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
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
(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
(Q145) 29 May 1997 - Cassie Langley
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.
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.,
(Q143) 26 May 1997 - Patricia Lowry
Nehemiah STOKELY. Seeking info. about the
STOCKLEY) 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
(Q139) 14 May 1997 - Margaret
Surnames: McCONNELL, PAISLEY,
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
Surnames: ALLEN, SMILEY,
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
(Q137) 13 May 1997 - James Gary
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
Surnames: KECK, SCOTTO,
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
Surnames: BARNES, HOSACK, 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
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
(Q133) 8 May 1997 - Catherine
Anderson + Homepage
Surnames: ANDERSON, CRAWFORD,
GRAY, HOLTZMAN, IRWIN, PATTON, SHIELDS, SMITH, WALLACE
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.
Surnames: BUCHANAN, LOVE, SHAW,
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
(Q131) 2 May 1997 - Karen M. Woods
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
Surnames: BLACK, 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
(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
Surnames: BACHE, JENNINGS,
MUELLER, PHILLIPS, STRAIT-STRAIGHT-STREIGHT, YOUNG
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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.
(Q117) 14 Apr 1997 - Jeffrey Franks
Surnames: EVERHART, KOONCE,
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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