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. 16.
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
(Q468) 23 Aug 1998 - Patricia
I am searching for info. on Albright and Coty GEORGE,
parents of Margaret Ann GEORGE, b. 1760. I found
GEORGEs in the following townships of Mercer Co. and am
hoping someone will recognize Albright and Coty: Sandy Lake, Wolf Creek,
Salem, Delaware, and West Salem. Will appreciate any leads.
(Q467) 23 Aug 1998 - Eddie
Davis + Homepage
Surnames: EDWARDS, McQUISTON,
Looking for McQUISTON and EDWARDS
families from the Mercer Co. area. Seeking parents names and place of
birth for Dorothy Elizabeth McQUISTON, b. May 1846 in PA, d.
aft 1900 in AR, and her husband, Edward EDWARDS, b. in Wales
or England, moved to PA where he was a railroad engineer, d. Jan 1883 in a
train accident. Dorothy was 7 months pregnant with their child at the
time of the accident and she moved to KS with her 3 brothers. One
brother was Joseph, b. 1860 in PA. Dorothy and Joseph's parents were b.
in PA too. I believe that the train accident on Jan 8, 1883 in Chester
Co., PA was the one which killed Edward, but I need more proof, such as
newspaper accounts. Dorothy gave birth in KS to a dau., May Florence
EDWARDS, b. Apr 4, 1883. May m. Calvin Leroy
VAUGHAN and lived in Madison Co., AR. Near her was her
uncle, Joseph, and his family. Dorothy lived in AR too and never
remarried. I need any info. on this family.
(Q466) 22 Aug 1998 - Ruth
I am looking for newspaper write-ups, other than the Warren, OH (which we
have) paper, for DILLEY family reunions held in Trumbull
Co., OH and Mercer Co., PA in Sep from 1877 on through the 1880's. A
family genealogy was read at the one on Sep 7, 1882. If anyone has any
clippings from a Greenville paper or other Mercer Co. paper of these
reunions, please email me. I would like to find a list of those who
attended. I am also looking for any pictures that may have been taken
at one of these reunions. Thank you for any help you can give me.
(Q465) 22 Aug 1998 - Emily Allen
I am seeking my g-grandparents, John Tebe and Saphronia
(SNYDER) MACKEY, both b. 1860's in Mercer
Co., PA. Saphronia (may be spelled Safrona) was possibly from West
(Q464) 21 Aug 1998 - David L.
Would like to communicate with anyone who is working the
DUNLAP and EMINGER family lines. They
appear in the 1920 census for Grove City, Mercer Co., PA
(Q463) 20 Aug 1998 - JoLynn Solo
I am looking for info. on Thomas GILL, b. abt 1793,
buried in Pine Hollow Cemetery, Sharpsville, PA, m. Apr 1, 1816 in Mercer
Co., PA to Rachel Ellen McCORD. I would like to follow
the GILL line farther back if possible. I don't know
for sure where he was born, may have been Washington Co., PA.
(Q462) 20 Aug 1998 - Nan Padgett
I am looking for info. on David JONES of Sharon,
PA. He had a sister, Martha JONES RICHARDS, also of
Mercer Co. They are the brother and sister of my g-grandfather, John
Titus JONES, d. 1940 in Dover, OH at age 80. I feel
they were close in age to him. Really need any help on this
(Q461) 20 Aug 1998 - Eleanora
Surnames: CARR-KERR, COOK, CRAIG,
EASTWOOD, VAUGHAN, WHITE
I'm looking for info. on Joseph VAUGHAN, m. Sep 1847 in
Mercer, Mercer Co., PA to Lavinia WHITE. They had four
children: Joseph Ezra, Mary L., John W., Sarah Elmira. Joseph was
killed in the Civil War. Lavinia then m. Joseph
EASTWOOD. Mary VAUGHN m. Thomas
Lawrence COOK, b. Mar 26, 1859 in Peters Twp., son of George
and Rebecca (CARR-KERR) COOK. Also
looking for info. on Cephus, Israel, and Grover Berton
CRAIG; Rebecca CARR-KERR CRAIG; and Ella
May COOK. Thank you.
(Q460) 19 Aug 1998 - Wanda J.
Surnames: BETTS, BROWN, EMERY,
MARSHALL, NOBLE, ROYCE, THOMPSON, WELLIVER
Searching for info. on two MARSHALL families who may be
related. Taggert Joseph MARSHALL, b. 1806 in Beaver
Co., PA, d. 25 Nov 1878 in Chapman, Merrick Co., NE, m. Mary/Nancy Abigail
ROYCE. Children: Joseph Marion
MARSHALL, b. 27 Oct 1845? in Mercer Co., PA, d. 30 Oct 1922,
m. 1892 to Sara Jane BETTS; Jennie Nancy
MARSHALL, b. ca 1842 in PA, m. Eugene
NOBLE; Sarah Cecilia MARSHALL, b. 11 Nov
1852 in PA, d. 11 Jun 1925, m. 1875 to Robert Thurston
WELLIVER; Esther Ann MARSHALL, b. 1855 in
PA, m. Jesse THOMPSON, b. 1835 in GA; and Frank M.
MARSHALL, b. 10 Sep 1857 in IA, d. 15 Jul 1935, m. in IA to
Mollie BROWN. In 1860, this family was in Henry Co.,
NE. The second family is James Smith MARSHALL, b. 1824
in Mercer Co., PA, son of William MARSHALL. James m.
in Greenville, PA to Sarah Rebecca EMERY. They lived
near Harrisburg, PA, moved to Lawrence Co., PA, and by 1869 were in Union
Twp., Butler Co., NE. Children: Frank, Mary Florilla, William Perry,
Parker, Lewis, Charles, Elmer, Anna May, and Minnie Maude. I am trying
to connect these two families. Were William and Taggert Joseph
brothers? Anyone with info. on either of these two families, please
contact me. Thanks.
(Q459) 17 Aug 1998 - Kathryn
Surnames: BARBER, KLINE,
Henry THOMPSON, b. 1824 in Mercer Co.,PA, m. Mary
KLINE BARBER, b. 1833, dau. of Andrew
BARBER. They lived in Harrisville. Children:
W.L. THOMPSON, Prince Albert THOMPSON,
Ellen Lovica THOMPSON, and Annie Elizabeth
THOMPSON (my g-grandmother).
(Q458) 16 Aug 1998 - Denise
Frederick + Homepage
Surnames: GAUMER, RAYDURE,
Searching for ancestry and descendancy info. on the WERTZ
family that lived in Greene Twp., Mercer Co., PA. Name was spelled
WORTS-WARTS on the 1850 census. John William
WERTZ, b. 1804 in Lehigh Co., PA, d. 23 Oct 1856 in Mercer
Co., PA, m. 1827 to Anna GAUMER, b. 24 Mar 1809 in Lehigh
Co., PA, d. 3 May 1877 in Greene Twp., Mercer Co., PA. Known children
include: Sabina, b. 1828; Charles Henry (my gg-grandfather), b. 1830, m.
Rosannah RAYDURE from Crawford Co., PA; James Wilson, b.
1834; Isaac Matthias, b. 1835; John William, Jr., b. 1837; Joseph Franklin,
b. 1839; Julia Ann, b. 1844; Sarah M., b. 1846; and Reuben Edward, b.
1850. Will share all info. that I have.
(Q457) 15 Aug 1998 - Max
Surnames: DEAN, RILEY,
My g-grandmother was Phoebe DEAN, b. abt 1833 in
Harthigig, Butler Co., PA, d. in Clarks Mills, Mercer Co., PA, buried at
Perry Chapel, Mercer Co., PA, m. Mar 25, 1852 to James RILEY
of Clarks Mills, Mercer Co., PA. Phoebe was the 11th child of Aaron and
Leah (STEEL) DEAN. Other children, in
order of birth, were: William, Jacob, Jonothan, Aaron, Isabelle, Leah, Jane,
Nellie, Nancy, and Polly. If anyone can identify with this
DEAN family, please contact me. Thanks.
(Q456) 15 Aug 1998 - Judy Morrison
Am searching for parents of James Harvey MORRISON, b. Jun
25, 1844 in West Middlesex, PA. Siblings: Caroline, b. Apr 22, 1834;
William C., b. Apr 30, 1837; John B., b. Jul 30, 1837; Elizabeth, b. Nov 29,
1842; Irwin A., b. Feb 25, 1847; Marry A., b. May 29, 1849; and Esther J., b.
Jun 27, 1854. I only have mother's name: Marry, b. 1811 in NJ. I
would appreciate any help anyone can give me.
(Q455) 15 Aug 1998 - M. Jay
Surnames: HIRST, LINDSEY, REED,
This is an update on query Q362. Have found more info. about the
descendants of J.T. HIRST, b. 1810, d. 1886, and wife, Mary
W., b. 1815, d. 1901, who were residents of Mercer Co. from bef 1850.
There is another grandchild, William S. HIRST, d.
1930. Three of his sisters were married. They were: Mace
HIRST, m. LINDSEY; Gertrude
HIRST, m. REED; and Jessie
HIRST, m. WILSON, b. 1866, d. 1948.
Would like to correspond with anyone descended from J.T.
HIRST or anyone researching any of his descendants.
(Q454) 15 Aug 1998 - Sandy
Surnames: BESTWICK, GADSBY,
Looking for descendants of John and Ann (GADSBY)
BESTWICK. On the 1850 census for Coolspring Twp.,
Mercer Co., PA, the following info. is given: BESTWICK John,
age 33; Ann, age 28; Thomas, age 8; Mary, age 7; Sarah, age 5; and Moses, age
1/12. I know that Thomas served in the Civil War and m. 1866 to Mary J.
McEWEN. They had 8 children, 6 boys, 2 girls: John,
Charles, George, Thomas, Bert, Lester, Anna, and Jennie. I would like
to know what happened to the rest of the family and if there are still
descendants in this area. I am connected through the
GADSBY side. I also have a copy of a letter that
Thomas BESTWICK sent to Thomas GADSBY in
1862 if anyone is interested.
Also looking for info. on Harriet GADSBY, b. 1835 in
Mercer Co., PA, m. Samuel STRAIN. The 1870 census
shows them in Irwin Twp., Venango Co., PA with the following children: Mary
Elizabeth, age 10; Frances, age 8; Jane, age 6; Ulysses Grant, age 5; and
Letha Viola, age 2. I would like to contact descendants and find out if
there are any still in the area. My connection is through the
(Q453) 14 Aug 1998 - Maureen Hunt
My g-grandfather, Samuel A. PATTERSON, served in the
Civil War. He lived and died in Mercer Co., so I assume he served in a
local unit. How do I find out the names of local (Sharon, PA and Mercer
Co.) Civil War units? Thanks for any help you can offer.
(Q452) 11 Aug 1998 - Harold Wayne
Looking for info. on Abraham LUDWICK, b. in Germany,
lived in Sandy Lake Twp. abt 1790-1819, d. probably abt 1819, m. Susan
McBRIDE, d. 1811. However, we have been unable to
locate any records of deaths, births of children, or marriages.
(Q451) 10 Aug 1998 - Barbara
Searching for any info. on Harper ZUVER, b. ca 1847, m.
ca 1868 in Clinton Co., KY to Mary Ruth BELL. Harper
believed to have lived in Mercer Co. ca 1878. Children: Nancy and Bud
(twins), b. 1869 in KY; James, b. 1873 in IN; William, b. 1876 in KY; Mary
Florence, b. 1879 in PA; Ed, b. ?; and Etta, b. ?. Family rumor says
Harper was a stowaway on a ship from Germany. Possibly had relatives in
Mercer Co. Any info. appreciated.
(Q450) 10 Aug 1998 - Scott A.
I have just learned that my wife's g-grandfather, Louis
URSIN, came from Hungary to Sharpsville, PA in 1902.
He returned to Hungary in 1903. In 1904, he moved to CT where he worked
in the textile mills. Does anyone have a guess about what Louis would
have been doing in Sharpsville? Was there some occupation that
attracted foreigners at that time? Thanks for any assistance/guesses
you might be able to provide.
(Q449) 9 Aug 1998 - Thomas W.
I am researching Rev. Gilbert McMASTER. Gilbert and
his family settled in Franklin Co. abt 1792. I have found references
that indicate he attended Jefferson College and practiced medicine in Mercer
from 1805 to 1807. He became a Presbyterian minister in 1807.
Gilbert had at least two children born while he was in Mercer. Two of
his sons were also Presbyterian ministers. I would like to contact any Presbyterian
churches that may have records dating back to that era. Any
info. on Gilbert or info. on Presbyterian churches in the Mercer area would
(Q448) 7 Aug 1998 - Cheryl
I am looking for info. on the DILLINGER family who moved
to Mercer Co. abt 1807. In particular, Jacob
DILLINGER, b. abt 1793, son of Jacob and Catherine
DILLINGER. William DILLINGER, b. Oct
1820 probably in Mercer Co., m. abt 1845 to Nancy __?__. Jacob and
William moved to Adams Co. bef 1850.
(Q447) 5 Aug 1998 - Cory Nelson
I am trying to find any info. on my grandfather, Harry Walter
NELSON, b. abt 30 May 1864 in London, Mercer Co., PA.
I understand he m. 17 Jan 1900 in New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA to Wilda Irene
KRIBBS, b. 20 Jul 1875 in Beaver Twp., Clarion Co., PA.
(Q446) 3 Aug 1998 - Eve Olson
Surnames: BURNS, CUNNINGHAM,
I'm looking for info. on Thomas CUNNINGHAM, m. Ellen
KINGSTON. They lived in Sharon abt 1880. They
had a dau., Mary E., m. John Richard BURNS.
(Q445) 2 Aug 1998 - Cheryl
I am in search of a divorce decree for my g-grandparents, David
JONES and Polly (McNEISH)
JONES. I believe that they were divorced in
1907. Any suggestions would be appreciated and all e-mails
will be answered. Thanks!
(Q444) 30 Jul 1998 - JoAnn
Surnames: ANTHONY, BOWEN,
John O. BOWEN, b. 1826 in Newbridge, Glamorgan, Wales, m.
abt 1850s in Grove City, Mercer Co., PA to Mary LEWIS, b. in
Newbridge, Glamorgan, Wales. Children: Daniel; David; Elizabeth, m.
Harry ANTHONY; Emma; Rachael; John Jr.; and William, b. 19
Sep 1869 in Hubbard, Trumbull Co., OH. John O. BOWEN
is on the 1850 census living with the LEWIS family.
I'm looking for any info. on any of these family members. Will share
what I have. Thanks.
(Q443) 26 Jul 1998 - Barry C.K.
Wallace W. CUMMINGS, b. Sep 12, 1845, d. Aug 6, 1912 in
French Creek Twp., Mercer Co., PA, buried in Knoxville, Tioga Co., PA.
He was son of George COMMINS and Sally Jane
SCHOONOVER. He m. (2) Mary Ann
MATTESON, b. 1845 in Knoxville, Tioga Co., PA. Seek
any info. on this family. Believe this family moved to Mercer Co. abt
1899 to be with family? Wallace is listed as a farmer on death
certificate. Appreciate hearing from anyone with info. on this family.
(Q442) 26 Jul 1998 - Jane Chess
I am the direct descendant of David CHESS who came to
northern Mercer Co. in 1797 with his brother, John CHESS,
from Westmoreland Co. After a few years, David CHESS
returned to Westmoreland Co. Would anyone have the year in which David
CHESS left Mercer Co.? Also, would like to know if
there is a naturalization record for David or John? Has there been an
update of the "History of Mercer Co. Pennsylvania" written by Mr.
J.G. White in 1909? I had used it as a reference.
(Q441) 26 Jul 1998 - Marilyn A.
Dicks + Homepage
Surnames: BOWERS, BROOKS,
FLANNERY, HANNAN, HAWK, QUINN, WARDLE
I am looking for a FLANNERY family that lived in Mercer
Co., PA. Hanorah HANNAN, m. William
FLANNERY, was a sister to my g-grandmother, Mary
HANNAN QUINN. Hanorah and William's children: James;
Johanna, m. BROOKS; Anna, m. BOWERS;
Michael; Margaret, m. WARDLE; Luke; Nell, m.
HAWK; and William. Please contact me via e-mail if you
have any knowledge of this family.
(Q440) 25 Jul 1998 - Tami Hill
Surnames: ADAMS, BEAU,
I am looking for any info. on Clara ADAMS, b. Jun 24,
1876 in Butler Co., PA, d. Nov 25, 1931, buried in Mill Bank Cemetery, Mercer
Co., m. Jun 16, 1897 to Norris McKAY. Her parents were
George ADAMS and Emmaline BEAU. Any
info. would greatly be appreciated.
(Q439) 24 Jul 1998 - Dennis Anderson
Surnames: ANDERSON, COOK,
I am looking for ANDERSONs who are descendants of John
ANDERSON and Margaret COOK ANDERSON who
settled in neighboring Butler and Venango Cos. abt 1800. Especially
interested in Mary ANDERSON PEW, m. J.N.
PEW, one of the early presidents of Grove City College in
Mercer Co. I suspect because of the proximity to Mercer Co. that she
may be part of my line, which is located mainly in Butler Co. You can
check out my web page. Happy to hear from anyone possibly connected.
(Q438) 22 Jul 1998 - Charlotte McKean
Surnames: BLACK, HENRY,
I am looking for the parents of the following people: John
McKEAN, b. 1808 in Mercer Co., and his wife, Mariah (maybe
BLACK), b. 1810 in Mercer Co.; and Thomas
HENRY, b. 1791 in Mercer Co., and his wife, Eliza
__?__. I have them both as listed in the 1850 census of Lawrence
Co. They are buried on a family plot in Neshannock Cemetery in
Wilmington Twp. I also need the wives' maiden names and also any
marriage records. All were very active members of the Neshannock
Presbyterian Church. Thank you.
(Q437) 22 Jul 1998 - Kathleen
I am looking for info. about a female LONG who m. Isaac
RIGBY. They had a son, Hamilton, b. 1842. I have
located an Isaac RIGBY on the 1850 census in Mercer Co., m.
to Mary __?__, but there is no son, Hamilton. Does anyone have record
of a female LONG m. to RIGBY?
(Q436) 21 Jul 1998 - James Winger
John D. WINGER, b. 1853, d. 1899, m. in Butler Co., PA to
Nellie G. CROCKER. They lived and raised their
children in Mercer Co., near Sharon I believe. I would appreciate any
info. on them and their parents. Their eldest son, Albert, was my
g-grandfather and I have info. on his descendants but know nothing about the
rest of the family.
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