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Tioga County Queries & Surname Listings - January 2008 - June 2008
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 7/6/2009)

Subject: Query - Emma QUACKENBUSH
From: "Susan Spaulding",
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008

Hi, Joyce, I’m trying to track the COLONY/QUACKENBUSH family connection. I’m search the family of Calvin COLONY and his wife Eliza (last name unknown). They had 12 children as far as I can determine. In the 1880 Tioga, Tioga Co., PA census – his granddaughter Emma QUACKENBUSH was living with him. I am trying to figure out which one of his daughters married into the QUACKENBUSH family. Any help from other researchers would be appreciated.

Thank you for all the hard work you do maintaining the site. It has been so helpful to me in my family search.

Susan Spaulding

Subject: Ernest Easton, Tioga or Chemung counties
From: "L Bolden",
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008

I am trying to find some information on my Great Uncle Ernest Easton. He was born in Elmira New York in 1904. He had a store at Tioga Junction Pa. in the 1960's or 70's. Filling in the gaps in my genealogy line. I believe he may have moved to Corning in later years. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Linda Gee Bolden

Subject: Tioga County Query re: COLONY family
From: "Susan Spaulding",
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008

I am research the family name COLONY. My husband’s grandmother was Ada Colony Wheeler. I’m fairly certain that her parents were Calvin Colony and Eliza ? In the 1900 census, it indicates they had 14 children with only 11 living at that time. With the aid of the census, I can identify 12 children. In the 1880 census, a granddaughter Emma Quackenbush was living with them. It would seem that one of the daughters married a Quackenbush.

Ada Colony had a brother George. I have run across George in the census records. I am wondering if this George Colony married Susie Kennedy. In the will of Hallock Kennedy – George’s middle initial is W. In the Tioga County Birth Records there is a birth in 1902 with parents of George H and Susie Colony. Are these the same George Colony? There are several different spellings of the Colony name.

I am hoping that another researcher that uses your website might be able to piece more of this family together.

Susan Barrow Spaulding

Subject: Brink Family
From: "Brink, Bryant"
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008

Joyce - Let me use this opportunity to introduce myself as a Vermont resident that grew up in the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania.
My daughter is a member of the DAR through the following ancestors:

My brother and I would like to join the SAR via William and Thomas Brink. Would you be able to help us find the suitable documentation?

Many thanks …
C. Bryant Brink
802 760 7399
Stowe, VT 05672

Subject: Saynisch: Tioga County
From: Margaret Marshall,
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008

I am interested in information regarding Dr. Lewis Saynisch. Actually, I would like to know if there is any information about his wife and if she was born in France. If so, they would match up to some family stories handed down which I believe may be about Mrs. Saynisch.

Thank You,
Margaret Marshall

Subject: Tioga County info KEENEY
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2008

I am working towards updating the information on the family of Elias KEENEY and Anna Streeter. I am having a little trouble finding any death/burial information on the eldest daughter, Roxanna Wilson and her husband, Luther WILSON. They were married in 1871 and seem to disappear. I do not find either on the 1880 Census. I cannot find any death/burial information on his eldest son, Ransom Wilson and his wife, Sarah BACON Wilson. This couple both appear on the 1900 Census and he is gone by 1910. I have not been able to locate them in any of the cemetery information.

If anyone can provide help, it would be most appreciated.
Ken Brodbeck

Subject: CARTWRIGHT: Tioga
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008

I am seeking information about an ELIZABETH CARTWRIGHT. Her family left Wales in the summer of 1871. Their ship, "the City of Limerick" sailed into New York harbor on Aug. 16, 1871. Her father, Noah and her mother, also Elizabeth apparently died on the ship or shortly after. ELIZABETH aged 7 and her brother Enoch, aged 4 at the time were taken in by their uncle, William Overton from Arnot, Pa. The Overton family raised Enoch but ELIZABETH must have been raise by another family. Would appreciate any information or leads.

Thanks, Fred Schmieder

Subject: gaines,tioga county,BURDICK
From: connie barnett,
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008

I am looking for information on the parents of leona burdick born 5/16/1901 in Gaines,Tioga co.Her parents were listed as Ranta and Addie burdick.Any information would be greatly appreciated.

thank you. connie