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Tioga County Queries & Surname Listings - July 2007-December 2007
New Queries may be submitted to with Chemung County in the SUBJECT Line - Please You must also sign your first and last name. Queries submitted with no county or other location clues can not be included. You must also include your OWN FIRST and LAST name to show courtesy to the reader and as indication of your seriousness as a researcher. 

(updated 11/18/2007)

From: "carl leonard"
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007

i am looking for information on david CARY b.1799-d.between 1860-1870.born in columbia county,new york.died in bloss twp.tioga county.m.julia ? b.1830-in columbia co.,n.y. d.between 1900-1910 in w.burlington twp.,bradford co.david CARY may have been the grandson of james CARY the 3rd.b.1753-d.1777 at the battle of saratoga in rev.war.julia may have remarried,the 1900 census shows her living with her son james g.CAREY in w.burlington twp.,bradford co.,pa.under the name of julia DANSON not to be confused with julia DAWSON who also is in this family's history. would like information on charles royal LEONARD b.1880-d.1964 who is my uncle,better known as roy.roy served in Spanish-american war.i know he received a pension for being wounded.i do not have much on him for that time of his life.roy married a french girl by the name of eva LA-MONT would like information on her as well.

i can be found at or
carl j.LEONARD,sr.

From: Sandy Wilkins -
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007

I am Looking for information on the DAVIS family NELSON DAVIS born abt 1807 in Mass married EUNICE jones born about 1807 in Mass. they had the following children MARTIN DAVIS born june 1835 in mass he married AGNES moyer born feb 1840 in pa MYRON DAVIS born abt 1836 in NY HIRAM G DAVIS born abt 1841 in tioga co. he married ELLA M royce born july 1 1853 in stoney fork JULIA LOUISE DAVIS born abt 1844 in ny she married DANIEL knapp MARTIN DAVIS and AGNES moyer had the following children AMANDA DAVIS born abt 1856 in tioga county LAURA M DAVIS born abt 1863 in tioga county HIRAM H DAVIS born march 1856 in tioga co married CLARA smith born april 16 1871 LOREN NELSON DAVIS born abt 1883 in ny he married ROSA hakes born feb 25 1882

i would appreciate any help you could give me.

Thank you
Sandra Wilkins Blackwell

Subject: Tioga County-Blossburg -ALLEN, Elijah
From: "barbara allen"
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007

I am searching for any information on Elijah ALLEN, born on April 7, 1844 in Blossburg, Tioga County, PA. I thought, based on 1850 Bloss Twp. census, that he was might be a son of Joseph and Sarah ALLEN, but that Elijah was born about 1840.

Additionally, I found Elijah and his mother Sarah in 1860 Bloss Twp. census and his age is listed as 19, so I feel this is not the Elijah in my husband's family. Any information is appreciated.

Please contact me at

Thank you, Barbara Allen

From: "Pam Dailey"
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007

Looking for anyone with any information or pictures of the family of Asa and Jane Dyke amd their descendents and Joseph and Errisa Taylor Willard and thier families or Asa and Mary Willard Dyke family. Asa's father was John Dyke and his mother ws Almena Dike-Dyke. Almeana was daughter of Asa and Jane Dike and she married first Chauncey Dike and then John Dike, also spelled Dyke.Also Doris Dyke who was raised by Edward and Elizabeth French.

Any help appreciated..All lived in Tioga County or Lycoming Co, Pa

Thank You
Pam Dailey

Subject: TOMPKINS (THOMPKINS), Tioga County Delmar Township
From: "sandy"
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007

I am looking for information on wesley TOMPKINS (THOMPKINS) i have seen it spelled both ways. he married Orilla SHAFFNER. I found them in the 1880 delmar township census. I also found where Orilla (orrella) had signed a windows pension claim for Elizabeth Bockus.

Any help finding information would be greatly appreciated. I also would like to compliment you on your work you have done an outstanding job.

Thank you,
Sandra Wilkins Blackwell

Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2007

I am searching for information on a funeral home in Blossburg, PA in 1927. My Great Aunt, Mary Wilson died at her home April 16, 1927 in the township of Bloss. She was the widow of John G. Wilson who passed away sometime between 1910-1920. The name of the undertaker on Mary Wilson's death certificate I am unable to read. The initials are J.J. something, but can't read the last name. I am searching for information on where Mary Wilson was buried. I know it was in Blossburg.

If anyone has any information that might help in my search, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,
Barbara Thompson

Subject: John W. HOWE, George HOWE, Bradford and Tioga Counties
From: "Karen Lockhart"
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007

I am searching for information on John W. HOWE (b. 1813, d. 1883) and his wife Caroline (b. 1818, d. 1890). According to Census records they lived in Burlington township, Bradford County in 1850, and then in Ward township, Tioga County in 1860 and 1870. I am a descendant of George HOWE, b. 12 Aug. 1861 in Tioga Co..

Handwritten notes from my family speak of siblings of George named Emily, Judson (William J.), Scott (J. Scott), James, and Sarah. These children are on the census records with John and Caroline HOWE, however, I have been unable to connect them with George. The handwritten notes also state that George was raised by his sister Sarah. If you have any information, please contact me.

Thank you!
Sincerely, Karen Lockhart

Subject: CLOOS/CLOSE family of Deerfield Township, Tioga Co.1807
From: "Charles Meabon" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 21:25:12 -0400

The search continues for descendants of my GGGGrandparents Newbury CLOOS (1772-  1853) & Esther SHORT (1776-1829) that settled in Deerfield Township, Tioga Co., PA in 1807.    Anyone with information on any of the following names,

please contact me, Sally Close Meabon at    I would like to bring the files up to date to compile a CD

of the CLOOS/CLOSE family.  

                        Their 11 Children were:

               Matilda CLOOS born: 27 May 1796 married 1.William FALKNER   2. Barna DANIELS

                  Reuben CLOSE  born: 16 May 1798  married Harriet SEELEY

                 Abel CLOOS II born: 28 Feb 1800 married Margaret TAYLOR

                 Armon CLOOS born: 27 June 1802  married  Julia GLEASON

              Polly CLOOS born: 29 July 1804 married George PARKER 

            Sophia CLOOS born: 05 Dec 1806  married  Charles AVERY  

            David CLOSE  born: 07 Mar 1809 married Maria SWEET

            Hannah CLOOS born: 09 Aug 1810 married  Daniel CHURCH  

               Newbury CLOOS, Jr.  born: 19 Dec 1813  married Cynthia CHURCH        

            Esther G. CLOOS born: 26 Dec 1816  married Henry Frank DANIELS, Sr

            Ambrose CLOOS born: 13 Aug 1818  married Phoebe McRAY                                                     


After Esther died, Newbury Cloos married Patty Permelia (Rice) REYNOLDS about 1830.
Thanks for any help.   Sally CLOSE Meabon

Subject: Badmone family in the Eastern Tri state area
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 21:09:14 EDT

I am searching for anyone who is related to the Badmone family from Westfield Pa. , Penn Yan NY area, etc. The names of some of the Family members were Freeman Edwin, George, Ethel (Badmone) Stock, Virginia (Badmone) Allen and Lucille Badmone.  We have had family reunions for the last 99 years. This will be our 100th year in 2008 and we would like to be contacted by family members who have not been to a reunion in a while, or family who may be related to us, that we have not yet met. Please contact me at my email address
Thank you .
Brenda E. Badmone

From:  Ruth Prol,

Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007

I am researching the family of David Abeel Signor who settled in Tioga County.  In the 1880 Knoxville census, he is a hotel keeper and his family consists of his wife, Sarah, and children Jacob I., George C., Lizzie N., Fred, and Anna B.  Would appreciate any information on/from descendents of this family.

Ruth Prol

Subject:  Related names to Col. Levi CHUBBUCK:  HILL, RUSSELL, HOYT, VAN HORN, PLATT
Date:  8/1/2007

A Legion Marker on Levi's grave (1804-1871). Any information regarding service would be appreciated. Arrived Wellsboro c 1840 from Oxford, NY and Eaton, NY. occupation:foundry, Presbyterian, Mason
Alys Jeanne (Chubbuck) Monod
Subject: DAVIES, Arnot, Tioga County
From: Mike Davis,
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 10:56:11 -0700

To: Anyone who can help. My G Grandparents; Samuel C Davies & Mercy (Mary) and son Elisha from Lower Gornal, Staffordshire England arrived in Arnot at an unknown date, but Mercy gave birth to a son there on 4th October 1872, he was named Samuel after his father. He was baptized on November 10th 1872 by George Parker of the "Primitive Methodist Connexion" church in Arnot. I'm trying to find out when they arrived in the area and that could be as early as 1963, how long they stayed, what they did while they were there, and when they left the area. I suspect Samuel C. was involved in the opening of the mines in Arnot. I believe this because in 1888 he was involved with Robert Dunsmuir in opening the mines in Cumberland, B.C. Canada. Sam was the general foreman of this project and the way he handled the opening of the mines, the building of the town and how the railroad was built etc was like a re-run of the development of Arnot. Any help or information on any kind on these ancestors of mine would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Mike Davis

Subject: HOPKINS, Tioga, Arnot
From: "Dr. E. Victoria Post" <>

Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007

I am researching my grandfather's family.

HOPKINS, Reece:   born in Arnot, PA in 1859 or 1860.  He was 3 1/2 at the time of the 1860 census in Fayette, PA
HOPKINS, Hopkin:  a coal miner
HOPKINS, Ann Evans, housewife
What help can you give me?  I don't know what goes in a query.
Eleanor Hopkins Post, Ph.D.