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Tioga County Queries & Surname Listings - July 2004 - September 2004
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(updated 10/25/04)

Subj: Hortons in Tioga County
Date: 10/18/2004 1:02:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (B. Lamb)

Looking for information on Thomas, Daniel or Isaac HORTON who were listed as living in Middlebury Township in 1836. They were presumably brothers. They may have left that township before 1850 as they do not appear on that census.

Interested in any reference to the above Hortons, from church, cemetery or family records.

Thank you Barbara Lamb

Subj: Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Date: 10/05/2004 1:06:11 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Susdwis
To: TriCountie

I am searching for information on the BURRELL family of Tioga and Bradford counties, Pennsylvania. Peter S. BURRELL is my 4th great grandfather. He was born on 30 May 1802 in Delaware County, New York and died in 1882 in White County, Illinois. He is the son of John BURRELL and Susannah Smith from Norfolk County, Massachusetts. John and Susannah BURRELL had twelve children: Silas, David, Noah, twins (died at birth), John, Asa, Peter, Caleb, Ward, Jonathan, and Susannah.

I found Peter S. BURRELL in the 1830 Census of Rutland, Tioga, Pennsylvania with his two brothers, Silas and Caleb. Peter was married and had one son. I am searching for the name of his first wife. I believe he was married in Pennsylvania in the 1820s. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, Susan Wiscombe

Subj: Lelia or William BALDWIN of Tioga County
Date: 10/04/2004 12:44:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

Lelia BALDWIN of Tioga County is my 2nd great grandmother and lived in Tioga in the 1860 & 1870 Census. Her father is William BALDWIN who was 31 in 1860. In 1860 I don't see a mother listed but in 1870 Sarah BALDwin is listed with the family. I don't know if she is Lelia's mother, Lelia had siblings Ida,John, Mary, & Jenny. Lelia was 5 in 1860. I also show Williams mother Louisa was living with him in 1870 and she was 76 years old.

If anyone else is researching or has any information please contact me. I would love to share what I have and get new information as well.

Debbie Alexander

Subj: William G. MILLER and Sarah CHAPMAN
Date: 10/03/2004 11:36:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Sharon Rauworth)

Seeking information on the William G. MILLER who married Sarah CHAPMAN, dau of Sam and Rebecca CHAPMAN. They are buried in the Lawrenceville Cemetery as is Eliz. Miller HYDE.

Any help with these names would be greatly appreciated. Sharon Rauworth, Mesa, Arizona

Subj: Tioga Co. Query
Date: 10/02/2004 6:37:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Kay Brownell Reed)

BAKER, Calvin b 1798 in NY/MA (supposedly had brother Silas) m Mary Ann KILMER, bought and sold property in Blenheim, Schoharie Co., NY early 1800's before removing to Colesville, Broome Co., NY. Children: Henry M. b 16 Mar 1825; Hiram b 14 Oct 1826; Julia Ann b 24 Oct 1828; Edmund b 7 Sep 1830; Amy Elizabeth b 5 Jul 1832; Charles N. b 21 Sep 1834; Sarah E. b 20 Sep 1836; Mary Jane b 27 Nov 1838; Timothy b 13 Jul 1840; Ira b 23 Sep 1844; Christopher b 11 Mar 1848. Three of the above children removed to Tioga Co., PA: Henry M., Ira, and Amy Elizabeth who had married Robert BRIGGS. Thanks for any help.

Kay Brownell Reed, VP & Genealogist
Potter Co. Historical Society

Subj: Rescued Photo, Edna M. Marvin, Mansfield, Tioga Co. PA
Date: 09/22/2004 4:57:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Jim Barnes)

I rescue old photos from auctions and antique shops. I acquired some photos recently and one is identified on the back as Edna M. Marvin, Mansfield, PA, age 19 years, Feb. 5, 1910.

There was an almost identical (similar style) photo taken, probably at the same time, of an older female, possibly older sister or mother?

I'd like to get these into the hands of family. I only ask what I have into them and postage. I can be reached at: Kathy

Subj: Verne HARRIS of Tioga County
Date: 09/21/2004 2:39:11 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Corey A. Harris)
To: ('')

The information I believe to be correct. I am looking for parents and any information of Verne HARRIS. He was born 07 MAR 1889, died SEP 1970, SS# 205 03 3005. I believe he lived in Charleston township. He married Lola INGERICK. I know that the missing census of 1890 would probably me help a lot. I have searched for a few weeks on your wonderful site, but cannot find any information on my great grandfather. I hope you can help me. Thank you for your time.

Corey A. Harris

Subj: Josep Thompson
Date: 09/12/2004 5:20:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

Looking for any information on the children of Joseph THOMPSON. He was married to Cathrine Coats, moved from Otsego County, N.Y. to Tioga County.A. in abt 1823. He had 5 children;1 Joseph, 2 Alanson married Emley Kimball 3 Lucrectia married James Kimball 4 Cynthhia 5 Lorindia married to Hiriam Freeborn. Please put in all three counties.

Wallis Thompson

Subj: Tioga County
Date: 09/08/2004 2:58:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (George Payne)

I am trying to link Margaret HEINLEIN d/o George HEINLEIN of Bucks County PA to one of the Nicholas PRUTZMAN's of Tioga county, Tioga Township, PA.

At Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading PA, Margaret HEINLEIN was listed as born 1 Sept 1764, baptized 10 Mar 1765, the daughter of George HEINLEIN and his wife Sarah, sponsors were Mathias HEINLEIN and his wf Anna Margaret.

George HEINLEIN died 2 October 1805 Bucks Count PA. In his will his daughter Margaret is listed as the wife of Nicholas PRUTZMAN and received 1/13th of her fathers estate.

Traditions has it that Margaret returned to Bucks County, date not known.

Seeking information when the two Nicholas PRUTZMAN'S were born or age when died,, and if Margaret and NIcholas had any known children.

Thank you,
Marjory Payne

Subj: Tioga County, Tioga township
Date: 09/08/2004 2:35:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (George Payne)

I am trying to link MARGARET HEINLEIN d/o GEORGE HEINLEIN of BUCKS CO PA to one of the NICHOLAS PRUTZMAN's of TIOGA County, TIOGA Township, PA.

At Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading PA, Margaret Heinlein was listed as born 1 Sept 1764, baptised 10 Mar 1765, the daughter of George Heinlein and his wife Sarah , sponsors were Mathis Heinlein, and wf. Anna Margaret.

George Heinlein died 2 Oct 1805, at Durham, Bucks CO PA. In his will Margaret is listed as wife of Nicholas Prutzman. She received 1/13th of her fathers estate.

Tradition has it that Margaret returned to Bucks CO. Date not known.

Seeking information when the two NICHOLAS PRUTZMANs were born or died and if Margaret had any children by whichever is the correct NICHOLAS, JR or SR.

Thank You
Marjory Payne geopayne@

Subj: SHAKESPEARE, Tioga and Bradford Co's
Date: 09/08/2004 6:41:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

John Barker SHAKESPEARE, tailor, born in England, was listed in the 1860 Wellsboro, Tioga Co census with a housekeeper and children; William 10, Frederick 8, twins Kate and Mary 6, Jennie 3. John and wife Jennie, the twins and Jennie, and a daughter, Nellie, were listed in the 1870 Canton, Bradford Co. census. They were listed together there in the 1880 census with the addtion of a daughter, Myrtle. Any further information would be greatly appreciated. Quentin Smith

Date: 08/27/2004 10:21:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Diane L Hoe)

LANDON/CONKLIN Seeking information regarding Joseph Wallace LANDON b. 9 Oct 1808 Union Twp., Tioga County, PA and died 3 January 1891. Married Lydia CONKLIN 2 March 1832 at Canton, Bradford County, PA. She was born 15 April 1805 and died 4 March 1857. Any information regarding this family would be appreciated.

Diane Hoe Las Vegas, Nevada

Subj: Ephraim Rice and son, Ira James Rice
Date: 08/25/2004 10:40:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Hi Joyce!

I am looking for any info on a Ephraim Rice, (Royce when he moved from CT., 1790, to Greene Co. NY.) He was there about 15 years, In Chenango, Broome Co. NY, 1820/1825, and Farmington, Tioga Co. PA. 1830. I lose him after that date, so I am wondering if he may have died there. His son, Ira married Sarah Wixon, widow of Ebenezer Brunson there in Tioga, 1832. Their first son, Ebenezer Brunson Rice born, 1833. (Can you imagine Ira, having his first son named after her first husband?) They then move on to Addison, Steuben Co. NY for the State Census, 1835, then Carrollton, Cattaraugus Co. NY. for the next 20 plus years.

Thanks for any thing you might be able to provide.
Clyde Rice

Subj: Tioga Co Chatham TSP.
Date: 08/23/2004 8:54:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (chuck class)

Looking for info about Dr William RICH B 1813 place Unknown. Appears in 1870 Chatham Census with what must be his second wife Rhoda and Two children. Della RICH Is my Grandmother (Adopted) She married Frank CLASS and later Herman LOVEJOY. Frank and Della had Harold V CLASS b 1904 NJ. This is as far as I can get With this family.

Any help will be appreciated
Thank you
Chuck Class

Subj: SHELMAN , Riley W.
Date: 08/12/2004 10:39:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Dolley, Bill)

Looking for information on the parents of Riley W. SHELMAN Born about 1846. I believe either Jackson or Rutland townships. I have pretty much determined that Riley W. Shelman is my gg grandfather. I am trying to get the information on his parents/siblings/spouse. My GG grandFather was Charles Shelman of Jackson Summit. It took me several months before I discovered that bad hand writting had Charles listed as CHOLES in the 1880 census. Riley server in the Civil war and his wife applied for a Civil War pension that much I know. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

thank you, Bill Dolley

Subj: Tioga County, Union Township, PA
Date: 08/10/2004 11:53:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Barbara Bodie)


Hi Joyce:
I really appreciate all the work that has gone into this site. On this site I found the Spencer Cemetery and my ancesters buried there. I am related to Jewett Spencer, one of the early settlers. My Great Grandfather was Webster Spencer, born 1846 , married to Amy Abbott. My Grandfather, Frederic Spencer was born in Grover, PA in 1871 (son of Webster). I would like to know if my Grandfather had any siblings. I think there may have been a baby that died. If so I need the dates. Also I don't have any information on his mother Amy Abbott who died in 1871. I think Webster may have remarried but I don't know to whom and if they had any children. I would appreciate any information about these relatives.

Thank You, Barbara Bodie

From: Bonnie Isaacs
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2004 1:13 PM
Subject: Tioga County

Rockwell Decendants from Samuel/Hannah
From Bonnie Isaacs
Aug 5, 2004

The family will be having their annual reunion in Canton, Pa. 8/7/2004. As the keeper of the family records, I am looking for any family information re Samuel and Hannah's descendants. We have established a computer generated family history and would like anyone with heritage in this line to submit their family information or check with me to update records we may have. The family history is including those wonderful family stories and pictures are the best. Look forward to hearing from you now or in the future. I will respond to all e-mails. I know there are many family in members in Tioga County.

Will be glad to hear from you. Thank you, Bonnie

PS Thank you Joyce for making this possible!!

Date: 08/04/2004 5:07:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time

I'm looking for any information on RODNEY COMBS that was married to MARY SHAFF. I'm looking to see if anyone know any information on who his parents were?

Also looking for information on HARRISON COMBS, ALEXANDER COMBS, PETER COMBS. I have some information on them and would share it with anyone else that is also interested.

Also looking for JANE COMBS, who was married to DARIUS ANDREWS. I don't have much information on her. But would also like to know who her Parents were.

Thank You Rosanne Snow

Subj: Tioga County - PLANK
Date: 08/03/2004 2:18:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Debra Williams)

I am searching for additional information about GEORGE L. PLANK who was my Great- Great Grandfather. I believe his Father was SYLVESTER PLANK, son of LOVELL PLANK and they resided in Brookfield, PA Tioga County. I have come across a W.L. PLANK, but cannot find what "W. L." stands for. My paternal Grandfather is JESSE PLANK Sr. who was the son of ARTHUR PLANK. Arthur and Aida Plank migrated to Hornell, NY.

Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance. A "special" thanks to the creators of this website! Debra (PLANK) Williams

Subj: last name Glinkowski
Date: 08/01/2004 10:49:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Mietek Glinkowski)

I am searching my ancestors who, as I was told, came to somewhere around Gaines, PA, and were associated with coal mines, probably around 1900-1930. Last name is Glinkowski and they came from the Western part of Poland or eastern Germany (at that time boarders were unclear). If you have any information about the last name Glinkowski please let me know at

Thank you, Mietek Glinkowski.

Date: 07/30/2004 12:47:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

I am researching my mother's father's family-COSTLEYS from the Deerfield township in Tioga County, PA. My grandfather was Claude Costley born 10 July 1894 and I think his father was Wilford or Wilfred Costley (son of David Costley) born approximately 1862. David was married to Eliza ? and this is where I lose track. Any assistance is appreciated. Thank you.

Arlene Mayotte

Date: 07/17/2004 2:48:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (James Lucas)

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the work that you have done. As I research my family history through the Tebo and Landon Lines, I have found your work invaluable.

My mother was born Hazel Elizabeth Tebo, on Sept 17, 1899, to James Baker Tebo and Gertrude Carrie Hager in Union Township, Tioga County, PA. Hazel Tebo graduated from Canton High School (date unknown).

James Baker Tebo, (commonly known as Baker Tebo) was born December 12, 1862 to Thomas Tebo and Elizabeth Landon, in Union Township, Tioga County, PA.

Elizabeth Landon (also known as Betsy Landon) was born January 10, 1821, to Laban X. Landon and Polly Wallace Landon in Union Township, Tioga County, PA.

I am searching for documentation that demonstrates that Betsy & Elizabeth are one and the same person. I know it because my mother told me (and I think that she ought to know who her grandmother was) but the S.A.R wants proof. Does anyone have any idea how I can demonstrate this?

Thank you again, James A. Lucas

Subj: Tioga, Bradford
Date: 07/13/2004 5:12:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (John Austin)

Dear Joyce Tice,
I wrote an earlier email and forgot to mention that the city of Brainerd was in MN. I also forgot to mention another query about John Reed or even Nathaniel Reed and their spouces or immediate family if anyone has photos on them at all.


Subj: Tioga County, Morris Run
Date: 07/13/2004 8:29:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Cheryl Huffman)
To: ('')

I'm looking for death information for my ggrandfather Michael MCCLOSKEY who was a coal miner in Morris Run. His death occurred sometime between 1910 and 1920 (according to the census. His wife shows up as a widow in Detroit in 1920). His wife Helen KATLEWSKI McCloskey and he had 12 children. Their last child was born in Morris Run in 1911 - Kajetan MCCLOSKI. (Later known as Carl MCCLOSKEY). They emigrated from Poland in the 1880's. Spelling of the last names vary with each census year - MICHLESKE, MICKLOSKI, KATLESKI. Any information is appreciated.

Cheryl Huffman

Subj: Tioga, Bradford, or Chemung
Date: 07/13/2004 2:05:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (John Austin)

My name is John Reed Austin. I just discovered through your site that I am directly related to Nathaniel Reed and Eleanor Siminson. My query is that there is a legend out of Brainerd that John Reed, son of Nathaniel was part Indian because he was a scout for the WO1812. If that is not possible, is it possible that the Shuarts are. I am seeking information about possible Blackfeet.

Regards, John Reed Austin

Date: 07/12/2004 11:59:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Ann & Don Hogan)

Does anyone have this YOUMANS line, which is apparently related to the WALKERs (my line)? 1910 Census, Richmond Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, ED 159, Sheet 8A, Page 207A: head of household, Bert (spelled Burt in 1900) YOUMANS, 37, married 4 years, wife, Edna H, 28, no children, aunt Clara [WALKER] SERLE, 84, widowed, 2 children, both dead, uncle Joseph WALKER, 79, single.

I would also like to know where the YOUMANs might be buried. Thanks for any help.
Ann Hogan
Researching FIELD, WALKER and ZIMMER, Tioga County

Subj: TIOGA query
Date: 07/08/2004 4:05:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: TriCountie

I have tracked some of my family to this area and am looking for further information on the family of Mary A. FILLMAN/FILMAN born 8 Oct. 1832, believed daughter of John & Susanna FILMAN listed in the 1850 Tioga Co., Elkland Township census. She married Andrew H. WITTER (he was born in NY) and one of their children was named Mary Maud WITTER born in Phillips Station, PA.

Thank you, LoriAnn Pawlik

Subj: Hill Family Genealogy
Date: 07/10/2004 2:44:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Huey & Jill Malone)

I am still working on my Hill Family genealogy. The earliest I have is an Ichabod Hill in Susquehanna County around 1820's. Then around the 1850's the moved to Tioga County.

Ichabod's children were:
James D. Hill b. 1804
Archibald Hill b. 1806
Reuben Hill b. 1809
Nathaniel Hill b. 1810
Eunice Hill b. 1814
Achsah Hill b. 1820

James D. Hill's children were:
Osborn (Osburn) M. Hill b. 1827
Christine Hill b. 1829

If I am able to drive to Tioga County in the future, where would you suggest I look for info there? I live near Houston, Texas.

Huey Malone

Subj: Tioga County
Date: 07/05/2004 3:45:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Tim)

I am looking for information on a Patrick E. Doyle from the Wellsboro, Ansonia, and Gaines areas. Patrick Died I beleive in Gaines sometime in 1944. Patrick I beleive had a 2nd wife named Dora, who is buried in Gaines. Patrick was buried in the Veterans Cemetary in Bath, NY.

There is a Patrick and Dora Doyle in the 1930 Census showing Patrick as a farmer for the Genil(sp) Farm.

Patrick also had a sister named Mary Doyle McElroy who lived in Corning, NY.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Tim Deebs Hornell, NY

Subj: Tioga County Query - House Family
Date: 07/02/2004 12:50:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Linda Blades)

I am researching my father's family in New York state. In my materials I have a note stating that in 1952, a G. E. McNinch, Justice of the Peace examined the HOUSE FAMILY Bible (published by A. J. Johnson in NY City 1869). The address on the note says State of Penn. County of Tioga. I have researched back to ggg George I. HOUSE b. Herkimer Co. NY December 26, 1795 d. April 30, 1870, m. Elizabeth (Betsy) YULE in Danube NY 1818. My gg was Levi HOUSE b.Herkimer NY 1834 d. 1920 m. Marion Helen COUNTRYMAN 1860. Notes from my Grandfather, David Abraham HOUSE b. West Union (Rexville) NY September 21, 1873 d. April 29, 1969 in Red Deer Alberta Canada. My notes indicate that George I. HOUSE's father was either George T. HOUSE or Joseph HOUSE. Could anyone shed some light on this Family Bible.

Thank You.
Linda HOUSE Blades Red Deer, Alberta Canada