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. 11.
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
(Q313) 12 Feb 1998 - William L.
Seeking all info. on John Arnold? Zopher BALL, b. 1724 in
Frederick Co., Va., d. 6 Jul 1803 in Washington Co., PA and is buried in Ball
Cemetery in Delaware Twp. Particularly interested in who his parents
were, wife's name, and names of all children.
(Q312) 12 Feb 1998 - Karen Zach
Desire info. on Edward PRAUL, b. Jun 4, 1815, one source
says in Mercer Co. and another says in Crawford Co., PA. He d. Jul 4,
1863 in Dekalb Co., IN. He was a circuit preacher. Any
PRAUL (PRALL) info. greatly
(Q311) 8 Feb 1998 - Sue Post Ramsey
I am looking for info. about Christian Frederick POST, a
Moravian minister that came to the Mercer Co. area around 1750. Thank
(Q310) 6 Feb 1998 - Robert
Surnames: EMERY, HUMPHREY,
Seeking info. on my great grandfather, James Cordon
STEWART, b. Oct 3, 1840 in Mercer Co. Especially
interested in determining parents. Have searched 1850 census currently
available, no positive match yet. J.C. STEWART served
Union in Civil War, unit and rank unknown, wounded, held in Andersonville
prison. He m. Oct 13, 1864 to Ruth Caroline EMERY, b.
Jul 21, 1841 in Mercer Co. Have found Ruth C. and her parents,
Jacob and Jane (HUMPHREY) EMERY, in 1850
census in Hickory Twp. Date of move to Mercer Co. by Jacob and Jane
unknown. Both buried Clarksville Cemetery.
(Q309) 4 Feb 1998 - Karen Semencar
Looking for info. on a Clyde McANINCH who m. to a Mary
Belle MILLER and they went to Grove City from Jefferson
Co. Clyde was a barber in Grove City about 60 years ago. My
cousin will appreciate any help. They are trying to find info. on their
(Q308) 2 Feb 1998 - Donald Stephenson
James Alexander STEPHENSON, b. 1823 in Mercer Co., PA, m.
1845 in Pardoe to Catherine BARBER, b. 1827 in Westmoreland
Co., PA, dau. of Andrew BARBER. Andrew
BARBER, b. 1801 and d. 1848 in Mercer Co., PA. He was
son of Samuel BARBER, b. 1776 in Ireland, came to America in
1815, and then to Mercer in 1830. When did Samuel and his wife,
Catharine, die? Please help. Thanks.
(Q307) 1 Feb 1998 - Debbie Hodge
I am researching my ancestor, Elijah William HODGE, b.
1843, d. 1933. He came to the U.S. in late 1860's and naturalized in
1869. He m. (1) Ann Eliza who d. 1874 and buried in Shenango Valley
Cemetery. He m. (2) 1874 to Angeline SCOTT. My
query is what was Ann Eliza's maiden name? What happened to her son,
John HODGE, and dau., Roda HODGE? Is
there a book available on tombstone inscriptions on Shenango Valley
(Q306) 26 Jan 1998 - Ned H.
John Lewis BENSON, b. 16 Feb 1835 in Mercer Co.,
PA. Migrated to KS before the Civil War, during which he served in Co.
E, 5th Kansas Volunteers Cannon. Seeking any info. such as birth
record, baptism, parents' names, parents' origin, etc.
(Q305) 25 Jan 1998 - Richard Lee Bundy
Seeking info. on my great uncle, Luther J. BUNDY, known
to have resided in 1924 in town of Mercer or Mercer Co., PA. Son of
Barna(?) Brown BUNDY of Rochester, NY. Had four
siblings: Levi Warren, Hartwell S., Seward H., and Harriet M.
(GILLIS). Levi Warren BUNDY was my
grandfather and left NY in 1876 for Republican Co., KS. Moved to
Glenwood, IA in 1880 and then to Lincoln, Alma, Oxford, and Edison, NE where
he was in the hotel business. Levi Warren BUNDY was b.
2 Apr 1843 in Rochester, NY and d. 26 Jul 1924 in Edison, NE. Above
info. taken from obituary of Levi Warren.
(Q304) 19 Jan 1998 - Jack McCright
I am seeking info. on Margaret REZNOR, b. Nov 9, 1831, m.
Oct 1848 to Thomas LEECH. They lived in Leech's Corners,
Salem Twp., Mercer Co., PA. Margaret and Thomas were my
ggg-grandparents. They had a dau., Mary Ellen LEECH,
b. Mar 1, 1851. I have lots of data on the LEECH
family, but I am at a dead end on the REZNOR family. I
would like to know of Margaret's parents, plus any other data
available. Any clues would be appreciated.
(Q303) 18 Jan 1998 - Karen Hucko
Surnames: DAUGHERTY, McCOY,
I am researching the RICHMOND line from Mercer Co.,
PA. They lived in the Wolf Creek area. Isaac
RICHMOND m. Elizabeth __?__ and had 9 children. Their
daus.: Sarah, m. Hugh SHAW; Mary, m. William
DAUGHERTY; Margaret, m. John McCOY.
What happened to his other daus.: Agnes; Harriet; Julie; and Mary? Can
anyone help me locate these daus.? Also, looking for Isaac
RICHMOND's 3 sisters: Elizabeth, b. 1770; Martha, b. 1772;
and Esther, b. 1774. The family lived in Washington Co., PA. I
later found Isaac living in Mercer Co. He d. 1817.
(Q302) 18 Jan 1998 - Laurie Jean Ellis
Surnames: FURY, HOSACK,
McCUTCHEON, MYERS, WAGNER
Looking for info. on Seth MYERS m. to Agnes
WAGNER. Their son, William MYERS, m.
Kate McCUTCHEON, was my g-grandfather. All lived in
Mercer Co. Also looking for info. on James Monroe
FURY, b. Apr 24, 1842, d. 1915, and James Franklin
HOSACK, b. Oct 29, 1828, d. Oct 6, 1909, m. Apr 2, 1850 to
(Q301) 18 Jan 1998 - Alan B. Culp
Seeking any info. on a Samuel J. CULP, b. Jan 3, 1854 in
Westmoreland Co. Believed to have moved to the Wheatland area.
Seeking info. on his parents and brothers/sisters. Samuel later moved
to Nelson Twp., Portage Co., OH.
(Q300) 15 Jan 1998 - Jere Claude
Surnames: FERGUSON, HUNTER,
My FERGUSON side of the family has not been traced back
beyond my gg-grandfather and gg-grandmother. My gg-grandfather was
Alexander R. HUNTER, b. abt 1829, m. Eliza Jane
SANFORD (STANFORD), b. abt 1830. They
had a dau., my g-grandmother, named Ella Jane HUNTER, b.
1865, d. 1940 in San Bernardino, CA, m. Andrew Curtis
FERGUSON. She and her husband lived in Lamar, IN most
of her life. She was the postmistress and he was the railroad agent in
Lamar. All we have on Alexander R. HUNTER is the above
info. and a picture that shows he was a soldier in the Union Army from Sandy
Lake, PA. Does this individual tie into anyone's family line? If
so, we can provide a great deal of info about that line in exchange for your
(Q299) 14 Jan 1998 - Linda J. Holley
Surnames: FURY-FUREY, GLASS,
Seeking additional info. on Jacob GLASS, b. 1826 in
Tuscarrwas Co., OH, m. 1850 in Mercer Co. to Sarah Ann
FURY/FUREY. Her parents were Charles and Lydia
(MEANS) FURY. Sarah Ann was b. 1829
in Mercer Co. and d. 1899 in Johnson Co, MO.
(Q298) 13 Jan 1998 - Ronda Vogan Riffle
Surnames: BRUSH, HENRY, PETERSON,
Searching for the descendants of William Bates RANDALL,
b. Mar 1859, m. Jul 30, 1896 to Sarah "Sadie"
VOGAN, b. 1865. Their children: Ellen, m. Elmer
PETERSON; Harriet, m. Samuel D. PETERSON;
and Lester Vogan, m. Agnes HENRY. I would love to hear
from anyone who is part of this family line. Also searching for
descendants of William VOGAN, b. Apr 1879, d. Oct 14, 1947,
m. Nora BRUSH. Nora d. abt 1949. Please e-mail
me direct if you are a special part of this family. Thank you!
(Q297) 12 Jan 1998 - Helen Knowles
I am searching for ancestors and/or descendants of David
HOYT, b. abt 1796 in NY, and Elizabeth
FRANKLIN, b. abt 1800 in VT. They moved abt 1843 from
Broome Co., NY to Mercer Co., PA. Their children included: Margaret, b.
1825; Augustus, b. 1826; Ransom, b. 1829; John, b. 1831; Ira, b. 1833; David
L., b. 1836; Elizabeth Ann, b. 1838; and William, b. 1845.
(Q296) 10 Jan 1998 - Robert G. Swartz
Surnames: HOLMES, MAIN,
One of my ancestors had two sisters who m. Peter
MATTOCKS, a blacksmith in Clarksville. Jane
HOLMES m. Peter but she d. 1860. Her sister, Lovisa
HOLMES, then m. Peter and they had at least two children:
John H., d. as a child; and Jeanie, b. 1863, d. 1933, m. a man named
MAIN. I would like to make contact with descendants or
anyone who has knowledge of descendants of Peter and Lovisa
(Q295) 8 Jan 1998 - Tom Elliott Lusk **
Surnames: BAUGHMAN, BLACK, GUIST,
Looking for places of birth, immigration, and first settlement in PA of
Thomas PALMER, b. Mar 16, 1802, d. Apr 7, 1875, m. Mar 16,
1826 to Catherine GUIST, b. Jul 7, 1808, d. Dec 12,
1877. Both d. in Leesburg, Springfield Twp., Mercer Co., PA.
Thomas, Catherine, and first four children may have come from possibly the
Netherlands or Scandinavia, but also might have been b. in Washington Co.,
PA, where the last seven children were born. Children of Thomas and
Catherine: Daniel, b. 1827; Elizabeth, b. 1829; Alexander, b. 1831; George
Washington, b. 1835; Andrew J., b. 1836; James S., b. 1839; Nancy, b. 1841;
Sarah A., b. 1842; Thomas Newton, b. 1849; Mary E., b. 1850; and Maria, b.
1845. George Washington PALMER m. Wilhelmina Elizabeth
BAUGHMAN, b. 1845, and had children: Archie Ellsworth, b.
1864, m. Margaret BLACK, b. 1867; and Clarence Crawford, b.
1893, m. Olive KELSO, b. 1902.
(Q294) 8 Jan 1998 - Emma Jean Smith
I am creating a history on the EAKIN family and all
allied lines. I have more than 12,000 people in the database at this
moment. If you have links to any of these people, would be happy to
(Q293) 6 Jan 1998 - Bill Lantz
I am searching for the parents of my ggg-grandfather, John VAN
SHARP, b. Feb 1, 1805 in Mercer Co. PA. Later, he moved and
lived in Huron Co., OH. John was a carpenter and built many fine homes
in Norwalk, OH and was laid to rest in Norwalk on Oct 11, 1877.
(Q292) 5 Jan 1998 - Janet Ochs
George ROBERTS, b. 1870-86? in Sharon area about the same
time that the Bessemer Steel plant was being constructed. His father
was a millworker who left Wilkinsburg, PA to go to Sharon to help with
building of mill, then returned to Wilkensburg when project was
completed. I have no other info.
(Q291) 4 Jan 1998 - Rose M. Spencer
Seeking info. on James PEARCE, b. abt 1822 in England,
and Margaret PEARCE, b. abt 1824 in PA. They are
listed on 1860 census in West Greenville P.O., Sugar Grove Twp., Mercer Co.,
PA with daus.: Jane Sophia, age 3; Nancy, age 2; and Elizabeth, age 6
mo. They also had son, Joe Blair PEARCE, b. abt
1860/61, d. 1943 in Jefferson Co., AR, who is my ancestor.
(Q290) 1 Jan 1998 - Hank Dolim
Surnames: GOSSLER, MUNDORF,
Looking for info. on Albert MUNDORF, b. 1854, m. Johanna
RYAN. Also, his son, James Joseph
MUNDORF, b. 1888, m. Alice GOSSLER.
Also interested in any ancestors to these.
(Q289) 30 Dec 1997 - Georgia Vanhecke
I would like info. on my family background on William
ORGAN, b. 1788 in Mercer, PA. His son, Alexander
ORGAN, b. Mar 23, 1841 in Mercer, PA. They had 8
(Q288) 28 Dec 1997 - Kati Smith
Surnames: BEZLER, DAVIDSON,
My great-grandmother was May Rose DAVIDSON, b. 24 May
1881 in Sharon, Mercer Co., PA. Her parents were William
DAVIDSON and Ann BEZLER. Her youngest
sister was Lillian DAVIDSON who m. Colin
McLEOD. My mother remembers her grandmother calling
Lillian her baby sister. Any info. on other siblings of May Rose and
Lillian would be appreciated. Also, anyone who is a descendant of them,
I would be glad to hear from you.
(Q287) 27 Dec 1997 - Pauline Mcginnis
Need info. on John McGINNIS family who lived in Mahoning
Twp., Mercer Co. from 1827 till after the 1850 census. John and his two
sons were b. in VA: John, b. 1795; Alexander, b. 1822; and John C., b.
1825. Children b. in Mercer Co., PA: Nancy, b. 1828; Susanna, b. 1830;
Lewis, b. 1832; David, b. 1833; Elizabeth, b. 1835; and George, b.
1836. Need name for the mother who died after the birth of George in
1836 and before the 1840 census. All the family moved to Warren Co., IA
except Susanna and Nancy. Need info. on Susanna and Nancy
(Q286) 26 Dec 1997 - Terry
I am looking for info. about my great-grandfather, Charles
MORGAN, and great-grandmother, Annabelle
OGLINE. Not much info. is known about them except that
they may have been from Jamestown, PA and that they left for Deerpark, WA
sometime around 1909. They had a baby girl named Melda. Any info.
would be greatly appreciated.
(Q285) 23 Dec 1997 - Dwight
Surnames: BAILEY, PETTIT,
Need any info. on BAILEY, WESTLAKE, or
PETTIT families. Have Jemima
WESTLAKE, b. 24 Sep 1803 in Mercer Co., parents were Burris
WESTLAKE and Jemima PETTIT, both b. 1770's
in Mercer Co. Jemima WESTLAKE m. 1850's to Charles
BAILEY of Mercer Co. Any help on any of them really
(Q284) 22 Dec 1997 - Eleanor Allen
I am looking for info. on the family and parents of Abram or Abraham
SHAFFER of Mercer Co., b. Jun 16, 1838, d. Nov 9, 1915, m.
Catherine MARFORD, b. Apr 24, 1838, d. Jun 3, 1909.
They had the following children: James W., Mary, George W., Ellen Barbara,
Ida, George, Abram A., Mandy, Anne Bel, William, Charley, Samuel, Emma Alice,
Frank, and Mary R. Any help would be appreciated and I would be happy
to share the info. I have.
(Q283) 21 Dec 1997 - Edwin M.
I am willing to share info. on the family of Benjamin
HARTLEY, b. 1780, d. 1836, and Mary DICKEY
HARTLEY, b. 1787, d. 1834. They moved to Mercer Co. from Salem
Co., NJ in 1820. Benjamin and Mary HARTLEY d. in
Mercer. Their children are: John Dickey HARTLEY, b.
1808, d. ?; Drucilla HARTLEY, b. 1813, d. 1815; William
HARTLEY, b. 1816, d. ?; Mary HARTLEY, b.
1818, d. ?; Elizabeth HARTLEY, b. 1818, d. ?; Mary Ann
HARTLEY, b. 1821, d. 1848; Drucilla HARTLEY
(my ancestor), b. 1824, d. 1891; Jane HARTLEY, b. 1827, d.
?; and Benjamin HARTLEY, b. 1829, d. ?. Thank you.
(Q282) 19 Dec 1997 - Roger D. Petersen
Who were Isaac and Nancy DONALDSON who lived in Mercer
Co., PA in 1839? They were somehow connected to a BARR
family of Cumberland/Franklin and Westmoreland Cos.
(Q281) 18 Dec 1997 - Norma J. Hillman
Searching for proof of marriage for Daniel WOLVERTON and
Sarah (possibly WESTLAKE), supposedly m. abt 1899 in Mercer
Co. Believe Daniel's father was also Daniel
WOLVERTON. Also trying to prove Daniel
WOLVERTON was b. in Mercer Co. Sarah might have been a
WESTLAKE. Appreciate any help.
(Q280) 16 Dec 1997 - Rebecca
Surnames: CHARCOTE, KEENER,
I found great-grandpa! James Alexander RAMSEY is
listed in the 1860 Mill Creek Twp., Mercer Co., PA census with his parents,
Isaac RAMSEY and Barbara KEENER. I
also discovered that the name of Barbara's father was George
KEENER. Isaac RAMSEY is supposed to
have been b. Apr 16, 1817 in Lycoming Co., PA, and m. Aug 9, 1838 in Mercer
Co., PA to Barbara KEENER who was b. Nov 9, 1822 in Taylor
Co., KY, which is where James ended up in 1900 with his wife and 6 of their 7
kids. Isaac RAMSEY's father is supposed to be Daniel
George RAMSEY, b. 1776 in Philadelphia, PA, m. Susannah
WISE. He is the only child I have listed for George
RAMSEY, b. 1744 in Scotland, and his wife Elizabeth
CHARCOTE. I would like to know who the children are of
all these couples: (1) George and Elizabeth (CHARCOTE)
RAMSEY; (2) Daniel George and Susannah
(WISE) RAMSEY; (3) Isaac and Barbara
(KEENER) RAMSEY. Thanks for any help
and good luck with your searches!
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