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. 9.
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
(Q251) 30 Oct 1997 - Sharon Neem
Researching John Potter McDOWELL, b. Oct 10, 1799 in
Glasgow, SCOT, d. Mar 1, 1865 in Greenville, Mercer Co., PA. He m. Jane
GILLESPIE who was b. Jan 11, 1809 in SCOT, d. in Greenville,
Mercer Co., PA. Children: Elmer Root, Mary Malinda, Malifa Statira,
Ulysses Banning, Clara Malinda, Caroline, Daniel H., Silas, Sylvester C.,
Emma, and Charles H. Any descendants of this McDOWELL
family out there? Thanks!
(Q250) 29 Oct 1997 - Claire
Surnames: BROWN, CAMPBELL,
Looking for info. on Dennistontown in Mercer Co.? I have
DENNISTON roots. Johnston DENNISTON
was b. abt 1804 in Mercer Co., PA and moved on to OH and eventually IA.
I have no parents listed at all for him. I have also found Samuel
DENNISTON, b. May 29, 1779 in fort near Dennistontown,
PA. He d. Mar 12, 1844 in Pittsburg, PA. His wife, Rebecca
BROWN CAMPBELL, was b. Sep 15, 1784 in Black Lick Creek,
Dennistontown, PA. I am wondering if there is a connection.
(Q249) 28 Oct 1997 - Ronald
Surnames: BORLAND, CARNAHAN,
Researching Archibald MONTGOMERY, m. Margaret
CARNAHAN. They had son, Andrew Carnahan
MONTGOMERY, b. Aug 23, 1837 in New Vernon Twp., Mercer Co.,
PA. Andrew m. Feb 22, 1864 to Anna M. BORLAND, dau. of
Houston BORLAND of Mercer Co., PA. They had a dau.,
Ella Margaret, and son, John Houston (my grandfather), before moving to York,
NE in summer or fall of 1870. Need help proving this and finding
(Q248) 28 Oct 1997 - Tracey Lynn
Philp + Homepage
I'm looking for info. on my grandfather, Leoni SAVCHUK,
from Greenville. Any info. would be appreciated.
(Q247) 25 Oct 1997 - Donna Mohney
Surnames: BOOK, CUNNINGHAM, EVANS,
GLENN, NELSON, WILLIAMS
I am researching the following family and their descendants. James
GLENN, b. 1743 in IRE, d. 20 Feb 1817 in Mercer Co., PA, m.
Elizabeth NELSON, b. 1746 in ENG, d. 23 Nov 1816 in Mercer
Co., PA. Their children: Robert, James, Anna, Margaret, Samuel, and
William. They were also in Huntingdon Co., PA. James
GLENN, b. 6 Jun 1774, d. 6 Jan 1853, m. abt 1796 to
Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM, dau. of Charles
CUNNINGHAM and Margaret EVANS.
Children of James and Elizabeth: John, James, Alexander, Elizabeth, Polly,
and Jane. James GLENN, b. 16 Jun 1805, m. Elizabeth
WILLIAMS, dau. of Jonathon WILLIAMS.
James and Elizabeth had a dau. Mary GLENN, b. 1829, d.
1910, m. Jacob BOOK, son of Peter and Margaret
BOOK. The above families were in Mercer and Lawrence
Cos. and were part of Slippery Rock and Plain Grove Presbyterian Churches.
(Q246) 24 Oct 1997 - Janice Miller
I am looking for info. on the family of Llewellyn DAVIS
and Margaret WILLIAMS. They immigrated to Greenville
in 1885 from Warren, OH. Margaret had a brother, Griffith
WILLIAMS, in Greenville. The family originally
immigrated from Llanelly, Wales in 1879.
(Q245) 24 Oct 1997 - Roxaine Thompson
Surnames: ASHTON, McCOMBS,
I am looking for the ASHTON family. They were
living in Mahoning Twp., Mercer Co. in the early 1800's. They had a
dau., Harriet H., who m. David McCOMBS. They were both
dead by early 1850's. They were my gg-grandparents. They left
seven children. I am trying to find those children. I have info.
on a relative family with the name RIPPLE. Any info.
on these two families will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in
(Q244) 24 Oct 1997 - Harold Orr McCaskey
William Orr McCASKEY, b. 1878, d. 1919 in SC, believed to
be from Sharon, PA area before 1905.
(Q243) 24 Oct 1997 - Helen T.
Seeking data on David and Elijah DAVIS who came to Mercer
Co. abt 1829. They are father and son. Davis d. bef 1840 and
Elijah d. 1846. Also seeking descendants of Elliott and Caroline
DAVIS. Elliott was b. in Venango Co., PA. Known
children are Frederick and Jacob. Elliott left a will in 1870 and
appears on the mortality schedule of 1870 in Mercer Co. Cannot find on
(Q242) 22 Oct 1997 - R. Paul Gookins
James PORTER appeared in 1802 Mercer Co. tax list as a
Cool Springs resident. Does anyone have a reference to him? I am
trying to find parents of James PORTER, b. 1803, who was
probably born in the area and was buried near N. Wilminton, at Neshoonak
Cemetery, with his wife Rachel (WAUGH). Thank you.
(Q241) 20 Oct 1997 - Barbara Kenyon
Surnames: ACKER, KENYON,
Looking for any info. on the Benjamin ACKER family of
Shenango, PA. Benjamin m. Polly MILLER. We know
of one dau., Nettie ACKER, b. Jun 20, 1849 in Shenango, PA,
d. May 5, 1940 in Cleveland, OH. She m. Lyman VanBuren
KENYON, b. Mar 18, 1840 in Thurman, NY, d. Sep 14, 1918 in
OH. Known children of Lyman & Nettie: Alice Elizabeth, May Bertha,
Harry L., Nellie, and Mabel. Also trying to find out if Lyman
KENYON was a Civil War veteran. Were there any Union
military camps in or near Shenango? Thanks.
(Q240) 17 Oct 1997 - Cassie Langley
Surnames: BURFORD, CURTAIN, JONES,
LANGLEY, LEWIS, LUCE-LUSE, ORR, SIEG, SLATER
Cassie has submitted some obituaries and cemetery records relating to the
LUCE-LUSE family of Mercer Co. that includes the surnames
(Q239) 12 Oct 1997 - Dan Kari
Surnames: ANDREWS, BORTHWICK,
BUCKLEY, DAVY, GRACE, GRIGGS, McDOWELL, PERRINE, RICE, WINANS
Seeking descendants and researchers of Bennett PERRINE,
b. 13 Jan 1817 at Perrine's Corner, Mercer Co., PA, son of John
PERRINE and Nancy GRACE. Bennett m.
14 Feb 1843 to Eliza Elvira RICE. Children of Bennett
and Eliza: 1) Burchfield Grace PERRINE, b. 24 Sep 1844 at
Perrine's Corner, member of Co. G, 100th Reg., Infantry PA Volunteers, m. 24
Dec 1867 in Springboro, Crawford Co., PA to Caroline Juliaette
McDOWELL; 2) John Fletcher PERRINE, b. 28
Sep 1846 at Perrine's Corner, m. 4 Apr 1882 to Carrie D.
ANDREWS; 3) Thomas Erwin PERRINE, b. 4 Sep
1850 at Perrine's Corner, m. 1 Jan 1873 to Almyra WINANS;
4) Fleming PERRINE, b. 20 Jun 1854 at Perrine's Corner, m.
23 Apr 1879 to Elizabeth BUCKLEY; 5) Sarah Jane
PERRINE, b. 18 Feb 1857 at Perrine's Corner, m. 29 Nov 1875
to George H. GRIGGS; 6) Nancy Eleanor
PERRINE, b. 29 Jun 1864 at Perrine's Corner, m. Jackson
DAVY; 7) Charles Bennett PERRINE, b. 16
Apr 1867 at Perrine's Corner, m. Nettie BORTHWICK.
Any info. about this family would be appreciated.
(Q238) 7 Oct 1997 - Audley D.
Surnames: BROWN, GASTON, McMASTER,
Seeking living descendants of the following: William Grover
GASTON & Frances M. NARRAMORE, m.1858;
Ephraim H. GASTON & Sarah Augusta
NARRAMORE, m. 1863; Arthur B. GASTON &
Hannah J. McMASTER, m. 1866; Eunice Lucinda
GASTON & Harry S. BROWN, m.
1865. At the time of these marriages, the GASTON
family lived in East Fallowfield Twp., Crawford Co. (Atlantic).
(Q237) 5 Oct 1997 - Jane Hardin
Surnames: DANIELS, RUTTER, SEWALL,
Looking for following DANIELS family members.
Isaac DANIELS, d. Jun 1813 in Slippery Rock Twp., wife,
Mary (RUTTER) DANIELS, d. 28 Nov
1813. Their son, Isaac DANIELS, b. 1793 in Mercer
Co., wife, Mary (DANIELS) DANIELS, b. 1792
in PA. Their son, Kinsey DANIELS, b. 22 Nov 1814 in
Mercer Co., m. abt 1840 in Mercer Co. to Sarah Ellen
(SEWALL) DANIELS. Their son, Kinsey
DANIELS, b. 26 Nov 1845 in Mercer Co., wife, Jane
(TARR) DANIELS, b. May 1852 in PA.
(Q236) 4 Oct 1997 - Sherry Woods
Surnames: COMSTOCK, DOUGHERTY,
McCRACKEN, SMITH, WOODS
Hance WOODS, Irish immigrant of about 1804, d. in
Wilkins Twp., Allegheny Co., PA. His wife was Jane
McCRACKEN who d. there in the 1820s. Their son, James
WOODS, b. ca 1805, d. 1892, m. 2 Dec 1830 in Pittsburgh to
Nancy SMITH, and they moved soon thereafter to Mercer
Co. They were there until about 1849 when they moved to Waukesha Co.,
WI. This WOODS family was Reformed Presbyterian, and
went to northeastern IA, then southwestern IA at Page Co., and one branch,
James and Margaret DOUGHERTY WOODS went west to CA and OR
John W. DOUGHERTY, b. abt 1814 in Belmont Co., OH, m.
1839 in Newton Falls, OH to Phoebe Ann COMSTOCK.
Their first child Andrew was b. in OH. Then b. in Mercer Co., PA were:
Sarah Fruit DOUGHERTY, b. 1841 at Delaware; Margaret Jane
DOUGHERTY, b. 1843; infant son, b. 1848, d. 1848; infant
dau., b. 1846, d. 1847; Mary Helen and Elizabeth Hannah
DOUGHERTY, twins, b. 1849. Then the family went to
Dubuque Co., IA where Abel Comstock DOUGHERTY was b. abt
1852 and David Young DOUGHERTY was b. abt 1854. Seek
census and church records for this family while in Mercer Co., and perhaps
the gravestones of the two infants. Margaret Jane
DOUGHERTY m. 1863 in Dubuque Co., IA to James
(Q235) 3 Oct 1997 - Ann Gilmore
HARTFORD, JONES. I received
e-mail on Sunday, Sep 14 that was deleted in error prior to my being able to
read it. If the sender sees this, Please Resend Message!.
(Q234) 3 Oct 1997 - David N.
Looking for the families of former Mercer Countians Elizabeth
ROBBINS, b. ca 1800, m. ca 1825 to John
SMITH, b. bet 1780-1800. Their son was John Doddridge
SMITH. John SMITH is son of Edward
(Q233) 3 Oct 1997 - Dennis Clark Wise
Please shed some light on this subject, if possible. My paternal
grandparents were James WISE and Lucetta DONNER
WISE, who, I have been informed, originated in the Mercer Co., PA
area before moving to Mahoning Co., OH. Apparently there is a street,
road, or avenue named after the WISEs in the Sharon or
Hermitage area, but I am just getting started looking into my family's
history, and could use all the help and direction I can get. Thank you
for whatever advice/info. anyone may be able to provide.
(Q232) 2 Oct 1997 - Cassie Langley
Surnames: CURTAIN, JONES, LANGLEY,
LEWIS, LUCE, ORR
I'm looking for the parents of Josiah W. LUCE and
Margaret ORR, both residents of Sharon, Mercer Co.,
PA. Josiah LUCE (1848-1915) m. around 1871 to
Margaret ORR (1852-1945). Their children were: Maude
LUCE, Vera LUCE, and Grace L.
LUCE, all b. in Sharon, Mercer Co. Maude
LUCE (1872-1967) m. James C. LANGLEY
(1866-1942) and lived in Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH. Their children
were: Ralph LANGLEY, Ruth LANGLEY, Doris
LANGLEY, Florence N. LANGLEY, William S.
LANGLEY, Frank J. LANGLEY, and Grayce
LANGLEY. Vera LUCE (1878-1911) m.
Evan A. JONES (b. 1872 in PA) and lived in Fisher Hill,
Mercer Co., PA. Their children were: Ruth JONES and
Stanley JONES. Ruth JONES
(1900-1923) m. Leo J. CURTAIN and lived in Sharpsville and
Sharon, Mercer Co. Their children were: Robert
CURTAIN and James CURTAIN. Grace L.
LUCE (1882-1966) m. Edward J. LEWIS, Sr.
and lived in Cleveland, OH and Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH. Any info.
on this family would be much appreciated! Alternate e-mail adress:
(Q231) 30 Sep 1997 - Terry Eckles
Seeking info., ancestors, descendants of Albert ECKLES
and Margaret STERLING, who resided in Mercer Co. ca
1850. Two sons, George and James, moved to Allen Co., IN and later to
NE in 1890s. I would especially like to find the ancestors of Albert
(Q230) 30 Sep 1997 - Pamela Burke
Surnames: DUNN, HAMILTON, HARRIS,
At least two of the children of Robert and Margaret
(HARRIS) HAMILTON of Westmoreland Co., PA
moved to Mercer Co. by the early 1800's: Elizabeth
(HAMILTON) and Allen DUNN, and James and
Elizabeth (MONROE) HAMILTON. Wish to
share family info. with members of any related families, especially
HAMILTON. Especially interested in tracing father
Robert back to his native birthplace of Northern Ireland.
(Q229) 29 Sep 1997 - Richard J. Brooks
I'm looking for info. on three SHERBONDY
(SHERBONDA) brothers that moved to Mercer Co. around 1800
to 1820. Their names were Philip, John, and Jacob
SHERBONDY. The article I have said they were some of
the earliest settlers in that county. I am real interested in finding
Jacob, who may be my link to all of the SHERBONDYs.
They moved to Mercer Co. from Westmoreland Co. Thank You.
(Q228) 24 Sep 1997 - Chuck Bush
Surnames: GOSS, KEPHART, KLINE,
RADEBACH, SMEAL, STOVER
Looking for parents and siblings or any other info. on Catherine
STOVER and her family. She m. abt 1813 in Rock Forge,
Centre Co., PA to Daniel D. KLINE. Daniel was b. in
Reading, Berks Co., PA, d. 1891. They had 9 children: George W.
KLINE, b. bef 1830 in Mill Hall, Centre Co., PA, d. 1886 in
Mercer Co., PA, m. in Clearfield Co., PA to Susan KEPHART;
Daniel J. KLINE, b. 1836, d. 1915, m. 1858 to Sophia A.
GOSS; Benjamin F. KLINE, b. 1838 in Mill
Hall, Centre Co., PA, d. ?, m. Amanda L. GOSS; John F.
KLINE, b. 1844 in Centre Co., PA, d. ?, m. Sophia
RADEBACH; Mary Ann KLINE, b. Feb 28, 1844
in Mill Hall, Centre Co., PA, d. Jun 20, 1923, m. Vincent
SMEAL; Sophia KLINE, b. 1849, d. 1879, m.
Jesse H. SMEAL; James KLINE, b. 1850, d.
?; Emma KLINE, b. 1852, d. ?; and Frances
KLINE, b. 1853 d. ?.
(Q227) 22 Sep 1997 - Donna L. Timmons
Surnames: COOK, CRITCHFIELD,
I am researching these lines: CRITCHFIELD and
ROBERTS. In particular Mary
CRITCHFIELD and Robert ROBERTS.
Their dau., Sarah, married my husband's gg-grandfather, Seymour
COOK. I have considerable info. on both of them.
(Q226) 22 Sep 1997 - Curtis L. Nobles
Samuel BUSH, mid-1800s lived near the Tionasta Creek
nearly opposite the Blues Narrows about two miles from Nebraska. I
need to know what township Nebraska is in. William
BUSH was b. Aug. 22 ,1852 in Old Town Flats, Mercer Co.,
PA. I need to know what township Old Town Flats is in. Albert
Parker NOBLES, b. 13 Nov 1857. The
NOBLES left Nebraska by covered wagon around 1877 traveling
to around South Dayton, NY or Sugar Grove, PA. Any info. on Albert
Parker NOBLES would be appreciated. But again, where
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