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This is the Old Query section that existed on the Mercer County Genealogy site prior to September 1999.  The last query added to this section was added in 1998.  Queries since that time can be found on the Rootsweb Message Boards.

This is Mercer County query page no. 4.  The query pages are numbered from the oldest (page no. 1) to the latest.  All surnames mentioned in all queries are indexed on the Surnames/Index page.

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(Q116)  13 Apr 1997 - Paul E. Helfer

Surnames: MAYERS, NEAL

I am looking for info. on Alexander NEAL Sr., m. to Nancy MAYERS.  They had at least two sons: James, b. Jun 18, 1841, d. Sep 12, 1906; and Alexander, b. Jul 22, 1844, d. Dec 30, 1898.

(Q115)  12 Apr 1997 - George Kocher


George Washington KOCHER.  Our records say he was b. 9 Jul 1790 in Barrie Twp, Huntingdon Co., PA.  First m. to ??? and had three children: Christine, Edward, and Cunnard (both sons were killed in the Civil War).  This info. is not known for sure.  He later m. Elizabeth FIRST (FURST), b. 11 Oct 1813 in Millvillage, Crawford Co. (she was previously married and had one son Hiram FRANKLIN.  The marriage of George and Elizabeth had children: George, b. 1837; Christopher Columbus, b. 1839 (there is a conflict as we are positive of Susan's birthday); Susan Melvina, b. 13 May 1839, m. 1858 to Issac Christ MILLER; and Sarah, b. 1844, m. George KIGHTLINGER.  We beleive these children were born in Barrie Twp.  Records indicate the others were born in Mercer Co.  They include: Margret, b. 24 Feb 1847, m. Tom BURROUGHS; William Gordon, b. 1 Mar 1849, m. Katherine Isabel RIDDLE; Tena, m. Mode SPENCER; and Emma Josephine, b. 27 Jun 1852 m. Leonard KEIL.  Would like confirmation of our info. on Barrie Twp. and also on George ancestors (possibly George KOCHER and Mary KEELER).

(Q114)  12 Apr 1997 - Dennis M. Busic + Homepage


George CUBBISON Sr., b. c1760 in either Ireland or Cumberland Co., PA, moved to Delaware Twp., Mercer Co., abt 1810, m. 1907 in Mifflin Co., PA to Martha COCHRAN from Cumberland Co., PA.  Had three children: George Jr.; Jon, d. Mar 1834; and Joseph.  George was b. abt c1810, d. abt 1885, lived in Mercer Co. prior to moving to Fairview Village, Fairview Twp., Butler Co., PA abt 1848, m. to Mary Ann MILNER possibly from OH.

(Q113)  11 Apr 1997 - Eve Olson


I'm looking for info. on John Richard BURNS, m. to Mary CAREY, lived in Sharon Barrough around 1870's.  Also looking for info. on John DONOVAN m. to Catherine LAVERY, lived in Sharon Barrough late 1870's or 80's.

(Q112)  11 Apr 1997 - Mary C. Fyda-Mar


I'm searching for info. on my great-grandfather, Daniel THOMPSON, b. 1843 in Mercer Co., son of William V. and Elizabeth L. THOMPSON.  Daniel married 3 times: (1) Nancy Jane RUST, b. 1846; (2) Nancy Anne RUST (cousin of Nancy Jane), b. 1850; (3) Almyra GILLESPY.  Would appreciate any data on Daniel's ancestors and siblings, Elizabeth's maiden name, or any of Daniel's wives.  Thank you.

(Q111)  9 Apr 1997 - Arthur G. Austin

Surnames: FRY-FRYE

Shirley FRY was my only pin-up girl during WWII and I would love to hear from her one more time.  I have a lot that I would like to discuss with her.  Thank You!!

(Q110)  8 Apr 1997 - Mike Brennan


I am looking for any info. on Henry CROCKER.  He was b. 1805 in PA, don't know which county, that is what I am trying to find.  His wife Hetty (Ester) ORWIG, b. 1809, PA.  His children: 1. William CROCKER, b. 1829, Wolfcreek, Mercer Co., PA; 2. Samuel CROCKER, b. 1833, Wolfcreek, Mercer Co., PA; 3. Rebecca CROCKER, b. 1842, Wolfcreek, Mercer Co., PA; 4. Mary CROCKER, b. 1843, Wolfcreek, Mercer Co., PA; 5. Matilida CROCKER, b. 1847, Wolfcreek, Mercer Co., PA; 6. John CROCKER, b.1852, Mahoning Twp., Lawrence Co., PA.

(Q109)  7 Apr 1997 - Joyce

Surnames: ENGLISH, McKEE

Am looking for any info. on James McKEE, b. abt 1770, m. Jane.  They had a daughter, Sarah, b. 1801, m. Abraham ENGLISH abt 1830, moved to Crawford, OH.  James' father may have been John McKEE who died when James was a minor.  John's father was probably Big David McKEE of Pittsburgh.  David listed a James, son of his deceased son John, in his will.  Any info. would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

(Q108)  6 Apr 1997 - Pat Brockett 1-14-2001

(please put Pat in the subject line of the email)


I'm looking for the birth year and place of birth, etc. of John McCREARY (McCRARY) of Mercer Co., PA.  I do not know the name of his wife.  His daughter Mary Ann McCRARY m. 3 Jun 1830 to Harvey BROCKETT, and d. 3 Sep 1847 of consumption in Fowler, Trumbull Co., OH.  John McCRARY was in Mercer Co., PA in 1847.

(Q107)  6 Apr 1997 - Bob Bowers


Hugh McCONNELL (ca 1752 - 1820) first married Jane FURGUSON and had a son, James.  He next married a Miss THOMPSON and had sons, Thomas, George, Hugh and John and a dau, Catherine.  These are the children addressed in Hugh's will of Dec 1820.  James, b. 7 Nov 1777, Sunbury, Center Co., PA, d. 10 Aug 1877, Wilmington, Mercer Co., PA; Thomas, b. 1787 Mifflin Co., PA, d. 12 May 1854, Wilmington, Mercer Co., PA; George, b. Mifflin Co., PA, d. before Nov 1820 in Fallowfield, Crawford Co., PA; Hugh, b. ca 1795, Mifflin Co.; d. after 1840 in Mercer Co., PA; John, d. before Nov 1820 in Crawford Co.; and Catherine, b. ca 1800 in Crawford Co., PA.  James, Thomas and Hugh Jr. moved from Crawford Co. (around 1830) and settled in Mercer Co.  There is a genealogy of James, "Genealogy of McConnell Family" by Rev. Ralph I. McConnell, 1955.  I am seeking any living descendants of Thomas McCONNELL who would like to share info.

(Q106)  6 Apr 1997 - Genevieve Kile

Surnames: MAHAN

Have been researching the MAHAN family for over 12 years planning on putting the MAHAN family together in book form.  James and Jane MAHAN were the parents of William, James Jr., John, Wallace, Grace, Jane, Samuel, possibly Joseph and Sarah Jane.  James Jr. obit states he was b. 8/11/1811 in Mercer Co., PA and that the family came from PA to OH to IN, then to MO.  They were in the Wayne Co., MO census in 1830.  There were also a William MAHAN, William MAHAN Sr., and Jacob MAHAN in the census.  Legend states that a William MAHAN came thru Shannon Co., MO with a hunting party of Delaware Indians in 1879 and or 1899 then returned home and brought his family back.  They were the first white settlers of Shannon Co.  Does anyone have any info. on the MAHANs in Mercer Co., PA.  Really need the marriage record of James and Jane before 1810 as oldest son Wm. b. in Mercer Co 1810.

(Q105)  6 Apr 1997 - R. Paul Gookins


William PORTER and unk. wife were the second settlers in Wilmington Twp.  They arrived on foot in 1798 and purchased the house built a year earlier by Wm. HODGE, who then removed to OH.  They soon returned to Westmoreland Co. and brought back their children.  The 1800 & 1810 censuses shows that the PORTERs and WAUGHs lived very close to each other.  My earliest known PORTER relative, James, married Rachel WAUGH, and in 1825 had my gg-grandfather, John Waugh PORTER.  William d. 9/28/1826 at age 63, and is buried in Hopewell Cemetery, New Bedford, then Mercer Co.  Does anyone have info. on the spouse and off-spring of Wm.?  Further info. is that two Irish immigrant Wm. PORTERs were naturalized in Mercer Co. in 1806 & 7.  Someone might also have some info. on the WAUGH gang that would show Rachels' family and the linkage to James PORTER.  James, by the way, d. in New Wilmington between the 1850 & 1860 censuses; Rachel expired between 1870 & 1880.  Thank you.

(Q104)  1 Apr 1997 - Gene Wilson + Homepage


Looking for data on my g-grandfather Oliver Hazard Perry WILSON, b. ca 1865 in Strattonville, Clarion Co., PA, d. 12/15/1937, m. 2/16/1881 to Josephine Cenora FOUST, b. 3/21/1863, d. 12/9/1926.  Oliver's parents were C.W. and Julia (nee MORGAN) WILSON.

(Q103)  31 Mar 1997 - David Macfarlane

Surnames: McFARLANE

I have discovered my Great-Grandfather, Robert Alexander McFARLANE, was supposed to have been b. Feb 21, 1841 in Lawrence Co..  I cannot travel there as yet, so help in trying to locate anything that would tie into the McFARLANE name would be extremely helpful.  He married in OH on his way to IL.  Some first names in the family names are Bruce, Freddie, Ida Belle, Harry and Minnie.  May tie into a James McFARLANE in Scotland.  In trade, I occasionally go the the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and I could return a favor on my next visit this summer.

(Q102)  30 Mar 1997 - Sandy Gilliam


John (Janos) KOOSH, KOCH, or KOO'S - I'm looking for my grandfather's parents names so I can go on in the family tree.  He apparently spelled his name 3 different ways from the time he came from Hungary until moving to the Sharon area.  He spelled it KOOSH, KOCH, and KOO'S.  He was b. 12/6/1871 or 72, and d. 2/22/1930 in Sharon, PA.  Came to this country around 1916, I believe.  He worked in the mill here but was a veternarian over in Hungary.  Hopefully someone will be able to find more info. for me.  Thank You.

(Q101)  30 Mar 1997 - JoAnn Betten


Looking for info. on Richard McCLURE, and his wife, who I think was named Isabella.  They came from Ireland in the early 1800's, and moved thru Allegheny Co., PA, and settled in Mercer Co., PA, in Findley Twp./WolfCreek Twp.  Their daughter Isabella was married to Thomas AUBONY/OBENY.  Thanks, JoAnn.

(Q100)  29 Mar 1997 - John Laird


I am researching the CRILL family of Mercer Co., PA.  John CRILL Jr. arrived in 1806, and his brother Adam and father John Sr., a Rev. War Vet., arrived in 1812.  The children of John Jr. married HOSACK, ADAMS, BOSTON, GIEBNER, MOON, and TODD.  Am tracing CRILL ancestry and have much info. to exchange.  John Laird, 1214 King St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

(Q99)  26 Mar 1997 - Helen Williams


Looking for info. on Nicholas MAHANA, b. abt 1803, m. Lavina DAVIS, b. about 1813.  Their son, Harvey MAHANNAH, b. 1838, m. Margaret A. MOORE, b. ?, d. 1878.  Their son Albert Ellsworth MAHANNAH, b. 1864, m. abt 1885 to Ida Lorena (or Lorraine) DAVIS.  All couples lived in Mercer Co., PA.  Any info. would be greatly appreciated.

(Q98)  24 Mar 1997 - Lorine E. Koser


I am looking for my great-grandfather's parents.  His name is John Weston CRAWFORD.  He was married to Elmira GRIFFIN and their son was John Alexander CRAWFORD.
I am also looking for the parents of Edward L. ORNDORFF.  He passed away in the summer of 1960.  He was married to Grace Lillian EDMUNDS.
I am also looking for the parents of my great-great grandparents.  Their names are Thomas P. EDMUNDS, d. Jan 27, 1934.  He was a soldier in the Spanish-American war and his wife's name was Anne McFARLAND.
I am also looking for the parents of William B. KOSER and his wife Minnie SMOKER.  They had a son named Melvin.

(Q97)  23 Mar 1997 - Larry Nelson


I am researching William NELSON, b. 5 Dec 1790 in Mercer Co., PA.  As Mercer Co. did not exist at that time I am assuming that he was born in an area which eventually became Mercer.  He served in the War of 1812, with Capt Fisher's Co. of the PA Militia.  He m. Elizabeth WILSON, b. 25 May 1791 in Ireland, some time prior to 1817 when they removed to Wayne Co., OH.  Both are buried in Birmingham, IA where they moved in 1845.  I have a couple of obituaries and a biography by a daughter.

(Q96)  23 Mar 1997 - Marc Harris


Anyone researching the POUNDS family in Lawrence/Mercer Cos.?  We have: Ann POUNDS, b. circa 1813, m. to John McFARLAND; John POUNDS, b. 1778, m. to Sarah ??, b. 1797; Adah POUNDS, 1783-1867, m. to Jacob EMERY; Isaac POUNDS, b. 1817, m. to Catherine EMERY; Margaret POUNDS, b. 1811 and the daughter of Thomas POUNDS, m. 1833 to Jesse EMERY.  We'd like to find out more about all of them.  If you connect, we'd love to hear from you.  Thanks!

(Q95)  22 Mar 1997 - Donna Hutchison

Surnames: FOX

Looking for info. on Hugh FOX wife Mary.  They had a child Carrie Elizabeth FOX, b. 1/27/1853 in Sharon, Mercer Co., PA and d. 3/29/1924 in Davidson Co., TN.

(Q94)  20 Mar 1997 - Joyce Westmyer


Looking for documentation of marriage of gg-granparents, Jacob Cline (Kline) MATTOCKS & Jane ARBUCKLE, probably Sandy Lake area.  Oldest child b. 1836 so just before that?  Children: Margaret Jane, b. 1836; Rebecca, b. 1838; William R., b. 1839; Eli, b. 1841; Levi, b. 1845; and Jacob Cline, b. 1849.  Records of children's births would be great.  Jacob's parents were Jacob and Margaret MATTOX, yes maiden name MATTOX.  Believe she might be the daughter of Richard MATTOX-MATTOCKS.  Who were Jacob's parents and confirmation of Richard and wife Mary.   All children born Mercer Co.  Jacob & Jane with children went to IA abt. 1853.  Jacob MATTOX d. War of 1812 and Margaret went to IA.  Thanks for any help.

(Q93)  17 Mar 1997 - Dan Caldwell


I am searching info. on the direct line of John Reed MOOK, b. 15 Sep 1855 in New Lebanon, Mercer Co., PA.  He d. 6 Aug 1929 at Custards, Crawford, PA.  The burial took place 9 Aug 1929 at Munford Chapel, Crawford, PA.  Spouse Elizabeth WILLIAM.  I am trying to go back as many generations as possible.  Any help would be appreciated.

(Q92)  17 Mar 1997 - Alice Jean Edwards


I am searching for the parents of Isaac Hadley STRIGHT, b. 9 Jul 1823, m. Mary DICKSON.  They were parents of my great-grandmother Ella Mary STRIGHT, b. 6 Mar 1866 in New Vernon Twp., Mercer Co., PA.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

(Q91)  16 Mar 1997 - Jan Lipsiea


Am searching for Benjamin STEWART and his wife Esther (do not have a maiden name for her).  They had a daughter, Della STEWART, who was b. 23 Sep 1864 in Mercer Co.  Della m. George W. DIXON in MN, and their son Alva Ward was born there.  Am guessing the STEWART family moved to MN.  When Della died she had taken the name Sarah, so it's possible her given names were either Sarah Della or Della Sarah STEWART.  Are there any marriage or birth records available for this time period?  I was told by someone in the Mercer Co. Office (several years ago) that records before 1893 were destroyed in a fire.  Does anyone have any suggestions about where to look for these people?  I have not searched the census yet - have just begun.

(Q90)  14 Mar 1997 - Carol Van Stienburg


I am trying to find info. on my great-grandfather Lewis M. BROWN.  The only info. I have on him is his name and that he was married to Emma Jane STRUDEVANT.  Emma was b. 1862 in Crawford Co., PA to Charles and Amanda STRUDEVANT.  She d. Jul 4, 1898 in Liberty Twp.  Lewis may have gone by the name of Melvin ( middle initial M. in his name?).  Lewis and Emma had one son that I know of - my grandfather - his name was Frances Herbert BROWN, b. Jul 9, 1880 in Slippery Rock, PA, d. Mar 27, 1964 in New Castle, PA.  Lewis and Emma also had a daughter that was b. in 1895 and only lived for 5 days.  I would like to find out any thing about Lewis BROWN such as date and place of birth and death.  Name of parents and siblings and if there were any other children.  Thank you.

(Q89)  10 Mar 1997 - Dick Baith


I am searching for any info. on the family of Jesse FLICKINGER and Nancy BEIGHT.  They were living at Sandy Lake, Mercer Co. some time after 1863.  Jesse may have been born there in 1810, moved to OH with his parents and then moved back later with Nancy and some of their seven children: Angeline, Ephraim, Eliza, Mary, George, Sarah and Alvey.  Jesse d. in 1880 and Nancy is believed to have d. in 1903.

(Q88)  9 Mar 1997 - Bob Hadley


Searching for descendants of George Washington HOFFMAN (about 1780-1816).  He d. 1816 in Washington Co., PA.  His widow, Rebecca, and their three children, Washington George HOFFMAN, Jefferson S. HOFFMAN, and Matilda HOFFMAN, moved to Noblestown, Allegheny Co., PA.  Rebecca remarried to Joseph JOHNSTON.  Washington George HOFFMAN m. 1827 to Mary Link.  Jefferson S. HOFFMAN m. about 1830 to Mariah Jane JOHNSTON and moved to Greenville, Mercer Co., PA, where he d. in 1840.  Matilda HOFFMAN m. to William McGINNIS.

(Q87)  9 Mar 1997 - Kim Policastro


Looking for any info. on the family of Dennis TAYLOR and his wife Lottie.  They had at least one daughter, my 4th-great grandmother Frances Ann or Fannie, as she was known.  Fannie m. 15 Sept 1872 in Franklin to John HOUSER, a Civil War vet..  When I found her death recorded in Westmoreland Co. I discovered that she had been b. June 1854 in Mercer Co. to Dennis and Lottie.  Any direction welcome!

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