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J. H. Landes 12 Feb 1997
We are searching for information on JOEL C. RALSTON who in October, 1915 lived at RD #54 Grafton (not Heston), Huntindon Co., PA. He was the father of JOHN C. RALSTON born about 1865. JOHN C. RALSTON married NANCY YERGER on September 2, 1888 in Osceola Mills, Clearfield Co., PA . We would like to know the name of the wife and children of JOEL C. RALSTON. We would appreciate any help you can give us.



Rod Carpenter  24 Jan 1997
I am in search of the family of Samuel RAMSEY who was born about 1812 in Huntingdon Co. per his Civil War pension papers. He married Sarah VANMETER on 11 Jun 1835 in Putnam Co, OH. It is possible they got there with a short stop around the Columbus, OH area. Any help in locating his family would be most appreciated.



Carolyn FrazeeFri Dec 27 07:34:58 1996
Searching for infor. on the John RITZ and the Daniel RITZ who were in Huntingdon Co. in the 1820 census. Would like to find out if one of these is father of my Solomon RITZ who died in MD.



John Nicholas
ROBERTS - BOSLER, Believed to be from Huntingdon County, PA. Henry ROBERTS ca 1810 - 1848 b. PA d. ILL. m. Barbara BOSLER ROBERTS ALEXANDER Six children, Isabelle, James, Charles, Amanda, Elias, Amos. All moved to KS. ca 1867. Family remembers Amanda talking about cousins in Huningdon PA. Would like information about Henry or Barbara's parents. Have much info on KS. descendants to share. Thank You.



P. DavisMon Mar 31 16:24:59 1997
would appreciate any information concerning the ROBISON family in Berks, Franklin or Huntingdon counties. Am trying to help a friend research his wife's side of the family. Thanks.



L. P. Thompson
Seeking information on Matthew ROBLEY, resident of Altoona, Blair Co. First wife Hannah SMITH, by whom he had seven children; second wife Martha BROWN OF Huntingdon Co., by whom he had nine more children. Last seen on census of 1870, age given as 92. Veteran of War of 1812. My primary interest is Hannah C. ROBLEY: was she the daughter of Matthew ROBLEY or his son Elliott ROBLEY? Both had daughters Hannah or H.C. born in 1840. If you have any knowledge of this family, please contact



L. P. Thompson
Seeking information on Hannah C. ROBLEY (b. 20 July 1840) and Martin V. Miller (b. 6 Mar 1834). They married in 1858, moved to Texas in early 1880s. Martin had at least one brother, John MILLER. Hannah ROBLEY's father was either Matthew ROBLEY or his son Elliott ROBLEY. Both had daughters Hannah / H.C. born about 1840.



Gracie Golden
I am looking for information concerning my GG-Grandfather, August Joseph ROCHE who was born in France in 1849. He came to this country and married Mahalia Elizabeth WIlkens, born 1853 in Huntingdon Co. Their children were born in Robertsdale in Huntingdon Co. in 1879 through 1890. Mahala also died in 1890 in Huntingdon Co. Anyone having any information on these gg-grandparents of mine, please contact me. Thank you, Gracie (Wichita, Ks)



Skippi Memmott
SHADE GAP, HUNTINGDON ,PA. William RODDY & Sophia (Koplin) b. late 1700's, were my 2-grt-grandparents. My line comes from their son Jonathan C. Roddy b. 1830  / Samuel Roddy b. 1860  /  / David W. Roddy b. 1888. I have a lot of information on Williams children. Need to find others who are related.Please email me at address. List of William & Sophia children: Catherine Roddy, m; MILLS Elizabeth D. Roddy b. 1830 Jonathan C. Roddy b. 1832 d.1918 Shade gap Pa. Margaret Roddy b. 1835 m; LYNCH Thomas E Roddy Sr. b. 1836 d. 1920 Shade gap Pa. David rittenhouse Porter Roddy b. 1839 William Roddy b. 1841 d. 1856 Shade Gap, PA. I Have Much More.



Skippi Memmott Thu Oct 10 15:10:14 1996

.... in the following counties: CENTRE..HUNTINGDON...JUANITA...MIFFLIN...BEAVER. These are my Paternal Families Surnames. would be appreciated! I work my genealogy everyday, but come no closer to fill the gaps. I have some information and will gladly share..."E" me at THANKS!



Skippi MemmottTue Oct 22 13:16:46 1996
Surnames...RODDY..SEIBERT are my Altoona connection. Samuel W. Roddy married May Etta Seibert somewhere between Altoona & Shade Gap, Huntingdon Co. PA. They were married abt.1865. They migrated toward Altoona...Bellefonte. Somewhere in the migration to find a new life they settled down between Shade Gap and Blair..Centre..Clinton Counties to have the family. It has been told me that my father, 3d child, was born in Altoona, January 23 1888. I have written for certificates..but they say the Courthouse burned down & there is no other way to estabilish his birth. His name was David Wesley Roddy...he had an elder brother, Robert Russell Roddy, an older sister, Olive T. Roddy, and a younger sister, Mary E. Roddy But I cannot establish a certificate for any of them. But do know that Robert was born in Bellefonte.Please help me find out what happened to them after they were married and left Shade Gap?? I know they were in Blair County for some years. Thanks for your help. Skippi Memmott - 325 Manzanita Dr.- Chester CA. 96020



John W. Betting
Joseph RONKERONY b. Italy Killed 7/22/79 in an explosion in Huntingdon Pa. Married Rosa ZILLIAS. I would appreciate any information on either



Margie Pearce
Looking for family or any information on Frederick ROOP / RUPE who owned 300 acres in Huntingdon Co in 1795. Frederick Roop (1765-1831) m. Elizabeth ABBOTT (1773-1841). The couple had 12 children born in PA: Jacob (c1793-1846), John (1807-1850), Joseph (1808-1875), Amos (c1815- 1858), Samuel (1816-1886), Mary, Susannah, Elizabeth, Sarah, Fredrick, Catherine and Eva. Fredrick and Elizabeth ROOP are my ggggrandparents. Have lots to share!



Lemuel Root b. Tolland, CT abt 1760 enlisted in Mass Line of Continental Army from Amherst, Mass. After Rev War he m. 1793 at Frederick, MD to Magdalena SCHMIT aka Mary M. SMITH. Their three children were born at Frederick, MD before he obtained a land warrant and moved the family to Antis twp, Huntingdon-now-Blair Co, PA about 1809. [The land is still in the ROOT family nearly 200 years later!] Their children married in Antis twp, Blair Co and many of them are buried in Antis and Logan Valley Cemeteries. Son John ROOT b. abt 1794 m1. Mary Ann SMITH and m2. Hannah KELLY / KEELY. Daughter Catharine b. 1796 m. 1816 to Daniel ALE / EHL / OEHL / OHL and had 7 children: Mary Magdalene ALE, Ruth, Lemuel, Elizabeth, Alexander, Ezra and Daniel Jr. Son Jacob b. abt 1803 m1. Sophia SMITH and m2. Elizabeth TROXELL. Looking for ancestors and descendants of all named.



Margie Roop Pearce
Fredrick ROPE is listed in names of people subject to militia duty in Huntingdon Co. in 1788. Frederick RUPE had 300 acres land warranty surveyed in Jan 1795. Jacob RUP had land surveyed in 1793, while Isaac, Jacob, James, John, Richard, Robert, Simon, Thomas and William ROOP had land surveyed in 1794. Are all/any these people related? Does a land warranty denote military duty?
Fredrick ROOP (1765-1831) m. Elizabeth ABBOTT and had 13 children, most or all born in Huntingdon Co: Jacob (b. c1793) m. Nancy LEWIS, John (b. 1807) m. Elizabeth SOURS, Joseph (b. 1808) m. Elizabeth KEMP, Amos (b. 1814) m. Rachel CRONINGNOR, Samuel (b. 1816) m. Margaret FRISINGER, Mary m. ___ ELDER, Susannah m. William DICKIE, Elizabeth m. ___ LINGEFELT, Sarah, Rachel, Catherine, Fredrick, Jr. m. Elizabeth CLAYTON and had a son named Samuel who was born in Huntingdon Co in 1822, and Eva m. Jacob SHULTZ. By 1830, most of the family had moved to Van Wert Co, OH. Who were Fredrick's parents and/or siblings? Any information on Fredrick's daughters would be appreciated. Have lots to share on the sons! URL:



Richard L. Walker

(may be Ellen Jane, Jane or Jenny) born abt 1865; died abt 1935 lived in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County; came from Ireland at age 16.



Rose Maher
Would like to correspond with descendants of George W. & Harriet E. (MILLER) SANDERSON. George W. b. 31 Oct. 1844, Ickesburg, Pa., d. 25 Dec. 1928, Huntingdon, Pa. Harriet E. b. 5 Apr 1855, Huntingdon, (Huntingdon Co.), Pa., d. 4 May 1935, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. They had 2 children: (1) Georgenana SANDERSON, b. ca. 1887, Huntingdon, Pa., married Cloyd A. SHUSS, resided in Huntingdon. (2) Harriet E. SANDERSON, b. ca. Dec. 1890, Huntingdon, Pa., married James C. POFFENBERGER, b. ca. 1889, Pa. In 1928, James C. & Harriet E. were residents of Altoona, Pa. & by 1935 were residents of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Can anyone tell me what cemetery, George W. & Harriet E. SANDERSON are buried in? If anyone has any other information on this line, I would appreciate hearing from you.



Rose Maher
George W. SANDERSON & Harriet E. MILLER . George W. b. 31 Oct. 1844, Ickesburg, Pa., son of John SANDERSON & Sarah RICE, Perry Co., Pa, George W. died 25 Dec. 1928, Huntingdon, Pa. Harriet E. b. 5 Apr. 1855, Huntingdon, Pa., died 4 May 1935, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. They had 2 children: (1) Georgeana SANDERSON, b. ca. July 1887, Huntingdon, Pa., married Cloyd A. SHUSS, resided in Huntingdon, Pa., and had 2 children: (a) Virginia E. SHUSS, b. ca. 1909, Huntingdon, Pa. (b) Harriet E. SHUSS, b. ca. 1912, Huntingdon, Pa. (2) Harriet E. SANDERSON, b. ca. 1890, Huntingdon, Pa., married James C. POFFENBERGER, b. ca. 1889, Pa. Two children known: (a) Margaret POFFENBERGER, b. ca. 1915, Pa. (b) Jean POFFENBERGER, b. ca. 1918, Pa. Any other children? In 1928 James C. & Harriet were residents of Altoona, Pa., & by 1935 were residents of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Can anyone tell me what cemetery George W. & Harriet E. (MILLER) SANDERSON are buried in?



Anna Mae Schmoyer
I am seeking the parents or any information on the family of William SMYERS b.1821 d.1870 and his wife Mary Elvira SWOPE b.1829 d. 1923 Huntingdon Co. Pa. William's children were John Pearson, Sylvester, Asbury, Richard, Annie, Esther, Mary Elizabeth, William Henry, Ella and Bertha. I have done much research on the original Schmeyer immigrants and descendants and would like to hear from anyone working on Smyers families in Huntingdon Co.



Wayne F. Seibert
Huntingdon, Bedford and Mifflin Counties. Robert Franklin Seibert b. Dec 8, 1922 Saxton, Bedford Co. son of Lawrence Franklin Seibert b.Apr 21, 1893 d. Aug 24, 1960 and Louisa Catherine Brown b.Nov 15, 1897 in Tatesville. d. Jun 9, 1976. Lawrence's parents were Edward C. "Charly" Seibert b. 1877 in McVeytown, d.1918 in Saxton and Sarah Jane Smith b.Aug 2, 1876 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon Co., d. Aug 24, 1953 in Saxton. Louisa's parents were John S. Brown b. jan 29, 1867 at Baker's Summit d. May 24, 1945 in Saxton and Anna Mary "Mollie" Meyers b. Jan 17, 1872 in Tatesville. Edward Seibert's parents were William C. Seibert b. 1848 in PA d. 1908 inn McVeytown and Mary Smith or Mary Zimmerman b. 1851 in PA d. 1931 at McVeytown. John Brown's parents were Jacob B. Brown and Sarah Elizabeth Smith. I am particualary interested in finding Sarah Jane Smith who was listed as the last of her family in her obit but other records indicate that she had a sister named Mary and their mother was Mary Smith. Sarah remarried several times but always used the name Seibert. She was a member of the Rebekkah Lodge in Saxton. Wayne F. Seibert, 3027 Warner Dr., Fairborn, OH 45324.



Judy McMichael Wed Apr 23 13:15:20 1997
Fleming SHARP was the oldest son of Hugh Montgomery SHARP of Huntingdon Co, PA. He was born 19 Jan 1823 and died 4 Aug 1905. He was the only child of Hugh SHARP to remain in PA. Looking for descendants of this family.



Judy McMichael Wed Apr 23 13:11:35 1997
Researching family of Hugh SHARP (1802-1860+) who married first Jane SIMPSON (1801-1830) and had John Fletcher SHARP (1825-1906) married Susanna REAM and Amanda FERREE; Jane G. SHARP (1828- 1901) married Andrew Jackson REAM; Thomas Simpson SHARP (1830- 1916) married Mary Jane HINER. Hugh's second wife was Mary Ann ORWICK (ORWIG). They had children: Elizabeth SHARP (1834-1908) married John F. REAM; Stephen Decater SHARP (1836-1900) married Louisa STEPHENS; David R. P. SHARP (1838-1915) married Rejoice FERREE; Mary Ann SHARP (1841-1900+) married James H. BUTLER; Francis Marion SHARP (1842-) married Mary E. FERRU; Caroline SHARP (1844-) married G. WHEELER; James M. SHARP (1848-1920+) married Juliette S. WELLS; Huldah E b 1851 and Nancy Josephine SHARP born 1853. This family lived near Huntingdon Furnace until after 1840. 1850 he was in Clarion Co, PA. By 1855 they had moved to Illinois.



Beverley Smith Wed Jan 8 20:11:43 1997
SHAVER, William born 1792 in Huntingdon County, PA. Married Elizabeth (?) born 1800 in Chester County PA. Married in PA in 1817. They moved to Ohio where several children were born. Moved to Iowa late 1830's. Wlliam's nephew Jacob SHAVER, his wife Louise wife and children also accompanied William's family. About 1841, the two families pioneered in the area newly opened Southwest or West of the Blackhawk Territory also in Iowa where they were the first two non-indian families there. About 1843 or 1844 both heads of household died of plague (probably flu). When children were older about 1851 / 2, Elizabeth and her children (some of whom were already married) packed up and came to Oregon where they filed donation land claims. Seeking William's parents and siblings in Huntindgon County, marriage verification to identify Elizabeth's maiden name and parents. Obituary for William may may have been in Iowa and Pennsylvania newspapers.



Beverley SmithFri Apr 11 22:02:30 1997
SHAVER / SHAFER, William was born in 1792 in Huntingdon County. In 1817, he married Elizabeth--- and in 1819, their first child John W. SHAVER was born in Ohio. I know William had a nephew: Jacob SHAVER who was married to Louisa --. About 1836 or so, both men and their families moved to Iowa where they expired around 1844-46. Who were William's parents, siblings, etc.?



Jack W. Shaw
I am looking for Samual (or Samuel) SHAW, wife unknown, born in "Indian Territory," which I believe was New Umberland near Cass Township, Huntingdon County, around 1735. Decendants include John Shaw, married to Temperance Wright of Huntingdon County, PA, son named Andrew Shaw (b. 1798 d. 1856) married to Sarah Greenland of Huntingdon County, PA. and son John Shaw, married to Mary Irena Woodcock of Huntingdon County, PA. Thank you in advance for information.



Debra Shear Bell
Albert Shear,b abt.1917,PA,mDorothy Gardner,b abt 1915,Huntindon,PA. Children Frederick b1940,carol b abt1942, Albert possibly Police Officer in Wilkinsburg,Allegheny Co,PA. Who are Albert and Dorothy's parents? Is there any other family?



Thomas J. Sheehan III
Michael SHEEHAN, Timothy SHEEHAN, Elizabeth SHEEHAN. All from County Cork, Ireland to Cambria County by 1851. Michael Sheehan married Julia SHEEHAN. Timothy Sheehan married Rebecca BURGOON. Elizabeth never narried. Michael Sheehan farmed in White Twp. of Cambria County at a location known as Roseland. Timothy also farmed and Elizabeth Sheehan lived with Timothy. Michael, Timothy and Elizabeth were brothers and sister to one another. My great, great grandfather, Jeremiah C. Sheehan is a nephew of Michael and Julia Sheehan's. I am trying to find out the name of the Parish or townland from which they are from in Ireland.



Andrew Slaten
Seek info on SHOOP - DECKER- SHARRER-BRICKER families. JAMES SHOOP and MINERVAH DECKER were living in Huntingdon, PA when their son SAMUEL J. SHOOP was born on 15Feb1868. ROBERT L. SHARRER and ELIZABEH BRICKER were living in Huntingdon, PA when their daughter ANNA MAY SHARRER was born on 18Sep1869. Samuel and Anna May were married on 3DEC1890 in Huntingdon. Any info appreciated on these individuals or other family members.



Andrew Slaten Mon Apr 14 17:15:07 1997
Seeking info on DELL, Lloyd and DELL, Lee, half-brothers of SHOOP, Samuel John. S.J. SHOOP born 15Feb1868, in Huntingdon Co, died 20May1942 in Altoona, PA., son of SHOOP, James and DECKER, Minervah. In 1940, DELL, Lloyd was residing in Mount Union, and DELL, Lee was residing in Hares Valley.



Andrew Slaten
Seek info on SHOOP - DECKER- SHARRER-BRICKER families. JAMES SHOOP and MINERVAH DECKER were living in Huntingdon, PA when their son SAMUEL J. SHOOP was born on 15Feb1868. ROBERT L. SHARRER and ELIZABEH BRICKER were living in Huntingdon, PA when their daughter ANNA MAY SHARRER was born on 18Sep1869. Samuel and Anna May were married on 3DEC1890 in Huntingdon. Any info appreciated on these individuals or other family members.



Margie Pearce
Am seeking information on Sarah SHULTZ, born 22 Mar 1833 in Huntingdon Co, PA. She was the daughter of Eva ROOP and Jacob SHULTZ. She married Jeremiah GUMP, moved to Allen Co, IN and had 10 children. Please help!



Cynthia H. Smith
ELIZA STATES SIMPSON was the second wife of BENJAMIN HEFFNER of McConnellstown, Huntingdon Co.,Pa. b 28 May 1838 and d 12 Feb 1896. Married first to Mr.Simpson with whom she had four children. Abraham, b. 1853, George, b. 1855, Katherine, b. 1857 and Jennie, b. 1859. Mr. Simpson d`1859.
ELIZA STATES SIMPSON married BENJAMIN HEFFNER 14 Aug,1866. Children Anne, Ella Mae and Mary.



Judy McMichael Wed Apr 23 13:18:07 1997
Looking for someone with knowledge of Fleming SIMPSON. Since Jane SIMPSON SHARP named her oldest son Fleming, I am assuming this Fleming SIMPSON is her brother. Hope someone can help me. They lived in Huntingdon Co, PA 1800-1840+.



Robert D. KingSun Feb 2 05:34:17 1997
James SMALLWOOD b. 1805 m. Sarah b.1791 Pa. both are of Irish parents Samuel GUILER b.1829 Pa. son of William and Mary Guiler both b. Ireland William SHIPLEY b.1780 / 1790 (PA.?) m. Mary FLOYD b.1797 Pa. dau. of Aaron FLOYD b.1772, Pa. Silas Paul (Cyrus) CUTSHALL b.Jan.1,1849 in Broadtop, Huntingdon Co.,Pa.son of Rebecca LOCKE b. Pa. Catherine WEIGHT b.Sept.22,1850 in Broadtop, Huntingdon Co.,Pa. dau. of Henry WEIGHT b. 1811 / 1824 Pa. and Hannah b. 1815 / 1828 Pa. Martha Pearl BRANTNER b.Apr. 17,1892 in Evert, Bedford Co.,Pa. dau. of John Brantner b. ___ in Saxton, Bedford Co.,Pa. m. Sarah Florence VEACH b.Jan.6,1868, in Altoona, Blair Co. Pa. dau. of John Grubb VEATCH b.Oct.13,1839 in Clearville, Bedford Co. Pa. and Lucretia G.(Christina) LAMISON b.about 1848 Deborah GRUBB b.1796 in Bedford co. Pa. m. Jesse Elliott VEATCH about 1820 in Clearville, Bedford Co., Pa. Mariah ORR b.Mar.1789 / 1791 Pa. dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth ORR Timothy CAVANAUGH b. Mar.6,1782 Pa. m Maria ORR Jun.16, 1816 and is the son of Daniel CAVANAUGH Meshach and brother Shadrach KING b. 1780 last located in 1800 in Washington Co. Pa.



Connie Mateer
Samuel M. SNYDER and wife Keziah HAWKE were in Cambria Co in 1845 when son William was born. Also born in Cambria Co. were Mary C. in 1847 and Elizabeth J. in 1849, all in Susquehanna Twp. By 1851 this family was in Indiana Co. PA. They had 9 more children there. John b. 1851; Susan b. 1853; Lucy b. 1854; Samuel b. 1855; Kesiah H. b. 1857; George W. b. 1859; Emma W. b. 1860; Clarissa b. 1863; and Alice b. 1865. Samuel is my husband's line and Clarissa is mine. Samuel M. SNYDER was born Sept 1823 in Blair / Huntingdon Co. Keziah HAWKE born 1824 in same. Samuel died 1901 in rochester Mills, Indiana Co. Keziah died between 1887-1900 in Indiana Co.



John A Steele and Elizabeth Davis were married Sept.12,1850 John was from Huntingdon County and Elizabeth was from Bedford. Elizabeth's parents were Benjamin and Sarah. Need information on John A. Steele's, mother and father, places of birth, deaths,children.



John A. Steele of Huntingdon County married Elizabeth Davis of Bedford County on Sept.12,1850. I need more information on John A. Steele, who were his parents,place of birth and death.etc. Elizbeth Davis was the youngest child of Sarah and Benjamin Davis. When were they born and died, their parents etc.



Russell Berg
I am looking for information on Thomas Henry STEELE born in Shirleysburg, PA on February 18, 1873.



William Roed
I am looking for any information on a LOUEMMA ridin STEELE, she was born in Pennsylvania on 04-29-1861 possibly in Huntington co. to Mitchel RIDIN and Mary henry RIDIN. Louemma moved to North Dakota in around the year 1884. I am looking for any information on Louemma and her parents. Any help would be appreciated.



Heidi Somers
I am trying to research the STEVENS family of Huntingdon County. Benedict STEVENS b. 1802 had many children, one being Asa Shin STEVENS b. 1823. Asa married Sarah HARTLINE b. 1833. They had several children, one being Amanda Belle STEVENS b. 1854. I am trying to learn what I can about Amanda Bell, she is my g grandmother. I know she married J. Frank BLAIR in the 1870s. Does anyone have any information on this family they can share. Thank you very much. Heidi



Rebecca S. Sweet January 24, 1997
I am searching for the Sweet and Hess families in the Dudley and Saxton, PA areas Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.



Dottie Summerlin Thu Apr 24 19:08:05 1997
SWITZER, Jacob Jr. b. 25 Dec. 1826 in Beaver Twp, Clarion Co., Pa d. 10 Nov. 1896 Huntingdon Co., Pa. Married Margaret d. 20 May 1897 Huntingdon Co., Pa. (maiden name unknown) and had 10 children. First child Samuel b. Mar 1854 Clarion Co., Pa.



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