Jefferson County, PA
Posted Queries for May 1999 

JENKINS, PHILIPS, PHILLIPS posted by Herb Phillips on Thursday, May 6, 1999

Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. I am looking for any information on a Ray/Roy PHILIPS/PHILLIPS. Birth: Williamsport, Pennsylvania is a possibility. The following is what I have been able to ascertain from hearsay and remembering bits and pieces of conversation over the years. This is a 75-year mystery. Also the story and leads could have been a deception to keep us from ever finding him. As the story goes he and my grandmother Eva (also known as Evo) JENKINS met in Louisville, Kentucky @ 1924 when he was 23. He was working in the carnival or circus in the middle 1920s as a showman or outrigger. His job could have taken him as far as Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. My grandmother was attracted to the circus life. From my personal knowledge and photographs of her in her late teens; and when my brother and I used to visit and live with her during the summer, she was always putting on skits, building trapezes for us to swing on and even taught us to walk on stilts. ! They were supposed to have gotten married in Apr 1924 somewhere in Oldham Co., KY. Oldham country is a deduction because Eva said they went up the river for about a 1 1/2 hour drive to get married. However, a check of all counties along the Ohio river have proven unsuccessful. One year later 15 Mar 1925 my father, Francis (Frank) Murray PHILLIPS was born. The name Ray PHILIPS was put on the birth certificate. He had black hair and blue-gray eyes. It is alleged he left Louisville, KY in Apr 1925 and died in a construction accident somewhere in southwestern Pennsylvania. Eva was born 6 Jan 1905 in Scottsville, Allen Co., KY. She died in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY 14 Feb 1979. She went to her grave with any information concerning Francis�s father. It was alleged that his (Ray/Roy) mother offered Eva and her son (Francis) refuge and send her a bus ticket to live with her somewhere in southwestern Pennsylvania, but because it was one-way, she refused the tickets. Whenever, the s! ubject was brought up, she quickly changed the subject. It is a real possibility that he was born out of wedlock and the social pressures of the day prevented her talking about it. If anyone has heard of a Ray/Roy PHILIPS/PHILLIPS working in the carnival or circus around the middle 1920s, I would appreciate hearing from you. Sorry this took so long to explain, but I have been hitting the wall on this part of the family for over 25 years. Thanking you in advance. Herb Phillips. .


BOWERS, DOVILLE, KIPPS, LEILICH posted by Polly Robin Smith on Friday, May 7, 1999

Looking for the names of the parents of BOWERS brothers who settled in Jefferson Co., in 1820. They and many family members migrated from Shenandoah Co., VA stopping first in Clearfield Co., PA in 1817 then moving onto settle in and around Big Run/Gaskill Twp. Thanks!.


COOK, HUNTINGTON, MAIZE, MAYES, MAYS posted by George Fahnline on Sunday, May 9, 1999

Searching for information on the parents and ancestors of Simon (or Samuel) Huntington, born about October 09, 1813, PA; died September 14, 1870 in Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, PA and his wife Eleanor Mays (Mayes, Maize, etc), born December 13, 1817, PA; died February 26, 1916 in Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, PA. Simon Huntington and Eleanor Mays were married July 08, 1841. They had the following children John Andrew Huntington, born about June 12, 1844, Milton Huntington, born about December 29, 1846 and died 1847, Joshua Clover Huntington born about April 1, 1847, Sarah Eleanor Huntington born about February 11, 1849, Jane Ann Huntington born about February 24, 1850, Miles Norris Huntington born about April 15, 1852, Juliana Rebecca Huntington born about July 25, 1854, and Archibald Campbell Huntington born about July 30, 1857. Eleanor Mays father is a James Mayes and her mother is Polly Cook. Simon Huntington was a farmer most of his life around Winslow Town! ship, Jefferson County, PA. In 1863, he was the Tax Collector for the Winslow School District, Jefferson County, PA. Thank You..


HAYMAKER, HOFFMAN, HUFFMAN, HUNTINGTON, WILEY posted by George Fahnline on Sunday, May 9, 1999

Searching for information about Harrison Hoffman and Mary Haymaker, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania who may be the parents of Wilson B. Hoffman, born about March 30, 1853, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, PA and died December 05, 1915, Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, PA and married Julia Huntington, born about July 25, 1854 Winslow Township, Jefferson County, PA. Wilson and Julia Hoffman had a son James M. Hoffman, born February 22, 1880. Wilson had a sister Emily Hoffman, born about 1850 who married William W. Wiley, and a brother Frank S. Hoffman born about 1861. Unable to find Harrison Hoffman in the 1850, 1860 or 1870 Jefferson County Census. Did find Mary Hoffman and Emily, Wilson, and Frank in the 1870 Jefferson County Census listed under Mary Huffman. Assumption is that Harrison Hoffman died prior to 1870. There was a Harrison Hoffman who died October 22, 1864 at Rock Island, IL during the Civil War serving with the 197th Pennsylvania Infantry (Coal Exchange) recruited in Philadelphia, but I don�t know if this is the same Harrison Hoffman..


ANTHONY, BOWERS, FOX, FRANTZ, LONDON, REAGLE, REED posted by Brenda Fox on Thursday, May 13, 1999

Looking for info on Grant Reagle married Catherine Smith lived in Sykesville, Jefferson Co.,PA. Might have been born in the 1880's. Had 5 children. Might have died in Clymer, PA in 1950's..


DEWEY, DOUD, EDWARDS, POLLOCK, TERWILLIGER, WELLS posted by Margie Bridges on Saturday, May 15, 1999

Seeking more information about Phineas Edwards and wife Sarah Jane (Sally) Wells who lived in Punxsutawney in late 19th century. Phineas died 11/19/1901 and Sally died 12/10/1905, I believe. Are they buried in a Punx. cemetery? Unsure if they had any children. Were they farmers? Need an obituary or death record, if available. Would be so grateful. Seeking descendents if any living. Thanks, Margie Bridges



Need help with all these families. .


FRANTZ, STRAUSS, STROUSE, SWARTZ, WINEBERG posted by Lola Allen on Thursday, May 20, 1999

Looking for descendants of Israel S. FRANTZ & Elizabeth STRAUSS (STROUSE?). In 1860 & 1870, they lived in Henderson Township, Jefferson Co., PA. Their children were, Susannah FRANTZ, b. c1852; Catherine FRANTZ, b. c1855; John E. FRANTZ, b. c1858; Daniel Lincoln FRANTZ, b. 1861; & Jacob Henry FRANTZ, b. 1863. Elizabeth died c1871. Then, Israel married Lydia SWARTZ, daughter of Robert & Mira SWARTZ. Israel & Lydia had one child, Josephine Lorena FRANTZ (m. Aaron Rishel WINEBERG). In 1880, Israel, Lydia, John E. & Daniel L. FRANTZ were in CO, and by 1885, they were living in Daviess Co., KY. Israel's brother, Daniel S. FRANTZ, was in Daviess Co., KY as well..


JOHNS, THOMPSON posted by Kevin Thompson on Thursday, May 20, 1999

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Knox Twp 1910 census shows the following
JOHNS, Elmer age 45, Married 9 years
Maude age 31, Wife
Bernice age 8, Daughter
Balma age 4, Daughter
Elizabeth age 3, Daughter
Parents of Maude were Jacob and Caroline (Carrie) Thompson. I would be interested in information on any of the above. Thanks, Kevin T..


PHILLIPS posted by Gary Morningstar on Friday, May 21, 1999

I am research the Philip PHILLIPS family from Horatio in the early 1900's. Thanks for any help!.


GROCE posted by Ed Groce on Sunday, May 23, 1999

Looking for parents of MILTON MERL GROCE in Jefferson County, late 1800's. .


MCCUTCHAN, MCCUTCHEN, MCCUTCHEON, MCCUTCHIN posted by Fred McCutcheon on Wednesday, May 26, 1999

Help an old man's hobby, collecting McCutcheon data.


MARTZ, SHILLING posted by Donald Shilling on Wednesday, May 26, 1999

Looking for genealogy of Henry SHILLING (1842-1908), married Lucetta MARTZ. Henry's father was Jacob SHILLING (b.1799). All ar buried in Ringgold Cemetery, Jefferson County.


ALLISON posted by Betsy Sullivan on Wednesday, May 26, 1999

I am interesting in finding the parentage of Thomas Allison, born Feb.23,1823 in Brookville, Jefferson County, Pa. He died on Dec 31, 1897..


FEIG, HARTMAN posted by Barbara Wilharm on Wednesday, May 26, 1999

I'm searching for a gentleman, Mr. Feig, who was married to my great grandmother,Emilie HARTMAN. The only info I have on him is that he died in Westmoreland County, Aug.14,1912. I would appreciate any info. Thank you!


RISHEL posted by Ruth Zito on Wednesday, May 26, 1999

Looking for any information on a Samuel Gary Rishel who lived in Jefferson Co. for a period of time then moved away. Thank you..


BEINBRECH, BONEBRAKE, BONEBREAK posted by Cherie Baxter on Thursday, May 27, 1999

Looking for Johan Henry Bonebrake in Westmoreland CO., He may have gone by Henry. He would have lived there in 1810 -?1830. B.D. June 20, 1753.


MCCASKEY posted by Hal McCaskey on Thursday, May 27, 1999

Searching for information on Robert C. MCCASKEY b 1853 PA? d ?
Married about 1877 to Mary Jane LINDSEY b 1858 Jefferson PA d 1908 Jefferson PA Children:
William Orr MCCASKEY b 1877/78 Jefferson Co. PA d 1919 SC
Elizabeth MCCASKEY b 1879 Jefferson Co
Anna Bell MCCASKEY b 1882 Jefferson Co.
Eva Grace MCCASKEY b 1884 Jefferson Co.
Ethel Ada MCCASKEY b 1891 Jefferson Co.


MALONEY posted by Kathy Monical on Thursday, May 27, 1999

I'm searching for information on my grandfather, Ambrose Patrick Joseph Maloney, aka "Pat" Maloney. He claimed to have been born in Buffalo, NY on Dec 7, 1887 or 1892, depending on what source we refer to (mostly 1887). His DD214 lists January 7, 1907 as the date he joined the Navy at Pittsburgh, PA. He was a fireman aboard ship. My father, Francis Thomas Maloney, was born illegitimately on Oct 31, 1909 in Philadelphia. (We learned this when we requested the marriage certificate) Ambrose married Virginia Marie Jordan, my grandmother, on June 2, 1910 in Philadelphia, PA and listed his residence as Lindsey, Jefferson County, PA on the marriage license. We have a photograph of Ambrose as a young man dressed in a suit taken in Punxsutawney (that name is imprinted on the bottom right hand corner of the photograph). We do not know what he did in Jefferson County or when he arrived, but guess it would be work on the railroad or the coal mines. We have his parents' names list! ed as Joseph Patrick Maloney and Regeret Marriett La Perriea in the family Bible; his parent's names are listed as Joseph Patrick Maloney and Martoniett Perrie in his funeral planning booklet. We do not know what faith he practiced, although we know he was a Christian; he and my father were estranged so we were told very little. I'm trying to find some proof of my grandfather having lived in Jefferson County, PA.


ALCORN, NEILL posted by Joyce Sherry on Thursday, May 27, 1999

Looking for information on the family of John and Jane (NEILL) ALCORN. John: b Sept 7, 1843, d June 14, 1901, served Civil War: Co K, 1 Regt, P.V.I. married Jane Neill abt 1865. Jane: b Sept 7, 1843 (yes, shared birthdays)d Jan 15, 1927. Both buried Cliff Cemetery, Beaver Twp, Jefferson Co. In 1900 Census Jane is listed as mother of 7 with 5 living. I only have 4 names, William, b abt 1866; Twila M. b Feb, 1874; Burton b July, 1879; Lloyd b May, 1882. Would like to know parents of John and names of additional children and any information on the children.

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