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HELSEL, HELSELL, MCFALL posted by Nancy Phillips on 06/01/98
Searching for info on the William MCFALL and Catharine "Kate" HELSELL/HELSEL family. They had 8 children, all born in Boardman Twp, Mahoning Co from 1826-1841. Searching for info on William's and Catherine's parents and siblings, or any of their children: Jonas, b1826; Hannah, b 1827; Jonathan b 1829; Jacob b 1830; Susanna Catharina b 1833; Esther Rahel b 1836; William Jr. b 1839; and Celinda b 1841.

EWING, MAYERS, SPEER, STEWART posted by Susan J. Brown on 06/11/98
Evaline EWING, b ca 1830 in Mercer (now Lawrence) Co, PA, was the dau of James & Eleanor (?) EWING. In 1850 in Lawrence Co, at the time of a Petition for the Estate of her father James who had died 17 years earlier, court notes were sent to Evaline STEWART in Poland, OH. I know that Evaline had a sister Mary EWING, b 1823, d 1845, m John W. SPEER; and a brother, Thomas G. EWING, b ca 1829, m Mary J. MAYERS. Because of the petition information, I have to assume that Evaline EWING married a STEWART and was in Poland, OH at that time. Any info on her and/or her family would be greatly appreciated. I have tons information on her "branches" and would be glad to share it.

EWING, MAYERS, PADEN, WALKER posted by Susan J. Brown on 06/11/98
Thomas G. EWING, b ca 1831 in what is now Lawrence Co, PA, was the son of James & Eleanor (?) EWING. Thomas G. EWING m Mary J. MAYERS of Mercer Co, PA. They had 6 children: Mary Malissa b ca 1851, d 1936, m R. Oliver WALKER; Elizabeth b ca 1855; Clarissa Emma, b ca 1858; Sarah Jane, b ca 1860, m.L. C. PADEN; William Scott b ca 1867; and Lulu M. b ca 1870. I've been chasing Thomas G. EWING around for several years now and happened upon his wife's (Mary J. MAYERS EWING) will filed at the Mercer Co courthouse. Her residence of death was Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH. The will was finally probated in the state of OH, Mahoning Co on 28 Feb 1890. It was written 19 Jul 1888 and at that time her husband Thomas EWING was still living. She owned land in Shenango Twp, Mercer Co, PA, and it was to be sold *after* the death of her husband. The money was to be divided among her children. I do not know what happened to this branch of the EWING family. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I have tons of info on this EWING family and would be glad to share it.

ATKINSON, MATTHEWS, RUSH, SOLOMON, WARDLE posted by Susan J. Brown on 06/11/98
I am a descendant of Charles WARDLE (b 1840 Nottingham Co, England, d 1930 Youngstown, OH) who married Mary ATKINSON (b 1847 Durham Co, England, d 1934 Youngstown, OH). Mary (ATKINSON) WARDLE was the dau of George and Ann (SOLOMON) ATKINSON. George and Ann (SOLOMON) ATKINSON had 7 children: John ATKINSON (b 1846, d 1921) m Ruth RUSH (b 1850); Mary ATKINSON (see above); Hodgson ATKINSON (b 1852, d 1926) m Lucinda RUSH (b 1853, d 1952); Dorothy ATKINSON(b 1854, d 1938) m Andrew Stevens; Hannah ATKINSON (b 1856, d 1931) m William Curl; George ATKINSON (b 1860, d 1935) m Martha E. RUSH (b 1858, d 1938); and Ruth ATKINSON (b 1846) m William J. Dunlap. Charles & Mary (ATKINSON) WARDLE had 9 children: James WARDLE (b 1869, d 1953) m Hannah MATTHEWS (b 1868, d 1925) the dau of Benjamin and Marion (EVANS) MATTHEWS ; Elizabeth Ann WARDLE (b 1865, d 1942) m John RUSH (b 1861, d 1942); Charles H. WARDLE (b 1879, d 1954 and never married); Ruth (aka Nettie) WARDLE (b 1876 and never married); Ambrose Jay WARDLE (b 1882, d 1959) m Almira Williams; Solomon WARDLE (b 1873, d 1964) m Anna Burke; George WARDLE (b 1867, d 1938) m1 Ida M. Barnett, m2 Anna Lora Barnett; Ralph WARDLE (b 1885) m twice with m2 being Myrtle ?; and Mary WARDLE (b 1871, d 1876). If you have any info on any of the above "branches" I would love to exchange the "tons" of information I have with you.

HOLLAND posted by Donna Hornback on 06/11/98
I am researching the HOLLAND family. I found a Richard Holland on the Directory of Names of Underground Railroad Operators in Mahoning Co, OH. Does anyone have info on this Richard HOLLAND?

HOLLAND posted by Ed Holland on 06/12/98
Richard HOLLAND listed as member of Underground RailRoad Mahoning Co. Information needed such as middle name, dates involved, if after 7-1863. Also any way to contact any historical society that may have info on this subject.

DICKSON posted by John Dickson on 06/15/98
Alexander R. DICKSON, b 16 Feb 1836, Mahoning Co, OH.

LYTLE, SULLIVAN posted by Steve Dalton on 06/19/98
Searching for family of Miriam Jane LYTLE, b 3 Aug 1839 PA, d 11 Jul 1928 Youngstown, Mahoning Co, OH; m 24 May 1859 in Youngstown, OH, Thomas William SULLIVAN, b 2 Feb 1838, d 14 Dec 1928, Youngstown, OH.

HEARST, HIRST, HURST posted by M Jay K. on 06/20/98
Interested in exchanging info with anyone researching any member of the HIRST/HURST/HEARST family/families residing in Trumbull/Mahoning Co during the 1st half of the 19th century.

BOOTH, OSBORNE posted by Catherine Sloppy on 06/23/98
Looking for Benjamin Osborne BOOTH, son of William BOOTH of Ireland and Emma Lena OSBORNE of New York. I know that he attended high school in Youngstown, OH. This was my grandfather and he was born in 1895. Looking for any info on these people and their extended families. Thanks!

HALL, KELLY, KENNEY posted by Margaret DuPrey on 06/23/98
Marie Bernadette "Molly" KELLY married Thomas KENNEY in New Castle, PA (?) in the late 1800's. They lived the later part of their lives on or around Rush Blvd, Youngstown, OH (south side of Youngstown, probably St. Dominic's Parish or St. Patrick's). They had 9 children (7 girls & 2 boys). My grandmother, Ella/Ellen Louise KENNEY, b 1885, m James Alexander HALL. Ella's siblings were: (KENNEY) Emma (her twin), George, Ed, Irene, Loretta, Mary, Marguerite, & Ruth. Any info on the KELLY, KENNEY or HALL connections would be greatly appreciated.

LANGLEY, UPPINGTON posted by Cassie Langley Brown on 06/24/98
Looking for descendants of James LANGLEY & Jane UPPINGTON who moved to Youngstown area (as well as Sharon, Mercer Co., PA area) in 1870s from Tredegar, Wales (formerly of Somerset Co, England).

CAVANAUGH, CHALK, KENNY, KINNEY, SWEENEY posted by Marie Scott on 06/26/98
Seeking info for CAVANAUGH. Patrick CAVANAUGH and Francis CAVANAUGH were godfathers to Thomas Ignatius CHALK and James Edward CHALK in the years 1885 and 1887 at St. Columba's Church. Jack CAVANAUGH used to own a hardware store in Youngstown. Trying to learn the CAVANAUGH family connection to the CHALK, KENNY, or SWEENEY surnames. Assistance will be greatly appreciated.

AUGSPURGER, BENNER, BUFFINGTON, LINKINS, STEIN posted by D. Sullivan on 06/27/98
I have a Bible with the above names from Middletown, dates range from 1830 (Germany) to 1979.

BEWICK posted by Marilyn Cossler Garrison on 06/28/98
Recently I checked Microfilm of 1850 census for Mahoning Co, OH. I found a John BEWICK, age 28, male, England native. His occupation was listed as a "collier". I believe that is the correct spelling. It was difficult to decipher due to the handwriting. I noticed a number of people who had the word "collier" next to their name. To what does this term refer? Thank you.

CAHILL, MCNUTT, MUSSER, SMITH posted by Kerrin Smith Winter on 06/28/98
Looking for info about the Peter SMITH family that migrated to Columbiana Co. Peter SMITH was b near Hagerstown MD in 1711. He married Sophia CAHILL. Peter SMITH purchased land in Columbiana Co from Peter MUSSER (Petersburge is named for him). I am missing a generation because my information then begins again with William SMITH who was b in 1817. William SMITH (aka "Squire SMITH") m Rachael MCNUTT and together they produced many children including David SMITH, born in 1843. David SMITH is for whom (I'm told) "Smith Township" was named (now in Mahoning Co). This information has been passed down to me by my great grandfather Clarence Nester SMITH of Cleveland, OH. It seems that in his later years, he took an interest in researching his family roots. Unfortunately, he did not get too far before age took him away from his research. Any leads to this information would be terrific. In particular, any information of historical reference to these pioneers of Columbiana and Mahoning County. I'll be happy to share what little I have. It appears from my Great Grandfather's notes that the Smith's of Columbiana and Mahoning family were a prominent family with a lot to do with the settlement of that region. I would love to learn more. Did anyone serve in the wars? Anyone related? the Father of Peter SMITH (originally from Germany) can anyone tell me about him? Peter SMITH, b 1711, d 1787 Columbiana Co; missing a generation; William, b 1817, Petersburge, Mahoning Co. Children of William SMITH and Rachel MCNUTT: Peter, b1840, who had Blanch and Sherman; Sarah, b1841, who had no children; David, b 1843, who had Mary and Ruth; William, b1848, who had Harry, Daisy, Charles and May; Cowden, b1850, who had Clarence, Disney, .....my line; George Sutton, b 1853, he had, Frank, Edith, Florence and Rachel who had no children; Cowden M. SMITH is my great, great grandfather; my great grandfather was Clarence Nester SMITH, b 1874, d 1967, who had Floyd, Edgar D,and Disney; my grandfather was Edgar Dewey SMITH, b 1898, d1987; my father was Clarence Edgar SMITH, b 1921, d 1985.

SCHMIDT posted by Alice Howse on 06/30/98
August SCHMIDT, d 2 Jul 1925, Youngstown, OH. Oscar August SCHMIDT, b 18 Apr 1888 in Youngstown, OH.

I have original copys of paperwork on births, deaths, obits, letters, funeral sign in book, pictures, family trees, and most of them are all from their original country, such as: Romania, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Austria, Scotland, England, Holland, and more! If you are one of these names, email me and see if we are related!

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