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(Q174)  6 Jul 1997 - Esther McDermott


John A. CLARK, b. 1807/1809 in PA, d. aft 1870 in Mercer Co. PA or Trumbull Co., OH, m. Elizabeth Ann CORRELL-KORRELL, b. 1811 in PA, d. 1907 in Trumbull Co., OH.  Children: Adam, b. 1833 in Jackson Center, Mercer Co., PA, m. 1854 in Mercer Co. to Elizabeth Jane HUNTER; Mary Polly, b. 1836 in Mercer Co.; William, b. 1837 in Mercer Co.; Margaret, b. 1840 in Mercer Co., m. 1860 in Trumbull Co. to Jesse WIREMAN; Thomas, b. 1842 in Mercer Co.; Alexander, b. 1846 in Mercer Co.; Alfred, b. 1847 in Mercer Co., lived in Trumbull Co. at one time; Andrew J., b. 1851 in Mercer Co.  One of the boys moved to Pittsburg and started a family their.

(John?) Adam CLARK, b. 9 Sep 1833 in Jackson Center, Mercer Co., PA, d. 31 May 1907 in Burghill, Trumbull Co., OH, bur. Center Cem., Brookfield, Trumbull Co., OH.  He m. Elizabeth Jane HUNTER, b. 4 Apr 1833 in Muddy Creek, Butler Co., PA, d. 12 Jun 1879 in Coalburg, Trumbull Co., OH, bur. with husband.  Adam was in the Civil War, Co. I, 6th Reg. of Heavy Artillery 212 PA.  Children: William Hunter CLARK, b. 1856 in Mercer Co., moved to UT; Ira Walker CLARK, b. 1858 in Pine Grove Twp., Mercer Co.,  PA, m. 1880 in Trumbull Co. (lived there) to Jemina NORTMAN; James Lawrence CLARK, b. 24 Mar 1863 in Plain Grove Twp., Lawrence Co., PA, d. 16 Apr 1916 in Sharon, Mercer Co., PA (at Hall's crossing ran over by train), m. 1884 in Mercer Co. to 1st wife Elizabeth E. PATTON, m. 1891 in Mercer Co., PA to 2nd wife Clara Mae SCHELL-SHELL; Elmer Ellsworth CLARK, b. 24 Mar 1863 in Plain Grove, Lawrence Co., d. 1907 in Sharpsville, Mercer Co., m. Louise SLEAZLEY; Etta May CLARK, b. 1866 in Lawrence Co. PA, m. William PATTON; Elizabeth Ann CLARK, b. 23 Sep 1869 in Brookfield, Trumbull Co., OH, d. 9 Mar 1948, bur. Trumbull Co. OH, m. 1882 in Trumbull Co. to Clyde COOMBS; Margaret Jane CLARK, b. 1872 in Trumbull Co., OH, d. 1948, bur. in Trumbull Co., OH, m. 1st to Charles V. SCHELL-SHELL (died from train accident), m. 2nd to Edward JAMES; and Maud Luella CLARK, b. 1876 in Trumbull Co., OH, d. Mercer Co., m. Hebert Frank CHANTREY.

James Lawrence CLARK, b. 1863 in Lawrence Co., PA, d. 1916 in Mercer Co., m. 1st to Elizabeth E. PATTON, b. 22 Nov 1868 in PA, d. 13 Nov 1890 in Mercer Co., dau. of Thomas PATTON and Katheryn BENTLEY.  Children of James and Elizabeth: Thomas Adam, b. 1885 in Mercer Co., m. Lillian HOWARD; Maud Luella, b. 1886 in Mercer, d. 1955 in Trumbull, m. Frederick TARR and James JONES; James Perry, b. 1888 in Mercer, d. 1956 in Trumbull, m. Gertrude KLETT; Samuel J., b. 11 Apr 1890 in Mercer, d. 10 Jun 1890 in Mercer.  James Lawrence CLARK m. 2nd Clara Mae SCHELL-SHELL and had children: Emmaline Mobanne Berth, b. 1892 in Mercer, d. in Mercer, m. Edward MUTCHIE and Charles BOALS; Ira Walker, b. 1894 in Mercer, d. 1975 in FL, bur. Lawrence Co., m. 1916 to Maud PALMER; William Henry, b. 1896 in Mercer, d. 1971 in Trumbull Co., m. Carrin BARR; Susie b. 1898 in Mercer, d. 1898; Mary Elizabeth, b. 1899 in Mercer, d. in Mahoning Co., OH, m. James SYLVESTER; Edward Joseph, b. 1901 in Mercer, d. 1962 in Louisa Co., VA, m. 1949 in Mahoning Co., OH to Esther Margaret ERIKSSON; and Karl Raymond CLARK/SCHELL, b. 1904 in Mercer, d. 1966 in Mercer Co., m. Margaret THOMAS.

(Q173)  6 Jul 1997 - Esther McDermott


Abner Hubbard POLLEY, b. 2 Mar 1802 in Washington Co., NY, d. 1842 in Mercer Co., parents were Jonathan POLLEY and Rachel HUBBARD.  He m. Margaret REEGER, b. 17 Aug 1807 probably in Westmoreland Co. PA, d. 3 Jan 1892 in Mercer Co.  Margaret was dau. of Frederick REEGER-REIHER-RIEHER-REEHER, b. Easton, Northampton Co., PA, d. in Westmoreland Co. PA, and Margaret KRISSLEY, b. probably in Westmoreland Co. PA, d. in Mercer Co., PA, m. 2nd to Joseph MATTOX and moved to Mercer after his death and lived with her children Margaret POLLEY and Isaac REEHER.  Children of Abner and Margaret POLLEY: Eliza Jane, b. 1826 in PA, m. PA to John RICKERT; Benjamin Franklin, b. 1829 in Armstrong Co., PA, d. 1923 in Mercer Co., m. 1853 to Elizabeth A. DIEFENDEFER; Emeline E., b. 1833, d. bef 1892, m. Willaim SCHELL-SHELL; William, b. 1835, m. Amanda LOUP; Henry C., b. 1839, d. 1876 in Mercer; m. Hellen DIEFEDERFER; and Abner H., b. 1843 in Mercer Co., m. Catherine (Katie).

William SCHELL-SHELL, b. 1833 in PA, d. 9 Mar 1901 in Trumbull Co., OH, bur. Glennlawn Cem., Mercer Co., PA (from Old Clarksville Cem.).  He m. Emeline E. POLLEY and had children: Mary E., b. 1853 in PA, m. Herman HECKER; Isadora, b. 1855 in PA, m. Micheal KEITH; Henry A., b. 1857 in PA; Margaret Ella, b. 1859 in Clarksville, d. 1931 in Sharon, bur. in Clarksville, m. 1881 in Mercer to William W. GILLILAND; William, b. 1860 in Mercer, d. bef 1870; Benjamin Franklin, b. 1862 in New Hamburg Twp., d. 1962, bur. Westside Cem., Mercer, m. Annabelle I. Minnie PATTON; Charles V., b. 1863 in Clarksville, d. 1910, bur. Glenlawn Cem., m. 1889 in Mercer to Margaret Jane CLARK; Anna, b. 1865 in PA, m. BANNON (lived in Lawrence Co.); Clara Mae, b. 1867 in Clarksville, d. 1904 in Sharpsville, bur. Westside Cem., m. 1891 to James Lawrence CLARK; and Frederick David, b. 1869 in Mercer, m. Catherine RANKIN and Elizabeth BLAIR.

(Q172)  5 Jul 1997 - Melanie Miller


I am researching the DUNHAM surname.  I am a direct descendant of Jonathan DUNHAM, b. Dec 25, 1775, d. Mar 6, 1856,  m. 1801 to Mary CLARK, b. Feb 11, 1783.  Together this couple had 13 children: Justin DUNHAM, George DUNHAM, Clark DUNHAM, Azariah DUNHAM, Phineas DUNHAM, James DUNHAM, Margaret DUNHAM, Jane DUNHAM, Experience DUNHAM (f), Agnes DUNHAM, MaryAnn DUNHAM, Rachel DUNHAM, and Mary DUNHAM.  I believe most, if not all, of the children were b. in Sharpsville, Mercer Co., PA.  I know Jonathan d. in Sharpsville.  Does anyone have any info. which could assist me??  Thanks.

(Q171)  4 Jul 1997 - J. C. Hazlett

Surnames: HAZLETT

Looking for info. on Samuel Kirk HAZLETT, b. 1789 and James Harvey HAZLETT, b. 1812? in Mercer Co.

(Q170)  4 Jul 1997 - Sara Canadé


Looking for info. on Eli BUTLER, b. Jun 24, 1795, and his wife, Urania BAILEY, b. Nov 29, 1805.  Family bible in Iowa states that their children, Mary, Theodore, John, Soloman, Myron, Henry, Rebecca, Lorain, Lois (my great-grandmother), Nancy, Rufus, Harriet, Alice, and Mary, were all b. at Sandy Lake, Mercer Co., PA between 1825 and 1847.  The first child, Mary, d. Feb 1847 followed by the infant, Mary (14th child), dying in Sep 1847.  Eli BUTLER d. Jun 1849.  The surviving family member migrated to Webster City, Hamilton Co., IA in the late 1850's.  I don't know how or why IA.  The family bible also states that Urania BAILEY is the daughter of Theodore BAILEY and Lorain WILCOX.  Their children were Myron, Freelove, Desire, Homer, Lois, Urania, Theodore, another Lois, Eben, Laura, Harriet, and Moses.  The parents were both b. in Goshen, CT; the children were b. between 1795 and 1823; I know not where.  I have complete birth dates for the children, but that's it.  Any info. would be appreciated.

(Q169)  2 Jul 1997 - Donald Stephenson


Catherine BARBER, b. 1827 in Westmoreland Co., PA and d. 1922 in Mercer Co., PA.  I am looking for obit. dated Mar 1922 give or take a few days.  She d. as Catherine BARBER STEPHENSON CLINGAN.  Help please?  Catherine BARBER's father was Andrew BARBER, b. ???? where ???? and d. 1848 in Mercer Co., PA ???  Andrew's father was Samuel BARBER, b. 1774/75 in Ireland and d. 1854 in Mercer Co.??? and his wife also Catherine BARBER.  Help please???  Thanks.

(Q168)  28 Jun 1997 - Joe Adler


My great-grandfather, Adam WYLIE, b. 11 Jan 1795 in Ireland, lived in Mercer Co. from abt 1836 until abt 1845.  He m. Rosanna CRAIG, b. in PA, parents unknown, marriage date unknown.  Four of their children were b. in Mercer Co.: Sarah, b. 16 Feb 1836; Mary Elizabeth, b. 3 Jul 1839; John, b. 1 Sep 1841 at Georgetown, Mercer Co.; and Benjamin, b. 31 Jul 1844.  Adam owned property in Salem Twp.  Does anyone have info. on a possible relationship to John and Benjamin WILEY?  Both were b. in Ireland.  John lived in West Salem Twp. and Benjamin lived in Salem Twp. in 1850, and in Sugar Grove Twp. in 1860.  I would also like to determine any relationship to Daniel WYLIE, who owned property in Mercer Co., but later lived at other locations in Wisc. and Minn. where Adam lived.

(Q167)  23 Jun 1997 - Betty K. Beachy


Would like info. for Velma PYLE who m. __?__ DENNIKER.  What was his first name?  She was b. ca 1896, the dau. of Charles A. and Effie (CHAMBERS) PYLE.  Would like to locate any children they may have had.  Last address I have was Grove City, PA.  Any info. appreciated.

(Q166)  22 Jun 1997 - Allen W. Dripps


Looking for my Mercer Co. DRIPS-DRIPPS connections!  Nancy Joe DRIPPS m. George KEIGHLEY.  Had child Nathan Patterson KEIGHLEY who is age 48 on 1900 census for Mercer Co., PA with wife Mary A. KEIGHLEY, aged 54.  Alexander DRIPPS, located on 1850 census for Mercer Co. with wife Elizabeth Lizzy.  Need further family information!  Also need info. on James DRIPPS family whose 1st wife was Elizabeth JOHNSON and 2nd wife was Martha J. SKILES.  Lived in Mercer Co. 1881 - ?

(Q165)  22 Jun 1997 - Robert Stumpf

Surnames: MEDBERRY

I am looking for descendants of Benjamin MEDBERRY who was b. abt 1794 in Chautauqua Co., NY and moved abt 1839 to Worth Twp. with his wife Lydia and children.  Any info. about this family would be appreciated.

(Q164)  21 Jun 1997 - James William Thompson


Looking for parents of James Galloway THOMPSON, b. 1813 in Mercer Co., PA.  Looking for parents of wife, Polly HUNTER, b. 1814 in PA. They m. ca 1835.  Lived in Wilmington Twp., Neshannock, PA where Polly d. 1858.  Two daughters d. there months apart 1857.  Four sons are Robert, John, Ezekiel, and William.

(Q163)  21 Jun 1997 - Helen Williams


Seeking info. on Nickolas MAHANA, b. ca 1800 in PA.  He m. Lavina DAVIS, b. ca 1813 in PA.  They settled in Mercer Co., and had at least nine children, some changing spelling to MAHANNAH.  Would like info. on any of these folks.  Thanks in advance.

(Q162)  18 Jun 1997 - Velma Jean Small Poole

Surnames: DORE, SMALL

Thomas SMALL wife Mary Ann DORE SMALL with son William SMALL went from Mahoning Co., OH to Mercer Co., PA probably around 1870.  Other children were born in Mercer Co., PA.  They left there before 1900 as Thomas SMALL appears on the Greene Co., IN 1900 census living with son Henry SMALL.  I believe wife Mary Ann DORE SMALL d.  before 1900 in Mercer Co., PA - need death date and place of burial.  And any other info. available on this family.  Will exchange info. that I have.  These are my great grandparents.

(Q161)  16 Jun 1997 - Ralph Sutton


Seeking info. on parents of David McKEAN, b. 1814, d. 20 Feb 1880, Wolfcreek Twp., m. abt 1837 to Rachel SIMPSON, b. 1814 in NJ.  Five children born: Sarah Jane, b. 1838, m. KARNS; Jotham, b. 22 Jul 1842, m. Mary LATSHAW; Matilda, b. 1846; Ann Eliza, b. 1849, m. A.J. PHIPPS; Melissa, b. 1850.  All b. in Wolfcreek Twp., Mercer Co.  Have all kinds of info. to share with interested parties.

(Q160)  11 Jun 1997 - Sandra Merriman


George Elmer HILL, b. 1879 in Clymer, PA, m. Dec 26, 1900 in Grove City, Mercer Co., PA to Bessie Lee HARRIS.  Children b. in Mercer Co.: John Elmer, Margaret Ruth Emma, Edna Marie, and Robert.  I would like to find out who his parents were, and any other relatives.  He d. Jul 31, 1958 in Kent, OH.  I would also like info. about Robert Dean MERRIMAN, b. May 5, 1911 or 1913 in Houtzdale, PA (he was born at home and didn't have a birth certificate).  Anything about his family would help.  He m. 1945 in Akron, OH to Edna Marie HILL.  Two children, b. in OH, Robert, Jr. and Sandra (me).  I would really appreciate any help I can get.

(Q159)  11 Jun 1997 - Michele Roth


Seek parents and other info. for Elizabeth MILLIKIN, b. 22 Feb 1827 in Sligo, Ireland.  She m. 22 May 1844 in Mercer, PA to John Walters MUSE.  Listed in 1850 census French Creek, by 1860 census had moved to Black Hawk Twp., Rock Island, IL.

Seek info. about Price VAN VOORHIES who d. around Oct 1837 leaving widow Martha and minor children: Abigail, Robert, Jane, James, Newton, and Theodore.  James MUSE was appointed the guardian on pg. 249 Orphan's Court records.  Want to find relationship between MUSE and Martha VAN VOORHIES.

Looking for the children (and their spouses ) of John MONTGOMERY (1776-1845) and wife Ann (MUSE), dau. of Fauntley MUSE.  These 2 are buried at Fairfield Cemetery, New Vernon Twp., Mercer Co., PA.  Quite a few MONTGOMERYs in same cemetery but don't know which are related.

(Q158)  10 Jun 1997 - Patricia R. Timm


Looking for info. about a Thomas Joseph DALEY, b. in Johnstown, PA, m. only once, had dau., my mother.  I have no info. on him.  He passed away about 1940-1945.  He was one of eight children.  His father's name was Michael DALEY and his mother I believe was Alice HUGHES.

(Q157)  10 Jun 1997 - Betty Crouser Stumpf + Homepage


Franklin ROWLAND, son of Mitchell ROWLAND and Hannah VANNATTA, was b. 16 Jun 1864 in New Lebanon, Mercer Co., PA.  He m. Mary Jane CROUSER, the dau. of Frederick B. CROUSER and Mary Ann HEASLEY.  Their children were Frederick P. ROWLAND (1881-1909), Fauntleroy Mitchell ROWLAND ( -1950), Howard Flynn ROWLAND, Percival Jay William ROWLAND (1892-1942), Genevieve ROWLAND ( -1914), Cleora ROWLAND, and Dick ROWLAND (1904-1919).  This family lived in New Castle, Lawrence Co. for many years and descendants are still there.  I would like to share info. with anyone interested in this family line.

(Q156)  8 Jun 1997 - Ronald Chaney


William M. and Nancy A. BOTHEL (BOTHWELL).  The former b. 1778, d. 1849.  Came from Ireland, unsure of time but think it was 1795.  Moved to OH in 1815.  A William BOTHWELL is listed in Mercer Co. on 1800 census.  Any further info.?

(Q155)  7 Jun 1997 - Susan L. Wienand


Searching for David GALLAUGHER and his wife Elizebeth BROWN GALLAUGHER.  Their son John E. GALLAUGHER was b. 25 Apr 1831 in Mercer Co., PA (according to his Civil War military papers).

(Q154)  7 Jun 1997 - Delores J. Boyd


I am looking for info. anyone might have on Catherine CROW who was b. 1825 in PA, m. Sidney MORFORD.  They were shown on the 1850 census living in Shenango, Mercer Co., PA in the same household with Abijah and Hester Ann MORFORD.  I would like to know who Catherine's parents were and where she was born.  She d. Aug 15, 1875 in Hubbell, NE.  Catherine had eight children: Harriet, Lydia, Nancy Jane, Mary Sophia, Sarah, Sidney, Richard, and Henry.  Would appreciate any help I could get finding info.

(Q153)  7 Jun 1997 - Janet Louise Beauchamp

Surnames: HANNA, WEITZ

Looking for info. on: family of William Wallace HANNA, b. 1843, Mercer Co., m. 1879 to Arabella R. JONES, b. 1845, Pittsburgh, d. approx. 1895, had four children Alice, Mary, Thomas, and Jay; and family of George Ernest WEITZ, b. 10/26/81, Sharon, m. 11/09/04 to Mary HANNA, b. 09/09/83, had four children George, William, Thomas and Mary.

(Q152)  7 Jun 1997 - Howard Adams

Surnames: WELCH

My great uncle James WELCH was b. abt 1875 in Neshannock.  His service records show his father as B. D. WELCH of Hermitage.  Any info. I can find about B. D. WELCH (birth, death, baptism) which show his place of birth, wife's name, etc. would help me end a five year search for the parents of James' sister, my grandmother.  Many thanks for any assistance anyone may provide.

(Q151)  6 Jun 1997 - Rosalie Carroll


I am seeking info. on Mary C. (Annie) HOLLOWAY, b. around 1850 in OH, Quaker or Amish, m. around 1870 to Oliver Charles WELLS and lived for a while in Oskaloosa, IA before moving to Fayette Co., PA.  Mary was the dau. of Rachel HOLLOWAY mother of twins.  We have no other info. on Mary who may have lived in Mercer Co.

Also researching Ann McCANDLES (McCANLES) and John STEEN from Mercer Co. as well as Mary TITSLER m. to Samuel PATTERSON.  The STEENs, McCANDLESes, TITSLERs, and PATTERSONs were in Darlington and New Gailee, Beaver Co., New Wilmington and Wolf Creek Twp. in Mercer Co.  Any info. would be appreciated very much.

(Q150)  6 Jun 1997 - Harry M. Clyde

Surnames: CLYDE

My great great great grandfather, John CLYDE, lived in or around Jamestown most of his life.  He d. there on Sep 11, 1846.  I am trying to determine if there was a will or death certificate.  I am also trying to find out who his parents were and where he was born.  I have reason to believe that he immigrated to America with his father, but I don't know that for a fact.  Any help that anyone can provide me in finding out about him, his parents, and his origins would be very greatly appreciated.

(Q149)  4 Jun 1997 - Jan Snodgrass


I am searching for marriage  record of Morton RANK, b. 1 Sep 1875 in Salem, OH, to Bessie Thelma REPLOGLE, b. 5 Apr 1887 in Mahaffey, PA.  They lived in Greenville, Mercer Co., PA.  First child Lottie Thelma RANK, b. 1908.  Assume they married before her birth.  They had a home also in Signal Mtn., Hamilton Co., TN.  Bessie Thelma d. 29 Apr 1941.  2nd marriage to Grant MAGNER

(Q148)  4 Jun 1997 - W. Bidewell


Dora Adele VAN CURAN or VAN CUREN  or VAN KURAN etc., m. Feb 17, 1897 at Meadville to William Waldby CARTLAND.  She d. Sep 7, 1918  at Meadville.  William Waldby CARTLAND m. Aug 26, 1919 at Meadville to Beatrice STANYER.

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