BUTLER COUNTY, Pennsylvania

QUERIES ~ sept.-oct. 1997


Martha H. Breene Mon Sep 22 01:19:49 1997

Seeking information on any children & descendents of
PETER TAYLOR b.
Dec. 26, 1814 & d. January 14, 1871 in Perry twp., Clarion co., Pa.
He married
ELIZA LAWRENCE d/o Randolph LAWRENCE. I have not found the oldest daughter of Peter and Eliza Taylor and would like to find who she
married. The children I do have are as follows: Elizabeth b. abt 1838
(husband?), HANNAH JANE, b. Nov. 1842 m. Levi WIKE; LOT, b. abt 1845
SARAH ANN, b. January 5, 1848 m. William Hurst WHITMAN; PETER, Jr. b.
abt 1850; STEWART, b. abt 1854; WILLIAM, b. abt. 1859. Any help would be
greatly appreciated. Will share information on Peter's siblings and
parents. Thank you


Martha H. Breene Mon Sep 22 01:31:34 1997

Seeking any information to find the parents & siblings of two MARTIN women married into two of my lines. (1) NANCY JANE MARGARET MARTIN, b. ? June 1831 m. Philip P. Taylor. Philip lived in Perry twp. Clarion co. prior to his marriage. I do not know that he married there but suspect Nancy Jane Margaret belongs to one of the Martin families of the Clarion or nearby areas. (2) MARTHA MARTIN b. abt. 1840 in Toby twp., Clarion Co., Pa. m. Henry Kahn. She died in Pittsburgh area at the home of one of her children but was returned to Rimersburg to be buried according to her burial record. Any information would be greatly appreciated and will share information on their descendents and spouses ancestries.


Rebecca Stephens Shannon Mon Sep 22 18:03:24 1997

BENJAMIN STEPHENS born 1735, sailed from Plymouth, England about 1756, married Rebecca CALDWELL in Somerset Co, MD March 17, 1758; died 1814, in Bedford Co. buried at Morrison Cove, Bedford Co, PA Known children: Thomas, 1759; William, 1763; Richard, 1756; Rebecca, 1767, married Joseph Pittman; Samuel, 1769, married Miriam Pittman; John Stephens, 1771. Any info welcome, will share. Does anyone know anything about Morrison Cove?


David Nolsheim Thu Oct 2 10:04:37 1997

Looking for any information on the following surnames: NOLSHEIM, SIMON, SCHILLING, LONG. Areas include, Connoquenessing, Forward Twp., Butler. Thanks.


Fred H. Held Thu Oct 2 12:25:54 1997

Trying to locate a connection to the TURNEY and BOWMAN families. George Bowman (b: 1813 PA ) married Sara Turney (b: Abt. 1820) child - Lydia Bowman (b: July 25, 1853 Armstrong Co, PA d: March 07, 1944 Leechburg, Armstrong Co, PA) Lydia married Henry J. Riggle ( b: July 1852 d: May 22,1915)


Susan L. Wienand Sat Oct 4 15:38:52 1997

Looking for both descendants and ancestors of JOHN E.GALLAUGHER. He was born 25 April 1831 in either Mercer County or Armstrong County, PA, but resided most of his life in Butler County. He married CHRISTIANA EMERICK. He served in the Civil War, and died 9 December 1910.


Margaret Gagliardi Sun Oct 5 13:40:12 1997

I am looking for William FREY. He was born about 1863 in Baden, Germany and immigrated to American on 3 August 1865 with his parents George Michael and Johanna (EMERD) FREY and a brother, George Peter FREY. They are first located in Jefferson and Winfield Twps, Butler Co, PA. George Peter FREY eventually settled in Scottdale, Westmoreland Co, PA and according to family tradition William FREY settled in Pittsburgh. He had a son Will FREY who worked at Mellon bank. My grandparents George H. and Sophia (Price) FREY, visited this Will Frey in the 1940's. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Dorothy Martin Mon Oct 6 08:58:46 1997

George Washington JOHNSON/JOHNSTON b KY 1898, d NC 1952, son of Jesse JOHNSON and Mary A. COX, married Isabella VONBOKERN, parents unknown, and they lived @ 1940 in Blawnox, Butler Co., PA. Had children Ruth, Lois, Harry and Ralph. Would like to hear from any descendant or anyone with information.


Sharon Stone Fri Oct 10 06:52:16 1997

I am looking for information concerning the FORQUER or FORKER family of Chicora, PA. Butler, Co.


Jackie Gray Fri Oct 10 17:14:50 1997

I am looking for the Harding family that would have been living in Butler County, Pa in 1850 and owned a coal mine. One of the daughter's name was Annie Catherine Harding who around 1870 married a Martin A. Wackerly from Germany. These were my great grand-parents. The Wackerly's moved to Virginia around 1876. Anyone who may have information on the Harding family or the Wackerly family that lived in or around Butler, Pa would greatly be appeicated. Thanks, Jackie Gray


John Kostick Sun Oct 12 10:35:42 1997

Looking for information on Joseph BARCHEY aka BARCHI and BOUCHARD born 1832 in Switzerland, settled in Canada first, died Dec 10, 1892 in Hubbard, Trumball, Co., OH. He married Margaret BERRIGAN aug 11, 1862. Joseph moved from Coalburg, Trumbull Co., OH to Coaltown, Butler county PA. Children of Joseph and Margaret are: 1.) Mary Ann BARCHEY, died about 1934; married Tobias HUSBAND. 2.) Maggie BARCHEY, married Wallace RENNICK. 3.) Martin BARCHEY 4.) Joseph BARCHEY, born Apr 12, 1870; died May 28, 1929; married Maud JAMES. 5.) Christina BARCHEY, born Jun 7, 1878. 6.) Johney BARCHEY 7.) Rose Amelia BARCHEY, born Dec 26, 1880, married Mr. THOMPSON.


mburns Sun Oct 12 21:08:21 1997

Looking for anyone who might have information on the GROVE family which founded Grove City, Penna. thanks!!!


David P. Holland Mon Oct 13 10:22:38 1997

Searching for the parents of my grandmother Lillian Ethel McCONNELL, born December 6, 1872 in Butler, Butler Co., PA. A member of, & confirmed at, St. Pauls Reformed Church, Butler PA. on November 2, 1889. Married Charles Archibald CHASE April 8, 1896 at Allegheny, Allegheny Co., PA. Lillian Ether McCONNELL had the following children: Ruth Lillian CHASE born January 18, 1897 Pittsburgh PA, Frank Stiver CHASE born November 26, 1899 Pittsburgh PA, Charles Howard CHASE born May 29, 1902 Pittsburgh PA, William Gibson CHASE born April 11 1904 Pittsburgh PA, Janet Marion CHASE born March 29, 1906 Pittsburgh PA, Mary CHASE born August 22, 1909 Goldfield Nevada, Alice CHASE born April 2, 1914 Goldfield, Nevada. Lillian Ethel McCONNELL died January 20, 1930 at Oakland, Alameda Co., California. Any assistance in tracing Lillian Ethel McCONNELLS parents or siblings in Butler, Butler Co. PA would be greatly appreciated. Dave Holland


Megan Sweeney Tue Oct 14 16:31:37 1997

I am searching for information on my ggg grandfather, Israel SWANEY or SWEENEY. I believe he was born in Greene County, I do not have any dates on him. His wife's name was Susannah DOTY. He probably was born in the early 1800's. If anyone knows anything about him, please let me know. Thank you.


Audrey Sizelove Wed Oct 15 15:46:47 1997

Looking for any information on Robert Leech, d. 1854 married to Mary both buried Prairie Cemetery Mercer Township Butler Co.; daughter Sarah Elizabeth b. Oct 6, 1819 d. Dec. 6, 1882 married to Lucian Robinson Jan 22, 1846


Ronald Davis Fri Oct 17 08:04:24 1997

Searching for information on Matthew (Mathiew?) Henry DAVIS. Possible parents are Samuel DAVIS and Lavina (Lavinia?) KESTER. Matthew's dob is unknown; he married Prudence Neome (Naomi?) HOCKENBERRY. Their children were Evard Matthew DAVIS (b1859), Clement Laird DAVIS (b1860), Porter Chavney DAVIS (b1865), Myrtle DAVIS (b1867), Henry Austin DAVIS (b1869), and Pansy DAVIS (b1872). Matthew and Prudence migrated to Indiana County as some point perhaps in the late 1870s. Matthew at least later returned to Butler Co., and perhaps also some of his children. The Muddycreek Township area of Butler County appears the most likely origin as both families are concentrated there. I would appreciate any information on Matthew and Prudence, their ancestors and possible descendants still in the area.


Harry Pontius, Burke, VA Mon Oct 27 1997
CAMPBELL, TRUVER and LEABRUM families. Looking for any 19th Century information. All I currently know is that Ida Blanche CAMPBELL was born 12 Nov 1885 in Chicora, Donegal Twp, Butler Co, Pa, died Jan 17, 1967 at Rockville, Md. Burried 21 Jan 1967 in Akron, Oh. Blanche Married 1 Feb 1911, Harry Edgar PONTIUS, Sr. , born 27 Oct 1888 at Chicora, Pa and died 9 Dec, 1949 at Tulsa, Pa. Had two children, Harry Edgar and Campbell Isiah. Blanche was the daughter of WILLIAM LAWRENCE CAMPBELL born 6 Dec 1856 and died 20 Aug, 1915 and EMMA LOUISA TRUVER born 27 Mar, 1862 and died 29 Oct 1937. William and Emma were married 6 Nov 1878 and had four children. Emma's parents were John TRUVER (Jack TRUBIS) born in Germany and died 1861, had six children with his wife Catherine LEABRUM born about 1819 and died 16 July, 1895 at 72 years old. Catherine Leabrum's mother was also a Catherine b 15 Sept 1791 in Germany and died 23 April 1877.


Robert A. Sigerson Thurs Oct 30 1997
I would appreciate any information on regarding
Patrick SIGERSON married to Mary HALL and living in Butler County circa 1776. There were six children born of this union, two of whom were Robert and George SIGERSON . We do know Patrick served as a private in the Revolutionary War. Thanks!


Murphy Sun, 2 Nov 1997
CAMPBELL,NEELY Searching for information on Alexander CAMPBELL born 1826 in PA married Sarah NEELY born 2-14-1827 in Beaver Co. PA. Their daughter, Margaret Jane CAMPBELL was born 10-22-1848 in Butler Co. PA. They later went to Scioto Co. Ohio.


Michael Cloyd Sun, 2 Nov 1997
Searching for wife and parents of
Patrick McNallen, also spelled McAnallan, born circa 1770 Ireland, died 1832 Mercer Twp. Will A-221 (MC-40) filed Butler Co. Wife named Mariah in will, Mary in baptismal records of Father Helbron.


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