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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. 13.  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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(Q376)  21 Apr 1998 - Emma Jean Smith


I am researching the following families.  William EAKIN m. Phebe PERRY, Samuel EAKIN m. Mary RILEY, Margaret EAKIN m. Adam CURRY, these 3 families were brothers and sisters.  John EAKIN m. Mary EAKIN, they were cousins, her brother, John M. EAKIN, m. Margaret CAMPBELL McCLELLAND, Martha EAKIN m. Robert David SMITH, Robert Hawthorne BLAIR m. Nancy A. EAKIN.  The latter 4 families were all related, the women being sisters.  I have a database of 14,000 names with 5,600 marriages and history for many of them, or any allied families thereof.  These families were found in southern Venango Co., northern Butler Co., Mercer Co., Lawrence Co., Warren Co., and Clarion Co., PA.  I would like to correspond with anyone related to any of them.  Seeking obituaries and further proof on all of the data that I have.

(Q375)  20 Apr 1998 - Toni Carlon Collins


I'm searching for any relatives of my ggg-grandparents, William J. CARLON, b. Nov 8, 1788 in Westmoreland Co., PA, m. Hanna S. DUNNIVAN (DUNNAVAN), b. Sep 30, 1798 in NJ.  They had 10 children, all b. in Mercer Co., PA: Elizabeth, b. Sep 12, 1822, d. Oct 15, 1825 in Mercer Co., PA; name?, b. May 23, 1824; Joseph, b. Jul 12, 1826, d. Oct 12, 1828; Mary, b. May 27, 1828; Elizabeth?, b. Oct 28, 1830, d. Apr 5, 1873 in Brieter? Co., m. STOUGHTON; Sarah Jane, b. Jan? 31, 1833, d. Aug 26, 1876 in Lawrence Co., PA; Hannah, b. Jan 31, 1835; Joseph W. (my gg-grandfather), b. Jul 12, 1837; William J., b. Oct 2, 1839, d. May 3, 1867 in Lawrence Co., PA; and George, b. Jan 11, 1842.  William and George are buried in Myrtle Creek, OR.  George was a soldier in the Civil War and may have family ties in Algon, IA.  Joseph W. CARLON (my gg-grandfather) m. near Roseburg, Douglas Co., OR to Macy BARTON? STEVENSON, b. Jun 26, 1850 in KY.  They had ten children, all b. in and around Roseburg, OR: Joseph Raymond; Hannah M., m. O'MALLEY; Belle; William Edgar; Ernest (my g-grandfather); Thomas W.; Bertha M., m. JOHNSON; Elizabeth, m. McFARLAND; Madge Y., m. ABRAHAM; and Hazel Carlon, m. STANLEY.  All of these children are buried in Roseburg, Portland, Bend, and Paisley, OR.  If you have any info. concerning any of these family members, especially William J. and Hannah, please contact me.  I'm at a standstill as to where they came from, their parents, country of origin, etc.  I'll trade info.!  Good luck with any endeavors you are searching on!

(Q374)  20 Apr 1998 - Edward Mark Snell


Looking for relatives of Amanda BROWN, b. 24 Oct 1837 in Mercer Co., PA, dau. of Samuel and Anna BROWN.  Amanda m. 3 Jul 1859 in Apponoose Co., IA to S.A. SNIDER.  She d. 21 Jun 1923 in Wayne Co., IA.  Amanda BROWN was my g-grandmother's cousin.  Also looking for relatives of Lydia A. BROWN, b. 5 Jan 1836 in Mercer Co., PA, moved to Appanoose Co., IA when she was 14 with her parents.  She m. 1855 in Apponoose Co., IA to William MURPHY (my gg-grandfather).

(Q373)  18 Apr 1998 - Dana Wood


I am looking for Alice NEWTON who m. John GARNER.  They had a son, Burton Darwin GARNER, b. 1874.  I believe they were all b. in Mercer Co., PA.  I can find no trace of them until Burton's marriage.  Any info. would be helpful.

(Q372)  17 Apr 1998 - Tim Spence


Seeking any info. on HOOVLER and FIRSTER families.  Census and other info. places them in Mercer Co. abt 1810-1860.  John and Frances HOOVLER fought in Civil War.  Frances was killed at Gettysburg.  Also, Mary FIRSTER, possibly her father, John FIRSTER.  Family tradition says John FIRSTER was in Perry's fleet on Lake Erie.  Does anyone know where or if the crew lists are available?  Will share any info. in return, but research limited.  Thanks.

(Q371)  17 Apr 1998 - Greg Zelinske

Surnames: ROSE

Looking for any info. on Isaac and Margaret ROSE, or any of their children.  They moved from Washington Co., PA abt 1804.  Their farm was in Springfield Twp., about 8 miles southeast of Mercer and about 1/2 mile from Perry Highway (Route 19).

(Q370)  16 Apr 1998 - Charles L. Mattocks Jr. + Homepage


Looking for more info. on the MOOK family in Mercer/Crawford Cos.  I have the following info. so far.  George William MOOK, b. 1822 in NY, d. near Rock Creek Park, Crawford Co., PA, m. Ester/Esther REED, b. 1824 in PA, dau. of ? REED and Catherine __?__.  Children of George MOOK and Ester REED: Aurilla MOOK, b. abt 1843; Jane MOOK, b. abt 1848; James MOOK, b. abt 1851; Margaret MOOK, b. abt 1854; John Reed MOOK, b. Sep 15, 1855 in New Lebanon, Mercer Co., PA, d. Aug 6, 1929 in Custards, Greenwood Twp., Crawford Co., PA, m. Feb 8, 1877 in Meadville, Crawford Co., PA to Elizabeth WILLIAMS, dau. of Jonathan WILLIAMS and Amelia __?__, 8 children to this marriage; William George MOOK, b. Mar 1857 in Greenwood Twp., Crawford Co., PA, d. Sep 12, 1930 in Saegertown, Crawford Co., PA, m. (1) 1883 to Mary Ellen WILLIAMS, m. (2) aft 1914 to Caroline Elizabeth SPARGO, 7 children to first marriage, 3 children to second; Sarah MOOK, b. 1858 in PA; Ruth Matilda MOOK, b. 1863 in PA, d. Apr 8, 1935 in Meadville, Crawford Co., PA, m. Thomas Jefferson PETERSON; Lydia MOOK, b. abt 1864; Jesse MOOK, b. Jun 1865, d. bef 1892, m. Henrietta SMOCK; and Frank MOOK, b. 1867, d. abt 1918, killed by falling tree, m. Matilda WILLIAMS, 10 children to this marriage.  (I descend from here.)

(Q369)  11 Apr 1998 - Jean Carr Cummings


Am looking for the parents of George Washington CARR, b. 1826 in Mercer Co., PA and lived there.  He m. abt 1847 in Mercer Co., PA to Gitty DANIELS.  They moved to Jackson Co., IA with many DANIELS families.  Looking for ancestry of Kinsey DANIELS of Mercer Co. also.  Does it go back to NJ to Jonathan DANIELS, a Revolutionary soldier?

(Q368)  10 Apr 1998 - Doreen Merritt


John LYTLE, b. 1815, and Phoebe BOYLAN, b. 1810, resided in Sandy Lake in 1850.  Children: William, Samuel Solomon, Sara, Martha, John, and James.  Phoebe's parents were Aaron BOYLAN and Sarah THOMPSON.  I have their info.  I am searching for info. on John LYTLE's parents.  His father was possibly John LYTLE, b. 1787, resided in Coal Springs in 1850.

(Q367)  9 Apr 1998 - Glenna K. Owens


I am searching for info. on my maternal grandfather, Frank J. COLLINS, b. 1884 in Greenville, PA, son of Frank and Elizabeth COLLINS.  Frank J. COLLINS m. Nov 5, 1917 in Norfolk, VA to Beatrice JARVIS.  At that time he was serving as a seaman in the Merchant Marines.  They had one child, my mother, Gertrude SCHREIBER, b. Aug 18, 1919.  Any info. on Frank J. COLLINS or his family would be most appreciated.

(Q366)  9 Apr 1998 - Julie Perry


Seeking info. on Charles H. MAGUIRE, b. 1848 in NY City, m. Emma Jane POWELL, had children: James, George, Catherine, Charles, Emma, Blanche, Alexander, Mercy, Arthur, Christina, Pearl, and Howard.  Charles H. MAGUIRE's parents were James and Catherine (ROBINSON) MAGUIRE who m. in NY City.  James came from Ireland and Catherine supposed to be b. in PA.  Their sons: Daniel, George R., William, William S., Robert B., Charles H., John, and James.

(Q365)  8 Apr 1998 - Pamela M. Rihel


I am researching Adam RIHEL, m. Sarah Jane BUCHANAN.  I have no dates on these two.  I know of one child, Edward James RIHEL, b. Sep 29, 1885 in Butler Co., lived most of his live in Harrisville, PA.  Sarah Jane was a niece of President James BUCHANAN.  I am trying to find out who James BUCHANAN's brothers were.  I would like to connect Sarah to one of them.  I do have some info. that may lead to a William BUCHANAN.  It is some papers about trying to get money from his estate by Edward's son, Samuel Milton RIHEL, b. 1909, d. 1945.  I would appreciate any help.  Thanks.

(Q364)  7 Apr 1998 - Amy McWilliams


Looking for the parents of Williams Smith McWILLIAMS, b. 29 Feb 1844 in Mercer, Mercer Co., PA, m. bef Apr 1870 to Mary Adaline JOHNSON.  His siblings were: John W., b. ca 1840; Sabrina, b. ca 1841; and Mary E., b. ca 1846.

(Q363)  6 Apr 1998 - Rob Teeter

Surnames: BURNS

I am looking for any info. relating to my grandfather, Robert Joseph BURNS, b. Sep 20, 1901 in Sharon, Mercer Co., PA.  His father (my g-grandfather) was Joseph Robert BURNS who came from Ireland.  I do not know the name of my g-grandmother.  They had 12 children.

(Q362)  2 Apr 1998 - M. Jay Kimmel


Am looking for any descendants of Jonathan Thompson HIRST, b. ca 1810, d. 1886, and wife, Mary W. __?__, b. ?, d. 1901, who lived in Mercer, PA beginning 1850 or earlier.  Known children: Lizzie HIRST, m. ZAHNIZER; Mary J. HIRST, m. P.E. SHIPLER; and O.W. HIRST.  Grandchildren include: Harry H. ZAHNIZER; Frank R. ZAHNIZER; Bertha ZAHNIZER, May ZAHNIZER; Stewart SHIPLER; Wendall H. SHIPLER; Jessie HIRST, Mace HIRST, Maud HIRST; and Gertrude HIRST.  I'm particularly interested in the HIRST family, but would very much like to exchange info. with anyone descended from or researching any of the people listed above.

See query Q455 for update.

(Q361)  2 Apr 1998 - Donald Pearson


I am looking for info. on Henry Alfred? PEARSON, b. 1876 in Mercer Co., m. Mary Alice MORFORD, b. 1875.  Mary Alice MORFORD was related through the NORTH family to the ZAHNISER family through Catherine ZAHNISER.  Henry and Mary PEARSON moved to Sharon, PA abt 1945, having previously lived in Leesburg? and Hartford, OH.

(Q360)  1 Apr 1998 - Carolyn Ann Schaefer + Homepage

Surnames: VAN CUREN

Seeking info. on Henry and Rebecca VAN CUREN.  We know they lived in PA when their youngest dau. was b. 1839.

(Q359)  1 Apr 1998 - Michael Pierce


I am a descendant of David FARRELL and Hugh McKEAN, prominent citizens in the 19th century in Mercer Co.  I have some old photos of the FARRELL house in Sharon.  Also, I am looking for photos of the Civil War Unit that Grandpa FARRELL was in.  He received a field commission and my aunt has an amazing diary from the beginning of 1862 to 1864.  FARRELL was a former postmaster and had a tremendous life, very noteworthy historically.  I am looking for photos of reunions of the W. Middlesex Rangers.  Thank you.

(Q358)  29 Mar 1998 - Cheryl Pillar

Surnames: JONES, McNEISH

I am looking for info. on the divorce of David Clyde JONES and Polly M. (McNEISH) JONES that may have occurred in Mercer Co. abt 1907 or later.  Any info. would be appreciated.  All e-mail's will be answered.  Thank You!

(Q357)  29 Mar 1998 - Paddy Waloven


Looking for info. on Abraham VAN VOORHIES, his wife, Sarah HATHAWAY, and their son, George R. VAN VOORHIES, b. Dec 17, 1835 in New Lebanon, PA.

(Q356)  29 Mar 1998 - Rhonda Artman

Surnames: ARTMAN

Looking for any info. on the ARTMAN family.  The only info. we have is from the 1850 census.  Micheal ARTMAN, b. 1814, m. Catharine __?__, b. 1818.  Their children: Jeremiah, Drucilla, Albert, WIlliam, Mary, Robert, and Leander.  We think Leander, our g-grandfather, may have lived in IN and TN.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

(Q355)  26 Mar 1998 - Darin Council


Looking for info. on Thomas ORR, b. 1840s? in Mercer Co., PA, m. Sarah C. JOHNSTON of NY, moved to Jackson Co., IA in 1860, returned to PA in 1899, d. 25 Dec 1905.

(Q354)  25 Mar 1998 - Donald Stephenson


Seeking an obituary for Catherine BARBER STEPHENSON CLINGAN from around Mar 4, 1922 in Mercer or Lawrence Co.  My great grandmother d. Mar 4, 1922 according to some info. and I know of no newspaper in this area.  Can someone please help?  Thanks.

(Q353)  22 Mar 1998 - Barbara Harvey

Surnames: DUNKEL, MINK

Listed on the 1900 census in Jefferson Twp., Mercer Co., PA: George MINK, age 62, sister, Elizabeth DUNKEL, age 68, her husband, John DUNKEL, age 80, and their son, Adam DUNKEL, age 27.  Seeking info. and contact with descendants.

(Q352)  22 Mar 1998 - Sam Ray


I am researching the RAY, KOONCE, BURNS, STEVENSON, LAWYER, and SNYDER families that were in the northwest part of Mercer Co., Sugar Grove Twp. and Pymatuning Twp. mainly.

(Q351)  22 Mar 1998 - Jerry Moyer


Looking for info. on the family of Curtis MOYER, b. 1820, d. 1895, m. Elizabeth BRESSLER (or PRESSLER), b. 1830.  Children were: George Washington MOYER, b. 1853, d. 1919, m. Mary Etta DECKER; William MOYER, b. 1855, d. 1825, m. Edith MILLER; James MOYER, b. 1857, d. 1924, m. Anne __?__; John MOYER, b. 1860, d. 1925, m. Frances WOODWORTH; and Frank MOYER, b. 1863, d. 1905.  Other children were: Elizibeth; Catherine; Henery; and Hannah.  Curtis MOYER was a miller by trade and they lived somewhere in the vicinity of the Mercer, Crawford, Venango Cos. border area.  Any info. on any them would be helpful.

(Q350)  21 Mar 1998 - Bill Blackburn


I am researching my ancestor, Patience MERCER, m. George SMEDLEY who d. 1783.  I believe these families were from Chester Co., PA bef 1783, but I would be very interested in knowing where the "Mercer" in Mercer Co. came from.

(Q349)  21 Mar 1998 - Ruth Ridings


Searching for John REESE, b. 1853, d. 1909, buried in Morefield Cemetery, if it is still called that.  Found an old post card from his son to my grandfather that he was dying, postmarked May 11, 1908, but cannot find a death notice.  His wife lived until 1919, her maiden name was TREGOWETH.  Elizabeth TREGOWETH is in the 1900 census and she was her mother.  Also researching Charlottoe JAYNE.

(Q348)  19 Mar 1998 - Ray Magargee


George Washington MAGARGEE, b. Sep 2, 1818, d. Sep 1, 1886, m. Jan 12, 1842 to Mary ROBISON, b. Sep 19, 1820, d. Jan 15, 1874.  We, the family of George Washington MAGARGEE, are looking for the names and any other info. that we can find on the parents of George Washington MAGARGEE and any of his family bef 1818.  Thanks in advance for any help that anyone can offer!

(Q347)  19 Mar 1998 - Joe Kenney

Surnames: McMAHON

I recently found in the federal census that my Irish ancestor, Peter McMAHON, his wife, Hannah, and son, John S., were in Pymatuning Twp. in 1850.  I have a number of questions regarding them and in need of a guide to my next step.  I'd like to know where I can get a marriage or birth certificate from abt 1845 or 46.  Is it possible?  I am also interested in how and why Peter would be in that part of the world.  Was Mercer Co. a mining area, and where could I find a brief history of the place?  This will help me figure out what he was doing there.  His wife, Hannah, was b. in PA according to the census.  So, could someone point me in the right direction to help me uncover some of these mysteries?

(Q346)  19 Mar 1998 - Penny Haylett Kulbacki


Researching the following families from Mercer, Crawford, and Venango Cos.  I will appreciate any info. to add to what I have.  Charles Hawkins BLAIR, b. Apr 14, 1860 in Mercer Co., m. Florence Leah LASHER, b. Apr 12, 1864 in New Lebanon, Mercer Co.  Their children were: Gertrude, Fred, Dessie Mae, Harold, and Charles Jr.  Florence Leah LASHER's parents were John LASHER, Jr.,  b. in Venango Co., d. Mar 12, 1895 in New Lebanon, Mercer Co., and Mary Aurelia STRAW.  Also researching Thomas Burton CORNER.

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