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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. 15.  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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(Q435)  17 Jul 1998 - Sally Winder Rose  

Surnames: McKEE, WINDER

I have the ship's list for my ancestors, Jane and David McKEE, who came to western PA in 1820.  I am trying to find out who preceded them.  I also have a family tree that begins with them which was started by my Aunt Hazel WINDER.  My grandfather was Robert S. WINDER and my grandmother was Jennie McKEE.  I would appreciate any info. anyone may have and will be happy to share mine.

(Q434)  16 Jul 1998 - Donna Hutchings  


William Josiah LEONARD, b. 1859 in New Castle, PA.  My g-grandfather's family has been very difficult to locate.  All the info. I have is that he m. 1884 in Morgan Co., OH to Rachel HOLLETT, according to records in the Quaker Marriage Book.  Rachel and William appear on the 1900 census for Huron Co., MI along with her sister, Hannah, who m. Hiel LEONARD.  I don't know if these men were brothers or cousins.  Any help with my LEONARDs would be greatly appreciated.

(Q433)  15 Jul 1998 - Judy Davison  


My husband's g-grandparents were Robert Irvin DAVISON and Louisa WHEELER, m. 24 Mar 1886 in Mercer Co.  I'm looking for ancestors of both.  Robert's father was William DAVISON, resided in Sandy Creek on 1850 census with wife, Ann __?__, immigrated from Co. Armagh, Ireland.  His name also appears sometimes as DAVIDSON.  What was Ann's maiden name?  Does anyone have info. about how they arrived from Ireland?  Louisa's father was Ephraim WHEELER, resided Salem Twp. with wife, Margaret __?__.  Ephraim's parents may have been Oliver WHEELER and Sarah __?__ who were buried in Old Salem Cemetery, Sugar Grove, 1840 and 1872, respectively.  What was Sarah's maiden name?  Where did Oliver and Sarah come from?  1870 census for Salem Twp. says Sarah b. in NY.  Thanks!

(Q432)  12 Jul 1998 - Merry Anne Pierson   


Seeking parents of Samuel PEARSON, b. 14 Feb 1816 in western PA, lived in Beaver Co. for a short while, migrated to Jackson Co., VA with the family of John B. WHITE and his wife, Susannah M. POUNDS.  Samuel m. 11 Dec 1840 to their dau., Sarah WHITE.  Their children: James Morgan, b. Jul 1841; William Henry, b. 1843; John Jackson, b. 1844; Samuel P., b. 5 Mar 1845; Sarah, b. 1851; Susan, b. 1853; Lucy F., b. 1857; and Winfield S., b. 1860.  The first 5 children were b. in Jackson Co., VA (now WV).  The others were b. in Meigs Co., OH.  Samuel d. 28 Aug 1883 in Meigs Co., OH.  First three sons were Civil War Union soldiers.  Any help locating ancestors greatly appreciated.

(Q431)  11 Jul 1998 - Alicia Moon-Havens  


Looking for anyone doing research on George MOON, b. ca 1759, d. 1859 in Mercer Co., PA, m. RuthAnn MARTIN, b. in VA, d. 1860-1870 in Mercer Co., PA, and any of their children.  Any help would be appreciated.  Also looking for anyone with info. regarding Joseph FRAZIER living in Borough of Mercer, Mercer Co., PA on the 1840 census.  He m. Christiana or Elizabeth McCLEERY-McCLEARY.  Any info. on her family would also be very much appreciated!!  Thanks!

(Q430)  10 Jul 1998 - Betty Browne Hughes  


I'm looking for info. on the marriage in 1913 of Clarence C. BROWNE and Edna M. VAUGHN, b. 25 May 1893 in Mercer Co., dau. of Thomas B. and Emma (McMILLEN) VAUGHN.  Any help would be appreciated.

(Q429)  8 Jul 1998 - Lou Mozingo + Homepage  

Surnames: WEAVER, WOOD

I am seeking the parents and siblings of Walter W. WOOD, b. abt 1812 in PA.  By 1847, he had migrated to IN where he m. Cynthia Ann WEAVER and had two sons by 1850.  His first two children were William Warden WOOD and Elijah WOOD.  If any one can help me locate info. on this family and their PA origins, it would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

(Q428)  7 Jul 1998 - Nanci Hamilton Gerhards  


Robert HAMILTON, farmer, b. 11 Dec 1774, d. 9 Dec 1844, buried in Oak Hill Cemetery (one of the oldest graves in this cemetery), m. abt 1814 to Elizabeth __?__.  Children: Mary, b. 1816; dau., b. bef 1820; James H., b. May 1820; Margaret D., b. Sep 1821; another dau.; William J., b. 1824; and Ellen (or Eleanor) D., b. 1828.  Would like to: determine Elizabeth's maiden surname and her parent's names; confirm that Robert is the son of Robert HAMILTON of N. Huntington Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA, b. abt 1740, d. May 1812, and his wife, Margaret HARRIS; and learn names of daus. who were not named in his will.
William A.J. HAMILTON, merchant in Sharon, PA, b. 1824, d. 10 Jul 1894, buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage, PA, m. Sarah A. MILLER.  Children: Mary Rimer, b. 1850; Marion K., b. 18 Feb 1858; Eva L., b. 1862; Robert James, b. 1863; Emma A., b. 1865; and Ida Mae, b. 1872.  Looking for additional details about this family and to document that William is the son of Robert HAMILTON (see above).
William Alfred WINGER, b. 26 May 1851, d. 7 Aug 1920, of Mercer, PA, married twice.  Seeking info. regarding his first wife, Margaret.  They m. 1870-1874 but there is no record of the marriage at the Mercer Co. courthouse.  They had one dau., Ida Louella WINGER.  What was Margaret's maiden name?  Who were her parents?  Where was she born?
Salathiel CLINEFELTER, b. 1765, d. 13 Aug 1873, farmer, lived near Leesburg, m. Jane Elizabeth MAGEE.  Their children: George, John, Nancy, Thomas, Sarah Jane, William A., Robert Walker, and Martha Green.  Seeking info. regarding Salathiel's parents and siblings.  Is there a connection between these CLINEFELTERs and the families with the same surname in Lawrence Co.?

(Q427)  7 Jul 1998 - Linda Gregory Graff  


Can you help with these names?  Harry GRAFF, b. Jan 1, 1873 in Mercer Co., d. Sep 24, 1937 in San Francisco, CA, m. Mar 1895 in Benton Harbor, MI to Evaline BROWN.  Harry was son of Daniel GRAFF and Mary COOK, both b. in Mercer Co.  Their names come from Harry's death certificate.  Would love to share what little info. I have.  I have checked the 1850 census and do not find anyone I could identify.  On the 1870 PA census, there are both Daniel GRAFF and Daniel T. GRAFF.  One or both are my connection.  Both were b. in PA, one living in Mercer Co., the other in Crawford Co.  One is 44, the other is 25 at the time of the census.  One had a son, Harry, in Mercer Co.  Also, one m. Mary COOK (Harry's mother) and one may have m. Margaret __?__.  Thanks in advance.

(Q426)  6 Jul 1998 - J.C. Carlson  


Charles SHIELDS arrived in Mercer Co., PA abt 1800, m. Jane MACCUMMENS.  Their son, Charles SHIELDS, b. Oct 9, 1808 in Mercer Co., PA, m. Anna MARTIN with whom he pioneered west.

(Q425)  6 Jul 1998 - Karen Hucko  


I would like to know if there are any old records for the Scotch Settlement Church located in Pine Twp., Mercer Co., PA.  If so, where can I locate them?

(Q424)  5 Jul 1998 - Dee Alexander + Homepage  


This is an update to query Q279.  I am interested in finding info. on Benjamin MEDBERRY (MEDBERY/MEDBURY), b. Mar 11, 1795 in Chautauqua Co., NY, d. 1866 in Mercer Co., PA, and his wife, Lydia GEORGE, b. Aug 7, 1794, d. Mar 12, 1883.  They lived in Worth Twp., Mercer Co., PA and are buried in the Hansen Cemetery.  Seeking marriage date and link between Benjamin and his father, Joseph MEDBERRY, b. 1768 in Smithfield, RI, d. Sep 7, 1844 in Chautauqua Co., NY, buried in Nashville Cemetery, Hanover, NY.
Jonathan and Charity (SIMPSON) SOPHER were m. Nov 3, 1821 in Essex Co., NJ (now Union Co.).  I found their marriage record which indicates that Jonathan was from Scotch Plaines, Westfield, Essex Co., NJ and Charity was from New Providence, Springfield, Essex Co., NJ.  Jonathan and Charity moved to Wolf Creek, Mercer Co., PA by 1830.  Seeking marriage record (church/civil/bible record) of their son, Isaac SOPHER, b. 1827, m. Orsina MEDBERRY, dau. of Benjamin and Lydia (GEORGE) MEDBERRY.  Isaac and Orsina/Orcyna moved to neighboring Venango Co., PA.

(Q423)  4 Jul 1998 - Ronda Vogan Riffle  


Anne/Anna MONTGOMERY, b. abt 1800 in Mercer Co. or Venango Co., PA.  On 1850 census of Mercer Co., she is 49 and listed with her husband, Lewis ARMSTRONG.  Does anyone have parents or siblings of Anne/Anna MONTGOMERY?  Any help appreciated.
William VOGAN, b. 1844, d. 1929, m. (date unknown) to Ellen Bryan INGRAM, b. 1834, d. 1843.  They were both b. in Crawford Co. but lived for a short time in Mercer Co.  I am looking for marriage, family, and possible will of William.  I am doing the VOGAN family history and would appreciate hearing from anyone with ties to this family.  Thank you!

(Q422)  2 Jul 1998 - Pamela Hartman  


Does anyone have any info. on the family of John and Sadie BUCKLEY of Sandy Lake, Mercer Co., PA?  Their children: Gladys and Wayne.  They are cousins to my GOUGHS.  Thanks.

(Q421)  1 Jul 1998 - Phil Dixon  

Surnames: VANKIRK

I am looking for info. about my gg-grandfather, George VANKIRK, b. Nov 7, 1819 in PA, d. Mar 2, 1896 in Leiters Ford, Fulton Co., IN.  My g-grandfather's name was William Henry VANKIRK.  I am willing to share any info. I might have.

(Q420)  29 Jun 1998 - Rachel Sanders  


James K. MILLER, b. Dec 1844 in Mercer Co., PA, migrated to Morris, Grundy Co., IL.  Served in Civil War as volunteer in 53rd IL 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.

(Q419)  27 Jun 1998 - Jane Rodgers  


I am looking for info. on Myrtle FISHER, b. 1888, d. 1952, m. Joseph W. CAMPBELL, b. Aug 14, 1876, d. Jan 1, 1936.  They lived in Sharpsville, PA.  I know Joseph's parents were William M. CAMPBELL, b. 1851, d. 1912, and Nancy Ann SPENCE, b. 1850, d. 1943.  They were from Worth or Pine Twp., PA.  Also looking for any relations of Caroline HAUN, b. 1854, d. 1922, m. Henry BAER, b. 1849, d. 1918.  Caroline's parents were George HAUN, b. 1811 in MD, and Sarah HOFIUS, b. 1819 in PA.  Any info. on these families would be greatly appreciated and I will gladly share.  Thank you.

(Q418)  24 Jun 1998 - Charlotte Labuda  


I am beginning to research my family history.  Starting with my gg-grandfather, James Sylvester PARKER, b. Feb 2, 1858 in Hogback, Mercer Co., PA, m. Emma HALL, b. Mar 31, 1861 in Allegany, PA.  They had one child, that I am aware of, Edna Grace PARKER, b. Apr 10, 1889 in Sharon, PA, m. Howell LEYSHON, b. Aug 22, 1885.  Their children: Mary Elizabeth LEYSHON, b. Oct 25, 1906 in Sharon, PA, m. John Arthur DAVIS, b. Sep 26, 1902; Helen Grace LEYSHON, b. Oct 30, 1907 in Sharon, PA; Jack Wilber LEYSHON, b. Dec 25, 1910 in Sharon, PA; Mildred LEYSHON, b. Dec 6, 1913 in Sharon, PA; Edna Grace LEYSHON, b. Sep 11, 1916 in Sharon, PA; Robert LEYSHON, b. Dec 7, 1919 in Sharon, PA; Minerva June LEYSHON, b. Jun 19, 1922 in Sharon, PA; and Howard Dale LEYSHON, b. Dec 6, 1926 in Brookfield, OH.  Children of John Arthur and Mary Elizabeth (LEYSHON) DAVIS: John William DAVIS, b. Mar 1928 in Sharon, PA; Richard Arlen DAVIS, b. Jan 7, 1933; Robert Eugene DAVIS, b. Mar 25, 1935; George Evan DAVIS, b. Sep 18, 1937; and Charlotte Louise DAVIS, b. Dec 25, 1926

(Q417)  24 Jun 1998 - Craig Sale  


Seeking any info. on Daniel David SEARS (sometimes SEERS).  He moved to Mercer Co. in early 1800s, m. bef 1819 in Mercer Co. to Elizabeth MAGEE.  They had a son, William SEARS, b. 1819?, m. 1845 in Holmes Co., OH to Mary HENRY, b. 1826 in Mercer Co.?, PA.  The SEARS family appears to have resided in Mercer Co. ca 1800 to 1840s before relocating to OH.

(Q416)  24 Jun 1998 - Harry Issac Sharp Jr.  


Researching James MUNNELL (MUNNEL), b. 1776 in Washington Co., PA, son of John MUNNELL and Jane WALLACE MUNNELL.  James MUNNELL moved to Mercer Co. in his 20's.  Later, he m. Martha ELDER.  The couple had several children while in Mercer Co.  This MUNNEL family, sometime during their lives, moved to Princeton (was Beaver Co., now Lawrence Co.).  I understand that Lawrence Co. was originally part of Beaver Co. and part of Mercer Co.  Any help in locating records of this family will be appreciated.

(Q415)  23 Jun 1998 - Susan J. Brown  


Thomas G. EWING, b. ca 1830 in Mercer Co. (now Lawrence Co.), son of James and Eleanor (__?__) EWING, m. Mary J. MAYERS, b. ca 1834, d. 1890, dau. of William and Mary (__?__) MAYERS.  Thomas G. and Mary J. (MAYERS) EWING had 6 children: Mary Malissa EWING, b. ca 1851, d. 1936, buried in Haywood Cemetery, W. Middlesex, PA, m. R. Oliver WALKER, b. 1851, d. 1940, buried in Haywood Cemetery; Elizabeth EWING, b. ca 1858; Clarissa Emma EWING, b. ca 1858; Sarah Jane EWING, b. ca 1860, m. L.C. PADEN; William Scott EWING, b. ca 1867, m. Eva __?__; and Lulu M. EWING, b. ca 1870.  In 1860, Thomas G. and Mary J. (MAYERS) EWING are in Slippery Rock Twp., Lawrence Co., PA, but I find them in Mercer Co., PA in 1880.  According to Mary J. (MAYERS) EWING's will filed at the Mercer Co. courthouse, she was living in Youngstown, OH at the time of her death, and she still owned a farm in Shenango Twp., Mercer Co., PA.  Mary's husband, Thomas G. EWING, was still alive in 1888 when she wrote her will.  Mary (MAYERS) EWING had a sister, Sarah (MAYERS) DOLBY, and I believe a brother, James MAYERS.  If anyone has any info. on this EWING-MAYERS-WALKER-PADEN family, I would be glad to share what I have.

(Q414)  21 Jun 1998 - Floyd Dale Smith  


Samuel McCELLAND, b. Dec 5, 1813 in Sandy Lake, Mercer Co., PA, d. Mar 5, 1887 in same place, m. Hannah McMULLEN.  One of their daus. was Ambrette McCELLAND, b. Dec 2, 1859, d. Aug 4, 1925 in KS, but she is buried at Franklin, Venango Co., PA.  She m. William L. SMITH.  I would like to hear from someone else who is connected to these families to share info. with.  Thank you.

(Q413)  18 Jun 1998 - Thomas R. Lawrence  


I am interested in obtaining info. about John CARMICHAEL, b. abt 1730 in Scotland, was in Wolfe's army at the Battle of Quebec.  It is believed that he also fought in the Revolution and lived in the Allegheny Co., PA area before settling in Mercer Co. with his sons, John and Duncan, in 1802, where he d. 1808.

(Q412)  17 Jun 1998 - Alice McConnell Meade  


Looking for info. on Allen J. McCONNELL, b. 1851 in Venango Co., PA, son of Hiram and Rachel (PEARSON) McCONNELL, m. Ella J. __?__.  Children: Edward E., b. 1878; and Mary A., b. 1886 in PA.  Any help is appreciated.

(Q411)  17 Jun 1998 - Nancy Gerten  


George B. WILLIAMSON m. aft 1830 to Mary McCLELLAND, and lived in Willamson Mills and was a millwright.  Children: Joseph Nelson WILLIAMSON, b. 1847, m. Etta HUFFMAN, b. Aug 25, 1852; Jacob WILLIAMSON, b. 1849, d. 1927, m. Sarah MARSHALL, b. 1854, d. 1920; Maggie WILLIAMSON, m. Will YOUNG; Clinton WILLIAMSON; Nellie Armavilla WILLIAMSON, m. Joseph HUMMEL; Bella WILLIAMSON, m. George MOWRY; and Sylvia WILLIAMSON.  Some of the family is suppose to be buried at a cemetery near a church called Armity.  Mary McCLELLAND WILLIAMSON is said to buried in a rural cemetery near Sugar Creek, PA.  Having trouble locating cemeteries.

(Q410)  14 Jun 1998 - Barbara Diller  


Looking for info. on Mary Jane PHILLIPS, b. Nov 30, 1854 in Westmoreland Co., PA, d. Jun 13, 1916 in Sharon, PA, a day before the death of her dau.  She m. John WILLIAMS, 27 years older than her.  They had three children: Gertrude, Joseph, and Jesse.  Jesse lived in Sharon for some time before moving to Cleveland, OH.  Any info. will be greatly appreciated.

(Q409)  14 Jun 1998 - Robert E. Sutherland-Wedding 


Looking for any info. on the following: William H. MAYS on 1830 and 1840 census in Mercer Co.; Melinda, Anna, and John W. MAIZE on 1850 census in Wolf Creek Twp.; John MAYS and wife, Caroline, buried in Presb. Cemetery, Pine Twp.; and especially info. on Mary "Polly" MAYS, wife of Alexander SUTHERLAND, and her brother, J.M. MAYS.  If you are researching the MAYS (MAYES-MAZE-MAIZE) family in Mercer Co., please contact me.

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