of Catherine POWEL, married to John
DORAN (possibly born in Ireland) of Armstrong Co., PA., Township unknown.
I am descended from their son, Thomas A. DORAN (1835-1907), whose death
certificate gave these names as his parents. See my DORAN query of 30
- BOUDREAU posted by S.
Boudreau on Friday, May 8, 1998
- Frederick Boudreau appears in the 1850 Census of Armstrong County in
Allegheny TWP. His country of origin is shown as Canada. He married in
1850 in Allegheny TWP to Elizabeth Kerr. I have not been able to recover a
record of the marriage. I am looking for a record that would point to the
place in Canada from which he emigrated and/or the names of his parents.
What Armstrong County records would likely contain that infornmation?
- HENRY posted by Scott
Emmel on Friday, May 8, 1998
- I am looking for information of the family of Peter and Margaret Henry.
They moved to Clearfield Township of Butler County in the 1800s.
I have several references (but no details) that indicate that several of
their children lived or at least died in Armstrong county at Sugarcreek
Station and/or East Brady.
The children are:
Mary A. Henry who married H. J. Coyle
Elizabeth Henry who married John Brinker
Joseph Henry who married Mary N. Scott
Any information on this family would be appreciated. I have a lot of
information about some of the children of Joseph and am willing to share
- FAIR posted by Walter
Fair on Friday, May 8, 1998
- I am researching the FAIR family which lived in West Monterey during the
1860's - 80's. There are several FAIR families living in Armstrong County
presently that may have information on their ancestors and I would like to
trade any history that they may have. I am also related to the KIRK and
- DORR posted by Lesa
on Friday, May 8, 1998
- Am searching for info on my ggggrandma Hannah Jane DORR, she was born
1859C in Armstrong Co. and died 25 Dec 1942, in Armstrong co.
- BOOHER, ESHENBAUGH
posted by Edie Perlick on Friday, May 8, 1998
- I am searching for any information of my grandparents, Margaret Booher
and William Eshenbaugh from Armstrong Co. or around there . Any info will
be very helpful.
- BREWER, ESHENBAUGH
posted by Edie Perlick on Saturday, May 9,
- Would like to hear any information on my grandparents. My grandmother
died in 1918 with the flu and I believe my grandfather died in 1938,any
help will be greatful.
- BEER, CLEVER,
LONG, TRAVIS, WADDING
posted by Sandy Wadding on Monday, May 11,
- looking for any info on the following surnames from Armstrong co.
WADDING CLEVER,FOREMAN,GEIGAR,LONG,TRAVIS BEERS,GOULD,CARR
- KLINGENSMITH, SHOOP,
SPEER posted by Richard
Allen on Thursday, May 14, 1998
- I am seeking information on the ancestry of my great great grandfather,
Lincoln Grant Shoop (b.:Armstrong ct.,1864). His father was Jacob Oscar
Shoop (b.:Armstrong ct.,1829), the son of John Shoop (d.:Armstrong
ct.,1872) and Jane Klingensmith (d.:?,1861). His mother was Martha Speer
(b.: Armstrong ct.,1830), the daughter of Robert Speer. Her brother was
John Speer who moved to Kansas in the 1850's. On a visit to the area in
1989, I found the graves of a Robert Speer (d.:1880) and his wife Jane
(d.:1888) in the Kittanning cemetery. The Shoops are buried elsewhere,
possibly the Appleby Manor or Ford City cemeteries, but I didn't have time
to look. Thank you for your help..
- GOHN posted by Janice
Hart on Friday, May 15, 1998
- Seeking any information on the name GOHN for Armstrong Co.,PA and any
- EICHER posted by Susan
Kuzma on Sunday, May 17, 1998
- searching for John Eicher (b1795) possibly Armstrong County, Pa.
- TRIMBLE posted by Brenda
Smith on Sunday, May 17, 1998
- Looking for Trimble information. William Wallace Trimble born May 24,
1838 in Armstrong County, PA. Looking for his parents..
- GIRTS, SMITH
posted by Kathy Zagorac on Monday, May 18,
- Searching for information on the parents of Clara/Clarinda/and possibly
Florinda fits in there somehow, SMITH. Clara was born in 1858. I have
located a Theophilis SMITH in the 1830 Armstrong Census, Plumbcreek Twp..
I believe that he or one of his sons, also named Theophilis, moved to
Porter Twp., Clarion County. I think that the Theophilis SMITH I found in
1860 Clarion is the right parent of Clara but I'm not sure as her death
certificate says his name is Theodore. Clara's mother's name was Janet
Girts according to the 1910 census and Clara's D.C.. The Theophilis Smith
I found has a wife named Jane. Siblings of Clara from the census include:
Archibald, Mary, Emily, Anna, George, Rosanna, Nancy, Assemath? or Jewitt,
Ida M.. I am also interested in the HARMEN GIRTS family. He too is found
in Armstrong County in 1830 - Clarion Twp., and either he or a son moved
to Porter Twp., Clarion County. I suspect that this is Janet/Jane Girts'
father. If any of this rings a bell I! would appreciate hearing from you..
- SCOTT posted by Beth
Caporali on Tuesday, May 19, 1998
- Searching for descendants of Andrew Scott(1777-1851) and Jane
Hall(1779-1861), settled in Kiskiminetas (then Allegheny)Twp., Armstrong
Co. in early 1820s, from County Tyrone, Ireland. Have lots of info on son
Hugh's (1805-c.1873) descendants and a little on daughter Elizabeth
(1806-after 1871) m. Isaac Warner's (1800-1871)descendants but would like
to have more on other children, Isabella, Margaret m. Alexander Foster,
Mary Jane, Andrew Jr., Sarah, Samuel, Stewart (1828-?). Would love to
share what I have with long-lost cousins..
- MCCRACKEN, WELSH
posted by Barbara Diller on Friday, May 22,
- For Armstrong County PA: Looking for information on William WELSH, born
February 5, 1847 and died October 1926. He married Catherine MCCRACKEN.
William was a Vice President of a bank, and was into real-estate. Their
son Howard was a well-known doctor in the Leechburg, Vandergrift area..
- CAMPBELL, DAUBENSPECK,
REISER posted by Jen
Kline on Friday, May 22, 1998
- Searching Armtrong County for CAMPBELL, REISER, and DAUBENSPECK. John
REISER came to Bradys Bend around 1861 - 1862 from Germany. He maarried
Cardilla Rosalie CAMPBELL born 4/22/1860 in Bradys Bend. Her parents are
Charles CAMPBELL and Margaret DAUBENSPECK. Margaret had 3 brothers: James,
William, and Robert and 2 sisters: Molly and Jenny. Looking for
information on any of these families. Willing to share information!
- LATTA, MCFADDEN
posted by Krismarie on Friday, May 22, 1998
- Christiana was born 1776 in possibly Armstrong or Westmorland Co. PA.
She married a ?? McFadden, had a son named Daniel. She was widowed before
1808, and then married Ephraim Latta. She died in OH. I need her first
husband and her maiden name..
- SLAGLE, SPACE
posted by Jean Morrison on Friday, May 22,
- I am searching for information on the SPACE family of Armstrong Co. I am
most interested to talk to someone who has information on the families
that resided in the county in the early 1800's. I am particularly
interested in finding out any information about Hugh Space, who was born
- COWAN, TEMPLETON
posted by John Giacoletti on Monday, May 25,
- Looking for parents of Nancy J. Templeton 1810-aft. 1894. Married James
Fulton COWAN 12/1/1836 in Armstrong County, Pa by James Adams, J.P.
- COWAN posted by John
Giacoletti on Monday, May 25, 1998
- Armstrong Co. Civil War Vets. Need any data on S. [Samuel] T. Cowan, Co.
B 139th PA infantry. Unable to locate files in National Archives. Also
info on Robert J. Cowan, Co. E 62nd Reg't of PA Vols. Any other Cowan
Civil War vets?.
- COZAD, EDWARDS
posted by Cindy Burns on Tuesday, May 26,
- Looking for the family of Eliza Edwards b. ca 1837, d. in Ohio in 1908,
married William Cozad in Armstrong county in August of 1858
- BOYD, KAYHART
posted by Nicholas Kayhart on Tuesday, May
- I am looking for any information on my grandfather Earl KAYHART and my
grandmother Ida (BOYD)(KAYHART)(Nicholson) who lived in Kitanning,
Armstrong Co. around 1925,which is the year of my fathers birth (Floyd
KAYHART). Also Earl KAYHART is thought to be from Canada..
- PENNER, RIDDLEBARGER
posted by Theda Aldridge on Wednesday, May
- Looking for any information on Jacob Riddlebarger or his spouse Mary
Penner or their sons. They had three sons who said they were born in
Armstrong Co., PA (William Alexander Riddlebarger b. 18 Oct 1836, David R.
Riddlebarger b. 28 Feb 1838 and Andrew Jackson.Riddlebarger b. 3 Jul 1844)
- BELL, HENRY
posted by Scott Emmel on Wednesday, May 27,
- I am looking for information on the family of Peter HENRY, Jr., son of
Peter Henry. Peter Jr according to a book titled "The History of
Armstrong County" lived in Armstrong County in the late 1800's and
had a daughter that married an individual named Andrew W. BELL. Any
information on this family would be most helpful. I have information to
share on other members of Peter Sr.'s family...
- ARMSTRONG, DRAKE
posted by John Wills on Friday, May 29, 1998
- I am searching for information on William and Elizabeth ARMSTRONG, they
lived in Alleghany or Armstrong Co around 1808, Their son Milton ARMSTRONG
married a Mary DRAKE from PA then moved to OH around 1850. Miktin served
in the Union Army, Co.E 161 Inf.Gar. Can anyone help me ?
- BASH, MCCLURE
posted by Louise Belsby on Saturday, May 30,
- Thomas MCCLURE and his wife Jane BASH Mcclure lived in Elderton in
Armstrong County from 1870 until his death in 1916. Their children were
Wilbert J. b. Aug 3, 1866, Harris b. 30 July 1869, Elta E. born 14 Dec,
1875 and Alonzo B. born 25 Nov. 1879. They had a grandson Clyde McClure
living with them in 1900. Seeking information on this family..
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