Old Queries

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. 8.  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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(Q225)  21 Sep 1997 - Gayle O. Kamp

Surnames: MILLER, VERNON

Nathaniel VERNON, b. ca. 1770, son of Capt. Job(e) VERNON, b. 1750, d. 1789.  On 25 Feb 1823, Nathaniel VERNON was in Mercer Co., PA., and Nathaniel was named as his son and heir to effect delivery of warrant on bounty land.  Job(e) VERNON, Capt., m. 1768 to Isabell MILLER who d. 17 Jun 1786 probably in Bedford Co., PA.  Need info. on Nathaniel VERNON.  Was he married?  Children?  Are there tax lists/census' that would show his family status?  Births?  Deaths?  Christenings?  Gayle O. Kamp (male), 7741 Lola Court, Indianapolis, IN 46219-3819.

(Q224)  19 Sep 1997 - Terri S. Eaton

Surnames: GRIFFITH, MAHAN

Needing any info. on MAHAN.  My gg-grandfather was Patrick MAHAN, his wife's name is unknown.  His son, Owen MAHAN, was b. Mar 1850 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Owen m. in Coshocton, OH to Mary GRIFFITH.  They lived, had a family, died, and were buried in Coshocton, OH.  I can find no records of Owen or Patrick.

(Q223)  19 Sep 1997 - Martha H. Breene

Surnames: BRITT, BROWN

Seeking ancestry, siblings, other children, and descendants of Joseph BROWN, b. Dec 1831.  He had a son 'Zept' BROWN, b. Mar 1856 in PA, m. Sarah Elizabeth BRITT, b. Nov 1856 in PA (probably in Clarion Co.).  Children in 1900 census, Venango Co., PA: Maude, b. Apr 1885; Albion, b. Mar 1890; Harry, b. Mar 1892.  All dates according to the 1900 census.  Father, Joseph, was living with them.  Birthplace was unknown.  I believe the family moved to Mercer Co., PA thereafter.  Any help would be appreciated.

(Q222)  18 Sep 1997 - Janet Young Berkson

Surnames: ALLISON, YOUNG

Looking for info. on family of John Thomas YOUNG.  John Thomas m. May 31, 1827 in Mercer Co. to Nancy Jane ALLISON.  John and Nancy moved to Jo Daviess Co., IL abt 1854.  Who were his parents?  Siblings?

(Q221)  17 Sep 1997 - M. L. McKean

Surnames: McCLELLAND, McKEAN

Seeking info. on parents and first wife of Hugh McKEAN, b. Sep 1767 in VA, d. 10 Dec 1849 in Coolspring Twp., Mercer Co., PA, m. Dec 1807 to Jane McCLELLAND.  First wife was Martha (?).  Eleven children: William, Nancy, Rosannah, James Galloway, John, Robert, Annie, Martha C., Polly, Mary and Hugh.

(Q220)  17 Sep 1997 - Tamara Smith

Surnames: KLINK-KLENCK, SAYLOR

I am looking for any cemetery listings or obituaries for the Sharon/Hermitage/Wampum areas of Lawrence and Mercer Cos.  In particular, I am looking for the cemetery in which John KLINK, a veteran of the PA 101st Infantry, is buried.  We have never been able to find the whereabouts of his grave and would greatly appreciate any help we can get.  He was b. Sep 5, 1821 in Beuren, Germany as Johannes KLENCK, but changed his name upon coming to the states.  He m. May 4, 1849 to Barbara SAYLOR and had 11 children.  He d. Sep 29, 1877.  We believe that he is buried in Wampum, but there is a possibility that he is buried in Mercer Co., near the Sharon/Hermitage area.  Let me know if you have any info. on John KLINK or if you know of anyone that does professional researching for this area.

(Q219)  16 Sep 1997 - Tirrill Mehana

Surnames: FOGELSONGER, GERBERICH, GROVE, JOHNSTON, KLINEFELTER- KLEINFELTER- KLEINFELDER- CLINEFELTER, MAGEE, TIRRIL

I would love to hear from anyone who can connect to any of the following KLINEFELTERs (KLEINFELTER-KLEINFELDER-CLINEFELTER).  Louisa KLINEFELTER, b. 7 May 1839 somewhere in PA, m. 6 Aug 1857 to Henry TIRRIL (Mayflower descendant), b. 1823 in Abington, MA.  They moved first to MO, then settled in Bunker Hill, IL ca 1861 where they are buried.  Milinda (Matilda) KLEINFELDER (KLINEFELTER), b. 1842 in Troy Twp., LaSalle Co., IL, m. Erastus FOGELSONGER, b. 1832 in NY.  The FOGELSONGERs resided in PA.  Several sons moved to MI.  Milinda's father was Christian, KLINEFELTER, Jr., b. 1821 (Christian, Sr., b. 1790).  Christian Jr.'s other children: Jacob, David, Catherine.  Johann George KLINEFELTER m. first to Mary Elizabeth, b. 26 Sep 1779.  He m. second to Christina GERBERICH, b. 15 Jan 1789, d. 10 May 1871.  His dau. Louisa, b. ca 1827, d. Sep 1856, m. ca 1849 to Henry GROVE, b. ca 1829.  Salathiel CLINEFELTER, b. 1795 in PA, d. 1873.  His widowed mother moved with her children to Lawrence Co. before 1829.  He m. ca 1829 to Jane Elizabeth MAGEE, moved to Mercer Co., near Volant.  They had 8 children: George, John, Nancy, Thomas, Sarah Jane, William A., Robert Walker, Martha Green CLINEFELTER.  John, Thomas, William, Robert, and Sarah's husband (Joseph L. JOHNSTON) all served in the Civil War.  Michael KLINEFELTER, Revolutionary War veteran, m. Appollonia.
From the 1900 census from Macoupin Co., IL: Bunker Hill (city), District 37, page 4A, house 51, family 52, KLINEFELTER, John, b. 5/1847 in PA, married 29 yrs., father b. in PA, mother b. in OH, merchant, homeowner; house 58, family 60, KLINEFELTER, James, b. 10/1835 in PA, age 64, married 14 years, parents b. in PA, merchant, homeowner.

(Q218)  15 Sep 1997 - Larry R. Clum

Surnames: KASENBERG, LAUTZENHISER - LOUTZENHISER

Looking for the parents of Eliza LAUTZENHISER (LOUTZENHISER), b. Nov 1826 in Mercer Co., PA, m. 1850 to Barnhardt KASENBERG, moved to Mercer Co., IL abt 1855.  It is rumored that one of her brothers went to Jewell Co., KS.

(Q217)  15 Sep 1997 - Sue Buckner

Surnames: CARR, LONG

Sarah CARR, b. 1799, buried in Milledgeville Cemetery, m. Cookson LONG, and is the dau. of David & Eunice LONG.  Children are: John, Montgomery, Griffith (also had a brother and uncle by this first name), Ransom, Penelope, and Sarah/Sally LONG, per the Will of David CARR listing Sarah/Sally LONG's heirs.  It is possible she was the second wife of Cookson LONG.  Interested in locating this family.  I have a great deal of info. more recent and would like to correspond with anyone who might still be living in the area.

(Q216)  15 Sep 1997 - Burdette Coberley

Surnames: SMITH, SNODGRASS

Looking for info. on Thomas SNODGRASS who m. an Elizabeth.  Looking for death records and burial place of Thomas who d. between 1846 and 1860 in Mercer Co.  He left his wife and two sons named John D. and James D. SNODGRASS.  John m. Caroline SMITH and all four came to WI by 1870.

(Q215)  14 Sep 1997 - Mary Bolster

Surnames: BOLSTER, HASKINS, SMITH, SMOCK

Hiram A. BOLSTER, b. abt 1814, m. Eleanor(?).  Lived in Mercer Co., PA in 1860s, sold land to Jared HASKINS and Hiram SMITH.  Moved to Goodhue Co., MN in 1870.  Looking for info. about their parents.  Also any info. on the BOLSTER family in Geneva, Crawford Co.  Eunice WELLS, b. 1788 in Westerly, RI, m. John BOLSTER, b. abt. 1780 in RI(?).  Moved to Crawford Co. with ten children, including Daniel BOLSTER, b. Oct 1825, who m. Jane SMOCK, b. 1823 in Meadville, PA, dau. of Mary "Polly" SUTTON and John SMOCK.  Looking for past generations of all of these folks.

(Q214)  13 Sep 1997 - Jonni Longstaffe

Surnames: BONHAM, McCUTCHEON

Looking for info. on William McCUTCHEON, b. in Ireland.  Found on 1880 Census in Mercer Co. with wife Elizabeth, son William, 17, and boarder, John BONHAM, 8.  Possibly another son in family, Robert Andrew McCUTCHEON, my great grandfather.  Would be grateful for any info.

(Q213)  12 Sep 1997 - John S. Kostick

Surnames: CONSOIT, CRAIG, DAUGHERTY, GILMORE, JOHNSON, McBRIDE, McCONNELL, McCOY, McKAY, MORTIMER, PARK, POWELL, SHAW, WHITE

Looking for other researchers and the descendants of Thomas J. McCOY who was b. 1754 in Martinsberg, Berkely Co., VA, and d. Oct 13, 1810 in Pine Twp., Mercer Co., PA.  He m. abt 1775 to Catherine PARK.  Thomas and Catherine McCOY had the following children: 1) Ruth McCOY, b. May 15, 1777 in VA; 2) Joseph McCOY, b. Nov 24, 1779 in VA, d. 1820 in LA, m. Isabella CRAIG; 3) John McCOY, b. Jan 8, 1781 in VA, d. Apr 8, 1840, m. Rachel POWELL; 4) James McCOY, b. Nov 24, 1784 in VA, d. May 5, 1835 in Mercer, PA, m.  May 11, 1811 to Margaret CRAIG; 5) Hugh McCOY, b. Jul 11, 1787 in VA; 6) Thomas McCOY, b. Jan 23, 1790 in VA, d. Oct 10, 1863, m. Jane McCONNELL; 7) Elizabeth Mickey McCOY, b. Dec 22, 1793 in VA, d. Aug 18, 1847 in Mercer, PA, m. John DAUGHERTY 8) William McCOY, b. Oct 30, 1796 in Pine Twp., Mercer Co., PA, d. Dec 20, 1866 in Pine Twp., Mercer Co., PA, m. Jane GILMORE; 9) Mary Park McCOY, b. Nov 29, 1799 in Wolf Creek Twp., Mercer Co., PA, d. Sep 1874 in Pine Twp., Mercer Co., PA, m. Samuel Gibson WHITE.  Would like to trade info.

Also looking for others researching the McBRIDEs of Mercer Co. to trade and share info.  William McBRIDE was b. 1774 in Ireland with his wife Jane CONSOIT.  They moved to Mercer Co.  Their son William McBRIDE, b. 1815 in Ireland, m. Nancy SHAW who was b. Feb 4, 1812 in Ireland.  The children of William and Nancy McBRIDE are: 1) Robert Shaw McBRIDE, b. Dec 13, 1843 in Mercer, PA, d. Nov 4, 1904 in PA, m. Elizabeth C. McCOY; 2) William W. McBRIDE, b. Mar 26, 1845 in Pine Twp., Mercer, PA, d. Feb 25, 1930 in PA, m. Jun 27, 1872 in Butler, PA to Elizabeth Jane MORTIMER; 3) Elizabeth McBRIDE, b. Sep 5, 1846, m. Joseph Daugherty McCOY; 4) James McBRIDE, b. Mar 14, 1848 in Mercer, PA, d. 1928, m. Rhoda McCOY; 5) Jane McBRIDE, b. Dec 18, 1851 in Mercer, PA; 6) John C. McBRIDE, b. Jan 13, 1855, m. Feb 7, 1889 to Hannah White JOHNSON; 7) Nancy McBRIDE, b. Mar 23, 1857, d. Feb 7, 1889; 8) David McBRIDE, b. Nov 26, 1861, m. Sarah McKAY.  Thanks!

(Q212)  10 Sep 1997 - Douglas McFall Black

Surnames: BLACK, BOETTNER, DUNCAN, GRAHAM

Looking for any info. on my grandfather's family.  His name was Charles William BLACK.  He was b. 11 Jul 1903 in Greenville, Mercer Co., PA, m. 7 Jun 1930 to Susan Rebecca BOETTNER.  They lived in New Brighton, Beaver Co., PA.  He d. 27 Dec 1947 and is buried in New Brighton.  The only info. available to me on his parents are their names: father, George BLACK, and mother, Mary Agnes DUNCAN.  The mother of George BLACK was Virginia GRAHAM.  We have no dates or places available and really want to trace his family tree.  Any assistance from anyone would be appreciated by the BLACK family.

(Q211)  10 Sep 1997 - Linda Thomas

Surnames: HOUSER

I am looking for any info. concerning Catherine HOUSER.  She is buried in the cemetery right next to Thiel College in Greenville, PA.  Thank you!

(Q210)  9 Sep 1997 - Mary Ann Geiger

Surnames: BOWEN, CLARK, SAY

Searching neighboring counties for the following names.  Charles SAY, b. 1884, worked on railroad in Erie, PA, m. Ella Mae CLARK, father Morris or Maurice CLARK.  Morris m. Ida BOWEN.  Either she or he had a brother Ren or Lorenzo.  I suspect SAY was from Butler Co. SAY family but cannot prove it.  Another uncle, Lewis, had a gas station in Ashtabula.  BOWEN and CLARK could have been from any neighboring county!  Any help out there?

28 Aug 1998 - Note - I have found the CLARK and BOWEN that I was looking for last year, in Harborcreek and North East, Erie Co.

(Q209)  5 Sep 1997 - Sandy Thompson

Surnames: McCASKEY, THOMPSON

Looking for a Lyman and Mary THOMPSON who were there in 1834 or 1837 when Albert P. THOMPSON was born.  Then they were in Noble Co., IN in 1850.  They had several children.  Albert P. m. 1860 in Noble Co., IN to Martha McCASKEY.  Then Albert moved to Boone Co., IA.

(Q208)  5 Sep 1997 - Linda Say

Surnames: MASTERS, SAY, WALTER

I'm collecting all info. on the SAY name.  My father is Allen E. SAY m. Stella Jo MASTERS.  His dad Charles F. SAY m. Myrtle E. WALTER.  He was b. in Nickleville, Myrtle was from Fisher, Clarion Co.  They moved to Grove City in the 1920's.  All their children were born in that area.  There are SAYs everywhere.  Hope to hear from anyone else who might have info to share.  Thanks!

(Q207)  3 Sep 1997 - Jerry Trudell

Surnames: BIGELOW, DAVIS

Looking for info. on Levi DAVIS and Catherine BIGELOW who were living in Mercer Co. in the 1840 census (Mahoning Twp.) and Lawrence Co. in the 1850 Census (North Beaver).  I am looking for parents or birthplace of these two.  Could the description above be the same farm after the creation of Lawrence in 1848 or 49 or is it two separate places?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

(Q206)  3 Sep 1997 - Rosemary M. Malloy

Surnames: O'SHEA-SHEA, REILLY, SULLIVAN, VENEKAR

Daniel O'SHEA, b. ca 1830s in Ireland?, d. ca 1870s? in Youngstown, OH?, is my maternal great-grandfather.  He m. ca 1860/1861 to Margaret REILLY, b. 1839 in Ireland, d. 1914 in Cleveland, OH.  Their son, also Daniel O'SHEA (my grandfather), was b. 19 Nov 1862, baptized at St.Michael's Church in Greenville, Mercer Co., PA, and d. 1937.  However, there is no record of their marriage at St.Michael's.  In 1863/1864 a dau., Margaret, was born to them in OH, possibly in Youngstown, OH.  She d. ca mid-1870s in Youngstown.  I can find no mention of Daniel O'SHEA in any records, other than on my grandfather's Baptism Certificate at St.Michael's in Greenville, and I have been trying to find what happened to him for a very long time.  This Daniel and Margaret (REILLY) O'SHEA family was related to the Michael and Bridgit (VENEKAR) SULLIVAN family, later of Youngstown.  Daniel O'SHEA and Michael SULLIVAN may have lived in Crawford Co., PA in the late 1850s to the early 1860s.  Any info., or even speculation, on my great-grandfather, Daniel O'SHEA/SHEA, will be gratefully received.  Thank you.

(Q205)  1 Sep 1997 - Sue Buckner

Surnames: CARR, LONG

Need any info. on Sarah CARR, b. ca 1799, d. 1831, buried in Milledgeville Cemetery, m. Cookson LONG.  Sarah was the dau. of David CARR.

(Q204)  31 Aug 1997 - Esther McDermott

Surnames: KREISLY-KRISSLEY, MATTOX, OBERLIN, REGER-REEGER-RUHER-REIHARD-REIGHER, SNYDER-SCHNEIDER

KRISSLEY should be KREISLY.  Margaret KREISLY, dau. of George KREISLY and Eva Margaret SNYDER/SCHNEIDER of Reamtown, Lancaster Co., PA, m. 1st Frederick REGER/ REEGER/ RUHER/ REIHARD/ REIGHER, m. 2nd Joseph MATTOX.  She was b. abt 1776 in PA, d. 1892 in Mercer Co., PA.  Margaret had a brother named George KREISLY II.  Her grandparents might be Johannes SCHNEIDER and  Eva OBERLIN, m. 30 May 1757 in Derry Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.

(Q203)  27 Aug 1997 - Nancy Erbland

Surnames: ALEXANDER, BARR, KENNEDY, ROBBINS

I am searching for info./descendants of David BARR, b. 1756, d. 1820, m. 1786 to Elizabeth KENNEDY (b. 1760, d. 1829) from Ireland who settled in (N.) Sandy, Mill Creek Twp.  Dau., Margaret BARR, b. 1802, d. ?, m. 1833 to Amos ROBBINS (b. 1777, d. 1858).  Both lived and died in (N.) Sandy.  Son, Samuel Glenn ROBBINS, b. 1841, d. 1900, m. 1874 to 1st wife Jennie ALEXANDER (b. 1852, d. 1874) from near Fairview.

(Q202)  25 Aug 1997 - Robert Pew Worst + Homepage

Surnames: PEW, VAUGHN

Looking for ancestors and descendants of John PEW, b. 1770, d. 1848, m. Eliz. VAUGHN.  John PEW was the grandfather of Joseph N. PEW, founder of the Sun Oil Company and my 3rd great-grandfather.

(Q201)  23 Aug 1997 - Francis Snyder  

Surnames: RESSLER, SNYDER

I am looking for the parents of my great grandfather Simon SNYDER who lived most of his life in Northumberland Co.  I am told that his father was Jacob SNYDER who m. Elizabeth RESSLER who lived in Delaware Twp. in Mercer Co.  I cannot make a connection with the two families. If anyone can help me please e-mail.

(Q200)  23 Aug 1997 - Murlene (Mickie) Davidson

Surnames: BOOK, BULLARD, CAMERON, CARPENTER, COULTER, CUMMINGS, GILLILAND, GROUT, HALL, HUMPHREY-HUMPHREYS, JOHNSON, KERN, RAMSEY, RANKIN, RIDDLE, SEDGWICK, SHANK, SHORE, STATES, VAN PELT

Seeking info./ancestors/descendants of Thomas HUMPHREYS, b. 24 Oct 1764 in Tyrone Co., Ireland, m. bef 1799 in Westmoreland Co., PA to Ruth COULTER, dau. of James & Margaret COULTER, b. ?, d. 1848 probably in Butler Co, PA.  Thomas came to what is now Lawrence Co., PA from Westmoreland Co., PA and settled on donation land.  He d. 1839 in Lawrence Co. (then Mercer Co.), PA, buried on the George BOOK farm in Butler Co., PA.  Note: another source stated he d. in Slippery Rock Twp., Butler Co, and buried in Plain Grove Cemetery.  Children of Thomas & Ruth: James; William, b. 1799, d. 1864; Thomas Armstrong, b. ca 1813, d. 1883; Harvey; Sarah; Jane; Elizabeth H., m. a BOOK; Mary; and Margaret, b. 1806, d. 1892, m. a RIDDLE.
Thomas H. HUMPHREYS, b. 1830 , son of James, brother of Robert G., m. Narcissia J. RAMSEY.  Children: Kate M., m. Thomas VAN PELT; James Andrew, b. 1850, d. 1917, m. Ellen R. RANKIN; T. Creighton, m. Mary SHORE; Archibald Glenn (A. Glenn), b. 1852, d. 1931; William J., m. Eva STATES; Robert R., m. Mary Jane BULLARD; Nancy Jane, m. Henry C. GILLILAND.  All the above were b. in or around Mercer Co, PA.
Archibald Glenn (A.G. or A. Glenn) HUMPHREY, b. 6 Jul 1852 in New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA, son of Thomas H. HUMPHREY and Narcissia J. RAMSEY.  He m. 1875 to 1st wife Martha Ann "Mattie" HALL, b. 1846 in Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA, d. 1911.  He m. 1916 to 2nd wife Sarah Jane SEDGWICK CARPENTER.  There were no issues born to A. Glenn and Sarah.  Children of A. Glenn & Mattie: Ethel, b. 1878, d. 1919, m. Charles Everett CUMMINGS; Tomas 'Merrill', b. 1879, d. 1926, m. Gertrude Elma C. KERN; George Wesley, b. 1881, d. 1955, m. Hazel GROUT; Margaret Narcissia, b. 1884, d. 1954, m. Ray 'Lynn' CAMERON (my grandparents); and Maud, b. 1886, d. ?, m. 1st to John SHANK, m. 2nd to JOHNSON.

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