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. 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
(Q435) 17 Jul 1998 - Sally 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
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
Surnames: PEARSON, POUNDS,
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
Surnames: FRAZIER, MARTIN,
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
Surnames: BROWNE, McMILLEN,
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
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
Surnames: CLINEFELTER, HAMILTON,
HARRIS, MAGEE, MILLER, WINGER
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
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
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
(Q427) 7 Jul 1998 - Linda Gregory
Surnames: BROWN, COOK,
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.
Surnames: MACCUMMENS, MARTIN,
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
MEDBERRY-MEDBERY-MEDBURY, SIMPSON, SOPHER
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
Surnames: ARMSTRONG, INGRAM,
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
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
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.
(Q421) 1 Jul 1998 - Phil Dixon
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
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
Surnames: BAER, CAMPBELL, FISHER,
HAUN, HOFIUS, SPENCE
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.
(Q418) 24 Jun 1998 - Charlotte
Surnames: DAVIS, HALL, LEYSHON,
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
Surnames: HENRY, MAGEE,
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
Surnames: ELDER, MUNNELL-MUNNEL,
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.
Surnames: DOLBY, EWING, MAYERS,
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
Surnames: McCELLAND, McMULLEN,
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.
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
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
Surnames: HUFFMAN, HUMMEL,
MARSHALL, McCLELLAND, MOWRY, WILLIAMSON, YOUNG
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
(Q410) 14 Jun 1998 - Barbara
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.
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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