Armstrong County, PA
Posted Queries for April 1999


INGERSOLL, LOWRY, NASON posted by Sue Luhman on Friday, April 2, 1999

Seeking info. or relatives of Ross Donaldson Nason b. 10/29/1885 Cambridge Springs, PA m. Helen Ingersoll 1/10/1912 d. 2/22/1965 Bellevue, WA 2 sons Ross & Russell


HAWKINS, HICKENLOOPER, LONG posted by Jean Ohai on Friday, April 2, 1999

William and Thomas Hickenlooper are found in Leechburg, Allepheny Twp, Armstrong County from before 1830 up until the spring of 1844 when they moved to Hancock County, IL. The brothers married sisters, Sarah and Julia Ann Hawkins. They did not leave until after the deaths of their mothers, Sarah Griffiths Hawkins and Rachel Long Hickenlooper. They were engaged in making salt at Kittaning. Seeking additional information and willing to share information with other relatives and descendents.


BEIGHLEY, WEAVER posted by Sue Weaver on Friday, April 2, 1999

I am trying to obtain more information about my great grandparents, John N. WEAVER and Anna May BEIGHLEY WEAVER. I found them in the 1870 Census, Armstrong County, South Bend Twp., Kellys Station, PA. John was born Dec 1842 and Anna, Oct 1844. Their children were Ella Mary, William W., Wright W., Hettie L., Arlie A., Melissa, Harvey C., Adda M., John L. (my grandfather), Aurilla M. and Ira G. If any of these people are a part of your family, I would love to hear from you.


BOWSER, HENRY posted by Patricia Henry on Sunday, April 4, 1999

Am looking for information on William Henry born abt. 1825 in Armstrong County. Married (1)Hannah Bowser: children: Valentine, Clara Jane (--md. Jacob John), Jacob Harvey, John, Hannah(--md. [1] Joseph Fennell, [2] John Gamble); md. (2) Nancy Crissman Hooks: children: James, Neal, Carrie (--md. Charles Grim0, Matilda, and Laura (--md. Vernon Shearer). Would appreciate any information on this family. Am particularly interested to learn William Henry's parents.


DOWNARD, MCCLOSKEY posted by Earl Patterson on Sunday, April 4, 1999

Seeking information on the parents of Mary Jane McCLOSKEY. Mary Jane was born about 1844 near Brady's Bend, Armstrong County. Her mother died sometime between 1844 and 1850. Mary Jane, her two brothers, and her father moved to Jefferson County, Ohio around 1850. Mary Jane McCLOSKEY later married William K. DOWNARD in Jefferson County, Ohio. Would like to know when Mary Jane's mother died, names of her parents, and where her mother is buried.


TROUTMAN posted by Richard Harvey on Monday, April 5, 1999

Looking for informanation on Abraham Troutman b. 1797 d. 14 Apr. 1874 in Armstrong Co. Pa. Have information to share.


BLOOM, JORDAN, STEWART, WHEATLAND posted by Jeanne Maclaine on Tuesday, April 6, 1999

Any relatines out there in Armstrong County, searching for Surnames, Jordan, Bloom, Wheatland, will exchange info.


STRAITIFF, STRATIFF, STREIGHTIFF posted by Jennie Amrhein on Thursday, April 8, 1999

Would love to know where Ben Streightiff/Straitiff is buried resided Valley twp. Armstrong, Young twp. and Clayville, Jefferson Co. and died at his daughters house 4 April 1879, in Indiana. Don't have an obituary nor where he is buried. Wife is Kesiah ?. He was born 1804.


ANTHONY, MOORHEAD posted by Kathleen Anthony on Friday, April 9, 1999

Am researching the Anthony's. An Annie Moorhead married a John (or Jacob) ANTHONY. Their son, William, lived in the town of Distant, Mahoning Township, Armstrong County - right across from New Bethlehem, Clarion County. William was born April 4, 1820. I do not know Annie's parents or where she lived or died - I only have a name.


PATTON posted by Debbie Vick on Friday, April 9, 1999

Does anyone have any information on the Mars Cemetery, which looks like it's located in Armstrong County, just outside Kittanning? I'm trying to find my great grandfather William J Patton. His brother Charles A. Patton died at the Episcopal Home in Gibsonia in 1934 and according to his obit was buried there. Their mother was an Anderson and I know from obits of other siblings that they had relatives in that area. I can't find him with any other of the family, so I thought he might be there. If anyone has a list of people buried there or knows where I can obtain this information, please let me know. I'm in Arkansas so it's hard to come look for myself.


BENTLEY, CROSBY posted by Karen Barker on Tuesday, April 13, 1999

Looking for any information on Alton Bentley b. 1895 he married Sarah Crosby. Sarah was born in Freeport, PA Armstrong. Sarah's parents were Walter F. Crosby & Fanny? Any help on Alton would be greatly appreciated.


CROYLE, MEANOR posted by Joan Davy on Tuesday, April 13, 1999

I'm looking for the parents of Adam CROYLE b.1818 in Bedford Pa but lived in Armstrong County. He was married to Catherine MEANOR.


LONG, MOORE, SMITH posted by Jean Klein on Wednesday, April 14, 1999

Searching for any information about JOHN J. LONG, born 1861 in Indiana Co, son of CHARLES M. & MARGARET MOORE LONG, married LAVINA (VINNIE) T. SMITH 7 July 1887 in Indiana County, she was born about 1866-1868; her parents were RICHARD SMITH & RACHEL ? 1910 census shows JOHN & LAVINA living in Leechburg Borough, Market Street, Armstrong County with their daughters LARA M. LONG, 22 years; MABLE B. LONG, 18 years; ELIZABETH A.LONG, 13 years. This family was living in Brookville, Jefferson County in 1889, perhaps LARA was born there.


JONES, SAWYER posted by Tom Sawyer on Thursday, April 15, 1999

I'm looking for information on any Sawyer and Jones families of Armstrong County. They lived in Apollo, PA and that area. Thank you!


HILE, HILES, IMBODY, INBODY, STEEL, STEELE posted by Michael Emett on Friday, April 16, 1999

Attempting to trace ancestory of G-G-grandmother Catherine HILE (HILES) IMBODY (INBODY) of Armstrong County backwards and possible link up with Issac Steele.


BOYD, GREY, KEENER, MARUNA, MONGOMERY, ROBINSON, SNYDER posted by Dorothea L. Hayes on Sunday, April 18, 1999

I am not sure if I am writing to the correct people or not. I sure hope someone can help me. I am just getting started on my search and I was wondering if someone could head me in the right direction. My family tree is a complicated one. My mother and father both were raised by family members, but not by their biological parents. I am primarily seeking information on my fraternal ancestry. Relatives who would know the info I am seeking are either too old to remember or deceased. Some of the ancestry names are Golden Keener, husband of Mary. They raised a girl who was related to them by the name of Hazel Irene . Hazel was first married to Russell Boyd and lived in Slatelick, Armstrong County. Hazel and Russel had a young son who was scalded to death. They divorced not long after, and Hazel married Thomas Henry Robinson. They had two children Dorothy Jean Robinson, born Jan 4, 1934 (married to Roy Hayes, my parents), and Thomas Robinson, born Feb. 5, 1935. Hazel! died while giving birth birth to Thomas. Dorothy was raised by a family member, Hannah Barker Slater. Thomas was raised by his father and his second wife Velma. A few other names that I know are: Carrie Montgomery (Dorothy Jean Robinson's great grandmother), Carrie's daughter, Dorothy and Cash Grey of Coalport, their nephew Bob Snyder of Flinton. I don't even know where to start my search. Any advise or information would be extremely helpful and greatly appreciated.


HILL, HUNTER posted by Nancy Veits on Sunday, April 18, 1999

greetings, am searching for the final resting spot for Anna Rhees Banks HUNTER d 16 Aug 1875 in Leechburg, Armstrong Co. probably at the home of her son, Dr. Robert P. HUNTER, who lived on 4th Street in 1880, and practiced medicine in Leechburg. he was an elder in the Leechburg Presbyterian Church, the director of their Sunday School. he was married to Rebecce HILL and the father of three: John A. H. HUNTER, b 1876, Lydia A. HUNTER, b 1878 and Robert K. HUNTER, b 1879.


COULTER posted by Gary Hemmerling on Tuesday, April 20, 1999

Researching William G. Coulter b. PA 1813. A William Coulter is listed on 1830 Census, Armstrong Co., PA.(Plumcreek Twp.) Our William G. was in Summit Co., OH 1850 Census. Looking for information that might help us.


REA, WAY posted by Kim Young on Tuesday, April 20, 1999

I am looking for information on Robert REA. He was born about 1750. He married Phebe WAY January 9,1769. He was the father of Joshua Rea. Our search has stopped at him and we are lookin g for information on who his parents were and where did thy come from. Any info would be helpful.


BLYSTONE, GRAY, HOUSER, KLINGENSMITH, SMELTZER posted by Libby Bargerstock-Grimm on Wednesday, April 21, 1999

Lemual Harvey COOK born 1847/1848 in PA,. Married to Ida Martha Houser,Aug.13,1885 in Armstrong Co.PA. She was his second wife. Ida Martha was born in Manor Twp. Armstrong Co.Pa. Lemual Harvey Cook's first wife was Mary Lovinah Smeltzer. Mary Lovinah died Jan. 05, 1884 in Manor Twp. Armstrong Co.PA. Children: Albert James, Bertha Ardella, William Harry. All information appreciated.


HOKINSON, JOHNSTON, NEWELL, STOCKDALE, THOMPSON posted by James Thompson on Wednesday, April 21, 1999

Seeking information on my Great-grandfather, Stewart D. Thompson (spouse, Matilda NEWELL) who lived in Freeport, Armstrong County, PA, circa 1850 - 1900. Children were Charles Myron Thompson (my grandfather) born Freeport, Pa, 8-12-1872, and died Greensburg, Westmoreland County, PA, 8-3-1931: (all of the following were living in 1931 at the time of Charles Myron's death) William in NewKensington, PA; James in Tampa, FL; Mrs Ida HOKINSON and Mrs. Ada STOCKDALE, both in Freeport, PA and a Mrs. William JOHNSTON in Tarentum, PA. I have been told that Stewart may have been a Civil War Veteran. Will appreciate any information regarding Stewart or the children. Please eMail information. Thanks.


JACK, LEWIS, LITTLE, LONG, SMITH, STROUSE posted by Jean Klein on Thursday, April 22, 1999

Looking for descendents of JOHN J. LONG, born about 1861, Rayne Twp. Indiana Co, PA son of CHARLES & MARGARET MOORE LONG m.7 July, 1887 to LAVINA (VINNIE) FRANCES SMITH, born about 1866 in WV, daughter of RICHARD SMITH & RACHEL COX. JOHN LONG died 6 April 1919 in Indiana Co, PA. John & Lavina had three children, LARVARA M.LONG born about 1888 m. to ? STROUSE; MABLE B. LONG born about 1892 m. to a ? JACK; and ANNA ELIZABETH or ELIZABETH ANNA born about 1897 m. to a ? LEWIS. This family had resided in Brookville, Jefferson Co. PA and in Leechburg, Armstrong Co PA. After JOHN LONG'S death LAVINA LONG m. GEORGE W. LITTLE in Indiana Co. PA on 20 April 1921. LAVINA FRANCES SMITH LONG LITTLE died 9 Jan. 1945 in Indiana, Indiana Co. PA. At the time of LAVINA'S death, LAVARA M. STROUSE was living on 5th Ave. in New Kensington; MABLE B. JACK was living in Chicago, IL; and ANNA ELIZABETH/ELIZABETH ANNA was living in Leechburg, Armstrong Co. PA.


FENNEL, GAMBLE posted by Patricia Henry on Friday, April 23, 1999

I am looking for descendants of Hannah Henry and John Gamble. Hannah Henry was born in Armstrong Co., about 1867 and married first Joseph Fennel and second John Gamble. I am looking for any of her descendants. Please email reply to THanks, Patricia.


DIMMITT posted by John Noble on Friday, April 23, 1999

Searching for any info on family of J.Dimmitt of Armstrong county. North Buffalo Twp. Late 19th. century.


MATEER, QUIGLEY, SPENCE, STARR posted by Mary Hollowell on Saturday, April 24, 1999

Would like to exchange information on the SPENCE, STARR, MATEER AND QUIGLEY families of Armstrong County, PA.



We believe my great grandfather Jacob Davis was born in 1882 in Mahoning, Armstrong, PA and married to Louise(a) Soloma Gehres (B; Mahonong, Armstrong, PA 14 April 1881) on 5 Mar 1901.

This is all the information I have other than children's names

Ralph Ernest Davis (B: 28 DEC 1901 M:Florence Ethel Peters) - My grandparents
Elva Davis (M: Clarence OGAN)
Philip Davis (M: Mary DAIL)
Boyd Davis (M: Ruby SLATE)
Vernon Davis (M: Hazel BURCH)
Rebecca Davis (M: Richard ADAMS, M: Harry KENNEDY)
Cora Davis (M: Marshall LYLES)
Nora Davis (M: Ralph WOOLARD)
I am looking for any information in either direction



Searching for information on Margaret Ann Wolfe. As of now, I only have a name on a Social Security Applic. Will re-post if I get more information. She was married to John J. Zeigler. Their son, Hollis Zeigler was born in E. Franklin Twp., Armstrong County, PA in 1888. Hollis married Elvira Bowser. John and Margaret's other son, Harold Zeigler was born in 1878. Harold was my husband's Grandfather. He married Alice Bell Bowser. Elvira and Alice were sisters. I know that Harold lived with his family in the Adrian area until the farm was stripmined and they moved to the Worthington/Walk Chalk area of E. Franklin Twp. Armstrong Co. I would appreciate any information on Margaret or the others listed. Thanks in advance.



I am searching for information on Arthur John Mechling. He was married to Lizzie Dae Campbell (AKA Bess). Their son Arthur John Mechling (AKA John A.) was born on Dec. 18, 1900 in Ford City, Armstrong Co., PA. "John A " married Lena Anna Cochran(e) and they lived in Kittanning, PA. They were my Grandparents. I would appreciate any help I can get on these people. Thanks in advance.



Just received John A. Mechling's SS applic. He lists his parents as Lizzie Dae Campbell and Arthur John Mechling. Previously all I had on his mother was a name, Bess Campbell. Now I think Bess was a knick-name or abreviation. Lizzie may also be an abbreviation (possibly Elizabeth or Isabella, etc.). Lizzie and Arthur John's son lists his name on the application as Arthur John, also and he was born on Dec. 18, 1900 in Ford City, Armstrong Co., PA I mentioned Sugarcreek Twp. in the previous posting. I think the Campbells I am searching for are from this area because my father has spoke of the Campbell farm in that area that he worked at as a boy. I would appreciate any help with these people that I can get. Thanks in advance.


MINTEER, MONTGOMERY, WOODWARD posted by Ron Montgomery on Monday, April 26, 1999

I am looking for information about John Montgomery, who came to Buffalo Township, Armstrong Co, PA sometime before 1810. He probably came from County Tyrone, Ireland. His children included Anthony Wayne (b 1790 m Jane WOODWARD), Margaret (b 1792 m a MINTEER), William (b 1796 d 1853 m a Catherine), Nancy, John Jr (b 1804), and Mary. John's farm was in present day Franklin Township, Armstrong Co, PA, perhaps near Montgomeryville/Adrian. If you have any information, I'd love to hear from you and share data..


WIGHTMAN posted by Marilyn Wightman Frazier on Tuesday, April 27, 1999

Am looking for information on where my family of the Wightmans lived in ParkersLanding. Family owned the Wightman Glass Company and know that Algernon Sydney Wightman was into banking in ParkersLanding and Alexander Russell Wightman, James Smiley Wightman and William Kearns Wightman maintained the Glass Company after their father Thomas Wightman's death in 1908. Trying to find out if some of the names am researching could be buried at Parkers Landing. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


GREEN, HENDERSON, MCINTIRE posted by Robert McIntire on Tuesday, April 27, 1999

Searching for information and possible relatives. John Stevens McIntire was born in Armstrong County, Pa. on Jan. 3rd, 1835. He married Susanah HENDERSON on March 26, 1856 and had 2 children: William Travis and Mary Elisabeth. He married Emma Jane GREEN on April 15, 1861. They had 7 children: Effie Cora, Emma Viola, Albert Lincoln, Roselle Blanch, Mary Jessie, Josephine May and Florence Estella McIntire. He Joined the 14th Pa. Volunteer Cavalry on Feb. 29, 1861. He was an artist and photographer and Was discharged on May 30, 1865 and returned to Armstrong County. Our family bible, which contained details of our family linage, was destroyed in a fire many, many years ago. We are not sure who was his father and I am anxious to follow my roots back to Ireland and Scotland.
Am in possesion of a letter dated Nov. 1, 1898 written by W.T. Smith (furniture dealer and Undertaker) of Willet, Pa., stating that he (W. T. Smith) was a cousin of John Stevens McIntire.


BICE, HOLOBAUGH posted by John Edelmann on Thursday, April 29, 1999

Searching for additional info of relatives of Samuel Holobaugh and Sarah Jane Bice, married, from Armstrong Co. Left the county approx 1845 and moved to Pike Co. Ohio. Parents of Samuel are listed as C. Holobaugh and B. Stoup. I have considerable info on the Holobaugh line from Samuel on down. See web site.


LINABARGER, LINABERGER, LINEBARGER posted by Michael Emett on Thursday, April 29, 1999

Looking for Linabarger line from Brady's Bend,Armstrong Cty. According to records, Adam Linabarger married my g-g-grandmother Catherine Inbody nee Hile and John Linabarger took over as guardian for her children.


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