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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. 5.  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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(Q147)  31 May 1997 - R. Paul Gookins


Searching for descendants of William (ca 1763 - 1850) and Isabella (ca 1775 - 1839) PORTER who rest in Neshannock Cemetery at New Wilmington.  Also, searching for descendants of James (1803 - 60) and Rachel (WAUGH, 1795 - 1879) PORTER who also rest at Neshannock.  Thank You.

(Q146)  30 May 1997 - Wilma Diesen


Daniel MILNER (MILLINER, MILLNER, etc), b. ca1825, PA or OH, on 1850 census Mercer Co., PA with wife (1) Martha ... and children Margaret "Maggie", b. 1847, and Daniel N., b. 1849, both in PA.  Third child John, b. 1851 in PA or OH.  Daniel m. (2) Elethena FARNUM, Jul 1852 in VanWert Co., OH and had children: Charles Marion, b. 1853, Mary Rose, b. 1856, both b. OH, and Sabra Irene, b. 1862, IL.  Daniel may have married first time in OH, gave his home as Carroll Co., OH when he purchased land in VanWert Co., OH in 1848.  Family moved to Jefferson  Co., IL in 1859; widow and four children relocated to Newaygo Co., MI in 1867 where other FARNUM relatives were living.  I would be glad to share and exchange any information on the MILNER family.

(Q145)  29 May 1997 - Cassie Langley Brown


Looking for the parents of Maude LUCE, b. around 1872 in PA.  She lived in the Sharon, Mercer Co., PA area, as well as the Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH region with her husband, Jim C. LANGLEY (1866-1942, an immigrant of England via Wales) and their seven children: Ralph, Ruth, Doris, Florence, William S., Frank J. and Grayce.  Jim worked in the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.  Any info. on Maude and her parents would be greatly appreciated!

(Q144)  28 May 1997 - Stephen B. Seiple

Surnames: SEIPLE

My ancestor, Edward SEIPLE, came to Mercer Co., PA c. 1820.  Several cousins and I are attempting to develop a history of the SEIPLE family in America, and I would appreciate any info. anyone has about any of the SEIPLE families in Mercer Co., PA.

(Q143)  26 May 1997 - Patricia Lowry


Nehemiah STOKELY.  Seeking info. about the STOKELY (STOKLEYSTOCKLEY) family who lived in Hannastown and later on the Lower Sewickley Creek near Waltz Mill in Westmoreland Co., during the Revolutionary War period.  After his mother was widowed in 1770 near Lewistown, Sussex Co., DE, she moved six of her seven children to Redstone in Fayette Co. in the fall of 1775.  Benjamin, her youngest, was b. 4 Oct 1766 in Lewistown.  John, Thomas, and Samuel are also found living in the west Augusta area.  Benjamin surveyed land and was an early inhabitant of Mercer Co.  Nehemiah had a "strong blockhouse" "within a mile or two of old Thickety Run camp on the Braddock Road."  He m. 26 Feb 1779 to the widow of John DeCAMP, Susannah, and ran her inn.  Their daughter Polly (Mary) is my g-g-grandmother.  I would like to know who Nememiah's parents were and whether John, Thomas, Samuel, and Benjamin were indeed his brothers.

(Q142)  22 May 1997 - Ed Hedin


Am looking for my HAWK ancestors.  Daniel W. HAWK, b. 1823 in Armstrong Co., PA, m. abt 1850 in Meadville, PA to Sarah Ann RISHER (b. 1824, Mercer Co., PA).  Sarah's parents were John T. RISHER & Mary A. HAWK/S.  Daniel & Sarah HAWK had 6 children born between 1852 and 1865 in Meadville, PA:  Mary Olive, Jane, John Lawrence, William Marshall, Martha Belle, and Charles B.  Charles B. still resided in Meadville in 1896.  Any info. on this family would be most appreciated.

(Q141)  21 May 1997 - Bonnie O'Connell


I am looking for David McKNIGHT's parents.  He was b. about 1835 in Mercer Co. and d. 13 Sep 1905.  He m. 1873 to Nancy Jane WIMER and their children were Rebecca, Samuel, Frank, Henry, Thomas, Elizabeth, and Gilbert.  I know David's mother was Elizabeth, but am not sure of his father's name.

(Q140)  19 May 1997 - Sandy Becraft


Seeking any info. concerning Peter CORSAW (1840 Federal Census Mercer Co., PA) and his family.  Where was Peter born and where; who did he married and when; when did he die and where?  Was his children: Lydia CORSAW, who m. Chauncey MOORE in WI (Wisconsin); Dennis R. CORSAW (1850 and 1860 Federal WI Census) and Charles D. CORSAW (in WI)?  Do you know where Dennis R. CORSAW died and when? How does Sally CORSAW (1860 WI Census), William CORSAW (1860 WI Census), and Samuel H. CORSAW (1860 WI Census) fit into the family?  Are Peter CORSAW, John CORSAW, Chester L. CORSAW, and Alamson CORSAW brothers or what?

(Q139)  14 May 1997 - Margaret Paisley-Otell


James Noble PAISLEY, son of John PAISLEY & Margaret McCONNELL, his parents living Neshanock Twp (1850 census).  Looking for any info. on John and Margaret both born in PA.  James Noble PAISLEY m.  Nov. 1865 to Mary Josephine REED probably in Lawrence Co., they moved to MO abt 1872.  Mary Josephine REED (called Maggie), dau. of Robert REED and Lucinda, her parents both born in PA, living North Beaver Twp. (1850 Census).  James Noble & Mary Josephine lived in North Beaver Twp. in 1870.  Children of of James Noble & Mary Josephine PAISLEY: Edward William (Willis), b. 3/23/1866,  PA, d. 3/16/1938, OK; Lucinda, b. abt 1869, PA, d. in childhood,  PA; Leander R, b. 1870, PA d. in childhood, PA; Ira Lee, b. 3/18/1872, Appleton City, MO, d. 12/9/1914, OK.  I am looking for info. on parents of James and Mary PAISLEY.  I am willing to share info. I have with anyone interested.  Thank you and hope to hear soon.

(Q138)  13 May 1997 - George M. Smith


I am trying to determine what became of a Ruth ALLEN, the daughter of William ALLEN, of Mercer Co., Fredonia, PA.  She was m. 1920 to Fred D. SMITH a/k/a SMILEY, was later divorced (?) and may have returned to the family farm in Mercer Co., PA.  Would welcome any info. concerning the William ALLEN family.  Ruth ALLEN SMITH or SMILEY was an only child.  Many thanks for any info or suggestions that might point me in the right direction.

(Q137)  13 May 1997 - James Gary Wise

Surnames: MILLER, WISE

I am just starting my family research.  I am looking for parents and info. on John Thomas WISE, b. 1881, d. 1944, and his wife Nellie Elizabeth MILLER, b. 1890, d. 24 Jan 1964. They were probably married between 1900 and 1906 in Mercer Co. then moved to Karns City around the 1920s. Their children were Mary, John, Orrin, Charles, and Ruth.  Any help would be appreciated.

(Q136)  12 May 1997 - Nancy Humes


My parents were married June 28, 1947 in Greenville, PA and will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  My sisters and I want to give them some special memories and need the help of people who knew them or attended their wedding.  Their names are: Ann Elizabeth WAKEFIELD SCOTTO and Dominick John SCOTTO.  I'd appreciate any info. you have on their marriage.  My mom's family is from Greenville:  Harriett KECK WAKEFIELD and Charles WAKEFIELD were her parents and they married (I believe) at their home on Plum Street.  Thanks for your help.

(Q135)  11 May 1997 - Beverly Liston


I am and have been researching the above names for some time.  I have extension info. on the HOSACK line and quite a bit on the LISTON line (which has been difficult to trace).  Recently have branched out to the NELSON and BARNES connections to the HOSACKs.

(Q134)  11 May 1997 - Judy Litwin


Looking for info. on Daniel SIEGFRIED and his son Daniel M.  They lived at Siegfried's Bridge near Allentown until 1850.  They then moved to Mercer Co. where John M. SIEGFRIED was b. Aug 20, 1855 at Delaware Grove.  He m. 1876 to Hannah REEVES, daughter of Edwin N. REEVES of Franklin.

(Q133)  8 May 1997 - Catherine Anderson + Homepage


I am looking for any info. on the following  families.  Alexander ANDERSON, b. abt 1834 in PA, son of John ANDERSON and Ellen CRAWFORD.  Alexander  m. to Mary E. ??.  Their family is listed on the 1880 PA Census, Mercer Co., Fairview Twp.  Children of Alexander and Mary are: David Berton ANDERSON, b. abt 1869, m. Kezia F. SMITH; Loly ANDERSON, b. abt 1871; Curtis ANDERSON, b. abt 1873; William ANDERSON, b. abt 1875, m. Jennie O. ??; Chrissie B. ANDERSON, b. abt 1877; and Effie ANDERSON, b. Oct 1879.
I am also looking for relations to any of the following  people.  Albert Alexander ANDERSON, b. Feb 1858 in PA, son of Willaim R. ANDERSON and Sarah A. IRWIN. Albert m. Bessie May SHIELDS, b. abt 1889 in PA, dau of Thomas Hartshorn SHIELDS and Rebecca WALLACE.  Albert and his wife, Bessie, are listed on the 1900 PA Census in Mercer Co., Shenango Twp.  The first known child  of Albert & Bessie is Charles Laverne ANDERSON, b. Jan 31, 1890, d. Feb 2, 1920, m. Mabel Jesse PATTON,  dau. of John Edwin PATTON and Anna GRAY.  Second known child of Albert & Bessie is Dorthy Mae ANDERSON, b. Aug 1899 in PA, m. John HOLTZMAN.  I would happily trade data and be grateful for any info. on any of these families.

(Q132)  5 May 1997 - Elizabeth M. Brumbaugh


Need info. on William BUCHANAN, b. 1764, Co. Donegal, Ireland.  Came to America in 1791 with his wife Mary WARD and their infant daughter Elizabeth.  Stopped in Lancaster Co., came on to Mercer Co. in 1798 with additional children: George, William, and James.  Wife Mary d. about 1802 and it is she I am trying to search out.  Where is Mary BUCHANAN buried?  And more about William & Mary's youngest child Mary, b. Mercer Co., m. to Robert SHAW.  Wm. BUCHANAN m. 2nd time to a Mrs. Catherine LOVE and had four children by her.  Any help would be appreciated.

(Q131)  2 May 1997 - Karen M. Woods

Surnames: MASON

I am trying to find info. about my father's side of the family.  My grandfather's name was Charles E. MASON Sr.  If you have any info. available about his father and/or his father's siblings, I would appreciate it.  They originally came over from England.  Please let me know if this will cost anything before you begin searching.  Thank you.

(Q130)  1 May 1997 - Barbara Mayberry


My husband's ggg-grandfather & ggg-grandmother, William MAYBERRY & Martha McLAUGHLIN MAYBERRY from Mercer Co., PA.  William MAYBERRY was b. 1786 in Mifflin Co., PA and Martha McLAUGHLIN was b. 1788 in Ireland.  Their son, Alexander J. was b. Jul 31, 1812 in Mercer Co.  His 1st wife: Jane BLACK, b. Mar 3, 1815 - children: John Logan MAYBERRY, b. 12/12/1834; Mary Jane, b. 1/10/1837; Margaret Ann, b. 5/26/1838; Phoebe E., b. 7/30/1843.  2nd wife: Jane WALKER, b. 3/25/1822 in Allegheny Co., PA - children: Samuel Cary, Sarah Mahala, William Wells and Nancy.  All of the above came to Jackson Co., IA in 1852.  Would like to find William MAYBERRY's father. We think it might be John MAYBERRY who lived in Mifflin Co. about the time of William's birth.  Also, would like to find out anything at all about the McLAUGHLINs, BLACKs, and WALKERs.

(Q129)  29 Apr 1997 - Jack Hughes


Looking for info. on Frank A. HUGHES, b. 1 Jul 1899, d. 3 Sep 1961, bur. Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon PA.  I ordered a death certificate but PA sent back no record.  I'm not sure if this is the Frank HUGHES that I am looking for.  Would like to know where he was from 1930 to 1961.  The city directory shows my Frank HUGHES from 1918 thru 1928.  He worked at American Steel in Wheatland and Sharon, Mercer Co., PA.  He disappears from the census in Sharon about the same time he left the family around 1930.  I know he was from the OH/PA area. He worked in the steel mills in Sharon, PA until about 1930. He is the adoptive father of my dad.  We do have photos of Frank but nothing else.  He was m. to Mary CLARK of FL at the time he adopted my dad in Nov 1920.  Mary was b. 1897.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

(Q128)  26 Apr 1997 - Lori Stanzel


Looking for info. on Abel Delos STRAIT, I believe he was born in Nelson in Mercer Co., PA, 1807, to Daniel STRAIT and Rewey PHILLIPS, who came to PA from CT.  Believe Abel Delos STRAIT m. around 1827 to Anna Maria or Maria MUELLER.  They had 5 children: Nathan Wallace, Beulah, Charles Henry, Jonathan, and Marietta.  Abel Delos STRAIT and his family show up in 1850 Census for Tioga Co. in Wellsboro, his occupation is listed as Butcher, and his birthplace is given as CT.  But can find no trace of him being born in CT.  I am a direct descendant of his through his son Nathan Wallace STRAIT (or STRAIGHT or STREIGHT) who moved to city of Goodland, Newton Co., IN.  Before he moved there Nathan Wallace STRAIT m. 1866 to Miss Fanny JENNINGS, daughter of Ezra JENNINGS from Herkimer, NY, his wife was Katherine YOUNG.  Nathan Wallace STRAIT was a blind carriage-maker, he and Fanny STRAIT had a son, William Bache STRAIGHT, b. 1870 , place unknown, but probably was Tioga Co., Wellsboro, PA.

(Q127)  26 Apr 1997 - James R. Roop

Surnames: COLSON

Any info. (good or bad) on Sharon Marie COLSON, b. 7 Oct 1958, Greenville, PA.  She was adopted by Herbert & Elsie COLSON.  Removed to Children's home at age 12.  I have certificate of birth #2007630-58, filed 20 Oct 1958.

(Q126)  26 Apr 1997 - Tom Mayclin


According to the info. I have my g-grandfather John McLERAN (McLAREN) was b. 1846 in Mercer, PA, and m. 1868 to my g-grandmother Rebecca HART (also born in 1846 in Mercer).  Any info. about these people will be greatly appreciated.

(Q125)  25 Apr 1997 - Charles Means


I am looking for the parents of my g-grandfather Andrew SNYDER, b. 7/18/1808 in Wolfcreek Twp., Mercer Co., PA, d. 9/13/1888 in Jefferson Twp., Mercer Co., PA, bur. Mt. Washington Cem., Jefferson Twp., Mercer Co., PA.  Spouse was Anna BOOTH, b. 1/31/1818 Jefferson Twp., Mercer Co., PA, d. 11/27/1897, bur. Mt. Washington Cem.  I would appreciate any info.

(Q124)  24 Apr 1997 - Judy Boyce


I am looking for info. on the CALDWELL family.  I'd like to find more info. on any of these people (they're all siblings).  Joseph McMuterie CALDWELL (1823-1887), John CALDWELL (1806-1862), Rebeca CALDWELL (1808-1880), Sarah CALDWELL (b. 1810), Alexander CALDWELL (b. 1811), Jesse CALDWELL (1813-1893), Mary Alice CALDWELL (1815-1888), James CALDWELL (b. 1819), Rachel CALDWELL (b. 1821), Charlotte CALDWELL (b. 1826).  Their parents were James CALDWELL (b. 1784 in Co. Tyrone (?), Ireland, d. 1859) and Phoebe HAVENS (b. 1786 in Scotland, d. 1842).

(Q123)  23 Apr 1997 - Lois Jean Brott

Surnames: BRIGHT

Looking for birth info. for Catherine/Cora BRIGHT, b. abt 1828, Bucks Co. to Samuel BRIGHT and wife Louisa.  Samuel was b. 1798.  They moved to Mercer Co. shortly thereafter.  Samuel and Louisa had a large family supposedly born in Bucks Co. - about 6 children.  Any info. on this family would be appreciated.

(Q122)  23 Apr 1997 - Jacqueline Hitchings Bellezza


Searching for info. on Margaret HITCHINGS, b. Oct 13, 1836 in Wales, d. Jul 12, 1899, m. ca 1850s in Wales to Edmond R. JONES, b. Mar 27, 1832 in Dowlais, Wales, d. Mar 4, 1913.  Also, Annie HITCHINGS (mother of Margaret HITCHINGS), b. Aug 13, 1814 in Wales, d. Jan 8, 1900.  All buried in Sharon, PA.  Any info. appreciated.

(Q121)  23 Apr 1997 - Galen Calvert


I am interested in exchanging info. about two CALVERT lines, one from MD, and the other from Crawford Co., PA that goes back to NY and Co. Armaugh, Ireland, my branch.  CALVERTs arrived in Jamestown area of Crawford Co. about 1810.  Early names include William and Nathaniel.  I can take anyone connected with them down my line and up to their immigrant ancestor.  There was a book written about the branches off the immigrant, which I have a photocopy of.  There was a CALVERT who preceded these living in Mercer Co. in 1810 who may have been an offshoot of the MD CALVERTs arriving with the RIDDLEs in Venango Co. in 1795.

(Q120)  21 Apr 1997 - Ralph Wayne McConnell + Homepage

Surnames: McCONNELL

I am looking for info. on my gggg-grandfather Philip McCONNELL, b. 1774, d. 4/16/1846 in Mercer Co.  He m. Mary __?__, b. 1790, d. 11/18/1882 in Mercer.  Philip had a son named Hiram who was my ggg-grandfather.  Any clues would be helpful.

(Q119)  18 Apr 1997 - Michael O'Hair


Looking for any info. whatsoever on William HINKSON, b. about 1807, son of George HINKSON and Catherine FAIRLAMB, who came to Mercer Co. about 1806.  Did William marry?  Could he have been born or raised in Centre Co. rather than Mercer?  When did he die?

(Q118)  16 Apr 1997 - Claude Nimmo

Surnames: NIMMO, PERRY

Need info. on the NIMMOs of Mercer Co., PA. in general.  Need info. on William NIMMO, b. 1 May 1843 in Mercer Co., PA, m. 31 Oct 1879 in Crawford Co., KS to Mary A. PERRY.

(Q117)  14 Apr 1997 - Jeffrey Franks


Seeking any and all info. on my great great grandfather Henry M. KOONCE, son of Joseph KOONCE and Pricilla (EVERHART) KOONCE.  Henry M. KOONCE was b. in the 1840's in Mercer Co., m. to Jerusha McMAHAN, had at least one child, my great grandfather Thadeus Bartholamew KOONCE, who disappeared from Akron, OH in 1903.  Henry and Jerusha were estranged from each other and I cannot determine what became of Henry after 1888, the last time he appears in the Akron, OH City Directory.  He may have gone to IL.  Have reason to believe he would have been in the beer, wine, and liquor business.  Thadeus KOONCE was either murdered or ran off.

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