PA Clearfield County Queries

January 1997

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Eleanor Leonard Wed Jan 1 08:18:54 1997
Looking for connections to: BRETT, GOSS, WILSON, LEAVY, LEGAN, BELL, HARLEY of Clearfield County. George and Ann Jane UNCLES BRETT immigrated to Clearfield County from County Sligo, IRL. Their children were: John R. (1862-1926) m. Ellen Roundtree; George W. Brett (1865-1943) m. Sarah GOSS; Minnie J. (1867-1951) m. David O. Wilson; Catherine E. (1869-1937); Margaret E. (1871-1945); Mary (1876-1944) m. John Eckley; Stewart A. (1879-1906). The names of Elizabeth Legan, Charlotte Bell, Edith Harley, Fred Leavy appear in the third generation in Clearfield County. Have information to share. EL

Jerry Prater Wed Jan 1 15:34:08 1997
Am looking for the ENGLISH translation of "Tangascootack" as in T. Creek. I know it must be a Native American word, maybe Delaware, Algonquin, or Iroquois.

Donald Wilson Thu Jan 2 04:49:41 1997
Need obituary for WILLIAM HOOVER WILSON - 1866-1922 Bradford Township Clearfield County, Pa. Dies as a drifter somewhere in Ohio, June 12, 1922 - brought to Clearfield and buried in Bradford Township Cemetery. Operated the "Billy Wilson Farm" - married Annie Levy Stewart had 13 children ---- HELP!

Maxwell,Wm Thu Jan 2 10:38:51 1997
I am searching for the ancestors of Jacob Christian PEAS(PASE)and his brother Christian PEAS.They lived in Clearfield Co. in 1860 and 1870.Jacob PEAS married into the Jacob HUBLER family.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kathleen Klobas Sat Jan 4 10:02:32 1997
Cathy, thank you for the email reply and Happy New Year! I am researching WEBSTERs in Clearfield Co. Mary Ann WEBSTER m. George W. BRADY, son of James Y. BRADY of Indiana Co. in 1861, where they lived and died. I have lots of BRADY material, but the WEBSTER line is elusive! Her parents, Hiram WEBSTER and Sophia KILBERRY WEBSTER, both from New York, lived in Montgomery TWP, Indiana Co., from 1840s until after 1860 Census, then apparently moved to Bell TWP, Clearfield Co. to live with son John Miller WEBSTER and wife Emmaline HESS WEBSTER. I have a death date of 1872 for Hiram and 1868 for Sophia, which I need confirmed by probate or cemetary records. Son John died 1914, John's wife Emmaline died 1937 and she was buried in Frye Cemetery, Mahaffey. Does this cemetery still exist? Any way to check records for WEBSTER burials? I am eager to contact descendants and share info! Thanks, Kathy, Vacaville, CA

Sherry Jesberger Mon Jan 6 16:40:29 1997
Seek info on the following Clearfield Co., PA families: BISH, BENNETT, MUNN, DODD, MILLER, NULF. Have info on origins of Clearfield county Hays families.

Chris Bell Tue Jan 7 11:51:13 1997
Looking for information on Eliza Jane Anderson who married Alexander Ray Bell Sept 19th,1883. Her will states she died Feb 21st,1944, in Clearfield Pa and used to live at 127 Fulton Street. In the Will were, Miss Maude Anna Bell,William Earl Bell [who was in a State Institution],George Alexander Bell[He went to Texas]. Also in the will Mary Elizabeth Williams,Alice Alena Welch,Myra Genevieve Passmore. Arthur Ray Bell and also Thomas Eugene Bell.

Brenda B. Robbins Tue Jan 7 19:20:19 1997
Looking for any information on CLEARFIELD CO surnames, BERG, DAUGHENBAUGH, HUNTER, BODLEY, CHARLTON, MATSON, DAVIS, and ULRICH. Most lived in or around Grassflats, Winburne, and Kylertown. I can list my AOL address in the queries. Thank you for taking the time.

Brenda B. Robbins Wed Jan 8 05:33:33 1997
I am looking for any information on JOHN POWELL, wife MARTHA MCMANUS, siblings: ALFRED, AMOS,WILLIAM,JAMES,WILSON,FRANK,HENRY,AND J.C. Most interested in AMOS POWELL. Married twice, MARY ROSS and MARY HINER. Had 8 children first then 3 or 4 with second wife. Most of the children moved to Ohio. Looking for any still living in or around Cush Creek. One cousin in Rockton is all I have found. There must have been relatives from JOHN POWELL'S children that stayed around that area. Also looking for information on WILLIAM GREENE and ROSE ANN BARTO from Osceola Mills I think. Any hints for directions would be appreciated. Thank you

Tracey Morris Thu Jan 9 16:33:51 1997
Researching Ira Wilbert DUNLAP and Annabelle HENDERSON. Ira was born Oct 1868 in PA; married Annabelle before 1887 and died after 1900. I found the family in the 1900 census in Morris Twp. My ancestor is Mary E DUNLAP. Interested in any info about the family and willing to share what I have. CONTACT: Tracey Morris PO Box 6192 Kokomo IN 46904-6192

Joanne Graves Sat Jan 11 12:18:15 1997
WILLIAMS, JOHN, a physician who was murdered by an axe to the head over a land dispute. Was married to a Nellie Katherine and had at least 2 children. George Lincoln Williams was B 3/25/1862 in Clearfield County and m Annabelle HOOVEN b 9/14/1868 in Clearfield Co. Anabelle was orphaned at age 10. Both George and Anabelle are buried in WV. Looking for any WILLIAMS OR HOOVENS that may be related.

Ron McGarvey Tue Jan 14 10:27:40 1997
I am looking for information on William Paul McGarvey (b:Abt1850), and his wife Besty Westover. They had 7 children:Samuel, William Stewart (abt1872), Joseph, Clara, Emma, George Blair, and Doris Jean. I have been told they lived in the Pumkin Ridge area. I have a land map of the area from the late 1880's showing various McGarvey's in the area, but lack specific birth, marriage, death information. Thanks in advance for any help.

Dennis Murphy Thu Jan 16 20:26:34 1997
MURPHY, ANDREW MICHAEL m: ELIZEBETH BOSTIC Settles in Lumber City, Clearfield Co. in 1878. Established a blacksmith business and raised ten children. Any information on Michael or Elizebeth Bostic and her maiden family would be appreciated. thank you Dennis

Mary Rhodes Fri Jan 17 08:51:19 1997
Looking for information on THOMAS HALL family fron Clearfield Co., PA. Thomas Hall's wife was named Caroline and they had three children that I know of. James, Alice and Caroline Hall. Caroline Hall was born on June 14, 1897 Houtzdale, Woodward Twp., Clearfield Co. She later lived in Johnstown and married Warren Jeffers. She died in 1951. Thomas Hall was a miner. Other related surnames: Jeffers, Cruthers

Debbie Horak Mon Jan 20 16:21:18 1997
I would like ot know more about the early history of this family in Clearfield Co. My connection is Alda Courteny (1860 -1927) who married on 3/4/1879 George W. Smeal ( 1857 - 1922). They lived in Pike Twp. and had ten children: Iva Edna, Edgar, Frank, Carrie, Estella, Samuel, Walter, John, Clair, Arlene.

Paul Forquer Mon Jan 20 07:36:55 1997
I have ancestors from CLearfield by the name of VanSice. My grandmother was Blanche Vansice, The daughter of William Vansice. He was the son of unknown Vansice and Lucy Layton. They are mentioned in a book titled "Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania" published by J.H. Beers, 1898 Any information would be appreciated.

Gordon Walk Tue Jan 21 19:11:31 1997
Mary Ann "AMY" was my ancestor , I know that she lived and died in the Oceolla Mills area . Does anyone know if she was born in this area and what her birth and death dates are ? She married George KEPHART

Nancy Cooper Wed Jan 22 05:30:38 1997
Looking for birh relatives. I was born 9/21/70 in Clearfield,Pa lived with birth mother 3 or 4 months,then in foster home until I was adopted into Warren, Pa. I am looking for any information on relatives. My birth name was Amanda.

Linda Stevens Wed Jan 22 06:02:23 1997
I am searching for a DAVID BERG SR., it was probably BERGAHL or BERGDOHL. He was born in 1776. He was married to EILSABETH ?. His son BENJAMIN F. BERG was married to ELIZABETH ROBISON. I am interested in any county were there was a large Swedish or Scandinavian population(ie.POTTER, CENTRE, CAMERON, CLEARFIELD) DAVID BERG and his family ended up in FAYETTE CO. DAVID or his father ? married a women with indian blood, who lived in certral to eastern Pa. Linda Stevens

Marti Bennett Wed Jan 22 13:31:41 1997
I am searching for information on the descendants of James & Sarah Ann Harrold Pierce: Children: John H., Mary J., Elliott C., Emma C., James L., all born at Troutville, Cleafield Cty. between 1852 and 1864. I have information on John Harrold Pierce's descendants, if anyone else is researching his roots. Elliott married Bertie L. Smith & had at least one son, Thomas V. Pierce, born April 18, 1881.

John Emmitt Thu Jan 23 21:12:35 1997
I am seeking the marriage date of George Emmitt to Mary Adda Stanford who married in Armstrong Co. (now Clarion Co.) about 1804/05. Would also like to know the birth dates of the same. They lived on Licking Creek, George's father James built a grist mill on the creek. Will exchange any information I have.

Suzanne Fri Jan 24 15:03:42 1997
FULTONs in Clearfield County. I am searching for any information available on all Fulton's found in this county after 1800. Head of the family was Samuel, wife of the former Margaret Gahagan,. Also searching for surnames of ANTES, SHAW, FULLERTON, READ (REED). They all married into the FULTON line in the early 1800's. Samuel was the county commissioner from 1812-1813. Samuel was born in Ireland and bought land in Lawrence Township in 1805. He had 5 sons and 6 daughters.

Jim Branden Fri Jan 24 18:24:05 1997
BRANDEN, John, William and Eleanor. Looking for any information on these folks who lived in Clearfield County, PA in the 1850's to 1880's.

DENNIS B. NESAW Fri Jan 24 20:13:20 1997
Any info on the Nesaws and Bungos from Clearfield Cty.

Dawn Covert Fri Jan 24 09:16:40 1997
Seeking information on the COVERT family from the DuBois area in the late 1800's. I am looking for any information on Isaac N.COVERT, his wife, Melissa (maiden name unknown), and children, Myrtle A. COVERT, Annie B. COVERT, Florence COVERT, and Pearl COVERT. Thank you.

PaTalk Sat Jan 25 14:56:42 1997
GEARHART family in West Decatur, Clearfield Co. also known as Blue Ball. Family names: John/Alvin Clark/Joseph/Samuel. Joseph Emery Gearhart, invented Gearhart Knitting Machine, had company in Clearfield. Lloyd Llewellyn Gearhart born in 1890 my grandfather.Also, McDOWELL family, Etta McDowell is my grandmother.

Mary McFall Sat Jan 25 23:05:47 1997
Need birth time for Mary Ellen Delaney 11/11/48 born in DuBois, Pa, Clearfield county

rick rowles Sun Jan 26 05:39:18 1997
I have a good bit of info on the Rowles and related families. Just trying to pick up any I may have missed over the years ir any new info that has became available

Wilcox, John Sun Jan 26 07:50:38 1997
Wilcox, John Robert (born ca.1893) Wilcox, Aaron (immigrated. ca. 1850) My grandfather is John R. Wilcox, His father was Aaron from Ireland. They had a farm in Clearfield county in late 1800's to early 1900's. John R. Wilcox moved to Mercer county prior to WWI.

PollyRobin Smith Sun Jan 26 17:34:20 1997
Am looking for any information on Emma Margaret LEILICH who was born about 1870 and died in Clearfield County in 1933. She was married to Phillip Ellsworth BOWERS. They had nine children born in Clearnfield County: Maude, Gracia, Louella, Sylvia, Edna, Kathryn, Marjorie, John, and Burdell. - - I am also looking for any information for Paul M. DOVILLE (Douville, Duvall or Deauville) who was born about 1888 and married my grandmother, Edna BOWERS, in Clearfield County in 1909 or 1910. They had three children: Erma (Irma), Pauline and Paul, who were born in Clearfield County.

Dawn Covert Fri Jan 24 09:16:40 1997
Seeking information on the COVERT family from the DuBois area in the late 1800's. I am looking for any information on Isaac N.COVERT, his wife, Melissa (maiden name unknown), and children, Myrtle A. COVERT, Annie B. COVERT, Florence COVERT, and Pearl COVERT. Thank you.

Claudia Schuman Mon Jan 27 14:55:34 1997
Looking for burial record of Samuel Orr, who died Aug 9, 1848 in Jordan Twp, Clearfield county. Samuel Orr was married to Anna (Mizner) and had the following children: John, Sarah , David, Joseph, William C., and Maryann Orr. In the 1830 Federal Census of Clearfield Co, Jordan twp., Samuel Orr was listed on page 280A with his wife and children according to ages. Also, on page 280A was a Thomas Orr, who I believe was Samuel's brother. On page 280 was Adam J. Mizener, most likely the father of Samuel's wife, Anna. In 1840 Samuel was again listed in the census in Jordan Twp. on page 317. There was a also a John Orr listed on page 317, who I believe may have been his father. Samuel died before 1850, and the only John that appears in the 1850 census is Samuel's son John, who was too young to be listed as head of household in the 1840. Samuel was supposedly buried in the New Milford, Cemetery. No record of his burial has been found, or that of his father. Any help on the Orr and Mizner families of Clearfield county is appreciate.

Laura Kough Mon Jan 27 21:45:13 1997
I am searching for any information on the KOUGH and STILES family from Cambria CO. James Kough was born in 1857 and died in 1939 in Cambria CO. His wife Laura Stiles was born 1860 and died in 1937 in Cambria CO. I am looking for the parents of both of these people. Anyone with any knowledge of either of these familis please contact me at

cheri cupps Tue Jan 28 17:02:03 1997
RALPH DAVID CUPPS,CLARA STEPHENS, Ralph was born in Clearfield in 1897 and married Edith but I dont know if in Clearfield. I think Ralph is my Great Grandfather

Jan Kirkwood Tue Jan 28 13:05:16 1997
town:OSHANTER, CLEARFIELD COUNTY my father Raymond S. Kirkwood was born in Oshanter, PA 10/1/89 His mother was Hannah Cook Kirkwood His father was: James Kirkwood I do not know how long they were in oshanter eventually they moved to Blossburg any info would be welcome

Carolyn Frantz Slippern Wed Jan 29 20:47:17 1997
I am researching the surnames of FRANTZ and SHIVELY in Clearfield County.

Beverley Higgins Fri Jan 31 09:20:39 1997
Need info of ELISHA SCOFIELD, JAMES G. SCOFIELD, ISAAC THOMPSON I am trying to prove if ELISH SCOFIELD was the father of JAMES G. SCOFIELD. They both lived in Pike Twn. Jamaes bought land in 1828 and married MARY THOMPSON, 12 Feb l835. ISAAC THOMPSON was her father. and Kesiah her Mother. They lived in Bloom Twp. He died on 20 Mar l877. I need parents of ISAAC and their children.

Karen Keck Fri Jan 31 21:22:48 1997
ORR,JOHN-Seeking information on the family of John ORR and his son Samuel ORR , both live in Jordon twps in Clearfield Co. in 1840. Samuel died in Jordon Twps and his buried there. He married Anna Mizwer. Their son John ORR lised in the 1850 Cenus . Please contact me at

Last update 31 January 1997

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