Queries for Bedford County

February 1997


Dale Shoemaker Fri Feb 28 12:34:40 1997
SHOEMAKER. Looking for information on John Shoemaker (b.1/23/1785, Maryland), and Eve (unknown maiden name, probably born Bedford County 1789). They resided in Bedford County before moving to Jefferson County, Ohio, but know were there at least in 1810-1813 when two sons were born. Two sons, Adam (b. 5/13/1810) and Jacob (b. 8/5/1813), were born in Bedford County. Any info would be most helpful! Dale Shoemaker


Don RaynerThur Feb 27 1997
PATRIC HANEY farmed in COLERAIN TOWNSHIP circa 1789.His farm was adjacent to one EZEKIAL WORLEY as mentioned in BEDFORD COUNTY deed book C.page 416. Also near a tract of land known asSugar Tree Ridge in Friend's cove. Said tract was surveyed Sept.6,1762 and granted to EZECKIAL WORLEY 11-23-1789 PATRICK HANEY and EZEKIAL WORLEY both served in The Pennsylvania Malitia under Capt.PATRICK HAINEY as shown in Vol. V 5th series of the Pennsylvania archives,during the Revolution. Patrick Haney had a son named ACHOR to whom he bequeathed 80 pounds.This name is not found anywhere except in relation to the Worley family. Was Patrick Haney's spouse a brother of EZEKIAL WORLEY and a daughter of ACHOR WORLEY ?. This is my question

Amy Jean Williams Wed Feb 26 20:47:27 1997
Interested in more information on the John Metzger family. John Was born 1758 Bedford, Pa. He married Elizabeth Gerosian b.1750. They had a daughter Marie "Mary" Metzger b.1782 Bucks Co. Pa. She married Andrew Shoemaker.

Glynice Tawney Pomykal Wed Feb 26 23:07:47 1997
I am searching for information on the Stinebaugh and Hershiser names. My great great grandfather Jacob Stinebaugh was born 18 August 1800 in Bedford County and his wife Ellen (possibly Madgalena or Lena) Hershiser was born 27 September in 1807. I am not sure if they married in PA or after they moved to Ohio.

Jill Judy Wed Feb 26 07:21:52 1997
Seeking info on the LEVERING and KEARNEY/KERNEY. Who is the parents of John LEVERING who married Margaret KEARNEY. And who are the parents of Margaret. Any info is helpful. Thank you. They were from the the Bedford Co. area. Jill Judy 359 Twp Rd 199 W Bellefontaine Ohio 43311-9732

J. D. Simmons Wed Feb 26 11:04:37 1997
Seeking information on families of Grissinger and Houpt of the area in and around New Granada PA. Any information will be welcome.

James D Duddy Tue Feb 25 15:02:05 1997
Seeking information on family of Samuel STEPHEN born in Bedford Co.,PA.(1820?), moved to Butler Co.OH.,married Malinda Smith in 1836 and then moved to Carroll Co.,IN. and lived there till he died.According to the elders of the family SAMUEL STEPHEN's father was RICHARD STEPHEN who operated a farm in Bedford Co.,PA. This is all the info i have on them.


Darren Smith Mon Feb 24 12:28:07 1997
Need info. on Phillip Schmidt,marrid Margaret Miller about 1774. He died in 1798,Margaret died in 1849, they had these children that I beleive lived in Londonderry Township Bedford Co.Phillip Jr.,Peter,Nancy,Maria,Flora,Martin,John Jacob,Susanna,Barbara Anna,Catherine, and Rosina. Will share what info I have. Last name of Schmidt changed to Smith after Phillip,thank you Darren Smith.

Donna B. Thomas Sun Feb 23 08:23:13 1997
I am looking for any ancestor information for Jacob S. Beamer born in Woodbury Township, Bedford Co on October 13, 1852. He married Annie M. McCloskey on September 10, 1878. Information from the 1870 census page 560 lists a Jacob S. Beamer with his father being Samuel Beamer, mother Maria. Also listed are William Beamer, Catherine Beamer as siblings to Jacob. The census lists Samuel and Maria's birthplace as Maryland but other censuses list his birthplace as PA. Information on any of these names would be appreciated.

Connie Beachy Sun Feb 23 10:29:04 1997
FARMER FAMILY who lived on part of the Wigfield farm, near the Mason Dixon Line, late 1700's. RUTH FARMER - married "Fleetfoot" John Twigg, Allegany Co. Md. ELIZABETH FARMER - married William Willison, Flintstone, Allegany Co. Md. _______FARMER - married Samuel Bucy/Busey - Allegany Co. Md. All 3 Farmer sisters? were my great x 3 grandmothers. Any help appreciated.


David Monahan Fri Feb 21 07:20:48 1997
McCREARY, Amos E. married to Anna Eva Miller, listed in the 1850 census in Napier Twp, Bedford County. I would like information on Amos and Anna's parents.

Don vandenBrink Fri Feb 21 17:54:25 1997
Bedford Co. 1850 Census, Middle Woodbury Twp: George Diltz, wife Elisabeth (Alloway?)born 1810, 1811 respectively and children: Rebecca 19, David A. 14, John 10, Elisabeth 7, George 4, Nancy 3, Clarinda baby. Family moved to Iowa, Cedar Co., Cass Twp. by 1860. George is listed as a wagon maker on census. At least 2 other Diltz families made the move to Iowa as well. Clarinda Diltz, b.1 Apr 1850 is my maternal GGgrmother. Clarinda married Elias R. Garvin, Ohio Civil War Vet. and lived in Chester, Thayer Co., Nebraska where she died in 1924. I have no other information concerning the birthplace of father George or Elisabeth Alloway-Diltz.

Edwina Morton Sat Feb 22 05:45:40 1997
Searching for information on Samuel Gibson Teter or Teeter b. 1737? I offer a $500 reward for proof of his parents! I have searched for 20 years without success, so the task is not easy. He married Mary Dodridge probably in Bedford Co. They lived in Washington Co. Any information welcome will beg, borrow or trade. Thank you for doing these pages, they are wonderful! E. Morton

Nancy J. Smith Thu Feb 20 05:24:00 1997
I am looking for information anyone might have about a George, Samuel and Joshua BALDWIN who owned three original land warrents issued in 1784 in Northumberland County on the Bald Eagle Creek. This was approx. 1000 acres total, on three adjoining pieces of land -(present day Centre/Blair County line on Route 220) The BALDWIN's property bordered property of Mordecai MASSEY which was originally listed in Bedford County so it must have been near the 1784 county line of Bedford and Northumberland. Any information on the BALDWIN family would be appreciated. I am unsure how they were related (father/sons)or(brothers) etc.

William Gallagher Thu Feb 20 11:42:01 1997
20 Feb 1997 I am searching for any and all available information about the OSWALT families of Bedford County, PA. I am particularly interested in Hazael OSWALT b. 1804/6.

Kevin Culp Tue Feb 18 15:28:22 1997
Searching for information about the LEGO families originating here in early 1800's. One group moved to Jackson Co. Ohio between 1815 - 1840. Searching for origin of Samuel B. LEGO, b. ~1810-15 in PA. believe Bedford Co. Said LEGO seems to have been source for SE Ohio LEGOs.

James T. Trainor Tue Feb 18 20:01:37 1997
I am looking for information on a John Shay who was born in Pennsylvania and married Elizabeth Trainor in Frederick Co. Maryland. He raised my Grandfather, Robert Lee trainor, when his Mother died in 1871. Any inforomation on John Shay or Elizabeth trainor will be appreciated. I can be contacted at jwjtrain@aol.com

Jon Adams Tue Feb 18 07:10:20 1997
223 Grace St Suffolk VA 23434 757 925-0234 Desire contact with researchers of the DICKEN, PERDUE families of Bean's Cove, PA. Also the STAHL family of Cumberland Valley and Somerset County.

Gracie Stover Sun Feb 16 23:30:36 1997
Samuel Wilkins was born in 1808 in Bedford Co, PA and married Elizabeth Young (1812) in Bedford County, Pa abt 1837. Their children were: Thomas, Mary Catherine, William, Sarah, John, James, George, and Mahalia Elizabeth. Mahalia((1853) married August Joseph Roche/Roach a French Immigraant in Huntingdon County abt 1878. Mahalia and August Roach/Roche were my gg-grandparents. If anyone has any information on the Wilkens or the Roach/Roche family in PA, please let me know. Thank you, Gracie`

TJ Shumaker Mon Feb 17 13:20:20 1997
looking for information or descendents/Ancestors of SAMUEL SHANNON b 1746 and married ELIZABETH MCKEE/MCGEE b @ 1747 in Bedford Co. Also information on WILLIAM MCDOWELL b @ 1765 and marrried ELIZABETH SHANNON, Samuels Daughter. Samuel was a Capt in the Pa Militia and was on the Lowry Expedition into the NW Territory and killed by indians in 1781. William McDowell was a Colonel in the Pa. Militia.

G. Timothy Kinsley Sun Feb 9 15:35:00 1997
The BRANT Family. I am seeking information about George Brant born 1755 in Germany. George, and his wife Rosannah married in Allegany County, Md. Both died in Cumberland Valley Twp., Bedford Co., PA. They had the following children; Henry 1784, Christian 1790, John 1794, George 1796, William D. 1797, Fredeick M. 1798, & Catherine 1802. All of their children were born near Schellsburg, Bedford Co., PA..

G. Timothy Kinsley Sun Feb 9 16:07:31 1997
The LEASURE Family. I am seeking information about the John Leasure family of Bedford County, Pa.. John was married to Ctherine Wilson. The had the following children; Jacob (Joshua) Lazier, John Leasure, Henry b. 1760, Samuel b. 1760, William b. 1761, Joseph b. 1762, Christian b. 1763, & Thomas b. 1764. William Leasure b. 1761 married Phoebe Bennett in 1787, in Cumberland Valley Twp., Bedford Co., PA.. Their children were; Seibert b. 1788, John b. 1789, Prudence b. 1792, Phoebe b. 1795, Thomas b. 14July 1797, George b. 3 Sept. 1802, William b. 1827... George Leasure married 1st Sarah Twigg, and 2nd Catherine Elisabeth Brant. Both of Bedford Co., PA... His children with 1st wife were; Mary b. 1821, Asa b. 1822, Louisa b. 1824, William b. 1829, Francis b. 1831, John b. 1833, George b. 1838, with 2nd wife; Harriet b. 1838, Mary A. born 1839, Joshua b. 1843, Sophia b. 1844, Jacob b. 1846. All of 2nd wife's children born in Mt. Savage, MD...

G. Timothy Kinsley Sun Feb 9 16:17:56 1997
The BENNETT Family. I'm seeking information about Joseph Bennett and his wife Rachel. Joseph was born 1733 in Bedford Co., PA. He died April 14, 1815. Their children were; William b. 1755, Phoebe b. 1759, Joseph, Susanna, Hannah, Rachel, Catherine, Robert b. 1768, & John. All were born in Bedford Co., PA...

Rebecca Stephens Shannon Sun Feb 9 18:43:48 1997
Searching for information on STEPHENS, CALDWELL (CAULDWELL),and ELKIN. BENJAMIN STEPHENS was born 1735 in England. Date of entry to US is unknown. He married REBECCA CALDWELL in 1758, and died in 1814 at his home in Bedford County. Benjamin fought in the FR. and Indian War. He and his sons Benjamin and Thomas served in Revolutionary War. Someone gave me a reference to Brush Valley Township in 1798. SAMUEL STEPHENS married REBECCA ELKIN, daughter of ROBERT ELKIN, maybe in Indiana County. I have an old letter that refers to a history "The Benjamin Stephens Family In America". I would be thankful for any leads you may provide.

Connie Beachy Mon Feb 10 18:23:26 1997
HAMILTON'S of Southampton Township, Bedford County Pa. JONATHAN HAMILTON-died 1842 MC GUINN'S or MC GWYNN'S- Cumberland Valley Township, 1830/1850 TIMOTHY AND WILLIAM MARTHA (married Wm. Alexander Hamilton, ca 1840 REBECCA (married same Wm. Alexander Hamilton, 1845-1850) Rebecca born about 1825. Was very fertile. William Alexander Hamilton b.1822, was a grandson of Jonathan. He moved, with Rebecca, to Allegany County Maryland about 1845. THANKS FOR ANY HELP.

Gary McGraw Sun Feb 9 16:30:30 1997
I'm looking for the parents of Edward MCGRAW b: 4/15/1816 in Morrison's Cove,PA, d: 3/15/1884 at Sarah Furnace. He was married to Sarah DELANCY (DELANEY?). I believe Edward's father to be William MCGRAW b:abt. 1790,d:abt. 1851 in Huston Twp., Blair Co., PA. William MCGRAW was married to Jane THOMPSON. William MCGRAW's father I know to be Edward MCGRAW Sr. My Edward MCGRAW'S first son (of four) sons was named William (after his grandfather possibly?) Any help is greatly appreciated. I've been stuck on this one for several years.

Lawrence Rosier Tue Feb 11 05:50:11 1997
Searching county of birth for John Rosier, Sr., born 1785,Pa., county unknown. Possibly connected to John and Elizabeth Rowzer/Rosier of Bedford County cited in the Genealogical Society of Pa's Colonial Records, V.12, p. 377 as having had six children: John, Hannah, Isaac, Joseph, Rachel, Rebekka. Searching for proof that the John Rosier, Sr., born 1785, Pa., who died 1867 Parkton, Baltimore County, Md., was the son, grandson, or nephew of one of Elizabeth's sons. John Rosier Sr.'s daughter Hannah may have been named for her great-aunt if John,Sr, b. 1785, was the son or grandson of Isaac or Joseph and the nephew of the original couple.

Kathryn Stuart Fri Feb 7 00:20:34 1997
Looking for the marriage date and place of John Haines or Hains and Lanah DeVore circa 1770-1777. They lived in Bedford County, Pennsylvania on Wills Creek. John died in 1813 in Londonderry Township. His will is on file at Bedford, PA. Thank you for your help.

Patrick Beltz Fri Feb 7 14:09:52 1997
Looking for information on the family of Henry BELTZ who married Mary DAVIS. Henry was from Germany and he settled in Bedford Co. He and Mary had 12 children, the youngest was a Lewis BELTZ. I would like to know if they had a son named Adam BELTZ. The date of birth I have for Adam is 10 DEC 1800. Adam married a Susanna Wagner. I would appreciate any information on Adam BELTZ.

Steven Yount Fri Feb 7 09:24:18 1997
I am looking for some information on the family of Hans Adam Yount/Yunt/Jundt. Arrived from Bottmingen Switzerland 1751... Hans Adam supposedly had 6 sons; George, John, Nicholas, William, Joseph and Jacob... Any information on these? especially interested in Jacob & Hans Adam. thanks.

Fr. George A Burns Sat Feb 8 18:17:10 1997
BURNS, Thomas born c 1735 Scotland. Came to America c 1755 and came to Franklin County where he had four children: Thomas Jr. John, William and James. Moved to Bedford County with his family c 1770. He established a frontier town about 17 miles west of Fort Bedford along what is now Rt.#30. The town was called BURNS MILLS. Here Thomas and his children operated the Burns Grist Mill, the Burns Black Lion Tavern and Inn, the Burns Distillery, the Burns Tannery, the Burns Post Office, the Burns School, the Burns Saw Mill, and the Burns Iron Ore Mine. On 15 March 1777, a son of Thomas Burns, Major James Burns, left his log house in Burns Mills and enlisted in the Continental Army. He served in Company B, 4th Regiment, 3rd Battalion of the Pennsylvania Line. He fought in the Battle of Brandywine, was with General Washington at Valley Forge, and fought in the Battle of Monmouth. The 4th Regiment was deteched by General Washington to fight Indians on the frontier and Major Burns spent the remainder of the war in that capacity, mostly in Bedford County. Accounts of his activities of this period are to be found in the Annals of Bedford County by A. E. Schell and in Bedford County history books. Descendants of Thomas Burns hold a Burns Family Reunion each year in Bedford the second weekend of August at the Best Western Hotel. A family newsletter, THE BURNS BY-LINE is published twice a year consisting of eight pages, and it is mailed to 500 families who are descendants of Thomas Burns. In 1997 one of his descendants, Reon Glessner Hillegass Jr. served as President of the Sons of the American Revolution. Another descendant, Fr. George Andrew Burns served as Chaplain General of the Sons of the American Revolution. He also served as Chaplain General of the Descendants of Valley Forge. Descendants are urged to make themselves known so they can be added to the mailing list and included in the family activities. Books by Fr. George A. Burns include BURNS FAMILY HISTORY, a hardbound book with biographies and data on 2000 descendants of Thomas Burns. OUR PATRIOT ANCESTORS which is a sofbound book with biographies of 18 soldiers of the American Revolution, all of whom have ties to the BURNS FAMILY. Both of these books are in the Pioneer Historic Library in Bedford, the Pennsylvania State Library in Harrisburg, the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., and the SAR Library in louisville, KY.

Don Marsh Sat Feb 8 21:58:30 1997
Desire to exchange info on McCLAIN/McLEAN, etc. families of 1700's Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

Bruce Morrison Sat Feb 8 13:14:03 1997
I am searching for my following PA ancestors: Henry ANSEL; b. abt 1811, PA John COOPE; b. abt 1691, Naaman's Creek, PA d. 2/14/1773 William B. DENNY; b. 1844, PA James HARPER; b. abt 1760, Westmoreland Co., PA Mordecai HARPER; b. abt 1783, Westmoreland Co. PA Henry (Schaener) SHANER; b. abt 1760 Adam SHANER; b. Oct. 1785, PA, d. July 23, 1853 - OH

Barbara Vaughan(Rhodes) Fri Jan 31 21:44:09 1997
I would like information on Tressa Idella Bassler b.12-16-1894 d.1-9-48. Married Elmer Emerson Rhodes and lived in Woodbury, Pa. One child Vincent G. Rhodes, my father. Since his recent death, I am unable to find any information about her parents in order to search any further back. I have research dating back to 1771 on the Rhodes side back to John Diehl.

Don Rayner Fri Jan 31 05:12:04 1997
Am researchinh PATRICK HANEY Circa 1750 to 1817. Colerain Twp.,Bedford county.Was a farmer.Served with Bedford Malitia in Rev, War. Have forward decendents but not data on his birth or marriage. Spouse unkown. Some link to Ezeckial Worley family possible. Had a son named Achor,so pssible his spouse was a Worley.Diect descendency to my wife Goldie Alberter Rayner. Patrick was her great,great,great Grandfather.

Mary Crisman Tue Feb 4 11:43:49 1997
Rachel Crissman, daughter of Johannes and Johanna Crissman of Bedford Co., PA, married Valentine Wertz. They lived in the Bedford Co. area. Possible Rachel MAY have married another Wertz (instead of Valentine) as info is sketchy. Both probably born late 1700s or early 1800s. She died after him. Soory to be so vague, but for now, that is all I have been able to find.

robin jacobs Wed Feb 5 13:15:56 1997
I am looking for information/resources possibly available on Isaiah Conley, a captain in the Civil War from Bedford County, PA. He was with the 101st Pennsylvania Volunteers-Company G. Any information available or possible leads would be greatly, greatly appreciated. Information about the 101st PA Vol. would also be greatly appreciated as well. Thank you. Robin Jacobs

Mary Bookout Tue Feb 4 16:43:14 1997
Am researching Jacob Weaver, brothers,John, Henry, all located for many years in Wilmore and surrounding area. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Cheryl Smith Fri Jan 31 17:14:41 1997
Searching my family line of LYDICK. Joseph LEIDIG b 1745 married 1766 to Lydia?? died 1802. Their son Joseph LEIDIG JR b 1768 married 5 June 1792 to Hannah Griesing dau of Arend KRISSING and Catherine??. Joseph Jr died 1818. Hannah died 1846. Son of Joseph Jr and Hannah: Samuel LYDICK b 17 Ap 1798 in Somerset Co Pa. married Catherine BLACK. Samuel died ca 1850 Marshall Co WV. Appreciate any infor and willing to share what I have.

Harriet Moore Sat Feb 1 19:32:31 1997
Seeking info/ancestors of JOHN SIMPSON who left Western PA in late 1700s, going via Allegany/Garrett Co. MD to Bath Co, VA, where he married MARY PORTER in 1805.

Robert D. King Sun Feb 2 05:34:17 1997
SMALLWOOD, GUILER, FLOYD, SHIPLEY, CUTSHALL, LOCKE, WEIGHT, BRANTNER, VEACH, LAMISON, GRUBB, ORR, CAVANAUGH, KING James SMALLWOOD b. 1805 m. Sarah b.1791 Pa. both are of Irish parents Samuel GUILER b.1829 Pa. son of William and Mary Guiler both b. Ireland William SHIPLEY b.1780/1790 (PA.?) m. Mary FLOYD b.1797 Pa. dau. of Aaron FLOYD b.1772, Pa. Silas Paul (Cyrus) CUTSHALL b.Jan.1,1849 in Broadtop, Huntingdon Co.,Pa.son of Rebecca LOCKE b. Pa. Catherine WEIGHT b.Sept.22,1850 in Broadtop, Huntingdon Co.,Pa. dau. of Henry WEIGHT b. 1811/1824 Pa. and Hannah b. 1815/1828 Pa. Martha Pearl BRANTNER b.Apr. 17,1892 in Evert, Bedford Co.,Pa. dau. of John Brantner b. ___ in Saxton, Bedford Co.,Pa. m. Sarah Florence VEACH b.Jan.6,1868, in Altoona, Blair Co. Pa. dau. of John Grubb VEATCH b.Oct.13,1839 in Clearville, Bedford Co. Pa. and Lucretia G.(Christina) LAMISON b.about 1848 Deborah GRUBB b.1796 in Bedford co. Pa. m. Jesse Elliott VEATCH about 1820 in Clearville, Bedford Co., Pa. Mariah ORR b.Mar.1789/1791 Pa. dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth ORR Timothy CAVANAUGH b. Mar.6,1782 Pa. m Maria ORR Jun.16, 1816 and is the son of Daniel CAVANAUGH Meshach and brother Shadrach KING b. 1780 last located in 1800 in Washington Co. Pa.

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