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Bradford County (PA) Queries - 2010
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 1/21/2010)

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

Hi Joyce, I am hoping to find a date of death and place of burial for a WIRT E. LINDLEY, son of SAMUEL L. LINDLEY and MARY ANN GREENE. I believe that Wirt was born May 13, 1865 in Leroy Township. His first marriage to MARTHA LILLIAN SHADDUCK (June 14, 1877 - February 19, 1922), daughter of ALBERT FRANK SHADDUCK and EMMA AUGUSTA WHITE, ended in divorce with one child, LURA (my Great-Grandmother). He is listed in the 1920 Towanda census with his 2nd wife CATHERINE ?, step-daughter ZELPHIA BENJAMIN and step-grandson RICHARD BRISTOL. I noticed an Index of Bradford County Deaths that lists Wirt and Catherine in what I assume is a newspaper date of January 23, there anyone available to check the Bradford Newspaper archives for that date? I'm not sure who's obit this is, but it is apparently someone from the Lindley family.

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

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

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

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

Kathy Abbey

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

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

Thank you Geoff [ Sorry, no last name signed]

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

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

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

Regards, Joan Gabrie Bucks Co., PA