October,1997 Queries for Bedford County


Susan M. BrunotFri, 31 Oct 1997
GRUBB(S) - GRAHAM - SLEASE I am in desperate need of informtion on the above surnames in Armstrong Co., Bedford Co., and Indiana Co., PA. My ancestor was WILLIAM GRAHAM, who with his wife, PRUDENCE GREEN (GETTY) GRAHAM lived much of his life in Armstrong and Indiana Co.'s. Related Grahams (believed to have been his brothers) ANDREW, JAMES, IRWIN, JOSEPH GRAHAM. Most of these Grahams are buried in Whitesburg, Armstrong Co.,PA JANE GRAHAM, daughter of William and Prudence, gave birth to a son(GEORGE WASHINGTON GRUBB(S) in 1845. The father was said to be JACOB GRUBB(S). I have had no luck finding any trace of Jacob in Armstrong and Indiana Cos. Next point to research is Bedford Co. Also trying to find the connection between SAMUEL SLEASE (buried in Armstrong Co.) to the Grubbs. Family stories tell of possible Indian & Black bloodlines but unknown if there is any truth to this. Any and all help is sincerely appreciated and needed badly.

Ralph J. GamesThu, 30 Oct 1997
Wanted: The father of Richard L. GAMES, Richard was born 9/5/1811, in Franklin Co. PA. He was living in Path Valley, Fannett TWSP, Franklin Co., PA. at the time of his marriage. He married Catherine (Cassie) Sarver on 10/2/1838 in McConnelsburg, Bedford Co., PA. They had three children, Ann Marie, Margaret Jane and Francis (Frank) Marion. In 1842 Richard and Catherine were paying taxes and living in Springfield TWSP. Hunting Co., PA. The tax records indicate that they were still living there in 1853. Richard was a blacksmith Information leading to the identification of the father of Richard L. Games would be appreciated.

Jean LaddMon, 27 Oct 1997
Needing info on the descendants of Olive Grubb MILLS who was the sister of Mary GRUBB KARNS [Mrs. Lester KARNS]. Olive was born about 1870ish and lived near Clearville, Pa, BEDFORD CO., PA. Also who were Olive's parents? Olive and her family later moved to Everett, Pa according to the obituary of her sister, Mary, where she was listed as a survivor. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Bill WrightTue, 28 Oct 1997
I am seeking information on Abraham Miley, Senior and wife Elizabeth and Abraham Miley Junior and wife Catherine. They were patent land owners in Bedford Co. about 1771 - 1800. They are not direct ancestors but suspicious guardian of my ancestor Nathan Wright senior. Requesting where the Mileys were from and whether a will of either is available. My ultimate pursuit is to find Nathan Wright Sr.'s place of birth and his parents. Tradition says his parents died of smallpox when young. Nathan's b.30 Nov 1762, m. 29 Aug 1786 in Colrain Twp. to Hannah Worley. Will appreciate any help you can provide.

McCreaTue, 21 Oct 1997
Looking for info on a Martin John.He came to Adrian Pa in Armstrong co in 1741-1797 ?He came from Bedford co.children were ,John,Martin,Peter,Elizabeth,Catherine,Christina,Ester He was a dunkard minister.

Barbara (Blair) Lautherboren Mon, 27 Oct 1997
WHITNEY/BLAIR I am interested in any and all information on ancestors, parents, siblings and decendents of these two families from relatives or anyone who had knowledge of them. WHITNEY, ZACHARIAH -b. 1851 in Wales, came to U.S. married LORETTA HORTON (date of birth and location ?). Date and location of marriage ?. First child on records- EBBELINE -b. Oct. 14, 1877. RUTH ELIZABETH -b. May 4, 1884. WALTER J. -b. Dec. 1886. THOMPSON Z. - b. July 16, 1899. RUEHAMA - b. ? BLAIR, SAMUEL A. -born May 11, 1857 ( location ? ) was married March 21, 1877 to MARGARET O'NEAL -born Feb. 9, 1861 (location?) They had Margaret Jane -b. April 28, 1878. Charles Albert -b. Feb. 23, 1880. Samuel A. -b. July 31, 1882. Walter P. -b. May 27, 1884. William E. -b. Oct. 8, 1886. Howard A. -b. Oct. 13, 1888. Verna G. -b. Nov. 5, 1890. And Paul Roy, who apparently died the day he was born - May 2, 1892. SAMUEL A. BLAIR (the son) married RUTH ELIZABETH WHITNEY, date and location ? They had: Seibert -b. 1900. Georgena -b. April, 1910. Margaret -b. Sept, 1912. Samuel Zachariah -b. May 5, 1915 in Garrett. Clifford William -b. Oct. 3, 1921 in Garrett. The family lived for a while in Six Mile Run. After Samuel's death in Oct. of 1931, Ruth (usually known as Elizabeth) moved to Huntingdon Co. where most of the remaining family are today. BEVERLY BOWHALLMon, 27 Oct 1997
My Thomas May was in what was to be Bedford county in 1759. Thomas May was a member of Shelby jr's Ranger's. What was Shelby's Rangers?? Thamas was also in the American Revolution from Bedford co, is there any information regarding this??

Elizabeth StagerWed, 22 Oct 1997
Researching the Schnebly/Snavely family of Bedford County, Pa.
Henry Schnebly d. circa 1813 and wife Elizabeth Huber b. 9 April 1772 d. 17 January 1843 buried Old Albright ceme., Bedford County, Pa. (Tombstone found only of her)
John Henry Schnebly b. 16 March 1800 d. 1 September 1875 and his wife, Elizabeth Eversole (d/o Abraham & Catherine Eversole) b.Oct. 1805 d. Nov. 1876 Both are buried Old Albright ceme., Bedford County, Pa. (Tombstones found)
John Schnebly d. 2 December 1903 possibly buried Imlertown (From death Certificate-no stone found) and wife, Elizabeth Gwinn d/o Edward & Ellen Gwin of Blair County, Pa. Elizabeth and John were married in Bedford County, Pa. 10 June 1855 (Bedford Gazette June 22, 1855 edition; Pg. 2 Col. 6) She died in Fremont, Ohio 24 June 1914 and is buried at Messiah Ceme., Bedford County, Pa. They were the parents of at least 14 children, many moved to Ohio, Michigan, and California. Have records of most.
McCreaTue, 21 Oct 1997 Looking for info on a Martin John.He came to Adrian Pa in Armstrong co in 1741-1797 ?He came from Bedford co.children were ,John,Martin,Peter,Elizabeth,Catherine,Christina,Ester He was a dunkard minister.
Karen Holt Fri Oct 17 07:28:12 1997
I am interested in corresponding with anyone researching Knable and Householder in Bedford, Somerset, Fulton and Franklin Counties.

terry griffith Fri Oct 17 10:09:03 1997
Am researching g.g. grandfather William (Henry?) GRIFFITH. (born 19 Aug 1830 in Pennsylvania) married Keziah KELTZ (born 5 Aug 1826 in Ligonier, Westmoreland County PA) dau of Goorge and Mary Keltz. William and Keziah had 2 sons: John Shaffer GRIFFITH (b. 13 Aug 1854 ) and William Sidmond GRIFFITH (b. 1857). both were born in Allegheny County PA. Who were William's parents. Where were they from? William Henry GRIFFITH was married 22 May 1851. He died 31 July 1858. Where and how did he die? Would like to share info w/ any one working on GRIFFITH and KELTZ surnames.

Carol Jones Wilson Thu Oct 16 19:17:51 1997
My ancestor Ulrich BRUNER sold land in Frederick Co, MD to Jacob SCHNEIDER (a brother to Adam SCHNEIDER, who married his grand-daughter Catharine PUTMAN), in 1794. Other names connected to BRUNER are Abraham REED, Jacob ROHRER, Andrew PUTMAN and his son Peter, Paul ERNSTBERGER (ARNSPIGER) & Frances CROUCH. I would like to correspond with others working on any of these families in this area at this time. The BRUNER family went to Bedford Co, PA sometime after the above date. Some children went to Westmoreland Co.
Rosalene Nielsen Sun Oct 12 01:06:04 1997
MYERS, LOUIS BLOOM born 26 Oct 1812 McConnelsville, Bedford Co., Searching, for his parents. May be related to DANIEL MYERS born c1783 PA and JACOB MYERS Born c1815 VA. Can anyone give me a church's address in area for baptismal records or a genealogy association, a book with this information. Family thinks they were Irish, but possibly German. All help will be appreciated. Rosalene Nielsen 6300 Surfside Way Sacramento, CA 95831 rosalene@ns.net (916) 421-2130 (916) 428-8876 - FAX MYERS, LEWIS BLOOM born 26 Oct 1812 McConnelsville, Bedford Co., Searching for baptism and Parents. May be related to DANIEL MYERS born c1783 and JACOB MYERS born c1815. I would appreciate it if someone would give me the name and address of the church he may have been baptised, where I can write for records. He may either have been Irish or German, the family is unsure.

Linda Giles Sun Oct 12 10:41:17 1997
Looking for family named Rosequist from the area of Tideout, Pa. Don't know alot about them. They were my mothers people. They were not a close knit family. We have not been able to locate anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Beverly Fleming Mon Oct 13 10:01:49 1997
I need parents of Michael MYERS (Meyers, Miers, etc.) b 1813/4 Germany m 1832 Bedford Co., PA to Christina COCANOUR (Coughnour, Gourhnour, etc.) he d 1881 Shelby Co., IL. Had daughter Elizabeth Christina b 1839 Bedford Co., PA. Christina's father was Michael COCANOUR b 1793/4 PA. I trace all descendants, therefore if you know of siblings of Michael MYERS, Christina COCANOUR, or Michael COCANOUR, I would be happy to share information.

terry griffith Mon Oct 13 15:47:54 1997
John and Jane Griffith (from Wales) were living in Cambria twp., Cambria County, PA. in 1850. They had a son William b. 1830. Would like to share information w/ any one working on GRIFFITH, KELTZ, SHANNON, PATTERSON, SHEDRON, Surnames. Counties interested in are Westmoreland, Bedford, Indiana, Allegheny, Cambria.

Darla Greenley Mon Oct 13 22:44:34 1997
HOOK, George (1830-1903) wife Elizabeth GORDON (1844-1903). Their children: Sarah, Albert, George Riley, Isaac, Olen, Lucy Jane ROSE, Amy HITE, Ora. Lived Cumb. Valley, Bedford, PA. Looking for any & all info.

Darla Greenley Mon Oct 13 22:50:57 1997
MILLER, Valentine (1814-1899) 1st wife Eliza ASH, 2nd wife Catherine SMITH, 3rd wife Ann Elizabeth SHAFFER. MILLER/ASH children: Jonathon, Rebecca Jane, Jesse, Abram & Samatha. MILLER/SHAFFER children: Mary Emma, John Harvey, Effie May, Ann Elizabeth. Lived Cumb. Valley, Bedford Co, PA. Any info appreciated, especially Valentine's parents.

Rita Lace Tue Oct 14 05:49:16 1997
Looking for information on the YOUNG family of Cumberland Valley, PA. They were Irish immigrants and had a daughter Agilis YOUNG. They left Cumberland Valley for East Lancaster, PA running from Indian trouble. A petition was signed by David YOUNG 10 May 1728 for relief from Indians. Can anyone help me find David and his (perhaps) daughter, Agilis. Agilis YOUNG later married Daniel SLAYMAKER in Lancaster, PA. Thanks for any help

Lonnie Doyle Tue Oct 14 07:07:37 1997
Looking for information on William and Katherine DOYLE who resided in Bellwood, Blair Co., Pa.. William was born in 1875, son of William Anthony and Margaret (Goshorn) DOYLE of Franklin Co., Pa.. Looking for information and descendants. dahei@cvn.net (attn: Lonnie)

Richard Stanley Tue Oct 14 09:43:23 1997
Looking for James Stanley. Born in Pa. in 1818. do not know the Co., just that it was in the eastern part of the state. James wife was Mary J. He was still in Pa. in 1854. His son William Douglas was born in Pa. that year.

Audrey Sizelove Wed Oct 15 15:34:32 1997
Looking for any information on Robert Leech, d. 1854 married to Mary both buried Prairie Cemetery Mercer Township Butler Co.; daughter Sarah Elizabeth b. Oct 6, 1819 d. Dec. 6, 1882 married to Lucian Robinson Jan 22, 1846

Lester Housel Thu Oct 16 13:55:35 1997
Searching for decendants of John FRAZIER (FRASER) 1721-1773 and Jane BELL McClain Frazier Delapt 1735-1815 who were early Bedford pioneers. Son William Frazier 1759-1844 m. Jane LAFFERTY. Other children: James abt 1761, Margaret, Benjamin, Catherine, Jane, Mary, Amelia. My grandmother Ora (SHEIRER) HOUSEL said our family is related via Abraham SKELLY 1830-1874 m. Mary FRAZIER (1837- ?). Their daughter Jane Frazier Skelly 1866-1942 m. Adam F. SHEIRER. I am trying to make the connection to Mary Frazier. Also, Rufus FRAZIER(FRASER) and brother John FRAZIER went to the Colorado Gold Rush about 1849 and both died there near Central City, Col. in 1898. A historical novel RED MORNING by Ruby Frazier Frey in 1946 tells of the pioneering efforts of JOHN FRAZIER and JANE FRAZIER in the 1750's as Bedford County was being settled. I am also searching for the HOUSEL (HAUSCHILDT) family that most likely came from Niewedt, Germany (on Rhine River) Most of my information is on Family Tree Maker Deluxe edition Version 4 and am willing to exchange information.

Jeanne Gildea Thu Oct 16 19:01:34 1997
Looking for information on James Whitcomb RILEY writer/poet.Born Oct 10, 1849 Died July 22, 1916. Parents were Reuben Alexander RILEY born 1819 Bedord, PA and Elizabeth (Marine) born 1823. Other children of Reuben and Elizbeth Riley were John Andrew, Martha Celestia, Elva May and Alexander Humboldt.

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