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Bradford County (PA) Queries Janaury 2004 - March 2004.
New Queries may be submitted to with Bradford County in the SUBJECT Line - Please - Also you must sign your first and last names. Otherwise I will issue an apology on your behalf. Failure to sign a name is not always intended as rudeness but is interpreted as such, and many people are reluctant to write back to a person who has not given a name

(Updated 04/18/04)

Subj: Moses Benjamin
Date: 03/31/2004 10:44:39 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Joe MIller)

Hello my name is Joe and i am trying to find moses's father i was told his father was Jonathan but in 1850 census in Durell Twp. Bradford Co. he was with Sean Benjamin and Phebe Benjamin is this an Uncle or is this his father help me if you can

Thank You

Subj: Bradford County
Date: 03/30/2004 4:40:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Joan Somers)

Jeremiah HAPEMAN (son of Petrus HAPEMAN & Margaretha NIVER) b. 20 Jul 1806, Gallatin, Columbia Co., N.Y., d. 20 Dec 1883 in Ridgebury, Bradford Co., Pa. Buried Bentley Creek Cem. Married 1st Elizabeth WEMPLE b. 12 Aug 1809, d. C1852 (daughter of John WEMPLE & Mary MILLER of Montgomery Co.). Children: Margaret, Ann E., Benjamin, Eliza J., Nelson, & Elizabeth. After 1st wife Elizabeth died, Jeremiah married Amelia RICKEY b. Abt 1835, (possibly the daughter of Israel RICKEY & Lydia GILBERT). Children: Peter James, Edward, Amanda, William, Andrew Jackson, George, & Libbey. When did Elizabeth die & where is she buried? When did Amelia die & where is she buried? Since Amelia was considerably younger than Jeremiah, did she marry again? Any new information would be appreciated. Will correspond with anyone researching allied lines. This is an update & correction from 1997 query.

Thank you in advance.
Joan Hapeman Somers Email:

Subj: PATTERSON Bradford Co
Date: 03/30/2004 9:56:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

Looking for the Father and Mother of Sydney Patterson who married Lydia Newbury in 1902,

Joseph Matson Butler, Pa.

Subj: Re: HATCH & PROCTOR, Bradford County
Date: 03/30/2004 3:01:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

I am seeking information about Shirley HATCH, born around 1948, probably in Sullivan County, lived on Bendt Hill Rd., New Albany, Bradford County during the 1970's.

Shirley HATCH left the area and may no longer be living. Shirley may be the daughter of Walter HATCH, born Estella, Sullivan County, in 1913, died 1980, who was married to Nina MOON BARNES.

Shirley HATCH had a grandmother who lived in Dushore, Sullivan County during the 1970's.

Shirley HATCH attended SRU, possibly during the 1960's.

I am also seeking information about Vincent Lee PROCTOR, born in North Carolina in 1952, died in 1992 in a trailer fire in New Albany, Bendt Hill Rd. PROCTOR attended Wyalusing Schools, is buried at or near Hatch Hill Cemetery.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you, Kathy Myron

Subj: Bradford Co SMITH/MOORE-Potterville/Orwell Twp
Date: 03/29/2004 2:27:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

Searching for parents of Mina A. SMITH born 1859, died 1931. Married Charles F. Moore (born 1853) on 1 Jan 1879 at Barton, Tioga Co NY. They lived at Potterville and has 3 children: William J. Moore (b 1880), Amy Clarinda Moore (b1881), and Emery C. Moore (b 1888). Mina SMITH remarried sometime after 1900 to William Allis.

Sharon White

Subj: Bradford Co
Date: 03/29/2004 2:14:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

Re: Nancy J. GUNN Hicks, Liberty Corners/Monroe/Burlington area
Searching for parents of Nancy J. Gunn, born abt 1834, married Mahlon M. Hicks abt 1851, and died abt 1873-75. Mahlon Hicks was born Liberty Corners and appears with parents, Samuel & Anne, Monroe Twp.1850 census. Nancy & Mahlon in Burlington census 1860 with 4 children. 10 Known children of Nancy & Mahlon are: John, David, Anna, William, Margaret, Addison, Elijah/Elizah, Harriett, Jennie & James.

Sharon White

Subj: Bradford - Larry J MAY
Date: 03/27/2004 11:41:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

I'm trying to find out any information about Larry J. MAY. I've been trying to contact him but found out he died on May 29th, 1998. We were married for a short time and have two children. Please post in Bradford County. He is from Towanda, PA.

Thank you. Arlene Augustyn May

Subj: Marguerite Kinsley
Date: 03/26/2004 10:47:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

We have several prints and drawings by a woman named Marguerite Kinsley who we believe may have lived in the Tri-county area. The majority of her prints are dog or animal related. They date back to the 1920's. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, Jessica Anthony Personal Assistant to Ian A. McCurdy

Subj: Bradford County
Date: 03/25/2004 11:50:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Charlotte Sheldon)

EVERETT,Bert D. Full name is Albert Delos EVERETT.Born in the City of Oswego,Oswego Co.NY21.Sep.1873 and died in Sayre,Bradford Co.PA.on 02.Jan.1924.Married his second wife Grace [MYERS] on 27.Nov.1901 in Waverly,Tioga Co.NY. and are first found on Sayre Census in 1920 Both are buried in the Tioga Point Cemetery. There was a daughter Hazel May EVERETT born about 1902 or 1903. Her p.o.b. is not lnown but she went to Sayre area schools, then Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, became a teacher in NYS ,married and had 2 children. Bert worked for the R.R. as a brakeman or perhaps a conductor.I would like to find information about his employment. I am a granddaughter from Bert's first marriage in Cortland,Cortland Co.NY to Florence Viola[ROOD].I have more on this family and am willing to share.


Subj: Sydney PATTERSON, Springfield Twp. Bradford
Date: 03/24/2004 4:59:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: JosephMatson
To: TriCountie

Trying to find out who his parents were. Sydney was married to Lydia Newbury in 1902. Sydney was born in 1880.

Joseph Matson Butler, pa.

Subj: Cortez H and Bishop W JENNINGS of Bradford Co.
Date: 03/22/2004 1:03:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Keith Allen II)

I am researching the Jennings brothers. They have ties to Jennings MD, Jenningsville in Wyoming County, and Jenningston WV. I did a web page for Tucker County, West Virginia which can be found at This will give you a brief history of the of the brother. Cortez spent the last 15 years of his life in Towanda and his son Paul Bishop lived in Towanda. They were very successful in both Lopez, PA and Jenningston, WV. I am looking for any information or descendants. Thank you for any help.

Keith Allen

Subj: Mina A. SMITH-Moore-Allis/Orwell Twp, Bradford Co, PA
Date: 03/22/2004 12:49:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Miteywhiteys
To: TriCountie

Searching for parents of Mina A. Smith, married first Charles F. Moore 1 Jan 1879 at Barton, Tioga Co, NY; married 2nd William Allis of Orwell Twp, Bradford Co, PA sometime after 1900. Mina was born 1859 in NY and died 1931 at North Orwell. Children of Charles F. Moore and Mina A. Smith Moore born in Potterville: William J. Moore born 1880; Amy Clarinda Moore born 1881; and Emery C. Moore born 1888.

Sharon White, Joe Miller

Subj: lewis foster
Date: 03/21/2004 2:18:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Marsha DeGroot)

I would like information on Lewis Foster born in Troy,Pa

Subj: Help
Date: 03/19/2004 11:34:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Rexford M. Ennis)

First let me say I thank you for a great site. I am researching a William Manning b. about 1830 possibly Bradford area. He was married to a Rebecca. We do not have her last name. They had a daughter named Ellen b. about 1850. Who married a Patrick Egan Gavin.

We hope to connect William to a Revolutionary War Manning for DAR purposes. If you can nor or do not do this research please recommend someone to take it on.

Thank you so much.
Rexford M. Ennis

Subj: Wilawana cemetery
Date: 03/17/2004 10:46:28 PM Eastern Standard Time

Dear Joyce,
First, I want to thank you for the web site, it is so obvious that a lot of work has been put into developing and maintaining it, and people, such as I, really appreciate it.

I am in Great Falls, Montana. I am doing some research on the cemetery where my Mother is buried. She died Dec. 30, 1956 and is buried in what was referred to at that time, by my family, as the Wilawana cemetery. It is in NYS, right on the Penn. border. It is near what today is highway 17, exit 59A, just West of Waverly, as best I can tell from the maps that I can pull up on the internet and from what I can recall from being there several years ago. I have copied the map off the internet and have drawn in where I feel the cemetery is.

I see that there are several contact names on your web site. Can you suggest the name of one that I might be able to get some help with this matter? To be honest, my ultimate goal is to get some help in cleaning up this cemetery. I would guess that there are approximately 40 graves there and I have no doubt but that my Mother was the last to be buried there. I was there last maybe 15 years ago and the place was a wreck. I would not be surprised if no one has even been there since. I spent some time cutting the weeds, etc. but that effort is far into the shadows.

In advance of any very appreciated help, I Thank You so very much.

Subj: William HARDY family, LeRoy Twp., Bradford Co. PA 1860-1930
Date: 03/17/2004 11:37:20 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Deborah Horzen)

Seeking further info on William HARDY and descendants, who farmed in LeRoy Twp., Bradford Co. PA. William (b. abt. 1832 Otsego Co. NY) m. Mary N. --?-- (b. abt. 1828 PA) prob. in Bradford Co. PA or Broome Co. NY. They settled in LeRoy Twp. prior to 1860 and had the following children: Franklin (b. Apr 1855, no further info), Rose (b. Feb 1958, m. William SHOEMAKER c. 1874), Loella (b. c. 1860, m. Emmett BAILEY abt. 1880, farmed Bradford Co.), Allen (b. abt. 1885, m. Gertrude --?--, farmed Sullivan Co.), Thomas B. (b. Mar 1868, m. Mattie M. --?-- c. 1891, farmed Bradford Co.). William HARDY enlisted 11 Jun 1861 in the 41st PA Infantry Co. C. He died in Bradford Co. PA 1870-1880. His wife, Mary N., lived in LeRoy Twp. near son Thomas, and died 1910-1920.

I would love to learn more about this family, and in return I can fill you in on William’s parents and siblings! Thanks in advance, Deborah Horzen

Subj: Mrs. Ralph Martin
Date: 03/16/2004 4:26:35 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Carol shedden)

Hi, We recently purchased a house in New Albany. We found a suitcase of pictures out in one of the sheds for the family of Mrs. Ralph Martin. Is there any one that would be interested in these pictures. most of them are in good condition. Please contact me at and we can make arrangements for you to come see them.

Thank you Carol Shedden

Subj: Bradford County
Date: 03/14/2004 10:52:32 PM Eastern Standard Time
To: TriCountie

I am looking for information on Lucy Vanderpool approx.1913-1984, Clifford Vanderpool approx.1912-1942, and any of their children other than Virgil as I am Virgil's daughter. I believe some of the kids names were Merilla, Dorothy, Virginia, and Richard. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Stacy A. Vanderpool

Subj: Bradford
Date: 03/13/2004 12:20:46 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Louisa Crebar)

I am inquiring about the surname of DECKER... my grandfather was Henry E died in the 70's. he was married several times.. Glayds Emma Camp, and Mary Johnson Decker who is still alive. Have talked to her, she doesn't seem to know much about the family. Henry's parents were Judd Decker and Carolyn Drake. That's about all I've been able to find.. Thanks...

Louisa Decker Crebar

Subj: Bradford County
Date: 03/12/2004 10:22:29 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (rteich)
CC: (Rolland H Teichert)

Athens in Bradford county was the last any one knew of them.This was my great aunt she was married to George W Payne They had two Children. Willet C And Clarence H Payne .We would like to find where they are buried.

Thank You Lorraine Teichert

Subj: Bradford
Date: 03/11/2004 6:57:50 PM Eastern Standard Time

1.a. HAXTON, Nicholas P., Born 8 Jun 1843, possibly Canton
  b. HAXTON, Samantha Reed, Born Abt 1847, possibly Reeds Station, BerksCty,
      Married Nicholas 5 Sep 1865, Died either Bradford, Clearfield, or Indiana Ctys.
  c. HAXTON, Hosea, Born 11/2/1834 Canton, Died Canton
  d. HAXTON, Aminda Pepper (Miranda, Marinda), Born Abt 1812 Canton, Married
      Hosea, by Asa Pratt, Died Canton.

2. Please Request any and all information including any birth, marriage, death, cemeteries buried in, or moved out of county on my above great grandparents, and great great grandparents. Plus any contacts in any of the other counties listed in Items 1.a,b,c,d.

3. Alfred H. Haxton Jr.

Subj: Re: Laughlin, Bradford
Date: 03/10/2004 7:37:19 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (John Lewis Laughlin)

McDonald, Burchill, Brennan willing to share info on these families.

Johh Lewis Laughlin

Subj: Re: Bradford - BLAISDELL
Date: 03/09/2004 4:42:47 PM Eastern Standard Time

I recently purchased a copy of the May 1978, "The Settler" on eBay. It has a 25 page article on "The Blaisdell Family" written by a Mrs. Mary Anne Shields of Palos Verdes Esttes, CA. Much of the information is new to me and I would like to find what the source of information or documentation was.

There is no SHIELDS listed in Palos Verdes Estates, CA - and there is a Mary Shields listed in the Social Security Death Index in 1981 from Palos Verdes Esttes, CA.

So the question is: Does anyone know how to contact this person or descendants, or is there anyone that is researching the Blaisdell line?

Thanks, Phlip R. Freimann, President 2001-2005
"Blaisdell Family National Association" - founded 1935
Blaisdells in America since 1635 - "Angel Gabriel"

Subj: CUNNINGHAM-Bradford-Burlington
Date: 03/07/2004 12:33:58 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Bonnie Cunningham)

The following children of George & Hannah CUNNINGHAM are listed on th 1850 census but not on the 1860 census: Polly age 15, Henry age 13, B. age 10,l Rachal age 6 & Jane age 2. I have checked on-line cemetries and the only one I have located is Henry in Vromhn in W. Burlington. Does anyone know what happen to these children? Bonnie

Subj: FW: Bradford/Towando
Date: 03/06/2004 10:10:48 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Amy Fusco)

CAMP, Matha (married name). I am looking for any information on Bessie Camp, wife of GEO.MATHA. She was buried in Riverside Cemetery in 1916. My grandmother has recently passed and had a picture of this grave stone; I would like to know what relation she was to her and what the significance was. I thank you all for any information that can be given. Also, I have a picture of the wife of Fred Camp.

Amy E. Fusco E-Mail:

Subj: Muriel BEATTIE, Louella LUNT Bradford County - Laquin graduating class ...
Date: 03/05/2004 8:59:03 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (John Irwin, Jr.)

Muriel Beattie and Louella Lunt were among the first graduating class in 1909 from Laquin. I am trying to find out their parents names, who these girls married after school, where they moved to either when they were married or after the Laquin mills closed, who their kids are, and their descendents down through till the present. I do know there was a William Beattie that worked as a supervisor in the woods cutting logs for the Laquin Lumber Company prior to the 1912 mill shutdown…but he moved away in 1912….I’m not sure if this was Muriel’s father or not. As far as Louella Lunt, she looks pretty well like Alecia Hamilton that lives in the Forksville/Estella Area of Sullivan County, and do not know if Alecia is a descendent of Louella. Can anyone help me with any of this? And much thanks.
Sincerely, John Irwin Jr

Subj: history- Wells hollow
Date: 03/05/2004 11:21:08 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Belinda Snodgrass)

My name is Belinda Snodgrass. My Father and Mother are Levi Wells Roof and Frances Gorham Roof. They purchaced our family home in Wells Hollow, Orwell Township, in 1959, from a Benjamin family.

Although I have been told many times throughout the years that the house used to be stagecoach stop, I can't seem to find any written evidence to prove or refute that information.

From my understanding, there was a bar area in the front of the house, with a dumbwaiter that went from the bar area to the celler. The second floor was completely open at one time, with a chair rail all around- signifying to me that it may have been a dance hall. It is reported that there was a livery area in the back , with several large outbuildings. The house has a full basement and attic. A creek runs through the back yard, nearly at the property line. I have heard it called "Stoney Brook" and Johnson Creek.

The current name of the township road where the house is located is Bonin Road. The house is located at the very bottom of that road, just a mile from the Northeast Bradford School district, and is plainly visable from the main road. I believe that its archetechtural style is Greek Revival. Some remodeling has been done, and the walls are lath and plaster, with horsehair. The nails are hand-made. A hitching post (stone) remains in the front yard beside the road. There seems to be no information about the place other than what tidbits we have gathered over the years from local residents - and most of that has been something they in turn had heard from someone else. My father was even on the board of the Bradford County Historical Society for several years.... and couldn't seem to find any solid information.

My sisters and I have joked over the years that it must have been a brothal, since there seems to be no information about the place!

If you know of any information about the place, or can point me in a direction to find some, I would very much appreciate it.

Thank You. Belinda Snodgrass

Subj: Bradford co.
Date: 03/05/2004 7:22:37 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Scott Iak)
Reply-to: (Scott Iak)

1) Looking for the birth date of Anna MALONEY, daughter of Lawrence & Bridget MALONEY - June 1, 1859 ?

2) Looking for the dates of death for Lawrence MALONEY & Bridget RYAN Maloney, who are buried in St. John's cemetery in Troy.


Date: 03/04/2004 3:30:51 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Carol shedden)

Good Morning, I have in the past made contact with some wonderful folks on this list. I have recently moved to the beautiful Bradford County Would very much like to contact these folks again. My computer crashed before I left Mass. and now have a new E-mail address .

Thank you , Carol Shedden

Date: 03/04/2004 2:42:40 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Margaret S. Murphy)
Reply-to: (Margaret S. Murphy)

In the 1910 census MYRA OLMSTEAD was 65 years old, widowed, living on Elm St. in Athens with son FREDERICK OLMSTEAD 24. Would like to know who Mr. OLMSTEAD was and what happened to him and the rest of the OLMSTEADS. I believe MYRA is a relation on my BOYD side.

Thank you, Terry Murphy

Subj: [Tri-Counties] Dewing photos/videos
Date: 03/04/2004 1:18:48 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: Robert.Shoemaker

This maybe sound like a crazy request, but after my question I will tell you a success story that is astonishing. My grandfather was Robert E. Dewing, his father was Fred Dewing, son of Andrew and Esther. My grandfather died in 1985. My mother and him would attend the Dewing Reunions in Warren Center. In 1988 I went to my first reunion and took my video camera. I have Mary and Nellie (Fred's sisters) on video, and Carl Dewing (Robert's brother).

Did any of you ever take photos or videos of the reunion prior to 1985. I would love to have any images of Robert Dewing. This maybe reaching, but let me tell you my story now...

About three years ago, my Uncle Robert Thomas (Tom) Dewing visited my mother and father at their house on Old State Road in Binghamton. They live on the land that was owned by Fred and Robert, and Uncle Harry. To make a long story very short. A conversation was stirred up by me wishing that I had audio of grandpa's voice. My uncle informed me that about 30 years ago, he and a friend signed out camera equipment for a place in Binghamton. They video taped the farm and interviewed my grandfather. Being a family history buff, I pressed my Uncle into a hundred questions. Each one being...."Rob, that was 30 years ago. The tape is long gone."

I begged him to make some phone calls.

Well...imagine our surprise. The director of the studio that signed out the cameras (30 years ago) was still the director and he said he has hundred of tapes (old 1/2 reel to reel) in his garage, but most are damaged and brittle. I called him throughout the next three years just keeping us on his mind. One day I walked into work to find an email....."Rob, I found the tape!" So, we sent the tape down to NYC to have it converted and saved (the odds were not in our favor). When the tape came back, I was afraid of what was on there. Was it blank, was it not our tape? Soon my grandfather's farm and sounds filled the air, and soon my grandfather sitting at the table eating breakfast and being interviewed graced the faded screen. After 18 years of silence after he died, his voice echoed into our hearts again. Nothing short of a miracle.

So, hopefully there will be more tapes or photos out there to share with my children and their children.

Please let me know. Thanks to you all.
Robert Shoemaker

Subj: Visit to Brdford County
Date: 03/02/2004 7:48:18 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Donald C. Wilson)

Dear Joyce,
My wife and I will be visiting our younger son and his family in late April. They live in Queens, NY. We also plan to do some genealogy touring from about April 27 until May 3. If we follow the plan I have in mind, we will be in the Bradford County area on April 28. I have a topographical map of the area including Windham Township, and I think I have located Babcock Hill Cemetery (where John Plum is buried) on the northeast corner of Babcock Hill Road and Kuhlman Road. We hope to visit it. Do you know of any restrictions in that regard?

I also thought it might be interesting to contact other descendants of John Plum who are still in the area, as they might know where his wife is buried. The last names that I have are Wheaton and Simons in Rome Township, and Brown in Nichols, NY. There might also be some named Taylor (their son-in-law), but I have no evidence of any. Do you know of any folks who fit this description?

Best Wishes,
Donald C. Wilson

Subj: Obits for JOHNSTONS, Bernice, Sullivan co?
Date: 02/29/2004 2:01:43 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Val Johnston)

I would like to find an obituary for some of our ancestors from that area. Is there anyone or a group who does look-ups for these? Also, I wondered if there would be any church records that would be of help to me, as this cemetery is right behind the church. Is this church still in operation or has it closed? Any help would be so greatly appreciated. These are all buried in the Bernice Presbyterian Cemetery. I have been told it is called Mildred today. I have no idea what the local newspaper at the time would have been.

JOHNSTON, THOMAS b. 1819 Scotland d. 21 May 1900
JOHNSTON, JANETTE b. 24 April 1832 d. 5 March 1895
JOHNSTON, DAVID b. 19 Feb 1857 d, 8 Feb 1895
JOHNSTON, HENRY W b. 1867 d. 1932
JOHNSTON, WILLIAM b. 1898 d. 1912

Many thanks to all those who take the time to look at these.
Val Johnston

Subj: Eatons and Fosters of Bradford Co.
Date: 02/28/2004 11:33:45 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Robert Tillotson)

Dear Joyce,
I am sending this query to ask if anyone in the Canton area of Bradford Co. has any info on one DAVID EATON and his wife CAROLINE (poss. FOSTER). They are listed in the 1850 Census of Granville on page 77. Their Children are also listed. One daughter, Harriet, born ca. 1848 is my Grgrandmother.

I am wondering if David ties into the William and Abel Eaton families of Bradford Co. Any info also on the Foster Families would be greatly appreciated. It is my belief that Caroline maybe the daughter of William Foster and Elizabeth Myer of the Wysox Area. Info on this would be appreciated.

Thanks so much,
Robert Tillotson of Wellsboro and now Berlin, Germany

Subj: Query/Bradford County
Date: 02/26/2004 7:18:06 PM Eastern Standard Time

Bradford County

I am looking any information on Charles and Hester Hiney. They had a son William Riley Hiney. I have located them in the 1880 census in Sheshequin, Bradford County. I have also found William in the 1920 census Rome township.

Thank you, Rhonda McLaughlin

Subj: Query of Bradford county area
Date: 02/26/2004 3:35:15 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Mike Houssock)

Does anyone have any imformation On Cap. James William French Born in Pa 1821? I am looking for his Parents, My GGGGgrandparents. They were also born in Pa. I do believe my mother said that these Frenches did come From Conn. Now I know there are some Frenches that were living in the Bradford county area Such as Towanda and Franklin Townships, but I haven't found any link yet. I believe JWs family may have come from Bradford or Tioga or Chemung or Windham counties. My GGGgrandpa did not leave any information on his parents not even a bible to go by.

He was married to Sarah Hanner/Haner/ Hannah. She was Dutch, her parents came from Holland and lived in New York. J.W. and Sarah lived in Ulser county New York for many years. It was thought he was a Captain of a whaling rigger or perhaps a Barge or canal Boat. That hasn't been proven yet. He is listed in the 1870 census as living in Pikes township, Bradford County. He later moved to Wyoming County where he and Sarah lived. He also did some farming too and is buried in the Beaumiont Cemetery. In his later years he moved in with his son John Melvin in Noxen, Pa and was a carpenter and built many houses in Noxen that are still standing today. He died in 1903 in Noxen.

If anyone out there has any info please get back to me and many thanks for all your help. Janet (No surname signed, but will assume Houssock)

Subj: Laquin
Date: 02/29/2004 1:02:01 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (John Irwin, Jr.)

Hello Joyce, I am searching your website about the Tri-Counties area. I am looking for a bit of information on the 1909 graduates of Laquin School, and have not been able to find any info on them or their genealogy. There is Muriel Beattie, Louella Lunt, William Payne, Leslie Lunt, and a couple others. I am looking to find out who their parents are, who they married, where they moved when they were married or when the Laquin mills shut down, who their descendents are, and who is living today that are their descendents, and where they live around Lycoming, Sullivan, Bradford, and Tioga counties. The reason I am trying to find this out is I am interested in the history of Laquin, the operations...but most importantly....Louella Lunt looks exactly like Alecia Hamilton, a girl I went to Sullivan County school with in the 80's and 90's. Alecia is from the Forksville, Estella, Shunk area, and thought she may be a direct descendent of Louella. I am especially interested in the lines of Muriel and Louella. I will keep on looking, and thanks in advance for any information you can help me with.

Sincerely, John

Subj: Cummiskey - Leahy Marriage 24 April 1871
Date: 02/28/2004 6:40:49 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Jim Roewer)

I am looking for information on the marriage of Patrick Cummiskey and Johanna Leahy/Leahey in Towanda, PA, 24 April 1871. Would this have been recorded in public records (courthouse) or in Church (Roman Catholic)?


Subj: Wood relation
Date: 02/26/2004 2:40:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
To: JoyceTice

I am just starting,so I don't have much. My Grand father was John Frank Foster. His father was John C. Foster. Both were born in Pa. John Frank went by Frank Foster in Michigan. He was born about 1860.He lists his mother as Eliza Wood on his second marriage doc. in Antrim co. Mi. I found a John and Eliza Foster in Pa. Bradford Co. Asylum 1860 next door to Robert and Almina Wood. In 1850 Pa. census, I found Robert and Almina Wood with a daughter Eliza.There is a Robert Wood in the 1840 census in Pa. bradford, Monroe. I have been trying to find info on John Frank Foster in Pa. He married ? and had two children, one named May who married Samuel Leland Estelle. The other may have been Bertha, Who moved To Calif. Maybe married a Skinner. I was wondering if Robert Wood was one of your relatives. Thank You, Norman Charles Foster.
John C. Foster- Eliza Wood
John Frank Foster- ?
John Frank Foster - Mable Brown in Mi.
Charley Foster- Marguerite Portman [ went by last nameof stepfather Carter.]
Me= Norman Charles Foster

Subj: Glenwood Tombstones
Date: 02/23/2004 12:27:19 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Richard Hansen)

SGT. WILLIAM FURMAN was born November 28, 1757, and died before January 8,1818 in Columbia Crossroads, Bradford, PA. He married ABIGAIL HALLOCK. She was born 1757 in Keeseville, St Lawrence, New York, and died 1849 in Troy, PA. They are both buried at the Glenwood cemetery, Troy, Bradford, PA. I am looking for pictures of their two gravestones.

Thank you,
Richard Hansen

Subj: Bradford County, PA
Date: 02/23/2004 9:26:48 PM Eastern Standard Time
To: TriCountie

I am looking for information, death record, marriage record, etc., for my wife's grandfather, John Francis Reagan, born in Owego, NY 1882. Married Amy Riener in Sayre, PA, had 2 children John Edward Reagan and Robert Reagan in Sayre, PA. Amy passed away in 1983.

Any information will be welcome.
Richard Logue
Wrentham, MA

David BRIGGS married Lyvia STEPHENS at Athens Pa. Oct. 4, 1815. Lyvia's mother was Sybil RANSOM Stephens, wife of Ira STEPHENS. Ira was killed at Angelica, New York, 1803. David's brother William BRIGGS built and operated Briggs' Tavern in Athens about 1818 to 1839. Except for being mentioned on the tax rolls, I can find no mention of David BRIGGS ever having been in the Athens area. Also I have not been able to locate Sybil RANSOM Stephen's burial location. She died April 30, 1826. After Sybil's death, David and Lyvia moved to Port Gibson, New York near where her brother George Palmer STEPHENS lived.

I am looking for information primarily on David BRIGGS between 1815 and 1828 and on Sybil RANSOM Stephens following the death of her husband, Ira.

Thank You
Glen O. Briggs, Seiad Valley, Ca.

Looking for any information on the family of George Frederick BUCHER (B: abt 1846) married to Flora/Florence STRICKLAND (B: abt. 1852 in Bradford Co.); daughter Florence Dora STRICKLAND married an H.J. HUGHES. Seeking parents of father, any info on daughter.

Tony Seidel, Sonora, CA (

Subj: Thomas Munn
Date: 02/20/2004 8:28:16 PM Eastern Standard Time
To: JoyceTice

Dear Joyce, I am tracing lineage from my father, John Darl Munn, to the Munn who served with George Washington at Valley Forge. I had been led to believe that Valley Forge soldier was Silas Wolcott. (But I did read on Internet the name of Erastus Munn as having served with Washington. Did Silas, also? ) The important thing is that the Munn connected to me was a Revolutionary soldier... (obviously for DAR purposes.)

So far I have found on your site Silas Wolcott whose daughter, Mary, married Thomas Munn. Your site states that they produced thirteen children. What are their names???? I've tried, but don't seem to know how to discover that. (At 76, I don't do badly. :})

I have been told that Thomas Munn fathered a Silas Munn, who fathered John Parks Munn, who I know was the father of Willard Munn, my grandfather. I need confirmation of those three generations... Thomas, to Silas to John Parks Munn. I even need confirmation from you that these last two names are correct. NOW.....the above information is essential . HOWEVER, if there is any way to find out, I would dearly love to discover a generation or two behind Thomas Munn.....

I've discovered the interesting heritage of the Munns back in Scotland (my grandfather had a slight Scottish accent) but I would love to know which of my own family arrived here from Scotland or via England.

Joyce, your amazing site is so exciting and so well done! Thank you so! !!!!! Sincerely, Marianna Munn Thomas
Please E-mail the needed information to this address:

Researching the following Surnames for Bradford County , Pennsylvania and Chemung County , New York


Thank You,
arthur james Howe III

Subj: Wonderful site
Date: 02/16/2004 10:10:31 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Tim Vogel)

Hello Joyce,
Just wanted to tell you that I have enjoyed looking through the site. Immense amount of work and data.

I am directly related to the Porters of Granville.

My great grandmother was Eleanor Hovey "Nellie" PORTER and the 4th Great Grandson of Zoroaster Porter.

I have a lot of the family history complete but it was a real treasure to find photos of their home towns and cemetery's. I hope to come for a visit in the summer.

I am also the Great Grandson of Glen P Stevens and 2nd great grandson of William Hanmore Stevens. William and Ursula Tinkham are buried in the Granville Cemetery, I believe 6-52. I have never found any birth records on him. I only have a date and state. 1853 in NY. My uncle, Tom Stevens, believes that William's father is buried very close by his stone. And that the family changed their name from something unknown to me, to the name Stevens. But I have nothing else to go by.

Do you know where I need to be looking for any information on William Hanmore Stevens? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards, —Tim Vogel, Web Development Administrator

Subj: Mary L Guthrie parents
Date: 02/15/2004 3:02:45 PM Eastern Standard Time

Dear Joyce,
In response to the query about Mary L. Guthrie's surname: she is the daughter of Joseph Crediford (b. ~ 1810 d. 18 Apr.1882) and Cynthia Rose Bullock (b.22 Feb.1822 d. 22 July 1901). Mary had 2 brothers and 3 sisters: Joseph E., Origin Emerson, Susan Jeanette, Alice A., and Rosalie (?).

I have to say that your Tri-Counties website is the best County genealogy site I have come across. The next best I have encountered is one for Clark County, Indiana. Keep up the great work !

My genealogical research began over 20 years ago on my direct ancestors. My research has expanded to include all of the male and female lines descending from Richard Bowen (b. ~1590 Wales d.~4 Feb.1675 Rehoboth, MA). This includes a number of other families in Bradford and surrounding counties, including Bowen, Wheaton, Child, Abell, Hale, Chaffee, Gladding, Lyon, and Newman. Quite a few families migrated from Bristol County, MA to this area and a several have connections back to Richard Bowen. I am willing to share information with anyone researching these same lines.

Terry A. Bowen

Littleton, CO

Subj: Queries
Date: 02/11/2004 4:38:28 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Carolyn Shaddick)

Looking for info for the surname Shaddick, Shadduck, for Troy, PA. Bradford County names also. Grandfather was Derword, Durword, Shaddick or Shadduck.

Fred Shaddick email is
Boise, Idaho

Subj: Heverly 1940's
Date: 02/11/2004 2:51:24 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Andri Goncarovs)

Hi Joyce,
Andri Goncarovs Here in Trumansburg NY. I am doing some research on Orrie L Heverly - B 1878-9? died 1942 in Trumansburg NY. He was born in PA, as was his Mother and Father, so the 1920 and 1930 census states. He was the builder and owner of the farm we now live on. He took possesion of the land in 1900 - 1901. I have lots of local lore about him, yet many more questions. He lived here and farmed here for over 40 years yet the old timers here seem not to have correct or much to say about him. He married a local gal named Mary Case who lived down the street from where we now live. Do you think you could help me find where he came from or who his parents might have been? There were two relatives in Elmira at the time of death listed a niece and nephew. There seems to be a Bradford Co Connection . Any help or direction is appreciated. I saw your site, and thought I would drop a line. The Heverly cemetary sounds interesting.

Andri Goncarovs
Trumansburg NY 14886

Subj: Hatch Hill Cemetery
Date: 02/10/2004 12:42:44 PM Eastern Standard Time
To: JoyceTice

Dear Joyce: I am the wife of Frank L. Christian born in New Albany PA . Recently we toured the area with his sister Inez Lake to hunt for Christian relatives in the surrounding cemeterys. We spoke with a Mr. Teeter, whom we understand that not long after our visit to his home and cemetery he was killed in a tractor accident. So, my problem is this, when we were there we did not know that a Charles J. Christian was Franks ggrandfather who is listed in these records in Hatch Hill Cemetery. Sooooo did not pursue this until now. Who has taken over the records for the cemetery? Where can we locate the funeral Records for Charles J. Christian? we are looking for who the parents of Charles J. Christian are listed on his cemetery records or funeral records...where Charles was born, where can we get copies of these two records, cemetery and funeral???

Your help will be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards......Betty Ann Christian, for Frank L. Christian, living in FL

Subj: Bradford Co. Pennsylvania
Date: 02/10/2004 1:09:25 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Smokeys)

Surname:Shepard, Shepherd I looking for Caleb Shepard, He was born in Granville, Washington Co. NY, Then moved to Cortland Co. Freetown, He is in the 1810 Cenesus there. In 1850 He is found in the census -Burlington twp. Bradford Co. Listed as Shepard, C. 56 m NY 275 48
Shepard A 29 F NY 275 48
Shepard, Alex 16 M NY 275 48
Shepard, L 12 NY 275 48
Shepard, E. 10 F NY 275 48
Shepard, George 7 M NY 275 48

I cannot find him in the 1860 census, But he died in Burlington, Bradford Co. in August 1868. and I can't seem to find where he might be buried. Curious if he is related to John Shepard. Can't make the connection. Thanks Terre Shepard Sturtevant. Caleb is my gr-gr-gr-gr-grandpa.

Subj: Information on George Buckley Navle
Date: 02/09/2004 7:18:44 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (William McKone)

Dear Ms. Tice,
I am the grandson of George Buckley Navle who was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania in 1898 or 1899. His mother was Ruth Buckley and his father was Dennis Navle whom I beleve were born, married and died in Bradford County. I would like additional information on these people as I am trying to surprise my mother with all the information we can gather on her family from Pennsylvania.

I really enjoyed your web page. Thank You, Bill McKone-- grandson on my mother's side.

Date: 02/07/2004 6:21:16 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (JPALJV)
Reply-to: (JPALJV)


My name is Janet Perry and I am from Troy, PA my email address is

Subj: Searching for Brown and Howe Ancestors
Date: 02/06/2004 3:15:20 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: LASS
To: TriCountie

My great grandfather, Edward or Edwin Elmer Brown was born about 1858 to 1860. He died in May of 1897, leaving several children. He married a woman by the name of Ida Howe. Edwin was born in Pennsylvania to George and Lora Brown. There is rumor that our family has Native American blood from either the Browns or the Howes. After Edwin died in 1897, many of the children were adopted by other families. Two of these children were adopted by a family living in Bradford County. That's why I wonder if there aren't ties to this area. If anyone has an information or input, I would love to hear from you.

Nancy Armstrong

Subj: Bradford County Query and surname listing
Date: 02/05/2004 2:04:31 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (James Kelley, Jr.)


My main line in Bradford county, are on my mother’s side, Mosier, Vanderpool and Johnson. On my husbands side, Kelley’s , Bunyan’s, and Norconk, and Hunsinger.

Any one out there that might also be searching the same names, if we connect, I will gladly share information. Thank you, Billie Jo Hawley Kelley.

Subj: Looking for family members
Date: 02/02/2004 11:08:06 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (texasjack)

I am searching my family of Allis-Thayer-Rutty-Lent, Looking for the parents of Lewis Thayer who was born either 1811-1812, in Pennsylvania. Living in Bradford County in the 1840 and 1850 Census. He married a Eliza Allis possibly 1838 there about, Eliza was born about 1814 her parents were Eleazer and Esther (Rutty) Allis, and they had three children, Villetta Thayer,passed away at 2 years and six months, 1841 and is buried at the Allis Hollow Cemetery, and they have two more sons, Corydon E. born 1843 and he later married Hester R. Allis whose parents were Silas and Margaret (Lent). and anther son Oscar born in 1844. Have where Lewis and Eliza was living in Wyoming County, where Corydon was born in Braintrim. I am really interested in finding Lewis's his parents and brothers and sisters. Any information on the Thayer family would be greatly helpful.

My email address is Thank You. Bette

Subj: Bradford County
Date: 01/27/2004 10:50:03 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Penny Creeley)

I am looking for WHITAKERS. I found my great grandfathers family in the 1880 census on site under Warren County. I don't have a first name for my great great grandfather but his initials are T.S. and his wife would be Susan C. they had two children listed in the census. Alice H age 14 and Charles Milton. Would anyone have any information on the family? Charles Milton would be my great grandfather. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much..

Penny Creeley

Subj: Bradford County
Date: 01/27/2004 8:41:35 PM Eastern Standard Time
To: TriCountie

I am looking for information on Oscar Dewey RIDER who lived in Overton. I really need to find out who his mother was. His father was Samuel McClellan Rider. He died in 1976 as Donald Ryder. He was burried in Picture Rocks.

Faith Rider

Subj: Bradford co-WILSEY family
Date: 01/25/2004 11:00:32 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Bob KNOTTS)

Hello. I'm looking for the birth record of Sylvia (Silvery, Silvie) WILSEY/WILTSEY. I believe she was the daughter of WM Henry WILSEY, b 1796-8, NY, and Catherine Landon, b PA. Sylvia was b in 1825 in PA. She m my g-grandfather WM KNOTTS in Nauvoo, Hancock co IL. in 1844. I believe she was born in Troy. Thank you. Bob KNOTTS, PHX, AZ.

Subj: Bradford Queries
Date: 01/25/2004 9:30:17 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Mike Krusen)

BOULOGNE, CHARLES lived at Asylum PA then bought a farm in Standing Stone. Was he married ? My GGrandmother was THERSA P. SIMONSON father UNK. SIMONSON, mother LETTIE BOULOGNE. I can't seem to find any SIMONSON or BOULOGNE after Charles. THERESA maried GEORGE H. HORTON for Sheshequin area.

Mike Thank You.

Subj: Bradford County
Date: 01/24/2004 9:02:38 PM Eastern Standard Time

I am researching the surname Frisbie. I have William Frisbie married to Sarah Benjamin William Frisbie married to Mary Elizabeth Van Scoter plus their offspring. Any information prior to the Frisbie/ Benjamin marriage would be appreciated.

Don Filan

Subj: Ralph Henry PETRY
Date: 01/24/2004 7:47:37 PM Eastern Standard Time
To: TriCountie

I am searching for any info on PETRY Ralph Henry, father, Alonzo, mother, Mary COFFEE PETRY, Monroeton Pa,or possibly wilkes barre, Ralph born -1896? died-1926 buried monroeton.

Subj: family Genealogy
Date: 01/18/2004 3:48:44 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Steve)

Dear Joyce,
My name is Steven A. Thomas I live on Centerville Road in Ridgebury Twp. I was on some of your sites to see if I can find my ancestors some seem to be missing I think, not for sure though. My ancestors were from Ireland the last name is Haggerty or Hagerty not sure. I do know that they are buried in Wellsburg NY. One of the names is John Haggerty. My great Grandmother was Lena Haggerty who was sent back East here by her dad from Kansas. Her dads name was Ford Haggerty his brother was John Haggerty. When she arrived here she stayed with her first cousin Grace Haggerty who was married to Frank Owen, who had a farm on Vetter Road. Frank & Grace are Buried in the Hanlon hill cem. My great grand mother married a Charles Thomas. His father was George Thomas who married a Lida Burt who lived on Green Mountain Road. No one knows where this George Thomas came from my searching stopped dead in its tracks if you could assist me I sure would appreciate it. I do know back in the 70's there was a George Thomas who was a NY. State Trooper who retired near Albany NY. He is also a descendent of this ancestor George Thomas. My Grand Mother who gave me most of this info is Florence Jones from Waverly NY. If this helps, also my fathers name is Arthur H. Thomas from Athens. I was also informed that my father is a cousin to Robert Nocchi's wife. The owners of Nocchi's Hoagie Stand in South Waverly. I do have other names in the form of a family tree on paper, with some dates. If you need to get a hold of me you can call me at 570-596-4979.

Steven A. Thomas

Subj: Bradford County
Date: 01/17/2004 4:11:14 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Joshua A. Talada)

I wrote a while ago for Surnames like Jennings, Thorpe, Rich, Bender and such. I wanted to ask If there is anyone out that that has any information about the Talada (Tallada, Tallady, Talladay, Tallerday...and so on) family line from Anywhere in Pennsylvania. My part of the family comes from Bradford County, Sayre and Athens area, but I would like information from the New York and New Jersey sides too if anyone has anything. I am starting a website soon that will have alot of information. and pictues too, but I need to do some more research first. any help at all would be greatly appreciated, Thank you in advance, Joshua Allan Talada

please write to:

any of the other names mentioned can also reach me at the same e-mail.

Subj: Bradford County... ROALS/THOMPSON
Date: 01/16/2004 9:42:28 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (kittym_1)

Researching: Jacob ROALS, origin Sunbury, Pa. removed to Bradford County.....Daughter Mary ROALS married David DIMMICK....Second daughter Elizabeth ROALS married Elias THOMPSON. I am researching latter.... Dates unavailable at this time.Other ROALS children were, James, John, William, Margaret and Jonathan...Any information on Elias THOMPSON and Elizabeth ROALS appreciated.

Thanx Sina Morgan, Pittsfield, Mass.

Subj: CLARK Family
Date: 01/16/2004 10:49:26 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Lloyd Lanphere)

John T CLARK appears in the 1840 Burlington, Bradford Co., census, born abt 1806 in Masachusetts. Also appearing and living nearby are William CLARK and Staunton CLARK. John T CLARK appears in the 1880 census of Dunn Co., WI. He also resided in Steuben Co., NY and Potter Co., PA. Were these CLARKs related? Searching for any information on John T CLARK.

Lloyd C Lanphere Madison, AL

Subj: Bradford query
Date: 01/16/2004 11:02:32 PM Eastern Standard Time
To: TriCountie

I am seeking any information anyone may have about the KOPP family. My grandfather, Frank KOPP, was born in Bradford on Nov. 28, 1892. His siblings were Stella, Elizabeth, Frances, Stephen, Henry, Victoria, Mary and John. Does anyone have information about this family?

Kevin Kearney
Worcester, Massachusetts

Subj: Bradford County
Date: 01/14/2004 11:43:34 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Ann Dell)

I am searching for any information about Father Severin SOMMER, a missionary priest from Germany who served at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Canton, Bradford County, PA in 1860-1861. I would like to know where he went after he left St. Michaels Church.

Ann Dell,

Subj: Bradford
Date: 01/14/2004 2:58:17 PM Eastern Standard Time
To: TriCountie

DONLEY, DONELY, DONNELLY - Seeking information on the family of Henry and Lorenda DONLEY. Henry was born circa 1803. Lorenda was born 24 Oct 1806 and died 4 Oct 1855. She is buried in Wyalusing Cemetery. They had 10 known children; Margarett, Harriet, Phebe, Margett, Sarah, John, Harriett, Wm. P., Abigail and Henry. I am particularly interested in Wm. P. and his descendants. He was born in 1843. Any help with this surname would be greatly appreciated.

Contact me at Gary Willis

Subj: surname
Date: 01/14/2004 12:57:14 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (marianne rausch)

Surname is HENDZEL, Powell PA, Bradford County PA. There should be a Louis Hendzel, Josephine,

Help please

Subj: Bradford county
Date: 01/13/2004 4:25:20 PM Eastern Standard Time
To: TriCountie

The JOHN KING Family

John KING, about 1791, married Polly Osborn guestimate 1816, died after 1880 Standing Stone, Bradford Co., PA, at the home of his son. David. [Notes - in the 1870 and 1880 census, his birthplace is given as New Jersey. His children variously list their father's birthplace as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and even Delaware.]

Polly (Mary?) is always given as the same age., i.e. born 1791. She is listed with John in the household of David in 1870, but John is listed as a widower in 1880.

Her birthplace varies about the same way as John.

Her last name was probably OSBORN according to family memory. The story told is that when she was a very small child, her father went down river in a canoe. The canoe was found but her father was not found, either dead or alive. She was left with neighbors named Decker, and her mother returned down east to her family on horseback carrying an infant child. Some years later the mother returned with her new husband, named Emerson, to claim her child. Polly did not recognize her mother and refused to go with her. The names OSBORN, EMERSON, and DECKER are interchangable in this story. Children (known)

1.  Elizabeth, 'Lizzie', born September 4, 1817, probably NY, married Samuel 
Dubre FELL (son of Judge Jesse FELL)  on November 8, 1838 at Standing Stone, 
Bradford Co. by Asa Stevens, J.P..; died September 3, 1894, buried Frenchtown 
Church, Asylum.

2. Julia A., born October 1819, probably NY, married S. M. 'Sam' HARDING, 
sometime around 1850 plus or minus 10 years., went west to Iowa, and then 
Nebraska, died January 23, 1913 Edgar, Clay co., Neb.

3.  David, born about 1822, probably NY, married Elizabeth VAN NESS, about 1846, 
died October 16, 1904 Standing Stone, buried Standing Stone United  Methodist 

4. Jane, born April 22, 1824 probably NY, married David WHIPPLE July 4, 1842 
Frenchtown, died March 22, 1911 Wilmot, Bradford co., buried Norconk Cemetery, 

5. Ellen, born about 1826, married (1) Gibson MCDONALD about 1845; married (2) 
Israel ROUNDS about 1870, died about 1910, buried Hillsgrove, Sullivan co., PA.

6. Girl, aged 0 - 5 listed in 1830 census, not there in 1840.

7. John, born about 1831, married Ellen CANFIELD after 1860, died Aug 5, 1888 
Athens, Bradford co.

8.  girl, aged  0 - 5, listed in 1840 census

9.  boy aged 0- 5, listed in 1840 census.

John KING is listed in the 1830 and 1840 censuses of Asylum Twp., and then again in 1870 and 1880 as given above. Where was he in 1820? Probably in NY. One family tradition suggests aroung Big Flats.

Where was he in 1850 and 1860.? >P> Marcy Bandy

Subj: Father Severin Sommer
Date: 01/13/2004 6:10:24 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Ann Dell)

Joyce, I am trying to find out what happened to a relative of mine, Severin Peter Sommer, who may have been the priest who served at St. Michael's parish in Canton in 1860-1861. I have lost track of him after 1861, and I'm curious where he went from St. Michael's. Are there any records at the church which might shed light on this man? In the Archives at Notre Dame University are records that say he came from Germany in 1854, and was sponsored by the Leopoldine Society, a group that funded missionaries to America. If you don't have information on him, perhaps you could tell me where I can inquire.

Thanks very much for any help you might be able to give me. Ann Dell

Subj: Maines
Date: 01/12/2004 12:05:37 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (mary ackley)
Reply-to: (mary ackley)

This is the death cert for my mother's father---I was only 10 when he passed away, and although there is a huge amount of Maines, decending from this Frank, noone knows anything about him--were told he was a drifter from Calif.----His Ex wife, Mary Johnson, recently passed away, -----please, if anyone can help me---he married, divorced, and passed away, here in Towanda, Pa---Bradford County--Thank-u---Mary Ackley
Birth Date: 24 Oct 1912
Death Date: Aug 1966
Social Security Number: 168-12-6299
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Pennsylvania

Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 18837
Localities: Rome, Bradford, Pennsylvania
Grandfather Maines, said his mother's name was Emma--she is supposed to be buried here in Wysox, Pa---he fathered --Emma 1937ish---Sara Jane--4-5-1939-- Frank John--Eugene---possible a Lillian---was married to Mary Ellen Johnson, and they divorced-----DOES ANY OF THIS RING IN----WE HAVE FOUND NO ROOTS!!!! HELP--AND THANK-U MARY(CHARLES, SON OF SARA MAINES ACKLEY) TOWANDA, PA. BRADFORD COUNTY

Subj: Bradford County
Date: 01/12/2004 5:05:05 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (ladies workout express)

I'm trying to find the parents first names of LUCY TERRY born 9.13.1897 in PA. Her mothers maiden name was GALLAGHER & fathers last name was TERRY. I'm trying to also find Lucy Terry' s marriage registration. Looking for the fathers name of her first child, Fremont Bohanon born 9.13.1918 in San Francisco, CA. Any help would be appreciated.

Lynette Tubb

Subj: GOULDS in Bradford County
Date: 01/11/2004 3:05:56 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Leo Smith)

Hi. Can anyone tell me if there is any relationship between the Goulds found in Bradford County in 1826. There is a John N, Tobias, William and Asa.

Thanks for any help. Sheila GOULD Smith

Subj: William Bilger SHAW, born 12 Oct 1828, Sheshequin, Bradford County, PA
Date: 01/10/2004 1:27:48 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Kevin Fosko)

Trying to find information on parentage and family of William Bilger SHAW. His tombstone has middle name of Bigelow.

According to his obituary in the 'Evening Star' (Washington, DC) on 1 January 1920, page 5, he was born 12 Oct 1828 in Sheshequin, PA.

He worked for the Sheshequin Reporter, then moved to Washington, DC about 1851, where he spent the rest of his life, and became a well-known newspaper correspondent.

The 1830 Census lists Henry Shaw and Leonard Shaw as both having children under five, yet my preliminary research indicates he does not fit in either family.

If anyone has any information on a William B. Shaw, or of a Shaw that became a printer and then a newspaper correspondent, I would love to hear from you.

Kevin Fosko

Subj: The Terry Castle
Date: 01/08/2004 6:21:59 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Jonathan Terry, PLS)

I am Jonathan Terry, a descendent of Jonathan Terry.

I visited Terrytown with my father circa 1970. The church in town was in good repair then. The lady who owned the "Terry Castle" allowed us to come in and tour the home. It was museum-like. On a later visit (at the moment, I don't recall the year) I visited again. This time the church roof was partially open, pews and most furnishings were vandalized, but the pulpit and a couple of pulpit chairs were intact.

I asked the owner of the Terry Castle if I could have the pulpit and one of the chairs. She asked the "town fathers" sometime after my visit concluded. The granted the permission, and she recovered the pulpit and two chairs, storing them in her garage, as I recall. I was then living in Florida. After quite a time, I arranged for friends traveling to Florida from Maine to stop in Terrytown and pick up the pulpit and a chair. The lady had disposed of the chairs in the time that had transpired, wrongly concluding I had lost interest - my fault through lack of communication. However, the pulpit was recovered and is still in my possession - through subsequent moves from Florida to Vermont to two areas of New Hampshire to Connecticut (where my father and I were born) to another place in Connecticut to two places in East Stroudsburg, where I now reside. Whew! I hope this is of some small interest to you.

I plan to visit again in the spring with my wife and stepson. (I would love it if I could be accompanied by my only natural child, an estranged daughter (a veterinarian living in Vermont.) My dad, Stanley A. Terry, Sr., passed on thirty years ago. My trip with him was memorable. He made the acquaintance of a newspaperman in (Towanda?) who took us to the basement of the newspaper office and allowed my dad to sift through records and documents, some of which I photographed. I presume these are known to you.

One document was Jonathan Terry's stirring "Account of the Battle of Wyoming." A handwritten note on that document indicated this was published May 12, 1904, I think probably in that newspaper.

I wonder if you might give me the name of the current owner of the log house Jonathan Terry built. I would like to make contact to see if I'd be allowed to see the home again in the spring at the owner's convenience. My hope is that it remains in the condition it was in a couple of decades back. I would love to photograph the home.

My interest in the pulpit stemmed from an appreciation as a minister of the history of the church and of the town also. I am not alone in regretting at age 60, that I didn't better record the testimony of my father regarding family history when I was 30, and he was alive and interested.

I do know that my dad reported that his father used to herd cattle to summer on the island in the Susquehanna. I think he set up housekeeping in Terrytown when he married, although perhaps it was his father. I do have some records I can look into made more recently, a video-taped interview with my mother as well as her notes regarding my genealogy on my father's side. What I know at the moment is that my grandfather was Eben George Terry, and I think my father said his father was George Eben Terry. My grandfather was said to have arrived in Waterbury Connecticut in a cattle drive from Terrytown. He died I think in 1959 a few hours after being taken ill while shopping in an A&P store in Waterbury, CT. He drove a car to the day he died at age 83.

I wonder if you might give me the name and contact information of the current owner of the log house Jonathan Terry built. I want to make contact to see if I'd be allowed to see the home again in the spring at the owner's convenience. My hope is that it remains in the condition it was in a couple of decades back. I would love to photograph the home.

If you are not comfortable with doing that, perhaps you could pass my information to the owner in the hopes the owner would contact me. I am:

Jonathan Terry Thank you for your consideration.

Subj: Thompson, Elias/Hannah (McMicken) (Bradford County, Pa.)
Date: 01/04/2004 1:59:36 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (kittym_1)

Researching, Elias/Hannah Thompson, first of Asylum/Monroeton area of Bradford County, Pa. Hannah last listed 1880 Census with John Thompson family of South Waverly, Pa., Hannah being of the age 70. Noted, small article of John B. Thompson b. 2/15/1837 s/o Elias/Hannah Thompson. Father was a miller and died in Sheshquin 1857 at age 47. The mother survives resides in South Waverly and is in her 82 year. Grandfather Thompson was a soldier of 181 2....."From History of Bradford County, 1891".....Hannah McMicken married Elias Thompson, William McMicken married Elizabeth(Betsy) Thompson as noted on daughters death certificate. Brother and Sister?

Thank you Sina Morgan, Pittsfield, Mass.

Subj: Bradford County Queries
Date: 01/02/2004 10:31:03 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Susan Oliver)

CAMPBELL,BENJAMIN,JOHNSON,HILLDERBRANDT,GREEN SURNAMES. Bradford County . Specifically, Addison Benjamin, Children or descendents of David and Nancy Campbell, (Orlando, Henry, Silas, Elmer, and Ida)Descendents of Addison Campbell and Maria Campbell(Cora, Gardner, Floyd Emma, Descendents of Orlando and Mary Benjamin(George Benjamin) or Squire Benjamin, descendents of Esther Johnson and Delmer or Elmer Hillderbrandt. Also any family of LaForest Green.

Susan Oliver