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Posted Queries for March 2001



SURNAMES
Surnames: WRIGHT
Researcher: Frank Helton

Email: fhelton7@smithville.net
Date posted: Friday, March 2, 2001

I found some WRIGHT surnames in Allegany County. I am searching for information about my gg grandfather, Richard WRIGHT. He was born in Maryland March 24, 1816. His parents were also born in Maryland. The earliest information we have found on Richard was 1839 in Cass Co., IL. He moved to Clark Co., IL in the early 1850's. He was a Methodist Protestant Minister. If you have any information on this family please e- mail me.

Surnames: ELBIN, WAGGONER, WAGONER
Researcher: Susan King

Email: susanking@carolina.rr.com
Date posted: Saturday, March 3, 2001

Looking for any information on Christopher WAGONER/WAGGONER and family who resided in Allegany Co., MD in the early to mid 1800's, probably near Oldtown. Thanks.

Surnames: ELBIN, WAGGONER, WAGONER
Researcher: Susan King

Email: susanking@carolina.rr.com
Date posted: Saturday, March 3, 2001

Looking for any information on the ELBIN family in Allegany Co.MD in the early to mid 1800's, especially relating to John ELBIN, born 1824. Thanks.

Surnames: DONALD, MCGEE, MILLER
Researcher: Bonnie Hager

Email: suelady213@yahoo.com
Date posted: Saturday, March 3, 2001

My grandparents were Katie and James MCGEE, they lived in Lonaconing, My grandmother just died in May of 1997, would like to find out about their parents and their parents.

Surnames: BAKER
Researcher: Karen Stevens

Email: kecstevens@juno.com
Date posted: Saturday, March 3, 2001

Joseph Peter BAKER (BECKER) immigrated to Cumberland, MD from Germany about 1848 with brothers George and William. They were all stone masons. George and William stayed in Allegheny County in Cumberland while Joseph BAKER moved to Wabasha County, MN and on to Ramsey County, ND. William married Mary and George married Christina.

Surnames: ANDERSON
Researcher: Jean Forbes

Email: maf78@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, March 5, 2001

My great grandfather, Issac ANDERSON died in 1923 at the Old Soldiers' Home in Cumberland, Maryland. Does anyone have any info on the Old Soldiers'Home? Thanks

Surnames: MARTIN
Researcher: David C. Kester

Email: dck516@yahoo.com
Date posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Looking for anyone who is researching the Louis and Elizabeth MARTIN family who were living in Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD during the 1850 census. Louis' parent's were Adam and Elizabeth MARTIN. Louis and Elizabeth MARTIN's chirldren were: Margaret, Casper, John, Elizabeth and Frederick. All of the above were born in Germany. Would like to find if daughter Margaret, married a August Heinrich/Henry WURZBACHER in 1854. Thank You,

Surnames: DOWNING, FLINT, MAURICE, MORRIS
Researcher: Michelle Rush

Email: Rushlines@aol.com
Date posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Looking for the family of Joseph and Charity FLINT who patented land in Allegany Co. MD ca 1752-53; sold land to Richard MORRIS/MAURICE in 1759; bought land from him in 1764. Richard Morris's wife was Rebecca; was she the d/o Joseph and Charity? Richard's brother John Morris m an Unknown DOWNING; was she related to the Flints? Was there a Martha Flint who m a French and then a Cresap? Were the Flint, Morris and Downing families Baptist or Quaker? Looking for all possible clues in establishing connections between Flints, Morrises and Downings.

Surnames: MCGEE
Researcher: Bonnie Hager

Email: suelady213@yahoo.com
Date posted: Sunday, March 11, 2001

My gr. grandfather James Bleckley MCGEE born in County Cork, Ireland, and married Vena Isobel MICHAEL of Westernport, lived in Lonaconging, but I don't know where? or even about his/or her family ?

Surnames: WOLFORD, WOOLFORD
Researcher: Max Mickey

Email: Mickeyfix@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, March 12, 2001

Does anyone have any info on a Michael WO(O)LFORD who lived near Friendsville,Md in late 1700's? He moved there from Md. and then to Somerset Co.,Pa.(d 1826) He is my gr grandfathers grandfather. I cannot find who his parents were. Thanks.

Surnames: FRAZIER
Researcher: Darla Steele

Email: steeles@qis.net
Date posted: Monday, March 12, 2001

Joseph and Elizabeth HIGH FRAZIER, Allegany Co. Md. 1860 census. One known child, Ferdinand who married Matilda.

Surnames: CAMERON, DAVIDSON, MOONEY, SIMS, SLOAN
Researcher: Fern Poe Davidson

Email: enola@ipa.net
Date posted: Friday, March 16, 2001

Am interested in learning more about the families that came to Lonaconing, MD from Nova Scotia from the middle to the late 1800's. Were they brought to Allegany county to work in the coal mines? Who were these families? Have been attempting to research this little project for quite sometime without a great deal of success. Would love to exchange information. Many of these people later moved Pittsburgh, PA to work for Westinghouse. Thanks

Surnames: SMALL
Researcher: Mark Jones

Email: cumbreb@hereintown.net
Date posted: Saturday, March 17, 2001

Would like to find the burial place of Alexander S. SMALL. Mr. SMALL was from Allegany County and served as a Pvt. in the 12th Virginia Cav. CSA. He is possibly buried in the George's Creek/Westernport Area.

Surnames: CHANEY, GRAY
Researcher: Leonard Chaney

Email: sclmc@comcast.net
Date posted: Saturday, March 17, 2001

Looking for ancestors and descendants of Theadius or Theordore CHANEY b. Jan 1866, m.Mar 4 1885 to Elizabeth J GRAY b.Oct 1869. Children:Margaret and Harold B.Chaney b.1910 d Dec 13 1962. Thank You.

Surnames: MICHAEL
Researcher: Bonnie Hager

Email: suelady213@yahoo.com
Date posted: Sunday, March 18, 2001

I am looking for info about Vena(Venie) Isobel MICHAEL, my gr. grandmother, who married James B. MCGEE. Her dates are 1875-1949, I know she is buried in Old Coney Cemetary. Please tell me more about her parents and brothers and sisters.

Surnames: DONAHUE, GARLITZ, MCKENZIE, MONAHAN
Researcher: Judy Erskine

Email: judyerskine@comcast.net
Date posted: Monday, March 19, 2001

Does anyone have any information on a Patrick Francis MONAHAN or a Mary Elizabeth (DONAHUE) MONAHAN? They all lived in the Frostburg area. The also died and are buried there. I have hit a brick wall with both of those sides of the family. Thank You.

Surnames: CHANEY
Researcher: Leonard Chaney

Email: sclmc@comcast.net
Date posted: Thursday, March 22, 2001

Seeking info on descendants and ancestors of Richard B. CHANEY, d.Apr. 12, 1952 Wiley Ford, W.Va, buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, Allegany Co, Maryland.Married to Lettie NICHOL (Deceased), Father: John CHANEY, Mother: Merriah BRANT. Any info is appreciated. Trying to connect to the Chaney Family Tree.

Surnames: NEWELL
Researcher: Heidi Newell

Email: handjnewell@prodigy.net
Date posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Looking for information about ancestors of Walter Jones NEWELL born circa 1883 in Cumberland (Allegany County), Maryland. He moved to Allegheny County in Pennsylvania at some point and married Agnes NAYSMITH. They had two children: Jesse N. NEWELL and Barton Henderson NEWELL. Walter was still living in 1908, but probably died before 1942. Any advice would be appreciated!

Surnames: DECKER, GLEASON, HILMAN, KIGHT, LEE, PRICE, TROUTMAN, WARNER
Researcher: Ellen Kight

Email: ellenkight@yahoo.com
Date posted: Friday, March 30, 2001

I am searching for Family mebers of the KIGHT Family of Cumberland,MD...My grandfather was Elmer M. KIGHT, his parents were Adam Hillary KIGHT and Beulah Glenn DECKER... Adam's parents were E.James "Paddy" KIGHT and Sarah Lee PRICE... Adam KIGHT's siblings were Virginia KIGHT m Gus KIGHT .....James Albert KIGHT m Josephine TROUTMAN... Mae KIGHT m Louis HILMAN (1) m Robert WARNER (2)

Surnames: MCELDOWNEY, RIDGELY
Researcher: James T. Curran

Email: bodhran@earthlink.net
Date posted: Friday, March 30, 2001

Am interested in any info about an Alfred MCELDOWNEY and his wife Louisa RIDGELY. Louisa was born 1828 in MD (prob Allegany Co.). Alfred's birthplace unknown (suspect he was an immigrant). They married in Allegany Co in 1847.Their first son Charles Ridgely MCELDOWNEY was born in 1852 in MD (prob. Allegany). The family later moved to St. Louis, MO. A census entry for 1850 a/o 1860 would be a great plus, but anything at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for any assistance you can give me.

Surnames: GROVE, POWELL
Researcher: Jim Bryan

Email: jimbryan@ihug.com.au
Date posted: Saturday, March 31, 2001

Alien POWELL born 17 July 1858 PA died Jan 1958/59 Married Jacob R GROVE 24 Aug 1875 at Lonaconing Allegany Co MD. Her father was born in England (Wales??)(He had brothers who remained in England) Her mother was born in MD. Marriage License has no information on parents.

They had 6 children, (Georgina, William, Edgar, Lelah, Ethel and Mary) (The name HALLOWELL fits in somewhere) I have information on children. Anyone know her parents names?

Jacob R GROVE b 31 Dec 1842 Saline Co. Missouri married Alien POWELL 24 Aug 1875 at Lonaconing. On the Marriage registration is occupation is "Editor Allegany Co. MD". Anyone know what Newpaper Jacob R. GROVE was editor for in 1875? Thanks




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