December,1997 Queries for Bedford County



Pdtex19 Dec 1997
Am trying to unravel the many TAYLORs of Bedford Co, in particular ones in Napier and East St Clair Twps. Would appreciate any and all info, tidbits, insight that anyone knows about any TAYLOR. Thanks in advance for any help.

Lucinda McDaniel16 Dec 1997
I am researching on the Tew family. Lived in Sweet Root Road in Bedford County. Emma Mae Dishong and William Earl Tew. Parents Ida Wilson and Harvey Tew. Any information on the Tew family would be appreciated.

Bill Casteel16 Dec 1997
Am looking for family of Archibald Casteel mentioned in will of Shadrick Casteel dated September 1795. They lived in Flintstone Creek Cumberland Valley township. Known children were Archibald, Jesse, Elizabeth, Thomas (who went to Garrett Co MD) and Zodock. Any information will be helpful and am willing to share what information I have on the Casteel Family.

Jo Ann Cornelius16 Dec 1997
Parents of Margaret BROWN. She was born in Bedford Co. which became Somerset Co. on 28 Oct 1786. She married Jacob STONER about 1820. She died 28 Oct 1852 at Clearcreek, Ashland, OH.

Paul Studly 7 Dec 1997
Need any Information on parents & spouses of Jonathon ALBRIGHT b abt 1836 PA per census, d 27 Aug 1897 in Summit Twp, Somerset Co. PA. (sp Julia? may or may not be the mother) had 3 Sons : Albert ALBRIGHT, John C. ALBRIGHT, George Lincoln ALBRIGHT 6 Daughters: Menerva ALBRIGHT Ida ALBRIGHT Annie ALBRIGHT Lydia L.ALBRIGHT ?? ALBRIGHT ?? ALBRIGHT per 1880 Census index PA, Vol 82, E.D. 12, Sheet 3, Line 10 color /sex/age/ birthplace Albright, Jonathon W M 44 PA relationship/age/birthplace Albright, Julia W 34 PA Albright, Menerva D 17 PA Albright, John C. S 14 PA Albright, Ida D 12 PA Albright, Albert S 9 PA Albright, Annie D 4 PA Albright, Lydia L. D 1 PA

newspaper death notice "ALBRIGHT-- George L., age 72 years, passed away Wednesday afternoon at his home, 502 Orchard ct. Survived by his wife, Emmaline; two sons, Harry and Milton, and a daughter Mrs nina Bowman; a grandchild, all of Akron; TWO brothers and SIX sisters. He was a resident of Akron for 20 years. Funeral services Saturday, 2:3- p.m. at the residence, rev. George A Snyder officiating. Internment East Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the residence. (Hummel). " p26 Akron Beacon Journal, February 4, 1937.

John D. Bell M.D14 Dec 1997 Am seeking information on the families of REIMUND, Henry and RADEBOUGH Mary Ann. Henry was probably born in Bedford Sept 8 1823. Mary Ann born in Bedford Jan 5, 1831. They were married in Bedford in 1852. Henry had brother Soloman with roots in Bedford. They moved to Champaign Ill. and finally to Beatrice Neb. Have fairly good records from that point on to share.

Michael Caldwell14 Dec 1997
BEARD/DULL: Seeking information on the family of Francis BEARD, b. "Aug 1819" [per 1900 census] and was a resident of Bedford County as per the following census entries:
1850 PA Census: Union Twp. Bedford Co. p. 251:
Francis BEARD, 25, Farmer, Pa.
Liddy*, 24
Jacob, 3; Joseph, 1; Cathan., 5
Elisabeth DULL, 18
Jacob STIFFLER, 20

1860 PA Census: Bedford Co. Union Twp. P.O. St. Clairsville p. 651:
Francis BEARD, 36, Farmer, 3500/600, Pa.
Lydia, 33, cannot read or write
Catherine, 14; Jacob, 13; Joseph, 11; Malinda, 9; Mary, 7
Francis, 4; John, 2; William ROBISON, 20, Farm Laborer

1870 PA Census: Bedford Co. Union Twp. P.O. St. Clairsville, p. 704:
Franklin BEARD, 52, Farmer, $10,000/$2000, Pa.
Lydia, 48, Keeps House, cannot write
Joseph, 23, Farm Laborer; Mary, 18; Francis, 14, school; John, 12, school
Samuel, 10, school, cannot write; William, 3
Catharine, 72

1880 PA Census: Bedford Co. Union Twp. ed 227/10/27:
Francis BEARD, 57, Farmer, Pa/Pa/Pa
Lydia, 55, Wife, Keeps House, cannot read or write, Pa/Pa/Pa
Francis, 22, son, farm laborer; Samuel, 18, son, farm laborer
Libbie, 14, daughter; William, 12, son, farm laborer; Annie, 8, daughter

1900 PA Census: Bedford Co. Kimmell Twp. ed 18/1/1:
Benjamin WALTER, Head, Dec 1863, 36, m. 17, Pa/Pa/Pa, Farmer
Elizabeth, wife, Sep 1865, 34, m. 17, 6/4, Pa/Pa/Pa
Lucy Anna, dau, April 1885, 15
Lizzie Florence, dau, Apr 1888, 12
Charles Oliver, son, July 1892, 7
Liddia, dau, May 1900
Francis BEARD, Boarder, Aug 1819, 80, widowed

I am hoping to establish that Francis BEARD'S wife Lydia was a sister to the Elisabeth DULL who is mentioned in the 1850 census entry. Would especially like to correspond with others interested in the DULL surname, originating in Franklin County.

Abigail12 Dec 1997
Seeking information on "Indian" William PETERS. He was in BEDFORD COUNTY (later Washington Co.) during the Rev. War period. He had known children: William, Peter, Joseph, Elizabeth Mahala, Stephen and perhaps Henry. He was supposedly a Conestoga Indian and worked for George Croghan and others. Any information on Indian Peter will be appreciated. Please e-mail direct. Thank you.

Ray?12 Dec 1997
Adam H. LANTZ born 1862 in Bedford County married Jennie PLETCHER . Their children Rosa Elizabeth married Cyrus Windike MOORE from Somerset county, James Lantz married Nannie. James LANTZ was born in Shouers Valley,Pa Any idea where this is? Is it in Bedford County?

Cal & Carol League10 Dec 1997
Looking for any info regarding LEVI HARDMAN b.1835-40 m.MARY ANN SMITH on 26 Jul 1860 in Cumberland, Maryland. Lived in Bedford, Pa. in 1864. Son, SHANNON AMBROSE HARDMAN b.8-18 Apr 1864 in Bedford, Pa. m.14 Oct 1891 to FLORA AMANDA BOWDEN b.4 Jul 1868 in Cumberland, Md. Thanks.

Patricia Hobbs10 Dec 1997
I am looking for information on John Calvin CORLE who was born in Pavia on dec. 9, 1980. He married Rachel Margaret WENTZ who also was born in Pavia on May 23 1896. John CORLE parents were Susan FRY and Augustis CORLE. Rachels parents were Ida May WYSONG and William WENTZ. Need further information on these links.

Jerry Lamp10 Dec 1997
Does anyone know how to obtain marriage information from St John the Evangelist Catholic Church? Seeking information on the marriage of Josiah Riffle and Margaret Flowers who was suppose to be married in the 1800s at that church. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Jane Pate9 Dec 1997
Looking for information on Uriah HUGHES, b 1760-70 in NJ. Phebe (Shaw) KENNAR widow of James KENNAR may have been his wife. His sons were George, Joseph b. abt 1791 and Uriah, Jr. born in 1794 in Bucks Co. In 1797 they are found in Bedford Co. (West Providence). Joseph married Elizabeth (MNU) and their son Cyrus Smith HUGHES was born 12 OCT 1820. Their other children were: Julia Ann, John, Margaret, Lidia and Ellis.
In the 1830's Uriah, Sr and sons George and Joseph went to Athens Co., OH. Uriah died there in 1843. Any help with this family will be greatly appreciated.

Phrenn8 Dec 1997
I am searching for any information about William Meredith born 1798 married to Hannah Meredith.

Nancy J. Silkey08 Dec 1997
WOLFORD, Andrew & wife Charlotte REAM ca 1805 Wills Creek Lutheran Church and
WOLFORD, Frederick
WOLFORD, Catherine

Susan M. Brunot08 Dec 1997
GRUBB, GRUBBS, GRUB I am desperately seeking information on the GRUBBS (any spelling) family that lived in Bedford Co. in the late 1700s to mid 1800's. My GGGrandfather was born in Indiana Co., PA in 1845. His father was thought to be from one of the surrounding counties. I have no other information on him other than his name may have been Jacob. I know Grubbs resided in the Bedford area. Looking for any info. whether general or specific. Please help me locate my Grubbs family. Thank you.

Nancy J. Silkey08 Dec 1997
WILPERT, Margaret, widow of George who served in Capt. Jhn Elder's co., 1812 pension list Bedford Co.

Steele05 Dec 1997
John A. Steele of Huntingdon County married Elizabeth Davis of Bedford County on Sept.12,1850. Need father and mother of John,birth dates,date of death,brothers, sisters. any information would help.

Harry Pontius04 Dec 1997
HANCOCK - Seeking any information about the HANCOCK family of Bedford County from 1797 to 1900. I'll be glad to exhange data with you.

Alice A Rieder04 Dec 1997
CROP Michael M. Stern(s) b 17 Mar 1823 in PA-md 25 Feb 184? - Elmira CROP b 15 Jan 1829 in PA
In 1850 Census they were farming in Napier Township, Bedford Co, PA. Was she a daughter of John and Myant CROP? John Crop was a mason in St. Clair Twp, Bedford Co, PA in 1850 Census. Desire any additional info about the CROP families of Bedford Co, PA

Researcher3 Dec 1997
While searching my family roots, I came across information stating that my grandparents: Ellis Rogers(Rodgers) and Ester Wall, lived and died in Bedford County, PA. He was from Scotland 1740, she was a Welsh woman 1740... they came to America in 1760 settled in Adams County the moved to Bedford. If anyone connects with this info please feel free to reach me at :www.MoonBea333@AOL. com Thank You

Rebel L. KrekloworRebel L. Kreklow02 Dec 1997
Am researching the HUCKLEBERRY (HAGELBERGER) Family in Bedford County, PA. Willing to correspond with interested parties.
Rebel L. Kreklow
580 Dusty Lane - 304
San Marcos, CA 92069

Barbara Towles King02 Dec 1997
Seeking info on George King listed in 1800 Bedford Co. census in Hopewell-Woodbury twnshp.

James H. Edwards1 Dec 1997
Andrew Yeager ( born 1797- d. April 12, 1841), married Margaret Stahl,about 1816, possibly in BEDFORD County. He was a miller by trade. Moved to Bald Eagle, Centrre Co., PA. Died in Lamar Twp., Centre Co., PA. Buried Cedar Hill Cemetery at Mill Hall, PA.
Any help with parents or siblings of ANDREW YEAGER or MARGARET STAHL would be appreciated. Thanks, Jim Edwards

Bill 01 Dec 1997
Does anyone know if the parish registers for St Thomas Catholic Church have been published, and where they might be accessed? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks,

Gerald & Maryann Mickle01 Dec 1997
Anyone having a relation or knowledge of any of the MICKLE family that would like to be added to my tree, I'd be grateful. Contact me at

MARGERICE01 Dec 1997
Looking for Parthena Christina SPICKMAN ..... or SPIKEMAN ..... or SPEAKMAN. Reportedly lived in Bedford Co., PA at time of her marriage to Isaac HUNSAKER. They were married in 1799. Moved to Muhlenberg Co., KY. In 1790 Bedford Co. census, there is a John Spickman, on page 20. I assume he was fa or uncle? Willing to share all I have. Can anyone help me?


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