Queries for Bedford County

August 1997


Ralph J. Games Fri Aug 22 14:54:43 1997
I am trying to identify the FATHER of my earliest known relative, RICHARD L. GAMES. I know that RICHARD was born on 9/5/1811, in Franklin CO. PA. He Married Catharine (Cassie) Sarvin on 10/2/1838 in the Presbyterian Church located in McConnellsburg, Bedford Co., now Fulton Co. Richard and Catharine had three children, Ann Marie, Margaret Jane, and Francis (Frank) Games. Thank you

Peg Randazzo Fri Aug 22 11:17:19 1997
Seeking any information on Daniel Amos MILLER and Sarah Ann HOLMES. Daniel was born Feb 9,1867 and died July 23,1925. Sarah was born Oct.19,1864 and died Oct.26,1909. They are both burried in Spruce Hollow. They had 11 children. Sarah was married before Daniel to a LAMAR. Had 1 son Elmer LAMAR.Miller still has grand-children living in the area of Bedford county. Any information would help.Where is Spruce Hollow??

Joanne Grauwen Thu Aug 21 15:15:54 1997
Looking for information on Catherine b. 1841 PA. Marriage 1. Lewis SYLING who died during the Civil War. Marriage 2. E.A. FOCKLER b. 1826 . Children are: Kate L.; Ralph; Miriam; Calvin; Rosa; Howard. She lived in Bedford Co. Liberty/Saxton Boro in the 1880 census. What was her last name; where was she born? Is she related to Benawell WARNER or Louisa NASH?

D. Clark Thu Aug 21 13:12:46 1997
CLARK(E) Looking for information on Jonathan CLARK married to Sarah(?),children were born in Bedford Cty. the names are: Mary CLARK born abt 1818,Harriet CLARK born abt 1820,Joel CLARK born 02/04/1826,Margaret CLARK born abt 1828,L.E. CLARK born abt 1830. Jonathan was born in Rhode Island on 02/19/1798. The family moved to Ohio and Joel served in the Civil War. Joel married Susanna LESLIE.Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Michael Parchman Thu Aug 21 11:12:55 1997
PARCHMAN, Nicholas. Died in Bedford County, PA in 1832. I would like to know his date of birth and place of birth or any other identifying information. Perhaps cemetary location? He had three sons: Peter, Phillip and John. John was born in 1770 in Bedford County, PA and moved to Tennessee in circa 1790.

David Bridges Thu Aug 21 11:07:17 1997
I am looking for any information on B.W. GARRETSON. His birthplace is unknown but he married Sarah KIRKNER (KIRCHNER?) on 5/25/1841 in Bedford Springs. He died 11/17/1893. Sarah died 10/17/1897. Both I presume died in Bedford County. They had a daughter named Elizabeth GARRETSON, born 4/22/1845 or 1846 in Bedford Springs. Elizabeth married Adam Diffenbaugh SNOWDEN. Adam was from Centerville, PA. I believe Eliz. and Adam SNOWDEN moved to Mountain Grove or Quitman, MO. in the late 1860's. Any information on these people would be appreciated. Thanks!

Karen S. Golden Rodgers Thu Aug 21 07:20:05 1997
SMOUSE-Looking for help on the SMOUSE family in Bedford counties. I find three SMOUSE men in the 1800-1830 Census, one of these has to be the father of my David SMOUSE born 1807. David moved to Indiana County ca. 1830 and married Abigail HALLOWELL and they had 6 children. Is there anyone who can tell me which of the SMOUSE men in Bedfore county may be the father of my David? Any help would be appreciated.

Keith Pervatt Fri Aug 29 22:11:43 1997
Searching for any info on the origin of STIFFLER family that lived in Bedford Co. prior to 1800. My line moved on to Ohio before 1810 and ended up in Jackson Co., OH. Would like to communicate with anyone researching this line, and would especially appreciate any info on when first Stifflers arrived in America and where. Does anyone know from which Bedford Co. Stiffler that Jacob Stiffler that moved to Jackson OH descended?

Wayne Bracken Sun Aug 31 11:54:03 1997
HISSONG I'm researching the 23 different Hysongs, Hissongs, etc. that appeared in Bedford Cenus from 1800 to 1850. I have info on most. Is anyone else interested in Hissong? Some allied names are FLEENER, COW (COY), BENNER, SNYDER, WINEBRENNER, ONEAL, PRINGLE

Robert Shepherd Sun Aug 31 22:16:12 1997
Interested in the Cunninghams of Big Cove, Ayr Township. James CUNNINGHAM came to US from Donegal Ireland with his father and other family members in 1737. 1) James CUNNINGHAM b:1703 Donegal Ireland, d: 1789 Big Cove, Bedford Co, PA (spouse not known); his son 2) James CUNNINGHAM b:1727 Donegal Ireland, d: 1811 Buffalo, Washngtn Co, PA (spouse not known) We have only one child in our records for James: his daughter Janet. Allen L. Potts Sun Aug 24 20:18:13 1997
Henry A. Browning May 1, 1834 (Southampton Twp., Bedford Co., Pa. the son of Isaac Browning and Sarah Dicken. Isaac and his father James moved to Franklin County, Ohio. It is likely that James is a son of Jacob Sr. James if the son of Jacob was born Nov 21 1789. Sarah Dicken was the daughter of Jonathan Harold Dicken and Mary. David Snyder was born 1782 in Washington County, Md married Aug 25, 1813 at Snake Spring Valley to Sarah Snyder daughter of Joseph Snider. David was the son of Henry and Catherine Seller (Zeller)

Patricia Garrett Sun Aug 24 15:56:50 1997
DUVALL, Jeremiah b. 1750 d. 1832. Buried Duvall Cemetery, Bedford County, Pa. Doctor from Maryland. Wife Sarah Penn Duvall. Jeremiah wrote a diary in/about 1782. Trying to locate this diary. Any information will be welcome. Is it posted on Line? Who has it? Please anything will help.

Laura Mattingly Sun Aug 24 11:47:08 1997
Trying to find parents of John NEGLEY, born in Bedford Co, PA Jan. 23, 1808. He married Ruth FOSTER, daughter of Richard Lewis FOSTER. They lived near Hopewell, PA until about 1850, then moved from Broad Top Mountains into the Woodcock Valley near Saxton, PA. Contact matingly@kdsi.net. Thank you.

Laura Mattingly Sun Aug 24 11:42:40 1997
I have quite a bit of information on the FOSTER family of Bedford Co., PA. Mainly Richard Lewis FOSTER married to Charity JOHNSTONE and their children: Wealthy, Sarah, Ephraim, Eli, Richard, Lewis, Thomas, Ruth, Josiah and Septimus. I'm a decendent of Ruth who married John NEGLEY. Richard's parents were Basil FOSTER and Priscilla LEWIS. Would like to know who Charity's parents were. And where exactly was Fort Shoup? These people were early settlers of Fort Shoup.

Fred SHANAHAN SHANNON Sun Aug 24 07:36:42 1997
Seeking info on SHANAHAN family who left Ireland to Canada and US i first families with Peter Robinson Expedition in 1825 i others followed, some to Canada, some to U.S. ----- fshan@northernnet.com i Fred Shanahan Shannon 1331 N W 9th Street Grand Rapids, MINNESOTA 55744

Jim Loving Sun Aug 24 07:29:19 1997
Seeking information on Anna STIFFLER of Bedford County. She was born in early 1800's (abt 1830), and married Josiah BERKHEIMER on May 16, 1845. They had at least three children Mary, Lucinda, and Henry. I have lots of information on Mary, but very little on the other children. Would like to ahare information on children or parents.

Susan Mon Aug 25 12:34:15 1997
Looking for Rosa Elizabeth LANTZ b.1896. No record in Bedford Co., births but said this is where was born. Father was Adam Lantz,mother was JenniePLETCHER or Jane FLETCHER.

Jean Glick Mon Aug 25 16:19:52 1997
FOSTER/ROWSEY . . . I am looking for any information on the parents, siblings and ancestors of Mary Elizabeth FOSTER b: 9/19/1880 in Bedford County. Mother's name was Rebecca ROWSEY and father's name was David L. FOSTER. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Ann Featsent Mon Aug 25 17:11:20 1997
I am searching for relatives with the surname Sigel or Siegel who lived in Bedford County. My grandfather, Ellwood Sigel, was born in 1893 to father Elias and mother Lucretia Badgely or Badgley. Ellwood had a brother, Harry, and a sister, Irene. Ellwood worked in a coal mine and married Ethel I. Foor in 1915. They later moved to Youngstown, Ohio. Ellwood died in 1955 and was buried in Ray's Cove Cemetery near Breezewood.

David Newton Tue Aug 26 06:47:56 1997
CLUTS & ECKENRODE. Looking for information on Joseph Cluts, b. 1806/07 in Pennsylvania. Lived in Bedford County, later Fulton County, PA. Md. Eva Eckenrode, b. 1803/04 in PA. Had a daughter, Rebecca L. Cluts, b. May 26, 1841, Bedford County, PA. Joseph Cluts and family moved to Fulton County, Illinois in the 1850s. David Newton

David Newton Tue Aug 26 06:50:59 1997
SIPE & PITTMAN. Looking for information on Riley Sipe & Elizaheth (Pittman) Sipe. Lived in Bedford County, Pennsylvania in the 1840s and in Fulton County, Pennsylvania in the early 1850s. Had a son, Lawrence F. Sipe, b. November 25, 1851, Fulton County, Pennsylvania. Lawrence F. Sipe later moved to Fulton County, Illinois.

Robert Guyer Lindsay Sr. Tue Aug 26 14:12:14 1997
Robert Guyer Lindsay Sr. Birth place: Bellwood Blair County,Penn on July 6,1893 Brother:Morton Charles Lindsay Born: Sept.29,1920 Died : April ,1973 He was a Lieutenant,Air Corps Army of the U.S. Frederick Army Air Field of Okl. class 43-I Mother: Florence L. Born:

Ruth Montgomery Tue Aug 26 19:43:00 1997
I am looking for any information on the surname BOREN/BORIN/BORAN/BORING and HAMPSON. My ancestor Nicholas Boren married Mary Catherine Hampson ca. 1780 in PA. I have recently received information that they were in Bedford Co. I know that ca. 1795 they had moved to TN. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Ruth Montgomery, Logansport, IN.

Jim Loving Sun Aug 24 07:29:19 1997
Seeking information on Anna STIFFLER of Bedford County. She was born in early 1800's (abt 1830), and married Josiah BERKHEIMER on May 16, 1845. They had at least three children Mary, Lucinda, and Henry. I have lots of information on Mary, but very little on the other children. Would like to ahare information on children or parents.

Prof. K. Edward Lay Sat Aug 23 13:05:41 1997
http://poe.acc.virginia.edu/~kl2u/ Seeking information on Catherine FETTER (1812-1875) who m. Rev Dr Matthew IRVINE (b 1817 PA) Ger Ref Minister. They lived in Bedford Co, PA, in 1850 and had the following children: Robert H. G. IRVINE (b 1839), Anna M. IRVINE (b 1840), Alice M. E. IRVINE (b 1844), John W. N. IRVINE (b 1847), Henrietta IRVINE (b 1849), and Henry Fetter Irvine (b 1842) who married Emma E. MANN and had child William Mann Irvine (1865-1928) who married Camille HART. Dr. William Mann IRVINE: Phillips Academy, Exeter, NH 1881-84; Princeton Univ, A.B. 1888, Ph. D. 1891; Reformed Church Seminary, Lancaster, PA 1889-92; Franklin & Marshall College, LL. D. 1910; Lafayette College 1916. Professor of Social Science, Franklin and Marshall College (1892-93) then Headmaster at Mercersburg Academy, Montgomery Tp, Franklin Co, PA (1893 on). Irvine Hall at Mercersburg Academy named after him. Member of Bd of Fish Commissioners of PA, 1924 on. Listed in WHOS WHO IN AMERICA, 1920-21, p. 147; WHO WAS WHO IN AMERICA, v. I, 1897-1942, p. 620; and THE LOG CABIN IN AMERICA, C. A. Weslager, 1969, p. 285 (located Pres Buchanan's Log Cabin and preserved it). POL: Democrat. Gravestone designed by architect Ralph Adams Cram.

Carolyn Randall Sat Aug 23 11:28:52 1997
I am looking for anybody from the HOOPENGARNER/HOOPINGARNER family. There seems to be a Daniel HOOPENGARNER that I have some data on, that crosses with another Daniel HOOPENGARNER. His children seem to be born in Lawrence Co. IN from 1836-1860. One of his sons was Preston HOOPENGARNER, my GG grandfather. I want any information I can get on this family to help me figure out the name crossings. Preston moved to Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, and that is where he died. I have Preston's death certificate which states that his father (Daniel) was born in PA. I have been told it may have been Washington Co.Pa.

Chuck Yartz Sat Aug 23 11:22:09 1997
LEHMAN, Elias. Born May14, 1820; Married Mary or Mariah Nickels, Daughter of James Nichols, on May 2, 1849 in Connellsville. Died September 21, 1877. May have come from Bedford or Somerset County. May have had a brother Joshua.

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