September and October 1996 Queries
Cumberland County PAGenWeb

Date: 29 Oct 96 From: John Irwin Searching: IRWIN
I am looking for the birthplace and parents of my GGGF, Samuel IRWIN 6/9/1762-5/21/1821, who married Catharine FREEBURN and ultimately settled in Middle Paxton twp., Dauphin county. Family lore tells only that Samuel came from south of Dauphin county, possibly Cumberland.
Date: 27 Oct 96 From: John Garwood Searching: BRETZ, DIPPLE
Need info on and antecedents of Jacob Bretz and his wife Mary Dipple. Their children: Eliza J, William A, Mary A, Margaret A, George M, Laura C, and Fannie G. Jacob b 1806 in Harrisburg. All lived in Carlisle.
Date: 19 Oct 96 From: Chuck Thompson Searching: DRY SPRING, NEWTON TWP
I have a description of a piece of land which has always been presumed to be along the Green Spring in Newton township. Three different deeds written between 1766 and 1784 provide a clear, legible description of this property, so that there is no question re legibility or spelling. The part in question reads as follows: "Beginning at a post standing on a stream of water known by the name of the Dry Spring Thence (including the head of said spring) by land of Alexander Scroggs the.....etc., etc." Green Spring is not mentioned. Does anyone familiar with early Newton township geography recognize the term "the Dry Spring?" There is a Dry Run in Hopewell Twp that originates in Newton.
Date: 18 Oct 96 From: Donald J Stoneking Searching: STEINKONIG/STONEKING
Jacob Steinkonig came to America in August 1747 on the Bilander Vernon into the port of Philadelphia. He sailed from Rotterdam via Leith Scotland. He settled in or around Cumberland, York or Bedford Counties. His first wife, Maria Barbara Schenckels died after arrival in America. He married S Ali Quipa, Seneca Indian in 1748, they had six children. One son, Jacob Stoneking, served in the Revolutionary War fromPennsylvania. He later settled in Greene County in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Jacob Steinkonig angelized his surname to Stoneking sometime after arrival in America. I would like any information on his family and history for my family genealogy.
Date: 17 Oct 96 From: Gerry Fischer Searching: FOSTER/FRANKLIN/MILLER
Looking for information on Henry R. Foster b 1839 PA d 1910 PA m? Louisa Franklin b 1844 d 1878. Children William R b 1872 PA; Jennie b 1876 PA d 1941 and my grandmother Mary Emma b 1873 d 1971 Dauphin Co. Located them on 1880 census in Cumberland Co. My father is John Renick Miller b 1912 PA. Any information would be appreciated.
Date: 15 Oct 96 From: Cathie Hargreaves Searching: ARMSTRONG, RAMSEY, WOODS, DONALDSON, MEANS
James Ramsey, b.1720; d. 11 July 1792 Dickinson Twp ("formerly West Pennsboro"); m. Janet Woods d/o Nathan and Janet Woods. James Ramsey's will, made 30 May 1792, pro 28 July 1792, named his children Nathan, Rebecca Armstrong and her son James Ramsey Armstrong, Janet Donaldson, Martha Means, Mary, Nancy, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Jane/Jean Woods. What were the given names of Rebecca's Armstrong husband and Martha's Means husband? In his will James Ramsey left 15 pounds to his daughter Rebecca, 10 to be kept for his grandson James Ramsey Armstrong until he was 21. James R. Armstrong apparently used this money to buy land in KY, where he was by the time he entered the War of 1812. Would like to correspond on all these descendents.
Date: 14 Oct 96 From: Alan Benson Searching: WITHEROW, PARKER
Seeking connections and ancestry of JOHN WITHEROW and spouse, HANNAH PARKER, who migrated with daughter MARY and probably other children from Cumberland Co, to Springfield Twp., Erie Co., PA in 1802, according to Mary's daughter in 1879. Trying to sort this John Witherow out of the many descendants of Robert Withrow, who came from Ireland to PA in the early 1700s.
Date: 13 Oct 96 From: Irvin F Snyder Searching: SNYDER
Need info on John B Snyder lived in the Carlisle area ca 1825 to 1830 as he had two daughters married in Carlisle. Mary Ann Snyder married George Bender and Susannah Snyder married John Cockley both on Nov 11 1827 in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church at Carlisle. Also need marriage info on John B and wife Mary who are later on 1850 Ohio census in Richland Co.
Date: 10 Oct 96 From: Sandra Griffith Searching: PLANTZ/PLANTS
Christian Plantz/Plants joined the American Revolutionary Army in Cumberland Co along with a Tobias PLANTZ, they were probably the children of Leonardt PLANTZ from Germany, any info appreciated.
Date: 8 Oct 96 From: Bill Cook Searching: COX
I am seeking information as to what records might be available related to the Indian Normal School that was located in Carlisle. My wife's ggrandmother Nell Cox b:1883 was sent to school there from what is now Comanchee Co. OK. Her father was Emmet Cox and her mother was the daughter of Comanche Chief Quirtsquip. I would be especially interested in any document which would give her mother's name.
Date: 5 Oct 96 From: Neill Rhodes Searching: RHODES
I am having difficulty finding information on the family of Christopher RHODES. This due in part to the fact that I do not know his DOB, or the name of his spouse, or the date of his death. I also do not know the names of 9 of the children. I do know, however, that his seventh son's name was Samuel. Samuel RHODES was born in 1782 and died March 4, 1870. I would appreciate any information you can send. Thanks in advance!
Date: 3 Oct 96 From: John Decker Searching: DECKER
Isaac Decker is listed in the 1790 US Census Living in Cumberland Co., Hopewell, Newton, Tyborne and Pennsboro Township's. I believe Pennsboro Township was his home. There were 3 W M 16 yrs and over, 3 W M under 16 and 5 W F. Isaac and two of his sons appear in Westmoreland Co, in the 1800 Census. 1. I am trying to connect Isaac to his family that he left in Cumberland Co., and 2. Determine who his Father and Mother were. Any help with local Census or Tax records would be greatly appreciated. Further, If there are any DECKER researchers in this area I'd appreciate communicating with you. Thanks for you time.
Date: 2 Oct 96 From: Diana Lehman Searching: GAILEY
I am looking for the parents of Esther GAILEY (b. Sept. 17, 1824; d. April 18, 1899 in Woodstock, VA). She is reputedly from a Scots-Irish family that originally settled in Cumberland County and then may have migrated to Franklin or Adams County and thence to the Valley of Virginia. Thank you.
Date:1 Oct 96 From: Marian H Sampson Searching: FINLEY/BERKELEY
John FINLEY was born in Co. Armagh, N.Ireland, 1713 & was killed in an Indian raid in Lurgan Twp., Cumberland Co., 1759. He married Martha BERKELEY in Bucks Co., 1734. All their children were reportedly born in Lurgan Twp. Does anyone have any information concerning the vitals & parentage of Martha BERKELEY who d.c.1769? Thank you.

Date: 28 Sep1996 From: Jill May Searching: McCOMB, KEARSLEY, TURNER
Family of Robert McCOMB, born 1712 in Ireland, settled U. S. about 1734. Family of William McCOMB married to Rebecca KEARSLEY,daughter of Jonathan and Jane KEARSLEY of Carlisle and Shippensburg. Also family of Elizabeth TURNER who married Samuel McCOMB. Will share what I have. Thanks.
Date: 27 Sep1996 From: Craig Coberly Searching: MIRANDA/ MERANDA/MERANDY
My ancestor James MERANDY was listed on the 1768 Cumberland County, Dublin Township tax list as a Freeman. He may have married Susannah OWENS in Cumberland County. The next reference to James I've located is that he is at Fort Jackson on Ten Mile in 1783 in Morgan Township. Any information on any MIRANDA would be most appreciated. Thanks.
Date: 26 Sep1996 From: Thomas E. Palmer Searching: PALMER
Would appreciate information about Solomon PALMER (and children Floyd PALMER, Budd PALMER, John PALMER, and Catherine PALMER). Solomon Palmer appeared on Derry Township tax lists in 1774 and 1778-1782, and on Wayne Township tax lists in 1785. He served as private under Captain John Adams in the Cumberland County Militia, 5th Battalion, 5th Company, 4th Class in 1777. May be related to Nehiamiah PALMER and Jonathan PALMER of Cumberland County. Their farm north of the Juniata River eventually became incorporated into Mifflin County and then Centre County. Thanks.
Date: 25 Sep 1996 From: Marilyn J ShepherdSearching: POKE/POLK, BURNS
Looking for Information on Thomas Poke and Ann Burns Poke or Polk. Will in Chester Co PA, Aston Twp in 1747. Also John Burns & Laird Burns wife Jennet (Prob Allen) Thanks Marilyn
Date: 22 Sep1996 From: James S. D. Eisenhower, III Searching: EISENHOWER
Lemuel S. EISENHOWER. Looking for general information about his life after the Civil War. Already have copy of his Obit. and know he is buried in Carlisle. Looking for newspaper articles, etc. re his life in Carlisle.
Date: 21Sep1996 From: Chuck Thompson Searching: THOMPSON
Matthew THOMPSON, b.1754 Cumberland, m.1796 Ruth ROBINSON Big Spring Presbyterian. Children Easter, Matthew (m. Elizabeth JACOB), MaryAnn, Joseph, and Lydia. All of these people are buried on the east side of Big Springs Pres Church graveyard. Looking for discussion re "who are parents of Matthew?"
Date: Sep 21 1996 From: Darleen Berens Searching: KENNEDY
I need parents and siblings for Jane KENNEDY b. 1 Jan 1790 in Cumberland Co. She married James RITCHEY, Sr. who was b. 18 May 1781 in Westmoreland Co. PA. They married abt 1808, but I do not know where. Jane KENNEDY RITCHEY d. 28 Feb 1865 in Richland Twp., Venango Co. PA and is buried there in Presbyterian Cem. Richland Twp.
Date: Sept 18, 1996 From: Barry Best Searching: WILLIAMSON
Seeking information on Joseph Williamson born March 28, 1756 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co. Penn. Any info on Joseph or family would be greatly appreciated!
Date: Sept 17, 1996 From: Ronald L Worley Searching: EICHELBERGER/EIKELBERGER/EAGELBERRY/IKLEBERRY.
Seek information about Valentine Eichelberger (b. ca. 1748), his wife Eleonora/Lenora (b. ca. 1746-52), and their children: John Henry, b. 1771; Henry; William; Jacob; David; Catherine, b. ca. 1781; Valentine Jr. b. 1782; George B., b. ca. 1787. Valentine appears on list of Capt. Wm. Campbell's Co., 4th Co., 7th Batt. Cumberland Co. Militia, 1780-81; and on tax lists for Lack Twp. in 1782 and 1785. Last known date in Cumberland Co. is Feb 1789 when Valentine and his son John claimed goods stolen from them. Family migrated to Greene Co., PA, by 1791.
Date: Sept 16, 1996 From: Gordon Pattison Searching: FLAKE, STUFF.
Seeking parents and siblings of ADAM FLAKE(1750-1836) who served in Cumberland Co.,PA Militia 1780-1783. He married ELIZABETH STUFF in Cumberland Co. in 1784. Born in Switzerland he arrived in Philadelphia in 1766.
Samuel ALLEN m (1) Catharine Loag; (2) Agnes (Boyd?)
..CH: ...1-Ruth Allen bc1730 m (1)William McCoskrey; (2)John Rannels/Reynolds
......................... CH:.William (MD)
..................................Samuel A.(Rev)
............ 2-Agnes Allen b1737 m Ephraim Robeson/Robinson
......................6 CH: Isaac, Ephraim, Samuel, John, Agnes, Ann
.............3-Margaret Allen m William Rippey who m Elizabeth ????
................... 8 CH: Ruth, Samuel A, Isabella, Jane, Catharine, John C., Margaret, William
............4-Ephraim Allen b1746
............5-Samuel Allen, Jr.
............6-James Allen
............7-Joseph Allen b1754 m Sarah Tillaston Thornburg--8 ch
............8-John Allen b1757 ... m Martha Tribble--ch
............9-Robert Allen..............No info.
...........10-Mary Ann Allen ..... m John Espy, to Mercer Co., PA
Any information would be appreciated. The Rippeys and
Reynolds were in Cumberland Co. Agnes Allen and Ephraim Allen
were in Chester Co. Joseph Allen went to Muskingum Co., OH. Thank you.
Date: Sept. 16, 1996 From: Mary Ellen Baker Searching: LYTLE, SANDERSON, KENNY,CRANE, LUKENS.
Searching the family of Robert Lytle of Milford Twp., estate in Cumberland Co., 19-Nov-1779, widow Margaret and son Robert Lytle, Jr. Administrators. Had the following children. Robert who married Margaret Sanderson, John who married Rachel Kinney, Jean who married James Sanderson, Mary who married George Crane, Hannah, Andrew, Edward, Rachel who married Gabriel Lukens and William.
Date: Sept 11, 1996 From: Carol Lahr Searching: ZIMMERMAN
Looking for parents of ZIMMERMAN, George b 1837 m Dec 25 1858 to Mary M. DARR and d 1899. I found George on the 1850 Census but he was living with the ALLEN, Samuel family in North Middleton Twp. Can anyone shed some light on this ZIMMERMAN family? Thank you
Date: Sept 9, 1996 From: Cathy Davis Searching: FOUGHT, PFEFFER
Searching for information on Joseph FOUGHT b. 4 april 1846, son of John C. FOUGHT and Anna Gertrude PFEFFER who are both buried in Old Carlisle, PA. John FOUGHT was in a PA cavalry unit in civil war, but I do not know what unit. He later was bugler for George Custer during civil war. Any information would be appreciated. CATHY please get in contact with me if you see this. Thanks. Joe Patteson, Cumberland CC.
Date: 8 Sep 1996 From: Ken Thompson Searching: CHAMBERS, ARMSTRONG, THOMPSON
Nancy Ann Chambers 1st married to an ARMSTRONG, two children Jane & Robert. 2nd marrage to John Berthier THOMPSON abt 1757, one child John Jr. Reported that Nancy may be related to Col. Chambers of Chambersburg. May have lived in Hopewell Twp and moved to Buffalo Valley abt 1771.
Date: 7 Sep 1996 From: Karla Oswald Searching: McMURRAY
James McMurray b Hodgetown, Cumberland, PA, Dec 24, 1829. Moved with father's family to Utah Oct 1852 Father is John McMURRAY born Mar 1798; mother is Mary HUTTON She and John were married August 18, 1821. This is only information we have been able to find. Looking for birth dates, places, death records, marriage records and/or any other information which may help us in our search for this family line. Mary HUTTON was daughter of Simeon HUTTON and Mary UNDERWOOD. She was born Nov 6, 1801.
Date: 5 Sep 1996 From: Robert L Maley Searching: MALEY, MAILEY
Looking for any information, ancestors or descendents of PETER MALEY born circa 1795, died 1879 in Harrisburg. Married ELIZABETH, she was born circa 1800, died 1875 in Harrisburg. Children of PETER and ELIZABETH were JOHN MALEY, born 1826, living in New Kingston in 1860, married HENRIETTA, ANN MALEY, born 1828, WILLIAM H. MALEY, born 1830, living in New Kingston in 1860, married ELIZABETH, SARAH A. MALEY, b 1833, died 1893 in Harrisburg, ELI HARRISON MALEY, born 1837 in Boiling Springs, died 1904 in Harrisburg, married REBECCA. MALEY was sometimes spelled as MAILEY
Date: 3 Sep 1996 From: Kathy Dix Searching: ALLEN, LOAG, IRWIN
Seeking information on SAMUEL ALLEN, bc1700-10 m Catharine LOAG and had s/Ephraim ALLEN bc1748. SAMUEL ALLEN was in the French and Indian War (1756) in the Susquehanna Valley and at one time lived in Chester Co. Ephraim ALLEN was in Cumberland Co. for a time but resided in Chester Co. in the latter part of his life. EPHRAIM ALLEN m SARAH IRWIN d/o WILLIAM IRWIN and w/GRACE (DARLINGTON) IRWIN. If you have information on these families or need information, please contact me.
Date: 3 Sep 1996; From: Mary Harris Searching: McCUNE
Alexander McCune in Cumberland County, PA, born 9/1/1797 in Southampton Twp, married 5/22/1823 to Mary Colwell, died 7/26/1878 in Shippensburg. His obit states that his grandfather was Samuel McCune, one of the earliest settlers of the region, but doesn't name Alexander's parents. And who was Samuel's wife?
Date: 1 Sep 1996; From: Judy Grier Munson Searching: GRIER
I'm looking for info on David or Thomas GRIER who resided in Carlisle in the mid 1800s, early 1900s. I believe David may have been a tavern owner near Carlisle. According to History of Eaton Co., MI, Thomas was a farmer from Carlisle. Thomas is my gggfather and I think his father was David. Any information that you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Date: August 31, 1996; From: Kathy Dix Searching: ALLEN
Looking for information on SAMUEL ALLEN bc1700-1710. He was an elder of the Silver Spring Presbyterian Congregation. He was an officer during the French & Indian War c1756 and traveled up and down the Susquehanna River. His son, EPHRAIM ALLEN, was a cabinetmaker in Cumberland Co. and prior to the Rev. War. was residing in Chester Co. SAMUEL's children married folks from the Chambersburg and Carlisle areas. IF anyone has information on these ALLEN families, please send email. Thank you.

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