May and June 1997 Queries
Cumberland County PAGenWeb

Date: 25 Jun 1997 From: Betty Saunders Searching: PROWELL, YINGER, EPPLEY
Samuel Fortenbaugh PROWELL b. 1868, who was a merchant in New Cumberland, PA in the 1920s, m. Nettie Eppley Yinger in 1896. They had two children: Glen Yinger Prowell and ?. Also seeking the wife of Jacob Eppley (1763-1845) whose maiden name was PROWELL. Need her given name, ancestors, and siblings.
Date: 25 Jun 1997 From: Selma Bonewald Searching: FRANCK/FRANK, MINNIG
Seeking info on the parents and siblings of Christian Frank who was md. in Carlisle, Cumberland Co. 1829 to Sarah MINNIG. Christian is a brother to John Helfer Frank, who is my lineage. Believe the parents of these two men to be Gottfried and Eva Franck of York County. Will exchange info with those working on the FRANCK/FRANK line.
Date: 23 Jun 1997 From: Nancy Dunbar Searching: THOMPSON, WALLACE
Archibald THOMPSON b.1750 Beaver (then Cumberland) Co, PA, m. Margaret Wallace. Was SGT in Capt. John Rea's Co, 8th Battalion. Need ancestors and descendants.
Date: 21 Jun 1997 From: Win Wood Searching: GILSON/GILSTON
Researching Richard (died 1783) and Margaret GILSTON who lived in East Pennsboro Twp., Cumberland County, PA. Can anyone help with this family?
Date: 21 Jun 1997 From: Ann Heinz Searching: DUNMIRE, FINGERBINDER/FINERBEINER
I am looking for the predecessors of Samuel E. DUNMIRE,JR, born March 10,1818 in Carlisle, Pa.,died Oct. 10,1916 in Ruffsdale, Pa. His parents were old Cumberland farmers, very possibly Samuel E(ugene) Dunmire who may have come down the Lehigh Valley from Conneticut, and Amanda Fingerbinder( or perhaps Finerbeiner). Samuel may have been a veteran of the Rev. War, perhaps part of the Hessian troops. There is reportedly a Dunmire (various spellings) rifle used during that war. Thank you for any help.
Date: 21 Jun 1997 From: Pat Dallas Searching: DALLAS, SPROAT
James DALLAS married Isabella SPROAT (or SPROUT) Sept. 28, 1808 in or near Carlisle, PA. I cannot find any information re the marriage (Church name, exact location, who performed it, church or county record). They only lived in the area about 2 years after they were married before they moved to OH. James DALLAS came to this country from Ireland about 1800 probably living in PA, Isabella's father was William who was killed in a well. His father John Sproat (Sprout) took care of the family. Information I have says John SPROAT bought a place called Blenheim tract in 1767. Is (or was) this place in Cumberland Co???
Date: 21 Jun 1997 From: Jonelle Trimmer Till Searching: WAGNER/WAGENER
Cumberland County, PA . WAGNER, Herbert Frank, son of William H. WAGNER and Leah J. (aka Jennie), born JUN 1895 in Franklintown, York Co, PA; sister, Rosy M. WAGNER, born NOV 1887; brother, George W., born OCT 1892; 3 other siblings died before adulthood; possibly married sometime between 1914-1915 to Oraminta Cristobel BAKER (aka Orey) of Dillsburg, York Co, PA; one child, Winifred Elizabeth WAGNER, born 25 DEC 1915. Family legend says Herbert Frank WAGNER died as a result of gassing in WWI. No known place of death or burial. All above deceased family members are buried at St. John's Lutheran Church (Franklin Church), York Co, PA. There is no record of his service in York or Adams Counties. Perhaps he enlisted in Cumberland County. Any information regarding his place/date of marriage, death, burial, military service would be greatly appreciated. This man was my grandfather.
Date: 21 Jun 1997 From: Jim Wasson Searching: WASSON, MEANS
Searching for info on the origins and ancestors of John WASSON, who married Ann MEANS in 1744. Children were John, Thomas, James and Elizabeth. He was killed by Indians 26 May 1756 while farming outside Steel's Fort. Descendants of his son, Thomas, later settled in Butler County. This John Wasson has been reported as born 1715 in Peters Twp, Cumberland, PA, and he is also reported as born 1698 in Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland.
Date: 15 Jun 1997 From: Jim Avery Searching: CRAIGHEAD
Looking for Laura Jean CRAIGHEAD b. ca 1950 lived at Craighead's along Yellow Breeches Creek. Her parents were Sam and Janet and she dad a sister Patty. They lived next door to us in Harrisburg Snail mail Jim Avery PO Box 1377 White River Jct VT 05001
Date: 15 Jun 1997 From: Suella Fogg Postles Searching: GAMBLE/GAMMEL, JOHNSON. MORROW, CAMPBELL, WILSON
My line is from William Gamble or Gammel who was buried with hos wife Jane c. 1767/1771 in Big Spring Church, Newville in Cumberland Co. The lived at Hopewell and Newton, now Upper Mifflin Twp. Their son Samuel Gamble lived in Upper Path Valley, Fannet Twp with his wife Elizabeth Johnson, whom he married in 1763 until his death in 1797. Their son Samuel and his wife Catherine Morrow lived in the same place with their son Samuel b 1800. Samuel b. 1800 in Upper Path Valley lived there with his wife Isabella Bennet Wilson, daughter of Thomas Wilson and Esther Campbell b. 1803 m. 1827. They were in Toboyne Twp, Perry Co when their daughter, Susanna, was born. They retained links with Upper Path Valley until the whole family migrated to Illinois c. 1857. I have lots of information to share and look forward to meeting others who share all or part of this line.
Date: 12 Jun 1997 From: Nancy HALL BALLARD Searching: DAVIS, STENTZ
Seeking the parents and sibling of Samuel DAVIS (b 16 Jun 1754, Cumberland Co., PA - d 06 Apr 1826, Fayette Co., PA). In 1794 he married Elizabeth STENTZ (b 1766 - d 03 Feb 1851).
Date: 8 Jun 1997 From: Terry L. Earnst Searching: WEITER/WEETER
Daniel Earnst/Ernst born in Cumberland Co Pa approx. 1811. Died 1-28-1881 near Malvern Ohio. His father was also Daniel who married a widow Nancy Stenger Kessey. Looking for information on this family.
Date: 8 Jun 1997 From: Gini Ellen Carter Searching: COULTER, PENDERGRASS
Looking for information on: Richard Matthew COULTER born 1759 in Cumberland Co., PA. He died in 1843 in Casey Co., KY. In 1778 he married Mary PENDERGRASS in Cumberland Co., PA. I believe her father to be Thomas PENDERGRASS. Would like to hear from anyone researching this family.
Date: 1 Jun 1997 From: S.E.Watts Searching: SHOAF, BLAIR
SHOAF, Sarah m. James Blair b: 1801 in Franklin County, PA m: December 30, 1824 Shippensburg, PA. Two sons that I know of: ..1 William Hooper Blair m. Nancy Jane Smith Bef 1869 *2nd Wife of William Hooper Blair: Mary Jane Speck b: in Upper Strausberg m: Aft 1869 ..2 James Turner Blair b: April 02, 1837 in Orrstown, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, m. Josephine Augusta Glass I am looking for information on the Shoaf Family. Who are Sarah's parents and siblings?
Date: 1 Jun 1997 From: Jere Keefer Searching: FREET/FOGELSANGER
Seek data on family of Samuel H. Freet, born Feb. 1861, Cumb. Co. who married Myra Jane Fogelsanger, born 1865 died 1907 or 1908 and is buried in Spring Hill Cem., Shippensburg, PA. Known children were: George, Jackson, Howard, Joseph. Samuel and family were living in Shippensburg in 1900.

Date: 29 May 1997 From: John H. Smallwood, Jr Searching: DAVIDSON/DAVISON
I am interested in the ancestry of John DAVIDSON/DAVISON who was born about 1740 in PA. He is reported to have resided in Cumberland Co., PA. He removed to York Co., SC in the 1760s. He is first wife was Ruth and his second was Margaret. He had a large family including, Elias, Robert, Hugh, John, Jr., Jacob, Isaac, Katherine, Mary, Margaret, Anne, William and Charles. He died in York Co., SC in 1816. Would appreciate any information re: his ancestry and that of his wives'. John H. Smallwood, Jr., P. O. Box 591, Canton, MS 39046-0591
Date: 27 May 1997 From: Evelyn Stoll Searching: ELEY, NEFF, DICE
Christian ELEY (possibly Franklin, then Cumberland Co) was the father of John ELEY who died in Franklin County, PA, in 1835. John ELEY and his wife, Mary NEFF, were parents of David ELEY and John ELEY, born 1803, in Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA. The younger John ELEY married Mary DICE in Franklin County, Christmas 1829. He died in Wooster, Wayne County, OH, in 1891. I am anxious to receive any information of the ELEY, NEFF, or DICE families.
Date: 27 May 1997 From: Evelyn Stoll Searching: DICE
Seeking any information about Michael and Catharine DICE, parents of Mary DICE, who was born 29 Sep, 1809, in PA, married Dec 1829, in Franklin Cty, PA, and died 10 Jan 1883, in Wayne, Wooster Cty, OH. She married John ELEY in Franklin Cty, PA. Her brother Michael DICE, Jr., was born in Chambersburg, PA, 15 June 1812, and died 21 Jul 1879, in Wayne Cty, OH. Catharine, wife of MIchael DICE (Sr.) was born about 1786 in PA (possibly Cumberland Co) and was living in Wayne Cty, OH, in 1850.
Date: 27 May 1997 From: Mark Crockett Searching: CROCKETT
I am seeking information concerning the parents of Samuel CROCKETT, born Dec 4, 1759 in Carlisle, died Apr 21, 1841 in Robertson Co. Tenn., and Sarah WILSON, born Feb 17, 1766 in Carlisle, died May 30, 1847 in Robertson Co. Tenn. Samuel and Sarah were married Sept 25, 1787. Samuel and Sarah moved to Robertson Country Tennessee in 1788. Samuel's father may also have been named Samuel, and may have immigrated from Ireland.
Date: 27 May 1997 From: Terry Milani Searching: WALKER
Looking for the parents of Robert Walker born August 26, 1776. Native of Cumberland County. Barons places his death near the place of his birth on August 11 1814. His obituary referred to Robert as a Major and places his death at Springfield, West Pennsborough Township near Newville, Place of burial unknown. According to a Walker source he had a brother William who owned several large farms in the Cumberland Valley. No other information about Wm. A Walker source refers to Robert's mother as a "stout Dutch woman" and places his father's place of birth at Antrim County, Ireland. Robert married Mary Latshaw {Latcha} at the First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle on October 3;1805. Robert appears an the Cumberland County tax records in 1805 at age 29. Robert applied for a tavern license in 1806 for the Walnut Bottom Tavern . In 1809 his tavern was called the Brick Tavern on Walnut Bottom Road. In 1810 he moved to Jame's Moore's Tavern' which is reported to be still standing. Robert had four children' Wm. 'Mary' John and Margaret. After his death his wife, according to Barons, "journeyed to Allegheny County on horseback in that place making a home for her son William." Information about the family tree from this point has been fairly well documented.
Date: 27 May 1997 From: Elizabeth Smith Searching: BISHOP
Looking for any information on Rev. War pensioner, Lawrence BISHOP. He said on his pension papers that he was born 12 May 1763 in BEDFORD CO. (then Cumberland), PA. He names his father, *George* BISHOP (not Michael Bishop as previously queried). Lawrence also states that he entered service in BETHEL TOWNSHIP. He moved to JEFFERSON CO., KY on 23 October 1793 where he m. Mary Young on 5 June 1798. Lawrence then moved to BULLITT CO., Ky, where he m. Nancy Ann Stallings on 9 May 1802 and died sometime after 1850. His known children include: Mary Emma Bishop, Elizabeth Bishop, Samuel Bishop, Oliver Perry Bishop, and Anna Bishop. Any help appreciated
Date: 20 May 1997 From: Burna Jamieson Searching: WARNER, EBLER/HEFFLEY/EPPLEY
My ggg-grandparents Joseph WARNER and Elizabeth EBLEY were supposedly married in Cumberland Co., PA in 1821, and five of their children - John (b.1822), Samuel (21 Nov 1824) , Joseph (9 Oct 1826), George (11 Dec 1828), and Mary (Aug 1831) were born there. The 1830 census has them living in So. Middleton Township. By 1834 they had moved west to Ohio; in the 1840 census they are living in Madison Twp., Richland Co., OH. Joseph was born 1 Sep 1796 in Adams Co to George and ? Warner. Elizabeth EBLEY would have been born about 1802. Can anyone help me find where, and to whom? Thanks
Date: 20 May 1997 From: Jere Keefer Searching: FREET
. I am researching the Freet family line of Cumberland Co., PA, many of whom were in Shippensburg. Can swap data.
Date: 16 May 1997 From: Dean Willoughby Searching: McBRIDE
My McBRIDE line. Hugh McBRIDE b. 12/30/1725 Scotland> d. 6/19/1803 Cumberland Co., PA 2?m. Helen (?) 4/3/1776 Revolutionary War Veteran.
James McBRIDE, Hugh's son b. 4/2/1748 Cumberland Co., PA d. 10/16/1819 Cumberland Co. PA m. Margaret Campbell 8/8/1787 Revolutionary War Veteran
I am descended from James son John McBride, b. 11/7/1790, Cumberland Co.,PA. m. Elizabeth MILLER, 1812. d. 7/13/1839 at Seneca, Venango Co., PA. Looking far additional information on this family. Thank you..
Date: 16 May 1997 From: June Bruce Searching: DONLEY
Searching for any information on the Patrick Donley family of Cumberland county. Mt. Holly or Pinegrove Furnace, Pa. They lived there in the 1880 census of Cumberland county. Patrick Donley was born 1832 and his wife Sarah was born 1835. Their children were - Thomas, George. Anna, Saul, Laura A., Effie L, John, Harry H. and Calvin. Does anyone know anything about this family ?. I would like to find the father of Patrick and of Sarah. I do not have a maiden name for Sarah.
Date: 16 May 1997 From: Kyle J. Wear Searching: WEIR/WIER/WEAR
I am looking for anyone who has information on Abraham WEIR or WIER, who died in 1806 in Lurgan Twp., Franklin Co., PA. It is believed that he came from County Antrim, Ireland between 1741 and 1746 and is first seen on the 1750 Cumberland Co., PA tax lists. His son, George WIER, belonged to the Middle Springs Presbyterian Church and the christenings of his children are recorded there. If anyone has any information on the WEIR, WIER, or WEAR families, please let me know.
Date: 16 May 1997 From: Mindee Searching: KILLOUGH
Looking for information of the KILLOUGH family. EZEKIAL KILLOUGH born in Cumberland Co.Pa. in 1735. Who was his spouse and children? EBENEZAR KILLOUGH born 17 May 1817; died 4 Dec 1888. Who were his parents?
Date: 16 May 1997 From: Hope Noll Searching: PARKER, McCLURE
Seeking information on the family of Alexander Parker, b c1753 near Carlisle, PA of John Parker & Margaret McClure Parker. Capt Alexander Parker- 6th Pennsylvania Regiment in his early 20's, 2nd Lt Jan 9, 1776, 1st Lt 1 June 1776. Served under Anthony Wayne at Fort Ticonderoga & later at Mt Independence. m 1783 Rebecca Blair (2ndmarriage?) Children: Margaret, John, Mary & Annie, d 1791 (W)VA Owned land now Parkersburg, (W)VA (war service land grant)
Date: 6 May 1997 From: Linda Mockenhaupt Searching: SLOAN
Seeking information on the family of Walter SLOAN, born 22 Sep, 1781 near Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA. He married Eliza G. ___ of Franklin Co, PA.
Date: 6 May 1997 From: J Derald Morgan Searching: WOLF
I am in need of help in locating the parents of Jacob WOLF who was born in Cumberland/Lancaster County and moved to VA where he married Hannah Kinsey. He and his family then moved to OH to be near Hannah's parents Henry and Eva Wampler Kinsey. Henry Kinsey may have also been born in PA.
Date: 5 May 1997 From: Merle R Ebersole Searching: HUTTON
Hutton, Joseph b Warrington Twp., York Co., d Cumberland Co., Pa. 12/1847. Had a son whose name was John C. Hutton b 12/5/1845. Joseph was a contractor in Harrisburg, Pa., and also the State Commissioner of Canals. Would like to know whom he married, when they were married, and any other pertinent info available. tia
Date: 5 May 1997 From: Vickie Long Searching: BOOKMAN/BUCKMAN, HELM
Searching for information regarding David HELM born abt 1785 of Southampton Twp, Cumberland County. Married Elizabeth BOOKMAN (BUCKMAN) who was born abt 1789 also of Southampton Twp, Cumberland County. David was the son of Jacob HELM. I have no information on Elizabeth's parents. Any help would be appreciated.
Date: 3 May 1997 From: David Wright Searching: JACOBY, WICKLINE
Searching for information about JACOBY, William and WICKLINE, John as likely ancestors of mine from Cumberland. Both families are listed in the 1860 US Census for this county. JACOBY (age 26 in 1860) in W. Pennsborough and WICKLINE (age 42) in Newton.
Date: 3 May 1997 From: Richard Hoon Searching: BIGLER, HOON
I am looking for information on VALENTINE HOON. He was born in Cumberland Co abt 1766. He married SUSAN BIGLER in Bedford Co in 1796 and raised a family of ten children. About 1810, he moved to Somerset Co and settled in Allegheny Twp.His eldest son, Jacob, was Justice of the Peace there for many years. VALENTINE died in Columbiana Co, Ohio in 1845, at the home of one of his younger children. I have not been able to find any information on his parents nor his siblings. If anyone reading this query has any information on VALENTINE and is willing to share it, I will be eternally greatful. Thank you.
Date: 3 May 1997 From: Linda Mondy Searching: McCOY
Seeking information on a McCoy family from Northern Ireland.
. 1. John McCoy, b. abt 1705 in Northern Ireland d. abt 1781 in Cumberland Co., PA, USA. Married Mary? Children: Alexander, Thomas, John Jr., Gilbert, William, Matthew, Jane, Mary, and Elizabeth.
.. 2. Thomas McCoy, b. abt 1739 in Northern Ireland d. abt 1790 in Cumberland Co., PA, USA. Married Elizabeth Baskins. Elizabeth was the daughter of James Baskins, b. ab 1720 in Ireland d. Jan. 1788 in Rye, Cumberland Co., PA, USA. James Baskins married Elizabeth Mitchell. James Baskins was the son of John Baskins, b. abt 1695 in Ireland d. between 1737-1786 in Dauphin, PA, USA. James and Elizabeth Baskins had children Catherine, Sarah, Jane, Elizabeth, Francis, and Mitchell. Thomas McCoy and Elizabeth Baskins had children Mary, James, John, Sarah, Gilbert, William, Thomas, Mitchell, and David.
...3. Gilbert McCoy, b. abt 1776 d. May 19, 1857, in Monroe Co., Ohio, USA, married Mary Atkinson.

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