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(Updated 1/10/2014

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Sent: 12/30/2013 6:33:53 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Re: The Fellows Family

My name is Charlene Gollmar Cotton. I live in Florida and the Fellows research is very important to my genealogy search. Thank you for your consideration. On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 6:31 PM, Charlene Cotton wrote: I am searching for the family history of my ggggrandmother Charlotte, unknown maiden name, but born in Wales in about 1825 and in Tioga county she married Elijah J. FELLOWS date unknown. Elijah was born in Delmar, Tioga County, Pa born in about 1827, died in Delmar, 15 Dec 1854. His father was Asahel Fellows (1803 – 1889) and Elvira Matilda Fuller (1810 – 1893), both of Delmar. They had three children, John Elijah (1855-1912), David Fellows (1852 - ) and William B. Fellows (1850 -m ); all born in Tioga county. I am trying to find a birth name for charlotte and any other information on her. When elijah died, she married David D. Williams.

Sent: 12/24/2013 7:35:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Chemung County NY, Elmira / Joseph H. SMITH

I am seeking assistance with more information related to the family of Joseph H. SMITH who is said to have been born to Phoebe/Pheba STRINGER and William SMITH, 12 July 1823 at Elmira. I have a suggested birth date of 1778 for William and 1797 for Phoebe. Joseph ultimately settled in Solon Township (Cedar Springs) MI after a few years in Allen County IN. May have siblings Peter, Phinneas and more.

William’s father is of paramount importance to me, as I am trying to identify the family members of our ancestor Edward SMITH (born abt 1756). Our Edward was a Revolutionary War veteran formerly of Baltimore County MD, and later appears on the 1800/1810/1820 federal census in Gorham NY. Edward’s location is unknown to us for the period after the war until 1800, and again from 1821 through at least 1833, when he stopped collecting his pension.

Tim Marvin

Sent: 12/5/2013 12:19:22 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Chemung County

I am looking for a marriage record of Louis WETZEL and Maria Ann HORNSTEIN sometime between 1851 - 1854. They arrived in New York city in Jun 1851 on the William Tell ship from Germany. Also, birth certificate of their daughter, Catherine (Caroline) WETZEL 04 Dec 1854 in Elmira, New York.

Thank you. Phyllis Hunt

Sent: 11/14/2013 5:42:33 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Query for Tioga County

Hugh BOYD Hamilton Township (or Morris Run), Tioga County came from Scotland, married Grace Lytle Looking for time of residence in Tioga, place and date of death.

Jill Morrow

Sent: 10/20/2013 11:59:50 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Bradford County Columbia Cross Roads

I am searching for the grave of Jacob Sends WINTERMUTE (b. 14 Jun 1797, d. 25 Jun 1860). According to the Windemuth Family Heritage, 1996, vol. 2 p. 669, he was buried at Columbia Cross Roads. He is listed in the 1860 US Census as residing in Columbia Township with a Post Office designation of Sylvania. I have not found any information about him on the Tri-Counties web site.

Thank you, Bill Orn

Sent: 10/5/2013 7:50:10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Bradford-Leroy Cemetery-BAILEY

I am looking for the burial site of Manning BAILEY (1831-1901) in the Leroy Cemetery. I found him listed as being buried in this cemetery and I found that he is in Section B, Lot 56, Grave #4. I have been to this cemetery and searched but cannot make any sense of how it is laid out. I found his parents (Samuel and Adaline Bailey), but no Manning. Can anyone tell me who to contact for more info about this cemetery or where to get a map of how the sections are arranged?

Judy Bailey
Horseheads, NY

Sent: 10/2/2013 9:34:19 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Southport

Hi Joyce, Before I ask my question I want to tell you that this website TriCounty Genealogy & History is a fantastic site. I have been doing research on my 5great-grandfather George Bloom. This site is helping me to sort out my George from a couple of other George’s that also lived in PA. Now my question. From your website I have found George Bloom in a . . . U.S. Direct Tax List 1798 1804 Tax List for Burlington Township. And the item below . . . A listing from the chemland.html page, showing the transfer of title from Daniel DeWitt to George Bloom. 105 25 Oct 1788 Daniel De Witt 188 Southport Seeley Creek Valley 24 Nov 1790 Assignment of the above to George Bloom 24 Jan 1791 Power of Attorney from Daniel De Witt to George Bloom to take up patent of land

I would like to obtain a County map that shows the land owners names for all of their properties. I know that George Bloom eventually accumulated 300 acres of land, but I get confused because he seems he lived in Chemung, Burlington, sometimes at the same time. I imagine this is caused by county lines as not being stable. I have run into this here in Illinois as I continue to do research on his line here.

Would you direct me to the proper place to make this request? I will need to do this by phone or a written letter since I am in Illinois. Thank you for all of the work that you have done on this site. You are helping many of us as we fill in the blanks in our family tree.

Sincerely, Suzanne

Sent: 9/26/2013 12:40:39 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Clark family

Hello I am trying to find information on Augustus T CLARK born in Tioga county September of 1855. I do not know his parents names but he is my Greatgrandfather.

Thank you for you help
Jayne Bowler Morgan

Sent: 9/18/2013 12:45:49 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Bradford County

I am trying to locate any information regarding Edith SLADE Rathbun. I cannot find her fathers name nor her mothers…. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Jill RATHBUN Williams

Sent: 9/14/2013 10:47:26 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Paul Jerome O'Neill

Paul Jerome O'Neill b Oct. 1910 d Nov. 29, 1932 in Corning NY Had a business named O’Neill’s Trucking in Corning 1950. Buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Corning. His wife was Elizabeth Jerome O’Neill. She was born Feb. 2, 1934 and d. Sept. 4, 2000 Their only child is Kathleen Marie Roberts.

I am just starting to find info for my friend.
Thank you, Marsha Brown
Pine City, NY

Sent: 9/13/2013 3:00:36 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Tioga County, Pa.

Hi---looking for family of HENRY (HARRY) CAMPBELL born before 1800—wife Peggy Willcox—lived in TIOGA COUNTY , Richmond Twp. in 1827 when his father David CAMPBELL of Burlington deeded land to him in Burlington Twp in Bradford Co. Sold his land in Burlington Twp. 1841---can’t find him. Only child known to me is David E. CAMPBELL (David 3) born 1812. There are several other sons—couple dau also listed 1840 census Burlington Twp. Who are they? Where did they settle?

Phyllis Shipman

Sent: 9/5/2013 9:58:56 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Tioga, Mansfield

Looking for information on my great-grandmother Leanie (Lena Blanche) HORTON (1883-1975) and her Sister Bessie HORTON (1886-1978). I believe her mother was Anna Celia IDE (later BROWN then WILCOX, 1857-1944). I believe her father was Melvin Ricahrd HORTON (1842-1898).

I have nothing putting Anna and Melvin together, except a clipping of Melvin's death, giving the 2 girls' custody to Atty. Herbert Lovell and Elmira court papers from the same year (May 28,1898) giving Herbert Lovell custody and signed by Anna WILCOX. Also, Anna is a servant for Irene HORTON (Melvin's mother) in the 1880 census.

I also found on this wonderful site the will of George F. SMITH in which he leaves the farm of Melvin HORTON to someone. I'm curious if this is the same Melvin HORTON, and how Mr. SMITH would come to own this property.

I know that in the 1900 census, Bessie was back living with Anna Wilcox in Southport, and Lena was at the Gleason Sanitarium on Watercure Hill in Elmira. So I don't know for sure that Anna was their mother or that Melvin was their father.

And I know nothing of how or where they may have grown up. My grandmother was actually adopted by Lena HORTON, but is thought to be Bessie's actual daughter.

Thanks so much, Tom Allen

Sent: 9/4/2013 3:58:58 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: John Kennedy/Effie Smith

I am searching for information about my 3rd ggrandparents, Effie SMITH and John KENNEDY. They had: Almira 1854, Jolina Anne (1856-1910), Susan (1859-1939), John Jr (1864-1890), Irena 1867, Jacob Thomas 1870, and Belle 1872.

I would especially like to find their parents names, their birth and death dates, and the cemetery where they are now resting.

Effie SMITH, according to family tradition, was related in some way to the Smiths of Smithhome Farms in Big Flats, NY. During a bad flood in Big Flats, the KENNEDY (CANEDY, CANADY, CANADA) family went to the home of relatives in PA. 1850 Southport NY Census lists a Johns Kennedy, 18, b. 1832. 1860 Big Flats Census lists them as John (b. 1832 or 1823) and Ellen (b. 1834) CANADA. "Elmira" Canada is 6., Glina 4,and Susan 1. 1870 Elmira Ward 6, NY census lists them as John (b about 1828) and Effie (b. 1837) KENNEDY with Almira 16, Jolina 14, Susan 11, John 5, and Irene 3. John's occupation is listed as a butcher. 1880 census Big Flats, NY lists John KENNEDY (b.abt 1831) and Effie (b.about 1831) John Jr. 16, Irena 13, Jacob 10, and Belle 8.

All were born in NY and all their parents were born in NY. Can't locate John and Effie Kennedy in 1900 census. A family member mentioned that some elderly member of this family (who was blind) was killed on the RR tracks in the Big Flats. area. But, I can not verify it.

Thank you for any input or suggestions you might have.
Linda Turner=

Sent: 8/27/2013 8:22:04 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Chemung County

Hi Joyce!

I am researching my husband's family which is Deaton. I am in search for W.T. Deaton also known as William Thomas Deaton. His information is date of birth: May 25, 1843 date of death: Nov. 26, 1906 I realize that he didn't die their at Civil War Prison Camp, Elmira, Chemung County, New York but saw on the family tree where he was captured & transferred to this prison camp on August 16, 1864. We were curious what happened to him there. Was he released, paroled, escaped, etc.

Thank you so much for your time! If you need anything else let me know.

Julie Hutson Deaton

Sent: 8/24/2013 11:43:53 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: BARBER Family - Troy, Bradford Co., PA

I have been researching the BARBER family who, in around 1800, settled in what now is the Troy, Bradford Co., PA. In the 1800 Federal Census, in Wysox, Luzene, PA, there is listed a John BARBER, Reuben BARBER and Thomas BARBER. In the 1810 Federal Census, there is listed a John BARBER and Thomas BARBER in Burlington, Lycoming, PA. Reuben BARBER appears to have moved to Catherine, Tioga, NY. In the 1820 Federal Census, in Springfield, Bradford, PA there is listed a John BARBER, Joseph BARBER and Thomas BARBER. Reuben BARBER remains in Catherine, Tioga, NY. In the 1830 Federal Census, in Troy, Bradford, PA, there is listed a John BARBER and a Joseph BARBER. Reuben BARBER is listed in Catlin, Tioga, NY.

Joseph BARBER is my 4th great grandfather. He was born in Connecticut around 1779. I have read on that the BARBERS who migrated to the Troy, PA area were probably related. My question is: Has anyone been able to determine how John BARBER, Reuben BARBER, Thomas BARBER and Joseph BARBER were related? I do not know who was Joseph BARBER's father or if he had siblings. I am thinking that the other BARBERS could have been Joseph BARBER's father or brothers.

I have been able to trace Joseph BARBER and his son David Dean BARBER to Columbia, Bradford, PA in the 1840 Federal Census and to Painted Post, Steuben, NY in the 1850 Federal Census. Joseph BARBER's widow, Ann, is living in Corning, Steuben, NY with her son David Dean BARBER in 1855 NYS Census.

If anyone has been able to figure out how these BARBERS are related, could you please share it with me along with any resources you used to determine the relationship? Please feel free to contact me with any questions. My whole hearted thanks to anyone who can help me.

Debbie Archambeau

Sent: 8/20/2013 5:07:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: HARDING in Chumung

Benjamin HARDING son of Israel HARDING and Rachel Hadsell was born about 1779 at Breesport, Town of Horseheads. He may be the Benjamin HARDING found in the 1810 census of Nunda, Allegany County. Does anybody have information on this man and his family?

Best regards
Harry A. Tatro

Sent: 8/19/2013 1:06:49 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Chemung (Veteran) JOHN NASH

Do you have any information on JOHN NASH, born March 1855 in Veteran, NY and died in 1916?

Thanks, Lauren Nash

Sent: 8/17/2013 7:02:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Chemung County Patterson

I am looking for the burial site of Nicholas Patterson, born about 1810 and died in about 1849. He was married to an Amy Snyder, Amy may have married again but I do not to whom. Their children may have included a son named Varnum Patterson, born about 1831(?) and I have found no date of death for him and have found no place of burial for him either, but would like to know also. Varnum did have a son named Henry Varnum Patterson, Henry is buried at Hiltop Cemetery, West Burlington, Pa.

Thank you for any information.
Anthony Patterson

Sent: 8/17/2013 5:41:07 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Tioga: CROWELLS of Wellsboro

I am looking for information of the family of James Crowell, lamplighter, listed in the 1880 census. Wife Emma and daughter Florence. Florence was my great-grandmother. How long were they in Wellsboro and when did they leave, where did they go? My great ended up in Philadelphia by 1915.

Kim Flood

Sent: 8/8/2013 7:06:01 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: John VAN DYKE

Would you have the name of the parents and brothers of John VAN DYKE of Bradford County, PA – born in 1752, died in 1835, and married to Martha Moore? Would he have a brother William VAN DYKE who moved to Westmoreland County, PA? Anyone doing research or having knowledge of this family, please let me know.

Phyllis Miller

Sent: 7/24/2013 3:10:04 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Bradford

Does anyone know of a stone house in Standing Stone that was built by Jacob GROOVER (wife, Matilda) approximately 1865? I have a photo of it that was taken in 1985 with no indication of where it is except that it existed on the Lundy farm that was formerly called the Tracy farm.

Rosanne Norris

Sent: 7/15/2013 12:31:04 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

We are trying to find a marriage record on CHANDLER WARD AND CLARISSA WHIPPLE. Also any other records that might pertain to Chandler's parents that would be suitable for documentation records.

Pat Horton

Sent: 6/21/2013 12:29:16 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Tioga - Blossburg/Morris Run

I am looking for information about John SHAW and his wife Sarah FLETCHER Shaw. Both were born in Scotland in approximately 1795. I believe they were brought to the Blossburg area sometime around 1852 by their adult son at the request of their daughter who had previously settled in the Blossburg/Morris Run area. Their daughter's name was Barbara SHAW Logan, born in Scotland, died in Blossburg March 23, 1895. Her grave is in Arbon Cemetery outside Blossburg. Their son's name was also John SHAW, born in Scotland 1829, died 1889, and also buried at the Arbon Cemetery outside Blossburg.

Thank you in advance for any information you may have and for any of your valuable time spent investigating.....
Chad E. McKinney, O.D.

Sent: 6/10/2013 7:18:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time

If anyone has information with regard to David SHERIDAN, father of Robert E., James and Richard, of I believe, Bradford County in 1844 or 1845 it would be greatly appreciated. I do have a couple of old pictures I am soon to send to Joyce.

Thank You So Much
David J Sheridan=

Sent: 5/29/2013 6:13:50 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

Searching for references to Charles Napoleon LaValley and/or Lillian Stuart/Stewart/O'Hara LaValley and son Will born Elmira 1895. Looking for first husband O'Hara and any/all records pertaining to Lillian's geneology. Reference possible to a fatal fire in 1919.

Many thanks,
AM -- Ann Morgan
Starting Gate Press, LLC

Sent: 5/7/2013 7:08:55 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Tioga County, Morris, PA region

I have a mystery concerning the burial place of my father's mother and sister. My father, Otto Frederick GUTKNECHT, once told me that he was born in Westfield, the family moved to Galeton, then back to Westfield. To the best of his recollection, these were the only places he lived as a child. In fact, his father Jacob, brother Emil, and one sister Edith are all buried in Westfield. However, I recently found the graves of his mother Elizabeth and other sister Emma in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Morris.

I am curious as to what the connection was between his family and Morris that would explain why they were buried there. I never even heard my father mention Morris. If anyone has any documentation or anecdotal evidence linking this family to Morris I would very much like to know about it. My father's father Jacob was a tannery worker if that provides a clue. Thanks so much in advance for any help in this matter.

Robert F. Gutknecht

Sent: 5/1/2013 8:21:29 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Query to post

Would like to find a listing of the children of Theodore WILDER and his wife Elizabeth. He is listed as a Doctor in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census for Springfield, Bradford County, PA. Both Theodore and Elizabeth show as being born in New York in 1805. A Gilbert WESTFALL born in 1776 in New York and a Catherine WESTFALL born in 1775 in New York are also included in the household. It is possible that Elizabeth's maiden name was WESTFALL; and that these are her parents. There is a Carolyn EATON age 24 also listed in this household who might be a daughter of this couple.

Mike Clark.

Sent: 4/29/2013 12:10:58 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: WHITE Olive

Looking for Olive WHITE, born abt 1837 in North Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. Married to Orville Carlton Horton Birth 19 Jun 1835 in Liberty Corners, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania Death 19 Mar 1912 in Blackwell, Kay, Oklahoma, United States. I am looking for her parents.

Thank you. Regina D. Wagner
CEO Diversified Reporting Services, Inc.
(202) 467-9201 – Telephone

Sent: 4/24/2013 2:31:57 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

I am a descendant of James D. Hill and his wife, Lucy. They were residents of Jackson, Susquehanna, PA and moved to Canton, Bradford, PA. I am trying to find 4 things about them:

  1. Lucy’s maiden name (I believe it is Hollis)
  2. James’ date of death and where
  3. Lucy’s date of death and where
  4. Their burial site
James D. Hill was a deacon at the Canton Baptist church in 1879 at went to help start a church in Ward Township, Tioga, PA. I am assuming that he died in Ward Township after that date. In my aunt’s notes she gave the date as 26 Mar 1887. Lucy d. 09 Mar 1872 in Ward Township, Tioga, PA. The Baptist Association of Canton printed a notice in their publication that she died.

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).

Bob Thurman
Wilmore, KY

Date: 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.

Thank you.
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
Subj: Tioga

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 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

Subj: 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?

Many Thanks,
Eddie Kelso
Antrim, Northern Ireland

Sent: 3/20/2013 5:00:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

Dear 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

Kind regards
South Australia

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

Sent: 3/17/2013 8:40:02 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

On your site:
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.

Thank you,
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.

Jim Terry

Subj: 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.

Thank You
Mary Clary
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.

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

Tami Buchholz

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.

Tami Buchholz

Sent: 2/17/2013 3:18:22 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Tioga

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.

Thank 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.

If you have the above person with different parents, would I be able to have their information? Since it has been so hard to get a birth registration for this person I wonder if she could be the daughter of a relative living with Mary and Reese.

I hope I gave this to you correctly since there were a lot of instructions from page to page. Thank you so much for your help and support.

Sincerely, Sharon Farmer
P.S. Love the history page of the church. It's really wonderful!

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Sent: 2/10/2013 7:49:33 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Tioga Co. -Query ABERNATHY/ABERNETHY/LIPSEY in Tioga Co., PA

Looking for info on George LIPSEY 1850- and Elizabeth ABERNATHY 1852- and other LIPSEY’s and ABERNATHY’s in Tioga County, PA especially near Morris Run in the 1870’s. Children were Thomas 1872, John 1874, Margaret 1877, Elizabeth 1880, Georgina 1883. Thomas probably was born in Morris Run. I believe they came from Scotland about 1872 and were in Clearfield Co., PA by 1880. The may have been members of the Methodist Church. Does anyone know if the Primitive Methodist Church records still exist and how I can search them or get someone to search them for me?

Peace, James R. Davis, 6708 Austin Way, Sacramento, CA 95823. 2/10/13.

Sent: 1/1/2013 10:24:22 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: surnames

Hello My name is Melissa Martinez. I am writing for information regarding my grandmothers family. I have little information other than old photos and writings on the back from my grandmother’s sister about “back home” My grandmother and I lived in elmira Ny when I was a very little girl. I recall her saying she wanted me to see where she was from. I also remember her mentioning Camptown PA as where she may have grown up.

She had a difficult childhood and was sent away as a little girl to live with her mothers parents who she said were of Indian descent(cherokee) My grandmothers maiden name was Parks. Her mother’s first name was Lena and I believe her father wS MILTON or something close to this. she had a number of brothers and 1 sister Janice for who I believe still may live in the area.

I live in virginia beach and have for the last 20yrs. my grandmother and mother have passed away and I really do not have a lot of family left so it would be interesting to find relatives and also I adored my grandmother and would love to learn more about her, My grandmother was cora Eleanor Parks born 9/22/21.

any info on this family would be much appreciated.
melissa martinez

Sent: 1/28/2013 11:31:16 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Chemung County - Big Flats & Horseheads

Hi Joyce - I am researching the SUTTON family that resided in Horseheads during the 1800s and early 1900s. I am trying to locate a marriage certificate for Michale Henry Sutton (dob about Aug 1843 in Ireland) and Fanny Jane Clark (dob about Aug 1842 in New York) who married in 1865 in either Big Flats or Horseheads. I am trying to find information on whether the marriage certificate may be on file in a particular county archive and if so how I would obtain a copy of the record.

Thank you, Sean Dorfman

Sent: 1/30/2013 2:02:19 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

Looking for the given name of Isola CAMPBELL’s first husband, surname GAHAN? by whom she had two children: Agnes and Leonard. She then obtained a marriage license in 1889 to Birt LORD/LLOYD in Morris, Tioga, PA. Mr. GAHAN it is believed died in 1887. Also interested in the origin of Birt LORD / LLOYD’s family. He had a son Myron (Martin in some places), a son Harry, and a daughter Alvina. Am interested to know if he is of the LORD family from Morris, Tioga, Pennsylvania. He is very elusive.

Kay Brownell Reed
Librarian & Genealogist Potter Co. Historical Society

Sent: 2/8/2013 1:14:20 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Chemung County Query

I am researching Daniel PATCHIN born 8 July 1814 in New York, and died 29 July 1890 in Iowa. He is buried at Danbury, Liston Tsp. Woodbury, Co., Iowa. He was married to Ann BENJAMIN. They had twelve children and moved to Iowa in the late 1860s, from the VanEtton area of Chemung Co. Prior to their living in Chemung Co., they lived in the Danby area of Tompkins Co., New York. I have not been able to connect Daniel PATCHIN to his parents or any siblings.

Thank you to anyone reading this post. And a special thank you to those who will keep an eye open for this person.

Gloria Patchin