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Bradford County (PA) Queries April 2004 - June 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 07/24/04)

Subj: Bradford Co. query-HEIB
Date: 06/26/2004 3:40:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Oliver)

I am trying to find information on a John HEIB, a farmer in Bradford Co., Columbia Twp. He also managed the "Columbia Cross Roads Belgian Horse Company". I am researching a "Chase Belgian Horse Company" which was located along the Sante Fe railroad at Chase Station during the same time period, 1880-1910 or so. Any information that could assist me in finding more about John HEIB's business would be a great help.

Thank you,
Sincerely, Cliff Oliver East Peoria, IL

Subj: Bradford County, Columbia Crossroads
Date: 06/24/2004 4:28:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time

I am looking for any information you may have on my Grandmother and her family members. Here is her info:

Laura Reddington McCABE
Birth: 16 Feb 1885
Place: Columbia Crossroads, Bradford, Penn

I believe her Fathers name was Charles and he worked as a Tinsmith. I also recall her mentioning that she had a brother named Harry.

Any informaiton on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Ben Kulp

Subj: McINTOSH - Bradford County
Date: 06/16/2004 12:23:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Teresa)

I am looking for any information on the family name of McINTOSH in Bradford County perhaps Sayre, Athens area. Our grandfather's name was George E. McINTOSH who worked for the railroad and our grandmother's name was Josie (Josephine) Merrill McIntosh Brennan. We would like to have information on George McINTOSH's siblings. We know of one sister named Grace McINTOSH Biles.

Any information would be most helpful. Teresa McIntosh

Subj: Bradford County, Ridgebury Township
Date: 06/16/2004 4:10:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Katharine Curry)

ALLEN, M. Eugene or perhaps just Eugene b. Jan. 1857.
ALLEN, Marie b. April 1897 daughter if Eugene
ALLEN Edward, son of Eugene b. July 1892, Marie, daughter b. April, 1892.
CARR, Mills b. 1806 probably in what is now Chemung, County NY, living in Bradford County in 1900, buried in Hanlon Hill Cemetery

I am coming into the area in July, and would like to locate living relatives of these individuals, and any information information about them that may be available. I think we have common ancestors.

Katharine Curry

Subj: Re: DARROW families in NE PA
Date: 06/02/2004 10:51:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time
To: JoyceTice

Dear Joyce,
I am the g-g-granddaughter of John & Martha Herrick Darrow; g-granddaughter of Stephen & Jane Darrow; granddaughter of Norman & Emma Darrow Truesdell. daughter of Glen & Pearl Greenman Truesdell From bits of data & etc., know they had lived in Sus CO, PA. Grandma Emma was b. in Forest Lake, PA; father Glen & brothers were born in Choconut, PA. I'm looking for the following: burial sites; parentage & siblings of Martha Herrick & Jane Silsbee; & occupations of the males.

Anxious to hear from you.
Shirley Truesdell Webb

Subj: Help needed
Date: 05/30/2004 6:25:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Joanne)

Hi. I live in Schuylkill co ,Pa and need some help with finding info on a family that lived in Wyalusing, Bradford Co.. The name is Ira Startzel and he died April 1969 in above place..I'd like a obit if I can get one... He had 2 daughters Anita & Ruth.

Ruth married a Kunkel and supposedly still lives there..And I am trying to find them.. I am willing to pay for someone to find the obit for me..

Can you help me any??
Joanne Vaughn

Subj: Bradford County - Barclay Township - Laquin
Date: 05/25/2004 12:06:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

BALDWIN, Edward L. - I am looking for relatives of my grandfather who was born April 5, 1908, and ran away from home at the age of 13 and never returned. Parents names are Thomas Baldwin and Edith Yoxtheimer.

Thank you,
Rhonda Fessel

Subj: Canton, Bradford and Union, Tioga
Date: 05/25/2004 9:19:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

Can anybody help me with information on my great grandmother, wife of Truman C. ANDRUS? They are on the 1860 census of Bradford County and the 1880 census of Tioga County. My grandfather said when his mother died (in 1881) he went to live on the indian reservation and so he had to assume her maiden name. He carried the name of Boardwell the rest of his life. Most sources list her as ??? or Bardwell but I saw on FTM where she was listed as Charlotte Chapman and her mother was Sabrina Boardwell. Who was her father and why was her name Chapman?

Thank you for any help you can give me. Judith Francis

Subj: Baker family roots
Date: 05/24/2004 10:12:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Bob)

Dear Ms. Tice,
After my e-mail of yesterday, I apparently have discovered the father of my great-great grandfather, Warren F. Baker. If I am not mistaken his name is Samuel Sheldon Baker, the adopted son of Ezekiel Baker. I gleaned most of this from your pages on the Bakers and the 1870 census for Bradford county. I would appreciate any information you have about these facts and other help you could give me. Your site has already made my heart race and my eyes tear. You have no idea what you have given so many..

Thank You,
Robert Baker Jr. DMD

Subj: Bradford County
Date: 05/23/2004 7:02:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Robin Rhodes)

Re: JOHNSON family New Albany PA 1900 - 1930.

I am looking for any information on the Nehemiah JOHNSON family, who are found in the 1900 New Albany Census. Nehemiah died sometime before 1900 - as his wife Mary E is shown as a widow. I am looking for death info on both of these people. Nehemiah born 1819 in New York, Mary E. TAYLOR Johnson born 1822 in New York. I need Nehemiah's parents name to continue my quest. A date of death and internment info would be great.

Children are:
Charles Johnson - born 1853
William O. Johnson born 1855
Lydia Johnson VANVORHIS - born 1851 who moved to New Albany about 1910 to
live with brother William
Daniel W. Johnson born 1857
Lois V. Johnson who married John YAW and lived in New Albany 1900 - 1910

Any info on living Johnson's in the area would be great.
Mary Johnson Rhodes
Wellsville, NY

Subj: Bradford County: Jennings family
Date: 05/20/2004 11:56:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Keith Allen II)

I begin research on my grandmother from her birth at Jenningston, West Virginia. I have an article for the Tucker County, WV web site and its address is I have chased the Jennings family from MD to Lopez, PA to WV and finally tracked all family members to the Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda. My research of my family history has led me not only on a research of the logging industry of that era but now on the Jennings family who led a very interesting life. They are buried in a circle surrounding the family marker. I would love to meet and talk to anyone who could share information on them and hopefully a chance to talk to descendents. Here is a list of them and their date of death: Cortez Hicks Jennings (9/16/1920), Bishop Worth Jennings (10/20/1906), Ella Castle Jennings (1/3/1942), Ethel May Jennings (5/12/1896), Katherine Elizabeth Jennings (10/7/1972), William W Jennings (6/11/1967), Genevieve S Jennings (12/10/1992), W N Jennings (9/28/1918), Sarah Hicks Jennings (1/1/1911), Sarah Jennings Kizer (11/11/1963), Cortez Hicks Jennings (4/20/1925), Paul Jennings Brennan (6/17/1981), Paul B Jennings (6/17/1954), Mary B Jennings (11/2/1947), Edwin Kizer Jennings (7/10/1975) and Ruth Ward Jennings (4/11/1994).

The Jennings had quite a good life, not only in Lopez and West Virginia, but Cortez retired in Towanda and had a large cattle and horse farm. I truly appreciate your time and any information you might have. My email address is

Sincerely, KEITH ALLEN

Subj: Query on WILSON, Ignatius
Date: 05/19/2004 10:23:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Virginia S Terry)

Ignatius WILSON bca 1780's and lived 1820 in Asylum Twp of Bradford County. Can anyone enlighten me as to his marriage and children? Ignatius seems not to have stayed long in Bradford County? Where did he go? And, where did he die?

Thank you kindly, Virginia Sleeper-Terry

Subj: Orwell Township, Bradford County PA
Date: 05/11/2004 12:35:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Donna Waldo)

I am looking for parents of Sarah ROBINSON Woodruff. I have found an article on your website about a family reunion and she is listed there along with her husband Morris WOODRUFF and son Philander WOODRUFF who is married to Floretta BARNES. Any Info I could receive on any of these people would be grateful.

Thanks Donna Waldo

Subj: Snyder decendents
Date: 05/10/2004 3:31:23 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (M Lovstrom)

Dear Joyce,
I am trying to find a descendent of this family:

Wright Snyder (b. May 19, 1813; d. June 20, 1892) married Delila Casteline (b. Sept 20, 1813) on Nov 3, 1836.

Other information I have includes:

Jane Snyder (b. Jan 5, 1938) married Henry Munn Feb 25, 1854.
John P. Snyder (b.Jan 29, 1839) married Mary Jane Campbell, June 15, 1864.  She died on Sept 26th at age 86, 
was a widow at the time of her death; had a son Charles E. who died on April 12, 1928, another son Bert, one 
daughter Stella and a granddaughter Hazel Irene Snyder.
Hannah E. Snyder (b. Dec 18, 1839) married Elias Munn, Apr 8, 1857.
William L. Snyder (b. Feb 14, 1843) married Hannah Zoeller, Dec 12,1869.
Alice Snyder (b. Feb 29, 1852) married William Everson, Jan 1, 1871.
Mary Snyder (b. Feb 25, 1854).

Many of these names I found on the Universalist Church Cemetary information on your website, so I am hoping you can help me locate one of this family's descendents.

Some items from their family's estate ended up in an auction in Tacoma, WA many years ago (maybe 30?) and an item was purchased by my brother-in-law. He shared it with me today and it touched a very sentimental part of my heart. I have been trying, as time allows, to research my family history and it would mean so much to me to find something from my ancestors. My husband, brother-in-law, and I decided that the right thing to do would be to try to locate a descendent from Wright Snyder's family.

Your website is very impressive and it appears you are very knowledgeable about tracking families and the history in the Litchfield/Bradford County area. Any help you can give us in locating someone from this family would be very much appreciated.

Sincerely, Marsha Lovstrom

Subj: Bradford County, Monroe/Towanda Township
Date: 05/07/2004 11:30:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Steve Lewis)

LEWIS, Robert
I am looking for the name of the parents of Robert Lewis born in Monroe Townsip 1817, he is my Great-great-great-grandfather.

Thank you
Steven P. Lewis Wyalusing, PA

Subj: Bradford County
Date: 05/06/2004 8:27:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Donna Judge)

Looking for info about Amelia M. ARNOLD Wilson. She is the sister of Celestia McCaffrey and Julie ARNOLD Depew. I found this out from the Civil War papers of Julie's husband John Depew. It mentions another sister as being "Sate" who lived somewhere. In 1922 Amelia M. Wilson lived with her sister, Julie, in Athens, Pa Bradford Co. I can't seem to find a cemetery of where buried for Amelia M. Wilson or about her family.

Donna Judge

Subj: Tioga Co.
Date: 04/29/2004 3:44:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (RayandNoelle)


George L. BARBER b. abt. 1818 in Bainbridge, NY d. 1843 married Polly KIRKLAND b.abt. 1813 in MA d. 1875 
(buried Episcopal Church cemetery in Bainbridge) and had the following children before George L. died at 25yrs. old.
Children: Emma I. BARBER b. abt. 1839
             Henry C. BARBER b. abt. 1840 d. 1891 married Sarah D.?
            *George J. BARBER b. 1843 Bainbridge, NY(my
Polly remarried John PIERCE and had the following children: John, Mary H., James, Elisha & William PIERCE.
*George J. BARBER b. 1843 Bainbridge, NY d. 1913 and his wife Mary E. WARNER b. 1850 d. 1906. I found them both 
listed in the Tioga Point Cemetery.
Children: Edna Emogene BARBER b. May 9, 1861, Bainbridge married John Hugh CURRY
            Della M. BARBER b. Jan.1 1870
            George L. BARBER b. Sept. 29 1873
            Florence Ella BARBER b. Apr. 6. 1882
           *Edward B. BARBER b. 1883 Bainbridge, NY married Alice KNAPP b. abt. 1882 Watertown, NY 
            (my gr. grandparents)
            Children: Lois Della BARBER b. 1906 Bainbridge d. 1985 Everett, WA
                        *Jack Gordon BARBER b. 1909 Riviera, TX d. 1978 Olympia, WA married Ila M. VERNER 
                        (my grandparents)

Thank you, Noelle
Nanaimo, BC., Vancouver Island, Canada

Subj: Bradford County
Date: 04/28/2004 3:00:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: ClancyKaty
To: TriCountie

Hello: This is a wonderful site and I greatly appreciate it. Looking for family members of maternal grandmother and grandfather. BROWN, Louise born 1917 or 1918 to Lillian M. Brown. Have heard they were from Browntown. Lillian Brown is buried in the Wyalusing Cemetery. Louise BROWN married Gerald T. Knolles in approximately 1934. They had four children, Patience, Roger, Thomas, and Julie before divorcing approx. 10 years later. Looking for high school drama club/play picture in the yearbook of Louise Brown and Gerald Knolles the year they graduated approx. 1933 from Wyalusing High School.

Thank you. Sincerely, Jill Hurwitz Decker

Date: 04/26/2004 6:28:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time
To: JoyceTice name is Judy Decker.
I was wondering if you may have a contact in the local area who would be willing to do some lookup/research work for me.

I have come to a complete standstill on my husband's line. I know that in the 1850 census his gggrandfather (George Decker, wife Catherine Clark, and son Wilson Decker) were in Granville Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. George and Catherine were married in LeRoy twnshp, Bradford County, Pennsylvania September 23, 1847. I also believe that George's two sister also resided in Granville. They were Amelia Decker who married Nathan Baxter on January 01, 1843 at West Burlington, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and Hannah M. Decker who married Charles Vroman abt 1845. There could possibly have been 2 more brothers, William E. Decker and Wilson M. Decker. George Decker, along with his wife and children; Amelia and her husband, Nathan Baxter; and Hannah and her husband Charles Vroman next appear in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin in the 1860 Census.

By February 1864, both George and William E. Decker are in the 28th Wisconsin, Company D and both died before July 1864. We are descended from George's son, Wilson Decker who was born in PA in 1848. I know that all three families own land in Granville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania on the 1850 Census. I was wondering if there are any records of Birth records, Will's or Land records for Granville that may shed more light on the Decker family.

Any assistance would be most valuable.
Judy Decker

Subj: Looking for infor
Date: 04/26/2004 2:15:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Mike Houssock)

I am looking for any information on Diana FRENCH listed in the 1860 Census as 82 years old . She is living with The PARKS family I believe this to be her daugther or grandaugher Melissia/FRENCH/PARKSand a number of Melissa's children. There is also a Abrun FRENCH listed in the 1850's census as married with a wife named Harret and daughter Diana FRENCH as listed as 1 month old they must be related somehow they may have named their daughter after melissia 's grandmother Diana FRENCH. There is also listed a JW FRENCH he is my great great grandfather right under Diana FRENCH> so I know he is family. Im trying to find JW's Father and Mother If anyone out ther cn help I thank you ahead of time all in Bradford County HERRICK Township in Pa.

Thank you, Janet Houssock

Subj: Bradford County Update
Date: 04/15/2004 12:44:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Linda Hulbert)

Since my last post, dated 3/17/03, I have connected the Amos HULBERT/HURLBURT/HURLBUT who was married to Betsy COOLBAUGH, to the Amos HURLBUT who was murdered in Bradford County in 1803, was the brother of Benjamin HURLBUT, and the son-in-law of Samuel GORDON. Thanks to your wonderful website!!! Your work and labor are invaluable.

Thank you, Linda Hulbert

Subj: Sleeper Hill Cemetery
Date: 04/14/2004 10:23:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Claudia Saunders)

Hi Joyce,
First I want to tell you how much I enjoy your site. It's like opening a good book every time I go there.

I was wondering if you knew anyone who could give me directions to the Sleeper Hill Cemetery in Warren Center, PA. (Bradford County) I would really like to take a look at it if it's at all possible.

I will be in the Binghamton area the last week in May, and wanted to visit Warren Center. My mother was from there and her father owned the General Store once upon a time, so I know where that's located. I could probably even find Highland Lake if I tried, but that's about it. Any guidance or even hints would be appreciated.

Thank you, Claudia

Date: 04/11/2004 7:38:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (james h)

HICKS, Leland G.
COMFORT, Esther Married Name is Hicks

Chip F. HIcks

Subj: (no subject)
Date: 04/09/2004 12:24:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

Looking for information on STRUHM, Dora died in Bradford County. Also, looking for CLAPP family (Bradford County) information.

David Lake

Date: 04/06/2004 11:54:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

I'm searching for information on Charles MORNINGSTAR, born 1851, died 1929 in Sayre, PA. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth MORNINGSTAR of Baden, Germany. Charles' wife was Ellen/Rhoda.

Children: Frederick, Bertha, Jonathon, Mary Jane (my great grandmother), Gussie, Catharine, Henry, Emma.

If you have information, please email me!
THANKS!! Betsy Justice

Subj: GILBERT Y. CRONE Querry, Sayre, Bradford County, Pa.
Date: 04/06/2004 3:00:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (S Pittenger)
Date: 4/6/04

Looking for ancestors of GILBERT Y. CRONE. He was born 8/2/1813 in Wayne County - died 12/13/1885 and buried in Dingman's Ferry, Pa. He married SUSAN HOOVER born 7/22/1819 in Delaware Twp - died 12/13/ 1885. She was reinterred from Sayre to Dingman's Ferry. I've reached an impass and would greatly appreciate any info on the Sayre, Pa. connection.

Thank you, Miriam Carpenter
please reach me at

Subj: Bradford County, Standing Stone/Wysox
Date: 04/06/2004 10:29:26 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Dick Coolbaugh)

I am searching for parents and/or siblings of John A. Schultz, born May 1, 1802 in Neversink, NY. Married Hester Little in Abington Township, Luzerne County, PA on September 11, 1824. She was born October 13, 1807 also in Neversink, NY. Both removed to Bradford County (believe in Standing Stone/Wysox area) and lived there until their deaths in 1872 and 1873 respectively. Any information on these persons (my maternal gggrandparents), would be appreciated. Thank you.

J. D. Coolbaugh La Verne, CA

Subj: Fitzgerald, McKernan, McDonald, and Burke Families
Date: 04/05/2004 11:21:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Shelley and Danny Cummings)

Hi Joyce,
I would like to start by saying that your sight is wonderful and I have enjoyed browsing through it over the past few years. I hate to trouble you; however, at this point, I am becoming desperate.

My Grannie was born in Towanda on August 9, 1913. Her parents were: John and Julia Catherine McDonald Fitzgerald. They operated a boarding house at RT. 5, Laning Place, Towanda, PA. It has since been torn down- but I do have pictures. My Grannie tells me that the golf course of the local country club was back behind her home. My Grannie was the middle of three girls. The oldest was Mary Rita Fitzgerald (Johnston) and the youngest was Elizabeth Fitzgerald (Collins). Her father, John Bernard Fitzgerald was the son of Thomas and Mary Burke Fitzgerald. His siblings were: Martin, Cornelius, Mary, Maggie, and Nell. He was from Asylum Township. My Grannie's mother, Julia McDonald Fitzgerald, I do not know the name of her parents. I think that her mother was Mary McDonald and her mother was a McKernan. Julia McDonald Fitzgerald was originally from Dushore. Julia's siblings were: Patrick, James, and Mary -who became a Carmelite Nunn. John Bernard Fitzgerald died in 1942. My Grannie says that his birthday was August 27th-but she does not remember the year. We guessing that he was 70 when he died -so that would make the year of his birth be >1872 - but this is really guessing. She says that her mother, Julia's birthday was January 14th- again do not know the year. However, she says that she died on January 4, 1972 in Levittown, NY; she was living with her oldest daughter, Mary. My Grannie graduated from St. Agnes in 1930. I have a picture of her graduating class as well as a lot of pictures from her youth in Towanda. My Grannie and Granddaddy, Robert Edward Wallace, were married in the Rectory of St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church on August 9, 1938; they were married in the Rectory because he was a Baptist. Grannie's father is buried somewhere in Towanda.

This is all the information that I have. I have been searching, Rootsweb, and many others for 4 years with no results. I have had no responses to my postings on the surname pages. As you can imagine, I have become very frustrated. Can you offer me any help or put me in the right direction????? It would be greatly appreciated!!!

Sincerely, Shelley Cummings