Armstrong County, PA
Posted Queries for January 1999


CLENDENNEN, NOURY posted by Lori on Saturday, January 2, 1999

Looking for help with the names James Clendennen b 1818 and his wife Jane Noury who lived in Kittaning twp, Armstrong Co. in 1840.


KING, SMITH posted by Shelby Davis on Sunday, January 3, 1999

Hello, I am looking for some information on the parents or any siblings of my GGGgrandparents, whose names I have just recently discovered. James Benton SMITH married Martha KING and their son Thomas King SMITH was born in Armstrong County PA on June 6, 1885. If you've any information on these families or feel we may have a connection I'd love to chat with you-Thanks for your help!


JACK, THOMPSON posted by Marjorie Knopp on Sunday, January 3, 1999

I am doing recerch on Thompson in Armstrong Co Pa. They were in South Buffilo Co. This is mine William Thompson married Hannah Potts . These are the chilldren John , Jane ,William, Robert, Hannah, my line . then Esther Agness This is from the 1860 census . Ive been told that some of my family married a Jacks


BOWSER, REGES, REGIS, REGUS posted by Jim Wise on Sunday, January 3, 1999

My gg-grandmother was Margaret REGIS b. abt 1847 in PA and md. to Philip BOWSER who was born 21 Jan 1840 in PA and died 7 Jul 1914 in Butler Co., PA. They were living in Washington Twp., Armstrong Co., PA in 1870 but apparently moved to Butler Co. later on.
Margaret's parents may have been Henry and Harriet REGUS who were living in Franklin Twp., Armstrong Co. in 1850.
I am looking for information on any REGIS (REGUS, REGES) family who lived in the Butler or Armstrong Co. area.
1-Philip G. BOWSER (21 Jan 1840-7 Jul 1914)
sp: Margaret REGIS (abt 1847-)

2-William Benson BOWSER (abt 1862-)
2-James BOWSER (abt 1864-)
2-Henry R. BOWSER (abt 1866-)
2-John Jefferson BOWSER (-)
2-Oliver BOWSER (-)
2-Nelson Abrom BOWSER (3 Aug 1870-17 Jun 1950)
2-Elizabeth BOWSER (-)
2-Lulu BOWSER (-)
2-Ellen BOWSER (-)
2-Maria BOWSER (-)
2-Jane BOWSER (-)
2-Adaline BOWSER (-)


CLARK, CORNTHWAIT, FINK, MARTIN, MARWOOD, ROWAN posted by Debbie Hoffman on Thursday, January 7, 1999

I'm looking for the Alfred Clark family from Apollo, Armstrong Co. Alfred was b. 1826 d. May 11, 1907. His wife Elizabeth Marwood Clark, b. 1831 d. 1909. Children
Joseph M. b. 1854
Elizabeth J. b. 1856
Hanna Mary b. 1859 marr. John Cochran Rowan
William Sherman b. Oct. 10, 1861 marr. Sarah Jane Fink
Amelia b. May 10, 1863 marr. William Cornthwait
Eliza. b. 1864
John Ellsworth b. 1868 marr. Florence Martin
Any help would be greatly appreiciated.


EBERHART, MCCLAIN, MCLAIN posted by Bill Nulph on Thursday, January 7, 1999

looking for any information on Jonathon Eberhart from the Hawthorne,Armstrong,co,Penna area,born in the eary 1800's. His son Guy H.Eberhart was married to Mary McClain,settled in New Bethlehem,Armstrong Co,Penna.area.they had 7 children,Hank,Pete,Lester,Imogene,Mildred,Mulvene,& Thelma. Apppreciate any information I can get on the family.


PINNEY, SCHRECKENGOST, WAUGAMAN posted by Greg Ament on Friday, January 8, 1999

My Great-Great Grandmother was Rosanna Schreckengost who was born in Kittanning, Armstrong County on December 22, 1829 and died there October 25, 1909. (She rests in Pine Furnace Methodist Church Cemetery). She married Peter Waugaman who was also born and died in Armstrong County. Rosanna's death certificate shows that her father's name was George and her mother's name in unknown. We suspect that her brothers and sisters may have been: Alexander, Catherine, Rebecca, Mary, Christina, Levi and Elizabeth but don't know for sure. One of Peter and Rosanna's Daughters (Cerissa) married my great-grandfather James Addison Pinney (Of the Armstrong County Pinney's). Any information on Rosanna, her parents or siblings would be greatly appreciated.


JACK, KLINGENSMITH, STITT, STRALEY posted by Ed Stitt on Friday, January 8, 1999

Hi: Several members of the STITT family have lived and died in Armstrong Co. I would like to know about any/all of them and in particular, the following members
William STITT (1755-19 Sep 1834)
+Elizabeth STRALEY (????-10 May 1835)
James Harvey STITT (15 Jul 1793-20 Oct 1852)
+Susan _____ [STITT] (abt 1793-abt 1815)
+Elizabeth KLINGENSMITH (13 Aug 1811-????)
Joseph STITT (12 Nov 1823-6 Apr 1906)
+Mary Ann JACK (11 Mar 1831-29 Sep 1908)


ANTHONY, CATHCART, LAMBERSON, MCCLAIN posted by Kathleen Anthony on Saturday, January 9, 1999

I am researching the Anthony's of Distant, Mahoning Township, Armstrong County, PA. They have married with the Lamberson, Cathcarts, and McClains. I have some answers but am still looking for the parents of William Anthony (born April 4, 1820 and died November 18, 1867) who is baried in Oakland Cemetery in Distant. He married Sarah Ann Lamberson. They had only two sons who have passed down the Anthony name, Ord Grant and William Clair. A family member believes that William Anthony's parents were John and Annie (Moorehead) Anthony. Any inforamtion will greatly help.


BUZZARD, KNESS, MOORHEAD posted by Janice Harvey-Clark on Saturday, January 9, 1999

Am looking and looking for someone related to the Isaac MOORHEAD family who resided in Armstrong Co in and beyond 1825. Isaac married Nancy BUZZARD in 1825. They had 6 known children. Hannah,Elizabeth, Nancy, John J.S., Isaac and Joseph. They did live in Bethleham Armstrong Co PA in 1827 where Hannah was born. Martin KNESS, Hannah's husband was born and raised in Kettaning PA.


MCANNINCH, REYNOLDS, SEYBERT posted by Bonnie Parks on Saturday, January 9, 1999

I am searching for information on descendants of Robert Wallace SEYBERT born June 2, 1864 in Seybertown. Pa. The SEYBERT family resided in Armstrong County. Robert married Annie Laurie MCANNINCH and operated a store outside of Rimersburg. Their children were: Dick, Ethel, Jess, Ruby, Lillie, Henrietta, Roy and Twila. I believe Robert to be the son of Rueben SEYBERT / Mary REYNOLDS. Their children were: George, Henry E., Robert, Edmund, and Levenia. Other ancestors could include Henry Seybert I and II descendants of Sebastian Seybert born 1750. They migrated from Salem Twp.


PREISTER, PRIESTER, SEYBERT posted by Bonnie Parks on Saturday, January 9, 1999

I am searching for information on PRIESTER families from Armstrong County. My grandfather was Jacob Lewis PREISTER born July 12, 1883. He married Henrietta SEYBERT. Their children were: Robert, Georgiana, Janet, Marian, and Roger. They resided in Rimersburg. Jacob had a brother Albert. I would like to hear from anyone willing to share information.


COCHRAN posted by William F. Fried on Sunday, January 10, 1999

I'm looking for information concering the bith of Judge E.Michael Cochran. The tombstone in the old section of the Apollo, PA Cemetery indicates that he was born on 10 April 1810. I need proof he was born in Western PA. I assume he was born in Westmoreland county where his father, Robert Cochran lived. The area of Westmoreland is near Armstrong County where the Judge lived in later life..


DOWLING, SENDKER posted by Christopher Sendker on Sunday, January 10, 1999

I have two photographs taken in Parker, PA; Armstrong county. One is of William W. Sendker, age around three (~1870) and the other is of Edmond S. Sendker, age around three (~1900). Both pictures were taken by "C. J. Snyder; #2 Second Street, Parker PA". William was Edmond's father and both lived their entire lives in Buffalo NY. I have found a Kathryn Isabell Sendker (connection unknown) that had a child; Willaim Wesley Dowling, born in Kittenning, PA; Armstrong County on May 1st, 1898. This would place Kathryn in William's generation. I am looking for a connection..


BELL posted by Chris Bell on Tuesday, January 12, 1999

(Plumcreek township) Does anyone have information on Bells.


GUSS, MILLER posted by Debra Colmers on Saturday, January 16, 1999

I am in possession of a letter dated 1858 written from Armstrong County, PA. This letter was sent to George GUSS and is signed Hannah. In the letter she states she is visiting the farm of "uncle" James MILLER. This farm was 2 miles from Kittaning and across the river. Does anyone have a connection to James Miller in this time frame?


HIMES, KAUFMAN posted by Kathy Himes on Monday, January 18, 1999

Looking for decendents of John Himes & Elizabeth Kaufman of New Salem, Armstrong Co, PA. Known children are: Catherine Jacob born 9 June 1807 Christian born 1814 Samuel born 5 July 1817.


HIMES, KAUFMAN posted by Kathy Himes on Monday, January 18, 1999

Looking for decendents of John Himes & Elizabeth Kaufman of New Salem, Armstrong Co, PA. Known children are: Catherine Jacob born 9 June 1807 Christian born 1814 Samuel born 5 July 1817.


ADAM, BELL, MORRISON posted by Dione Bell Hayes on Tuesday, January 19, 1999

I am also looking for information on the Bell's. My grandfather was Samuel E. Bell, born in Jackson Landing, Armstong Co, PA. His father was William Henry Harrison Bell and his mother's last name was Adam. Samuel E. Bell married Mary Elizabeth Morrison, April 19, 1983 in Smethport, PA. Do we connect?.


HEILMAN, HILEMAN posted by Ellen Anderson on Wednesday, January 20, 1999

I am trying to find information on my gggrandfather Jonas or Phillip Hileman or Heilman. He fought in the Civil War and married a Rebecca Bee.They had a son Benjamin born in Gettysburg. I know that Armstrong County had many Heilmans. My family ended up in Westmoreland Cty. Can anyone help me? Ellen.


ENTERLINE posted by Dennis Cass on Wednesday, January 20, 1999

Trying to put together as complete a family tree on the Enterline family as possible. All Enterlines are descended from Rev. Johann Michael Enderlein b:1726, so I am interested in obtaining information from all branches of the Enterline family. It appears that most of those in Armstrong Co. are descended from Daniel Enterline b:1813, a grandson of Rev. Enderlein. I am especially interested in the descendants of Daniel's sons Philip Martin Enterline b:1855 & Samuel Shives Enterline b:1861 and descendants of his Grandson Isaac M. Enterline b:1872.


BURNS, LEE, MCGUIGAN posted by Susan Gibson on Wednesday, January 20, 1999

I am reseraching the McGuigan family of Butler and possibly Armstrong Counties.
My family includes these people
Mary Margaret McGuigan, born in Chicora, PA 1867 parents, Patrick McGuigan of New York & Bessie Burns, of Ireland.
A recent lookup in the "175th anniversary book of St. Patrick's Church" (I am assuming this is St Patrick's Church of Worthington, PA) mentions someone of the name McGuigan,
'There was a very short write-up on Father McGuigan in the 175th anniversary book of St. Patrick's church. It stated that he was born May 1, 1870 in Oil City and was ordained on 21 Jul 1912. He served at St. Patrick's from 21 Sep 1922 until 23 Jul 1924. He then went to Mater Dolorosa Church in Chicora, and served there until his death on 11 Apr 1931.'
The Father's Obit stated
'Rev. Father P. G. McGuigan, aged 61. He was born in Oil City, the son of the late Owen M. and Margaret Conley McGuigan. Early in life he moved to New Brighton. Veteran of the World War. [WWI] Surviving are three sisters, Miss Alice McGuigan of Chicora, Mrs. A. Reilly of Beaver Falls, and Mrs. Gertrude O'Connell of Rome, NY. He was buried in the St. Mary's Catholic cemetery at Pittsburgh.'
He had been in charge of the Mater Dolorosa church in Chicora for the past nine years, at the time of his death. This obituary was in the Butler Eagle, 11 Apr 1931, p.1. He would have been born about 1870.
Anyone out there who could help? I have little info and do not believe this man to be a direct relative, but with the low occurence of the MCGUIGAN name I am hoping that perhaps he was a cousin of my family's...


ENTERLINE, LANKER posted by Michael Stewart on Thursday, January 21, 1999

Forgive me if I am providing information that you already possess. My great aunt Lillian Shumaker Lankerd put together "The Descendants of Joseph and Margaretta (Enterline) Lanker". There is quite a bit of Enterlein history in there. I will be happy to share information from my copy with you and I believe it is available at the Lankerd-Thomas Library as well as at the Mormon Church Library in Utah. Sadly I am told that Lillian passed away about two weeks ago. Also, my great grandmother Irene (Smith) Lankerd married again late in life to a William Enterline. I have a picture of this couple but I don't have any genalogical information on him..


AAUNIE, BRICE posted by Ray Chatfield on Monday, January 25, 1999

Looking for any info on Peter BRICE and Anita AAU NIE. Their daughter Anna Brice AAU NIE b.2/19/1795 d. 10/10/1843 married Jacob Joseph STARR in Kitanning, ARMSTRONG Co PA Joseph and Anna are both buried in Armstrong Co.


RAYBURN, STEWART, STUART posted by Sandra Nuhn on Monday, January 25, 1999

Thomas Stuart/Stewart, b. 23 July 1834, married Eliza Young Rayburn, b. 22 Nov 1861. Had many children, but one child -- CHARLES JETHRO STUART/STEWART -- b. 29 July 1875 in Slat Lick, Armstrong County, PA and married Annie Reed on 3 June 1903 in Rayway, NJ. Around 1928, Charles deserted his wife Annie and their five children, at that time living in East Haven, CT. No one ever saw him again. Trying to find out whatever happened to Charles. Have pictures; was a handsome man..


HETRICK, SAYERS, SAYRES posted by Maureen Cooper on Tuesday, January 26, 1999

Looking for information on George W., b.1858 and Margaret Hetrick, b.1860 in Armstrong Cty. According to 1900 census, they lived in Armstrong County, Madison Township. Children were Warren, Alice, Mary, William, Russell, Nathan, Boyd, Walter, Rose.


FETTER, HESS, MINICH, SHELLY posted by Mark Shelly on Tuesday, January 26, 1999

Jacob SHELLY and Mary MINICH married each other, probably between 1848 and 1853. Mary previously was married to John HAINES. Jacob SHELLY, living in Redbamk Twp, Armstrong Co., PA had 6 or 7 children by his first wife and Peter SHELLY and William SHELLY by Mary. Jacob's 1st wife's maiden name was listed as HESS. Peter SHELLY married Mary FETTER of Oak Ridge, Armstrong Co., PA and moved to Six Lakes Michigan. The Beers project pages 861-863 has Mary, listed as Polly, incorrectly married to Henry SHELLY 2nd. I am interested in any information on this family. This information is an evolution of the information given by Dennis Howard in the Families of Howard Falls.


WELSH, WOLF posted by Barbara Diller on Thursday, January 28, 1999

Sophia Welsh, born in 1860, married a John Wolf, and by 1911 they lived in Armstrong County in Gilpin Township. She was still alive in 1938, but I have not been able to locate any information about her. Also looking for information on her brother William Welsh, who married a Catherine McCracken. They had three sons, one was Dr. Howard Welsh..


CISNEY, DUNKLE, REA, WRAY posted by Kathy Schmid on Thursday, January 28, 1999

I am looking for a W.R. Rea (also Wray), husband of "Miss Cisney" and father of Nancy Rea. Are any of the Williams mentioned possible candidates? Nancy Rea (September 26, 1832-December 20, 1919) married Michael Dunkle and lived next door in Clarion County from 1850-1860. I'm not certain if their residence was in the ex-Armstrong Co. part of Clarion, but it's worth a try.


KENNARD posted by David Welch on Thursday, January 28, 1999

Looking for descendants or info re: my GGGF Robert Kennard (b.1854, d. 1931), a dog trainer by profession who settled in Parker's Landing in NW Armstrong Co. around 1871 with his wife, Leah Goodman. Robert and Leah were from Loddiswell, n. Kingsbridge, S. Devon, England. Their children were all born in Parkers Landing, Arthur, Nellie (Sauter), Irene and Blanche (Laurence).


STARRY posted by Bob Davidson on Friday, January 29, 1999

Am looking for information on Martin Starry who was in Armstrong County at the time of the 1840 census.


SELIGMAN, WIBLE posted by Roy Daywalt on Saturday, January 30, 1999

I'm looking for decendants of Rev. William martin Seligman, who was from Worthington, in Armstrong County, and who died Nov. 20, 1955..


SHRADER posted by Margaret Gagliardi on Sunday, January 31, 1999

Looking for the descendants of Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT SHRADER who lived in Leechburg, Armstrong Co, PA in 1916. Mrs. SHRADER's first name may have been Catherine or Maggie/Margaret.


PATTERSON, PRYDE posted by Heather Meyers on Sunday, January 31, 1999

Looking for infomation on Alexander Hutchison Pryde b.6/1860 d. 12/38?? Also his wife Mary Patterson Pryde, any information on her would be greatly appreciated. It is beleived that they are buried in Rural Valley cemetery in Armstrong Co., PA.


TURNER, WOODS posted by Robert Woods on Sunday, January 31, 1999

James TURNER of Westmoreland Co.PA married Isabel WOODS of Allegheny Co.,PA and moved to Armstrong Co. Both of these families had arrived in Pennsylvania from N.Ireland in the 1790's. Do you know the James TURNER family?


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