1998 Queries for Bedford County



Samuel VanBuren Conn s/o Solomon Conn (Kahn) and Isabella Elizabeth (Purbaugh) Conn.
Samuel b. Londonderry Twp. 14June1864 d. 23Feb1940 buried Sandy Hill Cem. near New Salem
Married Lavina Stair 1885, d/o Augustus and Maria Stair Lavina b. 1858, d. 7Feb1927
They had the following children:
Harry Curtis (died as an infant Sarah Mae b. 14Nov1888 Robert Oscar b. 30Oct1890 William Shannon b. 16Mar1895 Rose Anna b. 19Dec1899 @ Cooks Mills (my paternal grandmother)

Matt27 Jan 1998
Researching MORTON,BAILEY,CURRY. William MORTON 19 Mar 1784 - 10 Aug 1862, born Bedford County. Occupation: farmer. Married to Mary BAILEY in 1803. Mary BAILEY 27 Mar 1783 - 20 Nov 1846 born in Bedford County. William MORTON's father: Thomas MORTON __ May 1751 - 9 Nov 1845. Born Northern Ireland. Occupation: weaver,farmer. Thomas MORTON married in 1782 to Agnes "last name unknown" born: 1755 - died: 1790. Mary BAILEY's father: John BAILEY 1755-1795. Occupation:farmer. Married to Mary CURRY 1759-1829 born in Pa. Any info on the Surname's: MORTON, BAILEY, CURRY from either Bedford County or Northern Ireland is requested....thanks......

rose marie spencer 26 Jan 1998
Seeking information on James and Mary Abrams SPENCER who had land in Bedford Co., Turkeyfoot T., in 1772, (later in Somerset Co.) He was in Rev War, lived in Turkeyfoot T. until 1805 when he moved to Perry Co. Ohio. Their children were Rhoda b 1763, Thomas b 1765, William b 1772, Dinah b 1774, Elizabeth b 1776, Dorcas, b 1778, Benjamin 1781, Drusilla ab 1783, James b 1785 and Sarah b 1787. Sarah was in her father James' will in Ohio 1825 with son Jonas ENFIELD and her surname was WISMAN.

Tina 25 Jan 1998
Esther MCKEE (maiden Name Unknown) sold some land in Bedford Co. in 1772. At the time she resided in Carlisle and sold it to Samuel SHANNON and his wife Elizabeth MCKEE residing at Ft. Ligonier. Interested in any information which may be of help in locating these spouses, parents, siblings, etc.....

Ed Bartolacci 24 Jan 1998
I would like to exchange information with anyone who is doing research on the SLONAKER (SLONIKER), GOODWIN, HARTLE, AND STONER famillies who lived in Bedford County between 1780 and 1880. I believe that they lived in the St. Clair Township, Morrisons Cove and Loysburg areas.

Sandy Sharpy 23 Jan 1998
HIPPLE, surname. Interested in knowing the parents and siblings of Isaac HIPPLE, born 1807 in Bedford Co., PA. Died 3 Sept 1858 in Fulton Co., IL. Married to Catherine BOWMAN and had the children: Samuel, Mary, Elizabeth, John, Jacob, Matilda, David, Catherine, Isaac and Annabella. There was a second marriage to Susannah SHIFFLER. Any help would be appreciated.

Brenda Grom 22 Jan 1998
I am interested in information regarding Valentine Hollar, ie., his place of birth as well as his parent's names and where they were born. Valentine Hollar is listed on the DAR Patriot Index. He and Susanna Ott married and had a son Solomon who married Hannah ?. They had a son named Philip V. Hollar who married Melinda Hevner in 1851. Philip and Melinda had a son named Luther Hollar who married Sarah Elizabeth Weicht and they had a son named Philip Lester Hollar who married Lulu Rebecca Hughes in 1907. Their oldest son was named Linwood Philip and I am the daughter of his union with Althea Grace Murphy. I am trying to complete my family tree with hopes of qualifying for the DAR and seem to have reached a dead end as to who Valentine's parents were. Most of the information I have regarding the Hollar family is from the Bedford Historical Society and also the Bedford Court House out of the Orphan Court Docket Records as well as cemetary monuments in the Everett, PA cemetary which seems to repeat some of the information we have in our family Bible. Valentine Hollar b. 1765 d. 7/20/1831 Solomon Hollar b. 1792 d. 4/3/1856 Philip V. Hollar b. 1822 d. 2/16/1888 Luther Hollar b. 10/16/1854 d. 4/15/20 Philip Hollar b. 3/8/86 d. 2/31/20 Linwood Hollar b. 2/17/07 d. 2/15/94 Should you have any information that might be of help to me I would certain appreciate hearing from you.

JClark22 Jan 1998
Searching for ancestry of William Hiram LAWRENCE and Rebecca Ruth DAVIS. William was born circa 1866 in Cessna, Bedford Co, PA; died 18 Dec 1948. Married Rebecca Ruth DAVIS who died 1925; interred in Schellsburg, Bedford Co, PA. Rebecca's parents were William DAVIS and Sarah HARBAUGH.

JClark22 Jan 1998
Searching for ancestry and birth information for John CLARK born 7 Oct 1789 in Adams Co., PA or 20 May 1787 in Shippensburg, Cumberland Co, PA. Died in Schellsburg, Bedford Co, PA on 6 Sep 1860. John married Mary SMITH 31 Aug 1813 in PA. Mary was born 31 Aug 1794 in Berkeley Springs, WV and died 19 May 1858 in Schellsburg, Bedford Co, PA.

Marilyn19 Jan 1998
My ancestor, Levi Mann, is supposed to have been born in PA (somewhere I have the information that it may have been Bedford County) 1797. He settled in Edgar Co. IL, and in the history of that county, there is a Jacob Mann, born 1810, from Redstone PA. Is that in Bedford County, or nearby? I am most anxious to locate parents/siblings of Levi Mann - married Jane Bell, daughter of Benjamin Bell. Can anyone help me? I will gladly share what I have on Levi and his descendants, if any one is interested.

Norma J. Bosley17 Jan 1998
Looking for information about BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BEEGLE, born in Bedford County, Friend's Cove on April 5, 1809. Thanks.

Robert M. Allen17 Jan 1998
Searching from the ancestry of Jacob TRUAX (c.1738-1807) who is believed to have lived in Bedford Co., PA since it became a County cut out of Cumberland Co., PA in 1771. He is believed to have married Ruth PITTMAN (__?__-1819). His children according to his will written in 1803, were: Richard, Jacob, Betheanna, Benjamin, Charrity, Sarah, Ruth, John and Mary. Richard TRUAX (c.1765-1839), my wife's ancestor is believed to the son Richard mentioned in this will but I still need to confirm this. If this is my wife's Richard TRUAX, he moved to Belmont Co., OH by 1806 where and when his daughter, Tabitha TRUAX, married Isaac WORKMAN.

Charlene Kolterman15 Jan 1998
Samuel MCDOWELL born 1770 in Bedford Co., PA. Who were Sam's parents and siblings? He died in Ohio, 1847.

Jane Peck Pate15 Jan 1998
The will of william HESS of Bedford Co., proven 4 NOV 1817 names children John, Jacob, Abraham, Margaret, Rachel, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah and children of my daughter, wife of Conrad PECK. I would like to know the name of this daughter and would like to hear from anyone working on this line. Thanks,

Jean Ladd13 Jan 1998 Need contact with anyone who has information on the family of Olive GRUBB who married a Mr. MILLS. It seems that she had a sister, Mary GRUBB who married Lester KARNS. Who were the parents of Olive and Mary? Who are the descendants of Olive GRUBB MILLS? Would appreciate any contact.

Jean Karns Ladd13 Jan 1998
Would anyone know if a book of some type has been written on the life of James Henry SHAW born 1859, Providence Twp., Bedford Co. PA? He was the son of George SHAW b. 1819. James Henry SHAW had three wives: Emily KARNS, Emma SMITH, Adaline MELLOTT. Any information about anything in print about James Henry SHAW or any contact from a descendant from these families would be appreciated. Emily KARNS was my great-aunt.

BONNYJIM7 Jan 1998
Jim McDaniel... Would like to exchange with McDANIEL researchers. Particularly interested in William McDANIEL b. 1744 Frederick Co MD and d. 1781 Bedford Co PA. Have the children of his son William Jr but would like info on Mary m.SPARKS; Elizabeth m. BECRAFT; Rebecca m. RIGHT; James Jr.; Redmond; John; and Joseph m. Ann NEILL. Have some children and granchildren of these and others.

Elizabeth Smith Sun 5 Jan 1998
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.

Ken Boonie3 Jan 1998
Looking for information on Jesse Clyde BOWMAN, b. 1899 in Robertsdale. Believed to be the son of George BOWMAN and NORA REED. Jesse was married to Pearl Mills on 10/4/18. He was the father of Gertrude BOWMAN, daughter of Oveda BENSON. Any help greatly appreciated.

Robert J. Stevens02 Jan 1998
Adam STEVENS AND Caroline POTTER had the following children. Elizabeth Stevens b. abt 1857, Philip Stevens b. abt 1858, George Stevens b. abt 1862, Michael Stevens b. abt 1863 Mary Stevens b. january of 1864 who married Harry OAKES b. March 22, 1870 of Bedford, Liberty Twp, PA [the son of Jacob Rhodes Oakes and Emily Daughtery of Bedford, Liberty Twp, PA] on 4/30/1895 at Mary Stevens Mothers home in Hollidayburg Borou, Blair Co., PA. Harry and Mary had a daughter b. Emma Caroline Oakes July 01, 1900 in Roaring Springs, Taylor Twp, Blair Co, PA. Emma married Benjamin NEWKIRK of West Middlesex, Mercer Co, PA and they had the following children Benjamin H. Newkirk b. December 15, 1919 and Harry James Newkirk b. July 28, 1921 died June 08, 1944 at Normandy Beachhead, France WWII Emma married William C. HITES of New Castle, PA in 1926. William later married Gertrude Clements after the death of Emma on September 06, 1952. Joseph Philip Stevens b. 12/8/1866 in Hollidayburg Borough, Blair Co., PA. who married Mary Loretta LENOX February 22, 1900 in Walkerville, Silverbow Co., Montana. Philomena Stevens b. abt 1870. Any information on any of the above will be greatly appreciated

John R. Haley01 Jan 1998
I'm looking for any information on David HALEY, b.@1755 in Ireland, Died in Roane Co. TN, m. Aletha CLOUD in Chester Co. PA. He resided in Bedford PA during the Revolutionary war, and served as a private in Capt. Robert Clugage's Co. in the 1st Regiment Continental Line. He Had two sons, John Cloud HALEY and James HALEY.

Mindy Walton 01 Jan 1998
I'm interested in info re: the families of Jacob MOSES, b. on Germany in 1739, m. to Elizabeth Hohlman in Gettysberg ~1767, moved to Osterberg area ~1782. Also John V.(Valentine?) OSTER, moved to Bedford Co.~1771 from Hagerstown, Md. I'd appreciate any help and am willing to share any info I have. THANKS!

Am looking for info on Adam Francis KOONS. Born in Bedford Co. 12 Feb 1850. Married Matilda Block in Kendallville, , In., 22 Oct 1874. I believe he died there. I have no other info on these two. Adam would be my gggrandfather. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you

Sharon Banzhoff1 Jan 1998
Is there anyone with old maps of Bedford Co. or a book indicating how certain areas were named? I am very interested in how "Twigg Hollow" received it's name and around the period of time it would have been named. "Twigg Hollow" is located along Flintstone Creek between Flintstone, MD and Bean Cove, PA. I am sure it was named for one of the Twiggs from Twiggtown in Alleg. Co. Tracing deeds did not help, therefore, it must have been named prior to the actual deeding of land, perhaps through a land grant. If you a source that might be helpful, please let me know.

Darrell Stewart1 Jan 1998
Looking for information on a Clark family from Bedford County, PA. I am not sure what part of the county they lived in but hope that someone might recognize the names listed below. John and Barbara Clark had eight children and all were born in Bedford Co, PA. It wasn't until 1851 that they moved to Iowa from Pennsylvania. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Descendants of John Clark

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 CLARK was born November 27, 1803 in Bedford Co, PA USA, and died July 28, 1877 in Spring Cr Tw, Iowa. He married BARBARA.
Children of JOHN CLARK and BARBARA are:
2. ii. GEORGE CLARK, b. October 20, 1827, Bedford Co, PA USA; d. August 23, 1911, Spring Cr Tw, Iowa.
3. iv. EMELINE CLARK, b. 1832.
v. NANCY CLARK, b. 1834; m. JOHN HOWREY.
4. vi. ANDREW CLARK, b. November 13, 1836; d. November 12, 1904, Spring Cr Tw, Iowa.
5. vii. LEWIS CLARK, b. February 07, 1844, Bedford Co, PA USA.
viii. WILLIAM CLARK, b. April 12, 1846, Bedford Co, PA USA; d. 1919, Spring Cr Tw, Iowa; m. ADA WALLACE, January 01, 1873.

Generation No. 2

2. GEORGE2 CLARK (JOHN1) was born October 20, 1827 in Bedford Co, PA USA1, and died August 23, 1911 in Spring Cr Tw, Iowa. He married (1) EMMA LIMMERMAN. He married (2) CHRISTINA WATSON 1849.
v. JOSEPH CLARK, b. February 19, 1859; d. March 25, 1940, Spring Cr Tw, Iowa; m. CORA LIZER.
6. vi. WILLIAM L CLARK, b. 1860, Iowa; d. 1934, Clarkston, WA.
3. EMELINE2 CLARK (JOHN1) was born 1832. She married DANIEL B TEETER March 17, 1850.
i. DAVID F3 TEETER, b. September 22, 1853; d. October 26, 1853, Spring Cr Tw, Iowa.
iii. T D TEETER.
4. ANDREW2 CLARK (JOHN1) was born November 13, 1836, and died November 12, 1904 in Spring Cr Tw, Iowa. He married SARAH ANN MASTERS.

iii. ELLIOT CLARK, b. 1857; d. December 18, 1882, Spring Cr Tw, Iowa.
5. LEWIS2 CLARK (JOHN1) was born February 07, 1844 in Bedford Co, PA USA. He married HESTOR A HOWELL, daughter of STEPHEN HOWELL and MARY.
Notes for LEWIS CLARK:
History of Black Hawk County - Page 480

Children of LEWIS CLARK and HESTOR HOWELL are:

Terry RICKEL20 Dec 1997
I am looking for information on the marriage of Nancy Rickel (Maiden name was Rickel) to Peter Rickel in Bedford County about 1825?? Rickel may be spelled Rikel, Rickle, Riechel, Ruckel, etc.

Diane Houser26 Dec 1997
HOUSER Looking for information on Jacob HOUSER b. 1765 Bedford m. Elizabeth ??? b. 1768 in Bedford m. 1785 Bedford, son John Thomas HOUSER b. Jun 1791 Hopewell Twp. Bedford PA. Any info on Jacob and Elizabeth's familys would be appreciated.

Jerry Miller25 Dec 1997
Am looking for any info on John & Caroline (Bridges) Miller, ie. their parents, siblings, etc. I have them on the 1850 PA Census, but have not earlier info on them. One of their children, Benton Joseph, is in my direct ancestor line, but his parent's are my "brick wall" as far as research has gone. Hope to hear from someone soon.

Jerry Miller25 Dec 1997
Am looking for any info on Jeremiah and Rebecca (Wertz) Miller. Both born mid-1820s, died early 1900s. Am looking for info on their parents, siblings, etc. They were married Christmas Day, 1852. He was a Civil War vet, and died in early 1907. Not sure of when she died. Buried in Centerville, PA, in the Union Cemetery.

Shirley Ebersole Giansante27 Dec 1997
I am researching my Ebersole ancestors from Bedford County and am willing to share information with others.

Patty Helms28 Dec 1997
I am interested in research on John Carpenter father of Ashman Carpenter of Marion County. John P. Martin married Nancy ? They were the parents of George who married Prudence Carpenter daughter to John Carpenter, and Emily who married Ashman Carpenter also son of John Carpenter. George and Prudence Martin are supposed to buried on Bunner Ridge on the old Doolittle farm, can anyone tell me where this is.

Mildred Hershberger Hildreth28 Dec 1997
I am searching for information and the ancestors of William HERSHBERGER. He was my g grandfather and was born 1841 in Bedford Co., PA. His wife was Harriet ZIMMERMAN who was born 1841 in Somerset Co., PA. Their son George Zimmerman HERSHBERGER, born 1867, probably in Bedford Co., married Jennie B. NICHOLS born 1868, and they were my grandparents. Any information on these families will be greatly appreciated, and I will happily exchange information with anyone.

Howard R. Ferguson28 Dec 1997
Seeking parents of John LANE b. 22 Feb 1756 in Baltimore Co., MD and with his father (unknown) came to Huntingdon Co., PA when he was 8 or 9. He lived there until after the REV WAR and then returned to MD for 8 or 9 years, afterwhich, he returned to Bedford Co., PA. He buys land in Broadtop Twp. on 11 Mar 1794. He died Mar 1843 in Bedford Co., PA. In his Will his wife is not named (unknown) but the following children are: John Jr., David, Deborah, Sera, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Juliann, Hannah, Neomy and Mary. Ref: Will Book 3, pg 246. and REV WAR Record.

Carol Nelson29 Dec 1997
SWARTZ, RIBLET. I am searching for information concerning Henry SWARTZ born about 1770 and died 1848 buried in Congress Township, Wayne County, OH. Henry married Anna Elizabeth RIBLET who was born 1774 in Northampton Co, PA. Henry and Anna moved from Bedford County, PA to Wayne County, OH about 1837. Henry and Anna had 12 children, but I have only located Robert SWARTZ 1816-1897 and William R. SWARTZ 1820-1908. William's obituary states he was born near Bloody Run, Bedford County, PA.

Daniel C. McCarthy31 Dec 1997
Joshua SKIDMORE, known resident and taxpayer in Bedford County, 1779-1787, probably there by 1776. No deeds for this man in Court House records tho he had 100 acres. Have you seen SKIDMORE on any of your deeds as adjacent owner? , on your families wills, probates, etc. as a witness. Any bit of information is appreciated.


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