May,1997 Queries for Bedford County


Chas. H. Lowry Sat May 31 20:47:07 1997
Looking for onfo on and parents of Jane MASON, born 1778 in Bedford Co. Had brother John MASON. They moved to Kentucky at an early age. Their father was killed by indians near Louisville. They ended up in Boone County, Ky. She married Sam Huey.

Larry Barnes Sun Jun 1 18:54:48 1997
I am looking for the 1st husband of Mary Ellen TRESSLER. She was born near Hyndman in Somerset County PA April 20, 1850, the daughter of Levi TRESSLER and Mary Ellen POORBAUGH. She had a daughter,Emma Aquilla ???, born March 1869 in Someset County PA., to her 1st husband, After her 1st husband died she married George William McBRIDE Sept 12, 1876 and moved to McKeesport PA. where he and she resided until their deaths Aug 12, 1903 and May 15, 1928, respectively.

Jim Steed Thu May 29 19:21:27 1997
JOHN R. STEED- (B:circa 1775, Bedford Co,PA; D:circa 1825, Pleasants Co, WVA) married to Rebecca Barker, also of Bedford Co. They migrated to Berkeley/Morgan Co, VA, then 1806-1810 to Pleasants/Tyler Co WVA (then, VA). Any info regarding Family would be appreciated. My ancestor, son Elijah, others include Peter & Robert.

Deb Johnson Thu May 29 19:38:51 1997
Looking for info on SAMUEL JOHNSON and VIOLA MAUK (husband & wife). I believe they are buried in Ebensburg. Sam Johnson was a preacher, and served for a while (at the term of this century) in Houserville PA, where his son (my husband's grandfather) stayed to raise his own family. Sam Johnson died in February 1959. Were they from Ebensburg originally? Who were their parents? Any info would be helpful.

John Newland Fri May 30 12:18:06 1997
I am researching the antecedents of John BARD (19 Nov 1845 - 2 Jun 1925) of Pleasant Ridge, Fulton Co, Pa. John BARD was my maternal grandfather and was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Brethren Church for over 50 years (1875-1925). He married Phoebe MELLOTT (10 Nov 1845 - 10 Feb 1904). Phoebe was a descendant of Gedeon La Plante MARLET/MELLOTT who emigrated to the USA in 1662; Sebastian WINK (Van Der VINK) who emigrated to the USA in 1727 with other family connections to AKERS, STILLWELL. John BARD's parents were: father - Charles BARD (C1815 - 1860) married Susan ?? ((April 1816 - 15 Feb 1891). Issue (3): John (see above), Christopher (1848-1911), Charles Lewis (1851-1929). Nothing is known of Christopher's life. Charles Lewis was unmarried. Susan, Christopher and Charles Lewis are buried in the Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Charles Sn. in buried in an unmarked grave in the Wink Family Cemetery. I have a copy of a deed transfering Fort Littleton Plantation on the County of Bedford by a John BARD to his son, Captain Benjamin BARD on March 15 1779. (Recorded at the Bedford Co. Courthouse Book A, pages 355/356). This is the only record I have relating to the BARD family pre-dating the birth of John BARD's father, Charles BARD but proves no direct family relationship. I would be grateful for any information concerning the antecedents of JOHN BARD and of the BARD family origin. I am John NEWLAND, age 64 years, living in Alice Springs in the Heart of Australia. My mother was Ida Francis BARD (9 Oct 1887-5 Nov 1970) born in McConnellsburg, Pa. - seventh child of John and Phoebe (nee Mellott) BARD.

George Wright Thu May 29 17:27:38 1997
Looking for the parents of Ella M. WRIGHT, born 28 Jun 1884, died 8 Feb 1910, bur. EUB Cem., Lovely, Lincoln Twp., Bedford Co., PA. Married George William Blackburn 1879-1952.

Dave Holland Tue May 27 19:16:10 1997
I am interested in a Catherine WALLACK? Born in BEDFORD County Pa. in about 1795, she married my gggg grandfather John DIBERT in 1813 in BEDFORD County. Later they moved to Tuscarawas County Ohio. They had a son named Michael DIBERT who married an Elizabeth CORDERY in 1834 and moved to Wood County Ohio. I am interested in any Native American blood in either of these women. We know that the DIBERTS had Native blood from several generations back but my g grandmother claimed native blood more recently than the known DIBERT side.

Patricia Lowry Mon May 26 20:23:25 1997
STOKELY, Nehemiah. Seeking information about the STOKELY, [STOKLEY, STOCKLEY] family who lived in Hannastown and later on the Lower Sewickley Creek near Waltz Mill in Westmoreland County, during the Revolutionary War period. After his mother was widowed in 1770 near Lewistown, Sussex County, DEL, she moved six of her seven children to Redstone in Fayette County in the fall of 1775. Benjamin, her youngest, was born in Lewistown on 4 Oct 1766. John, Thomas and Samuel are also found living in the west Augusta area. Benjamin surveyed land and was an early inhabitant of Mercer County. Nehemiah had a "strong blockhouse" "within a mile or two of old Thickety Run camp on the Braddock Road." He married the widow of John De Camp, Susannah, 26 Feb 1779, and ran her inn. Their daughter Polly [Mary] is my g-g-grandmother. I would like to know who Nememiah's parents were and whether John, Thomas, Samuel and Benjamin were indeed his brothers. Susannah d

Helen Lonsdale Sat May 24 18:19:27 1997
Seeking contact in Snake Spring Twp. (and ? Roaring Springs) with information to share on such lines as ROUDABUSH; MUSSELMAN; SNOWBERGER; CLEAR/CLAAR; METZKER; GEISER; SOLLENBERGER; KOONTZ; MOCK.

Arlene Fletcher Sat May 24 23:28:06 1997
PALMER, Levi and PALMER, David---I am trying to get information on my great-grandfather Levi, and am also trying to find out if his father was David Palmer or David Palmer Jr. Levi was a soldier in the Civil War, and died at Petersburg in 1865. He married Sarah Ann McCardle, and they had the following children: Mary, Jane, Susie, James Edward, Lee and Lizzie. I am also trying to find information on his father and mother and siblings, as well as his father and mother's parents and siblings. As far as I have been able to find out, they all lived in the Westmoreland and Indiana Counties of Pennsylvania. David Palmer was born on 4-20-1793 and married Jane Bell, about 1831, Wheatfield Twp. Indiana County. David Jr. was born 9-25-1820, married Jane Michaels and died on 1-4-1892. Thank you for any help you can give me.

Craig Zembower Sun May 25 12:01:23 1997
Adam Zembower came to Colrain Township in PA from Louden County Virginia just after the Revolution ary War. He followed the trade of Millwright and milled until his death in 1810. He was the father of four children: John, Adam, Henry, and Mary(Rowland) Please E-Mail me any information you may find on Adam Zembower. Thank you,

Nancy Lechner Sat May 17 06:28:05 1997
SHUSS, Jacob b. 1785 Maryland or Virg. d. 1853 Snake Spring Valley, Bedford, Penn. m. Mary KOONTZ 9 children. Daniel Shuss b. 1810 Maryland or Virg. d. Snake Spring Valley, Bedford, Penn. 1897 m. Elizabeth HERSHBERGER. 10 children. Jacob Shuss b. 1843 Bedford Co. Penn. m. Nancy Zook REPLOGLE both buried in Garfield, Pawnee, Kansas. I am interested in proving Jacob's birthplace. Would also like to correspond with allied lines.

Rebecca Stephens Shannon Sat May 17 18:30:13 1997
CALDWELL,Rebecca married to Benjamin STEPHENS in 1758, PA. Have no other information other than they had several sons. Some names: Benjamin, Thaomas, William.

Jo Arnspiger Sun May 18 01:31:31 1997
ARNSPIGER/ERNSTBERGER/ERNSBERGER/BRUNER/BRUNNER. Paul ERNSTBERGER lived in Upper Turkeyfoot twp, Bedford county from about 1775 until 1795. He had married Maria BRUNNER in Lancaster county, PA, prior to moving to Bedford. Maria's family also moved to Bedford county at the same time. I am looking for any information on this family.


Marian Lynch Sun May 18 19:43:23 1997
Researching PECK Family circa 1780 through 1850. Specifically the ancesters of Mary PECK born circa 1822. Later married Eli or Eliel BENSON 1841 and later lived in Cambria County.

Elizabeth Smith Mon May 19 17:24:38 1997
Searching: BISHOP / UPDATED: Looking for any information on Rev. War pensioner, Lawrence BISHOP. He said on his pension papers that he was born 12 May 1763 in BEDFORD CO., PA. He names his father, *George* BISHOP (not Michael Bishop as previously queried). Lawrence also states that he entered service in BETHEL TOWNSHIP. He moved to JEFFERSON CO., KY on 23 October 1793 where he m. Mary Young on 5 June 1798. Lawrence then moved to BULLITT CO., Ky, where he m. Nancy Ann Stallings on 9 May 1802 and died sometime after 1850. His known children include: Mary Emma Bishop, Elizabeth Bishop, Samuel Bishop, Oliver Perry Bishop, and Anna Bishop. Any help appreciated.

Joanne Kennel Tue May 20 14:40:32 1997
DIEM - Fulton County. I am looking for my ggggg granparents Sebastion & Catherine DIEM who moved from Lancaster Co. to Fulton County with thier son Sebastion Jr. Does anyone have info on any DIEMS in Fulton county in first part of 1800s please e-mail

Darla Greenley Wed May 21 07:41:29 1997
HOOK, MILLER, SHAFFER, JOHNSON, BENNETT. Researching Harvey Valentine HOOK and Olive May JOHNSON family tree. Looking for Charley JOHNSON from Flintstone MD, lived Bedford area 1900. four children Olive, Odella, Harry and Alvie. Any infor appreciated. Thanks!

Alexandra Casey Wed May 21 10:31:02 1997
Seeking any information on Rudolph White, born c.1833. Married Anna Elizabeth Diffendall, had six children, disappeared on a trip to Bedford Co, PA in about 1875

Mary Blackburn Wed May 21 12:00:10 1997
I am doing research on the Blackburn family. My great-grandfather was John M. Blackburn; born in PA ca. 1833. On the 1880 census for Bradford county there is a John M. BLACKBURN and also one other John Blackburn listed in St. Clair township, and 2 John Blackburns listed for Bradford County in Napier township. I would like to verify as much information as possible on these gentlemen to see if one one of them could be my great- grandfather. Any help, or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Ed Wiessing Thu May 22 18:34:02 1997
I would like to correspond with anyone who is researching the SHREVES/SHREEVES, etc name. I descend from Jeremiah Shreves who settled in Bedford County, PA in 1788, after living in Prince George County, MD. His wife Sarah/Sallie, died just days after reaching Broadtop, Bedford County, in April of 1788. Please email me to exchange information

Russ Hillegass Fri May 23 18:23:16 1997
Am interested in contacting anyone researching the HILLEGASS and SCHELL families in Bedford County. Schellburg was named after John Schell, II who married a Hillegass.

Ken Eckert Sat May 24 13:09:29 1997
Wish any information on Henry ECKERT, b. 1824 in PA, who is on the 1850 Beford Co census. Henry married Elizabeth KURTZ, b. 1829 in PA. They had one child William in Bedford Co before moving to Illinois. I wish any information of ECKERT or KURTZ in Bedford County. Later Henry went by the name Thomas Henry ECKERT.

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