Westmoreland County, PA
Posted Queries for September 1997


MITCHEL, MITCHELL posted by JoAnn Betten on Monday, September 1, 1997

MITCHELL looking for any info concerning the family of James MITCHELL/MITCHEL, born about 1812/13 in PA. They lived in Versailles Twop, Allegheny Co; and in Westmoreland Co. Wife's name was Jane (Jessie) Sarver, children included Hettie, Richard, George, William, James. Thanks.

BRIGGS, CLARY, HUFF, LOWREY, MURPHY, WILSON posted by Sylvia Sligar on Monday, September 1, 1997

BRIGGS, MURPHY, CLARY, WILSON, LOWREY, HUFF, John BRIGGS abt 1742 - 1800 Westmoreland Co, PA, married Elizabeth, had 4 known children. John had a brother, Thomas BRIGGS, in York Co, PA. 1. Rachel BRIGGS, b 1767 PA, m abt 1790 William Deveron CLARY, d 1813 Darke Co, OH. 2. Isaac BRIGGS, b 1771, m abt 1791 Mary "Polly" MURPHY, d 1841 Pleasant Valley, Marshall Co, W(Va). 3. Thomas BRIGGS, b abt 1774 PA, m 1824 Rebecca WILSON, d 1853 South Bend, St Joseph Co, Indiana. 4. David BRIGGS, b 1779 PA, m 1816 Rosannah LOWREY, m 1836 Sarah HUFF, d 1837 Darke Co, OH Looking for information on when and where he was born as well as his parents and siblings, and the maiden name of his wife.

FOX, HANES posted by Shirley Allen on Friday, September 5, 1997

Looking for the parents of Henry FOX born Westmoreland Co @ 1823 married Rachel HANES born 1827 in Penna. They had 2 children in Greene Co Mary Ellen born 1847 and Peter born in 1850. Need help on Henry's parents.

COCHRAN, COUGHRAN posted by Traci Spears on Saturday, September 6, 1997

Looking for ancestors and decendants of John COUGHRAN/COCHRAN. John Lived in (Country Antrim?) Ireland and Salem, Westmoreland County, PA. He purchased land in Salem in 1789. Will filed in 1803 listed three children but no wife. Where was he born? Who were his parents, siblings and wife? Daughter Mary lived in North Huntington, Westmoreland County, PA. Son Samuel lived in Salem, Westmoreland County, PA. Son John lived in Westmoreland County, PA and Warren County, OH. Moved to Warren County in 1815 and died two years later. Can anyone provide additional info on my Cochran family? Descendants of John COUGHRAN 1 John COUGHRAN b: Bef. 1755 d: 1803 . +?? b: Unknown m: Unknown ........ 2 Mary Cochran b: 1756 Ireland d: January 20, 1834 ............ +Isaac McKissick b: Unknown m: Unknown ........ 2 Samuel Cochran b: Unknown Ireland d: 1837 ............ +Margaret ? b: Unknown m: Unknown ........ 2 John COCHRAN, Jr b: Unknown Ireland d: 1817 Warren County, OH

PETLEVICH posted by Irene Hamilton on Monday, September 8, 1997

Looking for information about family of Joseph & Atvego PETLEVICH. They appear on 1900 PA census in East Huntington Township, Westmoreland Co, with 6 children: Mary, Rosalie, Andrew, Anna, Antony & Constantia. According to this census, they came from Poland/Germany in 1898 and Joseph's occupation was a coke drawer. Any information about this family would be very appreciated.

BROWNLEE posted by Betty Rudolph on Tuesday, September 9, 1997

Need information on the BROWNLEE that lived in Westmoreland Co in late 1700's. The History of Westmoreland Co names John BROWNLEE as being killed by the Indians on the raid on Hannastown in 1782. Other sources say his name was Joseph. Does anyone know which is correct? Any information on this BROWNLEE family welcome.

BARNETT, BARRON, CHRISTIE, CUMMINS, DAWSON, GILSON, HUGHES, MCCARTNEY, SLOAN posted by Twila Smith on Wednesday, September 10, 1997

Seeking ancestry and descendants of William HUGHES b ca. 1748 d. 1835 and wife Elizabeth DAWSON HUGHES b. ca 1752 d. 1838. Settled abt 1770 Derry Twp Westmoreland Co. Where were they born and married? 7 Children Isaac, William , Joseph, rachel, Mary , Agnes and Priscilla. Children married families of BARRON, CUMMINS, BARNETT,GILSON, SLOAN ,CHRISTIE. Who did son Joseph HUGHES marry? His wife Kitty in named in will. Was Kitty nickname for Catherine? Did she remarry? Their only son John HUGHES m. 1) Rachel ? maiden name? m. 2) Mary Pierce MCCARTNEY. Who was Rachel, wife of John HUGHES? Was she a cousin? Have compiled 30 years of HUGHES records- would like to complete family branches and ancestry for publication.

CHRISTY, WILSON posted by Peggy on Wednesday, September 17, 1997

Seeking information on the burial of Nancy CHRISTY (d/o James Christy, b. 1782, and Polly Harper), b. 1802/03, Westmoreland Co., PA.; lived in Washington Co., OH, with husband, Finley M. WILSON, where they raised a large family. It is believed she died abt 1850 in Westmoreland, PA. Any information re her death and where she is buried would be appreciated. Peggy Beaverton, OR

KELLEY, THRONE posted by C.M. Williams on Wednesday, September 17, 1997

l880soundex indes microfilm Martha THRONE(KELLEY ) Color W sex F age 43 vol 89 ed 74 county Westmorland Sheet l8 Line 33 city Latrobe Birthplace Pa. street Walnut Lane Family members Throne Mary D l3 pa Eddie S ll Pa Lize D 8 Pa. Emma D. 6 Pa. Annie D 8 Pa, I would like to know who Marth Kelley's parents were as she was born and raised in Latrob. Charles THRONE her husband died l874 and was burial place was St. Mary's. Charles was born in Cumberland county.

AUBURN, WIBLE, WYBLE posted by David Wyble on Wednesday, September 17, 1997

Looking for any iformation on a John WIBLE or spelled WYBLE who was born in New York around 1787 and relocated to Pennyvlania in the early 1800's. He met and married Charlotte AUBURN about 1815+. Their first child was a daughter Sarah. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

WATT posted by Jack Watt on Thursday, September 18, 1997

am seeking to correspond with anyone researching the family of James WATT who is shown in the 1790, 1800 and 1810 censuses of Westmoreland Co. PA. My gg grandfather, David WATT, is about the right age for one of the sons shown in these censuses. David was born in PA in 1791.

NELSON, SWANK posted by Jackie Wilding on Friday, September 19, 1997

Looking for parents of John SWANK b:5 Jun 1832 d: 4 Jun 1900. Married Julia A NELSON abt 1864. Lived in Plumcreek Twp. 1850. May have been born in Westmoreland County. 1850 Westmoreland Co. Washington Twp. Census lists a John & Elizabeth SWANK with children George, Samuel, Henry, Sarah, Sybella, John, David, Lucetta, Susan & Peter.

BREES, BREESE posted by Donna Allen on Saturday, September 20, 1997

BREES/BREESE, John B. ca.1760 NJ, Ch.B.in PA. Valentine,John JR. Samuel,Henry,Thomas, Mary Ann Breese Purcell,Anna Breese Romine,Phoebe Breese Ball

HAMILTON posted by Tom Hamilton on Sunday, September 21, 1997

I'm looking for a Joseph HAMILTON, wife Ruth, son Samuel (b.1814 in Elizabeth, Pa. d.1895 in Va).

ROBINSON, SNOWDEN, WORTHINGTON posted by John Brothers on Monday, September 22, 1997

John -son of James W. + Nancy McGraw Worthington - married Ann Sarah WORTHINGTON - Luther (Louther) on 12/29/1823 in Westmoreland County. One of their sons - either James B., David Luther, or possibly Charles - had a daughter Anna who was my great-grandmother. Anyone out there know which one it was? (Their brother William Jackson had an Anna...wrong Anna. The correct Anna married a John SNOWDEN ROBINSON, I believe in/near Greenup County, KY/nearby Ohio).

MCGRAW, WORTHINGTON posted by John Brothers on Monday, September 22, 1997

I'm looking for the ancestors of both John W. WORTHINGTON (b. 3/23/1781) and Nancy MCGRAW (b. 2/23/1781) both in Westmoreland Co. (my 4th-great-grandparents).

MCABEE, SNYDER posted by Fred Howard on Monday, September 22, 1997

I'm looking for info on my ggrandfather Clark MCABEE might have been known as "AP" McABEE. Is in Fairfield Twp., Westmoreland County 1860 census. His mother (my gggrandmother) was Mary. He was married to Elizabeth SNYDER. Daughter was Mary Elizabeth McABEE born 16Nov1860 (my grandmother). Thanks for any info you can share.


WESTMORELAND County WARDENS, WARDENS, WARDENS, WARDENS, WARDENS!!!!! Ireland to PA to OH and elsewhere. Mid 1700's fwd. Samuel WARDEN came to Westmoreland in late 1700's. Brothers James and William WARDEN in Washington Co. by 1780's. William died 1789, James in 1790 Wash. Co. census. Died aft 1820 prob. Allegheny Co. Samuel had brother George of Lancaster Co., and sisters Mary and Margaret, both married Neels of Westmoreland Co. (John and William Neel) If you have any WARDEN connections in your family from these areas, please make contact!! Help us straighten out this family name. Associated surnames; SCOTT, CUNNINGHAM, RAMSEY, RAMAGE, MCCONNELL, KERR, SAMPSON, WILSON, BURWELL, SHAY. Please help us if you can.. Thank you for any info and for allowing us to place this query at this site.

CALL, FIRESTONE posted by Rob Silbajoris on Wednesday, September 24, 1997

CALL,FIRESTONE. Edward B. CALL born 28 Apr 1831 (biography says Fayette county, death certificate says Westmoreland county). Edward's father born in Ireland. Edward's mother's name was Catherine, born about 1800 in PA. Catherine (Kate) FIRESTONE born 15 Sep 1834 in Connellsville, Fayette county. Edward and Catherine married 1850/51, two children born in PA: Mary R. born abt 1853, Franklin Moore born 8 Sep 1854 in Connellsville. Searching for any information leading to names and surnames of parents of Edward and Catherine.

ARMSTRONG, CARY posted by Dale Armstrong on Saturday, September 27, 1997

ARMSTRONG, George, b. 1844 Indiana Co., mother Catherine CARY, father listed on 1921 Death Certificate as ARMSTRONG, Quintin; research shows ARMSTRONG's, Quintin in Westmoreland Co., from 1800 thru 1840, one possibly is his father, any information concerning ARMSTRONG's in Westmoreland Co., and any Quinti(e)(o)(ai)n's is greatly appreciated.

ARMSTRONG, CARY posted by Dale Armstrong on Saturday, September 27, 1997

ARMSTRONG, George, b. 1844 Indiana Co., mother Catherine CARY, father listed on 1921 Death Certificate as ARMSTRONG, Quintin; research shows ARMSTRONG's, Quintin in Westmoreland Co., from 1800 thru 1840, one possibly is his father, also, Quinton Armstrong from Armstrong Co., joined Co. M, 59th Regt, 2d PA Cav from Armstrong Co. 10/1/1861 - 6/2801865, Civil War; any biographical/ military record information that may illuminate if this is possibly George's father, would greatly be appreciated. Quintin ARMSTRONGs also probably have relatives in Adams Co.

SCOTT, TRAUT posted by Liane Beckman on Saturday, September 27, 1997

SCOTT, Looking for information on the family and parentage of Prudence Lavinia SCOTT b. 25 Nov. 1832 in Armstrong, Westmoreland Co. Prudence (also called "Polly") moved to Erie County, PA and married Jesse H. TRAUT in 1854. They raised a family in Girard, Erie County, and had four children: Henrietta Eloise b.1855, Sarah Elizabeth b. 1857, Henry Green b. 1859, and Samuel James b. 1861. Prudence died circa 1918. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

BEHAM posted by Nancy Sterling on Sunday, September 28, 1997

BEHAM. Looking for any information on Beham families of Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong and Washington Counties in 1800's. Peter Beham and wife Elizabeth; Susan Beham (1787-1835) married William Bratton/en; Margaret Bratton (b. 1835) married David Boyce. Appreciate ANY Beham information.

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