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Subject: Chemung County: Mary "Polly" BABCOCK / Elisha BABCOCK
From: "John Washburn",
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010

Dear Joyce.
Does anyone have any information on:
a. Mary/Polly BABCOCK,
b. her father Elisha BABCOCK, or
c. her Rodnok BABCOCK
from the Chemung/Tompkins area?

I am descended from Mary BABCOCK, aka Polly BABCOCK. Her first husband was a man named Woolley and her second husband (and his second wife) was Samuel Munro. I believe she may have kin in the Veteran, Chemung, NY area.

I know for certain from census records that in 1850 Mary H. (Babcock) Munro was living in Edmeston of Otsego County, New York, died in and is buried in Otsego county and was born somewhere in New York state about 1805. From the published genealogies of Thomas Pope and Josiah Munro I know her first husband was named Woolly (or Wooley) and her second husband was Samuel Munro/Monroe. The spelling of Monro is varied and Munro, Munrow, Munroe, Monro, Monrow, Monroe are all commonly used within the American families of the Munro Clan.

I have found two sets of records on for a Mary “Polly” Babcock who may be this ancestor of mine. Polly is a common nickname of Mary for the early 1800’s.

One set of records names Polly Washburn as the wife of Pardon Wooley and as the wife of Samuel Monroe:

A second set of records describes a Mary BABCOCK, daughter of Elisha BABCOCK of Veteran, Chemung, NY and brother to Rodnok BABCOCK.

I know the GEDCOMs found on can be very unreliable, but all other persons named as Mary/Polly Babcock found in genealogies for the Babcock family are well document to have spouse other than Wolley or Munro, but all Babcock Geneologies agree that there was a family exodus of BABCOCK families from Rhode Island and Connecticut to Central New York (e.g. Oswego, Otsego, Chenango, Chemung, Tompkins, and Madison Counties) in the Late 1790’s and early 1800’s which then go undocumented. (Probably the occupation of the previously Iroquois land.

This purport family of Elisha BABCOCK of Veteran, Chemung, NY fits this migration profile and the daughter Mary “Polly” BABCOCK is good candidate to be the Mary H. Babcock who is my Gggg-Grandmother. The age is correct. She is otherwise unconnected to other known Mary/Polly BABCOCKs. Elisha is one of many BABCOCKS listed within the published BABCOCK genealogies who “disappear” into New York.

Does anyone have any information on:
d. Mary/Polly BABCOCK,
e. her father Elisha BABCOCK, or
f. her brother Rodnok BABCOCK from the Chemung/Tompkins area which would either confirm or deny that the 1805 Mary/Polly BABCOCK of Chemung/Tompkins is or is not the same 1850 Mary/Polly BABCOCK of Edmeston, New York?

Thanks in advance for any time you may spend on this query. John Washburn

Subject: Bradford County, Burlington Township
From: "Chris Luther",
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010

Please, I am looking for any information to help find the birth parents of FRANK A. LUTHER. Adopted by DAVID SOPER LUTHER and POLLY STROPE Luther. Possibly around 1860. The Burlington Co census lists a FRANK MITCHELL? Possibly a birth name? All census's to follow list him as FRANK LUTHER

Thank You,
Christopher A. Luther
Rochester, NY 14612

Subject: Chemung, CASADY, BROWN
From: Karen and Joe,
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010

My 3 greats grandfather Gideon Casady (shown in records also as Casada, Cassady) married Nancy Brown 5 Nov 1835 in Chemung Co. Her parents were Aram and Betsey Crane Brown, who are buried in the Wellsburg Cemetery. I am trying to find clues as to who Gideon's parents might be and Aram and Betsey's parents.

I would be grateful for any help. Thanks for this opportunity.
Karen English Lezovich

Subject: Bradford - LUTHER
From: "Chris Luther",
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010

Please, I am Looking for any information regarding the LUTHER family of Bradford county or the Tri-County area. Any information regarding: LUTHER, DAVID wife MARY (POLLY) Strope, their children? Daughter EMMA, Son (adopted?) FRANK ALBERT LUTHER,

Thank You, Christopher Luther
Rochester, NY 14612

Subject: Arnold Family
From: "Shirley Pierce",
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010

I am trying to find the parents of Hiram Arnold b. 1807;moved to Lafayette Co. Wis in the 1840's. Married to Prudence Smith dau of Seth Smith who also lived in Bradford County. I can find no information on his parents.

Please contact me if you have any information.
Shirley Pierce

Subject: Bradford County, Lane (Luthers Mills) Cemetery, ISBELL - Bailey
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010

Joyce, et. al.,
Has anyone seen an early ('original') map of the Lane (now Luthers Mills) Cemetery in Burlington Twp. of Bradford Co? Jean Wrisley indicates that the original map was lost. I understood from her that a map was recreated, which she has, but it contains primarily only Veterans names now. We are trying to get confirmation that my wife's grandmother, Mary Louise ISBELL Bailey (1883 - 1927) is buried in lot #58 at Luthers Mills (originally Lane) Cemetery. I don't see a Mary Bailey on your list for this cemetery, and the grave marker is either missing or unreadable. It is important that we find out, as my wife's dad, Edwin Bailey (Mary Bailey's youngest son), may be in his final days on this earth. An original map with names may be the only way we can be sure.

Thank you, Brian Orians, Medina, OH
husband of Susan Eileen (Bailey) Orians

Subject: ALDRICH Nancy Bourne
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010

Hi Joyce,
According to many records, Nancy supposedly died in Tioga County, PA. She was married to Asahel Bourne 4 Nov 1833 and came to PA from Richmond, NH shortly after giving birth to her last son William in Oct. 1846. She is the daughter of Aaron Aldrich and Mary Harkness who resided in Thompson, Susquehanna, PA at the time. I think that is where Asahel and Nancy were going when she died. Asahel returns to Vermont after Nancy's death towing 5 children. Amazing considering. At any rate, any help would be great.

Thanks. Claudia McPherson

Subject: Chemung
From: "Chris Luther",
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010

My grandfather was EDWARD C. LUTHER. Died in a house fire (233 Windsor Road, Greece, NY) 2/7/1948. All History and personal documents lost. My grandmother was VELMA LUTHER died 4/24/2010 (Riverside Cemetery-Rochester)

Looking for any information regarding:
His father: ? EDWARD F. LUTHER died 1937 (rural cemetery-Hornell)
His mother: ? FLORENCE (GLADY).LUTHER HULBERT (rural cemetery-Hornell)
His Grandfather: FRANK LUTHER (birth date and place?) Parents?
His Grandmother: ELLA M. LUTHER (birth date and place?) Parents?
Uncle: JOSEPH C. LUTHER - Spouse?, Children? Birth place?
Aunt: EVELYN LUTHER (SCHNEIDER) Spouse?, Children? Birth place?

Thank You,
Christopher Luther
Rochester, NY

Subject: WILSON, John W.
From: "mrsmfpicou",
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010

Hello. I am trying to locate the grave of John W. Wilson, my step great grandfather who died in early December 1891 in the Long Valley mine atop Barclay Mountain. Please see the newspaper article in the attached Adobe PDF file that tells of his accident and death.

I have checked interment records for about 10 cemeteries, with no success. I am wondering if you could suggest the most likely cemeteries where he might be buried. I would imagine it would be fairly close to Barclay Mountain, though not on it, if the Barclay Cemetery records are correct.

I appreciate any assistance or direction that you can offer. Thank you.

Very truly yours,
Margo Fox Picou

Subject: 1930 Census Lookup
From: "Ed Lincoln"
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010

Good evening. I am really hoping someone can help me. I am in dire need of a 1930 census lookup of Elkland, Tioga Co., PA. It is for the family of William Groves b. abt 1897 in New York. His wife is Mary Jane Tubbs b. 1909 in PA. Children I know of born in NY after 1924, the year they were married, are: Joseph, Ivan, Lewis, and Donald.

Any help would be most appreciated. I am stuck on this Groves line and just can’t seem to get back further on William’s line. I wish I had more info on the family but I don’t.

Best regards and thanks a lot,
Ed Lincoln

Subject: Query
From: John & Connie Strobel,
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010

Dear Joyce - Thanks so much for your good work in maintaining this great webpage. Without pages like this family searches would be nearly impossible.

We're trying to track down my wife's maternal family and have hit a roadblock in Bradford County. Charles E. MORRIS was born in Bradford County in 1830. In 1853 he married Elizabeth BILES (also b. 1830) in Bradford County and their son Murry (Murray?) Ward MORRIS was born in 1857 in Bradford County at a place called "Shore's Hill" which I understand isn't really a town, but an area there. We have all the descendants from there to the present, and if there are others who want that information, we'll be happy to share it.

Our problem is that we can't find any record of Charles E. MORRIS' parents. In the 1880 US Census he said that his parents were born in Pennsylvania. Other than that the trail is cold.

We have his wife Elizabeth BILES' ancestors back to 1630 in Plymouth, Mass. if anyone's interested in that, also.

If your readers don't have any specific information on this, perhaps someone has a suggestion where we might look next. We've just about exhausted the more popular Internet search engines.

Many thanks and keep up the good work -
John Strobel Great Bend, KS

Subj: Packard Family
Sent: 11/3/2010 1:03:37 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

My name is W.R. Beck, I am working on my family history and have in my possession pictures of the Packard Family, I am trying to connect the two families together. The photos I have are of Jerome Packard, Emily, Elmer and Frank. I have been told that the connection is through the Lawrence family, Eugene Lafitte. I am the 6th generation down from the Lawrence Family. My great Great grand mother was Sara Jeanette Lawrence born in New York to Eugene R. Lawrence and Frances Lawrence.

If you have any information on this connection please contact me at I appreciate any reply. Thank you for your consideration of this letter. William R. Beck.

Subject: Chemung county
From: Laurie Mosier,
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010

I am requesting any information you have about George H. LLOYD born about 1887 and/or his wife, Zella Margaret DAVIS, daughter of Howard and Josephine DAVIS. I know he had several siblings but do not know names. His three children were Wanda, Ernest, and Alice, all deceased.

Thanks so much. I've been trying to make connections for a long time and just found your site.
Laurie Mosier

From: "Russell Cobb",
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010

This site ( lists several Briesler family graves from the 1800's. I've done extensive research on my Briesler family of Quincy (Braintree/Germantown) Massachusetts from the 1700's (Hendrick George Briesler) and would like to know if anyone has a connection back to there.

Russell Briesler Cobb

Subject: Bradford County, PA: WASHBURN
From: "George & Marcia Gibson",
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010

Looking for the parents of Wellington WASHBURN (millwright) or the marriage information for Wellington WASHBURN and Arvilla. They are found in Asylum, Bradford Co, PA in 1840 Census[1] and Wilmot, Bradford Co, PA in 1850 Census [2].

[1] 1840 Census; Asylum, Bradford, PA: Wellington Washburn- Males: 2 (under5) [A W JR, James], 1 (5-10yrs) [John], 1(30-40) [AW SR] - Females: 1(under 5) [Louisa], 1 (5-10) [Lydia], 1 (20-30) [Arvilla]

[2] 1850 Census; Wilmot, Bradford, PA: James Foster 60/mason/VT, Anna 58/VT, Wellington 40/NY/millwright, Arvilla 38/VT, John18/PA, Lousia 15/PA, Lydia 14/PA, James D or P 11/PA, Wellington Jr 11/PA, Foster 8/PA, Bradford 5/PA

Thank you for any information you can share with me,
Marcia Gibson Santa Ynez, CA

Subject: Freeman
From: "michele aurandt",
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010

Hello, I have been able to trace my family tree back to Ransom Freeman (1814). He was married to Elsie “Delphie”Schoonover. I can not find any more information except that he lived in Tioga County at one time.

Thank you,
Michele Aurandt

I am searching for information on the CARR family in the Tri-County Area.

Below is the family with pertinent information.



  died at her home in Ridgebury on Sunday at 12 o'clock, July 3, 1910.  She had been ill for several weeks and on Sunday morning at 6 o clock, she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she never rallied.  She was born in England, 86 years ago.  She was married to Joseph Carr who came with her to this county and who died about 29 years ago.  She was married again a few years later to Seward Ball, who died 16 years ago.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Burt Hewitt and several grandchildren.  The funeral services were held in the Wellsburg Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock.  Rev. Eddy officiating and the interment was made in Mountain View cemetery.  She died July 3, 1910 and is buried with her 1st husband Joseph Carr. Ashland Cemetery records.

Elizabeth Carr

John Carr

Elizabeth CARR

Harriet Carr

Sarah Carr

Female Carr

Joseph CARR

Any help with finding information, transcripts, documents, etc. about this family would be appreciated. Please send replies to  A subject line reading Response to Tri-Counties Query  would be nice. I would also be interested in contacting others of this same line. My name is Regina Mandler-Parr.

Subject: McFadden
Date: 10/20/2010 3:10:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Dear Joyce,
Thank you very much for the work you have done on your website. It has been very helpful for me in a research project I am doing regarding Louis T. McFadden. I have located the names of two of Louis McFadden's children on this page: , but have not been able to locate the name of his third child. Do you happen to know what the name of his third child is? Also, would you happen to have any additional information regarding the McFadden family, such as the occupations of Louis's children?

Thank you very much for your help. Sincerely, Alex Feinberg

Subject: Dry Brook Cemetery, Chemung. N.Y -- Absalom Carey
Date: 10/17/2010 10:39:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Hello Joyce,
I am writing about Absalom Carey, who moved to Chemung, Chemung Co., NY in the early 1800's. He was my Gggg-Grandfather. I recently was able to visit Chemung/Waverly where I went specifically to find Absalom's grave. He is buried about a half-mile from Dry Brook Church on Dry Brook Road (cemetery next to 665 Dry Brook Rd.). I parked in the yard of said address and walked to the graveyard. I took several pictures of the cemetery. Here are some pictures that I took. I had quite a time finding the graveyard. One of the websites I found on-line on Absalom Carey said that the cemetery was on Chemung Road, but it isn't. Absalom Carey's tombstone reads as follows:

Absalom Carey
Soldier of the Revolution
April 9, 1765
Dec. 30, 1841
In the 77th year of his Age
Jesus can make a dying bed
feel soft as downy pillows are
White on his breast I lean my head
And breathe my life out sweetly therein

If you want to share these pictures, you have my permission. I would be interested in corresponding with anyone interested in the Carey family. My line goes as such:

I live in Fairfax, Virginia. My e-mail address is Thanks for the info from your website. Patsy Lovell

Subject: McAfee
Date: 10/19/2010 5:47:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Dear Joyce,
My name is Mary McAfee. My husband, father's family is McAfee and were from Bradford, Athens, Tioga, Smithfield PA. I am just beginning to search their records. I have broused many of the McAfee sites on line and it seems many stories I read parallell many oral stories I heard from the family of my in -laws. It seems so many started in PA. I suspect my husband's line of McAfees were perhaps, the brother(s), uncles, or??, who stayed behind in PA before the migration to Va , Ind, Kentucky or one of these. We have a picture of Benjamin's tomb stone in the papers we received on the death of Harold Simmons McAfee (my father in law). The tombstone for Benjamin states him as having been a revolutionary pensionier. In addition I have some family records dating to 1839 of McAfee births, deats and marriages. These include Joseph b. Sept 19 1939 married Jan 15 1862 to Neoma Eastman Smithfield Pa She was born Dec23, 1838. Their children,

  1. William b.Feb 3rd 1865, no death recorded
  2. Jay McAfee b.Sept 1867 (Smithfield PA) d. June 26 1871
  3. Emma b JulyJuly28, 1878 (Smithfield PA) d. April 18 1874
  4. Louisa b April 1876 d June 10 1876 Frank McAfee from Smithfield PA was the father of Harold (my father-in -law.)

I have the original marriage certificate from Waverly (Pa or NY??)1904. He married Eugenis Simmons of Athens Pa. and he was buried in Tioga cemetary and I have his death notice which puts him as being born around 1850 dying in 1914 As I said I am very much a novice to this and thought I'd check with some of youwho seem to have traced so many of the lines already. I have found all of this absolutely facinating and have great respect for the hours you have all put into researching this. I thought perhaps you might already know wherethese McAfees fit or do not fit in and look to you first before re-creating the wheel (or rather tree). Perhaps this needs to go to Jay McAfee also? Any information or direction you might give me will be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks.

Subject: Timothy William Brink (Chemung County)
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010

I'm trying to find Timothy Brink parents names. He was born at Southport, New York on Dec. 25, 1837. An 1880 Kansas Census shows his parents were born in Pennsyvania. I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me.

Vicky Huske

Subject: Question
From: "N Ferrari",
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010

I have two drawings, landscapes of the Lamington River in New Jersey, done by R. M. Hovey.

I have attempted to "Google" the artist, but the results have been inconclusive. However, your Tri-Counties Genealogy & History site appears as one of the search results.

I'm wondering if this person or family is familiar to you, and if you would have any information that would help me narrow my search.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Neil Ferrari

Subject: Website of emigrants from Falkoping, Sweden
From: ""
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2010 10:13:35 +0200

To: Have a website of emigrants - It's for those who have ancestors from Falköping area in Sweden. The website have lists of the emigrants birth and death. You find emigrants by two ways, birth parish and death state/country.

I also can help trying to find ancestors or/and familymembers of today. The catch is that the emigrants had to be born in someone of the 52 parishes in Falköping area. In return I like to have information about the family in the States. I build a data base of the emigrants and their families in the old country and the new one, so far there is 38 000 individuals in the base.

Regards, Annelie Jonsson Falköping, Skaraborg, Västergötland, Sweden

Subject: Tioga County, Hector Twp - CRIPPEN
From: Catherine Seely,
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010

CRIPPEN, Henry Bennett, born 1819 in Tioga, and died 1861, married in 1843 to SKINNER, Eveline or Emmeline, born 1822 in Tompkins NY and died 1897 in Tioga. Looking for any documented information regarding birth, death, and marriage. I am also looking land records (deeds, wills, etc) for his son CRIPPEN, Roscoe, born Apr 1846 and died Mar 1912. Great grandmother is CRIPPEN, Stella, Roscoe's daughter.

Subject: Tioga Point Cemetery
From: Diane Bayless,
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010

First of all I want to thank you and everyone for creating and maintaining this site. It eventually led me to the gravesite of my great grandfather Charles D KELSEY, a Civil War veteran who died Sept. 4, 1898 while living in Waverly NY. While the listing on the K1 page ( showed a Charles M KELSEY, I really was not sure if that was who I was looking for because of the discrepancy with the middle initial. However, the page also listed his two sons, Edward Thomas KELSEY and William H KELSEY and other KELSEY relatives so I took a chance and stopped by the cemetery on a trip through that area. To my delight I found William in section V and low and behold my Charles D Kelsey was right there nearby him. Almost as exciting was the discovery of a small stone several feet behind that of Charles and to the left of William and his wife Minnie with only the name "Wilma" across the top and the dates Feb. 7, Feb 10, 1903. I know my grandmother (Belle Louise KELSEY GURNSEY, daughter of Charles and sister of William) had a daughter named Wilma who died in infancy while they were living in Waverly, NY. With no surname on the stone I cannot be positive, but it makes sense that the infant would have been buried near her grandfather who had died just a few years before. I am attaching photos of the graves. I welcome input if anyone has other information and am willing to share what I know about these people.

Again, thanks for making these discoveries possible.
Diane Bayless Sterling VA

Subject: Bradford County
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010

I'm trying to find information on Eleanor or Elinor CRONK born 1770, who married Elihu SMEAD born 1768. Both are from Massachusetts, but my sparse information tells me that they died in Troy, Bradford County in or around 1825. Son, Elihu SMEAD was born in Burlington, Bradford County in 1800 and died in Troy in 1878. They had several other children, but the information isn't clear other than names. Eleanor is suppose to be related to the famous Hiram CRONK, but that information isn't conclusive either.

Bruce Hubbard

Subject: Bradford County
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 10:23:46 EDT

I'm trying to find information on Eleanor or Elinor CRONK born 1770, who married Elihu SMEAD born 1768. Both are from Massachusetts, but my sparse information tells me that they died in Troy, Bradford County in or around 1825. Son, Elihu SMEAD was born in Burlington, Bradford County in 1800 and died in Troy in 1878. They had several other children, but the information isn't clear other than names. Eleanor is suppose to be related to the famous Hiram CRONK, but that information isn't conclusive either.

Bruce Hubbard

Subject: Bradford , Wyalusing, PA. TIFFANY
From: "Tony Livingston",
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010

Hello, I am currently restoring an antique gasoline engine. The factory shipping records show this engine leaving the Stover factory in Freeport, ILL., in April of 1914. It's destination was Wyalusing, PA. A gentleman by the name of Elbert TIFFANY was the purchaser. The engine was manufactured by the Stover Gas Engine Co, but as received by me it carries a different nameplate. I am searching for any information on Elbert TIFFANY, regarding his occupation, and possible use he designated this engine for.

Thank you,
Tony Livingston Freedom, IN.

Subject: Tioga County - William D. BACON
From: Karen Grist,
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010

According to the "Families of Rutland Township, Tioga Co., PA" (by Joyce Tice), William Darby BACON had the following children: Mariah Elvira BACON, b.c. 1811 Tioga Co.; son b. 1813-15; Samuel Walker BACON, b.May 1817 Tioga Co.; Lemuel Wood BACON, b.c. 1820 Tioga Co.; daughter b. 1821-25; son b. 1821-25. I have documentation that proves this Samuel Walker BACON is the brother of John Wesley BACON (my gggrandfather) who was born Apr. 13, 1819 in NY (perhaps Steuben Co.?) and died Apr. 21, 1891 in Collinwood Twp., Meeker, MN. He married Martha Ellen LITTLETON Dec. 30, 1846 in Warren Co., OH. (From Ohio he moved to Jennings Co., IN; then to MN.) He named his first son after his brother Samuel Walker BACON. I am trying to tie John Wesley and Samuel Walker (born in PA) together. Perhaps John Wesley is the son born abt. 1820 and Lemuel was born 1821-25?? Can anyone help??

Thank you,
Karen Grist
Royce City, TX

Subject: Chemung County Query
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010

Interested in any information about Mrs. STANLEY ROBERTSON of Van Etten and OSCAR COLLINS of Pine Valley, NY in 1945. They were niece and nephew respectively of LOMIRA FURMAN who died at age 93, July 1945, in Tompkins County and is interred at the East Lawn Cemetery, Ithaca.

Would like to locate anyone associated with family history pertaining to the FURMAN line.

Thank you,
Gerald H. Forman
Berkeley, CA

From: Christina,
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010

Ms. Tice:
I am looking into the family history of John B MISNER. He is my maternal great grandfather. He married Eva Boom and the raised their family in Elkland, Tioga Co, PA. I have no information at all as to who his family was. His parental information or siblings. I know that he died in 1950 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Knoxville PA.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Christina Kane

Subject: Burial Cemetery needed
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010

I need to know which cemetery in Deerfield Twp. Tioga Co., PA has the grave for: Thomas Bellows d. Oct 1865 in Knoxville, PA. Wife Lydia Lyman Bellows should be there also. Would a e-mailed picture of their tombstones. (applying for D.A.R. membership).

He is not in the Riverside Cem. with his descendents.

I appreciate your help...........
Joan Day Raymont

Subject: SPEAR
Date: 9/8/2010

Hi Joyce, My wife and I were reading the information we found on the web site and there seems to be a some information wrong. The information telling of (I do not remember the page) it explains Waldos his war record and his mercantile and post-office. The info says that Waldo was the son of Hiram and Lucy Spear but if you look at the birth dates, Hiram was born 5 years after Waldo, which could make them brothers, Waldo being the eldest. At first I thought that it could have been a misprint but when I looked on my digital camera at the headstones I confirmed that these dates as I described are correct. My wonder goes on, who are they?

Another thing I wonder is who Hattie Spear? Her name appears the head stone with Hiram which leads me to think she could possibly be a second wife, I am speculating of course, I don't know. Also Lucy is buried in a seperate grave which could indicate that she had died early, before Hiram which might explain Hattie. Another headstone in the Bullock Cemetery which looks like it reads Mortimer Spear, born May 2nd 1835 died January 12 1890, I have no clue who he could be, I find this one ironic as my birth day is May 1st. I hope you can shed some light on this mystery.

Thanks again John Spear

Subject: Obit needed - Knoxville, Tioga Co., PA
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010

CLARK, Alice Burlingame Bellows died Jan 10, 1940 in Towlesville, Steuben Co., NY. Lived most of her life in Deerfield Twp., Tioga Co., PA until 1900 or so. Former wife 1) Knude I. Bellows; 2) Forest Clark.

Submitted by: Joan Day Raymont

Subject: Chemung, Norman WOOD
From: Phyllis Miller,
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010

Trying to find info on Norman WOOD and his family. Believe born Miton area NY abt 1818. 5 sons Adelbert, James, George, Albert and Andrew Jackson my ggrandfather, on Andrew's marriage cert Ia., lists mother as Anna MCINTOSH. Any help would be great.

Thank you
Phyllis Miller

Subject: RE: NURSE/NOURSE family of Chemung NY (resubmitted with surname in CAPS)
From: "Charlotte Brown",
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2010

We have been trying to validate the NURSE / NOURSE family in Chemung, NY. There are 2 John NURSE s that we know are linked but cannot locate any marriage, birth or death records for these individuals. OR their parents. Based on the letter referenced below from my Great Grand Aunt Nora to my great grandmother regarding their mother Lucy’s death, the family of J. Henry Nurse (from the 1st john) cared for Lucy at the NURSE Family Farm on Elston Hollow Rd. And the letter talks about how upset Jim (James Walter NURSE) was regarding the death of their mother. Nora and Edith (my great grandmother were from the marriage of Lucy and Harrison HINE). Jim (James Walter NURSE) was from the marriage of Lucy and John NURSE.

I have some dates noted in the family bible but nothing that validates marriages or how these 2 Johns are connected. They cannot be the same John because Lucy is a widow when the 1st John (1818) was listed as a widower.

If you have some info I would love to have it and if there is a reference book that can validate this, I would love to find it! We live outside of Alexandria Virginia. Thank you for any info you can provide! CM Brown

Here are the brief facts of what we know (I have more):
John NURSE- was born in Dec 1818 in New York, USA
Waity UNKNOWN was born about 1823 in Pennsylvania, USA[1]. She died between 1874-1880 in Chemung, New York, USA (John is listed as a widower and had 2 sons living with him.)[5]. John Nurse and Waity UNKNOWN were married about 1843 in Chemung, New York, USA. They had the following children:
i. Mary NURSE was born about 1844 in New York, USA[1]. She died between 1850-1860 in Chemung, Chemung, New York, USA (Not listed in the 1860 census with her parents and brothers.).
ii. J. Henry NURSE was born in Aug 1847 in New York, USA[1, 4, 7]. He married Eliza WIDON about 1872 in Chemung, New York, USA. He died between 1910-1920 in Baldwin, Chemung, New York, USA (Not listed in 1920 census - his wife Eliza is listed as a widow.). – Daughter Fanny who married a Roll and had son Manning Roll. – They cared for Lucy.
iii. Ansel J. NURSE was born about May 1849 in Chemung, Chemung, New York, USA.
iv. Luman NURSE was born in Dec 1858 in Chemung, New York, USA. He married Nora Murphy about 1884 in Chemung, New York, USA
v. William NURSE was born about 1858 in Chemung, New York, USA
vi. Sophrona “Fiona” NURSE was born in Apr 1864 in Chemung, New York, USA[3, 11]. She died on 04 Oct 1943 in Horseheads, Chemung, New York, USA
vii. James NURSE was born about 1874 in Chemung, New York, USA ************************************************************************************** John NURSE - was born between 1836-1841 (rough estimate) in Elmira, Chemung, New York, USA. He died between 1877-1880 in Elmira, Chemung, New York, USA.(based on the census for Lucy).

Lucy Ann FOOTE daughter of Gideon FOOTE and Lavinia GILLETT was born on 21 Feb 1837 in Nicholson, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, USA (Bible has Lucy born 1834)[. She died on 30 Dec 1913 in Baldwin, Chemung, New York, USA (Lucy died at the Nurse Family Farm in her chair about 2:30 am. Bible has Lucy's death Dec 31, 1913)

The census for 1900 Chemung Co., New York (Elmira) indicates Lucy's birth to be Feb 1835. Lucy was 1st married and widowed between the ages of 13 and 23 years old. She was married the 2nd time at the age of 26 and widowed at the age of 34. She was married the 3rd time at age 36 and widowed between the ages of 40 and 43. According to the letter from Great GrandAunt Nora, to her sister Edith (Lucy's daughters), Lucy died Dec 30, 1913 at 2:30 a.m. "seated in chair no struggle just fell asleep". Nora indicated that "we laid her to rest beside Bessie in McCumber Graveyard near red school house Friday Jan 2 at 11:00 had snowed and was cold [10 degrees below 0].." Nora indicated that the pallbearers were: Westly Greatsinger, George Inman, William McIntyre and William Elston. Lucy was 76 years old at her time of death.

Research in the pallbearers names indicated that several families named Greatsinger lived in Chemung Co., Horseheads and Elmira townships. George H. Inman and his family lived next to Alfred and Bertha (Lucy’s daughter) Dean in 1910, Elmira, New York. William McIntyre also lived in Elmira, New York in 1910.

John NURSE and Lucy Ann FOOTE were married in Apr 1873 in Elmira, Chemung, New York, USA (based on Bible note) They had the following children:
i. James “Jim” Walter NURSE was born on 21 Dec 1874 in Elmira, Chemung, New York, USA. He married Sophrona “Fiona” HINE in 1897 in Elmira, Chemung, New York, USA (her parents are not known). He died after 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York, USA.
ii. Margaret “Bessie” NURSE was born on 27 Sep 1877 in Elmira, Chemung, New York, USA. She married Alfred DEAN in 1893 in Elmira, Chemung, New York, USA (Bible indicates 1893, Foote book indicates 1894.). She died in 1897 in Elmira, Chemung, New York, USA. They had 2 children: Bertha and Earl.

Subject: Cheumung - JOSLYN
From: "eve.m.",
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010

I am looking for more information/ancestry on ZARA W. JOSLYN, b. 1815 in Cayuga. and/or his father LINDSEY (LINDSAY) JOSLYN. I know that Zara was a doctor for years in Mt. Morris, and his father founded the gristmill in Nunda in 1828 with Samuel Swain. I see a reference to MORGAN L. JOSLYN of Cayuga, a Revolutionary War soldier, d. 1836, but am unsure if this is Lindsay's father. I also wonder if there is a connection to Dr. Hezekiah Joslyn, as it seems he and Zara were contemporaries. My great-great grandfather was John R. Joslyn, son of Zara, brother of Mary Joslyn Smith. It was very exciting to finally find a reference to his father, as that is a part of the puzzle that I did not have.

Any information would be much appreciated!
Eve Joslyn Madalengoitia

Subject: Bradford County - Ginter
Date: Sept. 4, 2010

Hoping someone may have acces to Towanda, Bradford County, PA obits. Looking for obit on Naomi Ginter, who according to the SSDI died on 18 Sep 1992 in Towanda.

Thanks Jeff

Subject: Bradford County, Pike Township - STEVENS
From: "Gary Schwarz"
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 17:18:16 -0700

Samuel W. STEVENS  Desired: Digital image of his tombstone and his entry in the cemetery directory; Verification documents and completion of Vital Statistics (birth, marriage, death); Land record documents (deeds, sales); His will; Other court documents.
Born: abt 1800 - Pennsylvania;
Married: bef 1828 - Bradford Co, Pennsylvania to Nancy SEYMOUR
Died: 16 May 1838  Pike Twp, Bradford Co, Pennsylvania;
Buried: aft 16 May 1838 - LeRaysville Cemetery, LeRaysville, Pike Twp, Bradford Co, Pennsylvania

Subject: Bradford Co, Pike Twp, SEYMOUR
From: "Gary Schwarz"
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010

Nancy SEYMOUR - Desired: Verification documents, obituaries, and completion of Vital Statistics (birth, marriage, death); Land record documents (deeds, sales); her will, if filled in PA; other court documents.
Born: abt 1807  Pennsylvania;
Married: bef 1828 - Bradford Co, Pennsylvania to Samuel W. STEVENS;
Died: 05 Oct 1873  Carroll Co, Illinois
Buried: aft 05 Oct 1873  Fairhaven Cemetery, Fairhaven Twp, Carroll Co, Illinois

Gary Schwarz ( )

Subject: Chemung county Surname query
From: Mahan Ishaya,
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:27:18 -0400

I apologize for resubmitting my query as I had forgotten to sign it before hitting "send" -an unintentional rudeness on my part. Sincerely, Robert Sean Gill Researching ancestry for GILL. Asking for any information on Irish ancestors for William Christopher Timothy GILL (deceased) b. 10/13/1907 in Elmira, NY, married to Alice Letha CONKLIN (deceased) b. 5/23/1910 (names/dates/birth, death and marriage records and especially locations in Ireland) or relevant resources I could use to obtain this information.

Thank you.

Subject: BURNS William H. Troy, PA
From: Judi Carroll-Thompson,
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2010 19:26:09 -0400

Looking for information on the William H. Burns(DOB 1840) family found in Canton, Bradford County in 1880, wife Jane, daughter Mary and Son, William. William and children are listed as mulatto and wife is listed as black. By 1900 the family is listed as black and are continue through the 1930 Census in the Troy, Bradford, PA area. A branch of this family moved on to Elmira, NY and married into my family. I searched records on this site and cannot find cemetery records or additional information with the exception of Belle Burns listed in several Gazette posting. Not sure if part of this family passed race wise and other did not. Any information that ties to this family would be appreciated.

Judi Carroll-Thompson

Subject: Bradford Co
From: "Robinson, Craig T"
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010

I am trying to find out some info on my great grandfather. James S. ROBINSON, born June 20, 1865, I think in Athens Township. James was married to Rose Annette RUSSELL and was also married to a Katherine (last name is unknown) who was from NY. James father was John ROBINSON, born in Harknessberg. John had a 1500 acre farm in Athens Twnshp in the 1870 census. John was married to a Mary O LEARY of Athens. I believe John s father was Arthur ROBINSON but have no info on him. Rose s father was Hiram Washington RUSSELL and her mother was Mahala TOMPKINS.. I believe Rose died in 1910 but do not know how/why. Any info and any of these people and others would be very helpful.

Craig Robinson

Subject: Bradford
From: Vickie Gregg McCarthy
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 19:12:25 -0400 (EDT)

To: MCCARTHY,Patrick and Anna- Irish immigrants to Canton in 1800's. Would appreciate any information on their immigration. Also their son Michael(my great grandfather). Have seen obituaries posted on this site by Patrick.J.King mentioning their relationship to Mrs. Catherine King McCarthy. Would love to correspond with him.

Thank you! Gregg McCarthy

Subject: Chemung- Elmira- Joseph B. COOPER in Elmira c1889-1907
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 23:26:58 -0400 Looking for info on Joseph B. COOPER, Jewish, b. 1879 in Europe/Russia, immigrated to US 1889. He m. Helen COOPER (COOPER was her birth name) in 1901 in Elmira. Their daus Annie (d. young?), Rose, Ann, & Loretta b. Elmira 1903-1907; they moved to Montgomery PA ~1908 where son Irving was b. Joseph was in the clothing business & had a store, possibly in Elmira and/or Montgomery. Wife Helen d. 1934 (PA?) and he moved to Miami FL where he d. in 1951 during the summer, we think. He was brought back to Elmira for burial, prob. in a Jewish cemetery, and his wife Helen may also be bur. there. Married names of daus include Gale, Hesselson, Roser, and Ribacoff. Have not been successful in searches thus far- any leads appreciated.

TIA- Pamela

Subject: Bradford County: ABBOTT
From: "Joyce Craig"
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 23:47:07 -0400

I am seeking cemetery records for Nathan ABBOTT, who died in 1804; and for Benjamin ABBOTT, who died in 1858 at age 93. Both men lived in Pike Township. I am also seeking the names of their spouses.

Thank you for your help, Joyce Craig

Subject: Chemung, Veteran Township
From: "Sandra J. Jerry"
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 20:47:13 -0500

Searching for SANFORD, Almiron and his wife, Ida Gillette SANFORD for years. He was a Baptist Pastor, and the story is that he and his wife were killed in a sleigh or buggy accident ca. 1907 coming home from a revival meeting. Their four children were farmed out to relatives. Almiron and Ida were my great grandparents, their daughter was my grandmother. In 1900 they lived in Chemung, Veteran, New York.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Sandra Jerry

Subject: DRAKE in 1840s Chemung & 1850s Bradford Counties
From: John Lynn
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 18:32:38 -0700 (PDT)

What could my ancestor be doing working in iron in Chemung in the 1840s? What could my ancestor have been doing in iron in Bradford County in the 1850s?

He was John Lassell Drake (1805-1874). John came from a line of DRAKEs and LEONARDs who have worked in iron in an unbroken line since the 1500s (in Wales; Saugus, Mass; Norton, Mass.; Taunton, Mass.; Bennington, VT; then Chemung Co., then Athens, PA, then steel, finally Philadelphia.). If you can tell me something about iron works in Chemung or Bradford, I am all ears.

What was the name of an iron works in Chemung? What was the name of an iron works in Athens, Bradford County? What was this iron that they made used for?

How far is it from Chemung (town in Chemung Co., N.Y.) to Athens (town in Bradford Co., PA)?

Thank you!
Polly Lynn

Subject: Chemung County - Depot Inn, Webb Mills, NY
From: Sharon Roy
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 16:36:49 -0700 (PDT)

Would like to know who the original owner of the Depot Inn, aka The Country Tavern, was after the railroad was gone? Also, was the post office ever housed in this same building?

Thank you! Sharon Roy

Subject: Tioga County Query GALES or MATHEWS or MATTHEWS
From: Darlene
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 20:05:41 -0700 (PDT)

Thelma M. Mathews married William Sinclair Gales 4/23/38. I am looking for verification of birth/death of a baby girl born to them on March 17, 1940 in Blossburg Hospital. Birth announcement is in Wellsboro Gazette dated March 21, 1940. I don't know if the baby survived or not.

Thank you for your time and efforts they are so very appreciated.
Darlene Williams

What a wonderful website - thank you for doing this.

Subject: Tioga
From: "William Thomas Dahlberg"
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 16:44:46 -0500

George HARKMAN listed in 1830 census Liberty Twp., Tioga Co. Would appreciate any help on this family possible. I believe he had a daughter Mary born ca 1803 in PA. Beyond that I know nothing.

Thanks! Bill Dahlberg

Subject: Forrest Edward Andrus
From: "Gay keebler"
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:45:43 -0400

My name is Gay Keebler. I am looking for information about my grandfather, Forrest Edward Andrus, who was born in Tioga, PA and lived for a time in Chemung, NY. His mother was a Cady from the same Tioga area. We don t have much information about him except what I have printed here. I can t seem to get much info from your site when trying to access birth records, etc., so decided to try this.

Gay Keebler

Subject: Bradford, Athens; JOHNSON, VAN VECHTEN
From: "Susan Wilber"
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2010 21:06:44 -0400

George T. JOHNSON and Loretta Jane VAN VECHTEN Johnson, married 04 Mar 1847 at the Athens home of Richard VAN VECHTEN. George served in 141 Reg. PA Inf. during Civil War and moved to Michigan after the war. Also their son,Frank Wesley JOHNSON, born Athens 01 Mar 1848, and their daughters, Eunice M. JOHNSON, born Athens 14 Aug 1850, Clara E. JOHNSON, born Athens 14 Feb 1855, and Anna M. JOHNSON, born Athens 11 Jul 1860.

Susan Wilber
Erie, PA

Subject: ROBBINS query
From: christopher robbins
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 18:57:37 -0700

Greetings, my name is Chris ROBBINS and I am submitting a query for the surname, ROBBINS. My relatives, Charles Leonard ROBBINS, dob: 04/12/1861, and his wife, Jerusha (Rucie) ROBBINS, dob: 09/25/1862. Charles father was Milton John ROBBINS, 02/19/1833, mother; Sally Jane ROBBINS, dob: 06/19/1836. I would like to find out what if any information you may have. I am also interested in trying to locate Elisha ROBBINS, dob: unknown. I believe he may have died in Ashford, NY, in 1840.

Thank you in advance for your time and effort.
Chris ROBBINS, (562) 425-2068

Subject: Bradford Co, Monroeton
From: Debra Warner
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 19:31:58 -0700 (PDT)

COOLBAUGH, Benjamin and Lois
ALDEN COOLBAUGH, Marvin M. and Abigail Granteer COOLBAUGH
COOLBAUGH, Portis and Harriet Browning del Leon COOLBAUGH
ALDEN, Reverend Timothy and Lois Wilcox ALDEN

I am looking for any interesting information beyond US Federal Census reports. Obituary records? Are wills and probates available? Are there any pictures? It's my understanding that Lois Alden was one of the first teachers in the area? Is there any information about her teaching career? Any journals or diaries? (I am also a teacher.)

I live in San Diego, CA and will be in PA for a short trip in a few weeks and wondered if I stop what could I find? How can I get certified copies of birth, death, marriage records?

Thank-you! Debby Warner

Subject: Tioga County, 1880's and 90's, Andrew Young, James Cowan, Mary Walker, Thomas Cowan
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 11:57:40 -0400

Greetings and thanks for all the information you have made available to people like me wanting to fill in the blanks in their family's history.

My grandfather, James Walker came with his mother, Mary Walker, to Antrim in 1882. They probably lived briefly with Mary's sister, Ann, who was married to William Walker. They had at least 9 children, most significant to us would be Andrew who was my grandfather's age and Annie for whom I think my mother was named.

Within 7 months of Mary's arrival, she married Thomas Cowan in Antrim on Christmas Day, 1882. My grandfather became James Cowan at that time.

At some point, they left Antrim for another coal mine in Anita, Jefferson County, PA. I'm assuming it might have been around 1888 because the mining superintendent in Antrim moved to take over the new mines in Jefferson County at that time.

Also, Mary seemed to have another son, Robert Walker, who did not move to Anita with the family. Instead, he married a girl named Eva in 1891 and spent the rest of his life in Wellsboro. I don't believe they had any children.

Do you have any additional information about these people? For example: Are there any records of Thomas Cowan, James Cowan or Mary Cowan? What about James Walker, Mary Walker, or Robert Walker? Do you have information about William Young, his wife, Ann, or their children, Andrew and Annie.

I'm especially interested in information about the 1880's and 90's.

Thank you for your help. Linda Clark

Subject: Tioga, Chatham
From: "Robert Snyder"
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:31:26 -0400

I'm researching the ancestry and descendants of John W. RARICK, b. 12 Jun 1777 in Dutchess Co. NY. He m. Catherine ____________, about 1800, place unknown. He lived for a time in Yates and Steuben Co., NY, near his siblings. I'm aware of two ch: Betsey, b. ca. 1814, d. 1851 in Tioga. She m. John HALL. John W's second child is Sarah (Sally) b. ca. 1825 in Wayne, Steuben Co., NY, and m. James BRADY. I suspect a third child may be William D. RARICK, b. ca. 1818 in Steuben Co., and d. 23 May 1869, prob. in Tyrone, Schuyler Co., NY. He's my g.g.g.grandfather, and my brick wall. John W. RARICK d. 19 Dec 1851 in Chatham, Tioga Co. His obituary follows:

From the Auburn Christian Advocate, date ambiguous) "John Rarick died in Chatham, Dec. 19, 1851. Father Rarick was born in Dutchess county, N.Y., June 12, 1777. He experienced religion the 15th day of January, 1844. Soon afterwards, he joined the M.E. Church, in the town of Wayne, Steuben county, N,.Y., under brother Bacon's labors. He was always faithful in the discharge of his duty as a Christian, in his family and in the Church, and in meetings his seat was never found unoccupied, when he was able to attend. He suffered much in body, for the last eight months. During all of his affliction, he was resigned to his lot, and towards the last, he was anxiously looking for the hour that should release him from earth and land him in heaven, his long-sought rest.

R. Macomber. Little Marsh, Pa. January 1852"

Is there someone in Tioga Co. who would be willing to check for me to see if John W. left a will? Just knowing there is one would make it easier to determine if I should be making a trip to PA to abstract it. If a local researcher is willing to abstract such a will, I'd be very grateful.

Thank you for your help,
Robert Snyder, Midland, Michigan
Robert Snyder

Subject: tioga, STEPHENS,Delbert Wellsboro
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 18:40:16 +0000 (UTC) ,

STEPHENS,Delbert Wellsboro, 1880-1969 I am looking for Delbert Stephens Mother, Frances B. Howell. There is a said relationship of cousin with Frances and Daniel Edger Sickles from the Civil War as told by Dorothy Hooper. Delbert was married to Mabel Gisin, whose parents were John Gisin, and Annie L. Margraff.

Alison Shaffer,

Subject: KENNEDY
Date: 6/24/2010
From: Jody Pratt,

First of all, you have a great site, I love the pictures and the user-friendly approach.

I am looking for the marriage record of Mary Ann KENNEDY to Charles BIRD, on 22 Mar 1826 at Covington, Tioga, PA. Mary Ann is the daughter of Dr. John P. Kennedy and Elizabeth Churchhill. Mary Ann was born in Great Barrington, Berkshire, Mass. on 7 Dec 1807. [Marriage records do NOT exist in Pennsylvnaia for this period - JMT]

Thanks for all the work you have done on your Web Site. It is much appreciated. Jody Pratt

Subject: Family Sage
From: denis.gosling <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 19:54:16 +0200

My name is Denis Gosling and I am researching my family tree.

My interest is in the Sage family from Tipperary in Ireland.

I see on your web site descendants of Andrew Brennan and Cathy Mahar,  you have indicated that Cathy lived with a Jane Sage

Would you know where Jane Sage or her husband originated from?

I do not know if they are part of the same family but a Peter Maher  (spelled with an e) was a boxer in Ireland before he went to live in  Philadelphia Pennsylvania  in the late 1800s. There he later became  the world heavyweight boxing champion, only later to be beaten in  1896 by Bob Fitzsimmons.

Whilst living in Ireland and possibly America his manager was a man  named Sage.

In the 1911 Irish census for Dublin, there is Anne Maher living in  the household of the Sage family.

I would be grateful if you have any knowledge to see if any of the  names are related.

Kind regards

Denis Gosling

Subject: Re: Hammonds
From: "Simon Wydenes" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 09:00:28 -0700

I am looking for information on my grandfather's family.His name was Charles Lewis HAMMOND, son of Charles Brasted HAMMOND and Celestia ROCKWELL.

Charles Brasted was a son of Stephen HAMMOND and Adeline FARBER.I wonder if any one has a complete list of Stephen and Adeline HAMMOND children.I have heard one may have been Noah, but have never seen anything to confirm it.Celstia ROCKWELL was a daughter of Daniel Bennett ROCKWELL and Mary BREES.Daniel Bennett was a son William ROCKWELL and Nancy BENNETT.Mary was a daughter of Lewis BREES and Rebecca PORTER.Lewis was a son of John BREES and Hannah GILDERSLEAVE.I believe that John was an early settler in Horseheads. One decendant, my cousin,Sharon HAMMOND ROYAL,   plans to go to Horseheads, where our grandfather was born, in May and would appreciate any info to help locating family records, etc.My name is Helen HOWARD WYDENES. My mother was Marian HAMMOND, oldest child of Charles Lewis HAMMOND and Evea Mae BERKY.I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.Thank you for any help you can give me or any directions that would assist me.

Helen Howard Wydenes

Subject: Bradford County - Barney Clark
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 19:15:50 EDT


Hello,I am searching for the date of death, burial location, date of marriage, and any other information on Barney CLARK b.1820 Ireland.  He was married to Catherine b. PA sometime around 1848.  From the 1860 PA census file, they lived in Herrick, Bradford County and per 1870 PA Census they lived in Standing Stone, Bradford County where he was a farmer.  His mother Catherine Clark b IRE was living with his at the time. There were seven children:  Mary Ann b.1848, Margaret b. 1849, John b.1853, George b. 1855, Heugh (Hough) b. 1857, Edward b. 1861, and Philip (Phillip) b. 1865. George married Mary CHILSON and was burried in Durrell Cemetary, Asylum Twp, Bradford County in 1923.  He would have been my great-grandfather.

Any information would be apreciated.
JoAnn Walz


Date: Fri, June 11, 2010 8:57:08 AM

In a message dated 3/14/2010 1:00:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:I have been trying to find addition information on Fred N Belanger born 1897 and Erma Goff Belanger born 1897 and died July 16, 1958.  I know she is buried at Tioga Point.  Who were Fred's parents?  What is his birthdate and date of death?  Obituaries on either of these two.  What about their children:  Arthur H. born 1921 and Joyce M. born 1926?  Can't find out where they went.

Thanks for any help.  Theresa A. River

Subject: Genealogy Search Tioga County, Pa.
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 19:26:37 -0400


Tioga County, Pa.1913  Leo CALKINS, Possibly Elkland or Osceola.Possibly residing with a John & Jennie Sample John F. Calkins, Vestal, NY

Subject: JACKSON in Bradford County
From: "Jane" <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 11:49:56 -0400


When googling for Daniel Burton Jackson I received this result:Obituaries - Union Cemetery, Smithfield Township, Bradford County PA

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Daniel B. Jackson and Edwin ...... for 11 years by Wolfe's Poultry Farm in East Smithfield, retiring in 1968. ...

This is an obituary for some unknown lady who apparently married Daniel B. Jackson and Erwin _____.  I have been unable to find this obituary, not knowing the lady's name or the date.  Does anyone know who she was or an exact URL that I can locate the obituary?  I tried looking through Smithfield cemetery listings and obituaries but was not successful.Daniel Burton Jackson (1913-1968) is buried in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  I am trying to find record of his wife and any children.

Janie Jackson

Subject: Aaron BAILEY and Mary RUTTY of Tioga
From: "Adams, Karen" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 16:03:06 -0600


I recently ran across the following bio for Aaron BAILEY, who was born about 1784 and died 4 May 1857 in Cameron County, PA. In the bio, Aaron's first wife is listed as Mary RUTTY, daughter of John RUTTY of Tioga, PA. His second wife was Savilla MYERS of Lycoming, PA.
I see that there were many BAILEY's and RUTTY's in the Tricounty area but have not been able to find anything about John RUTTY. Neither have I had any luck locating the parents of Aaron BAILEY.

Is anyone familiar with these families?

--Karen Adams

Source: "History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania. Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co.," 1890. Posted on the Find a Grave page for Aaron BAILEY,<>

HEZEKIAH M. BAILEY, farmer, P.O. Sterling Run, was born in what is now Gibson township, Cameron Co., Penn., April 18, 1832, and is a son of Aaron and Savilla (MYERS) BAILEY, formerly of Lycoming county, Penn., and among the pioneers of Gibson township, where they cleared and improved a farm on which they lived and died. Aaron BAILEY was twice married; his first wife, was Mary RUTTY, a daughter of John RUTTY, of Tioga county, Penn., by whom he had two children: Susan (Mrs. William STERLING) and Samuel. By his second wife, Savilla (MYERS), he had five children: Solomon, Mary A. (Mrs. Nathan HOUSLER), James, Hezekiah M. and Elizabeth (Mrs. Charles BARR). The subject of these lines has always resided in Gibson township. In 1858 he settled on the farm he now occupies, all of which he cleared and improved. He was married in September, 1858, to Jemima, daughter of William and Sarah (MILLER) BARR, of Gibson township, and they have three children, Monroe, McClellan and Ella. Mr. BAILEY has held several offices in Gibson township; in politics is a Democrat.

Subject: MacDaniels suname
From: Janice MacDaniels <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 18:34:28 -0700 (PDT)

Researching the MacDaniels/McDaniels family of Athens, Bradford County.  Joseph MacDaniels b. 1838 Luzerne Co. married Marietta Carle b. 1840 Luzerne Co. married c. 1860; Luzerne County.  Their son William Eugene MacDaniels b.1861 - Kingston Pa m. Mary Webster b. 1865 England married bef. 1888.
   children: Walter Eugene, Harold Joseph, Otto Webster.....

Janice Quandt MacDaniels

Subject: Chemung
From: "Betsy Budelman" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 21:18:00 -0400


Greetings: I am trying to locate the birthdates of two boys surname DEAN.One possibly is Stephen (1833 - 1835), the other possibly Daniel (1837?).There were two sisters, Frances Eliza DEAN (Jan. 14, 1832) and Susan ( Feb. 18, 1836)  I am sure of their birthdates.All four children were orphaned and brought up by other families.  Mother Mary Andrus DEAN died Sept. 1837 and father Colonel Elijah DEAN died Oct. 1840.I believe Frances was born in Tioga County New York, so I may be on the wrong track, but the father died in Elmira, NY.

Thank you for any help you might give me.
Best Regards,Betsy Budelman

Subject: MARVIN, Russel Myron and Charles Myron
From: Marilyn Becker <>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 10:05:37 -0700 (PDT)

I am looking for information on my grandfather and great-grandfather.  My great-grandfather was Russell Myron MARVIN. He used Russell as his first name earlier in life, and Myron later in life.  He was born in Smithville Flats, Chenago, New York on 24June, 1853 and died, according to family information in Athens, Bradford, PA on 28Feb, 1933.  He was the son of Alanson Marvin and the brother of Seth Marvin, Civil War Veteran.  I am looking for cemetery  information on Russell Myron.

I am also looking for military information on Charles Myron MARVIN, born 25Mar, 1893 in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York.  He died and was buried in Fullerton, CA on 7Mar, 1942.  He served in WWI as part of a  PA Motor Truck Company,  and was stationed and living, after the war, at Ft. Wingate, McKinley, New Mexico.  Although the military information is listed on his gravestone, and I have photos of him while in the military, I cannot locate any records (draft cards, etc.) to corroborate that he did indeed serve.

I would appreciate any information anyone might have on either of the above.
Thank you,
Marilyn Marvin-Becker

Subject: RE: Bradford County, search for James S Robinson
From: "Robinson, Craig T" <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 19:29:05 +0000


Have you had a chance to look at this?  Was wondering if there might be any info or some places I could be directed to, to look for more info.


Thank you very much.
Craig Robinson

Subject: Hoover Geneaology
From: "Shirley" <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 10:38:23 -0400


I am Shirley Philion, 22 East La Claire St,Hudson Falls, New York 12839.  My Great-grandfather was Richard Hoover of Bradford co.  I have had minimal results in searching on line. I plan on visiting Bradford c. this  summer.  Hope to able to fill in some of the blanks.

Subject: FURMAN Wellsboro/Delmar Tioga
From: Felicia Avila <>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 21:37:37 -0700

My father is 82 years old and knows very little about his family.  I have been trying with some success to fill in the gaps.  I am hoping you can help me with some of them.

First, I'm looking for information on my great-grandmother, Anna Catherine (or Catherine Anna) FURMAN Kline Liston.  Her death certificate (in Texas) states that she was born 3 Dec 1853 in Wellsboro.  Her father is listed as Hartley Furman and her mother as Amanda "Rass.".  I have spent many hours searching the site and have found references to Hartley and Harkley Furman.  I also found the obituary for Sarah E. Furman French that listed Mrs. Ann Liston as a surviving sister.  All I know about her is that "Annie" was married to Thomas Kline in 1870 at age 16 and living in Emporium.  Cameron County has an excellent genealogy website as well and I've found some information there.  Reuben and Sarah (Furman) French were also living there at the time. By 1880 she was widowed with 3 small children.  I know she married my great grandfather sometime between 1881-84 as my great-uncle James and grandfather, Benjamin Furman Liston were born after that.  Her older sister Amanda (she would have been about 17 when my great-grandmother was born) appears to have married a G.C. Manley.  Amanda and my great uncle James and some of the Klines are all buried in a plot in Emporium.  Amanda died in 1865 when Annie was about 11. I am also curious about Hartley Furman's family.  In the 1850 census before my grandmother was born there was Hartley's wife Catherine (b. 1817) and several children listed:  Amanda, Sarah E, Benjamin, Darwin.  Yet, in 1860 Hartley appears to be living alone.  I would like to know what happened to them.  Was Catherine my great-great grandmother? Also, in researching I've found other family trees that list Hartley Furman, but there seems to be some discrepancies.  Several list a Benjamin Furman b. 1771 as his father, but I believe his father was a Benjamin Furman born in NJ in 1787.  However, I have no concrete information.  I would like to know who were the parents of the Benjamin Furman born in 1787.  The family trees I have seen list Daniel Furman (wife Elizabeth Elsa Kribbs Lewis).  But after that there are two different parents listed for Daniel.  One is John and ELizabeth Alburtis Furman from NY and the other is Samuel and Mary Holcombe Furman from NJ.  I don't know which one is correct. If you have any information that might clarify any of these mysteries, I would be very grateful.  I have taken on this project as a gift to my father who is 82. I would be happy to share any of the information I have gathered, or help out with the site time permitting.

Sincerely, Felicia Liston Avila

Subject: Chemung County Genealogy Query
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 23:04:11 -0400 (EDT)

Hi! My name is Kevin D. Bacon and I am searching for ancestors who I believe had come from the Van Etten region of Chemung County, New York. My great great great great grandfather was Cornelius VanDeBurgh (1790-1871) and he was married in 1808 to Nancy Swartwood (1791-1833) and they had nine children (all born in New York) they were 1. Sarah, 2. Cyntha, 3. Catherine, 4. Jane, 5. Catherine, 6. Abram, 7. Mary, 8. Harry and 9. Hiram. This family removed to Pennsylvania sometime after 1827 and by 1830 they were in Lorain County, Ohio where the mother died in 1833 from a snake bite. Cornelius remarried about 1838 and moved his family to DeKalb County, Illinois in 1845 where he resided until his death in 1871. The second daughter, Cyntha VanDeBurgh was married in 1831 to James Dimon (his mother, Elizabeth Dimon is buried in West Brook cemetery as is their daughter,Caroline Dimon.) Cyntha and James Dimon remained at Van Etten until 1852 when they removed to Illinois to join other members of her family. I am interested in learning more about her Swartwood family and his Dimon family. Was wondering if their is anybody who might shed some light on my ancestry?

Thank You!

Subject: Crago and Craigo Families in Chemung County, NY
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 17:57:20 EDT


I am research Crago and Craigo families in the Tri-County region during the 18th and early 19th century. I would be happy to exchange information.

SR Craigo

Subject: GAMBLE, John from Ireland
From: "Mary Buchholz" <>
Date: Sun, 16 May 2010 23:36:59 -0600


I am searching for the complete family of John GAMBLE who settled with his children and wife to Bradford County around 1811. I think he is listed in the 1820 and later census. We have a death date of 1830.  Our line is John's son John (with wife Mary Reed) thru his Joseph b 1818 who settles in MO and later Carroll Co IL. There he dies in a wagon accident in 1858. I found a photo of John Sr grave stone but can not read the dates. I believe he was born in Ireland, as well as his children. Is there a way to order his estate settlement to check to see if his children and wife is listed?

Thank you for your help, Mary Buchholz

Subject: Query-ANDREWS
From: Wayne Andrews <>
Date: Sun, 16 May 2010 14:58:21 -0700 (PDT)

I am researching Franklin ANDREWS of Franklindale, Bradford, PA. Born in New Hartford about 1823. Arrived from CT in mid-1850s. Married Melissa BALDWIN. Three children: Brayton, Jennie and Horace. Horace married Georgianna GARRISON. Jennie married Charles HORTON. Franklin was living in Athens with Horace before he died (1900-1910).

Please contact if you can provide more information.
Wayne Andrews (

Subject: Chemung County
From: "Lucille Gavita" <>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 09:59:11 -0400
I am looking for a date of birth for PAUL KNESEL, his name appeared in 1938 as a boy scout in Elmira, Chemung County, NY.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated!

Thank You
Luci Gavita

Subject: Bradford County, search for James S Robinson
From: "Robinson, Craig T" <>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 20:25:43 +0000

I am trying to find out some info on my g grandfather.  James S Robinson b June 20, 1865  he was married to Rose Annette Russell.  James's father was John Robinson and Rose's father was Hiram Washington Russell..  Any info and any of these people and others would be very helpful. 

Craig Robinson

Subject: Querie for TURNER, LeGrand M.
From: "GARY TURNER" <>
Date: Sun, 2 May 2010 19:12:58 -0600


I'm trying to find information on a LeGrand M. TURNER presumably from Chemung. Born circa 1850. Eventually moved to Hayward, California. He was my grandfather on my Dad's side. I'd like to know his parent's name & other pertinent family information.

Gary Turner
Bozeman, Montana

SURNAME:  SHEAN/SHEAHAN, Michael and Ann/Nancy
From: ginny eakin <>
Date: Sun, 02 May 2010 15:15:34 -0400

Michael Shean/Sheahan filed a document in Bradford County in 1837 stating he was from Limerick, Ireland and came thru Novia Scotia to Bradford County.
They had two sons, Martin who was born 1856 and John who was older by 6-10 yrs?   One of the boys is noted to been born in White Head????  We cannot find that area.

We are looking to find them in this area if at all possible.  So far we have not found where Michael and Ann are buried.   We know John and Martin were in Warren, PA and on to Chicago, IL.

Thank you.

Ginny Eakin
Seneca, PA

Subject: Gillett/Bradford Co-SMITH
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 21:07:05 -0700 (PDT)

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me out as i am stuck looking for edith may Smith mother's name and any other information on the family. I know they lived in gillett,pa her father's name is Frank Smith but i don't know his birth date nor death. Other siblings are:Brother'sCharles smith  - Charles married Ruth ?Ching smith -Oliver smith -  Oliver(Ollie) married Lottie ?Ben smith -  Ben married Lena ? Sister'sBertha smith - Bertha married Arthur cadyk(sp.? cadek or kadik)Emma smith -Edith smith - Edith married willis palmerEdith b.1891/1892  d.1/16/1977 any information on these people i would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,Karen Jackson - e-mail

Subject: Chemung
From: "Betsy Russell-Orr" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 10:25:30 -0400


I am looking for a gentleman by the name of WILLIAM HARRY WHEAT. The search should originate in Chemung County. He would be approximately 85 to 90 years of age. He was last known to be in that location in 1948. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. He is my husband's birth father and we have no information concerning William since that date. His son is also named William Harry, and was born in St. Joseph's Hospital. William was married to Hazel Cornell in the early to mid 1940's. They were divorced in the mid to late 1940's. Thank you so much for any assistance you may be able to provide.

Betsy Russell-Orr

Subject: Bradford County, circa 1860
From: Vern Estel <>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 20:38:53 -0400


The 1860 census record indicates a family of ESTEL residing in Bradford County, Towanda (spelling) township, and lists the following. George Estel Age 35 Hotel Keeper, his wife and children are also listed.  I am particularly interested in George Estel, listed as age 7 as I believe him to possibly be my great grandfather.  There was a George Estel who married Mary Smyth (or Smith) in Marion County, WV and lists his place of residency as Pennsylvania.  Any additional information establishing further records of George Estel would be of great interest to me and our family.  We have joked for a long time that George was the first person in the witness protection program, since there has been so little known about him.  As further information, George and Mary both passed away with 3 very young children in the late 1800s and are buried at the Mt Nebo cemetery near Bunner Ridge, Fairmont, West Virginia.  Thanks so much for your kind attention to our request for information.

Carrol Vernon Estel, Jr.,Morgantown, WV

Subject: Joel CHAMBERLAIN of Chatham, Tioga,PA
From: Stephen E Crump 
Date: 4/24/2010

Joel, his wife Eleanor, and son Henry Elisha resided in this area for some time and are buried at the LeeCemetery. I am curious about the source(s) of the following information. Particularly information pertaining about where he was born and who his parents were.

JOEL CHAMBERLAIN was born in Maryland, Otsego county, New York, in 1795, a son of Elisha and Deborah (Holdridge) Chamberlain, natives of New England and pioneers of Otsego county. In 1840 he came with his family to Chatham township, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, where he cleared and improved a farm, subsequently removing to Farmington township, where he died at the residence of his son, Henry, February 1, 1869, in his seventy-fourth year. His wife, Eleanor, was a daughter of Henry Waite, of Otsego county, New York, and died in Chatham township, June 26, 1879, in her seventy-seventh year. Their children were as follows: David W., Henry E., Jonathan Ed., Martha A., who married Eli Beard; Sally D., who married Oscar Clark; William, Eleanor, who married Frank Andrews; Joel, and Esther M., who married Samuel Kendrick. Mr. Chamberlain was a member of the Christian church, while his wife was a Presbyterian. In politics, he supported the Republican party, and was a member of the Masonic order. From "BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES on Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice web site."

Thank you for any help you can give me on this.

Best Regards,
~Steve Crump~

Subject: Raymond T. Jones, Sr. and family
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 16:07:12 EDT

We'd like some information on Raymond Thomas Jones, Sr., a lumberman who came to North Tonawanda in 1902-3 and started the R. T. Jones Lumber Co. here.  It operated for more than 70 years here.  Believe he may be buried in Elmira.  Would like any early history of him and his family you might have to ad to our story of his life here.

Donna Zellner Neal, Executive Director
North Tonawanda History Museum

Lumber City History Center

54 Webster Street - North Tonawanda, NY 14120

716-213-0554 -

Subject: Michael Showers, U.E.L., from either Tioga, Bradford or Chemung counties
From: "davidlee" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 22:06:34 -0400


Hello.   I am researching my United Empire Loyalist ancestor Michael Showers (or Schauers) who died in April 1796 at Dundas, Upper Canada.  I would like to know about his life in the Susquehanna River valley before he fled to Canada and joined Butler's Rangers.  I am not familiar with the geography of the area so I am not sure what county he may have lived in.  I would be most grateful for any assistance in my research.

David Lee, Ottawa

Subject: Lorenzo THOMAS & Harriet McINTOSH (Bradford and Tioga)
From: Phyllis R. Thomas

Date: Mon. 12 Apr 2010

Does anyone know where Lorenzo and Harriet McIntosh Thomas are buried?

According to 1860 census, they lived in Troy Twp, Bradford Co; 1870 has them in Union Twp, Tioga Co. I did not find them in the 1880, so I assumed they died before 1880. According to online trees, they died in the late 1870s, but no one cites sources.

Also, this is my husband's family and we'd love to exchange info with other descendants!

Phyllis R. Thomas

Subject: Evan JENKINS Bradford Pennsylvania
From: Rachel Green <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 00:16:50 -0700 (PDT)


I am looking for the parents of Evan JENKINS. I have that he was born in 1831 but the location is not certain. The documents we have indicate death;Ireland, military;England and some census information indicates South Wales. Yeah I know pretty crazy.He died 11 August 1893 Cedar Ledge, Bradford, PA he was struck by cars at Browns Crossing.His wife was Emaline STROUP b. 1836 Stuben, Oneida, NY, d. 29 Sept 1899 in Bradford County NY burried in Canton

Thank you
Rachel Green

Subject: Rachel AVERY Bradford County
From: Rachel Green <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 00:10:00 -0700 (PDT)


I am looking for the parents of Rachel AVERY b. 1839 in Pennsylvania and died 18 March 1899 in Troy (have death notice from newspaper) wife of Warren BAILEY 1825-1886. I would also appreciate death dates for some of the children. I do have census information for 1870 and 1880 in LeRoy,Bradford, Pa but nothing prior to that.Children of Rachel AVERY and Warren BAILEYJoseph BAILEY b. 1859Freeman BAILEY 1861-1938Rachel Ann BAILEY 1864Albert Orlando BAILEY 1869-1937Sylva BAILEY 1873

Thank you
Rachel Green

Subject: Chemung
From: "Dave McGee" <>
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 16:34:15 -0400


I am searching for information on a relative of mine that is buried in Woodlawn. ALLISON McGEE died Oct 1, 1864Company B, 2nd North Carolina I was wondering about a photo of the headstone (if any), and about any records that the camp, museum, cemetery may have. Thank you, enjoyed the website.

Subject: Peter A. CAMPBELL Chemung, NY
From: Rachel Green <>
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 23:49:32 -0700 (PDT)


Hi. am looking for Birth records and death records for Peter A. Campbell b.1848 I am looking especially for the name of his parents. He is found on the 1920 Census in Horseheads, Chemung, New York at the age of 72 we believe he died there in 1935, however he was burried in the Upper Cemetery in Gillette, PA where his wife, Caroline (Carrie) H. Blodgett was burried in 1912.

Any further information you can provide is greatly appreciated.Thank youRachel Green

Subject: Bradford Co, Troy and West Burl - Ezra GODDARD, Sr, Jr b CT and a Luther GODDARD b CT
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 07:25:20 +1000
From: "Witmore Family" <>

Hi Everyone and especially to Joyce,

I have had the pleasure to discover my GODDARDs from Illinois link up to GODDARDs froPennsylvania and Connecticut.
A Luther GODARDGODDARD b abt 1793 CT married Samantha Ballard b 1802 Penn.

Who are this Luther s parents ? 
( I am guessing Ezra Jr GODDARD and Mary Copley are his parents as the dates fit and there are no records I can find of Ezra Sr s son Luther (died 1814?) marrying and having children)

Luther GODDARD and Samantha had children;

  • Orrin or Orran B 1833 b Penn
  • Thomas L  abt 1837 b Penn
  • Julia abt 1843 who was 7 in 1850 census with above family in SalisburyLaSalleIllinois
Orrin BGODDARD married Elizabeth Smith 1856 Livingston County, Illinois
Thomas L GODDARD married Sarah Jane Smith 1857 Livingston County, Illinois.These brothers married sisters.

Orrin B GODDARD & Elizabeth had 

Children born in Illinois but family in Kansas for 1870 cen then back to Ill

Burr B abt 1858

  • Lizzie or Sarah?
  • Emma E
  • John L
  • James Paive 
  • Julia E or F
  • Lewis
  • Richard P
  • Frank abt 1877 
Thomas L and Sarah Jane Smith had at least 3 children before they separated? Divorced?
(Sarah Jane Smith Goddard married Chester F Morris 1878 Illinois).

Lucien or Lute? GODDARD abt 1859 - 1 in 1860 cen - married and Anna and lived in EmmetsburgIowa ?

Augustus James (gustus) GODDARD  1862 - whom my husband descends from, married 1889 Hattie (Harriet) Jane Fought or Fout/s (possible father Andrew b abt 1824)

Lulu or Lula GODDARD abt 1867 - I think married Dr Samuel Wilcox in 1893

I would love to hear more about any GODDARD children born in BradfordCounty, born to anyone !!!
I have access to USA census through of which I have a world wide membership.
Thank You so much for interpreting this.

Heather and Chris Witmore
Stuck in Australia, with internet access as my only genealogy tool.
Witmore at gmail dot com

Enormous Thank Yous go to Joyce for finding a place to put my enquiry.

Subject: CAMPBELL from Bradford County
From: Rachel Green <>
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 15:25:53 -0700 (PDT)


Hi Joyce,I found this entry in the Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. I am wondering if Annie CAMPBELL is the daughter of Peter CAMPBELL and Caroline BLODGETT? 6  v.  Seymour C.  MOORE (#76201) was born in Pennsylvania 28 JUL 1862.  Seymour died 10 JAN 1932 at age 69.  He married Annie CAMPBELL* 16 JAN 1887.  (Annie CAMPBELL* is #81425.)

Thank you
Rachel Green

Subject: William Vincent
From: Michael Cacioppo <>

Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 14:02:25 -0400

I am looking for information on my grandfather William Vincent  he was born July 17,1895 and died August 1,1935. I know he was probably born out of wedlock that his mother's last name was Vincent his father was Perry Heeman. it seems that at the age of 5 he ended up in his father's care I do not know if his mom passed away or something else happeneI have a photo of him in WW1 army uniform, but I have no idea where he served. He ended in New York married to my grandmother Anna Fitzpatrick they were married in PA in 1920, they had eight children but sadly the children were small when he died in 1935 or they never asked him about growing up but I am curious we all go by the surname Vincent (even though it should be Heeman) as far as I can tell. I would love to know more about his mother I think her name was Mary Vincent.however Vincent may have been a married name (from a first marriage) her maiden name may have been Wood.

Thank you,
Lorraine Vincent- Cacioppo

Subject: Chemung County, Elmira, NY: FITZGERALD
From: timster timster <>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 15:24:04 +0000


I am looking for any information on:

Francis/Frank FITZGERALD (B: 1830 Ireland)

(D: Unknown)

Spouse:Ann SULLIVAN (B: Unknown Ireland)

(D: Unknown).

They emigrated to the United States around 1852 and were living in Elmira,NY in 1856.They had at least 3 children:

Thomas FITZGERALD (B: 01/08/1850  Ireland)

(D: (12/12/1931ChemungCounty,ElmiraNY)

Katherine FITZGERALD (B: 1853-1857- Unknown)

(D: Unknown)

Frank FITZGERALD (B: 1858 - Chemung County, Elmira, NY)

(D: 08/18/1900 Chemung County, Elmira, NY)

1865 New York State Census, indicates that Frank FITZGERALD was widowed, could not read or write and was living in a two family house in the Third Ward and owned land.

Frank/Francis FITZGERALD's son Thomas FITZGERALD was associated with Gradwell and Fitzgerald Cigar and Tobacco Manufacturers.

Frank/Francis FITZGERALD's son Frank FITZGERALD was a cigar maker.

Very Respectfully,
Tim Foran

Subject: Chemung
From: Christopher Brown <>
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2010 20:43:54 -0400

I am making this query in order to discover if anyone could take a few pictures for me. I am interested if anyone could take pictures of the following people's headstones located in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY: John L NORRISSeth L NORRISWilliam NORRISCharlotte I MCCLURE Norris I would like to thank you now for anyone that can help me.

My email is Chris Brown

Subject: Green Family
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 22:30:26 -0600


My name is Stacey Glover. I am looking for info about my great great great grandparents Lamech B Green (also listed as Limerick and LB). Born in 1828 died 1892. His wife was Ann Moss born 1834 died 1908. They had at least 15 children. I know they were from the Chemung area. I have not found any thing about their parents (names,dates,ect.) It would be great to here from anyone that has any info.

Thank You
Stacey Glove,

Subject: Chemung County / William HUMMER
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 04:12:00 +0000 (UTC)
Seeking information regarding William HUMMER born 25 November 1831 (New York or New Jersey?). He was married to my great-great grandmother Catherine SWAYZE on 25 March 1852 in Sullivanville, Chemung, NY. Catherine was the daughter of Daniel SWAYZE who was born in New Jersey and settled in Chemung County (died in Chemung County on 2 November 1850). Catherine was born on 14 July, 1836 in Horseheads and had a brother named Cashaday.
William and Catherine had two children 1) William Alexander HUMMER born 11 March 1853 (Chemung County, NY?)/died 23 December 1923 and Daniel Johnson HUMMER born 2 September 1855 (Chemung County?) / died 26 December 1888.
Family lore states that William HUMMER served in the Civil War (around 30 years old), and died of disease in Andersonville. However, I can't find any Civil War records regarding his service representing New York, his death or burial in New York, or a pension for his wife Catherine. She married John T. Martin on 10 May, 1865, which may have been shortly after William's death. As a result, she may not have requested a pension for her first husband's service.
I see many "HUMMER" families in Chemung County and am hoping someone has information regarding William.
Sincerely ~ Laura Lewis (

Subject: Chemung County
From: "colleen" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 11:32:56 -0400

Good morning: I am attempting to locate additional information (obits., births, city directories, etc.) for Michael DAILEY and Bridget Hewitt Daily (and their family), all of whom I have located on the 1900, 1910, and 1920 Federal Census living in Elmira.  Michael and Bridget originally came from Genesee County and he worked on the "steam" railroad. I believe Michael to be the only brother/sibling to my maternal great grandmother, Johanna Dailey RYAN.  We believe them to be of the Catholic faith.

Thanks for your time,
colleen m wheelerjacksonville,

Subject: Chemung " Elmira"
From: kathy litten <>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 16:21:30 -0700 (PDT)
I am searching for any info about my gr. grandparents JOHN & BRIDGET FITZPATRICK.They are in Elmira in 1860, however they are in Williamsport in 1870. Williamsport is where they raised their family and all died there.While in Elmira they gave birth to 5 children,

All of the above are buried in Williamsport, with the exception of Mary.
 I can not find any info on Mary other then in the 1860 federal census, there it states she was 4 months old when census was taken in July of 1860. After 1860 she just disappears, I am fairly sure she died before 1865 as she does not appear in the 1865 Elmira census with the rest of the family.

 Any info can you find on this FITZPATRICK family would be soooo greatly appreciated, especially on Mary. I would be most interested to know where Mary is buried.

  I believe the FITZPATRICKS had a short stay in Amity before coming to Elmira, however I do not have proof of that, therefore, any marriage info you could find on BRIDGET "MCCORMICK" and JOHN FITZPATRICK would be so helpful. I would guess the marriage took place about 1855.Thank You in advance for any help you can provide.

 Sincerely,Kathy Litten
Newark, Ohio

Subject: Harrison Bradford
From: "Judge Patchen" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 10:55:59 -0600


My great x3 grandfather is Harrison BENNETT, born Dec 13, 1822 in Bradford County. I have no other information about his parents and his ancestors. He ended moving to Illinois in 1837 or so with his family. I am seeking any information about my ancestor and his family.

Thank you in advance
Mike Patchen
Casper, WY

Subject: Chemung County
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:41:59 EDT


Good afternoon, I'm hoping to locate someone who would be willing to search the NYS death index which is on microfilm at the Elmira library to locate the exact date and location of death for Ruth Rhea (Hulslander) BAKER.  She was the wife of Merle G. Baker and she's buried in the Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley, Tioga County, NY. Ruth was born in Candor, Tioga County, NY on 2 Jan 1898 and her estimated time of death occurred between 1922-1930 - the exact location and date is unknown. I'm willing to pay reasonable costs associated with this request.

Thank you, Kem Hart-Baker

Subject: GUSTIN , THOMAS family, Bradford
From: "Donna Nicosia" <>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 12:02:38 -0400
Hello Joyce,
      Well, I've been working on this for quite some time now and I can't tell you how much your site has helped me and continues to do so. It is much appreciated and please keep up the good work as it is so needed. I am looking for records of the birth of my grandmother, Anna M. GUSTIN, Engel -  b: 1898, daughter of Thaddeus and Alice ( THOMAS ) Gustin. I lived with my grandmother and for the life of me can't understand why she didn't have or save her birth certificate. I'm also trying to find out more about Alice (Allie ) THOMAS b:1868, (my grandmothers mother) , and when she and Thaddeus were married, what happened to her and more of the family she came from. 

Thank you, Donna Nicosia (Engel )

Subject: Chemung Queries (HOWE Photo,1921)
From: "Art" <>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 20:19:34 -0400

I have a photo of three adorable children that look to be about 2, 5 and 9 years old. On the back it says: Helen, Alberta, and Eudora HOWE, plus, Lassie, the dog. It is dated December 8, 1921. I suspect they were my ggma's nieces or cousins. She was originally from Canton, PA. If your family tree includes these names and you're willing to share information, please send me an email with HOWE PHOTO in the subject line, and I'll send you the picture.

Thanks for reading my query and good luck in your search! Theresa Jensen "
   I am trying to find this Theresa JENSEN  please contact  Arthur James HOWE III at

 I am a relative of this family and would like to get more info and share what I have .. also would like a copy of the photo in question if you still have it ..


 Arthur James Howe IIIAll Mail Sent or Recieved by me is Scanned
           Arthur James Howe III

Subject: Looking for volunteer to take some photos of headstones at Round Top
From: "Larry Baker" <>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 10:10:19 -0800
Hi, I am looking for someone willing to take photos of some headstones at Round Top.  I am willing to reimburse for time, travel and scanning photos to send me.  I live in San Diego, Ca so a visit is highly unlikely. thanks,Jacque

From: "Mr Marc Gottwerth" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 18:47:34 -0500

I am seeking correspondence with people acquainted with the ancestry of Derrick (Dorrick) Miller, his sons, Jeremiah, Jacob, and David, David Millers spouse, Mehitable Ballard, and David's children, who I suspect are Lanson, Lewis, Josiah, and Lura,  Leonard.

Also of interest are Lanson's spouse Laura Eaton (Miller) Carlton, Josiah's spouse, Jemima Houghton, Leonard's spouse, Mehitable Elliot, Mehitable Ballard's mother, Betsey Cloise, and Laura Eaton's mother, Asaneth Loomis.
I am trying to put the family genealogy together and share stories of common ancestry. I have information on the some of the family migration to Illinois during the 1830's.

Marc Gottwerth

Subject: Tioga Co.,Wellsboro WEBB LEEPER
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 14:09:59 EST
Anyone interested in a Query that was submitted several years ago reguarding the name change of
Samuel Leeper to Samuel Webb should contact Bert Webbs Family Links.  Samuel Webb lived in Wellsboro from 1870 to 1880 where he and Olive Scott had children.  Lyell R. Webb

Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 19:37:28 EST
HI:    Information reguarding Samuel Webb Leeper.  He was on the 1860 and 1870 Census as Samuel Webb living with Olive Decker and had four Sons.  In 1870 he lift Olive Decker and took up with Olive Scott and they moved to Wellsboro.  After ten years with her he left Olive and took up with her Sister,Jeannette Scott,where they moved to New Jersey and he went back to the name he was born with, Samuel Leeper. He died in 1914.   See Bert Webb's Family Links for additional information.  Lyell R. Webb

Subject: Tioga query
From: Craig Coberly <>
Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2010 17:50:48 -0500

Researching my BEACH ancestors.
Anna and James BEACH were born Tioga county between 1869 and 1876 to James and Isabella BEACH.  I am trying to find date of birth for both.
James BEACH died young, possible in Tioga county.  I'd like to have that verified.
Any help on my BEACH ancestors in Tioga county appreciated.


Craig Coberly
Venice, FL

Subject: LANDON Obituary inquiries
From: mavis gasner <>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 10:43:26 -0600

 Looking for obituaries, or anything else you may have on
AUGUSTA ELLEN DEGNER LANDON - who died April 29, 1941
And her husband:
IRA JAMES LANDON -who died January 3, 1958
I know they lived in Waverly Village, NY during the 30's
Thank you for your time and efforts
Mavis Gasner

Subject: Leroy CARNEY or CARLEY: Southport Chemung County
From: Terry Burke <>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 13:12:09 -0800 (PST)

Leroy CARNEY or CARLEY  was killed by a train shortly before July 18, 1918 at the age of 21.He was burried in NYC on July 18, 1918. I am looking for his obitiuray or a news story about his death.Any information or direction where to look would be appreciated.

Thank you.Terrence Burke

Subject: Bradford County; Albert WATKINS
From: <>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 12:47:57 -0500

Hi Joyce--had to tell you I just love your web site.  Seeking any information on my fathers parents or any relative.  All information I have is a birth certificate;Ralph Albert Watkins born on December 7, 1913 in Granville, Pa.  Parents; Albert Watkins and Mary Lashen born in Pennsylvaniaa.  Keep coming up blank on any information.  Would appreciate any help. 

Thanks Betty Smith

Subject: Samuel Johnson Julbirt and Lydia Robinson
From: "Debbie Klatt" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 16:25:26 -0600
I am looking for information on Samuel Johnson Hulbirt or Hulburt and Lydia Robinson from PA.  Do you have any information on them?  Samuel b.1802 and Lydia b. 1806. 
Thank you, 

Debbie Klatt

Subject: Chemung
From: Glenda Watts <>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:01:40 -0600

Looking for HALL family in Elmira, New York, and possibly Watkins' Glen, New York. Especially family of Helen HALL Cowger, b. 1877 d. 1940. Her death certificate says she was born in Watkins Glen. Her father was William Hall, born in Watkins Glen and her mother was Annie Runcepaugh, birthplace unknown. Her obit said she was a member of St. Mary's Church where her services were held with burial in SS. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. She lived most of her life in Elmira and died there.

She was my grandfather's mother. Her two sons Perry HALL and John HALL ages 4 and 2 were placed in the Southern Tier Orphan's Home in 1896. My grandfather Perry was sent west on the Orphan Train and was adopted by the Gerred's in Unionville, Missouri, in 1896. The boys' father is unknown. Maybe named Angelo or DeAngelo. Would love to have any information on him, also. Perry became William Perry Gerred.

Rev. Glenda GERRED Watts

Subject: Tioga County - FURMAN
From:, Daphne Thompson
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 15:28:22 -0500


Who are the parents of the two FURMAN men who lived in the eastern part of Tioga County?  They are Harry FURMAN (May 24, 1825 - March 10, 1917).  Harry lived in Jackson Twp. and is buried in Jackson Center Cemetery.  His first wife was Lucy and his second wife was Martha.  Alfred FURMAN (1822 - April 11, 1887)  lived in Ward Twp. and is buried in the old Furman Cemetery in that Twp.  Because of their birth years these men should be the children of one or more of the four FURMAN brothers who were among the first early settlers of Tioga County:  William, Aaron, Josiah or Benjamin FURMAN.  However, I have never seen the names of these men mentioned in the two histories of Tioga County or in the records of the Historical Society.  If you have any information about Harry or Alfred FURMAN, please contact me.

Daphne Thompson,  Westfield, MA

Subject: Bradford County, Timothy Beeman and Roxanna Beeman
From: "Betty Ross"
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010

I am looking for the parents of Roxanna Beeman b. 15 May 1788 in CT, d. 13 Apr 1870 in Bradford Co. She was married to Daniel about 1804 in Bradford Co. I believe her father may have been Timothy Beeman, as she was supposed to be from Wyalusing when she married, and the only Beemans in Wyalusing at that time were Timothy and his cousins, Nathan and Aaron (I think Aaron was too young to be her father).

Timothy and Grace Bliss had six children, 3 of them females, but I can only find names for two, Urania (married Cornelius Quick) and Theda (married Julius Cogswell). I believe Roxanna might be the third daughter, but can't find anything that would prove that. Her age also fits in with the other children.

Thank you, Betty Ross

Subject: Bradford County (Athens and surrounding areas)
From: Anna O
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010

Greetings! I am looking for information on my Great-Great Grandparents Robert MILLER and Frances GREEN(E?) and their families. Both were born and raised in Bradford County. They were married on October 6, 1876 most likely in Bradford Co., but that is not known for sure. I know that at least two of their children were born in PA., Fred and Louise(a?) so they remained in Bradford until at least 1882.

Robert was born on October 10 1850 or 51? in Bradford County. According to his death certificate, and family knowledge, his parents were Henry MILLER and Catherine LOVE. We know of 4 Siblings, Kate(Catherine?), Jacob, William, and Linda.

Linda was born on July 10 1856. She married a SMITH and after his death she then married his brother, I am not sure which she was married to first, or where the marriages occurred, but their names were Henry and Nelson.

Frances GREEN(E?) was born on May 28th 1851, Athens PA. Her parents were John GREEN(E?) and Catherine "Kitty" EVANS. She had at least 4 Siblings, Steve(Stephen?), Charley(Charles?), Louise, and Sarah. Louise married a Durance CROSBY or COSBY. They had 4 daughters Catherine, Flora, Sarah, and Libby. Sarah GREEN(E?) married and Al HICKS who was a carpenter.

Any information about these families would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
Sincerely, Anna Olson

Subject: Tioga - Early Miller genealogy
From: "Mr Marc Gottwerth" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:47:33 -0500


I'm fairly confident that part of my family history resides with the early Millers of Richmond Township, Tioga County PA. In particular, Josiah and Lanson Miller who were born around 1810 and moved to Illinois in the 1830s.  They were brothers and I believe had a sister Lura Almira who was born in 1818 and accompanied them to Illinois.

I am trying to determine the names of the other family siblings, and their parents.  I have some photos of Lura that I can share as well as some family stories. It appears that Lanson married Laura Emily Eaton.  I'm not sure who Josiah married.  His wife may have passed away in the 1930s, but I assume his children would have accompanied him to Illinois.

Any information, stories, or photos that anyone has would be greatly appreciated.  I would like to do an extended genealogy of this Miller lineage.
Marc Gottwerth

From: Joanna Keener
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010

Looking for any information on the connection of CALEB and ROBERT Austin in Chemung Co NY. Caleb was living with Robert and family in the 1850 Chemung NY census. Robert was born in 1813 in RI and died in Erin in 1882. He is buried at Scotchtown Cemetery.

Family word of mouth says that Robert came to NY with his father as a young boy. I found a Caleb married to a Hannah ? but have not been able to connect them to Robert.

Anyone with Austin information would be appreciated. I have been deadended with this family for way too long.

Thanks in advance.
Joanie Keener

Subject: Dike
From: "Pam Dailey"
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010

Looking for death date and burial place of Chauncey Dike- Dyke Married to Almena Dike in Tioga County Pa, Sullivan or Richmond.

Thank You,
Pam Dailey

Subject: Tioga Co, Tioga Twp, WILCOX
From: "Janet Kochenour"
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010

I have access to a tombstone of a Eunice [don't know maiden name] Wilcox. It reads:

Wife of Joseph WILCOX
Died May 5, 1848
age 53 yr 6 mo and 13 days

This would make her born close to October 22, 1794. This stone was found after the 1972 flood in "Little Brooklyn", Tioga Co. PA. The person who found it would like it to go back to the family. I have searched and find most WILCOX'S at that time in Charleston Twp, Tioga Co. I have not found a Eunice.

Any help with this would be appreciated.
Jan Kochenour

From: "Shirley and Dean"
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010

Athens township 1830 Bradford county. Is anyone looking for Robbins? Shirley Robbins

From: mary ann anderson,
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010

I am looking for information regarding births, marriages,deaths and life events for: Charles BROCKWAY: B.- 30, Oct. 1828 Schodack, Rensselaer, NY, married Lucinda PARK (daughter of David J. PARK and Susan Eliza PARK). Charles died 20,June 1911 and is buried in the Austin Hill Cemetery, Erin, Chemung, NY. Lucinda died 7, January 1883 and is buried in the same cemetery as Charles. Have census records, Park scrapbook records and any others found on the Tri-Countie site. Need copies of certificates. church, additional family, newspaper or historical records.

BROCKWAY, Charles H. : son of above. B.- 1877, D.- 30, Oct. 1878 at 1 yr of age per stone at Scottstown Cemetery, Erin, NY. Birth and Death notices?

WHEAT, Frances- B. 29,April 1855, D.- 21, March 1880 Erin, NY. Buried in Austin HIll Cemetery. She was married to Fletcher W. BROCIWAY son of Charles and Lucinda. Looking for same records as listed above.

Areas of research to be included would be the Tri-Countie but specifically the Bernice, Sullivan, PA and Towanda, PA, Erin, NY, VanEtten, NY, and Swartwood, NY.

These are some of my grand-parents. If you have any other suggestions of sites to search or where to write it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for any help.

mary ann anderson
Hiawassee, GA
706 970-9381

From: "Lorrie Custy"
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010

I am looking for information on the LARRABEE surname in Bradford County. My grandmother, Alma LARRABEE, was born in 1904 to William LARRABEE and Annie SWACKHAMMER in Rummerfield, PA. Alma had an uncle, Sam LARRABEE, who lived in Horseheads. Annie was also married to James CASHDOLLAR. Any information on these surnames would be appreciated.

Loreen Custy

Subject: Kjelgaard Genealogy
From: "Gary and Chris"
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010

Hi, Have been researaching Kjelgaards and have found their beginning in Denmark. Jens Kjelgaard came here first. His son John Kjelgaard was born in New York and he married Julia CHAMPNEY. Their son Carrol Kjelgaard is my grandfather.

Julia's parents were Van Renselear CHAMPNEY and Olive Cook Ufford Williams. Although I have seen there were three borthers from France.

I have also found info that V.R. may have been born in this country. He may have served in CO 149A of the PA Volunteers. Any info?

Thanks. Have enjoyed your work Have also learned tons from Hapy and Healthy New Year to you.
Christine (Kjelgaard) Elliott

Subject: Bradford County
From: Joseph McGill,
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 10:16:47 -0800 (PST)

Hi Joyce, I am hoping to find a date of death and place of burial for a WIRT E. LINDLEY, son of SAMUEL L. LINDLEY and MARY ANN GREENE. I believe that Wirt was born May 13, 1865 in Leroy Township. His first marriage to MARTHA LILLIAN SHADDUCK (June 14, 1877 - February 19, 1922), daughter of ALBERT FRANK SHADDUCK and EMMA AUGUSTA WHITE, ended in divorce with one child, LURA (my Great-Grandmother). He is listed in the 1920 Towanda census with his 2nd wife CATHERINE ?, step-daughter ZELPHIA BENJAMIN and step-grandson RICHARD BRISTOL.

I noticed an Index of Bradford County Deaths that lists Wirt and Catherine in what I assume is a newspaper date of January 23, there anyone available to check the Bradford Newspaper archives for that date? I'm not sure who's obit this is, but it is apparently someone from the Lindley family.

I would also love to hear from any descendants of any of these families! Thank you, Joseph R. McGill Parishville, NY

Subject: Smith family, Springfield, Bradford, PA
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 00:37:54 -0500

Stephen SMITH, b. 1774 Pownal, Bennington, VT was son of Derrick SMITH and Lydia NEWBRE/NEWBURY. Stephen SMITH d. May 1840, in Springfield, Bradford Co. PA., according to family research. He married Betsy CAMPBELL, d/o James CAMPBELL and Jane KNOX of Hampton Co. MA. (Betsy CAMPBELL/SMITH 2nd married Oliver SHERMAN). Lydia NEWBRE was d/o John and Prudence (possible nee WELCH) NEWBRE. Derrick SMITH was s/o Ebenezer SMITH and Winjte/Wainche HOGABOOM of Berkshire Co. MA., and descended from Lt. Samuel SMITH (Fellmonger), of Hadley and Wethersfield, CT. These SMITHS were probably related to Ichabod SMITH of Bradford Co. PA., formerly of MA.

Would like to know burial places for anyone in this Smith family, especially Stephen. I searched all the cemeteries listed at your site without success. Would also like contact with any descendants.

Kathy Abbey

Subject: BATOR, FOTO
Date: 1/14/2010 2:48:18 PM Eastern Standard Time

My husband's father was born in Clymer, PA in 26 Dec 1906. The family lived there from 1903-1907. I am looking for any information on any families living there named Bator or Foto. They were immigrants from Croatia and probably worked in the mines.

Bonnie Brown

Date: 1/13/2010 4:07:56 PM Eastern Standard Time

CHAFFEE, Amos Wells b 6 Oct 1810 in Luzerne Co., PA, m. Bethiah Christiana BABCOCK b 1817 in NY on 28 Sep 1834 in Tioga Co., PA. They had the following children: Lucy Minerva b 1835; Malinda b 1837; Simeon G. b 1839; Oliver Nelson b 1840; Almeron W. b 1843; William Edgar b 1845; Laura Lucretia b 1847; Guy S. (Lorenzo) b 1849; Hiram Sawyer b 1851; Abbie Jane b 1853; Christina B. b 1855; Curtis M. b 1857; Mary Eliza b 1860, Sarah Ida b 1860, Henry B. b 1864. Lucy Minerva CHAFFEE m Albert SAWYER who was born 1825 in NY on 7 Oct 1850 and they had the following children: Augusta b 10 Dec 1853 in Long Run, PA; Rose, Katherine, Agatha Victoria (Queen) b 18 Aug 1857 in PA;, Thomad D. b 1859; Frank, Miltonb 1863; Lois, Emma b 1865, George b 1868, Annie A. b 1872. Agatha Victoria (Queen) SAWYER m. William E. BAKER who was b 18 Aug 1857 in PA on 30 Sep 1877, he died 5 Dec 1890 and is buried in Sabinsville Cem., (Tioga) PA. She d 3 Jun 1912 in Seneca Falls, NY and her body was brought back to Sabinsville for burial. Their children were: Lena; Albert W. (Joe); Henry (Hank) A., Flora F., and Emma Zella.

Any information on this family, especially BAKER, CHAFFEE, SAWYER, BABCOCK, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
Kay Brownell Reed,
Kay Brownell Reed, Librarian Potter Co. Genealogist

Subject: Tioga - Liberty - RIDGE surname
From: Sherry Tulloch,
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 21:07:53 -0500

Greetings, Following my mitochondrial DNA trail, I am seeking information on and related to my 3rd great grandmother, Violet Mary RIDGE.

She was born about 1801 in PA, lived in Liberty, Tioga, PA, married William Mase, died about 1868 in Liberty and is believed to be buried in Union Cemetery, Liberty.

I'd be grateful for help in my quest and can exchange information on several related families from Liberty.

Thank you, Sherry Tulloch

Date: 1/6/2010 3:03:18 PM Eastern Standard Time

Hello I am searching for information on any of the following people ABRAHAM PARMETER(native of Boston) JAMES PARMETER(born in Pennsylvania 10 Sept 1793....believed to be in Bradford County) his wife CHARITY GIBBS(born 26 Oct 1799 in Vermont) Daughter of SHELDON GIBBS(born 27 March 1768 Litchfield Connecticut). I can place both Abraham and Sheldon in the vicinity of Bradford County at about the same time before Sheldon moves to Athens, Ohio where his daughter moves as well with her husband James Parmeter(James and Charity married 31 December 1818 not sure where hope to find it to be Bradford or near by) Basically looking for more evidence to tie James Parmeter to I hope his father Abraham Parmeter.

Thank you Geoff [ Sorry, no last name signed]

Subject: ADAMS, John B. and Margaret aka "Maggie" TROUT, BILLGER & MATTHIERS, Bradford Co.
From: "Joan Gabrie"
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 20:31:41 -0500

Hello, Does anyone recognize this couple? I want to know why my great-grandparents, John B. and Margaret "Maggie" ADAMS came to live in Bradford Co. between 1920 and 1926. John B. was born James YEAGER in Juniata Co. 1849, canal boatman in Schuylkill Co. 1870, between 1880 and 1910 they lived in Clinton Co., 1910 they're back in Juniata Co., 1920 in Snyder Co. (in their 70's) and in Jan. 1926 John B. died in Sayre, June 1926 Maggie died in Chemung Co., N.Y. Maggie was a TROUT, her grandfather a BILLGER, grandmother a MATTHIERS.

I'm guessing Maggie died at St. Joseph's in Elmira, but I don't know why they were both buried in Swartwood Cemetery, Van Etten. Any suggestions?

Regards, Joan Gabrie Bucks Co., PA

Subject: GRUBE family, Chemung - Elmira, NY
From: "Brian",
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 15:31:11 -0500

Looking for any information on Augustus Grube (1851-1911) and Laura (Lippolt) Grube (1854-1927) - believe they were members of German Evangelical Church in the very early 1900's.

Brian O'Donnell

Subject: Veteran, Chemung, NY: LATTIN
From: Jim Warters,
Date: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 19:00:23 -0500

Seeking a connection between William and Eunice LATTIN (and their children George E., Carria, Wilson Henry and Deller) shown in the 1860 and 1870 Veteran Census and the other LATTIN families in the area. Family lore is that William died about age 40 of pneumonia after the 1870 Census and the family scattered. I do find a William LATTIN ( d. 30 Aug 1870 ) buried in Pine Valley Cemetery, Town of Catlin ( and a Eunice, widow of William, in the 1874 Boyd's directory ( Don't know if they are the same, however.

I also believe Burton LATTIN (1799 - 1873) - first cousin, once removed of Abiad / Abiard LATTIN, had five boys (public Ancestry tree at, one of whom was a William. However, I have found nothing definite to link William to Burton nor to the William buried in Pine Valley. Another public family tree claims that Abiard's brother, Abner, also had a son named William, but no citations are offered in proof.

George Edward LATTIN is my great grandfather and I show him in various Censuses in Reading Township (1900 & 1910) and Watkins (1920 & 1930) and possibly the 1860 & 1870 Veteran Censuses. However, I do not have a definite connection between William LATTIN and his ancestors. Nor do I yet have proof that George E is, in fact, my George Edward. In trying to narrow down the connection, I have linked over 400 people, many LATTINS in the Veteran area which I would be pleased to share if anyone has an interest (with the caution that I have been more focused on trying to identify George E than providing complete citations on all).

Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you - Jim Warters (

Subject: Spurrell deed - Tioga/Lawrenceville
From: "Jonathan C. Spurrell"
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 01:09:58 +0200

Dear Joyce,
I have recently discovered your website and more specifically Chapter 44 of the 1897 Tioga County History.

It mentions an 1820 deed from Charles Spurrell of Surrey, England, for 169 acres in Lawrenceville/Tioga.

I currently live in Paris, France, but my family is originally from Norfolk, England. In the early 1800s, my great-great-great-grandfather Charles Spurrell left Norfolk and settled in Surrey and in 1818 he inherited some land on the death of his uncle William Flaxman. Flaxman's will is very vague. It says merely "my lands in North America".

For years I have wondered where these lands might have been. I have recently begun to think that some of the Flaxmans might have been Quakers, which is why I have been searching on the internet today for possible Flaxman or Spurrell connections with Pennsylvania - and that's how I found your website. I would love to discover more about those 169 acres in Lawrenceville/Tioga and try to prove that there's a connection with my family. Who owned them before Charles Spurrell? Was it William Flaxman - and if so, how did he acquire them? Did Charles Spurrell sell them - and if so, when?

This land is not mentioned in the will of my great-great-great-grandfather Charles Spurrell. It is only mentioned once in all the documents I have found relating to my family (the Flaxman will) so unfortunately I can provide you with no more information.

If you could help me out, or you know someone who can, it would be great if you could get in touch with me.

Many thanks, Jonathan Spurrell

Subject: Tioga-Cleveland Family
From: "Wellsville New York FHC"
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 23:40:30 +0000

Dear Joyce,
I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather, Orwell Cleveland born 1854 , Vermont. I know he had a family with Harriet but my Grandfather came along later in his life just before Orwell died. I have found the family in the 1870 census but I can not find them in the 1880 census with their mother whose name I only know stars with an L. Later she married a Mr Davis who was known as chicken thief Davis in our family tradition. My Grandfather , Melvin Daniel Cleveland, born 1878 Tioga, PA had a brother named Robert born 1877, who moved to New Jersey. They were put out of the Davis home early on and lived with Orwell's first family. Does your data base have any information on them.; Our family tradition says that Mrs. L. Davis was a Cherokee Indian. Can you nelp me at all.

Thank You, Janet Hennard Wellsville, New York

Subject: Onderdonk family
From: "Bob"
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 22:58:26 -0400

I am looking for information concerning the family Onderdonk, Adrian and Mary W Onderdonk, Mary W. Onderdonk died in Horseheads NY Jun 2, 1910, and funeral was in Brooklyn at sons home Thomas W. (Dr.) Have found Geneology back from 1910 but none forward to this time period just wondering if there is anything in Horseheads. Mary W was a from the prominent Pearsall family from Hempstead, NY. Some of this I found but I cannot find a descendant of the family. We have found the family Bible from the 1860's and would love to find the rightful owners. thank you

Bob McClain