Westmoreland County, PA
Posted Queries for April 1998


KINNAN posted by Lori Howard on Wednesday, April 1, 1998

I am looking for information on the KINNAN Family. William A. Kinnan was born in 1804 in PA. He died 30 January 1883 in Westmoreland Co. His wife was Nancy Gibson Kinnan b. 1802 and also died in Westmoreland County. Their children were Joseph White Kinnan, William Kinnan, Lydia, Mary E., and Margaret Kinnan..

DUNSEATH, DUNSETH, DUNSHEATH, DUNSHEITH, KELLY posted by William Kelly on Wednesday, April 1, 1998

My ggg/grandfather, Archibald Kelly arrived in Westmoreland County about 1785 from Ireland. He was one of the first school teachers in the area, after having been well educated in his homeland and began his teaching career in that land. He married a Margaret Dunseth (Dunseath, Dunsheath, Dunsheith) about 1786 at New Alexander, Westmoreland County, PA. He and his wife began a family of (14) children. I would appreciate any information and will be happy to share my information as well..

BEAM, BETZ, KIMMEL, WITT posted by Billie Leclerc on Wednesday, April 1, 1998

John B. BETZ, bn. 1839 and Daniel Sebaldus BETZ, bn. either in 1843 or 1851 in Jennerstown, Somerset County, PA are brothers and sons of Henry BETZ and Elizabeth BEAM. Their grandparents were Christian and Christianna BETZ. John md. Mathilda 'Tillie' KIMMEL and Daniel md. Caroline WITT. Both couples lived at one time in Westmoreland County; John in Ligonier... buried 1917 in Zion Evan. Ch. Cem. and Daniel, bur.1912 in Westvies Cem., Fairfield Twp. I am a descendent of their brother Henry. Are there any descendents of either John or Daniel BETZ who are interested in genealogy? I'd love to hear from them and exchange family data.

MILLER posted by Brenda Wallace on Wednesday, April 1, 1998

Looking for anyone working on the Alexander and Nancy Wallace Miller family who lived in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co., PA in the early 1800s. nancy Wallace was born in 1795 and died 1878. thanks, Brenda.

DAVIES posted by Mary Crisman on Thursday, April 2, 1998

John E. Davies resided in Hahntown, Westmoreland County, PA from approx. 1870 to 1900. He was born in Wales in 1840 and died in Mineral Ridge, Ohio in 1915. John was a coal miner and later a laborer. His wife's name was Mary who died in 1890. Both are buried in Union Cemetery, North Huntington Twp., PA. Have found three of his children: Sarah, Edward J., and Lizzie on previous census. Edward J. was my gg-grandfather. His line used the name of Davis. Looking for any descendants of John or Edward's line. Many of Edward's children resided in the Sherdian Terrance, Irwin, PA area. Edward's date of death is uncertain, though it was before 1920 as his wife had married again according to the 1920 census. Any info on this Davies/Davis line appreciated..


Researching the following surnames in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties, Pennsylvania for early to mid 1800's: ROEDER, HOFFMAN, GILL, OMELIA, PETERSON, KIDD, STADTERMAN, O'BRIEN, BAKER, WEAVER, OBER, BRISBY, SEAMAN, BAUER, ENGELHAUPT..

CLIFFORD posted by Jadean Hopper on Friday, April 3, 1998

My name is Jadean Hopper and I am researching my husband Jerry's CLIFFORD ancestry from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He is descended from Joseph CLIFFORD and his wife Isabell (PRICHETT) CLIFFORD. I would like to correspond with anyone who is researching the CLIFFORDS from Westmoreland Co. Pa. I have quite a bit of data on the direct line from Joseph down to my husband Jerry if anyone is interested.

WILSON posted by Zeta Wilson Peterson on Friday, April 3, 1998

I searching for 'any' information on Abraham (Abram) and Sara(h) Wilson who lived in SW Pennsylania. I believe that Abraham was born in 1795 in PA. He had sons: James, Theodore (aka Dore) and Adley Calhoun, and other children. James who was born in 1828 moved to Southwest Iowa and Northwest Missouri. We believe that his brother Theodore (Dore) moved to Northeast Missouri. Brother, Adley Calhoun was buried in Medford, Oregon. James married Margaret Carson and they had 7 sons and 3 daughters; some of whom were William Wallace Wilson, James Carson Wilson, Frank Hutcheson (Hutchinson) Wilson, Thomas Hartford Wilson, Robert Porter--or--Robert Benton Wilson, Nora Ann Wilson, Etta & Eva Wilson (twins).

HERWICK posted by Greg Poynor on Friday, April 3, 1998

Trying to trace the Herwick clan. Frederick Herwick, born 1812, migrated west between 1825-1830. Has a brother named William. Between 1822 and 1825 his Mother and Sister died (unknown first names)..

CONNOR, SHULTZ posted by Sandy Waters on Friday, April 3, 1998

Looking for any information on a William M. CONNOR b. 1859 in Oakland Township, Westmoreland Co. PA. Married Ella May SHULTZ..

SHAW posted by Brian Shaw on Saturday, April 4, 1998

Looking for James & Elizabeth Baird Shaw (1860-1910?). Possibly the parents of Maron, Joseph, William & Edward. He was a carpenter who worked on the White House during the Lincoln administration (As a child, Edward played on the white house lawn with Tad Lincoln). Moved to southwest PA after the war and built coal-mining town(s?). James' son Joseph was a coal miner/carpenter living in Bovard (1885-1940?)..

HIGHBERGER posted by Eileen Arnold on Sunday, April 5, 1998

I am looking for information on JOHN (ULLRECH)HIGHBERGER(HEIBERGER) I believe he immagrated from GERMANY in 1803 to Westmoreland Co., N. Huntington twp now Sewickly Twp. Thank you Eileen A..

DEEMER, JOHNSON, MILLER posted by Reita Burress on Sunday, April 5, 1998

Peter DEEMER was born in Westmoreland Co. 1802. He married Lydia JOHNSON. His parents were Joseph DEEMER and Christina MILLER..

ASHBAUGH, CARNAHAN posted by Melissa Kish Charlton on Sunday, April 5, 1998

Westmoreland Co. Pa. Looking for Adam or Andrew Carnahan married a Esther "Hettie" Long. Lived in Leechburgh or Hyde Park. Adam or Andrew b. abt 1828 Esther b. abt. 1835. They had seven childern. Any info would help.

ANK, ASHBAUGH, MANSFIELD posted by Penny Bloodhart on Monday, April 6, 1998

I am seeking info on Samuel Mansfield, b. Westmoreland Co. in 1804, died in Armstrong County 1880. He wed Elizabeth, daughter of John Ashbaugh, in 1824. Also looking for Samuel's son in law Jacob Ank. Jacob was born about 1830, wed in Westmoreland Co. to Lucy Mansfield about 1860 to Lucy Mansfield. Would appreciate any info on the Anks. Thank you

CARNAHAN, HUTCHINSON posted by Tom Carnahan on Monday, April 6, 1998

I am looking for a DAVID CARNAHAN who lived in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in the late 1700's. His wife's maiden name was HUTCHINSON (2nd wife). In particular, I am trying to trace his son, John Carnahan, who moved to Ohio in the early 1800's. Thanks!.

TEWELL posted by Bill Burton on Tuesday, April 7, 1998

Need to know if MAUDE LENA TEWELL is listed on the 1890 0r 1900 census report of Westmoreland County, Fairfield Township. MAUDE LENA TEWELL was born Aug 17, 1887..

TEWELL posted by Bill Burton on Tuesday, April 7, 1998

Need to know if MAUDE LENA TEWELL is listed on the 1890 0r 1900 census report of Westmoreland County, Fairfield Township. MAUDE LENA TEWELL was born Aug 17, 1887..

BIDDLE, DARLIN, DERLING, MECHLING, MECKLING, MEEK posted by Mary Ann Buswell on Tuesday, April 7, 1998

Researching in Westmoreland County, PA. If you have any connection to these surnames, please contact me..

MCILVAIN posted by R. L. McIlvain on Tuesday, April 7, 1998

Looking for info on Robert Armstrong McILVAIN, b 1817, Westmoreland Co, or is father, Andrew McILVAIN, b, 1785- 1790, PA. Don't have mother's name.

CANNON, CUMMINS, GOODMAN, MILLER posted by Mark Roberts on Tuesday, April 7, 1998

I am looking for a connection with the Miller family from area around Waynesburg or Carmichaels from before 1860. And I am particularly interested in Emily Miller who married a Roderick Bird from VT around early 1840's. She was in Greene County at some point and am not sure of father's name, may have been George Miller, or her grandfather may have been George.

BIRD, DICKSON, MILLER posted by Mark Roberts on Tuesday, April 7, 1998

I'm researching Miller family line in Greene County from early 1800's and have only one name to begin. Emily Miller married Roderick D. Bird (from VT) in early 1840's at old Greenfield (now Coal Center) by Rev. Wm. E. Post at Pres. Church there and then moved to Northern IL in mid-1850's. One of their 7 children, Jennie, is my great grandmother and married a Milo James Dickson from Pittsburgh area about 1885, maybe in Carmichaels or Waynesburg. Miller family was there in area as Emily Miller Bird moved back from IL in mid-1860's with kids minus husband. Emily's father or grandfather may have been George Miller. Please contact me at markconn@flash.net. Thanks, Mark Roberts..

DICKSON posted by Mark Roberts on Tuesday, April 7, 1998

I am looking for info about Samuel Dickson who served in the Rev.War and then moved to Allegheny County. He was in Westmoreland County when he signed up for the military service in the 1770's. He ended up in Robinson Township area near Pittsburgh and had family from which I am descended.

CRISE, EICHER, NEWELL posted by Susan Kuzma on Wednesday, April 8, 1998

I am searching for relatives living in Westmoreland county, Pa. I have gotten back to the early 1800's on the Eicher line. Could use more info. Five brothers immigrated from Germany (not sure of year or ship). Thanks

BURWELL, LANHAM posted by Carol Claffey mounts on Wednesday, April 8, 1998

Seeking any information on 2nd great grand parents , Maxie Lanham who married Rev. Joseph Yarrenton Burwell, Baptist minister. Both are reported to have been born in Westmoreland County. Moved to Washington Pa and are buried in Washington Cemetery. They had several children among them Sar Elizabeth Elizabeth (LS ) who married Joseph Allison Miller, Judson Burwell who was a Federal Judge in Oklahoma city around 1900. Any info appreciated. Carol Claffey Mounts.

ESHENBAUGH posted by Edie Perlick on Wednesday, April 8, 1998

I am searching for any information on my ggrandparents.They supposely lived in Westmoreland Co. at one time. My ggrandfather's name was William, I do not know my ggrandmother's name, would like her maiden name too. I am doing a Family Tree . I do know I come from families with lots of children. Any information will be helpful.

SHAKELY, SHAKLEY, SHEAKLEY posted by Betty Shakeley on Wednesday, April 8, 1998

I am looking for information about Michael Shakley, and his two sons Michael Jr. and Henry who lived in Westmoreland Co. in the late 1700s..

EPERTHENER posted by Harry L. Wall on Wednesday, April 8, 1998

EPERTHENER, Marie married BUTLER, Harry in 1915, died during flu epedemic, probably in 1918. Her parents were EPERTHENER, Leon & Flora. She was born approximately 1894 in Bell Vernon, PA. I believe Bell Vernon is all, or in part of, Westmoreland Co. Attempting to find out any information regarding this family. Looking for grave sites and dates of death.

WARNE-SPACHTHOLZ posted by Donald Warne on Wednesday, April 8, 1998

Ellen Jane Warne,or Ellen Jane Spachtholz lived in Manor,Pa. She is buried in Brush Creek Cemetary in Westmoreland,County Pa. @1936. I need info.She is my Grandmother..

MOORHEAD posted by Linda Doty on Thursday, April 9, 1998

Would like info on WILLIAM MOORHEAD listed in 1800 Westmoreland Co. Washington twp. census. The William Moorhead I'm looking for was born 14 Aug 1769. Does anyone have information on this William? The closest MOORHEAD to him was another William MOORHEAD, who may have married Mary Donnell in Westmoreland Co.

GRAHAM posted by Richard W Graham on Thursday, April 9, 1998

I am searching WILLIAM GRAHAM, wife Dortheau (Crowe) and son Thomas (b.1-7-1787) in MONAGHAN, IRELAND. Came to America in 1794 to Westmoreland County on June 27,1794. Robert Graham helped this graham family locate in the new world. Appreciate any help. Have much Graham and Western PA info to share. rgraham.

STELLA posted by Carmelo Palazzo on Thursday, April 9, 1998

Searching information about Marie C. Stella, daughter of the Guy and Virginia Stella, she was born on October, 1903, in the vilage of Bridgeport, Westmorland County, PA.

FOX, HAINES posted by Shirley Allen on Friday, April 10, 1998

Looking for the parents of HENRY FOX Born 1824 in Henpfield Twp, Westmoreland Co. He married RACHEL HAINES Born 1827 in Virginia.They had three children in Greene Co , the first being born 1847 Mary Ellen, Peter born 1850 and Eliza in 1851. By 1860 Rachel had remarried Alfred Freeland and had more children.

TITTLE posted by Jane Martin on Friday, April 10, 1998

Looking for any information on a PETER TITTLE, JR., born in 1754 or 1756, married to Sarah around 1774 and supposedly lived on a farm on "Nine-Mile-Run" in Westmoreland Co., PA. Especially interested in Peter's son James, and James' children and grandchildren. Any information would be appreciated..

BENNINGER, CLARK, KNOX posted by Bobbi Maycock on Friday, April 10, 1998

Jonas CLARK was married to Sallie SMITH/WILLIAM in New Jersey and they settled in Washington Co. Their children are Nancy W., b. 1813 in NJ (married Joseph Dougherty and settled in Greene, Green Co., PA), Nathaniel, b 1815 (married Editha ?), Rosannah, b. 1818 (married William KNOX), and Timothy, b. 1819 (married Anna BENNINGER and they settled in Nebraska eventually where they died). The mother, Sallie, eventually lived with her daughter Nancy W. (CLARK) Dougherty until her death. Jonas died in 1821 in Washington County. I would like to find his burial site and any obituaries about any or all of them. Any information about these people would be appreciated..

FRICK posted by John Frick on Saturday, April 11, 1998

John Frick, from Ludwigshafen, Germany emigated to U.S. about 1882 to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. WIFE Barbara Griene Frick & children came two years later. had farm & blacksmith shop outside of Pittsburgh. Any info would be appreciated. Children; Frederick, Mary, Frieda, John

CHURCHFIELD posted by Doreen Merritt on Sunday, April 12, 1998

Searching for parents of William Churchfield 1814-1900 married to Lucrieta Lint. I believe him to be related to John Churchfield, a resident of Westmoreland County in 1830

DRAKE, WEAVER posted by Sheri Nye on Sunday, April 12, 1998

Seeking parents and siblings of Alexander WEAVER b. 1780 in Westmoreland Co. Pa. (probably S. Huntington twp) He married about 1809 to Barbara DRAKE. They had children, Peter b. 1810 Samuel b.c. 1828 Pa., Maryann b.c. 1830 Pa., Alexander Jr b.c. 1826 Pa..George b.c.1815 Pa., Elizabeth b c. 1825 Pa.. Lovina b.c. 1832 all born in PA.. and possibly Melissa b. 1842 OH , Maranda b. 1844 OH. The family was residing in Wood Co. Ohio by1850.

BEAMER posted by Ken Tomer on Sunday, April 12, 1998

I am looking to contact any other Beamers from Westmoreland County that are investigating the Beamer family history.

GISEBURT, ROSS posted by Beth Fladaker on Monday, April 13, 1998

I am looking for information on two towns in Westmoreland County, PA. The first one, Manor (or Manor Station) is where my grandfather, John Lyman Giseburt was born. He was baptised at St. Boniface Church (I think in Jeanette). I would also like a listing of the cemeteries in and around Jeanette, PA as that is where his father is buried - Lyman Giseburt. My grandfather was born in 1885 and I am unable to get a copy of his birth certificate as those records were supposedly lost in a fire.

ADAMS, HUTCHINSON, MILLIGAN posted by Peggy on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Seeking information on William HUTCHINSON who m. Ann MILLIGAN (b. Oct 31, 1795), d/o John MILLIGAN (b. OCT 13, 1752, Ayshire, SCT, m. 1775, Carlisle, PA, to Mary ADAMS b. 1750; John d. Apr 30, 1837, Sewickley Twp., PA, bur: Dick Churchyard). Since John died Sewickley, I'm assuming his daughter, Ann, and husband lived there..

BURKETT posted by Marty Riley on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

BURKETT: I'm looking for any information on Lawrence Burkett who married Loretta (1863 - 1899). They had 4 children Charles married to Molly Friedline; Olive who married John Edward Brookman & Frank Jones; Curtis married Grace(?); and Nettie. They would have lived in this Westmoreland Co. I'm also looking for any info on John Edward Brookman (My grandfather)..

ADAMSON, CAMERON, FARQUHAR, WATTERS posted by Kathleen Adamson on Friday, April 17, 1998

I am looking for information about James ADAMSON and wife Margaret CAMERON, Alexander ADAMSON, and wife, Helen WATTERS, and John ADAMSON, and wife Euphemia FARQUHAR. All 3 couples were in Westmoreland Co., North Huntington Twp. around 1880, possiby before. James and Alexander were in Salem Twp in 1900. I believe James and Alexander were brothers, and John is a cousin. James and Alexander's families ended up in Turtle Creek, in Allegheny Co. John and Euphemia are burried in Irwin Union Cem in North Huntinton Twp. James and Johanna are burried at New Alexandria, Union Cemetery. Unsure of burial place of Alexander, tho, wife Helen is burried at Turtle Creek. All of these were originally from Fife, in Scotland..

COE posted by Jenni Coe on Friday, April 17, 1998

Need info on Sarah (maiden name unknown)COE b.1776 in PA. Cannot find name of her husband, (?) COE or ANY info on him. They had several children: William S. COE b. 1800 in PA Mary COE b. 1809 in KY James R. COE b. July 8, 1811 in Madison Co. KY. Possibly others. The family's migration pattern is: PA>KY>IND>IKK>MO. A new lead says this COE line may be related to the Joshua COE line of Washington Co. PA. ANY help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jenni COE.

HARMON, SINGER posted by Peter Everhart on Friday, April 17, 1998

I am looking for the family of Catherine SINGER, who married John P. HARMON in Westmoreland County Pa. The HARMAN family as we know were one of the first settlersd of the county, being atacked by Indians Phillip HARMON was scalped and killed. A year later two of his sons wetre captured by the same Indians... Page 514-518 History of Westmoreland County......Catherines Father was Samuel SINGER according to the IGIs Can anyone help me with the SINGER family

SMITH posted by Robert Smith on Saturday, April 18, 1998

I am trying to locate my grandparents, Walter & Agnes Smith. In 1926 They lived at 2600 Aiken St. Baltimore, Md. He was a Lt. in the Balt. Fire Dept. They had a daughter Irene and two sons, William (Bill) and Henry. There could be more. Would like to hear from any of relatives or any thing about the family. Post in Baltimore County..

DEVORE, ELLIOT, MANOWN, PARKISON posted by Marty Burns on Sunday, April 19, 1998

In its piece on AC Sampson, Beers's History of Washington County (p225) notes: "David Devore (the grandfather of Mrs Letitia Manown Sampson) came from New Jersey in 1787 with his wife Elizabeth Harvey. He and his brother Moses Devore purchased in 1788, 250 acres of land, lying opposite Monongahela City, which land was then in Westmoreland County, now Forward township, Allegheny county, paying 50 cents per acre with interest from March 1, 1771, agreeably to an act passed by the Assembly in 1784. David Devore was granted license to ferry from his home on this property to the mouth of Pigeon Creek, afterward known as Parkison's Ferry. He died in 1789, leaving a widow with one child, Cassandra. His widow some years afterward married Major Scott, and to her was born one son William. After the death of Mr Scott the widow made her home with this son at Vincennes, Indiana, where she died in 1820. Cassandra Devore married George Elliott, who was drowned off the ferry while trying to re! scue his son Burnside. James Manown married Mrs George Elliott, and they resided on the farm near the Ferry which James Manown bought from Moses Devore. The Ferry belonging to his wife, James Manown afterward bought at sheriff sale the Parkison interest in land and Ferry, and carried on the Ferry until the Williamsport bridge was built in 1836.".

GROVE posted by Rick Joy on Sunday, April 19, 1998

Looking for information (birth date, place) of Jacob Grove (listed as age 37 on 1860 census); also looking for verification of marriage to Rebecca Landron Best (about 1858); believed to have lived in Unity Township, Westmoreland County, PA,and in Conemaugh Borough (around 1870)..

KAEUFER, KIFER posted by Victoria Skelly on Sunday, April 19, 1998

Looking for info on Henry Kifer (Henrich Kaeufer) b. 1761. Resided in Westmoreland County. Looking for any personal info, place of birth, parents or siblings. Have descendant info to share.

DALY, MAHR, MANOWN, MCMAHAN posted by Dave Whitby on Sunday, April 19, 1998

I am searching for info on Hugh McMAHAN, son of Hugh McMAHAN. He was born in Ireland abt. 1802 and eventually settled in Westmoreland Co., PA. He was married to Mary MANOWN, dau. of John MANOWN. They had 8 children that I know of, one of which was Alexander(my gr.gr.grandfather). Alexander married Mary Ellen DALY. They had 12 children. My gr.grandfather Thomas Lafeyette McMAHAN was born April 7, 1881 in Monogehela City. He married Fannie SHEPLER and they had one dau. Frances Caroline McMAHAN who was born August 22, 1903 in Monesson. She married William F. WHITBY in June 1921. Mary Ellen DALY was the dau. of Thomas DALY and Mary MAHR. Thomas was the son of Hugh DALY. He was born in Ireland and died in Gibsonton in 1858, while supervising the construction of the Gibsonton Mills. His son Thomas Lafayette DALY was the general manager of the distllery for John Gibson & Son Co. Thomas Lafayette married Carrie WILSON aand they had 5 children, Mary Emma;Harry C., MD;Athalia;Thomas L. and Kerfoot. Any information on relatives or descendants would be extremely helpful.

HARDESTY, HARDISTY posted by Dewey Hollingsworth on Monday, April 20, 1998

FRANCIS HARDESTY was a Private in Westmorland Co. milita in Revolutionary War ca.1780-1885&is in listed in Pa.1790 census.I am trying to confirm date.&county location of death,burial site and date of Francis'wife death.She was Susannah( DENUNE)HARDESTY.

ROBB posted by J Robb on Monday, April 20, 1998

searching-Samuel Robb 1920 New Derry-Westmoreland co.His father I believe to be Samuel Robb-Robinson Pa approximatly 1885-thank you.

SEAMON posted by Donna Clarke on Tuesday, April 21, 1998

Looking for any information on my Grandfather's family. The Seamon (Simon) family came to Jacob's Creek from Pecs (aka Fumfkirchen) Austria-Hungary about 1884. Great-grandfather Josef Simon came first and worked in coal mines, then sent for family. Wife Anna, son Martin, and 2 daughters came together, this time immigration spelled the name Seamon. May have come with a family named Siefert. They lived in a log cabin in Jacob's Creek and walked to a nearby school. Josef was one of many who died in the Darr mine disaster. Need info on Sieferts to make any more progress. Donna Clarke.

BRAN, SLOAN posted by Bill Sloan on Tuesday, April 21, 1998

Researching Samuel SLOAN and his wife Rebecca (Elizabeth?) BRAN who settled in Venango Township, Butler County, PA, about 1796. Possibly from Westmoreland County,PA.

FINNEGAN, KILGALLEN posted by Joyce Thomas on Tuesday, April 21, 1998

Seeking birth/death dates and info about Kitty Kilgallen Finnegan and her sons Frank & Winfred Finnegan. Frank was born in Cork County, Ireland. They came from Ireland around the time of the famine in Ireland to Scranton, PA. then to New Derry, Westmoreland County, PA. Frank met and married Catherine Shrum (Schrum) in New Derry. They had a farm north of New Derry; had a store in New Derry; moved to Latrobe, PA. where he worked as an engineer on the railroad; went to Florida; moved to Gary, Indiana where they later died. They had 7 children; Alice, Emma Thressa,Edward,John, Lawrence, Leo and Julia.

JOHNSTON posted by Marty Johnston on Wednesday, April 22, 1998

My ancestor Richard JOHNSTON (@1793-1875) was born in PA. His family is supposed to have been from Westmoreland County. His father was reputed to be a school teacher and was probably named John or Thomas. I am interested in learning more about any Johnston familys of the county, does anyone have information on those Johnstons who resided in Huntington twp @1786 (North and South)? More info: Richard lived at New Castle, Mercer Co. PA at the time of his enlistment in the War of 1812. He again resided there after the war, probably married and in a few years moved to OH. He married 1832 at Jefferson Co., OH, Elizabeth BLACKBURN DAVIDSON, a widow..

KELLEY, TAYLOR posted by Keith Taylor on Wednesday, April 22, 1998

Looking for information on the parents of Joseph Whitfield Taylor(b.1-16-1885, d.10-22-46) in Scottdale, Pa. Westmoreland Co. m. Florence Colbert. Father James Taylor, Mother Anna Kelley. Thank You..

COOPER posted by Richard Cooper on Thursday, April 23, 1998

Looking for imformation on John Wesley Cooper son of William Cooper and ?Anna Barr. John was married to Sarah Eleanor Hunter the daughter of Robert S Hunter and Nancy Galloway Junkin. John and Sarah where married on 05 March 1866 in Latrobe, Westmoreland County, PA.

HALL posted by Claude Hall on Thursday, April 23, 1998

Seeking information on David HALL enumerated in 1790 and 1800 Westmoreland Co. PA censuses

CRAWFORD posted by Emma Jean Smith on Thursday, April 23, 1998

Robert CRAWFORD b-1747 probably Lancaster Co. PA ?? enlisted from Hannastown, Westmoreland Co. in 1776 in the Continental Army. Served 3 years. Fought at Valley Forge. He was married. Wife & 3 children mentioned in Virginia Hist. as he was a poor soldier from PA. area & needed help to feed his family. I know he had 8 children in all. 5 dau.s & 3 sons. George & Robert Jr. are sons. Abbie, who md Alexander McQuiston, Esther who md John Riddle, & Elizabeth who md David Eakin Wife died after 1820 Cen. before 1824 when he made applic. for Mil. Pens. Would like to find someone interested in this family. Robert died about 1840 in Venango Co. PA. He had removed to there in 1802.

STEWART posted by Nancy Adkins on Friday, April 24, 1998

Searching for parents of Samuel STEWART who married Nancy and had William Sanford STEWART born Dec. 25, 1825 in Westmorland Co. PA. Trying to find out who Samuel STEWART'S parents were. I would appreciate any help. Thanks..

CLARK, JACK posted by Marilyn Brown on Friday, April 24, 1998

Looking for Roger and Elizabeth Clark and son James b. 1751 in Cumbeerland Co. Moved to Westmoreland Co. in 1776. James married Jane Jack in 1775..

SMITLEY posted by Tami Smitley Dion on Friday, April 24, 1998

searching for information on frederick smitley,wife sarah, father of joseph,from westmoreland co. mt.pleasant pa. belonged to lutheran church

MITCHELL, WELLS posted by William Seth Remington on Friday, April 24, 1998

WELLS MITCHELL. I'm seeking information concerning John WELLS (b. Westmoreland Co Penn 1793) who married Hester MITCHELL (b. 1796, Penn). This couple had a child Hugh M. Wells who lived in western Illinois and Iowa. Any information about the WELLS or MITCHELL family would be greatly appreciated ..

CONFER, CONVER, CONWAR posted by Patricia Shirock on Friday, April 24, 1998

Westmoreland County I am seeking anyone researching the CONWAR name to see if it's a variation of CONVER, CONFER and about fifteen other spellings. The family was originally from Berks County. Some moved to Centre and some move to York. The York branch is said to have gone to Westmoreland County.

COLCLASURE, COLGLASURE posted by Tricia Carothers on Saturday, April 25, 1998

Looking for info on JACOB "LONG JAKE" COLGLASURE/COLCLASURE married ELEANOR DENNEN probably around 1885 possibly in Westmoreland Co., PA. Also possibly married to HANNAH HACKNEY also possibly in Westmoreland Co. Jacob had several children born in Westmoreland Co., PA. Any info helpful and I am happy to share!.

GAY posted by Tom Chandler on Sunday, April 26, 1998

I need help in your geographic area. I am trying to trace my Gay family ancestors in the period around 1810. In that year, there were only five Gay heads of households in the PA census. Two (Ebenezer & Fisher Gay) were located in Luzerne Co., one (Frederick Gay) was located in Northhumberland Co., one (E. Gay) was located in Huntingdon Co., and one (Peter Gay) was located in Westmorland Co. The individual I am trying to connect is a George Gay who married a Ruth ? and then migrated south to Wood Co. VA (1820 census) (now WV) (along the Ohio river and a migration route south from PA) and then to Kanawha County VA (now WV). I have solid records for George's son David forward and I know that David (first child I think) was born in PA around 1814. I think the Wood Co. George and a later Kanawha Co. George (1830 census) were David's father (census listings of age and children + ages) seem to match. The lookup help I need is for the Gay in your 1810 census and help in checking any Gay family marriages in the period up to 5 years or so prior to 1814 when David was born. Any other Gay family information you discover would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help. H.T. (Tom) Chandler You can check my web page at the Family Tree Maker site http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/c/h/a/Hubert-T-Chandler/

HOWER, THOMPSON, TROUT posted by Trudi Haupt on Monday, April 27, 1998

Looking for Thompson, Hower, Trout families from the Mammoth, Trauger areas of Westmorland County. Samuel Hower (B. 1864, D. 1946) married to Clara Etta Trout Hower (B. 1874, D. 1946). Clara's parents: David Trout (B. 1851, D. 1934) Anna Mary Trout (D. 1929). Archie Thompson and wife Mary Erbie Thompson..

CLAYTON, FINK, FUNDIS, GRAY, MACTAVISH, STURM posted by Terry Powell on Monday, April 27, 1998

Researching the Fundis family from Trafford PA.

KELLEY posted by Terry Powell on Monday, April 27, 1998

Researching the Family of brother and sister Harold and Olive Kelley, would have been born in early 1920. Westmoreland or Allegheny county.

GRAY, MACTAVISH posted by Terry Powell on Monday, April 27, 1998

Researching the Family of William Gray and Sarah Jane MacTavisy Anna Mae Gray Charles Gray Donald Gray Kenneth Gray Olive Gray William Gray James Gray James was born in 1890 died 1931 some sort of Accident at a bank in Greensburg while working his wife's name was Lucy.


John A. Hull was born in 1855, on a farm occupied by John Scott, Burrell twp. Westmoreland Cty. and was a son of John Hull who m Mrs. Jane Sherer nee Coleman, (a second wife) a daughter of Robert Coleman and Elizabeth Coleman nee McLain. John Hull was b 1799 d 1879. He settled in Indiana in 1871 and returned to Westmoreland Cty. in 1878. His children by the second marriage were: John Albert Hull b1855 in Elders Ridge, Indiana Cty d 1934 Chicago, Il buried in Homewood Cemetery Pittsburgh. He married Margaret Emily Latimer Feb. 1878, she died in Tenn. 1921 and is also buried in Homewood Cemetery. Her parents were William Latimer and Julia A. Barnes nee Latimer (second wife of William), her parents were Robert Latimer and Margarey Workman. Williams first wife was Catharine Rhees, no info on her, she died 1866 buried in Oakland Cemetery. There are children for each of these families and I do have dates.

RICHTER, SPAHR, SPAWR, VALENTINE posted by Ellen Byrne on Wednesday, April 29, 1998

Johan Valentine SPAWR married Anna Margaret RICHTER in Westmoreland Co PA. Valentine son of Johan Georg SPAHR and Margarita VALENTINE. 1805 in Westmoreland Co Samuel RICHY left a lot to his dau wife of Valentine SPAWR. Name spelled different. Tradition is that Samuel RICHTER'S family to America around 1770, his wife dying on the way. Know nothing of Anna Margaret's siblings. Valentine's grparents, Johan Geog SPAHR, sr. and Maria KAUFFMAN, to Lancaster Co Pa, 1737, both buried Dover, York Co. Pa. They were married Altenberg, Germany. Her parents, Georg Michael KAUFFMAN - her mothers maiden name was BUHLER. Valentine and Anna Margaret both died McLean Co Il.

WEIR posted by Becky Dahl on Wednesday, April 29, 1998

Seek dearh dates, place of death and burial, and any information on whereabouts of any next of kin for the Alfred L Weir and wife Sarah J (?) Weir family members. This family lived in 1910 on McKinley Ave in East Vandergrift along with sons Alonzo T born abt 1866 and died July 5 1892, Charles F born abt Feb 1867, Harry M born abt March 1870, Manny born abt 1873, Furniss N born abt Oct 1881, Alfred L Jr born abt Feb 1893, and daughter Dazy born abt 1876. The above listed Charles F Weir married abt 1904 Essie M (?) and lived at 117 Franklin Ave in Vandergrift in the 1920 census with daughters Luella M born abt 1906, Ada P born abt 1908 and Irene born abt 1912. Alfred L Jr as listed above married Florence (?) and lived in Vandergrift in 1920 with two sons, Furn born abt 1913 and Naorrie born abt 1917. Alfred L Jr may have died around Sept 1975. Anyone having any information as to what ever happened to these people, who they married, did they have off spring, when and whe! re they died and if there are any living descendents and how to reach these people, please contact Becky M Dahl at 1930 Bardet Pl. Simi Valley, CA 93065 phone 805-522-3092 or e-mail me at dahlhouse@earthlink.net.

ROOP posted by Margie Pearce on Wednesday, April 29, 1998

Andrew J. ROOP, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Kemp(t) ROOP, was born in Sewickley, Westmoreland Co, on 24 Feb. 1836. He married Ruth BOWEN of Van Wert Co, OH. The couple had 6 children. I would like to know how long the Roop family lived in Westmoreland Co and if the 6 children were born there.

CATTARUZZA, ZAMBERLAN posted by Deb Zamberlan on Wednesday, April 29, 1998

Westmoreland County, PA Birth and death dates of Cattaruzza born to Andrea Cattaruzza & Valentina Zamberlan between 1900-1912 in Iselin,PA Also looking for death date of Basilio Romano Zamberlan born 1870 in Auronzo, Italy. Died in Delmont, PA. Also looking for death date of wife of Basilio, Caterina Valentina Zandegiacomo Gile, also died in delmont. This couple also had a son who was born before 1907 named Secondo Zamberlan, he died and also was buried in Delmont. Email any info. to Jamberlan@aol.com Thanks.

SHOTTS, ZELLERS posted by Bettie Morrow on Thursday, April 30, 1998

Looking for information and/or parents of Alpheaus Martin SHOTTS, a carpenter, born April 1867 near Greensburg in Hempfield Twsp Westmoreland Co PA and died November 1935 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny Co PA. Also information on his wife, Annie Jane ZELLERS born December 1868 near Greensburg in Ludwig. This couple moved to Wilkinsburg by 1894 and all four of their children; Edgar, Walter, Helen & Charles, were born there. Annie ZELLERS died in Wilkinsburg in January of 1908..

BARNHART, NELICH, SCHWARTZ, SWARTZ posted by Janet Warter on Thursday, April 30, 1998

SWARTZ/SCHWARTZ. Seeking names of parents, and date of birth & death for John SWARTZ/SCHWARTZ, died Unity Twp., Westmoreland County. His wife was Susannah NELICH(1795-1881), daughter of Paul and Veroncia (SHOUP) NELICH of Penn Twp. John and Susannah SWARTZ lived in Unity Twp., perhaps near Pleasant Unity. Baptisms of three daughters are in the records of St. John's Luth.& Ref. Ch., Mt. Pleasant Twp.: Lucia Sophia (1821), Margarethe d(1825), Sara (1827). There was possibly an older son, Paul (1818). After John's death, Susannah was remarried on 12 Aug. 1847 to John BARNHART (1785-1863), widower, of Hempfield Twp., near Luxor. Her daughter Sara later married John's son ,John BARNHART, Jr. Was John SWARTZ related to the other SWARTZ families (Christian, Henry) near Pleasant Unity? Could he be a son of Philip SCHWARTZ & Elizabeth, of Franklin Twp.?.

DORAN, NEELY posted by Janet Warter on Thursday, April 30, 1998

NEELY -- Need any info on John and Ann NEELY, both born Ireland. They were in Derry Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA in 1850 Census, with two children: Malinda (ca. 1837) and Robert (ca. 1829). They were in Loyalhanna Twp. in 1860. I have info on their daughter Malinda, who married Thomas A. DORAN (1835-1907), Civil War Vet, in 1855. Malinda NEELY DORAN died in 1914 in Allegheny Co., PA. Thomas & Malinda DORAN had 13 children: William T. (1856), Anna C. (1858), Caroline Rachel (1861), John N. (1862), Malinda Jenny (1864), Mary Alice (1866), Ulyssus Grant (1868), Elmer E. (1871), Robert A. (1873), Warner T. (1876), Charles C. (1878), Leander and Manoah (twins, 1880)..

MCKLVEEN, SCOTT posted by Janet Warter on Thursday, April 30, 1998

SCOTT. Need info on parents and siblings of Isabella SCOTT, born in Ireland (according to the 1850 Census), probably about 1786, died 1852 in Cook Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA. She married John MCKLVEEN about 1806 in Donegal Twp., Westmoreland Co., and had 10 children: Isabelle (1807), Henry (1809), Mary (1811), Thomas (1814), William (1817), Nancy (1819), Elizabeth (1823), Sarah (1825), John (1826), Alexander (1828/29), all born in Donegal or Cook Twp. Isabella and John MCKLVEEN are buried at Fairmont U.P. Cem., Cook Twp. Was Isabella SCOTT McKlveen a daughter of William SCOTT? --in Donegal Twp. tax records for 1805-06. Was Alexander SCOTT of Donegal Twp. her brother? I have info on the MCKLVEEN family, but deadend on the SCOTT connection..

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