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. 12.
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
(Q345) 17 Mar 1998 - Karen Hucko
Surnames: DAUGHERTY, GUNN, McCOY,
RICHMOND, ROFS-ROSS, SHAW
I am searching for Richmond DAUGHERTY who was mentioned
in Isaac RICHMOND's will in 1837. Can anyone help
me? Isaac RICHMOND d. 17 May 1836 in Mercer Co.
In his will, he stated that his children were: Elizabeth
GUNN (she had m. Neel GUNN); Mary Ann
ROFS (ROSS); Sarah (wife of Hugh
SHAW); and Margaret (wife of John
McCOY). Does anyone have any info. on them?
(Q344) 14 Mar 1998 - Alice Jean Edwards
Surnames: CLARK, CRAIG, GARDNER,
Does anyone have info. on the GARDNER family of Sandy
Creek Twp.? David GARDNER left a will, probated Oct 3,
1832, naming his brothers and sisters, Samuel GARDNER,
George GARDNER, Martha McCARTNEY, Sidney
CLARK, and Sally CRAIG. David
GARDNER m. (1) Rosanna GARDNER, m. (2) Jean
MAIRS. I am trying to discover if Martha
McCARTNEY is the wife of Robert McCARTNEY
(Q343) 13 Mar 1998 - John Schweich
I am trying to locate a history of St.John's Ukrainian Orthodox Church,
Clark Street, Sharon. The church was founded in 1926 and did publish a
history on its 50th anniversary in 1976. I would like to locate a
history of the parish published in the 1940s or 50s, if still
available. I collect the histories of Slav Orthodox and Greek Catholic
parishes. To date, I have acquired some 800 volumes, which, I believe,
is the largest collection its kind anywhere. Many thanks.
(Q342) 13 Mar 1998 - Teri C. Merchant
Surnames: BLAIR, GEORGE,
Looking for info. on the GEORGE family of Mercer
Co. Martin L. GEORGE, b. 1812, d. 30 Jun 1854 in
Mercer Co., buried in Perry Twp., m. Anna DAVIS, b. 1810, d.
20 Jul 1854, also buried in Perry Twp. Their children: Reuben
GEORGE, b. 1837 in Mercer Co., m. 1860 to Mary Jane
MILLER; Josiah E. GEORGE; Louisa
GEORGE; Victor GEORGE; Christian
GEORGE; Martin GEORGE; Mary
GEORGE; and Susan GEORGE. My
gg-grandparents, Reuben GEORGE and Mary Jane
MILLER, settled in East Brady, Clarion Co., PA and had the
following children: Edna Beatrice GEORGE; Christian
Ellsworth GEORGE; Curtis GEORGE; William
Martin GEORGE (my g-grandfather), b. 1866, d. 1927 in
Wyalusing, PA; Ada M. GEORGE, m. BLAIR; and
Orlando Dudley GEORGE. Would really like to hear from
anyone with GEORGE connections in this area.
(Q341) 11 Mar 1998 - Marjorie K.
Surnames: COOK, EASTWOOD, FRAME,
HARTSUFF, LYNCH, PATTERSON, VAUGHAN, WHITE, WILSON
I am looking for info. on and descendants of Ezra WHITE,
b. in Washington Co., PA, son of George WHITE, later moved
to Mercer Co., PA. George WHITE was the son of John
and Mary Ann (PATTERSON?) WHITE who had 11
children I am trying to obtain info. about. Ezra WHITE
had five children: Lavinia WHITE, m. (1) Joseph
VAUGHAN who was killed in the Civil War at Gettysburg, m (2)
Joseph EASTWOOD; Sarah WHITE, m. Colonel?
HARTSUFF; Maria WHITE, m.
LYNCH; Viobena WHITE, m. __?__ and had one
child; George WHITE, m. Margaret
WILSON. Joseph and Lavinia (WHITE)
VAUGHAN had 4 children: Ezra VAUGHAN, d. at
age 21; Mary VAUGHAN, m. Thomas L. COOK;
John VAUGHAN, m. Kate FRAME; Sarah or Sadie
VAUGHAN, m. William EASTWOOD. I would
appreciate hearing from anyone who connects with this family. I am also
a descendant of Ezra's father, George WHITE. I am
willing to share info. about the John WHITE and George
WHITE families. Would like to learn the name of Ezra's
wife and Viobena's husband. It is my understanding that either Lavinia
WHITE and her first husband, Joseph
VAUGHAN, or their dau., Mary Lavinia
VAUGHAN and her husband, Thomas L. COOK,
once owned ground that they later sold to Mercer Co. where the courthouse is
now located. Could anyone confirm or deny this? It is my
understanding that there is a plaque somewhere in Mercer Co. stating
this. Does anyone know of such a plaque and where it is located?
Our family would very much like to know about this. Thank you.
(Q340) 10 Mar 1998 - Lyn Magill-Hoch
Surnames: CAMPBELL, MECLIMENS-
I am looking for info on Hugh P. MECLIMENS (or
McCLYMONDS), b. Apr 3, 1820 in Mercer Co., PA, m. Margaret
CAMPBELL, b. Dec 24, 1821 in North Washington, Butler
Co. They lived in Butler Co. Thank you.
(Q339) 10 Mar 1998 - William Lyle
Looking for family and descendants of Joseph or John
JUNKIN who came to Mercer Co. in 1805.
(Q338) 8 Mar 1998 - Roberta Felton
I'm looking for info. on Thomas FELTON. He shows up
on the 1800 census in Mercer Co., PA. It is believed that he may be the
son of Martha PARKER and Thomas FELTON from
Philadelphia, b. 3 Feb 1754. In the 1800 census, it showed he had a son
from 0-5 years old. I'm trying to learn this child's name and birth date. Any info. concerning Thomas FELTON would be
appreciated. I believe he went from Mercer Co. to Smith Co., TN.
(Q337) 7 Mar 1998 - N. Gayle Barnett
Surnames: COVERT, KLINK,
Seeking info. on the descendants of Isaac M. COVERT who
moved to Liberty Twp. or Pine Grove Twp., near Wolf Creek, Mercer Co. in
1856. His children: James COVERT; Jacob
COVERT; Isaac Van Zant COVERT; Martha A.
COVERT, m. MILLER; Martin T.
COVERT; and Mary Jane COVERT, m.
(Q336) 4 Mar 1998 - Catherine
Anderson + Homepage
Surnames: ANDERSON, BENTLEY,
CAMERON, CARROLL, GRAY, HARTZEL, MASSEY, O'NEAL, PATTON, SHAFFER, SMITH,
I am looking for info. on any of the following families. Johnson
Gary PATTON, b. 1832, m. Edna
BENTLEY. This family is listed on the 1860 census in
Hickory Twp., Mercer Co., PA. Their children were: John Edwin, b. 1867,
m. Anna GRAY; Mary Virginia, b. 1855; Joeseph M., b. 1857,
m. Mary A. CAMERON; James, b. 1859; Lucy E., b. 1863, m.
James T. CARROLL; William N., b. 1865, m. Ida M.
SHAFFER; Jessie, b. abt 1871; and Alfred, b. 1880.
John Edwin and Anna (GRAY) PATTON had the
following children, all b. in New Castle, Mercer Co., PA: Mabel Jesse, b.
1890, m. Charles ANDERSON; Johnson Gary, b. 1886, d. 1898;
Josephine, b. 1893, m. James R. MASSEY; William George Owen,
b. 1894, m. Amy O. YARD; Margaret A., b. 1897, m. (1)
Chester HARTZEL, m. (2) Hueh O'NEAL; John
"Jack" Edwin, b. 1900, m. Sarah R. SMITH; Anna
Elizabeth, b. 1904, m. Clifford R. SMITH. I'd be happy
to exchange any info. Thanks.
(Q335) 3 Mar 1998 - Frances
I am looking for info. on Hezekiah DAVIS and Elizabeth
DAVIS. I know they were living in Greenville, PA in
1822. They had at least 2 children, probably more, Hezekiah
DAVIS and Abraham DAVIS, b. 24 Mar
1822. Also looking for info. on Jacob DAVIS, b. 1849
in Greenville, PA, and Isaac DAVIS, b. 22 Feb 1846 in
(Q334) 3 Mar 1998 - Jim Arnold
Henry ARNOLD and his wife, Harriet
WELTY, reported in the 1880 census that two of his children,
Georgia, b. May 1876, and Henry ARNOLD Jr., b. May 31, 1879,
were b. in OH, other records suggest Mercer Co.
(Q333) 2 Mar 1998 - Jerry Dittman
I have recently learned that one set of my g-grandparents were in Sandy
Lake, Mercer Co. in approx. mid 1850's. Killian RAAB,
b. Fulda, Germany, d. Fulda, OH. Amelia STELTZ, his
wife, b. Fulda, Germany, d. New Lexington, OH. Has anyone in Mercer Co.
encountered these names in their research? Any info. will be
appreciated and thanks in advance.
(Q332) 28 Feb 1998 - Marylou McPherson
Surnames: BLAIR, CRAWFORD, SHARP,
Researching the following individuals, all of Mercer Co. David James
WHITE, b. 1735, d. 1805. Mary
CRAWFORD, b. abt 1750. Margaret SHARP
of Greenville, b. 1776, d. 1853. Margaret BLAIR, b.
1809 in Crawford Co. James Carrick WHITE, b.
1844. Jane M. WHITE, b. 1848. Mary A.
WHITE, b. 1850.
(Q331) 27 Feb 1998 - Jere S. Keefer
Seek parents and data on children of Edward ROBINSON, b.
1832 in Franklin Co., PA, d. 1909 in Sharon, Mercer Co., PA, buried in
(Q330) 27 Feb 1998 - Bettie Morrow
Looking for info. on the family of Thomas BRACKEN, b.
1780, and wife, Elizabeth MORROW, b. 1780, supposedly buried
in Neshanoc Church Cemetery.
(Q329) 25 Feb 1998 - Shirley Fazekas
Surnames: CARPENTER, FENTERMACHER,
Researching Robert CARPENTER, b. abt 1819, d. abt 1849,
and wife, Elinor, b. 1819, d. 1850-1860. Robert's father was Frederick
CARPENTER, buried in Perry Chapel Cemetery, Aug 10,
1862. Robert and Elinor had one known dau., Sarah Ellen, m. Aaron
FENTERMACHER. Robert died young and Elinor died
leaving Sarah Elinor to be raised by LONGs of Perry
Twp. Any info. appreciated. Thank you.
(Q328) 24 Feb 1998 - James B. Hendricks
Seeking info. on James HENDRICKS and wife, Sarah
LAW. One known child, Seth HENDRICKS,
b. 1847 in Sharon, Mercer Co., PA. Unable to find in 1850 or 1860
census. State of birth unknown, either PA or OH. James possibly
had brother, Martin HENDRICKS.
(Q327) 24 Feb 1998 - Lucinda Hewitt
I am looking for info. on Jonathan YOUNG, b. 1800 in
Lackawannock, Mercer Co., PA, m. Mary ZAHNIZER. They
had three children: Hiram YOUNG, Wilson
YOUNG, and Mathias YOUNG. Jonathan's
father, James YOUNG, came to PA after Revolutionary War from
NJ. Any info. is greatly appreciated.
(Q326) 24 Feb 1998 - Betty Mirly
Looking for info. on Quinton BURNETT, b. Feb 6, 1878, d.
Jun 1967 in Hermitage, Mercer Co., PA.
(Q325) 23 Feb 1998 - Harold Matson
Looking for info. on John GRAVATT, b. abt 1804 in Mercer
Co., PA, m. abt 1839 to Elizabeth BUDWELL. They had
children: Mary Elizabeth, b. Mar 20, 1840; Seth, b. abt 1836; Margaret, b.
abt 1844; David, b. abt 1843; Pricilla Ann, b. abt 1849; Stewart, b. abt
1852; Sarah, b. abt 1854; and William, b. abt 1858. John moved to
Mercer Co., IL bef 1860. By 1880, he lived in Van Buren Co., MI and d.
1887 in Lexington, Dawson Co., NE. Thank you.
(Q324) 23 Feb 1998 - Dee Ann Crofoot
Searching for info. on James REICHARD (or
RICHARD), b. abt 1822, and his wife, Annie
HITTLE, b. abt 1824 in PA. They were the parents of
George Washington REICHARD (or RICHARD), b.
1848 in Greenville, Mercer Co., PA.
(Q323) 20 Feb 1998 - Janet Ochs
Looking for any info. concerning Harry ROBERTS, b. abt
1849 in Sharon, PA.
(Q322) 20 Feb 1998 - Ray E.
Looking for any info. on the surname NORTH in Mercer Co.,
1790-1820. I am direct descendant of George NORTH,
brother William NORTH. I have a lot of info. on the
NORTH line and willing to share.
(Q321) 19 Feb 1998 - Avis Russell
(edited, 14 Jan 2000)
Surnames: BOYD, CRAMER, THOMPSON,
(Q320) 18 Feb 1998 - Lois A. Larry
Looking for info. on: Nelson R. SMITH; Pearl
SMITH, m. MOONEY; and William F.
SMITH. Above are children, I believe, of Harry M. and
Jessie SMITH. It is believed that they at one time
lived in Sandy Lake area. Pearl (SMITH)
MOONEY graduated from Butler Memorial Hospital School of
Nursing in 1927. Nelson R. would be in his 80s, but believe he is
deceased, b. abt 1914.
(Q319) 17 Feb 1998 - Kris Romain + Homepage
Surnames: CARRIER, FERDERKE,
KARSINOVICH, KASIBA, ROMAIN, SIKORA, ZUHOSKY
Researching ancestry of John ZUHOSKY, d. abt 1950, m.
Sophia __?__, had 9 children: Josephine, m. Stanley ROMAIN;
Stella, m. KARSINOVICH; John; Helen, m.
KASIBA; Walter; Florence, m. FERDERKE;
Mary, m. CARRIER; and two infant females who d. at
birth. Also looking for ancestors of Anton ROMAIN, m.
Mary __?__, had 3 children: Anna, m. SIKORA; Edward; and
Stanley, m. Josephine ZUHOSKY. Both family trees have
been located in the West Middlesex, Mercer, Hermitage, PA area, as well as in
Youngstown, OH and Masury, OH. Any info. would be appreciated!
(Q318) 17 Feb 1998 - Waneta Batten
Surnames: JEWELL, ROBERTS,
Searching for info. on Armstrong WILLIAMSON, b. 1810 in
PA. His wife was July __?__, b. 1815 in PA. In 1850, they were in
Sandy Creek Twp. Their children were Eliza, Andrew, Mariah, William,
John, Mary, and Ema (?). Eliza was b. 1833/34 in PA, m. George
JEWELL, and came to MI. George's father was Ralph
JEWELL, b. 1808/09 in PA, d. Apr 1887 in PA. Ralph
JEWELL m. (1) Margaret ROBERTS who d.
1847. Ralph was a village blacksmith. Ralph m. (2) Elenor __?__,
and m. (3) Emily __?__. What children belong to what wife? Will
exchange what info. that I have.
(Q317) 17 Feb 1998 - Roberta Hendrick
I am looking for info. on the my STOKES family.
Anthony was b. ca 1827 in PA, Elizabeth (Betsy)
HOMARS/HOMAIS was b. ca 1821/22 in E. PA, d. 7 Jun 1896 in
Wayne, Crawford Co., PA. In the 1860 census, they lived at French
Creek, Mercer Co., PA, and had 6 children: William, b. 1846; Cathern, b.
1848; Sophia, b. 1852; Peter, b. 1854; Meena, b. 1856; and Matilda (my
g-grandmother), b. 1859. Three other children born to this union were:
Eliza, b. 1863; Sarah, b. 1865; and Maria, b. 1869.
(Q316) 16 Feb 1998 - Sharon K. Merren
I am looking for info. on a Samuel BEST, b. ca 1829-31,
m. Lucinda MEACHAM. Marriage date unknown, I'd say
sometime around 1860. On the 1870 census, Samuel, his wife, Lucinda,
and family, Margaret, Mary, Jennet, and Martha, were living at Deer Creek,
Mercer Co., PA. Would like to learn Samuel's parents, brothers, and
sisters! Any info. on Samuel and Lucinda would be very appreciated!
(Q315) 16 Feb 1998 - Ken Gibbons
Surnames: BEARCE, CAHILL, COXSON,
Looking for info. on any of the following families and surnames.
Samuel COXSON, son of John and Martha
(CAHILL) COXSON, moved ca 1840 to Mercer
Co. when he m. Saloma BEARCE. Sam's sister, Elizabeth,
divorced Ben SHERWOOD and m. William
MITCHELL, kin to the BEARCE family.
The MITCHELLs also lived for a time in Mercer Co. before
relocating in Erie Co., PA. I've lost the MITCHELLs
and assume that they moved westward. Any help on any of these families
would be appreciated.
(Q314) 16 Feb 1998 - Sherry
Surnames: ANDERSON, BROWN,
Hiram D. BROWN, b. 1834 in Mercer Co., PA. He moved
to Jackson Co., IA and m. (1) Mariah ROUSH. Served in
the Civil War. After war moved to KS where he divorced Mariah and m.
(2) Serena __?__ and had one son, Edward BROWN. Serena
died and he m. (3) Mary E. ANDERSON. Any help with
Hiram's parentage would be appreciated.
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