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(updated 1/21/2010)

Date: 12/22/2009 7:54:28 PM Eastern Standard Time

I am wondering if you can help me. I am in pursuit of information concerning Ann Guy wife to Wells Kilburn, son of Ira Kilburn of the Tioga County, Lawrenceville area. Ira was a judge in the area for a while. Wells and his family moved to Napa Valley California in the mid 1800's.

I just can't seem to find much on the Guy family. Any assistance would be most appreciated.

Thank you and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Tim Kilburn

Subject: Tioga County
From: Julie Skinner,
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 13:11:22 -0800 (PST)

Hello Joyce, My great great grandfather's name was Clarence HALSEY. He was born in 1857 in Liberty,PA. He married Lutitia Jane THOMAS Saline Co. Mo. in 26 Nov 1876. I have not been able to go any farther back. No one know who his father or who his mother was.

I am new at this and find it very interesting. Could you please help me. Thank you, Julie Skinner

From: "Jim & Connie",
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 21:44:56 -0500

I am looking for any information about Ludwig Harzinski and family. He lived in Arnot. He is my great grandfather. I would like to know where he is buried. I haven't been able to find an obituary for him, either.

Thanks, Connie Rowley,

Subject: TIOGA - HENRY JONES visits Blossburg Jan 1903
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009

Can anyone suggest how I may find whose funeral was held in Blossburg, Tioga County, PA between Jan. 1, 1903 and Jan. 15, 1903? I found the following item in an extract from the Scranton Republican dated Saturday, January 10, 1903 “Henry H. Jones and daughter, Annie Jones, 117 Morris court, [ Scranton, PA ] have gone to Blossburg, PA, to attend the funeral of a relative.” I have no idea what the name of the deceased person was but feel it must have been a very close relative for them to have traveled so far in the middle of winter.

Eloine Chesnut

Subject: Rieger (sometimes spelled Reiger)
From: Diana Alexander,
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009

I'm looking for information on Flora DOUD Rieger (sometimes spelled Reiger). She was born in Sullivan Township in 1868 to Hobart Doud and Eleanor SPENCER Doud. She married David N. Rieger sometime between 1886 and 1888 and they had two children - Neva Pearl born on June 19, 1889 and Nicholas born in June or July of 1891. Flora died about two weeks after Nicholas was born. I am looking for information on Flora as well as her daughter, Neva.

Thanks so much!
Diana Alexander


From: "Barb Hakanen" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 20:48:38 -0400

Looking for info on Walter LLEWELLYN born in Morris Run, Tioga Co in 1875.  Parents were Thomas and Elizabeth (JENKINS) LLEWELLYN who were both born in Cardiff, Wales.
thank you

Subject:  HILTBOLD
From: "Frances Homer" <>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 17:37:50 -0400

I am looking for information about CLARA HILTBOLD Furman (born in 1844) who we understand was adopted with her brother CHARLES HILTBOLD from an orphanage in Elmira, NY.  They lived in Wellsboro with their adoptive parents, SIMON HILTBOLD and HARRIET HILTBOLD.
Frances Krivsky Homer

From: "Tom & Kim Allan" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 16:24:04 -0400

Hello- I am interested in finding my family connection to VAN CISE (VANCISE/ VANSYSE/ VANSISE). My great-grandfather, E.R. MULFORD was married to a Hannah R. (VAN CISE) MULFORD and they had 5 children. E.R., Hannah, and 2 daughters (Cordelia Ruth and Esther) are buried together in Wellsboro Cemetery along with an old headstone for a John VAN CISE. I have no idea who Hannah's parents or siblings were- can anyone help with information? Thanks very much.

Kim Allan,
From: "Doyle Brown" <>

Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 10:50:39 -0400

Hello,  My name is Jean Brown.
I am searching for the family of Mary Elizabeth HARRINGTON. She was born 1834 (in PA?). She married my Great Grandfather, Wallace L. SCOTT in Blossburg, Tioga, PA in 1856. They moved to Grand Rapids, WI in 1862. They had two children: Mary Elizabeth and William Gideon. She died 17 Sept. 1867 in Grand Rapids, WI.
It was thought that her Father's name was William. She had a brother named George who served in the Civil War. He was born 1835-6 and died in Chicago 26 April 1909. Family story was that three brothers were assigned to serve with Custer in MT. but one was sick and didn't report. I have not been able to confirm that. Also, Wallace was a glass blower (tender) so he may have been in that area for that reason? There may also be a JOSLIN connection. I have lots of info on the SCOTT family and would be happy to share. Thanks.
Doyle & Jean Brown

Subject:  Paul Jones Davis
Date:  7/6/2009 5:46 PM
Hello Joyce,
I am seeking death information on Paul Jones Davis who was living in Nelson, Pa. with his wife Florence in 1942. I have been told that he was dead by 1950 by the fraternity Sigma Chi he was in while in he was in college.
He was born Feb. 19, 1881 in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was employed in 1942 at State Teacher College in Mansfield, Pa.. His wife was living in Nelson, Pa. in 1900. Her parents were Mary and Dr. Calvin Baxter.
Paul Jones Davis was also a minor league baseball player from 1907 to 1913.
Can you help me in any way ?
Gary Fink

Subject: STACY Family in Jackson/Rutland Tioga County, Penn.
From: Pat Stacy (
Date: 6/26/2009

Daniel and Mehitable STACY lived in Camden, Oneida County, NY. They had 3 children, William D. STACY (b: Abt 1815), Caroline STACY (b: 26 Jul 1817) and Orrin P. STACY (b: 29 Aug. 1819). Daniel died Sept. 8, 1825. Mehitable and the children vanished. On this site, I found where William D. STACY of Jackson and Ann JOHNSON of Rutland were married by the Rev. S. Grenell on Oct. 26, 1847. In the 1850 Jackson Township census, I found where William's and Ann's first child, Millicent Ann STACY, was born. By 1860, William and Ann STACY had returned to NY and a Martin JOHNSON, age 59, was living with them. What happened to Mehitable, Caroline and Orrin? And who was Ann Johnson? Any help will be appreciated.

Pat Stacy (

Subject: Paul Jones Davis
From: "Gary Fink"
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2009

Hello, I am seeking any information and an obit on Paul J. Davis who was living in Nelson, Pa. in 1942 with his wife Florence. He was working at a college called State Teachers College in Mansfield, Pa..

He was born Feb. 19, 1881 in Williamsburg, Virginia. He went to Law school at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. He played baseball and football all four years he went there from 1903 to 1907. He played minor league baseball from 1907 to 1913. He was a football and baseball coach at Oklahoma A & M in Stillwater, Oklahoma from 1909 to 1914.

Dickinson College does not have any death date for him, However the fraternity he was in has told me that he is listed as dead in the 1949 directory. Is there any way you can help me ? This is for baseball research only.

Gary Fink

Subject: Tioga county,Daggett,John Wilson
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 18:08:09 -0500
I'm searching for any information regarding
John WILSON, supposedly born at Jackson Center and died at Potters Mills
he married (I think)
Emily White,  daughter of Sidney M. WHITE and Eliza M. WHITE
Emily was born 22 Dec.,1842 in Trowbridge,and died 7 Sep.,1863
she is buried in Daggett cemetery as are four other Wilsons,none of whom are John
(one of them is Cath. 1846-1925   (Catherine TICE))
John and Emily had a daughter,Violetta born 30 Jun.,1862  who married Henry Smith in 1879
Bob Robinson

Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 21:15:31 EST

I am doing research on Beulah Winegar, born Bulah C. HARKNESS in Wellsboro in 1899. Her father was Charles HARKNESS. I have the basic U.S. Census info for the necessary years. She went on to become a graduate of Ithaca College in NY as a musician. In the 1920 census she lists her occupation as teacher of music and art at public school in Tioga. I would be interested in where the family lived in Wellsboro and in which school Beulah taught.

She moved to Bay Shore, Long Island, NY by 1924 and married Perry Winegar in 1926. She is buried here in Bay Shore in Oakwood Cemetery next to her husband, but there is no tombstone. I would like to know more about her earlier life in Tioga County.

Many thanks, Tom Bailey

From: "Harry Miller",
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 09:33:46 -0500

CALVIN ALEXANDER WILEY, b. 10 Sep 1831, Tioga County, may have been born out of wedlock to Maria Wiley, b. abt. 1817, Chenango County, NY. Her parents were William Wiley (1781-1860) and Mary Day, b. abt. 1790. The William Wiley family res. Jerusalem, Yates, NY in 1840. Maria m. Orrin Cary who may have adopted Calvin as he has the name Calvin Cary, with a birthplace of Tioga Co., PA, in 1850 and beyond. We would appreciate information on the William Wiley family, possibly living in Tioga County in the early 1830s and the birth of Calvin to Maria.

Harry Miller,

Subject: Tioga Co, PA
From: "Helen Boydston"
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:10:00 -0600

Seeking place of burial and date of death for Edward F. Kirkbride and his brother Elston Levi Kirkbride. They were in the 1920 and 1930 census records living in Covington Town. they were drillers in the oil field. Edward was born 22 Aug 1876 and Elston was born 16 Nov 1878.

Any help would be appreciated.
thank You, Helen Boydston

Subject: Nellie WHITNEY - Tioga
From: Robert <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:05:08 -0700

I am looking for burial information for my aunt, Nellie WHITNEY, born about 1891. According to her wedding announcement, she was "of Wellsboro Junction, Pa.", and married to Eugene Miller in March 1917. Nellie lived on Meads Creek Rd. in Coopers Plains, NY when she died sometime in the 1950s. She and Eugene, who died in Jan 1970, were said to be buried in Wellsboro, PA, but I have not been able to find a record of them on the Tri-Counties website for Tioga cemeteries. Other surnames in her family may be Plumley and Stocum. Robert Miller Scottsdale, AZ

From the Batavia Daily News, 19 March 1917: "Miss Nellie Agnes Whitney of Wellsboro Junction, Pa., was married to Eugene Elmer Miller, son of William F. Miller of No. 153 Ross street, by the Rev. Charles W. Walker at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage on Saturday afternoon. They were unattended."

Subject: Tioga County: CRANCE/CRANS/CRONCE
From: Erick Crance
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 17:38:04 -0800 (PST)

Hi, I am looking for the origin of the name for Crance Brook, Tioga County, PA.

I have an ancestor Jacob Storm Crance who is listed in the 1840, 1850, and 1860 Westfield census. I do not know if the brook or road is named for him.

Regards, Rick Crance

Subject: Query - Emma QUACKENBUSH
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:15:08 EST

Hi I was doing research on your site and I noticed a query from SSpaulding regarding Emma Quackenbush. My mother's great grandmother was Lucy Colony Quackenbush Booth. She married Samuel Booth in 1888. Lucy was previously married to a Quackenbush (I do not know his first name). They had two children, Edith Quackenbush Harrington and Emma Quackenbush Jones. Samuel Booth was her second husband and they had two children, Pearl Booth Lewis and Lee Booth who drowned in the Tioga River in 1906. Lucy passed away in 1932 and her obituary lists her a being buried in Evergreen Cemetary. Although your site does not list her on the cemetary roles. I have been unable to find the date of death for Samuel Booth.

I would like to find out additional information on the death of Samuel Booth and confirm the Lucy was indeed buried in Evergreen Cemetary. Any assistance you could give me would be appreciated.

Thank you,
P. Hill South Williamsport, PA