Chemung County (NY) Queries - 2013
Bradford County (PA) Queries - 2013
Tioga County (PA) Queries - 2013
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I have found James’ parents and other siblings, but cannot seem to locate him or Lucy’s last name. I know there is a connection to the Hollis family (Abram Hollis and Laura Rouse) which is why I believe that Lucy’s last name was Hollis.
I have found references to James in several books regarding the area. I have also been in contact with the Baptist Church in Canton, but there doesn’t seem to be any other records than what I have. Would there possibly be an obituary or a cemetery listing that might have a record of him?
I have contacted the Tioga Courthouse and also the Tioga Historical Society and the Green Free Library in Canton and the former pastor of the Baptist church. No luck. I know that death certificates were not done in the years that they died.
I am wondering if they may be buried in the Red School Cemetery or Hollis Cemetery. Joyce has a listing on the site, but since the markers are old and unreadable they may be there. I don’t know who would possibly of even if there is a complete record of burials there. I have traced all James’ siblings but he has eluded me for a very long time.
Any information would be most appreciated.
Susan Barrow Spaulding
Sent: 4/21/2013 4:21:47 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Bradford County.
I am seeking information to whom Elisha FOSTER married. One record says Eleanor CARPENTER, Bradford County PA. A second source has Hannah CARPENTER.. A third source suggests Hannah NITHEY. Children included Avery (b1830), Elisha (b1832).
4/14/2013 10:40:53 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
I was trying to find the parents of Hannah SHORES? (1792-1857), wife of Jabez Tompkins, married 1808 Sheshequin PA. I am not sure if she was married multiple times, there are occasional references to a Hannah Horton born in the same year, etc. I havnt found the birth certificate, Marriage certificate, or other wise, but I do see the grave, which says, Hannah wife of Jabez Tompkins.
Sincerely Yours, Charles MAy
Sent: 4/12/2013 12:55:17 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Bradford County Genealogy
Looking for information regarding my great-great grandparents- George T. JOHNSON and Loretta Jane (VAN VECHTEN) Married in Athens 4 Mar 1847 and their children born in Athens: Francis Wesley JOHNSON born 1 Mar 1848 Athens Eunice M. JOHNSON born14 Aug 1850 in Athens Clara E. JOHNSON born 14 Feb 1855 in Athens Anna M. Johnson born 11 July 1860
The family was from New York and removed to Barry Co., MI in 1867. George's parents were Robert and Elizabeth JOHNSON. Loretta's parents were Derrick VAN VECHTEN and Rebecca (VAN PELT)
I'm hoping to visit Bradford County next week. Thank you for your help. Susan J. Wilber
Sent: 4/9/2013 11:13:24 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Looking for obituary for COVERT, William Warren who died in Millerton, Tioga 19 April 1972.
Thank You, Beryl Meehan
Sent: 3/31/2013 7:43:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Chemung - Horseheads, Elmira, etc
My search shows SAYRE families headed by James and Ebenezer came from Orange County to the Horseheads area in 1791-1793 period. Some descendants apparently remained in Chemung County. I am at a point of trying to determine the parents and SAYRE ancestral lineage of one George SAYRE. Most records give his middle initial as "T." George T. SAYRE, born about 1820 in New York and parents born in New York. One CW record says he was born in Orange County. Most complete records I find on Ancestry.com indicate he married in Orange County in December 1843, Fanny Jane DILLY (1827-1870). From census, their children were Frank, George M., Perry, Anna, Sarah Ella, Mariah, Fred, Maggie, and Jennie. Anyone knowing the parents or ancestral line of this George, please let me know.
sayrehouse at frontier dot com
Sent: 3/27/2013 8:06:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Chemung county cemetery
I am looking for information on Charles W. Jenks. He was buried in the Chemung County cemetery (Woodlawn) on May 31, 1930. I would appreciate any information you could provide me with.
Thank You, Jeff Fargo
Fw: KANE family, Tioga County
Sent: 3/24/2013 9:49:32 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Hello, I am researching Hugh KANE's family who left Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1906 to live in America. Hugh's mother was Jane KERR, daughter of Alexander KERR and Mary KELSO - Mary was my Gt-Gt-Grandfather William KELSO's first daughter.
Census records show Hugh KANE, his wife Jane, and children Eveline, James Sydney, Florence and Hugh Victor lived in New York and Pennsylvania.
Through the Tri Counties website and Census records I know J. Sydney KANE was a Baptist minister, as was his son J. Sydney KANE Jr.
I would like to know what happened Eveline, as the last record I have for her is in the 1910 US Census, aged 15 living with her parents and siblings in Gorham township, New York. Can anyone help?
Antrim, Northern Ireland
Sent: 3/20/2013 5:00:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Joyce and Listers
I am searching for a marriage c1854 between Joseph W. SURGANTY (SURGUNGKE) born Hungary c1826 and Hortence Teresa LAUER (phonetic LAWYER) born in Germany c1832 – Teresa emigrated to US in 1853 (1900 US Census) and her first child Sophie was born in Elmira in 1855 (date unknown) . Joseph was a Tailor and Teresa ran a boarding house in East Water Street, Elmira. They are both buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.
I would be very grateful for any assistance
(Ms) Chris ANDERS-TRITT
Sent: 3/18/2013 12:24:26 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Tioga County - Todd Family
GEORGE TODD lived in Bloss, PA on April 22, 1910. He was born on 12 Nov 1909 in Arnot, Tioga, Pennsylvania, USA. He was my husband’s maternal grandfather. He went to the Philippians, we believe in the early 1930’s. Once in the Philippians he married Salud Duran a citizen of Spain and they had 3 daughters, Patricia Angela Todd B 1935, Ana Marie Todd B 1937 and Elisabeth Todd B 1936. The family of 5 and the girls’ British governess were all interned together in the POW camp in Manila called Santo Tomas by the Japanese. In camp their mother had a son who died in camp. Their father had a child with their governess. They were all very lucky to have survived the camp as the internees of the camp were dying of starvation rapidly by the time the camp was finally liberated by American troops. But, as a result their parents marriage was torn apart and three daughters saw their father only a few more times before his death on 28 Oct 1980 in Titusville, Brevard, Florida, USA.
His Todd family history is unknown to us other than what we have found on the 1910 federal census. His daughter, Ana, the last surviving of his children would like to know who her Grandparents were, where they came from and any other family history. The questions that she has always wanted to have answered are:
What was George Todd’s mothers (listed as Bertha Todd on the 1910 census) madden name?
Why was George Todd in the Philippians in the 1930’s?
How log had his Todd family been in Bloss/Arnot and who are their ancestors?
The questions my husband would like to have answered are:
Who was George Todds second wife and who were their children?
We are not certain if he returned to Bloss after the war. If he did, perhaps you have some record of these events.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration in this matter. It does mean a lot to all of us to know more about the Todd’s.
Angela da Silva
Edgar NICHOLS Sarah SCHULTZ
Sent: 3/17/2013 8:40:02 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
your site: http://www.joycetice.com/marriage/1885bradmarr11.htm
Edgar Nichols age 41
Sarah Shultz age 24
Residence of Groom Union, Wis.
Residence of Bride New Albany, Pa
Parents of Groom James & Angeline Nichols
Parents of Bride Maggie Shultz
6/30/1886 1 192
Edgar E. NICHOLS was born 23 February 1845 in Medina Co., Ohio; his father James Nichols about 1822 in NY and his mother nee Angelina REECE (dau. John REES and Rachel) on 26 August 1826 in Pennsylvania. His first marriage was to Rachel A. CLARK on 1 January 1866 in Pepin Co., WI. They divorced circa 1880; she remarried in 1882 to Alfred Lampman. His second marriage above is the first clue I have found to the possible geographical location of the families prior to moving to Ohio. If anybody has suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them.
Virginia Easley DeMarce
Subj: John TERRY-d 1870-72 Bradford County
Sent: 3/16/2013 3:49:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Looking for any information on a John TERRY, who was a miner in the Barclay area between 1869 and 1872.
He migrated in 1869 from Nova Scotia, and is found in the 1870 US Census. His wife, Jessie, remarried in Dec,1872 to a Thomas Davison.
Would appreciate any information on his death--cause, date,etc . Also information on his burial--which cemetery.
Bradford County, WILSON Family
Sent: 3/14/2013 2:33:47 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
I am trying to find the parents of my Great Grandmother, Nellie Jane WILSON b. July 1887 in Bradford County.
Siblings: George WILSON b. abt. 1867 Gertrude M WILSON B. March 1891 in Bradford County, d. November 1974 in Sayre, Bradford County.
Nellie Jane WILSON married John A Dill December 14, 1904
Gertrude M WILSON married Robert Grant
The information I have is that Nellie Jane WILSON and John A Dill lived in Jay, Elk County, and also Elmira, Chemung, NY.
I appreciate any help in finding this information.
Newnan, Georgia 30263
Sent: 3/10/2013 4:44:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Query request for Bradford County, PA web site.
Slight tweak Searching for records about GILBERT P. WESTFALL in SPRINGFIELD, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA. from 1830-1860. Located him there in 1840 and 1850 Federal Census; and possibly earlier in Danby, Tompkins County, NY in 1830 Federal Census. Wife Catherine (Walker). GILBERT P. WESTFALL baptized in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co. NY in 1776 (son of Peter); and married to Catherine before 1800. Lived in Columbia and Rensselaer Counties NY in 1800-182X window. In particular am looking for deeds, wills, probates, surrogacy records that might name Nancy (WESTFALL) SHARP-LEWIS-FINCH (born 1798) as his daughter. Possible that Gilbert Sr. was caring for a minor grandson named Gilbert in Springfield PA in the 1830's. Willing to hire a local researcher at a reasonable hourly rate.
Mike Clark. Mikeandmaeclark@aol.com
Subj: Bradford Caulin Chester BRENCHLEY
Sent: 3/7/2013 8:33:28 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Chester BRENCHLEY was a Private in the 50 New York Engineers. He died on February 25, 1874. His Military/Government Headstone was shipped (Near) Caulin, Pennsylvania, Bradford County,PA. We are helping with a national project to determine where he and other Civil War veterans who received military stones are buried when that information was not included in the index.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Linda Linn
Subj: Ingerick family
Sent: 3/6/2013 11:56:34 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
dates on Genette at all. The other other thing I know about her, is that she was 100% native american princess (not too sure which tribe). Could you possibly point me in the right direction to find out who
Sent: 2/18/2013 12:55:07 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Tioga GRAY
Peter Gray born 1812-1814 Chemung New York. Looking for birth parents, siblings. He married Sabrina Parsons 1835 New York.
Sent: 2/17/2013 3:18:22 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Hi, I am trying to trace William POSKITT, the brother of my g.g.grandfather. He was a miner in Whitwood, Yorkshire, England and is presumed to have emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1869/1870, though I have no direct evidence of this. The circumstancial evidence is that one of his children died in Whitwood in 1869 and his wife Emma, and remaining child Phyllis Ann turn up in Fall Brook in the 1870 Census (Aug 24). Emma is now Emma PATTEN and Phyllis Ann is Philason PATTEN, and they are in the company of a James PATTEN (also a miner). I definitely know it is them because of later confirming evidence.
I wonder if anyone can help me with the following queries.
1) I presume William was recruited as a miner. Which company was recruiting in Yorkshire at this time? How did they recruit (newspaper ads)? What was the route to Fall Brook via, which port? I am very interested in the whole recruitment process and wonder if there are recruitment records.
2) I presume William made it to Fall Brook and died there, otherwise his wife and child would not be there. Is there a list of deaths, mine accidents, cemetery listing etc which might bring him to light.
3) Given the short period between travelling to Pennsylvania and Emma taking up with James PATTEN, are there marriage registers which show that they actually married?
4) James, and Emma also seem to appear in the 1870 census in Mahanoy Township, Schulykill. We thought at first this meant we had made a mistake because they cannot be in two places at the same time. However, it turns out that the census for Mahanoy was not taken until January 1871. I there a reason why miners would want to leave Fall Brook and move to Schulykill in late 1870?
POSKITT is a somewhat uncommon name and can appear as POSKIT, POSKETT, POSKET, PASKITT, even BOSKITT, and variations PATTEN of course can be PATTON too. Hoping you can give me some more information or hints where to look further.
you in advance Best regards, Geoff Poskitt
Sent: 2/13/2013 2:02:02 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Rachel Elizabeth JONES
Hello, I was grateful to find your site. My Gr Gr Grandmother JONES, Rachel Elizabeth has a couple of different places of birth occurring on her death certificate and her daughter's death certificate (Wales) and on a census (Pittsburgh PA. area.) I would like additional information. Here is the child's information and her parents.