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. 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
(Q408) 13 Jun 1998 - Lola Dell Elrich
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
Surnames: HUGHES, LYNOR,
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
Seeking info. on Josiah SHINER, b. Aug 8, 1848 in Mercer,
PA, moved to KS abt 1861.
(Q405) 8 Jun 1998 - Karen M.
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
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
(Q403) 1 Jun 1998 - Charlene
Surnames: BRICE, GRAHAM,
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
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
Surnames: BROWN, GILLIS, HUNTER,
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
(Q400) 25 May 1998 - Annie
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
(Q399) 25 May 1998 - Jennifer Ohmes
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.
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
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
(Q396) 16 May 1998 - Cheryl McCord
Nelson + Homepage
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
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
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
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
(Q392) 9 May 1998 - Carolyn Krause
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
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
(Q384) 2 May 1998 - John H. MacDonald
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.
(Q383) 1 May 1998 - Joleen Axtell
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
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
(Q381) 25 Apr 1998 - Ralph J. Martin
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
(Q380) 24 Apr 1998 - Joni Lee
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
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.
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
(Q377) 23 Apr 1998 - Marion Thomas
Surnames: MILLER, RUMBAUGH,
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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