Queries for Bedford County

January 1997


Barry Keyser Thu Jan 30 16:36:26 1997
Bedford County Looking for information on spouse, children, places lived and were burried on the following Keyser's. Reed b:1847, Michael R. b:1848, Barbara R. b:1846, John N. b: 1844(did marry Elizabeth Alexander), Mary J. b:1840, Jacob C. b:1840, Arichibald William b:1839.

John Lybarger Fri Jan 31 09:29:54 1997
Seeking information form any descendants of Lybarger, Lyberger, Lybyer or any other spelling variation. I am producing a book listing known descendants of twelve generations. My current database lists 2783 different surnames and has over 12000 persons of which over 6700 are Lybarger descendants. My web page is at http://www.richnet.net/~jllyb/

Rebecca S. Sweet Tue Jan 28 13:58:37 1997
I am looking for any information on the Sweet and/or Hess families residing in the Dudley, Saxton and Hesston areas of Bedford County. From 1838 to present. They were coal miners to start. Very extended family John had 12 children, John, Jr had 11 children etc etc etc.. I am very interested in any info on Grace Gertrude Hess, Born ABT 1841- 1941 in Hesston??? Hesston sometimes called "Aitch"

Sue Casey Mon Jan 27 21:24:00 1997
Looking for information on the Samuel Robb family. He married Louisa St. Clair.

John W. Bornholdt Tue Jan 28 15:29:08 1997
MOSEL: interested in exchanging information this surname in Beford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Huntingdon Counties. Two families immigrated into Baltimore 3d quarter 1843 (1) Johann Frederick 40y, Ann M/Elizabeth 38y, Maria 12y, Henry H. 9y, William 7y, Frederick M/4y, Leonore/Ellen/Ellinor 2y, Elizabeth (born USA 16 Jun 1848) (2) Johann Heinrich 38y, Louisa 42y, Johann Heinrich Ludwig 14y, Johann A 10y, Herman 4y, Maria C 2y. Second family disappears after arrival Baltimore.

Margaret Gagliardi Tue Jan 28 17:58:37 1997
I am researching the KELLY family who resided in Cumberland Valley Township, Bedford County, PA. Joseph KELLY Sr. died in 1801 leaving children: George who moved to Blair Co, PA, Joseph Jr., who m. Eleanor NALLY, Mary who m. Robert WADSWORTH, and THomas who m. Martha, surname unknown. Joseph Sr. m. Susanna. What was Susanna's maiden name? Where did this KELLY family come from? Joseph KELLY Sr. and a Mathew KELLY show up for the first time in the 1775 Tax records. Joseph Jr. and Thomas are found in Cumberland, Allegany Co,Maryland along with other family members from time to time. Any help is appreciated. Margaret Gagliardi, 4336 Carmelo Dr. Apt T-3, Annandale, VA 22003

FRANK G. ARTHUR Fri Jan 24 12:30:39 1997
Looking for wives of John ARTHUR b.1756 eng. Lived in WESTMORELAND, BEDFORD<INDIANA CO`s.

Chuck Vaughn Sun Jan 26 19:59:11 1997
My g-g-g-gf James VAUGHN m Jean BLAIR in the Path Valley (w/nw of Chambersburg) 3/2/1797. I know of 2 sons: Alexander & David Blair VAUGHN, David b 2/22/1810 Holmes Co OH. David m Mary SHEPLER b 8/16/1817 on 12/26/1833, & moved to Lagrange Co IN 1865 in 4 covered wagons. Mary dau of Phillip SHEPLER & Elizabeth ALEXANDER. David & Mary had 12 children: James Clinton, David Allen, Edward, Elizabeth Jane, Mellissa Alice, Henrietta (Etta), Thomas, Alexander, Nellie, Rachel, Sarah (Sally), & Bealie. James & Jean may have moved to Stark Co OH; a pioneer 'shoemaker' & first postman there was James VAUGHN. Records & family have VAUGHN/VAUGHAN spelled both ways. Family legend says eleven brothers came from Ireland, (also mentions Boston, VA, NC, but not as solid). Help with relatives, confirmation, anything is welcome. Willing to share. 101st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry records list Ephraim VAUGHAN & John M. VAUGHAN as both enlisting 11/1/1861, both age 18, in Company D. Both are from Bedford Co, & both are musicians & 'shoemakers'. Has anyone info that might add pieces to this puzzle? Thanks, Chuck

Larry G. Bollman Sun Jan 26 16:53:27 1997
I have some information but would like to find more about Bollman, Evans, and Fockler from around Saxton to Everett.

FRANK G. ARTHUR Fri Jan 24 12:30:39 1997
Looking for wives of John ARTHUR b.1756 eng. Lived in WESTMORELAND, BEDFORD<INDIANA CO`s.

Mail to: Carolyn Carroll 816 N. Spring Street Everett, PA 15537 Jan 21, 1997
Looking for Daniel Anderson CARROLL and Gretta May Ellsworth CARROLL. May have been from PA or Tenn, born circa 1880. Son Earl Clyde CARROLL born in 1908 in Memphis, Tenn.

Jim Harvey Wed Jan 22 20:33:09 1997
Searching for information about Mary Elizabeth Steele, born in Berks Co, about 1756, but lived and married Jacob Saylor in Bedford in 1777. Any information appreciated.

Kathryn Stuart Tue Jan 21 19:42:43 1997
HAINES/DEVORE John Haines was born in 1758 (place unknown). He was a farmer in Bedford County, PA and married Lanah DeVore. Their son, Henry Haines married Hannah Lybarger in 1803. About 1810 Henry and Hannah moved to Ohio. John and Lanah remained in Bedford County living in Londonderry Township, I believe. John Haines died in 1813 and is buried there. I am searching for information about John and Lanah's parents and grandparents. Would like to correspond with other descendants/researchers. Have much information on the family after 1816.

Nancy Troxel Schatz Tue Jan 21 20:40:07 1997
I am interested in any information regarding Jacob TROXEL who was born 29 Oct. 1774 in Bedford Co., PA. He married Elizabeth FUNK born 19 Oct. 1779. They moved from McConnell's Cove, Bedford Co., PA to Osnaburg Twp., Stark Co., OH in 1810. Information from family history indicates that three brothers TROXEL came to PA from Switzerland and one of them was the Father of Jacob. I would also be interested in knowing what area of Bedford Co. McConnell's Cove was located as I have been unable to find it on any map. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Elizabeth Smith Sun Jan 19 19:10:26 1997
Date: 19 Jan 1997 From: Elizabeth Smith E-mail: jesmith1@kih.net Searching: BISHOP, SOUSLY/SOUSBY Looking for information on the George BISHOP, father of Rev. War pensioner, Lawrence BISHOP. Lawrence stated on his application that he was born 12 May 1763 in Bedford Co., PA, (which would have been Cumberland Co., then). He also said that he entered service in Bethel Twp. A Henry SOUSLEY/SOUSBY lived in Bedford Co., PA at the same time as Lawrence and testified in KY for Lawrence's pension application. Is there any relationship here? Lawrence moved to Jefferson Co, KY on 23 October 1793, then moved to Bullitt Co., Ky, where he died sometime after 1850. I have some information on his family that I am willing to share.

Karyn Ritchey Fri Jan 17 16:11:41 1997
Chester Arthur McDaniel (born 1883) is believed to have resided in Everett around 1906. He moved to Alexandria, PA (time unknown) and died there in 1940. I'm attempting to learn more about my grandfather and his family. He had a brother, Joe, and sisters, Lilllian and Estelle/Stella who I belive remained in Everett with her husband, Jim Evans. Would love to hear from anyone having information.

Donald D. Derr Fri Jan 17 18:11:10 1997
Would like to exchange information on Emanuel S. Fluke / Fluck born 1820, the son of enry Fluck and Christiana Snyder. I believe that Emanuel married Mary E. Donalson. Who was Mary's parents?


John B.Marshall Sat Jan 18 12:23:23 1997
Searching for more on Joseph B. Richards b ca 1800 .Married Magdalena M. Kershner 1827.Her father was Jacob Kershner and mother Magdalen Wachtel from Md. Looking for more info. on sons Jacob L. Richards and Joseph L. Richards B. Fulton Co. Pa.1839-1843. Had several children-Sophia b1828,Jonathon B1833,Sarah B1832 Rachel Elizabeth B1841 Samuel B1845 Martha b1847 George B 1850 All B. Bedford Co Pa. Thanks

Randall Hamilton Sat Jan 18 19:19:00 1997
WEAVERLING Family in Bedford Co., PA: I am looking for any Weaverlings or descendants of Weaverling. I believe that all the Weaverlings in the United States descend from a common ancestor, John Weaverling, who came to America in 1751. I have identified over 4300 descendants of John Weaverling. Many of them still live in Bedford Co., PA. I would love to share any information that I have.

Bill Lyons Sat Jan 18 20:20:14 1997
Re: BEDFORD County, Lewis & Matilda BELTZ & Effie Viola HIRSCH: I am trying to link my Grandmother, Effie Viola Hirsch, with a family named Beltz, who raised her on their farm near Buffalo Mills, Harrison Twp.,Bedford County. Effie Viola Hirsch was born in 1877, in Somerset County; her mother, Matilda Martha Sarver, who married Simon Peter Hirsch, died in 1880, and Effie was then raised by the Beltz's. The Beltz's are buried at Trinity Reformed Church, Dry Ridge Cemetery, which I believe to be in Juniata Twp. Effie was married March 2, 1905, to Arthur Griffin LONG, in Manns Choice, and they then lived in Bard.

Subject: Samuel DIEHL L. Davis 18 Jan 1997
I am trying to find verification of the American Revolutionary War service of Samuel Diehl. Here is an excerpt from the Diehl Genealogy, "Samuel Diehl born about 1740 verified by a tax list for 176l showing Samuel Teal (Diehl) first taxable in that year indicating he was then 21 years of age.In 1784 Samuel and Margaretha (Ritchey) purchased a homestead in Friends Cove, Bedford County, Pa. but the establishment of the residence was not until 1785. They also applied for and received patents for land in Coleraine Township, Bedford County, Pa." This was complied and completed in 1959 and not published until 1976. If you have no one to research then I would appreciate possible organizations or persons to contact for this information.

Sheri Nye Thu Jan 16 07:50:12 1997
Seeking parents of HENRY SHONTS/SHONTZ b.1789 Pa. (possibly Bedford Co.) he married SARAH WILLARD/WILLIARD about 1816. Also seeking info on Sarah's father THOMAS WILLARD/WILLIARD. Henry & Sarah removed to Armstrong Co. Pa. and later on to Seneca Co. Ohio, had children; Thomas, John, James, Jacob, Sarah, Hannah, Leah, Mary, and Henry.

Larry Smith Thu Jan 16 08:43:22 1997
Seek information about Phoebe CHAPMAN who married Jacob HAVERSTOCK, probably in Bedford Co., PA, ca. 1811. Phoebe born 1790 in VA (WV?); died 1874 in Allen Co., IN. Jacob HAVERSTOCK & family moved from Bedford Co., PA to Tuscarawas Co., OH, ca. 1816. Also researching REICHERT & IMLER names in Bed ford Co., PA.

Linda Stevens Thu Jan 16 11:13:21 1997
I am looking for the family of DAVID BERG SR, DOB:1776, place unknown. He had a least 2 sons BENJAMIN F. BERG and DAVID BERG JR. Both of Fayette Co. Pa. I am also looking for BERGDOLT/BERGDAHL/BERGDOHL.DOB:abt 1750, in eastern Pa. It is underdstood by the family that either DAVID SR. or his father married an indian woman. It seems it was quite a stigma at the time, so the name was changed to BERG and the family moved east to Fayette Co. Pa.

Mary Rhodes Fri Jan 17 09:03:08 1997
I am looking for information on CHRISTIAN RHODES born in Bedford, PA in 1839. Son of DANIEL RHODES born 1815, poss. of Bedford. Christian married ELIZABETH PENROD, born 1842 in Bershoff Hill, PA., in 1861 in Bedford, PA. They had one son I know of, RALEIGH WATKINS RHODES, born 1881 in Johnstown, PA. Raleigh Rhodes married MARY BOPP.

Katherine A. Rauch Tue Jan 14 22:44:55 1997
Is anyone researching Cambria County Parrish's? My father was James R. Parrish b.17 Nov.1927. The line is as follows: Charles A. b.1891 James A. b.1860 John P. b.1820 John b.1796 Joshua b.1770 and this is where I am stuck. I am trying to find Joshua's father, Possibly Joseph. Any suggestions? Any help would be very much appreciated. Best wishes in the New Year.

Joan Marie Meyering Mon Jan 13 16:07:16 1997
Are there any SHUFERT/SHUFORD families still around Bedford County? I would like information re Jacob A. SHUFERT, b 1823 PA, who was a chainmaker on the 1850 census in Middle Woodbury. Wife Ann C., children: John b 1842 and Susanna b 1846 both in PA. What happened to him? Who were his parents? Will be glad to exchange what I know of other SHUFERT/SHUFORD families. Thanks for responding.

Dianne Stenzel Tue Jan 14 09:03:56 1997
Searching for parents or additional information on Richard Harwood born circa 1795 in Eng. died bef. 1870 in Bedford Co., PA. He was married to Jane Davis and had a daughter Elizabeth Jane who married Abraham Fluke of Hopewell Township, Bedford Co Have found he was a school teacher in Bedford Co. but no further data. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

David Crocker Sat Jan 11 19:49:44 1997
Bedford Co., PA looking for descendants/info. on Rev. Charles HOFFMEIER who was Reformed minister around Fishertown, b. 1803 Lancaster PA d. 1877. Wife Margaret WEISER b. 1802 York, PA, d. 1859 Bedford Co, PA. Daur. Emmeline HOFFMEIER married E. D. SHOEMAKER b. 1831--their marriage about 1850. Their children Charlotte "Lottie" SHOEMAKER b. 1863 married UnkMale GILCHRIST; Mary N. SHOEMAKER b. 1865 married UnkMale SEXTON; Emma SHOEMAKER b. 1868 married UnkMale COLLINS; John SHOEMAKER b. 1871. I am connected through Rev. John Henry HOFFMEIER who immigrated from Germany in 1793.

Barry Keyser Sun Jan 12 14:46:12 1997
Bedford County Looking for any information on John E. Keyser Born 1816. He was married to Margaret Alexander, she was born at 1812. Census shows them in Ayr Twp 1850, 1860, 1870.

Darlene Gadley Sun Jan 12 17:31:45 1997
I am looking for information on Robert Harrison Callihan, he was living in St Claire Bedford County PA in 1870. He was born in 1854.

Margaret M. Scott Fri Jan 10 10:34:48 1997
Bedford County, PA Broadtop Mountain: JEREMIAH SHREVES, B. 1743; Possibly Hyattsville, Prince Geo. Co. MD; wife SARAH unknown moved to Broadtop ca 1783; lived in Duvall Settlement on Broad-top. Son, THOMAS, B. 4 Feb. 1783 in MD; wife RACHEL GRAY, B. 11 Apr. 1787 in Bedford Co. WILLIAM GRAY, supposed to have run an inn on Broadtop. He is to be found in the 1810 census. His father reportedly born in Edinborough, Scotland. I would like to exchange info with anyone who knows of these families. Thank you.

David Crocker Thu Jan 9 17:17:09 1997
Seeking MORCOM descendants; John MORCOM b. 1853 Cornwall, ENG, d. 1887 Bedford Co., PA, was a miner near Riddlesburg. He was married to Mary EADE b. 1851 CON, ENG; children Minnie MORCOM b. 1878 Bedford Co.; Katey A. MORCOM b. 1879 d. 1889 Bedford Co.; Floria MORCOM b. 1884 Bedford Co. Mary EADE MORCOM married John Henry CROCKER (1845 Illogan, CON, ENG -- 1906 Bedford Co.) in 1889, she died 1900. Any information or contact appreciated.

David Crocker Thu Jan 9 18:05:27 1997
Seek Bedford Co., PA info/contact about John NIBERT b. 1845 CON ENG, listed in 1880 W. Providence Twp. census married to Susan "Polly" EDWARDS (first husband's surname) b. 1833 CON ENG, wed about 1873 and had son William NIBERT b. 1874 PA; step-son John EDWARDS b. 1863 CON ENG d. 1895? Bedford Co., with them. Already gone from home "Frank" Francis EDWARDS b. 1855 CON ENG d. 1887 VA; Susan EDWARDS b. 1857 CON ENG; Eliza EDWARDS b. 1859 CON ENG.

Dick ClearyWed Jan 8, 1997
I'm searching for the names of the wife and children of Henry HOLT (b. 1731), the son of Dorcas HOLT, who lived in Dublin Twp. from the late 1760s until at least 1787. During much of this time Dublin was part of Bedford Co. and I thought there may be something in the county records on his family. I am specifically interested to learn if Henry had a son named Thomas HOLT.

NANCY ENRIGHT 09 Jan 1997 11:44:06 I am seeking info on the arrival of John Fee Sr. who settled in Bedford County @ 1759 with his wife Sarah Stuart and small son, John Fee, Jr. The family name has undergone several changes: "MacFie", "MacPhee", "MacAfee", being the more common versions. It may be that no one can trace his arrival because he may have come over under one of those versions and dropped the "Mac" after he arrived. Most likely, he embarked from Northern Ireland. Thank you for your time!

Lora L. Eccles Tue Jan 7 15:27:38 1997
Searching for info on Shadrick/Shadrack Casteel in Bedf Co PA late 1790's. Interested in any ancestors and his children: Archibald, Thomas, Zadok, Elizabeth (marr. name Whitelar(?), and Jesse.Thanks!

Terry GARRETT Sun Jan 5 23:59:08 1997
CARISS, STAFFORD, WHIPKEY. Benjamin STAFFORD, a son of Thomas STAFFORD, Sr. m Eve WHIPKEY, m Eve CARISS (dau/Hannable CARISS 1790 census of Cumberland Co PA?) and left Bedford Co PA for Jefferson Co KY c1790. Would like to exchange with others researching these families.

David Cunningham Mon Jan 6 18:22:15 1997
Looking for descendants of JAMES CUNNINGHAM who came to America with brother John in 1737 and settled in Lancaster Co., PA and whose descendants settled Frederick Co.,VA, Bedford County,Big Cove, PA and migrated on to Martinsburg and Lima, Ohio and Pawnee County,NE.

LYDA FLEEHART LOEHRING Mon Jan 6 12:32:27 1997
Am looking for info on Joshua Fleehart born around 1750s in Bedford County and was in the Rev War. He went to Ohio in 1790s. Also info on a Huge and James Stewart of the same area, around the same time.

Sandra Hall Sun Jan 5 10:19:20 1997
Seek information on the family of John J. POTTER and wife Sarah FORNEY Potter. They were living in Altoona in 1870. John was born about 1832 in Bedford County, PA, listed in the 1850 census in the home of George and Catherine Potter. Sarah was born about 1833 in PA, I believe in Bedford Co. I need the parents of Sarah and the maiden name of Catherine and her parrents. I am the decendant ot John and Sarah's daughter Mary Catherine Potter (Statler) born about 1865. Their other children were Alonzo J. born about 1857 and Ida born about 1860.

Tootie Layman Sun Jan 5 11:06:37 1997
Seeking info on Sarah GROOMS b. unknown; wife of Joachim Lorentz LEHMANN b. 29 Aug 1742 Blankenloch, Germany. Married 12 Oct 1768 Bedford Co. PA. Children: Johann Jacob, Maria Eva, Christina, Magdalena, Michael, Catherine "Kitty", Rebecca, Anna Maria, Adam. Joachim served in Rev. War. In 1779 moved to York Co., PA.

Cindi McClain Sat Jan 4 08:15:58 1997
Seeking info on GOUGHENOUR, SLONAKER, SHAFFER, SAXTON and DORMEYER/DUNMIRE in Cambria, Bedford, Somerset Co's. My grandfather was Simon Peter SLONAKER, s/o Michael Felix SLONAKER and Lucinda GOUGHENOUR/GOUGHNOUR. Michael Felix was s/o George SLONAKER and Elizabeth DUNMIRE/DORMEYER/DORNMEYER. Lucinda was d/o of Joseph GOUGHENOUR (?-deceased by Jan 1845, Cambria Orphans Ct rec'ds) and Joseph was son of Peter GOUGHENOUR and Elizabeth SHAFFER. Simon Peter b Aug 1879 in Johnstown was married to Rachel Samantha SAXTON in 1903, she died in 1910 and is buried in the Saxton family plot in Headricks Cem. Would like to correspond with any connections to any of these lines. Cindi McClain, JGYE23A@prodigy.com

Stephen Belin Sat Jan 4 14:43:19 1997
PARRISH, John P. born 20 Dec 1820, Blue Knob, Bedford County, PA. Married Katharine KIRKPATRICK from Carrol Town Cambria County. Moved to Summit, Cambria County. Would like information about them, their parents, and their descendents. I believe they had 7 or 8 children.

Michael Foreman Thu Jan 2 18:26:56 1997
Bedford County Query: Can anyone tell me when the surname FOREMAN first appears in the public records of Bedford County and who they were? Thanks...Michael M. Foreman at:vforeman@shentel.net

EverettThu, 2 Jan 1997
I am searching for ancestors of George Everett B.Oct 11, 1806.They are from Bedford Co. and I think his father may have been Adam.I seem to be having trouble getting through to the Bedford Co GENWEB site.Could this be happenung due to heavy useage of that site? I'm new to the web so I'm not sure.

Deborah Daniels Tue Dec 31 05:27:11 1996
I would like any information about Arthur and Lady Louise St Claire. Supposedly, Lady Louise was a lady in waiting to the Queen of England who came to PA and married Arthur. I would like to know about the marrage and the children. Thank you.

Dave Monahan Wed Jan 1 08:07:19 1997
I am searching for GEORGE and DISHONG families. The earliest clue to the GEORGES is Albright GEORGE. He died in 1793 in Bedford County. For the DISHONGS I am looking for the family of Morris William DISHONG. He was a tax collector in Bedford Cty in the 1780's.

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