Tioga Queries & Surname Listings
I just submitted a querie and now realize I did not put the right heading on the subject heading. I put BASTIAN family and it should have been the above. Do I need to re-submit the whole thing? Sorry. Patricia Schultz
I am looking for the Names:
ERNEST CHELL EDWARD CHELL ANNIE CHELL THELMA CHELL MYRTLE CHELL NAOMI CHELL CATHERINE CHELL THEODORE CHELL LOUISA BRUEILLY PETER LEBRUIELLYPlease send information to :DIANE BRUEILLY at email@example.com
I am looking for Munn families that resided in Mansfield, Tioga Co namely Charles Munn and wife Eliza who had three children, Clarence, Celia, and Nettie in the 1860's. I am looking for Eliza's maiden name. She was born in PA in 1833.I know that her parents were from CT as indicated on census records. This family moved to Erie Co, PA and appeared on 1870 or 1880 census. Nettie married Charles Jackman but I do not know where, I assume in Erie Co, PA. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Priscilla Klocek
CHAMPAIGNE SURNAME.Wellsboro area. Hello fellow researchers :).I have a large brick wall I am trying to break through. I would love to hear from anyone researching the Champaigne family.I am looking for a Sarah born around 1908.Married Alexander WELCH also from the Wellsboro area around 1925.She may have been adopted by a realitive. Anyone that could help with the CHAMPAINGE name please e-mail at Vellis4882@aol.com.Thanks for reading .
About a year ago I sent a query to you & received a response. I have since lost the contact & would like to reestablish it.
The woman was from Horseheads, N.Y.
My ggrandfather, Solomion Utter, born in pa oct.1859, married Edith ( I believe Lawrence ) in around wellsboro in 1881.Edith was born april 1862 in pa. Solomon attended the school for Civil War Orphans ( pg.487 of the tri-counties history by Joyce ). They moved to the Dundee area of N.Y. where they lived & died.
I would appreciate any help in finding either or both of their ancetors.
Thank you any & all. Roger Wesley Utter
My name is John Morris! I am looking for any information that can be had about my family.I know that my grandfather and grandmother came from the lycoming/tioga county area.I just recieved their death records from the state They state that grandfather came from Salladsburg,and grandmother came from Tarport Pa..They could have moved to the Clarion county area at some time later because my father was born in Bradysbend Pa. I am quite sure that my great grandfathers name was George andgrandmothers name was Delphine.My father was orphaned in the flu epidemic in 1918 and 1919 .My grandparents must have moved to the Albion Pa. area in the early 1900s.Because that is where my father was orphaned in the flu epidemic of 1918 and 1919.from there on the history is quite vaque.The family of two boys and two girls were seperated and they went in different directions.My father did not find where his parents were buried until 1954.He had been driving past their grave for years and didn`t know it. We come to theAlbion Area for the summer from Fl. and I would like to come to Morris to see if I can find any more information to add to my family history.
Thank you, John Morris
I am searching to discover which Unit that William Willson served in during the Civil War. I believed he lived in Covington Township. Also he is buried in the Glass Works Cemetery in Covington Township and some one puts a flag by his grave each year.Would anyone know who is in charge of doing this that I may contact them and perhpas they would have a list with information on him.
Thank you very much.
Kathy Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1860, my great grandfather, James N. GREEN married Eleanor REED. At the time of marriage, James N. GREEN lived and farmed in Great Bend. PA.
The only info we have on Eleanor REED is that she was born in “Richmond.” We have exhausted Richmond, VA to no avail. I am now tracing the possibility that Eleanor Reed was from Richmond Township, Tioga County, PA.
We place her date of birth as 1838 . Father’s name possibly Nathaniel REED.
Please advise if this is sufficient info. Thanks in advance.
San Jose, CA
Hi Joyce, I have seen two sources that state that Mary Burr of Tioga County was a cousin of Aaron Burr the Vice-President. Since Mary was born in 1832 and Aaron Burr was born in 1756 it is obvious that they were not first cousins. Do you know how they were related? This is a mystery we have been trying to solve for many years.
Thanks for your help, Alan Moore.
Seeking additional information on William Henry WHITNEY (b. 1873) or his parents:
Charles Henry Whitney (b. NY or PA) and Sarah HULBURT (b. 1851 PA). Charles and
Sarah were married btw 1870-1873 in Tioga County, Pennsylvania and were no longer
together in mid-1880. The information we have on this family is here:
Sincerely, James Anderson
Hello! I was very happy to find Lucina Colvin Mack in the graveyard in
Chatham township with her husband, Harrison Mack. My great-great-grandfather,
Christopher Colvin's sister, Lucina Colvin Mack. Can I ask you some questions?
Did Lucina get remarried and buried another place?
Do she has her children from her husband, Harrison?
When do she died and buried?
Thank you very much.
P.S. Her sister, Lydia Colvin Robertson was buried where?
Her husband, Alonzo Robertson ?
Looking for any and all info you can locate on
DOBBINS, Michael born 1848 in Ireland. Believe he was a coal miner. Spouse was DOBBINS, Mary nee Purcell possibly born 1850 in Pa. Known to have 7 children one of whom was my husband's grandfather Edward born Jan 13, 1880 in Arnot PA.
Thank You,Shirley Miller
Dear Joyce: What at wonderful site. It is so much fun searching for relatives from so many years ago. It is great to see the pictures of the area. Keep up the great work.
STEPHEN A THOMPSON is back 5th generation for me. I can find him as dwelling #116, family #120 in the 1860 Census for Middlebury Township. They are also listed in 1840 and 1850 census for the same place. In 1870 I find them here in Wisconsin. STEPHEN A. THOMPSON was born in 1806 in the state of New York. I find a family of JOHN THOMPSON in New York state who has a son STEPHEN A. THOMPSON born 1806. How can I connect these two families? The First Presbyterian Church in Cherry Valley, Otsego, NY. list most of this family as joining the church in 1812 - 1820. I am pretty sure I have the right family but would like to have something more reliable. Can anyone give me more direction. Thank You.
Juanita Thompson Prahl email@example.com
ODLE/ODELL Family, Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA
I am looking for information on the family of Stephen Odle/Odell. Stephen was born in 1814 in Vermont and his wife, Amanda, was born in 1819 in Rhode Island. I do not know where they were married. They had a total of 10 children, many of whom remained in the Tri County Area. They appear in US Census records for Farmington, Tioga Co., PA from 1850 through 1900. In 1900 Stephen was 86 years old and they had been married for 58 years! They probably arrived during the 1840’s and eventually settled in an area in Farmington Township that became known as “Odle’s Corners”. Stephen and Amanda were members of the East Deerfield Free Baptist Church or “Butler’s Church” and some family members are buried in the Butler Hill Cemetery. I am specifically looking for the names of Stephen’s parents and the name of the town in Vermont where he came from. I am also curious about the history of Odle’s Corners. Any information on this family is greatly appreciated.
Rebekah Fleury firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Joyce, Do you know of anyone resarching the DARTT surname? I know many of the DARTT'S are buried in the DARTT Settlement, but have not been able to make a connection.
Seeking anyone researching the DARTT surname. Father: Wm Allen DARTT GF: Wm Allen DARTT GGF: Allen Monroe DARTT Joshua DARTT was possibly 2nd ggf, his father Justus DARTT, buried DARTT Settlement.
Thanks for any help, Patricia Peel (DARTT)
Joyce, Sorry to bother you but I seem to have hit a dead end. If you could give me some kind of help I would greatly appreciate it. My grandfathers name was Charles Smith born in PA. My grandmothers name was Harriet ( ) Smith. Their youngest child was my gg-grandmother. Her name was Susan Smith, born in Tioga Co. PA in March 6, 1851 died March 9, 1935. If you know any info about her parents I would greatly appreciate it.
sincerely. Sharon Stubblefield
My g-g-g-grandmother was born in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Her name was Susanna Smith. She was the youngest of ten children. Her parents were named Charles and Harriet Smith. Could you please help me find out about them. I always heard that she was born in Daggets Mill, but that was not written down. Tioga County was written down as well as her parents names. She could possibly have had a sister name Eunice.
My e-mail at work is email@example.com I would appreciate any help.
Thank You, Sharon Stubblefield
I'm looking for imformation on my grand parents.
Walter D Jerzak, born in ( I think August 1904) I believe he live or worked in Morris Run PA. Moved to Pine City NY in 1939-1940ish. He died in 1980.
He Married Mary Wheeler. She died in 1971
The lived in or around Ralston PA in the mid to late 1930's and had 4 children. Walter, Alma, Charles and Aronld.
Can you give me any information?
Thanks Jeff Jerzak.
I am looking for info on a Paul & Edna (CLARK) BROSCH that lived in Mansfield, Pa. I know very little about them. I know they lived in Westmoreland Co. in the 1930's and then must have moved to Tioga Co sometime in the late 1930's. Could someone please look-up their obits for me! I know they had at least 3 children Dora L, John J. and Clyde R.
Thank You, Barb Yoder
I am inquiring on the 'Whitney' name in Tioga County. I have been told by my aunt (Mary Ella 'Whitney') that my grandfathers (Earl Wayne Whitney from Pennsylvania) family in the US orginated in Tioga County. She gave me the name Elmira and Ella. I am not certain if the name Elmira is a town or a person. My aunt is quite old.
My grandfather (Earl Wayne Whitney) born in 1883 in PA, graduated for Bucknell University in 1906 then moved to Oklahoma taking a teaching position BEFORE Oklahoma became a state. He then went on to become an atty and became an oil and gas man in Oklahoma until his death in Tulsa in 1956.
Any infomation you may have would be greatly appreciated as my grandfathers family is somewhat of a mystery to us.
I am looking for any information on the family of Alfred or Fred and Ruth DAVIS Ames. They had children named Fred, Alfred, Alice, Eva, Edith, Roxana, Irene and Margaret. All with the last name Ames. Irene was said to have moved away from the area, but was an Aunt I never met and she never returned to family, so I have no information there. I would like to hear from anyone with information on this. Thanks in advance.
I am searching for information about my Great-Grandfather, Leslie David AKINS. He is listed with my Great-Grandmother Estella AKINS in the census in POTTERSBROOK as a farmer and plumber. He also has someone living with them,MARY AKINS widow of FRANKLIN AKINS. I would like to know who she is as well. Mary AKINS was the daughter of STEPHEN POTTER JR.
Any information would be appreciated.
April (Akins) Richardson
My grandmother, Julie A OBrien, was born to John OBrien and his wife Mary Bambury in Covington (Blossburg) Pa on September 20, 1884. Both John OBrien and Mary Bambury were born in Ireland around the early 1850's and came to this country as children with their parents. They settled in the tri-county area. I believe the OBrien annd Bambury families you have within your information are related to my grandmother. While she lived on a farm in Pa during her early youth, she later lived in Elmira with a related OShea family. She married in Pittsburg October 15, 1912 to Robert Otto. Can you connect John OBrien, Mary Bambury, or Julie OBrien with anyone within the data on your site?
John Large, Tampa Florida
BENNETT, HADLEY, STRUM, JAAP- The Isaiah Bennett family arrived in Morris Run from England (Dudley area) in 1870. Their daughters married Hadley, Strum, and Jaap. The Walter Jaap family arrived from the Glasgow Scotland area in 1860. All are buried in the Swedish Cemetery.
I have a very old query/surname about this however my email address has changed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. Caryl Simpson
I am looking for people descending from JAMES FRIENDS and his first wife Polly Marie (MILLARD) ( and his 2nd wife Betsy) I have located through the Alder Run Cemetery a lot of names. JAMES FRIENDS according to the 1850 Census was born in Connecticut in circa 1802. Where in Connecticut I have no idea as yet. James Friends was my Great Great Grandfather. His son MARSHAL G. FRIENDS being my Great Grandfather. His son JAMES W. FRIENDS married Inez (Inous) Shelman Shellman) my Grandparents. Their son Riley W.Friends is my father. Anyone having any information of the FRIENDS Surname is requested to contact Barry I Friends
e-mail Leakybrut@aol.com incase of e-mail please mention FRIENDS Name in subj
Thank you so much for your trouble. Barry
Dear Joyce, We are researching the Burrell family line, of Chatham County! I am curious about the family in the picture. Our line descends from Nathan Burrell and Harriet Cole, great granddaughter of Asa Cole. They had children: Washington, Sylvester, James, Curtis, Smith, Catherine, Andrew, John and Harriet E. Would the James Burrell family possibly be related to this family? We also have heard that the Burrell's had an Indian background - do you know anything about this?
Lennie A. Burrell, EELAHB@aol.com
I found my family in 1880 in Middlebury, Tioga County Pa. but have had no luck after that. Rubin was my greatgrandfather. Lester his son was my grandfather and he died in Corning Ny in 1966 but have not been able to find where they went after Middlebury. Need all the help I can get.
Thank you. Janet Miles Johnston email@example.com
The recent passing of my mother, Rachel Agnes BAILEY Fredericks (1913-2004), resulted in my discovery of documents and photographs from which I am attempting to reconstruct a family history. On her father's side of the family I have been able to trace back to John Wilson BAILEY, born in England, and Margaret Lewis, born in Wales, who settled in Wellsboro Township, Tioga County, PA. I would appreciate any assistance in further developing the following family information:
Although my primary interest is John Wilson BAILEY of Wellsboro Township, and his son Lloyd John BAILEY (1860 - 1918), his other children included Frederick M. BAILEY, Denver, CO; Leon O. BAILEY, New York; Louis Llewellen BAILEY (1849 - 1920), Charleston Twnshp, Tioga, PA; Mrs. M.L. BACON of Wellsboro; Mrs. Midred Liebisch of Leipzig, Germany; and Supreme Court Justice Mortimer F. BAILEY (geographic locale unknown).
From the information I have garnered, the Mrs. M.L. BACON listed in the L.L. BAILEY obit may be the same as Edith BAILEY MACIUS, although I have no way of knowing for sure. In the will of John W. BAILEY there is a bequethal to "...my grandsons Roderick MACIUS and Morton MACIUS, sons of my daughter Edith..." Since the information I have indicates that John Wilson BAILEY had five (5) sons (Llewellyn L., Frederick M., Leon O., Lloyd J., and Mortimer) and two daughters (Mildred L. and Edith); and Mildred is reflected as living in Leipzig, Germany, I can only assume at this point that perhaps BACON is a subsequent married name for Edith BAILEY MACIUS.
According to his obit., L. L."Wellie" BAILEY was born in Charleston Twnship, son of John W. BAILEY (England) and Margaret LEWIS (Wales), although an uncertified copy of John W. BAILEY's will indicated that he left a sum of money to his "beloved wife, Julia BAILEY..." Julia BAILEY and Llewellyn L. BAILEY were named as the executors of John Wilson BAILEY's will. I can only surmise that perhaps John Wilson BAILEY married Julia (maiden name unknown) BAILEY following the death of Margaret LEWIS BAILEY.
Lleweleyn L. "Wellie" BAILEY was apparently very active in the county. He was one of the six organizers and subsequently the President of Tioga County Savings & Trust Co. He is described as a leading member of the Babtist Church of Wellsboro; member of Ossea Lodge No. 317, F.&A.M., and of Tioga Lodge No. 230, I.O.O.F. (Past Nobel Grand).
Thanks for any help you may be able to provide; I hope the foregoing may also
provide you with some new information, as well.
Mike Fredericks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadview Hts., OH
Pat Higley, email@example.com
In my grandmother's notes, she says that she and my grandfather went on their honeymoon trip to Knoxville, PA to visit his aunt Mrs. Earnest Schrader. This would have been in 1904 and their names were Charles and Genevieve Walton. I believe his aunt would have been a Grandstaff before her marriage and would have been a native of West Virginia. Any information on her would be welcome.
Thanks in advance.
Alice Walton Mason
My name is Michael Hart. My great grandfather was Aaron SMITH. He was born in Pennsylvania around 1864 (plus or minus a few years). I have been unable to identify his parents but I have narrowed my search down to about 3 families over the last few years.
Recently, I found a wealth of information on your website, including information about Asa SMITH. I found Asa SMITH in the Biographies of Tioga County Civil War Soldiers extracted by Jodi Roper. It shows that he and his wife Mary had four children. (He had two children from a previous marriage for a total of 6). One of them was Aaron SMITH born around 1861.
I found out through research that Asa died in 1899. Mary A. Smith died in 1926. According to the 1900 census, she had 6 children and 2 were living. William SMITH (her son) was living in the same household in 1900 (Wellsboro). In the 1920 census I found Mary living with her step daughter Mary. So it implies that William and Mary were the 2 of the 6 still living in 1900.
One reference on this site shows that an Aaron SMITH died February 16, 1893. Can anyone confirm that this Aaron SMITH is the son of Asa and Mary? If that was not the same Aaron SMITH, can anyone confirm when this Aaron SMITH died?
I have been stumped for over 2 years now. I would really appreciate it if someone could help me. Please let me know. Thank you!
I have been researching the Family of Reuben Cook for 30 years and I still don't have any info about his wife...probably she was Maria Turner, but alas, all is mostly speculation. Reuben and his sons David, Ivory and Oliver were in Orwell, VT...except Oliver who was warned out of Orwell in 1816 and settled in Bridport. I suspect parts of this family migrated to Tioga County, PA. Can you help me??? I have a good deal of data on the Cooks...Sincerely, Grafton H. Cook
I am looking for any information on a JOHN PHALEN in Tioga County, PA. The only
information I have was published in the The Advance-Journal in Camden, N.Y.,
Thursday, May 16, 1895. The article states:
"SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
John Phalen, of Tioga, Pa., spent Sunday with his uncle, P. C. Phalen. He was on his way to Montreal, Canada, where his mother resides."
John was the nephew of my g g grandfather Patrick Cahill Phalen who immigrated from County Killkenny, Ireland in 1844. John is the only known relative Patrick had in the US and this is the only reference I have of John.
I would very much appreciate any information on a PHALEN family living in
Tioga County in 1895 or about that time. The spelling of the name can vary
sometimes being: Phelan, Falen, or Faling.
Oak Park, IL
I am looking for the names Dibble, Sherwood, Dickinson, Treat in Tioga county and surrounding areas.
Looking for any information on Moses BALDWIN born NY probably between the yrs 1820-30 to Aaron BALDWIN. Aaron and his family lived many years in Tioga Co. I can find no trace of Moses.
I would appreciate any ideas. Thank you Paula Sauer Talbot firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for information on Lawson BALDWIN born about 1824 in NY. Son of Aaron BALDWIN. 1850 Lawson is in Richmond twp. 1880 he is in Troy twp and married to Charity (last name?) He has children Isaphyn and Wells A. Where did they go?
Would appreciate any information. Thank you, Paula Sauer Talbot email@example.com
My dad, Lowell Sage was born in Morris Run, PA, in 1909, as were his 5 siblings.
If either of you are interested in the Sage or Bellis families, I will send you what I can. Sincerely, Cindy Sage Mendenhall
Thanks for what you are doing. My family, the Escotts, are from Wellsboro. William and Ann Escott moved there in 1865 or so. They had 5 children, William being the youngest. My grandfather was Thomas M. Escott.
Joseph and Rachel Bowen are the maternal side for my father's family. I don't know much about them. My grandmother was Ella Jane Bowen before she married Thomas Escott. They had three children (my father, Thomas Dewain; Dorotha; and Lucille.)
I would love to have you track down what is available on them. I am going to England and Wales in May and they are already planning to work with me to go to the church where William Escott and Ann Morgans Escott were married. I am quite excited!!
Sylvia Escott-Stump, MA, RD, LDN
I am trying to find an obit for John Lienhardt born in Switzerland 16 Oct 1800 and he died on 13 July 1896 in Liberty, Pa. His wife was Sophia Herring Lienhardt. They had ten children and one of them is my husbands descendant, Gustavus who was born July 4, 1838.
If you can give me any help on this I really appreciate it. Thanks. Judy
I am looking for information on the relatives of John J. Watkins born in Blossburg, Tioga County ab. 1875. I found an old handwritten note with information concerning my paternal grandfather but I didn't make good notes. Here is what the note said: John J. Watkins, (my paternal grandfather)David Watkins -1851?, William, James, Anna Watkins Walker, Robert Watkins. I did find some info in your 1899 Directory but I don't know if it's the same family.
Any help will be
greatly appreciated. You have done a fantastic job with this site. I commend
you for all your hard and time-consuming work. Great job!
Joan Watkins Prince firstname.lastname@example.org
January 1, 2004 HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Isaac died in 1864. Mary moved to Minnesota 1869 with four boys, James Charles Franklin and Isaac. She was in Chatfield Minn in 1880 and back in Tioga In 1882. I cannot find any burial places for Isaac or Mary E. Mary married the second time in Farmington to a Louis Mann. Lost track of him? She had a Daughter Pricilla and another son Louis. Louis ended up in Montana But cannot find Pricilla. Mostly interested in finding Burial places
I have been to your beautiful part of this country and I do enjoy all the work you have done. Lots of people came to Southeast Minnesota from Tioga, especially Winona County Minn.
Stanley G Mann 220 Birch Echo Rd Minnesota City Minn 55959