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. 14.  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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(Q408)  13 Jun 1998 - Lola Dell Elrich  

Surnames: ELOVICH

I am searching for info. on my grandfather, Steven ELOVICH.  My grandmother, Agnes Bacan ELOVICH, d. Dec 6, 1923 in Farrell, PA.  I do not know when or where my grandfather died, but I do know he is buried beside my grandmother, wherever she is buried.  Any info. on these two or their son, James Ralph ELOVICH, would be greatly appreciated.

(Q407)  11 Jun 1998 - Karen Skidmore Hughes  

Surnames: HUGHES, LYNOR, RIELBY

I am trying to locate any HUGHES related to Lawrence HUGHES m. Mary LYNOR (or RIELBY).  Had children: Joseph, Robert, Lawrence, Florence, and Mary.  Lived in Sharon on Clark and Irvin Avenue and in Farrell on Wallis.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Also, do PA birth certificates list parents' names?

(Q406)  10 Jun 1998 - Bradley Reed Burgess  

Surnames: SHINER

Seeking info. on Josiah SHINER, b. Aug 8, 1848 in Mercer, PA, moved to KS abt 1861.

(Q405)  8 Jun 1998 - Karen M. Woods  

Surnames: BOWERS, MASON

I am looking for any info. about my g-grandfather, William Henry Philpin MASON, aka Harry MASON, b. Aug 13, 1871 in Wolverhampton, England, arrived via the SS Etruria out of Liverpool on Aug 28, 1891.  His last known address was in Farrel, Mercer Co., PA.  He m. Oct 6, 1902 in Banksville, PA to Mary Frances BOWERS.

(Q404)  1 Jun 1998 - Walter Jankowski  

Surnames: NORTHCOTE, UREY

In Grove City, was the road and dam around North Street changed very much?  A cousin, Richard D. UREY, age 5, drowned there on Jan 26, 1938 in the lake formed from Wolf Creek.  Trying to locate it on a map.  Also trying to locate what property was farmed by Thomas NORTHCOTE in the late 1800s.  Believe it to be northeast of Millbrook.  The extended family has had a lot of history in this particular area of PA and Center Co., PA.  Some have dribbled over into eastern OH, Trumbull and Mahoning Cos.  Living in CO and being medically restricted from much travel, I am very grateful for all the help I have had from the good folks of this area.  Would very much like to hear from anybody that thinks they may have even a remote tie to my surnames (see surnames/index page).

(Q403)  1 Jun 1998 - Charlene Atkinson  

Surnames: BRICE, GRAHAM, MANN

Hugh GRAHAM m. Lilly BRICE.  Their children: Beatrice GRAHAM, my gg-aunt, b. 1890; Arthur GRAHAM; and Millicent GRAHAM.  Millicent BRICE GRAHAM m. Ralph MANN.  Their children: Nathan MANN; Marian MANN; and Martha MANN, my grandmother.  I know that Beatrice GRAHAM was b. in Sharon, PA, so I'm trying to go back even farther to her parents to find out anything I can.  Don't know if they are buried in PA or OH as that is where I lived.  Also, some of the MANN's moved to IN.  Thanks for any help

(Q402)  28 May 1998 - John R. Frazier  

Surnames: FRAZIER, McCLEERY-McCLEARY

Searching for leads 1800-1840's on Joseph FRAZIER m. abt 1830 to Mary McCLEERY (McCLEARY).  They had one son, William, b. 1843 in Mercer.  The family moved to Butler Co. abt 1850.

(Q401)  25 May 1998 - B. Edna Park Waller  

Surnames: BROWN, GILLIS, HUNTER, MOSSMAN, WILLIAMS

Wish to exchange info. with descendants of James MOSSMAN, m. Elizabeth HUNTER, and his brother, Hugh MOSSMAN, m. Isabel HUNTER.  Also, their cousin, John J. MOSSMAN, m. Margaret HUNTER.  James and Hugh were sons of Frances MOSSMAN and Sarah BROWN.  John was son of William Hardman MOSSMAN and Sarah GILLIS.  Elizabeth, Isabel, and Margaret HUNTER were daus. of Alexander HUNTER and Margaret HUNTER.  Elliott HUNTER, b. 1807, son of Alexander and Margaret HUNTER, m. ca 1830 in West Salem Twp., Mercer Co., PA to Catherine WILLIAMS, parents unknown.  Does anyone know anything about the family of Catherine?

(Q400)  25 May 1998 - Annie Mikesell  

Surnames: ULP

I am looking for the parents of Leonides and Robert ULP who resided in Sharon/Hickory Twp. in 1880.  I plan to search the 1870 Mercer Co. census which is is on two microfilm reels, M593-1373 and M593-1374.  Can anyone tell me which reel contains the Sharon/Hickory Twp. Info.?

(Q399)  25 May 1998 - Jennifer Ohmes  

Surnames: KEEP, PEET

Searching for info. on Orrin Burton PEET.  Have no info. on his parents or siblings.  He came to KS between 1865 and 1870.  Have located him on the 1870 census for Lyon Co., Jackson Twp., KS.  He had a son, W.B. PEET, b. ca 1865 in PA, m. Janette __?__.  By the 1875 KS census, Janette's name is no longer listed (died?).  1880 census shows Orrin m. to Theda Malvina KEEP and they have 3 children, George, Jay, and Maggie, as well as W.B.  Noticed some PEETs on the 1850 census in Mercer Co., PA in Sandy Lake and Cool Spring Twps.  Maybe these people are related to my Orrin Burton PEET.  Any PEET info. greatly appreciated.

(Q398)  20 May 1998 - Karen R. Crosby  

Surnames: FREELAND, HUESTON, LIMBER, MILLER, REED, REINHART, TROMBLEE, WAGNER, WOODRUFF

Searching for the following persons, all from Mercer Co., PA.  Lucinda REINHART, b. 1814, d. 1891, m. in PA to Philip WAGNER, b. 1805, d. 1878.  George A. MILLER, b. 1813, d. 1895, m. Anna __?__, b. 1811, d. 1894.  Henry WAGNER, b. 1842, d. 1928, m. Eliza Ann MILLER, b. 1848, d. 1911.  Jacob REINHART, d. 1874, m. Mary Elizabeth __?__.  Creola Belle WAGNER (REED), b. 1877, d. 1897, m. Garrett C. FREELAND, b. 1874, d. 1911.  Minard FREELAND, b. 1837, d. 1916, m. Julia Ann TROMBLEE, b. 1852, d. 1920.  Garrett FREELAND, b. 1810, d. 1893, m. Sarah LIMBER, b. 1809, d. 1900.  Thomas LIMBER, b. 1785, d. 1849, m. Sarah HUESTON, b. 1780, d. 1868.  Lt. William HUESTON, b. bef 1760, m. Susannah WOODRUFF, b. bef 1760, both from Ireland.  All of the above settled in the Mercer Co., PA area.  Any help would be greatly appreciated and would like to share info. on any of the above.

(Q397)  20 May 1998 - Richard Campbell + Homepage  

Surnames: CAMPBELL

Daniel S. CAMPBELL, b. ca 1811, had the following children: William, b. 1835; Sarah Ann, b. 1836; Joseph Jesse, b. 1838; Matilda, b. 1841; Dorcas E., b. 1842; David Emery, b. 1846; Martha Elizabeth, b. 1847.  Looking for the descendants of these children or the parents of Daniel.

(Q396)  16 May 1998 - Cheryl McCord Nelson + Homepage  

Surnames: CLARK, McCORD

I am searching for info. on Rosannah CLARK of Pymatuning Twp., Mercer Co., PA, m. Oct 1813 to the widower Robert McCORD of Pymatuning Twp., Mercer Co., PA.  While she is listed as Mrs. in the newspaper account, we have yet to find a husband she lost, so the Mrs. might be a misprint.  She was b. est. between 1780-1790 and was in her late 20's or early 30's at the time of this marriage.  There has been some thinking that she might be the dau. of Henry CLARK of Pymatuning Twp.   She could also be the widow of a CLARK who would have d. bef 1813 leaving no children as she brought none with her to the marriage.

(Q395)  12 May 1998 - Lennie Wilson

Surnames: GILLETT

I am searching for info. on my grandmother and her family.  Her name was Marie R. GILLETT, b. 1912 in Sharon, PA.  I think her father's name was Alec GILLETT.

(Q394)  11 May 1998 - Marty Johnston

Surnames: JOHNSTON-JOHNSON, JONES

Richard JOHNSTON (JOHNSON), b. 1793, d. 1875, enlisted in the War of 1812 from New Castle, Mercer Co., PA.  At this time, he was learning the hatters trade from Isaac JONES when Isaac was drafted and Richard took his place.  He served on board the "Lawrence" with Adm. Perry during the Battle of Lake Erie.  He later deserted from the Marine Corps and was thrown into the Mercer Co. jail.  He was released the next day by way of a Writ (in his pension records he stated it was his father who arranged his release) on account of him being a "minor".  I am looking for Richard's family who apparently lived in Mercer Co.  The father was probably named John or Thomas and was reputed to be a school teacher.  I think Richard may have resided around New Castle for a few years after the war and may have been married there, only to leave his unfaithful wife and relocate in OH.  He lived Jefferson Co., then Athens Co., and finally to Hocking Co., OH.

(Q393)  10 May 1998 - Genevieve Kile

Surnames: MAHAN

About a year ago, I put in a query (Q106) relating to my MAHAN ancestors stating that William MAHAN came from Mercer Co., PA in 1879 with a hunting party of Delaware Indians.  This should have been 1779.  Am still looking for the marriage of James MAHAN who m. 1800-1808 either in Mercer Co. or surrounding county to Jane __?__.  I do know William MAHAN was there as he is mentioned in the history of Mercer Co.

(Q392)  9 May 1998 - Carolyn Krause

Surnames: O'SHEA-SHEA-SHAY, REILLY, STARK, VICKERS

Looking for any info. on Daniel O'SHEA (SHEA/SHAY), b. Jan or Jun 1827 in Co. Cork, Ireland, emigrated to U.S. between 1845-50.  Possibly m. Margaret REILLY and had son, Daniel, b. 1862 in Greensville, Mercer Co., PA.  Daniel (I believe the same Daniel) was found in Fayette Co. and Kanawha Co., WV.  He m. Sarah STARK and later m. Pauline VICKERS.  He had 10 more children: William, b. 1865; John; Joseph Bruce; Minnie; Alexander; Honora; Thomas Jefferson; Edward; Amanda; and Mary.  I believe Daniel may have d. between 1910 and 1915 in Alleghany Co., PA.

(Q391)  9 May 1998 - Jack McCright

Surnames: ROYAL, STEUART-STEWART

I am seeking info. on Etta A. ROYAL, b. abt 1864, d. 1940, m. Warren STEUART.  They often spelled their name STEWART.  Etta is buried in the cemetery in Fredonia, Mercer Co., PA.  Any info. about Etta's parents, brothers, sisters, or birth place would be appreciated.  Thank you.

(Q390)  8 May 1998 - Raymond M. Roberts

Surnames: DICKSON, ROBERTS

Harry ROBERTS, b. Jan 1, 1850 in Sharon?, PA, d. Mar 20, 1935 in Wilkinsburg, PA.  Death certificate lists father as Thomas ROBERTS, possibly b. in Wales.  Harry m. Frances DICKSON and had 8 children: Samuel G.; George, b. Jan 26, 1874, d. Jun 12, 1957; Harry R., b. Jan 10, 1876, d. ?; Edward T., b. Dec 14, 1879, d. Jan 24, 1960; Margaret K., b. Dec 14, 1879, d. ?; Elmer Alexander, b. Dec 14, 1883, d. Feb 24, 1957; William, b. Jan 1884, d. Mar 16, 1884; and Robert F., b. 1889, d. ?.  Harry and Frances lived in Mercer Co. until abt 1879?.  Looking for any info. on Harry and his ancestors.  Please e-mail me if you have any info.  Thank you.

(Q389)  8 May 1998 - Steven Russell + Homepage

Surnames: JOHNSON, RUSSELL

Thomas RUSSELL, b. ca 1800 in PA, m. Jane JOHNSON, b. ca 1807 in PA.  Lived in Sandy Creek Twp. in 1830.  Thomas died.  Jane listed on 1840 census in Sandy Creek Twp.  Jane and children, Julia Ann, Jabez, and Samuel, moved to Wood Co., OH bef 1850.

(Q388)  7 May 1998 - Colleen E. Johnson

Surnames: BROWN, FRAZER, LOUTENHISER, NELSON

Desire info. regarding Jesse BROWN, b. 1767, and his wife, Peaceable, b. 1770, d. 1849, buried in Crawford Co.  Jesse was a Baptist Minister in Mercer Co., PA (Hist of Mercer Co., 1888, and Atlas and Hist of Mercer Co. PA).  He served in the Georgetown Baptist Church in the 1820's for two years and was given as from Carmel, a church in Crawford Co.  Also, he is listed in the article regarding the West Salem Baptist Church.  This church was regularly organized in 1826 at the house of John LOUTENHISER with Joseph NELSON acting as moderator and Elders Henry FRAZER and Jesse BROWN conducting the exercises.  Listed among those who signed the covenant a few years later was Peaceable BROWN.  Jesse was a Baptist Minister in Bastard Leeds, Ontario in 1809-1811.  Children were b. in VT, MA, Ontario, and Quebec: Henry, David H., Thompson, Rebecca, Calvin Jesse, and Hiram J.

(Q387)  6 May 1998 - Jenifer Johnson

Surnames: LESLIE, MORELAND

Seeking info. on David MORELAND, b. 1805? possibly in Mercer Co., PA, d. 1879, and wife, Susanna LESLIE, b. 1803 in PA, d. aft 1880 census.  Both moved to Ashtabula Co., OH bef 1834.  I have no info. on the parents of either, except that Susanna was possibly dau. of Thomas and Mary LESLIE.  But, I have hopes of turning something up among the preponderance of MORELANDs and LESLIEs in Mercer Co. and surrounding counties.  Earlier forebears may have lived in MD prior to PA.  Any help?  Thank you!

(Q386)  5 May 1998 - Rachel Sanders

Surnames: MILLER, PITZER

James K. MILLER, b. Dec 1844 in Mercer Co., PA, migrated to Morris? Co., IL.  Served in Civil War as volunteer in Fifty-Third Infantry.  After the war, he m. Sarah PITZER, b. 1845 in IL.  Seeking any info. such as birth records, baptism, parents' names, or parents' origin.

(Q385)  2 May 1998 - Robert Laurie Stewart

Surnames: McCLORY, STEWART

Have found my g-grandfather, James C. STEWART, in the 1850 census in Mercer Co., PA, age 9, living with a family named McCLORY.  I don't know who his parents were, whether he was an orphan, or was living with relatives.  Also found a Nancy STEWART, age 8, in another household with a different family name.  A sister?  Anyone with a clue to this mystery gets a virtual kiss.

(Q384)  2 May 1998 - John H. MacDonald

Surnames: McDONALD-McDANIEL-McDONNELL

Am researching, with others, all of the McDONALD (McDANIEL, McDONNELL, etc.) families of Mercer and surrounding counties.  Would greatly appreciate having any info. you have on your McDONALD family.  I can provide you with index to wills (some will abstracts), index to deeds (some full deeds), some church records, all census entries (up to 1880), and misc. info. regarding McDONALD.

(Q383)  1 May 1998 - Joleen Axtell

Surnames: AXTELL, ROBB

Seeking info. on descendants of John ROBB, son of James, m. 1804 to Rhoda AXTELL.  Their children: Hannah, Sarah, James, Ruth, Daniel, Ann, Polly, John, and Rhoda.  Sarah ROBB m. 1827 in Mercer Co., PA to Thomas AXTELL.  Will gladly share info.

(Q382)  1 May 1998 - Malissia Alyce Good Brown

Surnames: BRICKER, SNYDER

Rebecca Jane SNYDER, b. abt 1870, d. 1936, do not know where, either in OH or PA, m. J. Frank BRICKER, b. Jan 23, 1867 in Salem, OH, d. Apr 29, 1913.  Need info. on both parents of Rebecca, correct date, and where born.  Anything will help.  Thank you.

(Q381)  25 Apr 1998 - Ralph J. Martin

Surnames: REDMOND, ROBISON

I am researching the ROBISON and REDMOND surnames in Mercer Co., PA.  My g-grandfather, Milton ROBISON, b. abt 1843 in PA, probably Blair Co., and his wife, Louisa REDMOND, b. May 15, 1843 in PA, are listed in the 1880 census living in North Hickory, Mercer Co., PA.  In the 1880 census, the ROBISON family consisted of the following children: James, b. 1864; Joseph S., b. 1869; Clara, b. 1872; Daniel A., b. 1874; Lawrence B., b. 1876; Harvey G., b. 1879; and Della Marie, b. 1883.  I would appreciate contact from anyone with knowledge of or a connection.

(Q380)  24 Apr 1998 - Joni Lee

Surnames: STEWART

Seeking info. on William STEWART, b. abt 1805 in PA, found on 1850 census in French Creek Twp., Mercer Co., PA.  William is listed as a farmer, wife Elizabeth (or Mary) __?__, children: Mary, age 17; John, age 13; Thomas, age 11; William, age 9; James, age 7; and Jeffry, age 2.  The family is all listed as being b. in PA, but no places given.  Family moved to WI noted on 1860 census and then on to IA as listed on the 1870 census.  Seeking info. on parents, brothers, and sisters.  Family tradition says the STEWART family came from Scotland but need to go back further to find the connection.  Any info. would be appreciated.

(Q379)  23 Apr 1998 - Carol Ann Claffey Mounts

Surnames: MOUNTS

Would appreciate any info. on Mathias MOUNTS, or his descendants, who lived in Mercer Co., PA in early 1800's.  Thank you.

(Q378)  23 Apr 1998 - Arthur C. Williams

Surnames: COZAD

Looking for info. concerning COZAD family of Mercer, including descendents of Joseph M. COZAD and Joseph Albert COZAD.  Some children of Joseph Albert COZAD were listed as residents of a home for Civil War soldier's orphans in 1870 census.  Would like to swap info. with other COZAD researchers.

(Q377)  23 Apr 1998 - Marion Thomas

Surnames: MILLER, RUMBAUGH, WILLIAMS

Rees WILLIAMS, b. abt 1804, d. Oct 21, 1865, m. Jan 7, 1830 to Leah RUMBAUGH, b. 1809/11 in Millerstown, d. 1884 in NE, dau. of David RUMBAUGH and Elizabeth MILLER.  I'm looking for any info. on Rees such as date and place of birth, names of parents, siblings, etc.  Rees and some members of his family are buried in State Line Cemetery, South Pymatuning Twp., Mercer Co., PA.

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