Westmoreland County, PA
Posted Queries for October 1998


OHARA, THOMPSON posted by james o'hara on Friday, October 2, 1998

Looking for parents of John OHARA born about 1815 possibly in Westmoreland County, Pa. Married Sarah THOMPSON,settled in Allegheny County,Indiana Twsp(now Harmar Twsp),Harmarvile area.They had five childen starying in 1842:Mary,William Denny,John,Charles W,and Jacob G.William Denny O'Hara later moved to Indiana Co,married Tillie Steinmetz and raised large family..

BAER, MULLET posted by Lola Pigott on Friday, October 2, 1998

Looking for informations regarding the BAER and MULLET families in Westmoreland in between 1750 and now..

MASTERS, REMALEY posted by BJ Slater on Friday, October 2, 1998

I am looking for James MASTERs b. abt 1855 & Mary REMALEY MASTERS. They had five sons: Alson b. 7/6/1888, Kenneth, Isicar, Frank, Eugene Any information on any of these would be very helpful. I believe all were born in Westmoreland County. Thank you for any help.

HOSTETLER, KELLER, MIZER, SNYDER posted by Charles Keller on Sunday, October 4, 1998

In Westmoreland Co., Pa., Looking for families of Jonas Snyder (1828-1891) who married Susanna Hostetler (1825-1887). They moved to Fulton Co., Ohio. Please let me know if you have any connection to these people..

MCCUE, MCCUTCHEON posted by Jack Robertson on Sunday, October 4, 1998

Westmoreland Co, PA , Ohio group is researching McCUTCHEON and McCUE lines. Which McCUTCHEON did Jane McCUE marry?

SHIVELY, WRIGHT posted by Larry Shively on Sunday, October 4, 1998

Searching for information regarding a marriage in Westmoreland Co., PA recorded in an old journal. The entry mentions that Mr. Shively married Emily Wright of Greensburgh, PA on 7-Nov-1816. In another entry it appears that Emily Wright may have been a daughter of William Wright of Greensburgh. Mr. Shively was probably from Monangahalia Co., W.VA and became acquainted with the Wright family during the War of 1812. The journal mentions that Mr. Shively was acquainted with Emily Wright's brothers. The Shively researchers are not sure of the first name of Mr. Shively. Mr. Shively's first name was possibly Michael or Phillip. Would like to exchange information with those who might have any information regarding the Wright or Shively lines..

FORSYTHE, SMITH posted by Charles Mawhinney on Tuesday, October 6, 1998

James E. Smith lived in S. Huntington Twp., Westmoreland Co., Pa. 1840 ,; married Susan Ann Forsythe of Tyrone Twp., Fayette Co., Pa. seeking information on parents of Jacob E. Smith, where they lived, other members of this family , brothers, sisters, etc. and any infomrtaion about this family.

JACK posted by Danica Jack on Wednesday, October 7, 1998

I am searching for Jacks from Westmoland County. There are to many to list here that were living there in the 1800's and 1900's. My descendents came mostly from Armstrong County though. If you could help, please get back to me as soon as possible.

GEIGER posted by Eleanor Myers on Thursday, October 8, 1998

The 1820 census lists a Margaret McAdams (over age 45) and two others - a male in the 16-24 age range and a female in the 10-16 range in Greensburg. Trying to see if the young female in this census is also a Margaret McAdams born 19 July 1808 in Ireland. The Margaret McAdams I am looking for married a John Geiger (son of Benjamin and Catherina Geiger of Unity Twp., Westmoreland Co.) in 1830 and had the following children: Benjamin, Thomas, Catherine Anna, Mary, Margaret, Dorcas, John, Isabella, Jacob Daniel (enlisted in a Pennsylvania Division at Stoyestown in 1865 & killed at Hatchers Run, VA), Elizabeth A. who married Charles Augustus Wagner of Shade Twp., Somerset Co., PA and Rachael Ella. Does anyone have any information on the Greensberg McAdams family or the children of John and Margaret?

PHILLIPPI posted by Dean Phillippi on Friday, October 9, 1998

I am trying to find the names of the parents of JOSEPH (JOSIAH) PHILLIPPI. JOSEPH (JOSIAH) PHILLIPPI BIRTH 4/1/1838 DEATH 11/6/1881 son of (??), and married to a HELEN LUCINDA BUNGARD BIRTH 6/6/1845 DEATH 1928, she was the daughter of Johann Christian Bungard. He was in the Civil War in the Company �K�, 85th Regiment for the Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteers from Fayette County, Springfield Township. He shows in the 1850 Census in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. They were married in Sept 26th, 1869 at Ms. Shawleys house in Westmoreland County by Justice of the Peace John Bell. They then resided in Fayette County and then moved on to Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. I am trying to find the names of the parents of JOSEPH (JOSIAH) PHILLIPPI, can anyone assist me with this?.

KELLER, MCGREW posted by Lynnette Schrack on Friday, October 9, 1998

Looking for information of the Charles Keller family from Manor, PA, Westmoreland County. I need to know his parents names and any sibling names. I also need info. on Charles' wife Florence McGrew Keller. She was married previously to a man named Kelly. McGrew and Kelly had twins one died shortly after birth and the other was named Jeannette.

FULTON-BRANK posted by C Young on Friday, October 9, 1998

Searching for Fulton/ Brank relatives of John A. and Elizabeth Brank Fulton.

JACK posted by Danica Jack on Monday, October 12, 1998

I am looking for members of the Jack family that started coming from Armstong County in the early1800's. Many lived in the area of Apollo (Isn't part of that is Armstong and part in Westmorland) Leechburg(Armstong Co), Vandergrift, and surronding areas in Westmorland County. Many of them did not carry on into further generations in my family outline, and I would like to find out what happened to them! Will answer all, though lately I have been checking my mail every couple days.

LEACH, LEECH, MARTIN, NEASE posted by Wanda Pace on Wednesday, October 14, 1998

My g-g-grandmother Rhoda Leach or Leech NEASE was born on 2 Apr 1831 in Leachburg, Armstrong, PA. She was christened on 30 Oct 1867 in LDS Church. She died on 14 Dec 1899 in Springville, UT. She was buried on 17 Dec 1899 in Springville, UT. Second Wife of James Guymon a polygamist.
Parents: Peter NEASE and Lucinda Ellen MARTIN. History has it that she was the first girl to be born in Leechburg, Armstrong County, PA. Is there a way to find out if that is true?

CLARK posted by Harold Clark on Thursday, October 15, 1998

I am searching for the parents of Jacob Clark who was born in 1796 in western Pa. possibly Westmoreland County. He went to Ohio in 1816 and married Rhoda Chilcote in Morgan County in 1823. In 1840 they were in Indiana..

LAWRY, PHOEBE posted by Tom Robertshaw on Thursday, October 15, 1998

Seeking parents for William H. Phoebe, b. 8 apr 1839, d. 29 Feb 1904 in Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA, and his wife Mary Ann (Lawry) b. 9 May 1840, d. 18 Aug 1915 at Aspinwall, Allegheny Co., PA. William was a coal miner. In 1900 they lived in Cook Twp., Westmoreland County. Mary Ann Lawry was dau. of Richard LAWRYb. approx. 1820, from Cornwall, Eng. and Mary ______ . I have list of children, etc...and glad to share.

POLLOCK posted by Mary Anne Vittone on Thursday, October 15, 1998

Searching for information for David Pollock and wife Rebecca Bety. David died l852 and he and Rebecca are buried in Sewickly Cemetery, Westmoreland Co., Pa. He was the son of James, died l792 York Co., Pa., and Ann Pollock and the brother of John Pollock who married Esther Bety and lived in Elmira, Washington Co., Pa..

MCCALE, MCHAIL, MCKALE posted by Rex Robinson McHail on Saturday, October 17, 1998

Searching for immigration info on earliest MCHAIL to come to U.S. from Ireland. Probably befor 1850 as young man. May have been listed with altered spelling, eg.: MCKALE or MCCALE. Thanks!.

BARNETT, MCELROY posted by Sandy Clemens on Sunday, October 18, 1998

Seeking parents/ancestors/family of MARGARET McELROY born 1826 Derry, WESTMORELAND, PA. Margaret McElroy married 1847 in Westmoreland SAMUEL BARNETT. Their children: Jane, Sarah (Sally), Rachel, Joseph, & Anna..

CAMPBELL, CURRY posted by Derek Davey on Sunday, October 18, 1998

I am doing research in Westmorland Co. PA on the families of CAMPBELL and CURRY. My CAMPBELL line is that of James and Mary. James was born in Ireland in 1740 and Mary was born in 1738. James died in Wetmorland Co. PA in 1819 and Mary died in the same county on Feb. 13, 1829. My CURRY line is through George and Elizabeth that livied in the county in the 1700's. Please respond if you have information.

PRATT posted by Susan Nolan Parker on Sunday, October 18, 1998

Timothy and Ralph Pratt came to Westmoreland County from England and I first found them in the 1850 census.Looking for any related information for both brothers.Timothy married Frances M.Klingensmith 16 Nov.1879 and had 4 children;Susanna Margaret b:1860,John Abercrombie Alexander b:1862,Mary Frances b:1864 and Rebecca Elizabeth b:1868.Ralph Pratt married Mary A,Sicafoose abt.1852 and had 6 children;John Irwin b;1854,Margaret b:1858,Sarah b:1860 Nancy b:1862,Jane b:1863 and Ralph Jr. b:1866.Ralph also married Jane,and Mary Walters.Ralph and his wives are buried in Brush Creek Cemetery..

MAHONEY, STRATTON posted by Del Gardner on Monday, October 19, 1998

Dad said he was born in Westmoreland at home in his Grandmother's house and she delivered him. Do any of these names sound familiar?? Thanks, Joseph Edward Mahoney, Francis Stratton Mahoney, Caroline Mahoney 1905--1993 (dads mom) Harold , John , Evelyn , Edgar all Mahoneys. Help, I don't have much to go on here. Thanks, Del .

BAUMANN, HELLEIN posted by Lain on Monday, October 19, 1998

I am looking for information on the names Philip Baumann and James Hellein. Both resided in Wesrmoreland County in the late 1800's to early 1900's..

BAUMERT, BEAUMERT posted by Patricia Keyes on Tuesday, October 20, 1998

I am searching for John and Bertha Baumert of Prussia. They had a daughter Augusta who married John Zachow in Wisconsin. in 1858. There is no trace of her before that date anywhere. Her marriage record gave her parents names. I would like to contace someone else working on this family..

ALBERT, ISAAC, KIZAH, SIMON posted by Elvira Duncan Benson on Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Looking for info on Isaac & Kizah Miller Duncan. He was born abt 1845. No info on Kizah. Could be in Westmoreland Co. or surrounding counties of PA. Thanks.

BARTLETT, BASHIUM posted by Ed Harrington on Thursday, October 22, 1998

Trying to find any info on

Charles Bartlett Born April 19, 1864, VA Alice Catherine Bashioum Born March 2, 1864, Tarrs PA Charles & Alice married Jan 2, 1890, Tarrs, PA Children
William Collins Bartlett, Feb 1 1891 , Bethany, PA
Ida Mae Bartlett, Jan 17, 1893, Greensburg, PA
Margaret P Bartlett, Jan 17, 1893, Tarrs PA
Mary O Bartlett, Sept 11, 1898, Ruffs Dale, PA
Parents of Alice
Collin and Margaret Bashioum..

BEACON, MCLAUGHLIN, ROBERTSON posted by J. Hofer on Thursday, October 22, 1998

Searching for family, ancestors,of William McLaughlin, found in 1850 Westmorland Census, age 38 (b abt 1812 in PA). Wife Martha also 38 b PA. Lived in Westmorland Co across river from Tarentum. William and Martha died in mutual disaster about 1852, probably the typhoid epidemic. Children (one or more) raised by a Robertson family. William may have had a sister named Liza Jane, a brother named James McLaughlin. A Sadie McLaughlin of the family married a BEACON. Will share information on descendents of sons James B. McLaughlin and Samual McLaughlin.


Searching for families of

George BAUGHMAN (July 21, 1841 - Sept 21, 1908) m Sarah Ann MAURER (June 24, 1847 - May 31,1922) (gg-grandparents) (BORN Ringold Twp. Jefferson Co.)

Children of George and Sarah Ann BAUGHMAN: (Jefferson Co or Westmoreland Co)
James Franklin BAUGHMAN m. Mollie CLARK (Jefferson Co Punxsutawney area)
Albert Wisiner BAUGHMAN m. Della ?
Emma Clarice BAUGHMAN m. Robert POSTLEWAIT
John W BAUGHMAN (Dec. 24, 1869 - March 8, 1942) m Clara Lucinda YOUNG (1879-1929) (g-grandparents) (lived Westmoreland Co)
Mary Elizabeth BAUGHMAN m. John LAW
Edna I. Zella BAUGHMAN
Ella Quindoria BAUGHMAN m. Ward VARNER
Virtie Dell BAUGHMAN
Nora Isabella BAUGHMAN m. M. Jacob MAUK
Mattie Tivila BAUGHMAN m. Ralph STRAITIFF
Nellie Cedella BAUGHMAN m. Amos CLARK
George Lewis BAUGHMAN m. Gertrude BAHRNE
Mollie Jennie BAUGHMAN m. H. H. McCULLOUGH

James WATERS Sr. (1870-1949) m Alice CLANCY (1882-1945) (g-grandparents) (lived Westmoreland Co)

Children of James and Alice WATERS
Alice Katherine WATERS (Baughman) (Dec 28, 1904 - Nov 29, 1984) m Paul Robinson BAUGHMAN (April 24, 1903 - Dec. 31, 1983) (grandparents) (lived Westmoreland Co)
Patrica WATERS
Mary WATERS (Parfitt)
Jean WATERS (Lennon)
Anastasia "Mickie" WATERS (Jacobs)

Patrick Welby CLANCY (d Nov. 29, 1908) m Mary NEWILL (d Oct. 3, 1942) (gg-grandparents) (lived Westmoreland Co)

Samuel Calvin RUFF (April 26, 1878 - Oct 16, 1960) m Agnes Roberta EARHART (March 14, 1878 - Jan 7, 1952) (g-grandparents) (lived Westmoreland Co)
Children of Samuel and Agnes RUFF
Lillian Audrey RUFF (Kleiner) (Sept 4, 1900 - Mar 14, 1994) m Edward Franklin KLEINER (Apr 30, 1893 - July 7, 1956) (grandparents) (Lived Westmoreland Co)
Clifford Anthony RUFF b 1907 d 1970
Charles Elmer RUFF b 1909 d 1992
Samuel Earhart RUFF
Beatrice Irene RUFF (Elliott)
Sarah Ann RUFF

Agnes Roberta EARHART ( March 14, 1878 - January 07, 1952)
Elizabeth EARHART m George THOMPSON
William EARHART (Edward and William were twins)
Michael EARHART (passed away as baby)

HAYMAKER posted by Don Vatne on Thursday, October 22, 1998

I am researching the HAYMAKER family of Westmoreland County, PA. I could use information on any of the family members or related families..

ARMSTRONG, BROWN, CLITZ, GREEN, HAGNEY, HAGUEY, LINDSEY, ROBINSON, WARD posted by Tim Walls on Friday, October 23, 1998

Anyone with information on HAGNEY or ARMSTRONG or GREEN, County Tyrone, Ireland, County Meath, IRELAND, Westmoreland County, PA, Carroll County, OH, Harrison County, OH, Monroe County, MI, Campbell County, KY, Hamilton County, OH, Cincinnati, Saratoga County, NY, or Albany County, NY, please contact me as soon as possible in relation to Hagney or Armstrong or Green links.
Also have links to WARD, LINDSEY, CLITZ, HAGUEY (variation of HAGNEY which is misread on census report transcripts), and GREEN.
I have much information on Matthew GREEN, Sr., b. 1830, d. 1862-63, Matthew GREEN Jr., b. 1857, d. 1904, Jenny GREEN, b. 1859, d. 1944, Jane Armstrong Green, b. 1832, d. 1879, Mary HAGNEY, b. 1862, lived Plainfield, IN and Cincinnati, OH, died unknown, Jane ROBINSON, Jane BROWN, Jane GREEN are all different names of Jane Armstrong GREEN.

SHEDRON posted by Tim Doyle on Sunday, October 25, 1998

Does anyone have access to the Westmoreland County source The Brant Lutheran and Reformed Church, Ligonier Valley 1817-1851, bu Ruff? I am interested in the records for the Shedron family I was told were listed there in the following records

Hannah Shedron, confirmation 1832
Adam Shedron, Confirmation 1851
Barbara Shedron, Confirmation 1851
William Shedron, Communion 1832 & 1834
Lusinda Schedron, baptism 28 Feb 1830
Elisabeth Schedron, baptism 5 Oct 1832

My questions is if there is any additional information for these records, What is the full citation of the source, page numbers, etc. If anyone can help or point me in the right direction, I'd be most appreciative.

KING, MCAFFEE posted by Dixie Haas on Sunday, October 25, 1998

I am searching for information on the parents and/or siblings of John G. KING and Jane MCAFFEE who were married in Westmoreland County 14 June 1790. John was a Revolutionary War soldier who enlisted at Lancaster, PA. They had the following children: John, Jacob, Rachel, Peter T., Matthew, Henry, Mary Ann Meriah, David B. and Nancy Jane KING. My ancestor is Peter T. KING and I will exchange information with others researching this family..

WAGNER, WAGONER posted by Shelley Brown on Tuesday, October 27, 1998

Looking for descendants of Joseph S. WAGNER ( WAGONER), of Seward, Westmoreland County. just getting started. Anything is appreciated. Joseph was born approx. 1860..

OVERHOLT posted by Karen Critchfield on Tuesday, October 27, 1998

I'm currently researching my long, lost (to me!) extended family: the Overholts of West Overton, Westmoreland Co., Western Pennsylvania. I am a direct descendant of Abraham Overholt (1784-1870) to Abraham Stauffer Overholt (1817- 1863) to George Washington Overholt (d. 1908) to George Frederick Overholt (1892-1966) to (Arthur) Frederic John Overholt (1924-1985) to me, Karen (b. 1949). I need information about any currently living relatives, but especially need information about George Washington Overholt and George Frederick Overholt. Thank you.


As found in Westmorland County..

NESBITT, STEWART, STUART posted by Jeanne McClanahan on Tuesday, October 27, 1998

Am looking for information on James Stewart (Stuart) and Margaret Nesbitt. They sailed from England in 1790 to Pennsylvania - Alkman Run, West Moreland County. she was born in Ireland. They married here and three (3) sons were born, John, James & Richard. Other children ??????? Thank you..

BECKETT posted by William Beckett on Wednesday, October 28, 1998

I am looking for information on a BECKETT family who lived in FAYETTE Co., PA in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They may have lived in WESTMORELAND county before Fayette Co. was formed from the latter county. Family tradition suggests they may have come to SW Pennsylvania from Virginia..

OLINGER, WEIMER posted by LeeAnn Haid-Reid on Wednesday, October 28, 1998

Looking for family information on Alfred WEIMER, born 11/1/1899 and died 4/1966 in New Kensington in Westmoreland County, PA. He married Freda OLINGER.

BOOHER posted by LeeAnn Haid-Reid on Wednesday, October 28, 1998

Looking for family information on Cecil BOOHER, born 8/9/1907, died 7/1987 in New Kensington in Westmoreland County, PA.

CARNAHAN posted by Beverly on Thursday, October 29, 1998

I am grasping at straws. I do not know if my relatives came to westmoreland county, I know they were irish and came to pennsylvania. I do not have my great, great grandparents names, but they had a daughter Amanda CARNAHAN, born 1861, Died 1941 She lived her childhood in St. Francisville, Louisiana and married a Stephen Bright Neal and moved to NE Missouri. She one brother, Richard "Dick" Carnahan.

BIXLER, BRICKE, HOUSEMAN, RHODES posted by Sean Bixler on Thursday, October 29, 1998

Attempting to locate information on 1. George BIXLER b.6/25/1795 Westmoreland County, m. (1) Mary HOUSEMAN m. 3/18/1819 (4 Children), (2) Nancy RHODES m. 5/6/1827 (6 Children), Father is John BIXLER b. 12/14/1768 Westmoreland County, m. Elizabeth BRICKE b. 5/6/1771 Westmoreland County

APPLE, HAYS posted by Jack Glasgow on Thursday, October 29, 1998

Colonel Christopher HAYS & wife Eva(Eve) APPLE were living in Westmoreland Co., Pa. prior to Jan 1780. He was a Colonel in Westmoreland Co. Militia during Rev. War. In Ky. by 1792. In Mo.(Upper Louisiana) by 1802. Seek any info on this family..

KAPURA, MRAZ, URBAN, VAGASKY posted by Carol Urban on Thursday, October 29, 1998

I am researching my husband's family lines in Westmoreland County, PA. Please see my webpage for more information on their specific names and dates. I would like to speak or correspond to anyone that can help me gather more information on them. Names are of Slavish descent..

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