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January 2007-June 2007
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(Updated 7/2/2007)

Date:  6/18/2007
From:  Marsha Ronquist

Subject:  Looking for 2 of the 6 children of Iddo & Hattie Meyers, also spelled Myers

I am looking for the death record or cemetery burial of 2 of my grandfathers siblings.  The family was in MI from about 1893 until about 1900 where the first 3 children (Minor 1894, Pearl, 1896, Earl 1898) were born, then in Ohio when child #4 (Florence) was born in 1901, then PA when #6 (Bernith) was born in 1907, in Laquin, Bradford Co PA.  They were in Bradford County in to 1910 census with 5 of the 6 children listed.

Iddo worked in the lumber business. They bought a house in MI in 1918 and remained their until their deaths.  The other 4 children, Minor, Earl, Florence & Bernith died in MI. 

The 2 children are,
Pearl Irene Meyers
, born May 3, 1896 in Michigan died April 12, 1912.  I have a picture of a very large head stone with the inscription
Pearl Irene daughter of Iddo & Hattie Meyers, but do not know what cemetery.

Lenard Meyers
born August 1, 1904.  This is the only information I have on Lenard.  The family moved from Michigan, to Ohio, to Pennsylvania and then back to Michigan.  The first 3 of the 6 children were born in MI, #4 was born in Ohio and #6 in PA.  Lenard was #5.  He could have been born in Ohio or PA.

Date: 6/18/2007

from carl j. LEONARD,sr.searching for any information on charles royal LEONARD,c.royal LEONARD,roy LEONARD.b.1880 in tioga county. d.1975 in CANTON,bradford county.he was my uncle.roy enlisted in the military in 1898.recieved a head wound,whitch was visble on his right forehead.had a steel plate implanted as a result.painted head with iodine for the constant pain.i think he died in danville hospital.(veterans hosp.)his last home i am aware of(1955)was on lakeview rd.(?)going west out of canton,about 2 miles up mountian. he had aspouse who had 3 daughters.doris,margaret and bertha.margaret had a palsy type diease.doris wanted to be a nurse. roy is buried in one of the family type cemeteries but i can't locate him. thanks again joyce, carl

Date:  6/17/2007
Subject:  OSTER, Elisha

Seeking any information on Elisha Foster Sr listed in Bradford Co 1850 census with his family.  His son Elisha Jr was my g grandfather.

Bob Thurman
Walland TN

Note from JMT, Bob is also interested in his G grandmother also, although he did not meniton it.

Date:  6/11/2007

ALLEN orrin DOB 11-26-1838 DOD 07-21-1916

ALLEN calista DOB 3-28/1841 DOD 11-22-1918
          I think both were born in Granville Center PA.
Orrin was my great-great grandfather. I am trying to find his parents. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if you need any more infor.
Thank you
George Allen
Newark, DE.

Date:  6/9/2007 
Subject:  BROWN in Chemung and Bradford Counties

 I have the following information to share:
George W. Brown b. 1911 in Elmira, Chemung, NY to
Clarence W. Brown b. Jan 1870 in Erin, Chemung, NY and
Evelyn Houghton. 
In the 1870 census of Erin, NY, the family appears as follows:
NAME                 AGE     PLACE OF BIRTH
G.W. Brown           38      Pennsylvania
Hannah Brown       35      New York
     Rasa (Rosa?)    14      Michigan
         Stella          12      Minnesota
        Frank           10      PA
        Myra             7      PA
        Sarah            5      PA
     Clarence        4 mos   NY
**the index search on Ancestry lists this family as "Braun," but after viewing the record, I believe it is clearly spelled "Brown."**
I have an 1860 census record from Smithfield, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania (just down valley from Elmira) that shows this family:
NAME                 AGE     PLACE OF BIRTH
George W. Brown      28      Pennsylvania
Hannah Brown          26      New York
             Lucilla         4      Michigan
            Harriet         2      Minnesota Territory
**information format has been "paraphrased" for ease of posting**
Doesn't this appear as if the two listings are for the same family?  I am about 90% certain of it, based on this and other circumstantial evidence.  But the oddity of the oldest children changing names is rather irksome, and casts just that small shadow of doubt. 
If anyone has information that can substantiate or decidedly refute this connection, please let me know. 
To continue the search, I would like to know if anyone is able to confirm or deny the connection of this George W. Brown with a George W. Brown b. 1832 Bradford Co., PA, son of Obadiah Brown Jr. (listed elsewhere in this site).

Subject: SEELYE
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007
From: "Deborah Ghiai"

SEELYE,Willard W. Seeking info on his parents, siblings,or place of birth.Most of his adult life was spent in Roseville Pa.

Thank you, Deborah Seelye Ghiai

Date: 5/20/2007

Hello My name is Kathy Carlson. I am searching for information regarding the marriage of my ggrandfather, William John O'Neill to Ellen M Droney on September 22, 1875. The Droney family was from Barclay township in Bradford County. William was born in New Hampshire. I have been unable to locate any census records on him prior to 1880. Thanks

Subject: BURROWS
Date: 5/9/2007

Wyalusing, Bradford Co. Looking for George Henry BURROWS, died 27 July 1901 in Colorado. The newspaper Colorado Springs stated that his body would be buried in hometown of Wyalusing , Penn. I have checked the cemetery on line and will continue to check the others , if someone would be able to check the one that is not on line.

Very much appriecated, thank you
Charlene MacIntosh from Nova Scotia ,

Subj: Lancaster In New Albany,Pa
From: (Rich Lancaster)
Date: Thu. 26 Apr 2007

Looking for any information on a William Lancaster and his brother Robert Lancaster who had a mercantile business in New Albany appx 1860 or before. I have some information on Robert but none on William.

Thank You,
Rich Lancaster

Subject: Brown family Albany, Bradford County
From: Audra Olson
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007

I am looking for information on the BROWN family of Albany, Bradford County. Nathan BROWN (b. 1789) and Harriet Brown (b. 1800) had 5 children: L.M. (b. 1833), Daniel (b. 1838), Nathan (b. 1833), Harry (b. 1843), and Charles (b. 1847). Is anyone else researching this family or have any information about them?

Thanks! Audra Jayne Olson

Subject: MARKWELL, Dawes
From: "nancy spencer"
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007

I am seeking any biographical information on Dawes Markwell. I do know that she was a librarian in Towanda for 25 years. Was she also a published author and accomplished artist? I know where there are several original, signed sketches/etchings by "Dawes Markwell". Any assistance would be appreciated.

Nancy Spencer

Date: 4/23/2007

Hi Joyce, I am looking for information on my maternal grandmother, Alma Genevieve Olson Wiley. She was born in Antrim November 15, 1890. Unfortunately, my grandmother was quite the mystery woman and never divulged any of her past to her two daughters, Roberta Dean Wiley, or Eleanor Wiley. Roberta is my 92 year old mother and the last of my family so I am most anxious to know about our relatives.

Alma was of Swedish descent and had brothers and sisters, I am told, that returned to Sweden. She moved to Boston and married my grandfather, Raymond Wiley. Then they moved back to Illinois. My family lived in Illinois until the 1970s, and then my mother and father retired here in Tucson, Arizona. I would certainly appreciate any help you can give me in locating my mother's relatives.

Thanks so much, Deanna D. Smith

Subject: Smith-Jacoby
From: "Robyn"
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 15:29:18 -0400

Joyce, I'm trying to trace my grandfather's (Fred. L. Smith) family. He was from Bradford County (resided on Pleasant St. in Sayre, PA). I'm lost at his father and mother. Her name was Francis Louise Jacoby and her parents were Daniel and Cecile Merical (SP) Jacoby. Her parents were Lyman & Matilda Merical (sp). They may be buried in Canton Area, but am not sure. Can you or one of your researchers help me?

Thank you. Robyn S. Chilson

Subject: Arnout Cemetery directions
From: "Katy C."
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007

I am hoping to get some directions to the "ARNOUT CEMETERY" in Monroeton, PA. Forgive me, I am not familiar with the area so I am unable to have a clear idea of how to find it based on the description. I am hoping to make a visit to it in within the next few weeks. Does anyone have a familiarity with this private cemetery?

Thank you, Katherine Carlin

From the site: "This private cemetery officially has no name, but is often referred to by neighbors as the Arnout cemetery. It is located on a dirt road TR375 between the Liberty Corners and Durell road (SR2024). The cemetery is along side of the Harris family residence."

Subject: FENTON
From: lynn derstine
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007

I am looking for my real sister who was adopted when she was 5 or 6 Her name was PEGGY SUE FENTON.All i know is she was adopted in powell and was living in sayre for a bit.Her name was changed to Mary Beth prouse or plouse or Mary Elizabeth Plouse or Prouse.

I can be contacted at my email
Lynn Derstine

From: "Ray Spencer"
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007

BALL, benjamin and DAVIDSON, sarah. married 1833. I am looking for any information on this family, many people say he is the son of Samuel Ball. I was wondering if there was any proof of that. He doesn't seem to be mentioned in Samuel or Martha's will. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have information on their son Charles William Ball.

signed; Raymond Spencer

From: "Ray Spencer"
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007

STACKHOUSE, James he was born about 1844 and was living with Davis and Dorcas Phelps in 1850 at age six. In the 1860 census he was living with Samuel Davidson age 16, I was trying to find who his parents were.

Raymond Spencer

Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007

I am searching for William Urwin PIPHER who married Charlotte Ann LARRABEE (b. 1858 in Albany, Bradford, PA m. about 1876) and his second wife Tracy Adaline WOOLSEY (b. 1863 also of Bradford PA m. about 1881). I find her on the 1870 Bradford, Albany and the 1880 Albany and both of them on the 1900 Asylum census for PA. Tracy's parents are: George L. WOOLSEY and Emeline LEE both of Albany. I do not know the parents of Charlotte LARRABEE. William and Charlotte had 3 children: Anna E., Gilbert L., and Frances all born in PA. Children of Tracy and William are: Mary Caroline, Edith L., Anagline, George William, John C., Sophia Elizabeth, Peter Lloyd, and Andrew. I believe Peter Lloyd b 14 Sep 1900 in Asylum Bradford, PA.

Any help appreciated with this family.

Thank you so much. Peggy Jentgens

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007

Looking for information about Burton W WILLIAMS 1850-1927 and Edward B WILLIAMS 1880-1954. Both are buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The wife of Burton is listed as Isabell. They also had a son named Frank W. WILLIAMS. Edward eventually moved to Chicago, then Harvey IL. He is my Great-Grandfather. There is some evidence that he also once lived in Hector NY. I believe that Burton's father was Warren WILLIAMS, son of Caleb, but I can't be sure. Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks, Rob Roberts Homewood IL 708-799-0576

Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007

I am looking for a JOHN THOMPSON. Birth date unknown. Death date unknown. He wad married to ADA MARGESON (MARIGISON, MARGISON) They had three children JOHN JR. , GEORGE C. THOMPSON, and PHEBE THOMPSON. GEORGE married HANNAH BUTTERS and had several children. PHEBE married WILLIS VAN GELDER.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Melissa Plumley

Subject: LEAHEY
From: "Marian Leahey",
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007

Looking for any info on Arthur Leahey born approx early 1900's in Athens,Pa He was my father He died in Scranton,Pa in 1957.

Marian Leahey Ikeler thank you

Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007

Interested in two AVERY's who married BLODGETT's. Deborah AVERY who married Charles BLODGETT (b. Bedford NY) who moved to Gillett, Bradford Co. PA. Their son Jacob BLODGETT married Annis Ann AVERY who was a daughter of Jacob AVERY. Is there a connection between Deborah AVERY and Annis Ann AVERY? Jacob AVERY is my grgrgrandfather. Or between Deborah and Jacob.

Jim Avery

Subject: CASSELS - Bradford County, Barclay Township
From: "Jane Webb",
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 I am looking for a naturalization record for James CASSELS. In the 1870 census of Bradford County he was indexed as CASSLER - occupation miner and born in Scotland. By 1880 he was in Elk County. I have searched naturalization records in Elk County with no success. Subsequent census records state that he immigrated in 1868. This is probably inaccurate since his daughter, Isabella, was born in England in August of 1869.


Subject: BARRETT
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007

I am looking for my grandmother who was BARRETT, alice daughter of Laporte Barrett and Frances. Dob april 1894. Who did she marry? I have a alice barrett married to a Thomas CARMINITA with 4 children. two of these children died around 1920.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you shirley davis, Lyons new

Subject: Obituary for Minnie WEBLER Field (Bradford Co.)
From: "Paul Staffin",
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007

I am seeking the source and a good quality photocopy identifying the source of the obituary of Minnie Webler Field posted on this site. The obituary is copied, in part, below: WEBLER - Mrs. Minnie Webler Field, (SRGP 40674) wife of Henry Field, died at her home on the state road, one and a half miles north of Gilbertsville, Saturday morning, January 6, 1917, of heart disease, aged 52 years. Deceased was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Oct. 5, 1864, daughter of Choral and Caroline Monroe Webler. She married Henry Field, Nov. 15, 1883, and moved to the town of Butternuts in February, 1884, where she has since lived....etc. I suspect the obituary may have been published in the Otsego Journal, the local newspaper in Gilbertsville, NY.

Paul L. Staffin e-mail:

From: "Janette Frey"
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007

Hello, Joyce! Your website has been very helpful to me. I have just begun my geology search and wanted to tell you this site is wonderful.

My query is this: HOUSE is the surname I am looking for. In the 1870 census there is an Alonzo D. HOUSE m. to a Sevena(MERRILL was her maiden name I believe) . In the 1880 census Alonzo is married to an Elizabeth. Some of the children are the same. I am wondering what happened to Sevena and whom was Elizabeth married to before, rumor has it she was married to a BLACK (as some of the children are listed w/ that surname). Also in the Ogdensburg Cem-Church of Christ it lists Alonzo D. and Elizabeth HOUSE stone and near it is a Katura and Virgil HOUSE.

I have not been able to find out anything else about these two. Any information that you might be able to give me would be wonderful. Alonzo D. was my gggrandfather. Thanks and keep up the great work!

Janette House Frey
I can be reached at the following address if anyone has any info they would like to share:

Subject: William BURK Sayre, Bradford Co.
From: "Janice MacDaniels",
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007

Looking for information about William A. BURK (b. c 1869 PA- d. 1948 PA) and Mildred "Millie" JENNINGS (b. 1873 NY - d. 1923). Residents of Sayre, Bradford County, children are: Reva, Mildred Pearl, Norman Allen, Marian Belle. William worked on the RR, Reva married Walter MACDANIELS (MCDANIELS). Would like to find the parents of William. Believe them to be Patrick and Mary BURK of Wilmot, Bradford County...but that is a guess.

Thanks in advance for any help, Janice MacDaniels
Please reply to -
Subject line - William BURK

Subject: BUCK
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007

BUCK, Martha/Maratha Emma. Seeking ancestors on the Buck side. Born 1873-1875 in PA, d. 1932, mother Lydia Mathewson. Who was father? Married Chester T. Mix. Some siblings: Ella Trembly of Pen Yan NY, Mrs. Amos Kempler, Renova, Gertrude Conway, Weedsport NY, William Buck, Lizzie Kempler. Son was William Lucius Mix. Lived in Canton PA but connections in Elmira NY. Listed in Towanda Boro 1880 census as "Emma Buck" pg. 436B.At a dead end; any help appreciated! Cathy Campbell

Date: 3/8/2007 10:05:21 AM Eastern Standard Time,

Hello, I am seeking additional information about the family of Roswell JOHNSON and Julia POND Johnson who lived and raised their family in Spring Hill, then Tuscarora in Bradford County in the 1820s and on. They were married in Milford, Connecticut in 1810. Roswell dies sometime after 1850 and Julia some time after 1870. One of their sons, Peter JOHNSON, my gggrandfather moved west sometime before 1850, eventually settling near Fort Wayne, Indiana. He married a Emily CHRISTMAN or CHRISTIAN. I am especially interested in help in locating any local records that may fill in more information about Roswell and Julia and their family, thanks.

James Johnson Monroe, Michigan

From: "William Morris"
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2007

Donna Mowery, if you are still looking for information about the MORGAN - WILMOT families, I am a descendant of Arabella MORGAN, Anna MORGAN's sister. Arabella is my g.g. grandmother. She married Bradley Atwood Howell from Trenton NJ. They had one son, Charles Muirhead Howell, nephew to David WILMOT. We have some letters addressed to Charles from his uncle, David WILMOT and also a few books that belonged to both. We also have letters from David to Anna MORGAN before their marriage. These materials came to me recently through my mother and I have not yet found birth, death or marriage dates for Arabella. I also own a desk and a chair that belonged to David WILMOT.

Karen Morris

Subject: ACKLEY, ALFRED W. (b. ca. 1791/92, d. 1841)

My 3great-grandfather Alfred W. ACKLEY married Perthena Tillinghast on August 31, 1817, in Norway, Herkimer County, New York. The marriage record has listed he was from Black River . (There is a river and a village named Black River  in Jefferson County, New York, northwest of Herkimer County in the State of New York)

U.S. Census NY 1820 = Alfred & Perthena (Tillinghast) ACKLEY lived in Lyme, Jefferson County, New York.

U.S. Census NY 1840 = Alfred & Perthena (Tillinghast) ACKLEY lived in Redfield, Oswego County, New York.

Alfred & Perthena (Tillinghast) Ackley had 4 children: The first child, a daughter, b. Dec. 1818 - died Sep 1819 and is buried in Herkimer County, NY. Then they had a son, b. 1820 in Lyme, Jefferson County, NY; and 2 daughters followed. I descend from their son, Henry Tillinghast Ackley, 1820-1863, Civil War soldier.

Alfred W. Ackley s Will signed = October 1841, in Redfield, Oswego County, New York.

Alfred died = December 1841.

It is thought by the family/descendants of our Alfred W. Ackley that he was born about 1791/1792, and that he was in the War of 1812. After searching all over northern New York for Ackley s, I wonder if he was a soldier in the War of 1812; that possibly his unit went through Herkimer County NY; and that was how Alfred and Perthena became acquainted in Herkimer County? Perthena was the oldest of 11 children born to Henry and Sarah (Dyer) Tillinghast. In those early days, girls in particular, didn t travel very far from home, and she probably was needed to help her mother with the younger children.

Our Alfred W. Ackley has his name with a capital W as his middle initial on the marriage document and on his will, but no one knows what name the initial - W - stands for. We do not know any names for his parents, siblings, relatives, nor where he was born.

1. Does anyone know anything about the family of the Alfred Ackley of Bradford County, PA?

2. Could my Ackley line have a connection with any of the Pennsylvania ACKLEY's?

3. Who would/could I contact for further ACKLEY information?

Thank you for your website Bradford/Tri-County, and any thoughts or suggestions you may have to share with me.

Sincerely, Bette Steward, researching:
Ackley, Tillinghast, Dyer (Jefferson & Herkimer Co NY)
Cool/Kool, Rossman, Miller (Columbia Co NY)
Palmer, Shutts, Kennedy, Knight, Lane (Oswego Co NY)
Van Patten, Jewell, Bennett, Hitchcock, Rhodes (Cayuga Co NY)
Stauffer, Sowash, Stewart (Allegheny, Westmoreland, Cambria PA)

Subject: LOVETT
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007

I am trying to find out any information on Mary LOVETT, b. 8/24/1797 in CT, d. 12/16/1876 in Herrick, PA, wife of Elisha Keeler, Jr. Elisha and Mary (LOVETT) Keeler are buried in the East Herrick Cemetery in Herrick Township, Bradford Co., PA. One of there daughters was Florantha Helen Keeler who married Isaac Marsh.

Thank you. Jim Taylor

Subject: DREW
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007

Seeking others researching the DREW family from Athens area of Bradford County, PA.- James E. Drew, along with his wife, Rosa B and children moved from Danby, Tompkins County, NY to Athens between 1880 and 1900. James was born Feb 1850 in NY, one of 7 children born to Samuel and Isabella Drew. He died in 1926 and was buried in Danby Rural Cemetery in Tompkins County, NY. Rosa was born Feb 1851(parents unknown) in Wisconsin and died 1927; she too was buried in Danby Cemetery. James was the brother to my Great grandmother, Isabelle D. Drew, who married Feb 1884 to Oscar Abram MILLAGE, originally from Danby but moved to the Candor area of Tioga County, NY.

I located James' and his family on the 1900 and 1910 Federal census for Athens, Ward # 4. Both James and his son, Frank were working as a laborer and machinist for the railroad at the time census was taken. His daughters, Gertie died in Sept 1877 just shy of her first birthday and Anna was born Jan 1882. No other information is known about her. His son, Frank was born in Athens, PA in Oct 1888. Would like to exchange information with other individuals researching this surname.

Thank you, Kem Kay Hart-Baker

Subject: DREW
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007

DREW, James E., wife, Rosa B. and children:Gertie, Anna and Frank Drew - originally from Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Cty, NY, then Danby, Tompkins County, NY; moved to Athens Township, Bradford County, PA about 1900.

Contact Kem Hart-Baker at

From: cathy streit
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007

I am seeking information on my great grandparents (Swissborn 1838)Charles William Hafner and (Irishborn 1846) Ellen Kirwan. They lived in Towanda 1867-1869 and moved to Chemung County 1870 (census). They were back in Towanda Borough in 1880. Charles and Ellen had several children: Mary (b1868), John (b1870), Herman (b1871), William (b1873), Julia, Frances, and Florence. Charles was a grist miller in the tri county area. The family moved to Minnesota in about 1881 when Charles took a a deputy auditor's job in Renville County, Minnesota under a Patrick H.Kirwan (I'm guessing he was related to Ellen.). Patrick Kirwan was born in Pennsylvania in 1851. Charles and Ellen lost both sons William and Herman to illness between 1880 and 1885. Both Charles and Ellen died in Minnesota 1899 and 1904 respectively. I would love to hear from anyone who might have KIRWAN or HAFNER info or connections.

Cathy Hafner Streit


Subject: FLOYD
From: "Harry Thompson"
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007

Charles N. FLOYD (1826-1878), possibly of Chemung Co., married Isabelle McDuffee (ca. 1838-1880), of Athens, PA, in 1860. In the 1850 census for Athens Township, Bradford Co., he is listed in the home of Daniel McDuffee, Isabelle's father. At that time, he was 24 yrs. of age and a student. Looking for information on Charles N. FLOYD'S parents.

Harry Floyd Thompson

Date: 1/30/2007

The 1850 census (PA/Bradford/Springfield) shows Myron SCHRADER (age 16/PA) as a laborer in dwelling 80. I'm trying to connect him with the appropriate SCHRADER family. Can you connect me with SCHRADER researchers? I can't seem to find anyone working that family on your web pages, or any information about Myron. BTW, you have a ton of interesting information. I'm kind of embarrassed I can figure this out for myself!

Thanks. Michael White Richland, WA

Date: 1/26/2007
Subject: HEAD

I am seeking more information about the wife of George HEAD, Sr. George HEAD, Sr. was born about 1745, died about 1800. I have read that his wife's first name was Hannah. What is the evidence for this? I have read that his wife's name was Catherine SIMPSON (parents unknown). What is the evidence? If he had two wives, I am interested in the wife who was mother of George HEAD, Jr.

Thank you very much.
Robert Bowen Rochester, NY

January 24, 2007

Looking for information on relatives or descendents of Maurie (Maurey) (Marie) BREWSTER nee NESBIT, born in Pennsylania 1898, died 1962, buried in East Herrick Cemetery. Husband Robert Earl BREWSTER, born 1891, died 1974, buried in same cemetery. Maurie's father was Ezra NESBIT, born in 1874, died 1948; her mother was Agnes MURPHY, born in Brooklyn, NY in 1876, died in 1962, buried in same cemetery. Would like to find out where Agnes and her siblings were sent when their mother died in 1884 in Bennington, VT leaving four orphans. My father, John Lester MURPHY was one of the children. He was sent to Mansfield, PA, but who took in the other three children? Were they sent to the same town? Who brought up Agnes? Where? Would appreciate any information anyone can give to help us in our quest for genealogy facts on our family.

Thanks for reading this and hope you have an answer
Grace Murphy Anastasia

Subject: Conomikes Jr, George Spero
From: "Spero Conomikes"
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007

Hello, I found some information on your website in regards to my grandfather Spero Conomikes and his father Peter Conomikes Here is the link and the exact script: Conomikes, Peter J: Jas. P. Conomikes of the Sugar Bowl, Towanda, received word Monday of the death of his father, Peter J. Conomikes of Tzinitia, Greece, on Sept. 21. Besides Mr. Conomikes of Towanda the deceased is survived by two other sons Spero Conmikes of Canastota, N. Y. and Gus Conomikes of Tzinitia and one daughter Kathryn at home. His wife also survives.

I was wondering if you know where I might find more information on these records. My grandfather died before I was born. And, I am the youngest of the sons in our generation of conomikes here in the US. I'm trying to trace back our family history to Greece to find the rest of my family and cousins that might be there.

Regards, George Spero Conomikes, Jr

Date:  01/23/2007
Surnames They all followed the Coal Mines to different PA Counties and to NY and finally NJ


Forest City Susquehanna County PA- Binghamton NY- Carbondale Lackawanna County PA
My great Grandparents were Katzarina Moskal Bednarik 1854 or 1857 nov 25 & Michal Bednarik Feb
1854 to abt 1905. Both from Pielnia Austria...Mary Bednarik b abt 1889/1891-1968 married Strus

Name Birth date Death date Marriage date

Benarick, Eugene b1927 ????
Benarick, Dorothy 1926 ????
Goskowski, Michael Jr Abt. 1923 Mike's memory failing Abt. 1950
Benarick, Stanley 1922 ????
Benarick, Joseph Abt. 1920 ????
Benarick, John J. Abt. 1917 27 Dec 1992
Benarick, John 1915 ????
Benarick, Irene Abt. 1915 ????

Lenio, John 1908 1992

Bednarczyk, Kathline-Abt1904 11 Jan 2002
Bednarik, Anna Austria 1896 1947

Jurain/Jurin Joseph 1893 1954

Bednarik, Stanley 1893 ???? 1911
Benarick Paul 1898 1919 Military Sept 15 1918
Bednarick, Mike FC PA 1890 ????
Bednarik/Bednarick/Benarick Mary-bApr 1889/1891-d15 Aug1968-m 23 Oct1906 ForestCity PA Susquehanna
Bednarczyk, Paul Abt.1898 1919
Bednarik, Rose Austria 1883 1956 Abt. 1950 Forest City PA
Bednarick, John " 1886 1920

Moskal, Katzarina-Austr 1854 10 Mar 1929 Bef. 1883 [died as Catherine Benarick stepson-FM

Gardiner Atty & Stanley Bednarik "Benarick" Dir of Schools (once Justice of Peace) at funeral]

Bednarczyk Michal"Mike" 1854 bef. 1910 m.Bef. 1883? born-Pielnia Austria
Benarick, Tommy FC PA ???? ????

Goskowski, Walter ???? ????

Gorszkowski, Michael Sr 1920 ???? died in Forest City Susquehanna County PA

Benarick, Steven FC PA ???? ????

Lenio, Michael Austris ???? ????

Goskowski, Ray 1925 living in Binghamton NY from Susquehanna County PA

Thank you for any help on information about this family, their work/employment, migration, ancestors

From: "Grace Anastasia"
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007

Seeking information on relatives or descendents Maurie (Maurey) (Marie) NESBIT BREWSTER, born 1898, died 1962, married to Robert Earl BREWSTER, born 1891, died 1974, both buried in East Herrick Cemetery. Lived in Sayre, PA. Maurie was daughter of Agnes MURPHY NESBIT, who was a sister of my father, John Lester MURPHY. Would appreciate knowing where Agnes was brought up and by whom after her mother died in Vermont. Also would like picture of grave marker and copy of Death Certificate for Agnes and Maurie. Any information wanted to complete family history.

Thanks for any help.
Grace Murphy Anastasia

Subject: Wiliam J. Fuller
From: "Forrest L. Fuller"
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007

I am looking at "Some papers of the Fullers of Ridgebury" submitted by Lee Freeman as appeared in the Tri-Counties Genealogy & History Sites. I am related to Isaac Fuller who settled there in the late 18th century. The papers I refer to include a promise of one William J. Fuller to pay to certain other parties amounts due them on behalf of one Abiel Fuller. I have not been able to place William J. Fuller and Abiel Fuller in the family. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it.

Thank you, Forrest L. Fuller

Subject: MINTON
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007

Hi Joyce,
Thank you for your email1/19 and yes I would like to submit a query: " looking for relatives of HUGH J. MINTON , born Sept. 18.1816, in Tioga Seneca County, possibly Bradford or Chemung counties"and again thank you for the intro to your web site. I spent two hours today scrolling thru it, Sincerely George Minton.

Subject: Bradford
From: "Steve Hall"
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007

have two insurance policies for Abner BARTLETT of Pike Township, dated 1879 and 1882. Any BARTLETT decendants are welome to them if interested.

Steve Hall Rome, PA

Date: 01/19/07

Elias L. STURDEVANT and his wife Olive LEONARD move from Hector, Tompkins Co., NY to Hillsdale Co, Michigan. A book titled Portrait and Biographical Album of Hillsdale County, Michigan published 1888 has a biography of Elias' son Warren and lists his paternal grandfather as Joseph STURDEVANT.

"The paternal grandfather was also born there," speaking of New York State, "but spent a good share of his life in Pennsylvania, where he followed the trade of a shoemaker, when a young man he served as a soldier in the war of 1812. Quite late in life he came to Michigan and died in Woodbridge Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan, in 1863, when seventy-seven years old. He had been twice married..."

This means he was born about 1784 and of course in Bradford Co, Pennsylvania I find Jonathan and Joseph and Joseph Jr. STURDEVANT on several censuses and tax roll years. In addition for 1837 and 1838 tax roll years, I find Elias L. STURDEVANT which I am convinced is the same Elias L. whose father is Joseph STURDEVANT and who moved from Tompkins Co, NY to Michigan (apparently via Bradford Co., Pennsylvania)

I found a history on the Tri-County site of Jonathan STURDEVANT with a son Joseph born 1786. This Joseph, like the one mentioned in Hillsdale biography, wed twice: first to Margaret and then to Abigail. The Bradford County genealogical/biographical information does not have the names of all of Joseph's children but lists:

Trying to prove that Elias L. STURDIVANT is the son of Joseph STURDEVANT who moved to Bradford Co. Also trying to determine who parents are of Olive LEONARD who wed Elias L. STURDEVANT in Tompkins Co, NY.

Leila Menzies

Subject: Re:Walker family in Athens?
From: "Don Knaus"
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007

Please help. My GGGgrandfather, Jacob Reep (who would becomke the first PERMANENT settler in Lawrenceville, PA) married Amy Walker. family genealogy says that she was born in 1766 in Athens, PA. In 1795 she and Jacob moved from Athens (where they had spent the winter with Amy's 4 brothers & a sister). First, I know that Athens was not "Athens" until 1812 or so. Secondly, is it possible that a white girls was born at Tioga Point in 1766? If, indeed, she was bron there in 1766, is it possible she was Indian? Why are the Walkers not listed among the early settlers?

My name and address are: Donald E. KnausWellsboro, PA 16901 Telephone: (570) 723-4290

I made the request because I have had respect for your website for some time. I am on a genalogical journey. I trace my ancestry back to the Jacob Reep and Amy (Walker) Reep mentioned in the original request. I will eventually find out the answer to my request. I would appreciate any help, ideas or suggestions.

Date: 01/16/07
Subject: CHILSON

Hello, My name is Julie Divel, I am looking for some information about my great grandfather Eli Chilson. He was a engineer for the S&N.Y. railroad. He worked and lived in Towanda,PA. If you have any information about his family or about the railroad I would really appreciate hearing from you.

thank-you, my e-mail address is

Subject: Bradford Co. (Springfield) HARKNESS/GRACE/LANGFORD/SAGER relationship
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007

Am looking for a relationship between the HARKNESS and GRACE families. In my ggrandmother's handwritten notes she tells of a family bible being given to Job GRACE (b. 1844) by James G. HARKNESS in 1880. I have a picture of Herbert L. GRACE (b. 1878 in Iowa). She also mentions the name Celestia GRACE (b. 20 Jun 1820 who married Laertis LANGFORD. If anyone can help me figure this puzzle out, I'd be indebted to you forever!

Thanks, Jennifer Edinger Graham, WA
ps...I'd love to find the bible!

Date: 1/3/2007
Subject: FORKER

I am the great granddaughter of Clarence Forker and Cora Lena Hitchcock Forker. I know that they were married Nov 11,1896 and divorced in 1910. Cora is buried in the East Herrick cemetery and Clarence is buried in Vestal Park Cemetery. They had 4 sons Lee Everett, Ray Bailey, Roy John and Guy Albert. Cora lived in and around Camptown all her life. I know much of Cora but little of Clarence. Is they anyway I can search in your database to find when he was born, who is parents were. What area he was from. If he remarried again and had other children?

Violet Benjamin