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Name: David Budd <dbudd@neo.rr.com>
Date: 2013-09-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Budd
Where did they live (twp, town)? Rostraver twp.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Joshua, William, Obadiah
Comments:
Lot of information on this site. Thank you
 

Name: Dave Lindey <dlindey@sw.rr.com>
Date: 2013-01-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Lindey, Lindy, Lindley, Lindsay
Earliest known Valley ancestor Levi, Caleb, Demas Lindley, John Lindy
Comments:
Looking for the link between John Lindy (Brownsville) and one of the three Lindley brothers, Levi, Caleb, Demas; who built Fort Lindley, Upper Ten Mile Creek
 

Name: mr micheal smith <smith4billy@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2012-11-18
Comments:
I need an investment oversea,any idea of a good lucrative company investment in your country please feel free to contact me via this email address;smith4billy@yahoo.co.uk

thanks,
Best Regards

 

Name: Lois Ongley <Loisongley@earthlink.net>
Date: 2012-11-11
Your Mon Valley surnames Burnett, Crago,
Where did they live (twp, town)? Cumberland
Comments:
Trying to connect Houlesworth Burnett to my family tree



 

Name: Tom Speers <t.speers@comporium.net>
Date: 2012-10-27
Your Mon Valley surnames Speers/Speer/Spears/Spear/Kuykendall/Crist/Frye/Froman/etc.
Where did they live (twp, town)? Mon Valley
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1762 - Peter Henry Speer/Spears - 1st recorded Bedford/Westmoreland landowner.
Comments:
Looking forward to the Belle Vernon Bicentennial in 2013/2014.
Noah Speer/s Sr's cousins, descendants and those related by marriage - Noah Strausser-Speer Wyle, John Wayne's first wife, Harry Reasoner, brother Jacob Spears named Bourbon Whiskey in 1810, brother Rev. Henry Speers Jr, started the first Baptist Church in Pittsburgh in 1812, Washington PA in 1815, North Sewickley Provident Baptist in 1801 and many others, General William T. Sherman, James G. Blaine, and baptised Thomas and Alexander Campbell who started the First Christian/Church of the Disciples. First Cousin Lt. George Spears and Mary Neely were neighbors of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln in 5 locations, etc.

 

Name: Thomas John Cope <tcope12jc@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-06-08
Your Mon Valley surnames Cope
Where did they live (twp, town)? Jefferson
Earliest known Valley ancestor ?
Comments:
This site is a great source for finding more information on the Cope's. I'm tracing the Cope's from Oliver Cope landing at Naaman's Creek, Delaware in the 1700's, to John Cope near West Chester, PA and finally to Eastern PA. I'm an offspring of the Cope's who migarted to Eastern Ohio near New Garden and Salem. My family is having a Cope reunion near Kensington, Ohio on 14 July 12. I plan to come visit this area on the 16 July 12. Hope to visit a cemetery where most Cope's are buried. I would greatly appreciate if you could provide some specific locations in order to save what little time I'll have to explore. Thanks in advance. Thomas J. Cope (661)236-6594.
 

Name: Brian Simpson <bks762@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2012-03-31
Your Mon Valley surnames Simpson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Kansas City
Earliest known Valley ancestor Homer Simpson
Comments:
Please help me - bks762@sbcglobal.net
 

Name: Megan McDonough Nickolette <megann@wowway.com>
Date: 2012-03-04
Your Mon Valley surnames McDonough, Young
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette, Fairhope, Belle Vernon, Elco
Earliest known Valley ancestor Mark McDonough
Comments:
I am daughter of Dan McDonough and Margaret Young. Dan was son of Luke and Catherine Shaffer and grandson of Mark and Elizabeth. Thanks for letting me see the family in pictures.
 

Name: Clara Thompson <clarathom@charter.net>
Date: 2012-03-02
Your Mon Valley surnames Birch/Burch, Knox, Grimm, Gray, Griggs,
Where did they live (twp, town)? Greene co. PA
Comments:
Our Family Patriarch was Thomas Birch sr. B. 1746 in Ireland, died, 17 April 1844 in Monogelia. W.VA.
He was a Rev. War Patriot & is possiby buried on Burch property in Terra Alta area.

He sired & raised 2 large families #1. Mary Gray #2 common-law wife, Maria Knox.

Right now I'm especially interested in locating the marriage records for his son, James Wesley Burch abt. 1840 in greene co. PA...he married Malinda Grimm. Thanks for any help you can give me!

Clara W. Thmpson
St. charles, MO


 

Name: sandra harpstrite / kohlbrecher <skohlbrecher@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2012-01-14
Your Mon Valley surnames harpstrite / herbstreet/ herbsteit
Where did they live (twp, town)? reading, pa
Earliest known Valley ancestor johann baptist herbstritt - father
Comments:
Looking to see if Julia Herbstritt/ harpstritt/ Harpstrite
was born in Reading, Pa. Her father, Johann Baptist Herbstritt is said to have taught school for 2 years in Reading, Pa where Julia we think was born. thank you sandy

 

Name: LYN L WILSON <lynwilson630@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-12-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Pirl, Goldstrom, Smith, Haberman, Doney
Where did they live (twp, town)? Duquesne
Earliest known Valley ancestor Frederick William Pirl
Comments:
I am looking for the grave, death certificate for Fred Pirl's first wife, Jennie May Smith.
 

Name: Patricia Harden <hardinp@concord.edu>
Date: 2011-07-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Caldwell, Harden
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette Co. PA
Comments:
Have visited courthouses in Fayette and Greene Co. PA but found nothing: 1850 census and marriage license(1855) states Franklin Harden b. 1832 born in Fayette Co. PA, s/o John and Lydia___?___
Elizabeth Caldwell, b. 1828 Fayette Co. PA m. Rufus E Cox 1/29/1850 d/o Wm Ulysess and Jane Higdon

 

Name: Diane Blatney <dianeblatney@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-11-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Robinson/ Budd
Where did they live (twp, town)? West Newton
Earliest known Valley ancestor Charles H. Robinson
Comments:
Searching for Marriage Certificate
 

Name: JAY FRED CARSON JR <JAYFCARSON@GMAIL.COM>
Date: 2010-11-12
Your Mon Valley surnames CARSON, SCOTT, GIBSON
Where did they live (twp, town)? FALLOWFIELD
Earliest known Valley ancestor THOMAS & MARY SMITH CARSON and ALEXANDER & MARTHA REED SCOTT
Comments:
Carson line

Thomas, Thomas Esq, Thomas Gibson, Alexander Scott, Jesse Frederick, Jesse Jr. (Fred), Jay Fred, Jay Jr.

 

Name: Dave Gibbens <ddg@attglobal.net>
Date: 2010-10-19
Your Mon Valley surnames GOSLIN, CRUTCHER, GIBBENS, MILLER
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette County, Brownsville, Bridgeport, etc
Earliest known Valley ancestor MARY GOSLING
Comments:
Seeking SARAH MILLER b.6-23-1797 Beaver County PA (she died between 1871 and 1880, probably around New Albany IN or Ottawa IL, when living with son James S Johnson and family)
1st husband EDWARD GIBBENS, disappeared early 1920s
2nd husband Baker Johnson, b. before 1780, died about 1844
son JOHN MILLER GIBBENS b. 5-3-1823 d.1-3-1883 IA

Seeking forebears and husband of MARY GOSLING b. 1766/67

Seeking forebears of AMANDA CRUTCHER, b. HARPERS FERRY VA, possibly orphaned and raised by grandather JAMES CRUTCHER (1765-1826), suspect AMANDA was a BOYD.

 

Name: Gloria DeYuliis Burnley <sg5burn@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-08-20
Your Mon Valley surnames DEYULIIS, D'ORAZIO, WATSON, AUSTIN,MCCARTY,WEST,SHANNABERGER,SCHNATTERLY
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela, Courtney, Coal Bluff, Coal Center, Brownsville,Denbo
Earliest known Valley ancestor John & Mary Jane (Brown) Watson, Nicholas & Domenica DeYuliis
Comments:
I'm looking for information concerning the surnames above. My DeYuliis/D'Orazio grandparents lived in Monongahela and had relatives in the Pittsburgh area. Nick DeYuliis came from Gamberale,Italy in 1913. Domenica D'Orazio DeYuliis came from Civitella Messer Raimondo,Italy in 1921. I lived next to them on Williams Hill not far from Black Diamond. The Austin's lived in Brownsville/Denbo; the Watson's were in Coal Bluff and moved to Courtney.They owned a coal mine and the Courtney Hotel for a time probably in the early 1900's. Mary Jane Brown Watson might have been a Native American from Kentucky. Also looking for info on Schnatterly, Shannaberger and McCarty families.
 

Name: Susan O'Connor <terryroconnor@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-06-27
Your Mon Valley surnames Earnest
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela and Nottingham
Earliest known Valley ancestor George Earnest
Comments:
George Earnest was born in 1795 in New Jersey as were his parents. He was married to Harriet (last name unkonwn) who was born 1804 in PA as were her parents. These folks were my great grandfather George Vaneman Earnest's parents. Vaneman is a family name and I've found some Vanemans in Washington County,.
 

Name: Jack Jones <jijones@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-05-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Jones, Willison, Irwin, White
Where did they live (twp, town)? Ginger Hill, Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Jones, 1793
Comments:
Just started my search
 

Name: Edith Schaefer <edie.schaefer@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-24
Your Mon Valley surnames Cummins, Cummings, Stillwell
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongalia Co., WV, Fayette Co., PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor Joseph Cummins
Comments:
Joseph Cummins m. Margaret Stillwell. He b. Abt 1806 Cecil Co., MD. Moved to Monongalia Co., WV abt 1820 but known to have lived in Fayette Co., PA abt 1850. Moved family to Allamakee Co., IA in 1865.
 

Name: Stefanie Argo <argo@argo.com>
Date: 2010-03-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Argo and Krulls
Where did they live (twp, town)? Chalfant, Turtle Creek & Mifflin area
Comments:
I read the article in The Valley Mirror (March 11, 2010 issue) newspaper called "Black Diamonds From Our Hills" by Bryant Schmude...Way back in our family, there were ansestors who worked in the mines in the North Braddock area. I'm not sure which one or when. Schmude's well written story told me a great deal about the coal mines here and what my family members would have faced. Thanks Bryant...
 

Name: Bev <bevbrn1@aol.com>
Date: 2010-03-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Wreath
Where did they live (twp, town)? Belle Vernon
Earliest known Valley ancestor Raymond L Wreath
Comments:
My grandfather was born in Belle Vernon in 1902 but I have not been able to locate his newspaper obit or the place of his burial.
 

Name: Tina Fransko <tmf907@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-02-24
Your Mon Valley surnames Fransko/Sisler/Maranich (Merenic)/Polacek/Dover(Bobosky)/Brandis
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charleroi/Finleyville/Library/New Eagle
Earliest known Valley ancestor Michael Fransko/Joseph Polacek/Katie Brandis
Comments:
I've been searching for infomation on these people for awhile. They don't seem to be on census's or have any records that I can find.
 

Name: DIANE MOORE JONES <DJONES3429@AOL.COM>
Date: 2009-09-16
Your Mon Valley surnames HENDERSON
Where did they live (twp, town)? GREENE CO,
Earliest known Valley ancestor THOMAS HENDERSON
Comments:
THOMAS HENDERSON WAS BORN IN ABT 1796, GREENE CO, PA. I CAN NOT FIND HIM UNTIL 1850 AND HE WAS LIVING IN OHIO, MONROE CO,
OHIO IN 1850. I BELIEVE HIS FATHER'S NAME WAS EITHER JOHN OR
JAMES AS THEY ARE IN GREENE CO, PA IN 1820/1830. HIS WIFE'S
NAME WAS SUSANNA. SHE WAS BORN IN MD ACCORDING TO THE 1850
CENSUS. ALL OF THEIR CHILDREN WERE BORN IN GREENE CO. THE OLDEST WAS NAMES WM AND HE WAS BORN IN 1812. I BELIEVE THOMAS DIED SOMETIME AFTER 1870 AS HE IS IN THE CENSUS I BELIEVE IN RICHHILL.

 

Name: Kristina Savvis <no e mail>
Date: 2009-08-25
Your Mon Valley surnames Savvis, Antole
Where did they live (twp, town)? North Braddock/Munhall
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1910 ?
Comments:
My family went to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum near Washington, PA where we were blessed to meet "MR CONDUCTOR" Bryant Schmude. He is quite a storehouse on Mon Valley lore and history. My son, Michael was able to have his picture with MR CONDUCTOR who dug out a rare sign to make one of the trolley cars a #67 Braddock/Swissvale--which my late father ran. MR CONDUCTOR made him a black-n-white picture and sent it to us with many materials for my son. He wrote many articles for many newspapers--including The Valley Mirror.
If you want to know about the old days in the mon Valley, find Bryant Schmude at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.

 

Name: Eileen <customfreight@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-08-12
Your Mon Valley surnames Eckert, Nye, Wilson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Lucyville, Shire Oaks, Monongahela, Roscoe
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Nye
Comments:
Looking for information on John and Nancy Nye, both born around 1818, lived around Lucyville all their lives. One of their children, Mary Elizabeth, married Henry Harrison Wilson and had 4 children. Also married George Gibson and had 2 children that did not survive. Their daughter Lily, married John Eckert. Most of this family is buried in Monongahela Cemetery. Henry Wilson's grave has never been found.
 

Name: Andrew <drewyknot@aim.com>
Date: 2009-08-11
Your Mon Valley surnames Hornyak
Where did they live (twp, town)? Daisytown
Comments:
My great grandfather John (Janos?) Hornyak died in a coal mine accident circa 1914. He lived in Daisytown. I can't find any info on his accident or him. I know his brother was drunk the night before and unable to work. John went in for him on his day off, never to return. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Rhonda Sosamon <soshog@prairieinet.net>
Date: 2009-07-13
Your Mon Valley surnames Budd
Earliest known Valley ancestor Daniel Budd, b. 4/6/1838
Comments:
Loooking for any information regarding this family.
 

Name: GEORGIA LENHART JACOBS MEADOR <gmeador@sc.rr.com>
Date: 2009-06-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Adam Martin Reiley Jacobs and George Lenhart
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor Adam Jacobs
Comments:
Just curious to see what you had on my ancestors. Very nice to read about them. My brother is Adam Martin Reiley Jacobs VII and we have many pieces of furniture and paintings that have been passed down through the family. I am so wanting to come visit the area again - it has been many years since I have been there. Thanks again.
 

Name: Eileen Unger <customfreight@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-06-04
Your Mon Valley surnames Eckert, Wilson, Nye
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela, Shire Oaks, Coal Bluffs
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Nye born 1818
Comments:
John Nye was my great great grandfather.
 

Name: Jesse Kirkham <jlkirkham@earthlink.net>
Date: 2009-04-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Crow
Where did they live (twp, town)? Allen Twpshp, Pike Run
Earliest known Valley ancestor Lawrence Crow
Comments:
Trying to link my Lawrence Crow who lived in Boone Co, KY between 1830 & 1870. Claimed to be from PA born abt 1800.
 

Name: Eugene <mrsalty15063@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-02-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Fine,Greenwald,Gregg,Husher,Munger,Sarber,Leyhew,Rhodes,Piccolo,Sticalava,Rekuscky
Where did they live (twp, town)? New Eagle, Courtney, River Hill
Comments:
I am interested in information on the P.V.&K Coal Company, Incorporated in the state of Delaware, with principal office in the City of Monongahela and their purchase of the "Frye Plan of Lots" on September 22,1920. Interest is in the company and the Frye Mine. Any photographs, maps etc. of early Frye Station would be of interest to me.
 

Name: Dave Copenhaver Sr <dlcopesr@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-01-31
Your Mon Valley surnames COPENHAVER, CARSON, BARBOUR
Where did they live (twp, town)? California, Carroll Twp., Coal Center
Earliest known Valley ancestor Grace M. CARSON-COPENHAVER
Comments:
Searching for additional information and will share.
 

Name: Darlene A. Hess <darleneahess@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-23
Your Mon Valley surnames Little, Lancaster, Goe, Russek, Urosek, Colbert
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville, Belle Vernon, Leisenring, Connellsville, Jacobs Creek
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Little, Matthew Little, William Little, Henry Goe, Sarah Lancaster, Rebecca Goe
Comments:
Just doing family research.
 

Name: Barbara (Crow) Harvey <bsharvey@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2009-01-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Crow
Where did they live (twp, town)? Lancaster ?
Earliest known Valley ancestor Lawrence Crow
Comments:
I am a direct decendant from William Jackman Crow. He was my greatgrandfather. I don't know a lot about my ancestry. However, I do know William Jackman Crow married Sarah Ward. They had my grandfather Louis Crow. My grandfather Lewis Crow married Pearl Cook and they had my father Lewis Crow. Would love to kow more about my family. Barbara (Crow) Harvey bsharvey@bellsouth.net
 

Name: Juanita S <JMS008@windstream.net>
Date: 2009-01-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Sabarese, Duritza, Burgan, Bradburn,Tush
Where did they live (twp, town)? Herbert, New Salem Monongahela, Venetia, Nottingham Twnsp.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Sabato Sabbarese, Frank Bradburn, Simon & Mary (Lauderbach) Burgan
Comments:
Sabato Sabbarese imigrated from Italy 1893to Fayette County. He was married to Angelina Victoria Zambrano. In 1944 he leagally changed his name to Samuel as part of his naturalization.
My paternal g grandparents on my mother's side were Simon and Mary Burgan. My grandmother was a bradburn but her birth certificate has her mother listed as Anna Tush married to Charles Tush. On the 1900 census in Mon City Anna is listed as a widow, so I have no info on that side at all. Any help at all with any of these names would help.
Thanks
Juanita

 

Name: Jennifer K. McCarty <nixfix18@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-02
Your Mon Valley surnames Frances & Frank Shuder
Where did they live (twp, town)? Finleyville, Pittsburgh
Earliest known Valley ancestor same as above
Comments:
Frances Shuder passed away December 1972 and her husband Frank Shuder passed away August 1973. They had 3 daughters and 1 son. The three daughters have all passed away and the son-Frank Shuder lives in Lancaster, Pa which is where I live. I am trying to find out if where their home is and if it is. I haven't been there since I was 11 which was in 1973. Their address at that time was an RD# which I'm sure since then has changed. I will be in the area in March and am just trying to locate it before I get there.
I'm kind of at a dead end.

 

Name: Pamela Battaglini-Pegues <pampegues@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-03-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Battaglini-Bugelli-Fini
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fredericktown, Washington County
Earliest known Valley ancestor Grandfather, Carlo, Antonio, Raffaello, Gaspero Battaglini
Comments:
I am looking for information on my ancestors. My grandfather, Carlo, Antonio, Battaglini came to America in 1895 and lived in Dunlevy Pa. My grandmother, Paolina, Fini- Battaglini came to America in 1900. They married and settled in Dunlevy (near Charleroi) and later moved to Fredericktown, Pa. They raised a family of 8 children of which my father, Daniel Battaglini, was the fourth born. My great grandmother was Isabella Bugelli Battaglini from Cutigliano, Italy, in the province of Pistoia, Tuscany. Any info on the Battaglini, Bugelli, Fini surnames would be greatly appreciated.
Pamela Battaglini-Pegues

 

Name: Debi Vaeth <davaeth@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Carson, Gibson, Sutherland, Myers, Parkins, Patterson, Stevenson, Henrion, Watts, Gysegem
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette & Washington Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Thomas Carson
Comments:
Any information would be welcome
 

Name: Judy Caton-Zapf <Zapf08@verizon.net>
Date: 2008-03-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Caton, Whetzel,
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington Co., Elk Lick, Somerset Co., Fayette Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Elk Lick 1758
Comments:
I'm new and what I collected my computer crashed and now I have to start over. I would appreciated anything.
 

Name: Sandra Robison <sandraleerobison@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-02-26
Your Mon Valley surnames Robison, Deems, Scott, Rogers, Hill, Yorty, Duvall
Where did they live (twp, town)? East Pike Run, West Pike Run,
Comments:
Looking for information on the above surnames.
 

Name: Sandra Robison <sandraleerobison@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-02-25
Your Mon Valley surnames Robison, Deems, Scott, Rogers, Hill, Yorty, Duvall
Where did they live (twp, town)? East Pike Run, West Pike Run,
Comments:
Looking for information on the above surnames.
 

Name: Neil McDonald <macbd1@hughes.net>
Date: 2008-02-08
Your Mon Valley surnames McDonald Phillips McCarty
Comments:
Sorry, I should have added 'for pre-1800 years.'
 

Name: Neil McDonald <macbd1@hughes.net>
Date: 2008-02-08
Your Mon Valley surnames McDonald Phillips McCarty
Where did they live (twp, town)? Union-Menallen Twp's Fayette County
Earliest known Valley ancestor Joseph McDonald
Comments:
Also interested in history and how the pafayett mailing list died.
 

Name: Harold Clark <clark525@insightbb.com>
Date: 2008-02-01
Your Mon Valley surnames Clark, Finley, Albin, Chilcote
Where did they live (twp, town)? Greene Co. (Twp. unknown)
Earliest known Valley ancestor Benjamin Clark or Adam Clark
Comments:
I am looking to find my ancestors who were here back when Greene Co. was still part of Washingtion Co. Benjamin Clark, 1745-1800 was from here and married Nancy Finley and they had Jacob, Joseph and Nancy. Benjamin's father was Adam Clark, born in 1725 and his father, Daniel was born in 1702. Trying to find their way back to Europe.
 

Name: Robert L Crawford <rush7767@aol.com>
Date: 2008-01-11
Your Mon Valley surnames crawford
Comments:
nothing yet
 

Name: Carolyn Tomlin <tomlinca@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-12-27
Your Mon Valley surnames Kowal, Parkins, Scoball
Where did they live (twp, town)? Roscoe/Elco
Earliest known Valley ancestor Agnes Kowal
Comments:
I am intested in any info you may have on the above surnames. Thank you.
 

Name: Carolyn Tomlin <tomlinca@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2007-12-27
Your Mon Valley surnames Kowal, Parkins, Scoball
Where did they live (twp, town)? Roscoe/Elco
Earliest known Valley ancestor Agnes Kowal
Comments:
I am intested in any info you may have on the above surnames. Thank you.
 

Name: Melanie <beautiqueenspa@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-12-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Stringhill
Where did they live (twp, town)? North Belle Vernon
Earliest known Valley ancestor Grandfather Giuseppe Strignile
Comments:
I would like information about the history of North Belle Vernon. It's early business & contractors who set up the town and built the homes. I am purchasing the family home built on Broad Avenue in 1903 and would like some history about the homes that were built, etc.
 

Name: michele stevens <uflybutterfly@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-11-26
Your Mon Valley surnames michele stevens
Where did they live (twp, town)? jefferson twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor zedia stevens
Comments:
If any one has any information of mary stevens husband zedia stevens came to this country from chucklavockia.

Or squire chalfant or mary his wife.

 

Name: Rosalie Cook <sherlockmi@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Stanko, Stankovich, Krawczyk, Morosky
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington & Green County
Comments:
Hope to find more information about my family history
 

Name: Sue <srgarnet@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-11-04
Your Mon Valley surnames Fawcett
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fawcett Settlement, Washington Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jonas early 1800's to late 1800's
Comments:
Good luck with this page!
 

Name: Nancy L James <nancy.l.james@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Sisley, Ellis
Where did they live (twp, town)? On the Monongahela River near Perryopolis
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jacob Sisley
Comments:
My grandmother was Margaret Lavinia (Sisley) Wright, 1/2 sister of Edward Ellis Sisley of Point Marion, and daughter of James Sisley. I'm trying to find some information about my grandmother's mother who was a Native American woman.
 

Name: Clara Duncan <no e mail>
Date: 2007-10-16
Your Mon Valley surnames Duncan/Karlock
Where did they live (twp, town)? Munhall/Braddock
Earliest known Valley ancestor ???
Comments:
My family recently met Bryant Schmude out at the PENNSYLVANIA TROLLEY MUSEUM by Washington,PA. He is indeed a delight to chat with and very up on Mon Valley history. He is called Mr Conductor and has had stories in The Valley Mirror and other newspapers...He gave us copies to read. Lots of history. He was very kind to our children and let them blow the horn on his trolley. We took photos with him and a trolley set as "Munhall Loop" A worthwile day.
 

Name: WAYNE HARTLEY <wwhartley@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-13
Your Mon Valley surnames Harvecost, Hartley
Where did they live (twp, town)? East Bethlehem, Pike Run
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1775 John Harvecost
Comments:
LOOKING FOR "FARMER'S DELIGHT"
 

Name: Linda Dershem <LDershem@aol.com>
Date: 2007-10-02
Your Mon Valley surnames Long, Burke, Anton, Quinlivan
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monogahela and surrounding towns
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Anton
Comments:
John Anton married Barbara Haechelstein
Patrick Long (of Courtney) married Mary Teresa Burke

my great grandfather was John Bernard Anton

Thanks,
Linda Dershem

 

Name: Lynne Anders <le.lnat5600@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-09-28
Your Mon Valley surnames Anders
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor James Anders
Comments:
Great-great grandparents, James & Catherine Anders. James was a coal miner and had 6 children. Looking for info on this family and James' settling in Washington prior to the year 1870. Have some info, desire more.
 

Name: Tonya Louttit <vstk2@cox.net>
Date: 2007-09-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Louttit ,Fritzel
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Fritzel, Albert Louttit
Comments:
Looking for any info about the louttit family. I'm hoping peole who knew my dad will answer(Tom "Lawyer" louttit).
My mom tells me the Fritzel name was very well know around there. Thanks so much.

 

Name: Debi Vaeth <davaeth@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-09-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Carson, Henrion, Gysegem, Parkins, Patterson, Watts, Sutherland
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fallowfield, Charleroi, Fallowfield, Roscoe, Roscoe, Coal Center
Earliest known Valley ancestor Thomas Carson
Comments:
Love this site...I find something new each time
 

Name: Bryant "MR CONDUCTOR" Schmude <no e-mail>
Date: 2007-09-04
Your Mon Valley surnames Schmude/Karlock
Where did they live (twp, town)? Dooker's Hollow-North Braddock/Munhall-Homestrad & Woods Run Valley
Comments:
I grew up under the Dooker's Hollow Bridge in North Braddock with a special fondness for the regions history...I share some of this as "MR CONDUCTOR" at the PA TROLLEY MUSEUM RAILWAY near Washington, PA...While my travels have taken me near and very-very far, my youth was shaped in the shadows of the E.T. Steel Mill and the Pennsylvania RR mainline. The SCHMUDE FAMILY came to Pittsburgh's Woods Run Valley in the 1890s and branches ended up in the South Hills and Munhall areas. I have traced the SCHMUDE lines back to the 1500s.

I am interested in railways and transit systems and you can write to me at PA TROLLEY MUSEUM RAILWAY, 1 Museum Road, Washington, PA 15301 "attn--MR CONDUCTOR/Bryant Schmude" I have many tales of the Mon Valley trolleys and trains that I hope to share with you.


 

Name: Bryant "MR CONDUCTOR" Schmude <no e-mail>
Date: 2007-09-04
Your Mon Valley surnames Schmude/Karlock
Where did they live (twp, town)? Dooker's Hollow-North Braddock/Munhall-Homestrad & Woods Run Valley
Comments:
I grew up under the Dooker's Hollow Bridge in North Braddock with a special fondness for the regions history...I share some of this as "MR CONDUCTOR" at the PA TROLLEY MUSEUM RAILWAY near Washington, PA...While my travels have taken me near and very-very far, my youth was shaped in the shadows of the E.T. Steel Mill and the Pennsylvania RR mainline. The SCHMUDE FAMILY came to Pittsburgh's Woods Run Valley in the 1890s and branches ended up in the South Hills and Munhall areas. I have traced the SCHMUDE lines back to the 1500s.

I am interested in railways and transit systems and you can write to me at PA TROLLEY MUSEUM RAILWAY, 1 Museum Road, Washington, PA 15301 "attn--MR CONDUCTOR/Bryant Schmude" I have many tales of the Mon Valley trolleys and trains that I hope to share with you.


 

Name: Pamela Battaglini-Pegues <pampegues@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-08-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Battaglini-Bugelli-Fini
Where did they live (twp, town)? Dunlevy-Fredericktown-LaBelle
Earliest known Valley ancestor Carlo Antonio Battaglini
Comments:
Looking for information on my relatives. Grandfather, Carlo Antonio Battaglini came to America in 1894 and lived on a houseboat in Dunlevy. Married my Nonna, Paolina Fini, in 1900 and settled in Fredericktown, Pa.
 

Name: Wayne Koller Sr <wkoller@cox.net>
Date: 2007-07-14
Your Mon Valley surnames Deleau, Koller, Reishert, Davis, Roberts
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charleroi, Monongahela (Black Diamond)
Earliest known Valley ancestor Koller or Deleau
Comments:
Looking for any information on the Kollers My father Frank P. Koller died at an early age and I was unable to get any info.
 

Name: Dana McCoy <dmccoymib@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Donaldson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Belle Vernon, Allenport
Comments:
Thanks for putting this site together.
 

Name: Pearl (Tirpak) Smedley <perlapa@carolina.rr.com>
Date: 2007-06-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Tirpak and Bazilwitch
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charleroi, Pa.
Earliest known Valley ancestor ?
Comments:
Just happened to come upon this site. Very interesting !!!
 

Name: Janice Stevens <jan6148@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-05-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Bennett, ?Cheek, McLay, Love, Binkney
Where did they live (twp, town)? Elizabeth Township
Earliest known Valley ancestor Gersham Bennett-1808
Comments:
Looking for any INformation regarding Bennett family, my direct line or the Cheek family,
 

Name: Arleen Speidel <aspeidel1@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-05-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Jackman, Meinhardt, Fanning
Where did they live (twp, town)? California, PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor Robert Jackman
Comments:
I'm very glad to see all this great historical information becoming available and hope to contribute to it in the future.
 

Name: Debi Vaeth <davaeth@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-16
Your Mon Valley surnames Watt or Watts
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela and Charleroi
Earliest known Valley ancestor ?
Comments:
The Watts family owned a brick making company in Monongahela. The stack from the brick oven still stands there along with an old train stop that is now some kind of car repair place. Can anyone give me information on this Brick company?
 

Name: Laura Summerson <helgajake@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-09
Your Mon Valley surnames gregor/grega/gacioch/gasher/
Where did they live (twp, town)? around California,,brownsville,vestaburgh etc
Earliest known Valley ancestor jacob gasher
Comments:
I am trying to find information on all these names.
Laura

 

Name: Carol Lee Masoner <moomie2@bendbroadband>
Date: 2007-04-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Stoneking, Hamilton
Where did they live (twp, town)? Dunkard, Wayne
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jacob Stoneking
Comments:
Uriah Stoneking b ca 1821 married ? year to Mary E Hamilton, 3 children, Caroline, James(my grandfather) and Joseph. Moved to Schuyler or McDonough Co Ill ca 1855 and died of cholera same year. I am trying to track Uriah's and Mary's parents and siblings
 

Name: SUSAN WILLIAMS <WILLIASLECODTAKY @AOL.COM>
Date: 2007-04-06
Your Mon Valley surnames JARINA AND SMEAL
Earliest known Valley ancestor KATARINA JARINA ZENA
Comments:
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE JARINA FAMILY AND THE SMEAL FAMILY ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED
 

Name: Sandy <sanjos333@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-01-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Burgess
Where did they live (twp, town)? Greene County
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1836
Comments:
I am looking for my Burgess ancestors....I have info that a Charles H. Burgess and a Barbara Miller were married in Greene Co. in 1836/1837.
 

Name: Larry DeVore <marti7dev@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-01-23
Your Mon Valley surnames DeVore, Catt and Frederick
Where did they live (twp, town)? Near Fort Pitt
Earliest known Valley ancestor Philip DeVore, Philip "Scrach" Catt, Sabastin "Boston" Frederick
Comments:
Sabastin Frederick married a Mary Catt, sister of Philip "Scratch" Catt in PA, Philip DeVore married Mary Catt, daughter of Philip "Scratch" Catt in KY, or Indiana Territory of Knox County, IN. They all are found living in Knox and Pike County next to each other homesite, the DeVore's North of White River, Frederick's West of Catt Family homesite South of the White River.

Anyone know of these ties, and if Philip DeVore was in PA and where, could he of changed his name, There were a couple of Devore's in the Whiskey Rebellion, and all these families left about that time.

 

Name: d <d>
Date: 2007-01-21
Your Mon Valley surnames d
Where did they live (twp, town)? d
Earliest known Valley ancestor d
Comments:
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Name: ozyzy <admin@supersohbet.nl>
Date: 2007-01-14
Your Mon Valley surnames ss
Where did they live (twp, town)? Sohbet
Earliest known Valley ancestor sohbet
Comments:
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Name: HACKED <hacked@hacked.com>
Date: 2006-12-23
Your Mon Valley surnames hacked
Where did they live (twp, town)? hacked
Earliest known Valley ancestor hacked
Comments:
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Name: Cindy Bush <cindyloubush@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-24
Your Mon Valley surnames Lyon(s),Sisley,Morgan,Lowe,Parker,Reppard(t)
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette City, Belle Vernon, ILL, MI, Scotland
Earliest known Valley ancestor Sisley
Comments:
looking for family of Robert Lyon & Eleanor "Nellie" Sisley
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Ada Liza
John E.

 

Name: hacked <hacked@hacked.com>
Date: 2006-11-23
Your Mon Valley surnames HACKED
Where did they live (twp, town)? T-S-T
Earliest known Valley ancestor T-S-T
Comments:

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Name: Jack Layhue <harjac11@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-11-06
Your Mon Valley surnames layhue and weightman
Where did they live (twp, town)? elrama and calamity hollow
Comments:
looking for any one who knows these family's
 

Name: ANTHONY ZALAR <cjz16@juno.com>
Date: 2006-09-25
Your Mon Valley surnames HENRY AND ELIZABETH NICKELSON MASKILL
Where did they live (twp, town)? RICES LANDING, GREENE COUNTY PENNSLYVANIA
Comments:
HELLO,

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THIS COUPLE WHO LIVED IN THE RICES LANDING, MILLSBORO, FREDRICKTOWN AREA?

 

Name: Anthony Zalar <cjz16@juno.com>
Date: 2006-09-25
Your Mon Valley surnames ELIJAH AND SARAH HORNER QUEEN
Where did they live (twp, town)? FREDRICKTOWN/MILLSBORO, WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA
Comments:
HELLO,

THE EARLIEST KNOWN RECORD I HAVE OF THIS COUPLE IS 1830. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THEM?

THANKS

 

Name: Ron "Rings" King <ronredd1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-08
Your Mon Valley surnames Rings or King
Where did they live (twp, town)? Greensburg/Yukon
Comments:
I am just starting to get into this and would appreciate any and all help!
 

Name: Carl E. Ditch <carl@thewoofen.com>
Date: 2006-09-05
Your Mon Valley surnames DITCH
Where did they live (twp, town)? Carlisle
Earliest known Valley ancestor Henry Ditch
Comments:
Several years ago I sent & received queries on the PACAMBRIA network. I forgot how I got on.

Please direct me. I really enjoyed it and I see Linn is still with you.

Dr. Carl E. Ditch

 

Name: carole nunes <newness13@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-07
Your Mon Valley surnames kogelman, shaw, hobaugh, lazzari, hamilton
Where did they live (twp, town)? carroll twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor louisa kogelman wright
Comments:
My Kogelman anscestors were in the mining business. As far as is known, there are no Kogelman's left in the area. There might be some who remember my Aunts Dorthy Kogelman, or Dorothy Lazzari. I also have a cousin whose maiden name was Donna Hamilton who, I believe moved to California and who I would really like to contact. There is also the family of Jimmy Hamilton who I would like to connect with.
 

Name: Ruth Panion <royalpurpleprincess@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Pushkar Macik Modrak Leheny
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monessen / Webster / Aliquippa
Earliest known Valley ancestor Pushkar Macik
Comments:
I am looking for brothers/sisters of my grandparents: Steve and Anna Pushkar and John and Anna Macik.
The families are from Eastern Slovakia.

 

Name: Gary Walter <walterg2@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-07-01
Your Mon Valley surnames Gibbs, Markell, Lynn
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela City
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jesse Gibbs m. Mary J. Markell
Comments:
Mary J. Markell is the spouse of Jesse Gibbs. They were married approximately in 1834. Her maiden name can be found in the Bebout & Yohe Funeral Home Records:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~pawashin/bebout/bebout10_02.htm

Does anyone have information on how Mary J. Markell is related to the other Markells of Monongahela City?

 

Name: Patty Duleck <pattyd@villa.edu>
Date: 2006-06-26
Your Mon Valley surnames Duleck, Kent, Williams, Pringle
Where did they live (twp, town)? Coal Center, East Pike Run, Elco, Roscoe
Earliest known Valley ancestor Kent, Williams, Pringle
Comments:
looking for any info. I have pictures that I am willing to share
 

Name: Rae Whetzel-Bessant <rlbrt84@aol. com>
Date: 2006-06-14
Your Mon Valley surnames Whetzel/Whetsel/Davis
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville Area, Fayette Co., PA.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Stephen Whetzel/Daniel Whetsel
Comments:
Found you by Accident...Wonderful Website! Thanks Rae
 

Name: Robert M. Hunt <rmh41@att.net>
Date: 2006-06-07
Your Mon Valley surnames HUNT
Where did they live (twp, town)? Redstone, Brownsville, Bridgeport
Earliest known Valley ancestor Joshua HUNT
Comments:
"During the autumn of 1812, Elisha Hunt visited his friend [Joseph White] in Philadelphia, and while there they examined a little stern-wheel steamboat ["Rebecca"] built under a patent owned by Daniel French, of Connecticut, and then running as a ferry-boat between Cooper's Point, in New Jersey, and Philadelphia.
French informed them that he could construct steamboats that would run five miles an hour against the current of the Mississippi River.
A stock company was formed to construct steamboats and carry passengers and freight by steamboats between Pittsburgh and New Orleans. The stock of this company was divided into six shares, of which Joseph White owned two, or one-third of the entire stock.
The Steamboat Company purchased the right to use French's patent west of the Allegheny Mountains, engaged his services, erected shops at Brownsville, manufactured tools for working iron, cut logs into plank with whip-saws, and with the ferry-boat above mentioned as their model, constructed the steamboat "Enterprise," costing about fifteen thousand dollars, and in the latter part of the summer of 1813 [21 Dec. 1814] she left Pittsburgh for New Orleans, under the command of Capt. Henry Shreve, a son of Israel Shreve, of Burlington County, N.J., a colonel in the Revolutionary army."

Woodward, E. M.: History of Burlington county, New Jersey, with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883: 220-221.

 

Name: Rachael Hamilton <re-hamilton@wiu.edu>
Date: 2006-04-27
Your Mon Valley surnames HAMILTON BROOKS BROCK COSTOLO HUGHES UTT BROWNFIELD SMITH BROCKMIRE
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette Co & Washington Co., PA, Marion & Monongalia Co., VA also Taylor Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Robert Hamilton & wife Sarah Brooks (d/o Jonathan Brooks)
Comments:
Familys lived in and around Uniontown, Smithfield, Brownsville, and in the Cheat "Neck" region in VA (now WV). Affiliated with Ice (IAAK) family as well as marrying members of the above named families. Have lots-need lots. Anxious to work with anyone with any corraborating info.
 

Name: Judy Krepps Corcoran <judyc@conwaycorp.net>
Date: 2006-04-04
Your Mon Valley surnames Krepps, Roberts, McConnell
Where did they live (twp, town)? Belle Vernon, Washington PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor Christian Krepps
Comments:
I am looking forward to searching this site for family history and genealogy information, and I will recommend it to a cousin also doing family history.
 

Name: LINDA MCMAHON BEATY <BEATYLINDA@AOL.COM>
Date: 2006-04-03
Your Mon Valley surnames MCMAHON AND JACKSON
Where did they live (twp, town)? WASHINGTON CO. MOMGONHELIA, UNIONTOWN FAYETTE CO.
Earliest known Valley ancestor JOHN MCMAHON
Comments:
MY GRANDPARENTS WERE RAYMOND S. MCMAHON SR. AND AILEEN JACKSON MCMAHON.
 

Name: NWAFOR MAGA <MGBADA@YAHOO.COM>
Date: 2006-03-19
Your Mon Valley surnames MAGA MON
Where did they live (twp, town)? TX USA
Comments:
I LOVE THIS SITE, IT IS WONDERFUL. KEEP IT UP
 

Name: Mindy <mindys04@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-26
Your Mon Valley surnames Lynn
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington Twp, Jefferson Twp, Redstone Twp.
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Lynn
Comments:
I am the ggggrandaughter of Amzi Lynn <br> <br> <br> <br>I need help trying to find what was called the Quaker Cemetary in Redstone Twp around the 1760's. <br> <br>Also I am trying to see if there is any connection between my Lynn family and the Andrew Lynn family from Washington Twp (Fairhope) area. <br> <br> <br>Any other information is greatly appreciated <br> <br>
 

Name: earl miner <earlnkit@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-20
Your Mon Valley surnames miner
Where did they live (twp, town)? greene
Earliest known Valley ancestor john miner
Comments:
looking for info on john f miner b 1775
 

Name: earl miner <earlnkit@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-20
Your Mon Valley surnames miner
Where did they live (twp, town)? greene
Earliest known Valley ancestor john miner
Comments:
Looking for info on john f miner b 1175
 

Name: Gloria DeYuliis Burnley <sg5burn@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-02-19
Your Mon Valley surnames DEYULIIS, D'ORAZIO, WATSON, AUSTIN
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela, Courtney, Coal Bluff, Coal Center, Brownsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor John & Mary Jane (Brown) Watson, Nicholas & Domenica DeYuliis
Comments:
I'm looking for any information concerning the Watson's who lived in Coal Bluff. Austin family lived in Brownsville. Watson descendants moved to Courtney and owned a coal mine and also the Courtney Hotel for a time probably in the early 1900's. Mary Jane Brown Watson might have been a Native American from Kentucky. <br>The DeYuliis/D'Orazio family lived mostly in Monongahela with relatives in the Pittsburgh area. Nick DeYuliis came from Italy in 1921. I lived on Williams Hill near Williams School next to Grandpap Nick and not far from Black Diamond. I'd appreciate any information available.
 

Name: Bob Foster <janandbobf@msn.com>
Date: 2006-02-11
Your Mon Valley surnames Catalano/Foster/Ferree/Rogers
Where did they live (twp, town)? Finleyville, Gastonville, Mon City, West Elizabeth
Earliest known Valley ancestor William O. Ferree
Comments:
If anyone is researching these surnames, please feel free to contact me direct. If you do, please use (surname) Surname for the subject line. Thanks.
 

Name: sandy <kiwi191@localnet.com>
Date: 2006-02-04
Your Mon Valley surnames ullrich
Where did they live (twp, town)? west elizabeth
Comments:
my great great grandfather and uncle owned a bakery on first street in west elizabeth ullrich bros. bakery
 

Name: Lino Rodriguez <doctor_g@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-26
Your Mon Valley surnames http://xdirectory.info/buick
Where did they live (twp, town)? http://xdirectory.info/buick
Earliest known Valley ancestor http://xdirectory.info/buick
Comments:
<A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick>buick</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-dealer>buick dealer</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-lucerne>buick lucerne</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-regal>buick regal</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-lesabre>buick lesabre</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-lacrosse>buick lacrosse</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-rendezvous>buick rendezvous</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-century>buick century</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-riviera>buick riviera</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/turbo-buick>turbo buick</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-car>buick car</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-park-avenue>buick park avenue</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-rainier>buick rainier</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-terraza>buick terraza</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-dealership>buick dealership</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-automobile>buick automobile</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/used-buick>used buick</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/2005-buick-lesabre>2005 buick lesabre</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-lasabre>buick lasabre</A>, <BR><A HREF=http://xdirectory.info/buick-le-sabre>buick le sabre</A>
 

Name: les mcclanahan <lesmac@gwtc.net>
Date: 2005-12-14
Your Mon Valley surnames thomas baldwin
Where did they live (twp, town)? brownsville area
Earliest known Valley ancestor possibly 1780's
Comments:
Some infor I have says Thomas was born in Brownsville in 1783. Looking for any info that will support this.
 

Name: Carol Latta Milner <cmhello@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-12-02
Your Mon Valley surnames Latta and Patterson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Roscoe and California,PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Latta
Comments:
Very informative websites....viewing them in FL...
 

Name: Jennifer Martinek <Critterlady32@aol.com>
Date: 2005-11-29
Your Mon Valley surnames GOSKE, CHAKLOS
Where did they live (twp, town)? Coal Center and Brownsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor Andrew GOSKE
Comments:
I am looking for:
Susan GOSKE b. 27 July 1900 in either Brownsville or Coal Center, PA. She was the daughter of Andrew and Anna Chaklos GOSKE. Susan had two sister and three brothers:

Pauline
Veronica
Andrew
Joseph
Paul

They all moved to Youngstown, OH on or about ??

Andrew GOSKE (Durkovsky)b. 12 Jan 1880 in Mihalin, Sariska Zupa, Slovakia. He was the son of Andrew and Barbara GOSKE.
He had settled in Donora, PA until meeting Anna CHAKLOS. He was a shearman's helper for the Wilkoff Co.

Anna Chaklos GOSKE b. 18 June 1882 in Humanne, Zemplinska Zupa, Slovakia. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph CHAKLOS. She resided in Braddock, PA until marrying Andrew and moving to Brownsville, PA and/or Coal Center, PA.

If anyone has any information about this family I would be very grateful.

 

Name: Ken Fisher <khfisher50@aol.com>
Date: 2005-11-27
Your Mon Valley surnames Fisher
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette co
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Fisher, 1777
Comments:
Great job, keep up the work. Thanks
 

Name: Richard Dale <rdale@chesapeake.net>
Date: 2005-10-17
Your Mon Valley surnames Dale, Dinsmore
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monessen, allenport, naomi
Comments:

 

Name: debby coulter <debbycoulter@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-13
Your Mon Valley surnames Coulter,Chester,Patterson,Colburn,nelson,nichols
Where did they live (twp, town)? monongahela, brownsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor James coulter/ raphael&nancy nelson
Comments:
I am desperately seeking relatives still living in the area,along with information about relatives no longer living. My father,John Lawrence Coulter died on july 28th of this year at the age of 88. He was born in monongahela on june 14,1917. His parents were George Lawrence Coulter and Ida Mae Aldridge Coulter. George was born in 1895--the son of John Perry Nelson Coulter. My mother,Betty Mae Patterson(c oulter) was born in brownsville feb.8,1922. She died on oct.5th,2003. She was the daughter of Goldie Colburn and Gus Patterson of Lawton street, John Perry Nelson Coulter was married to Mary Chester.
 

Name: Anita Lycos <alycos1@lcc.edu>
Date: 2005-08-22
Your Mon Valley surnames Lutes, Mort, Stephens
Where did they live (twp, town)? Elizabethtown, Forward Township, Washington County
Earliest known Valley ancestor George Lutes and Sarah Mort Lutes
Comments:
I don't have any information about George and Sarah except for their children. I know that their son George W. was the lockkeeper at Lock No. 3 near Elizabethtown.
 

Name: Clifford "Rex" Johnson <johnsonrex@aol.com>
Date: 2005-08-10
Your Mon Valley surnames Williams/Thomas
Where did they live (twp, town)? Union & Carroll Twp., Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor Thomas Williams
Comments:
Looking for any info on Williams line starting with Thomas of Union Twp. b ca 1775, son David married Mary Thomas of Westmoreland Co., children were Elizabeth, McCarty, Thomas T., David H. and Mary Jane. Boys were mentioned in the book, The Old and New Monongahela, by John. S. Van Voorhis.
David Williams was on the first "Board of School Directors".
son Thomas T. became a medical Dr. and lived in Green Co.,Pa

 

Name: Doris Binkholder <dmbink@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-10
Your Mon Valley surnames Boon(e)
Where did they live (twp, town)? greene county
Earliest known Valley ancestor frederick boon(e)
Comments:
hope someone knows something about this family.Great site Thanks
 

Name: Doris Binkholder <dmbink@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-10
Your Mon Valley surnames Boon(e)
Where did they live (twp, town)? greene county
Earliest known Valley ancestor frederick boon(e)
Comments:
hope someone knows something about this family Thanks
 

Name: Eric <Dreyer>
Date: 2005-07-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Brenton
Where did they live (twp, town)? Bridgeport,W.Brownsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor Johnston Playford Brenton
Comments:
Looking for any information on current descendants of Johnston or his brothers who may still be living in the Mon Valley. I am the grandson of Johnstons daughter Mary Virginia Brenton Dreyer
 

Name: Mary Kenneweg Brubeck <Steelersm@AOL.com>
Date: 2005-06-23
Your Mon Valley surnames Kenneweg, Quinn, O'Hara, Balkovac, Creagh, Owen, Westman, Bean,
Where did they live (twp, town)? North Side, Pittsburgh; Allegheny City
Earliest known Valley ancestor Christian Kenneweg b. approx. 1828
Comments:
I grew up in Pittsburgh - went to Clayton Grade School, Latimer Jr. High and Allegheny High. Graduated in 1950.
Would like to find family history and school friends. I would also like to invite folks to explore my web site (Kenneweg.com).
thanks

 

Name: Danielle Groenendal <danie042589@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-06-19
Comments:
Hello, My name is Danielle. I am going to be serving in Mon Valley through YouthWorks the secound week of July. I would like to learn more about the area I am going to be serving in. If you happen to read this or have any helpful links that would assist me in my search or have any books I could look up I would be most greatful! I look forward to visiting the beautiful Monongahela River region. From what I have read and seen pictures of your town seems wonderful.
 

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Date: 2005-03-24
Comments:
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Date: 2005-03-21
Comments:
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Date: 2005-03-20
Comments:
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Name: Kuropat <kuropat@lobok.com>
Date: 2005-03-18
Comments:
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Name: rtwertuwy <sfgdfg@dfsgdfg.com>
Date: 2005-03-17
Comments:
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Name: BettaTester <mylongemail@mail.com>
Date: 2005-03-16
Comments:
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Name: dklhyiuy <dklhyiuy@hoha.com>
Date: 2005-03-11
Comments:
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Name: HOHA <hoha@hoha.com>
Date: 2005-03-09
Comments:
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Name: Linda Tritt Crawford <linda254@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-03-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Crawford
Where did they live (twp, town)? Horseshoe Bottom
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Crawford
Comments:
Paul told me about this site and its great,,,,still looking for info on the family of William Crawford who was first man hung for murder in Washington co.for killing his son Henry,,,they did not get along ,,seems the older Crawford was a British loyalist,and son was not,,,,,,hope someone has more info
 

Name: Robert L. Zolock <codysmatrix@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-02-13
Comments:
I have been searching this site to locate a constitution or a code of rules governing Rostraver Twp. Specific interest is eligibility to become a township commissioner. Can you help in this search.
 

Name: Jennifer Martino <#@$>
Date: 2005-02-06
Comments:
thanky you
jenn martino

 

Name: GUYMAN <MUGU>
Date: 2005-01-25
Your Mon Valley surnames MUGU@MUGU.COM
Where did they live (twp, town)? BENIN
Comments:
KEEP OFFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 

Name: Jeanne Heide Casner <jhcasdsy@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-08
Your Mon Valley surnames Gibbs
Where did they live (twp, town)? Carroll
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jesse Gibbs (born 1811)
Comments:
Looking for the name of Jesse Gibbs WIFE. Children listed in the 1860 census are my g.g. grandfather, William Gibbs (b. 1835), Napoleon, John, Josephine, Charles, James, Jesse, Sparks, Edwin, Mary, Sarah and Anna (twins). The family lived there until 1880. Jesse Gibbs was a ship builder and William, his oldest son, was a glassblower.
 

Name: Jeanne Heide Casner <jhcasdsy@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-08
Your Mon Valley surnames Gibbs
Where did they live (twp, town)? Carroll
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jesse Gibbs (born 1811)
Comments:
Looking for the name of Jesse Gibbs WIFE. Children listed in the 1860 census are my g.g. grandfather, William Gibbs (b. 1835), Napoleon, John, Josephine, Charles, James, Jesse, Sparks, Edwin, Mary, Sarah and Anna (twins). The family lived there until 1880.
 

Name: Jeanne Heide Casner <jhcasdsy@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-08
Your Mon Valley surnames Gibbs
Where did they live (twp, town)? Carroll
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jesse Gibbs (born 1811)
Comments:
Looking for the name of Jesse Gibbs WIFE.
 

Name: Jeanne Heide Casner <jhcasdsy@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-08
Your Mon Valley surnames Gibbs
Where did they live (twp, town)? Carroll
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jesse Gibbs (born 1811)
Comments:
Looking for the name of Jesse Gibbs WIFE.
 

Name: hilary <h15@btinternet.com>
Date: 2005-01-02
Your Mon Valley surnames hayes
Where did they live (twp, town)? roscoe
Comments:
John and Mary Hayes, children Frederick D, Mary M and Edith lived in Roscoe according to the 1900 census. Any information welcome please.
 

Name: Audrey Preston-Smith <Unique-Antique@webtv.net>
Date: 2004-12-20
Your Mon Valley surnames Preston-Litten-Allender-Colliflower
Earliest known Valley ancestor Enoch Preston
Comments:
Enoch Preston born 1806 married Margery Litten born 1812 in Frostburg MD 1833. This brickwall is too high for this 83 year old youngster to climb. Cannot find either of their parents or siblings. They were my gg grandparents. Thanks in advance for any info! Audrey in Las Vegas formerly Marietta, OHIO
 

Name: Audrey Preston-Smith <Unique-Antique@webtv.net>
Date: 2004-12-20
Your Mon Valley surnames Preston-Litten-Allender-Colliflower
Earliest known Valley ancestor Enoch Preston
Comments:
Enoch Preston born 1806 married Margery Litten born 1812 in Frostburg MD 1833. This brickwall is too high for this 83 year old youngster to climb. Cannot find either of their parents or siblings. They were my gg grandparents.
 

Name: Douglas A Rial <rialedchiro@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-12-08
Your Mon Valley surnames RIAL, ZOOK, DeVORE, SMITH
Where did they live (twp, town)? Mon Valley
Earliest known Valley ancestor Issac Rial
Comments:
Looking for info on the Rial family in washington, westmoreland and lawrence counties. Issac Rial came to the Mon valley after the Rev War. Had a son John married Mary Ann Zook he was a lawyer and state rep in the Mon Valley area after the Civil War. Any Help would be appreciated.
 

Name: Sharon Peery <Peery18@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-12-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Porter, Sharp, Ervin (Irwin), Sines
Where did they live (twp, town)? I'm just beginning to work on that.
Comments:
Multiple families which came west through PA or went from
PA in MD and VA and then into SW PA, mostly Scots-Irish
and German, some English from New England via NJ. I've
done very little work in PA and will add as I pull my data
together. I have also an interest in the history of the
early northwestern frontier.

 

Name: Lynne Kent <dkent456@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-29
Your Mon Valley surnames Davis/Evans
Where did they live (twp, town)? Locust Hall (Hill) , PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Davis/Mary Evans
Comments:
Wm. Davis and Mary Evans are my great grandparents...My grandfather, William H. Davis was born in Locust Hall. PA in 1883 according to his death cert.....He died in Youngstown, Ohio but spent his childhood in PA...I have reached a roadblock...Any help will be appreciated..Thanks
 

Name: BOCQUET-DEHOSSE <andre.bocquet@free.fr>
Date: 2004-11-24
Your Mon Valley surnames DE HOSSE
Where did they live (twp, town)? Isbergues (Pas-de-Calais) France
Earliest known Valley ancestor Henri DEHOSSE (1828-1894)
Comments:
When on my website, click on DEHOSSE to download freely the descending genealogy in Word.
I'm looking for old pictures of Cliff Mine around 1880-1890

 

Name: donna gregg <country50_@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-11-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Rimmel,Gregg,Conaway,Veach
Where did they live (twp, town)? East Pike Run,unknown
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1790
Comments:
If you recognize these names, please contact me.
 

Name: Joyce Hines <joybeeboat@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-04
Your Mon Valley surnames James Cunningham
Where did they live (twp, town)? Rostraver, PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor ?
Comments:
I am looking for verification of James C. Cunningham buried in the Rehoboth Presbyterian Church cemetery (located at 332 Rehoboth Road, Rostraver, PA) DOB 8-16-1759/DOD 8-17-1842.
I need this information for my DAR Cunningham line that I am working on.I have a photograph of my uncle, Rev. Charles E. Cunningham standing next to the grave but I need written verification.
If you could help me I would appreaciate it.
Thank you,
Joyce Hines

 

Name: grayce <grayce@bentcom.net>
Date: 2004-11-01
Comments:
Mike, I sent you emails but they have been returned undeliverable.
Do you have a new email address and are you still accepting photo pages for the PAMONVAL site?

Grayce

 

Name: Thomas Cleaver Massy <MY60@msn.com>
Date: 2004-10-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Massy,Isler,Moorehouse,Anderson,Hormell,Miller,Cleaver,Acklin
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington Co.,Fayette Co.,Brownsville,Bealsville,Redstone,Grindstone
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jacob Hormell - about 1765 or 70
Comments:
Jacob Hormell his brother John and cousin Henry came to the area together.They served in Lord Dunmore's War and the Revolution War.I'm seeking information about all my Mon Valley surnames.
Thank You
Thomas Cleaver Massy

 

Name: Beverly Walker <beverly@pdxlive.com>
Date: 2004-09-01
Your Mon Valley surnames WHYTE, BISHOP, COLWELL, SEATON
Where did they live (twp, town)? Whyte's were in Monongahela, others in Westmoreland Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor ca. 1800
Comments:
Our family were in Ligonier, Mt. Pleasant, and Monogahela.
 

Name: Pearl M. Wade <perlie@direcway.com>
Date: 2004-08-28
Your Mon Valley surnames Lewellen
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongalia County
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel and Hannah Wilkes Jones Lewellen
Comments:
Searching for any info on this family, also spelled various ways.
 

Name: Joan Rose <Aasparagus00@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Earnest, Lowery
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor George Earnest
Comments:
George Earnest was b 1795 in NJ and removed to Pa, date yet unknown. He died 9 Apr 1882 in Monongahela Co PA. He was married twice, 1st wife unknown (still looking) and second wife was Harriet. This family's line of descent is through his son Stephen Lowery Earnest, b 31 Aug 1818 in Franklin Twp, Fayette, PA and d 15 Jan 1899 in Carroll Twp, Washington Co, PA, buried at Monongahela Cem. He married Julia Ann McGee 15 Apr 1841. We are looking for George Earnest's parents.
 

Name: Janet Petro <meemo2petr@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-11
Your Mon Valley surnames Zamiska, Yanchik, Massaro
Where did they live (twp, town)? Z=Latrobe-Catawqua, Yanchik=Alliquippa, Massaro=Elizabeth
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1908=Yanchik
Comments:
Just looking for information in the Pittsburg area.
 

Name: Richard B. Janosik <rjanosik@charter.net>
Date: 2004-08-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Janosik, Cirner
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monessen, Rostraver twnship
Earliest known Valley ancestor George Janosik, Barbara Janosik Telep, Steve Cirner, Katherine Nich Cirner
Comments:
I live in Wisconsin, and am looking for information on the Janosik side of my family, especially George Janosik: died in 1920 or 1921.



 

Name: Ann <cheola@adelphia.net>
Date: 2004-08-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Corwin, Smock, Springer, Miller, Garee, Speer, Hardisty
Where did they live (twp, town)? Belle Vernon
Comments:
Looking for info on Nicholas Miller-Sarah Speer
 

Name: oral-sex <oral-sex1428@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-26
Comments:
<a href=http://myboldshowjob-links.da.ru>sex oral</a>
 

Name: Tom McConnell <crestonave@aol.com>
Date: 2004-06-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Lesensky
Where did they live (twp, town)? Daisytown
Earliest known Valley ancestor Stanley Lesensky & Rose (Sadowski)
Comments:
My maternal grandparents. Grandfather was a coal miner. Not sure which of the two "Daisytowns" they lived in.
 

Name: Teah Bankes <teah@kfbserv.com>
Date: 2004-06-02
Your Mon Valley surnames Nagy, stephen and Lucas, Barbara
Earliest known Valley ancestor above
Comments:
I am looking for any information on them. Barbara or her mother ran a boarding house in the Monogahela area
 

Name: Beverly Walker <beverly@pdxlive.com>
Date: 2004-05-08
Your Mon Valley surnames COLWELL
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette City PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1850
Comments:
William Colwell listed in the 1850 U. S. census in Cookstown, now known as Fayette City. He was 19 years old in 1850 and listed as a glassblower.

Any information needed!

 

Name: Beverly Walker <beverly@pdxlive.com>
Date: 2004-05-08
Your Mon Valley surnames Billick, Wycoff
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1850's
Comments:
Researching the families of BILLICK & WYCOFF
 

Name: Robert Grazzini <rggrazzini2000@netscape.net>
Date: 2004-05-04
Your Mon Valley surnames Gaskill, Devenport, Maloy, Davis, Baker, Mollard, Yetsconish, Savko
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washinton TWP, Fayette City, Fayette Co; Allen Twp, Donora, Carrol TWP, Washington CO
Earliest known Valley ancestor Owen Davis 1770
Comments:
Searching for death dates & locale of Samuel Gaskill, Cookstown <1850, may have been a 49er in company of Seneca McCrory; William Andrews Mollard >1910, <1940 Fayette Co?, Uniontown?; Thomas "Jefferson" Baker, >1900, < 1906, Webster, Westmoreland CO, Fairhope, Washington TWP, Fayette CO
 

Name: JEANNE BRADY <jeannebrady43@myfamily.com>
Date: 2004-05-02
Your Mon Valley surnames Chester, Boyd, Shupe, Romig(Romick)
Where did they live (twp, town)? all I know for sure is in the MonValley area
Comments:
I thank you so much for creating a web page like this for all to use. If any one has any information on any of these families, I would love to hear from them.

Thanks again
Jeanne

 

Name: keli gregg oberst <kdesigner1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-04-22
Your Mon Valley surnames gregg
Where did they live (twp, town)? East & West Pike Run Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor William, John, Henry gregg
Comments:
Am interested in any info regarding the earliest settlers of Pike Run - the 3 Gregg Brothers & Their sister Peggy who married Jacob Springer. They bought hundreds of acres in 1785 along the Mon River.
 

Name: Rae Lynn Whetzel-Bessant <rlbrt84@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Whetzel/Whetsel.., Davis
Where did they live (twp, town)? Palmer, Filbert Hts., Republic, Brownsville...
Earliest known Valley ancestor Daniel Whetsel 1757, Daniel Jr. Whetsel 1780, George Whetsel 1800, Jane Whetsel and Stephen Whetzel(sel)...
Comments:
Family Historians welcome to contact me. I have two sets of Grandparents who were both Whetsel/Whetzel's. My Dad's mother was a Davis and they have a long history in the Mon Valley too...
 

Name: Alice Hershe <monner4@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-26
Your Mon Valley surnames Donaldson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Nacomus or Okanee Illinois
Earliest known Valley ancestor Arthur Donaldson
Comments:
Anyone who might think they are of this line my Great Grandmother was Sophia [Davis} Ishmael. My grandmother Etta Ishmael married Arthur Donaldson. My father was Lester Leland Donaldson. Please contact me if you would care to. We will be having a Donaldson reunion June 19, 2004 in Pontiac Illinois. Thanks for your time, am excited to find any family members. ALICE HERSHE
 

Name: dee moore <pjsduchat@digitalusa.net>
Date: 2004-03-04
Your Mon Valley surnames Rizzuztto,Frederico, Rizzo
Where did they live (twp, town)? belle vernon, monesson
Earliest known Valley ancestor dominic rizzutto
Comments:
looking for my grandparents
 

Name: Robert M. Hunt <rmh41@att.net>
Date: 2004-03-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Hunt
Where did they live (twp, town)? Redstone, Bridgeport (Fayette Co.)
Earliest known Valley ancestor Joshua Hunt
Comments:
About 1811 Elisha and Caleb Hunt purchased a small business and store in Bridgeport from M. Reeves. They sold basic materials ranging from cotton and woolen goods to cut-nails and gunpowder. In 1812 the Hunts brought engineer and steam-engine builder Daniel French from Philadelphia to Bridgeport. The first company formed was the Bridgeport Manufacturing Co. which used steam power to process raw wool and cotton into cloth. The second one was the Monongahela and Ohio Steam Boat Co. which built and operated the steamboats Enterprize (1814) and Despatch (1815).
 

Name: Robert Hunt <rmhunt41@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Hunt
Where did they live (twp, town)? Redstone & Bridgeport (Fayette Co.)
Earliest known Valley ancestor Joshua Hunt
Comments:
In 1790 Joshua and Esther (Roberts) Hunt loaded two wagons with their belongings and, along with their five children, seven horses and a cow, departed Moorestown, NJ for their new home in southwestern Pennsylvania. After a difficult three week journey, the small caravan finally passed over the last crest of the Allegheny mountain range and descended into the valley of the Monongahela River.

In the spring of 1791 the family settled into their house, built of logs, on 195 acres bordering the Big Redstone creek which spills into the Monongahela about 40 statute miles south of Pittsburgh. They called their new home Hunt Pleasant, and here is where a daughter, Rachel, was born. In this wilderness, near the present day town of Brownsville, also resided the families of Robert Hunt III, Joshua's half-brother, and Elizabeth (Roberts) Cattell, Esther's sister.

Joshua died February 26, 1792 leaving a wife and six children: Elisha, Enoch, Nathan, Caleb, Stacy and Rachel. Esther Hunt not only reared her children but she was actively involved in various affairs of Quaker meeting. For example, she made several journeys to Baltimore to attend Yearly Meeting, a roundtrip of more than 600 miles, which she performed on horseback.

 

Name: Virginia Nose Marshall <roseair@texas.net>
Date: 2004-02-17
Your Mon Valley surnames Nose,
Where did they live (twp, town)? Westmoreland County
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Nose
Comments:
My ancestor William Nose, wife Barbara and sons
Michael and George, daughters Susie, Betsy, Barbara,
Katie settled in now Scottsdale area of Westmoreland
County after arriving from Germany. Time was after
1781and before 1817.

 

Name: Rachael Haber Slifko <rannslifko@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Hyliba / Haber
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1906
Comments:
My Grandfather & and an Uncle died in the Brownsville mine explosion of 1928. They are buried at the Redstone Cemetary.
 

Name: Deborah Lowgren <Firstpele@aol.com>
Date: 2004-02-01
Your Mon Valley surnames McDonough and Seifel
Where did they live (twp, town)? not sure
Earliest known Valley ancestor not sure
Comments:
I did a search on my great, great grandparents Patrick McDonough and Sisley Seifel and the search came up with a wonderful group picture that is on the Mon website. Many of the names match my family. I have been searching for my Grandfather's (John Thomas McDonough)family and have found very little. I tried to post the couple who submitted the picture but their email address is incorrect. Thanks for any help or information you can give me.
 

Name: William J. Stoop <stoopey@delanet.com>
Date: 2004-01-24
Your Mon Valley surnames Stoop
Where did they live (twp, town)? unknown
Comments:
I have grown up hearing oral family history of my grandfather, John H. Stoop, and his wife, Catherine, going to California from the Pittsburgh area around the turn of the last century. It never dawned anyone that it coulc have been California, PA. It was always assumed to be the state. Are there any directories from this time? I have been unsuccessful in locating them in California state. My grandfather was a blacksmith and worked most of his time in the Iran and Steel mills in Pittsburgh. Were there any mills in California, PA.
 

Name: Norman Wytas <Overswing2000@Hotmail.Com>
Date: 2004-01-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Wytas-Wojtas-Voytas-Vojtas
Where did they live (twp, town)? Mt.Pleasant,Donora,Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1885
Comments:
My grandfather went to this area from Slovakia about 1890, had six children. Am looking to find their birth certificates.
 

Name: Candy Hibbs <hibbs15717@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-01-12
Your Mon Valley surnames Cross
Where did they live (twp, town)? perryoplis
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jacobe
Comments:
My Grandmother and Grand father lived in Perryoplis all there lives and are buried at the historic Quaker cemetery along with other relatives and thier daughter.
if you have any information on the Cross family i am very insterested on what you my find.
PLease e-mail me at (hibbywine@netscape.net)
Thank you Candy L Galley (hibbs)

 

Name: Alfred R. Maass <eamaass@bellatlantic.net>
Date: 2004-01-04
Comments:
My interest in Mon Valley is historical - 1813 1817; the building of the steamboats "Enterprize" and "Despatch"
 

Name: Sharman Meyer <semeyer@adelphia.net>
Date: 2003-11-16
Your Mon Valley surnames McClead, McCloud, MacLeod
Where did they live (twp, town)? Morris Twp. Washington Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Lewis McCloud (Census 1820)
Comments:
I would like to find others from this area with the same name.
 

Name: Barbara Roden <broden@onewest.net>
Date: 2003-10-29
Your Mon Valley surnames CHESTER/SPEIS/CRATTY/ROSE/JESTER
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela, Belle Vernon, Monown
Earliest known Valley ancestor Thomas Chester
Comments:
Great Site. My family is from Monongahela, Washington Co. My GG Grandfather was Samuel J. Chester married to Catherine Speis. Would be interested in sharing any info. on these families. Thank You.
 

Name: Don W. Huggins <donhuggins@charter.net>
Date: 2003-10-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Huggins Crow Riggs
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fallowfield Pike Run
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1770's
Comments:
Seeking information on all with Huggins or Higgins surname. I am trying to find out more information on what life was like for them in the late 18th century. Several children moved to Ohio after the turn of the century.
 

Name: Janet L. Mancini <janet.mancini@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-09-28
Your Mon Valley surnames Mancini, Lener
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington, Fayette
Comments:
My twin brother John and I were adopted at 5 years of age. We lived in The Children's Home, 141 Oakland Ave, Uniontown from June 1957 - May 1958. I am inquiring if anyone else lived in the home. It was closed July 1958. The matron at the time was Mary Connelly. Our biological name was Lener. Please contact me if anyone lived there. Currently I am writing a history and have photos of it.
 

Name: Marge G. <ldmegish@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2003-09-27
Your Mon Valley surnames Jackman
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fallowfield, etc.
Earliest known Valley ancestor not sure which Jackman's ,Robert or Wm.
Comments:
Hi,
My Jackman's, we are pretty sure they came to Fayette Co. and on to Washington Co. As you are aware there are probably two to three different Jackman families here in 1760's on. My line is from a Richard Jackman Sr. who went to Jefferson Co. at least by 1798 and have deed for May 12, 1801. Richard Sr. had two daughters, Jane Jackman Patterson and Suannah Jackman Armstrong. Suannah Jackman Armstrong was my gggg grandmother. I also have a deed for a Wm. Jackman, from Washington Co. dated 1804, Jefferson Co. Of course we are not sure which Wm Jackman this is? No wife mentioned. And If it was mention I sure it was Margaret.
Never saw this site when researching Jackman's. Would like to find. Richard's father. William, Robert or Who?

 

Name: barbara richardson <brichard55@msn.com>
Date: 2003-08-17
Your Mon Valley surnames Fulmer
Where did they live (twp, town)? west newton, westmoreland city
Earliest known Valley ancestor george fulmer
Comments:
I'm looking for father's ancestors. My gggrandfather Albert Fulmer (1851-1899) lived in West Newton in 1860's with his father George Fulmer and wife Elizabeth. from 1860 census, George was 50 yrs old and Elizabeth was 47.
 

Name: Albert Manning <celtical@mindspring.com>
Date: 2003-08-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Manning, McDonald, Weller
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington Co., Carroll Twp., Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel Manning
Comments:
Samuel Manning and his brothers, Andrew J. and John Q., served in the Union Army. Andrew and John were "original" members of the Ringgold Calvary and are mentioned in the book "Dear Ester" by Ralph Haas.

Robert McDonald lived in Johnstown prior to the Johnstown flood.

My primary interests are tracing Samuel and Robert.

 

Name: Jacky Basl <jackyjimw@aol.com>
Date: 2003-08-01
Your Mon Valley surnames Matus
Where did they live (twp, town)? Frye Station, Carroll Twp.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Charles & Mary Matus
Comments:
This is a beautiful site. I have been on it several times in the past 3 days.

Keep up the good work!

 

Name: Jacky Basl <jackyjimw@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-31
Your Mon Valley surnames Matus, Charles& Mary and ten children
Where did they live (twp, town)? Frye station, Carroll Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor Mary & Charles Matus
Comments:
I spent all of my summers at Frye Station as a child with my grandparents Mary and Charles Matus. They came to this country in 1907 & 1908 and were married in 1911 in Charleroi. My grandfather and his seven sons all worked in the coal mines. My Uncle Metro Matus was killed in a mine accident in 1971. My grandparents were pillars in St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, now known as the Nativity of the Virgin Mary on High Street.I have beautiful memories.
 

Name: mike camp <forge@greenepa.net>
Date: 2003-07-13
Your Mon Valley surnames Estep, Higbee, Philips, Zimmerman, Blackmore
Where did they live (twp, town)? Union Twp, Library, Peters Twp
Comments:
this is an interesting site. I am still learning how to find things on it...thanks...
 

Name: Christina Hollowood Otey <JJCMOtey@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Hollowood, Quick, DeVore
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela City, Washington County, Ohio
Earliest known Valley ancestor DeVore
Comments:
I am in search of the following line:

Descendants of Nicholas DeVeaux



1 Nicholas DeVeaux
......... 2 Daniel DeVeaux
.................... 3 James/Jacobus DeVore 1710 - 1778
.......................... +Eva Dingeman 1719 - 1752
............................... 4 Andrew DeVore 1736 - 1835
...................................... +Elizabeth UNKNOWN - 1820
........................................... 5 Andrew DeVore, Jr.
........................................... 5 Mary DeVore
........................................... 5 William DeVore 1773 - 1842
................................................. +FEMALE UNKNOWN
...................................................... 6 Peter DeVore 1810 - 1868
............................................................ +Sarah Ann UNKNOWN 1811 - 1851
........................................... *2nd Wife of William DeVore:
................................................. +Mary Martin 1791 - 1887
...................................................... 6 Lydia DeVore 1822 -
............................................................ +William Temple
...................................................... *2nd Husband of Lydia DeVore:
............................................................ +Reed Bell
...................................................... 6 David DeVore 1828 -
...................................................... 6 Phoebe DeVore 1830 -
............................................................ +James Kelsey
...................................................... 6 Jackson DeVore 1831 -
...................................................... 6 Mary DeVore 1832 -
............................................................ +John Archer
...................................................... 6 Sarah DeVore 1832 -
............................................................ +UNKNOWN Fox
...................................................... 6 William DeVore 1836 -
............................................................ +Sarah Ann Fox
................................................................. 7 Mary Elizabeth DeVore 1863 -
....................................................................... +S. Worman
................................................................. 7 James I. DeVore 1865 -
................................................................. 7 Arabella A. DeVore 1871 -
................................................................. 7 Henry C. DeVore 1874 -
...................................................... 6 Margaret DeVore 1838 -
...................................................... 6 Andrew DeVore
........................................... 5 Joshua DeVore 1775 - 1805
................................................. +Pernina A. Gibson
...................................................... 6 Jacob DeVore 1801 - 1855
............................................................ +[1] Catherine McCartney 1802 - 1871
................................................................. 7 Lewis Edward DeVore
................................................................. 7 Joshua DeVore
...................................................... 6 CHILD DeVore
...................................................... 6 CHILD DeVore
...................................................... 6 CHILD DeVore
........................................... 5 James DeVore 1779 - 1851
................................................. +Lydia Johnson 1772 - 1848
...................................................... 6 Moses DeVore 1809 - 1888
............................................................ +Mary West 1818 - 1892
...................................................... 6 Andrew DeVore 1811 - 1899
............................................................ +Sarah Holland 1818 - 1860
...................................................... 6 Nancy DeVore
............................................................ +UNKNOWN Lane
........................................... 5 Adam DeVore 1781 - 1882
................................................. +Jane/Ann Adam
...................................................... 6 Andrew DeVore 1810 - 1892
............................................................ +Eliza Jane Andrew/Freeman 1815 -
................................................................. 7 John DeVore 1837 -
................................................................. 7 Jane DeVore 1841 -
................................................................. 7 Samuel DeVore 1841 - 1910
....................................................................... +Rachel Adaline Martin 1851 -
............................................................................ 8 Margaret Adaline DeVore 1870 - 1955
................................................................................... +William George Fitzpatrick 1868 - August
........................................................................................ 9 Olive Claretta Fitch 1887 - 1888
........................................................................................ 9 Wilma Ivadore Fitch 1890 - 1951
.............................................................................................. +Lou Staub 1890 -
................................................................................................... 10 George Staub
................................................................................................... 10 Blanche Staub
......................................................................................................... +William Perry
................................................................................................... 10 Margaret Elizabeth Staub 1908 - 1985
......................................................................................................... +Ross Emmett Hollowood 1902 - 1956
........................................................................................ *2nd Husband of Wilma Ivadore Fitch:
.............................................................................................. +Andrew Stephens 1890 -
........................................................................................ 9 Laura Mae Fitch 1893 - 1985
.............................................................................................. +Harry L. Ewing
................................................................................................... 10 Ruth Ewing
................................................................................................... 10 Dorothy Ewing
........................................................................................ *2nd Husband of Laura Mae Fitch:
.............................................................................................. +Conner Seal 1890 -
........................................................................................ 9 Alma Beatrice Fitch 1895 - 1918
.............................................................................................. +Raymond David Hoskin 1893 -
................................................................................................... 10 William Hoskin
......................................................................................................... +Marion Zewe
................................................................................................... 10 Raymond Hoskin
......................................................................................................... +Betty Clark
........................................................................................ 9 Louella Adaline Fitch 1899 - 1991
.............................................................................................. +Robert Harley Rutan 1899 -
................................................................................................... 10 Robert Rutan
................................................................................................... 10 Wesley Rutan
................................................................................................... 10 Phillip Rutan
................................................................................................... 10 Maxwell Rutan
................................................................................................... 10 Harry Rutan
................................................................................................... 10 James Rutan
................................................................................................... 10 Margaret Evelyn Rutan
........................................................................................ 9 Walter Elsworth Fitch 1902 - 1902
........................................................................................ 9 James Wesley Fitch 1903 - 1976
.............................................................................................. +Grace Arlene Haywood 1909 -
................................................................................................... 10 Carol Fitch
................................................................................................... 10 Donald Fitch
................................................................................................... 10 Grace Arlene Fitch
................................................................................................... 10 James W. Fitch 1928 -
........................................................................................ 9 Evelyn Elizabeth Fitch 1907 - 1966
.............................................................................................. +Edward Sessi 1905 -
................................................................................................... 10 Gary Sessi
........................................................................................ *2nd Husband of Evelyn Elizabeth Fitch:
.............................................................................................. +William Antonio 1905 -
................................................................................................... 10 Robert Antonio
........................................................................................ 9 Ruth Irene Fitch 1911 -
.............................................................................................. +Harry Ellsworth Helwig
............................................................................ 8 Louella DeVore 1873 - 1949
................................................................................... +Daniel Moses Griffiths 1861 -
........................................................................................ 9 Thomas Samuel Griffiths 1892 -
........................................................................................ 9 Stephen Allen Griffiths 1894 -
........................................................................................ 9 Rachel M. Griffiths 1897 -
........................................................................................ 9 Anna M. Griffiths 1899 -
........................................................................................ 9 Martha Griffiths 1902 -
........................................................................................ 9 Daniel Ellsworth Griffiths 1903 -
............................................................................ *2nd Husband of Louella DeVore:
................................................................................... +Charles Ainsworth
............................................................................ 8 Walter James DeVore 1875 -
............................................................................ 8 Clara Mayme DeVore 1877 -
............................................................................ 8 Harry E. DeVore 1879 -
............................................................................ 8 Albert Samuel DeVore 1880 -
............................................................................ 8 Alfreta L. DeVore 1885 -
................................................................. 7 Freeman DeVore 1843 -
................................................................. 7 Martha DeVore 1846 -
................................................................. 7 Andrew H. DeVore 1848 -
................................................................. 7 Eliza C. DeVore 1848 -
................................................................. 7 Maria DeVore 1852 -
................................................................. 7 Sarah DeVore 1854 -
...................................................... 6 John DeVore 1811 - 1887
............................................................ +Hannah Wilson
................................................................. 7 Adam DeVore 1844 -
................................................................. 7 James DeVore 1847 -
................................................................. 7 Mary J. DeVore 1848 -
................................................................. 7 John DeVore 1849 -
................................................................. 7 Elizabeth DeVore 1852 -
................................................................. 7 Andrew Wiley DeVore 1854 -
................................................................. 7 Martha A. DeVore 1857 -
................................................................. 7 William R. DeVore 1858 -
...................................................... 6 Jane DeVore 1823 -
...................................................... 6 Adam DeVore 1825 -
...................................................... 6 Elizabeth DeVore
........................................... 5 Henry DeVore 1787 - 1867
................................................. +Margaret Weir 1792 - 1871
...................................................... 6 James DeVore 1820 - 1909
........................................... 5 Elizabeth DeVore 1800 - 1900
................................................. +John Leech
...................................................... 6 Margaret Leech 1830 -
...................................................... 6 Andrew Leech 1832 -
...................................................... 6 George Leech 1834 -
........................................... 5 Samuel DeVore 1820 - 1861
................................................. +Margaret Warne 1807 - 1893
...................................................... 6 James DeVore 1834 - 1866
............................................................ +Mary Elizabeth Huff
................................................................. 7 Nettie Hubbard DeVore 1864 -
...................................................... 6 Joseph DeVore 1836 - 1936
...................................................... 6 Mary DeVore 1838 - 1938
...................................................... 6 Virginia DeVore 1840 - 1846
............................................................ +William H. Batchell
................................................................. 7 Bertha Batchell
................................................................. 7 Clara Batchell
...................................................... 6 Margaret P. DeVore 1840 -
............................................................ +Charles Brooks Smith, Sr. 1842 - 1899
................................................................. 7 Julia Kellar Smith
....................................................................... +Samuel Peaslee Carll
................................................................. 7 Mattie Brooks Smith 1867 -
....................................................................... +James Michael Woltz
................................................................. 7 Bertha Virginia Smith 1868 - 1873
................................................................. 7 Robert Sanrin Smith 1870 -
................................................................. 7 Kathryn Gilfillan Smith 1872 -
................................................................. 7 Charles Brooks Smith, Jr. 1876 -
................................................................. 7 Lulu Culver Smith 1879 - 1893
...................................................... 6 Frances DeVore 1845 -
...................................................... 6 Virginia DeVore 1846 - 1946
...................................................... 6 Zachary Taylor DeVore 1849 - 1949
............................................................ +Josephine Taylor
................................................................. 7 Doris DeVore
........................................... *2nd Wife of Samuel DeVore:
................................................. +Mary Sampson
...................................................... 6 William Sampson DeVore
............................... 4 Jacob DeVore 1739 - 1839
............................... 4 Abram DeVore 1741 -
............................... 4 Henry DeVore 1743 - 1843
...................................... +Lydia Wright 1757 - 1800
........................................... 5 Jacob DeVore 1777 - 1835
................................................. +Catherine Ely 1785 - 1850
...................................................... 6 Lydia DeVore 1808 -
............................................................ +Isaac John Wilson 1809 -
................................................................. 7 Elizabeth Wilson 1830 -
................................................................. 7 Catherine Wilson 1831 -
....................................................................... +Thomas Alexander McConaughy 1825 -
................................................................. 7 Robert Wilson 1835 -
................................................................. 7 Mary L. Wilson 1840 -
................................................................. 7 Martha J. Wilson 1843 -
................................................................. 7 Lydia R. Wilson 1850 -
...................................................... 6 Henry DeVore 1808 - 1888
............................................................ +Lydia Munn
...................................................... *2nd Wife of Henry DeVore:
............................................................ +Elizabeth UNKNOWN 1814 - 1870
...................................................... 6 Rosanna DeVore 1815 - 1877
............................................................ +Samuel White 1805 -
................................................................. 7 Fisher White
................................................................. 7 Samuel White, Jr.
................................................................. 7 Leah White 1834 -
................................................................. 7 Jacob White 1836 -
................................................................. 7 Mary White 1836 -
................................................................. 7 Catherine White 1838 -
................................................................. 7 Sylvanius White 1840 -
................................................................. 7 William W. White 1848 -
...................................................... 6 Wright DeVore 1818 - 1846
............................................................ +Levinah Dudley
................................................................. 7 Cyrus W. DeVore 1836 -
...................................................... 6 Elie DeVore 1820 -
............................................................ +Esther Ann UNKNOWN 1824 -
................................................................. 7 Sanford W. DeVore
................................................................. 7 Ann DeVore 1847 -
...................................................... 6 Jacob DeVore, Jr. 1823 -
............................................................ +Harriet Shippey
................................................................. 7 Delavan DeVore 1848 -
...................................................... 6 Moses DeVore 1825 -
............................................................ +Margaret UNKNOWN 1826 -
................................................................. 7 Elizabeth DeVore 1847 - 1851
................................................................. 7 Rebecca DeVore 1858 -
................................................................. 7 Ida DeVore 1857 -
...................................................... 6 Stephen DeVore 1832 -
........................................... 5 Arthur DeVore 1783 - 1837
................................................. +Lydia Townsend - 1882
...................................................... 6 Daniel Townsend DeVore 1820 -
........................................... 5 Andrew DeVore 1792 - 1825
................................................. +Abigail Steele 1797 - 1880
...................................................... 6 Henry DeVore 1823 -
............................................................ +Keziah DeVore 1827 -
................................................................. 7 Andrew DeVore
................................................................. 7 Henry DeVore
................................................................. 7 James DeVore
................................................................. 7 Margaret DeVore
................................................................. 7 Enoch DeVore 1857 -
....................................................................... +Nellie Graby 1860 -
................................................................. 7 Moses DeVore 1860 - 1942
....................................................................... +Jennie Fletcher 1870 -
................................................................. 7 Samuel Wiley DeVore 1870 -
...................................................... 6 Celie Eliza DeVore 1824 -
............................................................ +UNKNOWN Seely
...................................................... 6 Lydia Ann DeVore - 1893
...................................................... 6 David DeVore
...................................................... 6 Alexander DeVore 1825 - 1907
........................................... 5 David DeVore 1781 -
........................................... 5 John DeVore 1786 -
................................................. +Barbara UNKNOWN
...................................................... 6 Henry DeVore 1811 -
............................... 4 Adam DeVore 1743 -
............................... 4 John DeVore 1745 - 1803
...................................... +Hester/Esther Wright 1755 -
........................................... 5 Esther/Ester DeVore
........................................... 5 James DeVore 1779 - 1851
........................................... 5 John DeVore
........................................... 5 Catherine DeVore 1774 - 1839
................................................. +John Wolf 1772 - 1828
........................................... 5 Elizabeth DeVore 1776 - 1829
................................................. +John Wolf 1773 - 1857
...................................................... 6 Jacob Wolf 1794 - 1860
...................................................... 6 Hester Wolf 1797 - 1882
............................................................ +George Wilson
...................................................... 6 Abraham Wolf 1799 - 1874
............................................................ +Sabina Clemens
...................................................... 6 Henry Kline Wolf 1801 - 1842
...................................................... 6 John W. Wolf 1803 - 1886
...................................................... 6 Isaac Wolf 1806 - 1831
...................................................... 6 Elizabeth Wolf 1809 - 1876
............................................................ +John Robbins Wherry 1803 - 1878
...................................................... 6 James Wolf 1814 - 1890
...................................................... 6 Samuel Wolf 1814 - 1854
...................................................... 6 David Wolf 1817 - 1847
........................................... 5 Adam DeVore 1781 -
........................................... 5 Lydia DeVore 1784 -
................................................. +Caleb Russell
........................................... 5 Eve DeVore 1787 - 1856
................................................. +Silas Hale 1785 - 1854
........................................... 5 Mary DeVore 1792 -
........................................... 5 Sarah DeVore 1794 -
............................... 4 Samuel Smith DeVore 1751 - 1826
...................................... +Charity Johnson 1755 - 1837
........................................... 5 John DeVore 1779 - 1863
................................................. +Margaret Barlow 1781 - 1847
........................................... 5 Moses DeVore 1786 - 1827
........................................... 5 Uriah DeVore 1787 - 1850
........................................... 5 Susannah DeVore 1790 -
........................................... 5 Jesse P. DeVore 1792 -
........................................... 5 James DeVore 1794 - 1854
........................................... 5 Ann DeVore 1796 -
........................................... 5 Deborah DeVore 1798 -
.................... *2nd Wife of James/Jacobus DeVore:
.......................... +Elizabeth Prys 1717 -
............................... 4 Sarah DeVore 1747 - 1779
............................... 4 Rachel DeVore 1749 - 1779
............................... 4 David DeVore 1758 - 1789
...................................... +Elizabeth Scott
............................... *2nd Wife of David DeVore:
...................................... +Elizabeth Harvey - 1820
........................................... 5 Cassandra DeVore 1788 - 1860
................................................. +George Elliott - 1808
...................................................... 6 Burnside Elliott
...................................................... 6 Patience Elliott
............................................................ +Benjamin Davis
........................................... *2nd Husband of Cassandra DeVore:
................................................. +James Manown 1781 - 1873
...................................................... 6 Franklin Manown
...................................................... 6 James Harvey Manown 1822 - 1912
............................................................ +Mary Isabella Armstrong 1835 - 1907
................................................................. 7 James Frank Manown 1862 -
....................................................................... +Mirtie Belle Rector 1870 -
................................................................. 7 Edward C. Manown
................................................................. 7 Letitia Manown
...................................................... 6 Letitia S. Manown 1808 -
...................................................... 6 Eliza Manown 1819 - 1896
...................................................... 6 Nancy Manown 1808 -
............................................................ +John Thickield
...................................................... 6 Cassandra Manown 1808 -
............................................................ +Alfred Thickield
...................................................... 6 Harriet Manown 1824 - 1910
...................................................... 6 Sarah Manown
............................... 4 Moses DeVore 1760 - 1830
...................................... +Mary Taylor - 1826
........................................... 5 Nancy DeVore 1796 - 1864
........................................... 5 Edward DeVore 1787 -
........................................... 5 Samuel DeVore 1789 -
................................................. +Martha Weir
........................................... 5 Rebecca DeVore 1792 - 1877
................................................. +James Nichols
...................................................... 6 Sarah Nichols
............................................................ +Moses Currie
...................................................... 6 Elizabeth Nichols
............................................................ +Hiram Warne 1822 -
........................................... 5 Cassandra DeVore 1798 -
........................................... 5 Elizabeth DeVore 1800 -
........................................... 5 Lucinda DeVore 1803 - 1874
................................................. +David Willson 1802 - 1855
........................................... 5 Polly DeVore 1805 - 1830
................................................. +UNKNOWN Van Kirk
...................................................... 6 Mary Van Kirk
...................................................... 6 Nancy Van Kirk
........................................... 5 Sarah DeVore 1810 - 1889
................................................. +Jesse S. Wall 1806 -
...................................................... 6 Andrew Wall
...................................................... 6 William Wall
...................................................... 6 Samuel Wall
...................................................... 6 David Wall
...................................................... 6 Jenny Wall
...................................................... 6 Sarah Wall
...................................................... 6 Sparks Wall
...................................................... 6 Ella Wall
........................................... 5 David DeVore 1812 -
............................... 4 Catherine DeVore 1763 - 1853
...................................... +Thomas Amos 1765 - 1830
........................................... 5 Nicholas Amos
........................................... 5 Elizabeth Amos
........................................... 5 John DeVore Amos
........................................... 5 Mordecai Amos
........................................... 5 Harriet Amos
........................................... 5 Christine Amos
........................................... 5 Ann/Anna Amos
........................................... 5 Catherine Amos
........................................... 5 Abraham Ditto Amos
........................................... 5 William Cook Amos
............................... 4 Frances/Francis DeVore 1764 - 1779
............................... 4 James DeVore 1766 -
...................................... +Mary Miller 1783 - October
........................................... 5 Jacob Miller DeVore 1820 - 1856
................................................. +Lydia Ann Organ 1824 - 1891
........................................... 5 John DeVore
........................................... 5 Joshua DeVore 1801 - 1858
................................................. +[1] Catherine McCartney 1802 - 1871
...................................................... 6 Sanford DeVore 1825 - 1895
............................................................ +Martha M. Johnson
...................................................... 6 George DeVore 1834 - 1864
............................................................ +Mary Jackson
...................................................... 6 Elwood DeVore 1840 - 1908
............................................................ +Adeline DeVore
...................................................... 6 James DeVore 1844 -
........................................... 5 Moses DeVore 1811 - 1880
................................................. +Rachel Inskeep 1814 -
...................................................... 6 Aaron Wayne DeVore 1849 - 1934
............................................................ +Christianna Hall
...................................................... *2nd Wife of Aaron Wayne DeVore:
............................................................ +Lena Wilson
........................................... 5 Hester DeVore 1826 -
........................................... 5 Elizabeth DeVore 1830 -
................................................. +John Inskeep
........................................... 5 Mary DeVore 1837 -

 

Name: Debbie Callison <debbiecallison@netzero.com>
Date: 2003-07-04
Your Mon Valley surnames Irwin, Beazell, Fulton, Guthrie
Where did they live (twp, town)? Sunny Side, Twilight, Elizabeth Twp. area, Monessen, Monongahela, Forward Twp., Donora and Rostraver Twp. to name a few.
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Irwin
Comments:
John Irwin is the son of James Irwin/Irvine. James came to America in early to mid 1700s with sons: James, Archibald, John and Samuel. There is a story that John and a brother were wagon masters in Revolutionary War; they melted pewter spoons in to the tips of their whips. They were set upon by some English soldiers, and literally whipped them off their horses. The boys were granted congratulations and allowed to keep their whips. The boys also served in the Rangers of the Frontier. John is said to have died about 1795 and is buried in Barren Run Cemetery. He married about 1783 to Margaret Guthrie Fulton, daughter of Abraham Fulton and Margaret Guthrie. They had 5 children who marry and have children. The details after this are difficult to follow. Any help is greatly appreciated.


 

Name: Debbie Callison <debbiecallison@netzero.com>
Date: 2003-07-04
Your Mon Valley surnames Irwin, Beazell, Fulton, Guthrie
Where did they live (twp, town)? Sunny Side, Twilight, Elizabeth Twp. area, Monessen, Monongahela, Forward Twp., Donora and Rostraver Twp. to name a few.
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Irwin
Comments:
John Irwin is the son of James Irwin/Irvine. James came to America in early to mid 1700s with sons: James, Archibald, John and Samuel. There is a story that John and a brother were wagon masters in Revolutionary War; they melted pewter spoons in to the tips of their whips. They were set upon by some English soldiers, and literally whipped them off their horses. The boys were granted congratulations and allowed to keep their whips. The boys also served in the Rangers of the Frontier. John is said to have died about 1795 and is buried in Barren Run Cemetery. He married about 1783 to Margaret Guthrie Fulton, daughter of Abraham Fulton and Margaret Guthrie. They had 5 children who marry and have children. The details after this are difficult to follow. Any help is greatly appreciated.


 

Name: cecelia <ceilforce@access995.com>
Date: 2003-06-20
Your Mon Valley surnames miller-force/forse-shaw--barr
Where did they live (twp, town)? unknown
Earliest known Valley ancestor unknown
Comments:
looking for location of monongahela cemetary--
 

Name: James K Weir <Jim@weirsnet.com>
Date: 2003-06-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Weir and Witherspoon
Where did they live (twp, town)? Floreffe
Earliest known Valley ancestor Walter
Comments:
I am looking for information on my family. I know my grandfather's name was Walter Weir who was married to Nellie Witherspoon. My grandfather owned and operated Weir's store in Floreffe and was also the Postmaster. Looking for any and all information on my family tree.
 

Name: Jennifer Power Anaya <Jene4anaya@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-11
Your Mon Valley surnames Power- Michael, Hannah, Benjamin
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela Washington County
Earliest known Valley ancestor Michael Power and Hannah (Possibly Hugh also- written in Power Bible
Comments:
Any information on the Michael Power family from this area would be more than greatly appreciated! I live in Texas and a trip to Pennsylvania is out of the question. I am very interested in my family's country of origin. I know they attended Horshoe Bottom Presbyterian Church, and they both are buried there. Thank you for any help you may be able to offer!
 

Name: Marie <Vernarsky>
Date: 2003-05-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Swift , Warner, Noakes
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor Mable Swift
Comments:
I am looking for information on Mable Swift Noakes. She was born in Brownsville in 1896. Her parents were Henry Swift and Elnorra Warner. She married Charles Noakes.They lived in Uniontown.
 

Name: june <juneis@attbi.com>
Date: 2003-05-18
Your Mon Valley surnames fifes,andersons,byers,wrays
Where did they live (twp, town)? mon valley (houston run,elrama,shireoaks w.elizabeth
Earliest known Valley ancestor martin byers,harriette byers
Comments:
looking for edna pearl wray...... mother lydia byers(wray)married frank wray.isabel mccabe,married arthur mccabe,buried at old stone church,finleyville pa...edna pearl wray was married to thomas f. bickerton of elrama,pa
byers,harvey,martin,lydia,stephen,,,,,,,,,

thank you

 

Name: Vicki Schaefer <schaefer@wamego.net>
Date: 2003-05-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Howell, McBurney, Crossland
Where did they live (twp, town)? Uniontown, Fayette co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Seth Howell 1830-1850 Innkeeper-Uniontown
Comments:
Very informative. Thanks for sharing with us far away!!
 

Name: Carol Petett <midget@nauticom.net>
Date: 2003-05-13
Your Mon Valley surnames Henderson, Durrette,
Where did they live (twp, town)? West Newton, Herminie, Irwin
Earliest known Valley ancestor David Durrette
Comments:
This is an African American family living in Rostraver Twp. in the 1870 census. I am looking for church records, information on homes owned in West Newton and work records of David Durrette and George Henderson.
 

Name: Sherri Granato <sassyass_64@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-05-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Sisley, Nutt, Moss, and Brandt
Where did they live (twp, town)? Perryopolis, Star Junction, Fayette City, Brownsville and Uniontown
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jacob Sisley, Adam Clark Nutt, Wilson Sisley Nutt, Samuel Nutt, John Nutt
Comments:
Would like any information on the Nutt - Sisley family. Captain Adam C. Nutt was my great great uncle. Wilson Sisley Nutt was my great great grandfather. Rhuhanna Nutt was married to Samuel Nutt after Louisa passed.
 

Name: Beverly <bbrownb@AOL.com>
Date: 2003-04-08
Your Mon Valley surnames Allman, Brown, Millison
Where did they live (twp, town)? East Pike Run Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor Thomas Allman or Almon
Comments:
Thomas Almon owned land in East Pike about 1786. He had a daughter, Ruth Ann, who m. Jacob Millison.
 

Name: Jeanne <jcvalot@cs.com>
Date: 2003-04-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Pearsol (Piersol, Pearsall?)
Where did they live (twp, town)? Mifflin, Jefferson, West Elizabeth
Earliest known Valley ancestor Peter Pearsol
Comments:
Seeking infomation on PETER PEARSOL (b. abt 1801) and ancestors. His children include: John, David, Elizabeth, FRANCIS BLAIR, Holcroft and James. FRANCIS BLAIR PEARSOL (1832-1899) served in Civil War and is my gg grandfather.
 

Name: William Benjamin Chalfant <gaul2396@grasshoppernet.com>
Date: 2003-04-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Briggs, Chalfant, Lynn, Mann
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville, Fayette Co
Earliest known Valley ancestor .Charles Chads Chalfant 1774
Comments:
Interested in any information about my ggg grandfather Charles Chads Chalfant and Margaret McManna (wife), my gg grandfather James Walter Chalfant and Mary Briggs (wife), daughter of Nathan W. Briggs and Alathea Pitcher (wife). My great grandmother Amanda Lynn (wife of Benjamin Marion Chalfant, the son of James Walter Chalfant), and my grandmother Mary Mann (wife of William D. Chalfant, son of Benjamin Marion Chalfant). Mary Mann, daughter of Austin Mann, Greenville, WVA, lived in Uniontown, PA with husband William D. Chalfant before moving to Atchison Co, Kansas.
 

Name: Roger Ford <rlf66@msn.com>
Date: 2003-03-22
Your Mon Valley surnames Ford
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor Morgan Ford
Comments:
The 1800 census for Washington Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania has Morgan Ford with a few Children and a wife. Would love to have more information on this family if possible, I know that a few years later he moved to Clermont county, Ohio.
Thanks.

 

Name: starr green karloski <starrkarloski@peoplespc.com>
Date: 2003-03-20
Your Mon Valley surnames green
Where did they live (twp, town)? morrisdale,pa
Earliest known Valley ancestor george,william, ruth
Comments:
any pictures of any of these people could you please put on this site and email me and i will also look for pictures myself. also could you please put the name of the person in the picture .
 

Name: starr green karloski (fine) family <starrkarloski@peoplespc.com>
Date: 2003-03-20
Your Mon Valley surnames fine
Where did they live (twp, town)? forward twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor louis,sarah, harry, william, philip, george, conrad, frank , arnold, leonard, james, harry,fredrick, gordon, joseph, doris
Comments:
any pictures of any of these people could you please put on this site and email me and i will also look for pictures myself. also could you please put the name of the person in the picture .
 

Name: starr green karloski (fine) family <starrkarloski@peoplespc.com>
Date: 2003-03-20
Your Mon Valley surnames fine
Where did they live (twp, town)? forward twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor louis, harry, william, philip, george, conrad, frank, arnold, leonard, james, harry,fredrick, gordon, joseph, doris
Comments:
any pictures of any of these people could you please put on this site and email me and i will also look for pictures myself. also could you please put the name of the person in the picture .
 

Name: Eric Dreyer <epd38@charter.net>
Date: 2003-03-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Brenton
Where did they live (twp, town)? Bridgeport and West Brownsville
Comments:
Looking for information on Johnston Brenton and any family who may still be in the Mon Valley. I am the grandson of Mary Virgina Brenton, who was the daughter of Johnston and Lena Wright Brenton
 

Name: Paul Neeson <PaulNeeson@attbi.com>
Date: 2003-03-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Patton,Robison, McKinney
Where did they live (twp, town)? Elizabeth, Forward Township
Earliest known Valley ancestor Matthew Mc Kinney
Comments:
I believe that Matthew McKinney came to the Valley earlier than 1777. I have a copy of a Survey of his farm dated June 7, 1770. The deed is dated October 1772.
 

Name: Matthew Fedak <mfedak@stargate.net>
Date: 2003-02-28
Your Mon Valley surnames Bakewell, Barton
Where did they live (twp, town)? Mon City
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Centennial Bakewell
Comments:
William Centennial Bakewell, son of George and Alice Bakewell, was born 1876 in Midway, Pa. Wife was Hannah Maria Barton born in England born Feb 12 1871. They settled in Mon City. Hannah dies late 1930's or early 40's. William Dies in 1949 or 1950. They where Methodist. I know that they are buried in Mon City but I don't know which cemetary. Would appreciate any Ideas on where to start looking. Thanks
 

Name: Matthew Fedak <mfedak@stargate.net>
Date: 2003-02-28
Your Mon Valley surnames Bakewell, Barton
Where did they live (twp, town)? Mon City
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Centennial Bakewell
Comments:
William Centennial Bakewell, son of George and Alice Bakewell, was born 1876 in Midway, Pa. Wife was Hannah Maria Barton born in England born Feb 12 1871. They settled in Mon City. Hannah dies late 1930's or early 40's. William Dies in 1949 or 1950. They where Methodist. I know that they are buried in Mon City but I don't know which cemetary. Would appreciate any Ideas on where to start looking. Thanks,
 

Name: Richard <rpao@msn.com>
Date: 2003-02-27
Your Mon Valley surnames Paoletti
Where did they live (twp, town)? Glassport
Earliest known Valley ancestor Dominick George Paoletti, 1924
Comments:
Researching the Paoletti surname from Pittsburg, Greensburg and Glassport
 

Name: Mark Pearson <Msp1234@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-02-24
Your Mon Valley surnames Devore,Kelsey,Smith
Where did they live (twp, town)? Mon city,Carrol twp,Peters Twp, Nottingham Twp,Fallowfield,Amwell twp.
Earliest known Valley ancestor JAcobus (James)Devore
Comments:
Interested in the history of this area and any info on my ancestors
 

Name: Robert K. Otto <rkotto@world-net.net>
Date: 2003-02-20
Your Mon Valley surnames Otto, Wiseman (Wissmann), Curcio, Waalkush
Where did they live (twp, town)? Roscoe, Newell, Monesson, Belle vernon
Comments:
Searching for any listing to Otto Family, Wiseman (Wissmann)Families, Curcio Families and Walkush families. These are my wife's families and mine that have lived in the Mon valley area since emigrating to the USA. Any help is appreciated.
 

Name: Marti Swanson <cygnetnest@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-15
Your Mon Valley surnames BALDWIN
Where did they live (twp, town)? vicinity of Brownsville???
Earliest known Valley ancestor parents of 4 BALDWIN brothers--see below
Comments:
Joseph BALDWIN, b 1769
Elias BALDWIN, b 5 Nov 1772
William BALDWIN, b 12 May 1781
Thomas BALDWIN, b 22 Sept 1783
All four were in Butler Co, OH, by 1807; all four died and were buried in IN.

 

Name: Marlin Edgar Wall <mwall@swfla.rr.com>
Date: 2003-02-10
Your Mon Valley surnames Wall,Smith & Yohe
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor Sheridan Yohe
Comments:
Nick name Skip Wall
6842 Lantana Bridge Rd. #101
Naples, FL 34109

 

Name: Jennifer Power Anaya <janaya@newbraunfels.txed.net>
Date: 2003-02-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Power
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington County, attended Horseshoebottom Presbyterian Church
Earliest known Valley ancestor Elizabeth and Hugh Power, had a son Michael Power who married Hannah
Comments:
I am interested in finding the country of origin for my ancesters. We aren't sure if it was Ireland or England. We know they were Presbyterians and had an active roll in the Horseshoebottom Presbyterian Church. I also know that Michael was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and sometimes his name was spelled Powers. Any info. you have on this family would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Name: Norma Grady <Nsgrady@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-08
Your Mon Valley surnames Gibbs
Where did they live (twp, town)? Jefferson
Earliest known Valley ancestor None
Comments:
My interest is historical--this was where my grandfather, a miner,settled briefly after his immigration from England in 1879. I would like to discover what drew him to this particular place--and perhaps why he moved on to Ohio in the early 1880s.
 

Name: Jim Bruce <jaswmbruce@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Donaldson, Hollcroft
Where did they live (twp, town)? Union Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Hollcroft, BEF 1787
Comments:
Descendant of John and Sara Messerole Hollcroft's daughter, Deborah, and David and Jennet Donaldson's son, John.
 

Name: Pat Wick <pgwick@1st.net>
Date: 2003-01-26
Your Mon Valley surnames Kirkpatrick,Haggerty,McCoy
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette City,Allegheny co.,Westmoreland co. Industary Pa. Smithton Pa.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Robert Kirkpatrick, Frank McCoy
Comments:
Robert Kirkpatrick's sons where W.N. Kirkpatrick b;12-14-1866 Harrison b:8-13-1868 d;aug 1953
R.E. b: 8-26-1870 d; 2-18-1938
S.W.b:8-16-1872
G.W.b:6-7-1875
A.F. b:8-14-1879 d:5-6-1931 in Garry Indiana
F.M.b:3-26-1882 d:7-26-1882
Jemima Ann d: 5-17-1882
Rachel McCoy Kirkpatrick b:4-10-1868 in Industry Pa
Frank & Nellie Stewart McCoy b: Ireland
Violet Kirkpatrick Haggerty b: 9-7-1900 in Fayette City Pa

 

Name: Pat Wick <pgwick@1st.net>
Date: 2003-01-26
Your Mon Valley surnames Kirkpatrick
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette City
Earliest known Valley ancestor Robert Kirkpatrick
Comments:
Robert Kirkpatrick's sons where W.N. Kirkpatrick b;12-14-1866 Harrison b:8-13-1868 d;aug 1953
R.E. b: 8-26-1870 d; 2-18-1938
S.W.b:8-16-1872
G.W.b:6-7-1875
A.F. b:8-14-1879 d:5-6-1931 in Garry Indiana
F.M.b:3-26-1882 d:7-26-1882
Jemima Ann d: 5-17-1882

 

Name: Todd Beckett <beckettwilliam@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-22
Your Mon Valley surnames Beckett Host/Houst
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette County
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel Beckett 1800-1810
Comments:
Hi,

I'm looking for information on the Beckett family in the Mon Valley area. I'd appreciate any information.

Thanks,

Todd Beckett

 

Name: Lori Neumann <glcrneu@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-19
Your Mon Valley surnames PECK, NEWTON
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville & also Allegheny Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Thomas Peck Newton
Comments:
Found a Thomas Peck on the 1810 Brownsville census and am
wondering if he could be the grandfather of my gggrandfather Thomas Peck Newton b. 1818 PA. Thomas married
Henrietta Jane Joyce bef. 1849 and they had 8 childred in Allegheny Co., before moving to IA bef. 1870. Anyone familiar with the Newton or Peck name?

 

Name: Daniel Shirley <dshirleyofbc@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-01-13
Your Mon Valley surnames Shirley,Clawson(sp),Rossbore
Where did they live (twp, town)? Jeanette/Westmorland Cty.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Clarence Alexander Shirley
Comments:
Looking for ancestors of Clarence Alexander Shirley,Nancy Mae Shirley(Clawson), and William Clawson, Agnes Clawson(Young)
 

Name: Elaine Carnahan <LCarnahans@AOL.com>
Date: 2003-01-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Serra
Where did they live (twp, town)? Donora
Earliest known Valley ancestor Angelo Serra
Comments:
Looking for newspaper photo taken during the 60's when the rodeo came to Donora...little girl in cowgirl/boy outfit, and we think the title under the photo says "Little Miss Rodeo"....this photo was shown in Herald newspaper store window during the centennial celebration several years ago.

Help and /or ideas to locate photo appreciated.

 

Name: Marlin Edgar Wall <mwall@swfla.rr.com>
Date: 2002-12-13
Your Mon Valley surnames Wall
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor Harry Wall
Comments:
Born August 10 1931 at Monongahela PA
 

Name: Donna Noel (Julian) <bdjlk@adelphia.net>
Date: 2002-12-13
Your Mon Valley surnames NOEL, POWELL, KENNEDY, PAPINI
Where did they live (twp, town)? Coal Center, East Pike Run, California (Philipsburg)
Earliest known Valley ancestor Powell
Comments:
Mostly interested in the military history of my grandfather, Donald Cabe Noel in WWII. My roots are from this valley, so can't help but be interested in its history as well.
 

Name: Edith Double <dbarj@nb.net>
Date: 2002-12-01
Your Mon Valley surnames Harris, Crow, Double, Cushnie, Metz
Comments:
I would like any information available.
 

Name: Sarah Elizabeth Shaffer <sarahandbud@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-25
Your Mon Valley surnames Sylvester Levi DECKER
Where did they live (twp, town)? New Florence,Westmoreland,Pa.
Comments:
Sylvester Decker, Married Lucinda Ann Shaffer (Lucy Ann)I am researching, the Shaffer Family. and I need to know the children of Sylvester and Lucinda.
Thank you, Lucy is the daughter of
Benjamin Shaffer and Mary M. Sanders,Benjamine is my Great Great Great Uncle.If you have any information you can share I sure would love it. Thank you Sarah E. Shaffer

 

Name: annette gajewski <plumt54@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-25
Your Mon Valley surnames yant, vanvorheess, young, atkinson, zeffe,
Where did they live (twp, town)? belle vernon, monongahela,???????????
Comments:
the man who wrote the book, The Old and New Monongahela,
is one of my ancestors, there are quite a few from that area I am trying to find my heritage and where does the name Monongahela derive from?
I appreciate any help.
Annette

 

Name: Greg Roberts <GWR1@WEBTV.NET>
Date: 2002-11-23
Your Mon Valley surnames Roberts
Where did they live (twp, town)? Elco
Earliest known Valley ancestor George and Ann Jane Rimmer ROBERTS
Comments:
I enjoy this site, and I found my Great Uncle James Roberts of Elco listed in the WWI vets.
 

Name: Lori Vanagunas <lori@ntu.edu>
Date: 2002-11-20
Your Mon Valley surnames Gibbs
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela, Carroll Township?
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jesse Gibbs
Comments:
ggggf - Jesse Gibbs
gggf - John Markel Gibbs
ggf - Charles Jackson Gibbs
gf - Herald Gibbs (moved to IL)

Also looking for information on Thomas and Anna Caroline (Price) Evans. Probably in the Allegheny County area. Their daughter, Sadie, was born (~1881) in Brinton, PA and married Charles J. Gibbs noted above.

 

Name: Lynne Kent <dkent456@aol.com>
Date: 2002-11-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Davis..Evans
Where did they live (twp, town)? Wm.H.Davis born in Locust, PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor unknown
Comments:
My grandfather's death cert. states he was born in Locust Hill, PA....both parents were from Wales and his mother's name was Mary Evans....His dob was 1883. He worked the mines as a child and later the steel mills in PA and Ohio.
 

Name: Denise Evans <cmail4@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-11-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Evans
Where did they live (twp, town)? Webster
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Evans
Comments:
William was boen in Elizabeth but later moved to Webster. He married Minerva Evans (yes, that was her maiden name as well). Her father was Nelson. William and Minerva lived in the house next to Nelsons. William was a promonent figure in Rostraver Township politics. He served as a township constable. They had 10 surviving children. We have plenty more info on William but still looking for more on his family and Minervas family.
 

Name: Jody Kubis Sobansky <jinx44@roadlynx.net>
Date: 2002-11-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Newman, McLean, Sholtis, Kubis
Where did they live (twp, town)? Mon City, California, Fredericktown, Brownsville
Comments:
Enjoy surfing your site. Searching for ones past can
be challenging, but I do hope I may find someone out

Enjoy surfing your site. Searching for ones family can
be challenging, but I do feel I may find someone out
there with the same interests that may be able to add to,
or help me in my search. This site allows me the
opportunity to look, and I enjoy that very much.







 

Name: Lynn Brant <lynnbrant@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-10-28
Your Mon Valley surnames Brant Brandt
Where did they live (twp, town)? Ligonier
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Brandt 1760s
Comments:
I have considerable info on this family in Westmoreland and Somerset counties. I am now looking for descendants in the Ligonier area.
 

Name: june kiester <juneis@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-10-26
Your Mon Valley surnames bickerton
Where did they live (twp, town)? huston run washington county
Earliest known Valley ancestor frederick bickerton
Comments:
i am very intrested in finding edna pearl wray bickerton or any information.


thank you,
june kiester

 

Name: John Homman <john@homman.com>
Date: 2002-10-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Homan, Homman
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette County
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Homan or Homman
Comments:
Evidence links Mr. William Homan to Fayette county PA pre-1814. He relocated from Fayette County PA to Wayne County Ohio in 1814. I am looking for information of further Homan's or Homman's in Fayette COunty PA.
 

Name: Kristin Duricic <kduricic2002@yahoo.net>
Date: 2002-10-19
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fredericktown
Comments:
hi
 

Name: S. Leonard <SSLgen@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-18
Your Mon Valley surnames LEONARD,SEWARD,HALE
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington County, Somerset Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor Caleb Leonard
Comments:
Caleb Leonard came to what is now Washington County ca.1767 from Morris County, NJ. The story is he came with his nine children as Jemima Minthorn, his wife, had died in NJ. Still have not found comfirmation of all of his children; looking for documentation of Abner Leonard being a s/o Caleb Leonard.
 

Name: Shari Reichmuth <viaggio@pacbell.net>
Date: 2002-10-13
Your Mon Valley surnames Thomas, Tomasi
Where did they live (twp, town)? Elkhorn, Pa.
Earliest known Valley ancestor John and Lucia Tomasi (great grandparents)
Comments:
Looking for information as to when John and Lucia Tomasi immigrated to the US. John's son married Irene Fornaciera, or Fornacerri (not sure of the spelling) Irene had a brother Danny (barber in Monongahela) and sister Nancy, who as I remember had sever arthritis. Any information would be helpful. I'm not sure what part of Italy they immigrated from.
Shari

 

Name: LINDA MCMAHON BEATY <CAPTGBEATY@AOL.COM>
Date: 2002-10-06
Your Mon Valley surnames JACKSON POTTER MCMAHON
Where did they live (twp, town)? OHIOPYLE, MONGONHELIA
Earliest known Valley ancestor JOHN MCMAHON SAMUEL JACKSON
Comments:
WOULD LOVE TO FIND MCMAHON RELATIVES IF ANY IN MONGONHELIA AREA. OR JACKSON. THANK YOU LINDA
 

Name: Tom Chatlak <fourchat4@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-09-20
Your Mon Valley surnames Chatlak and Petrus
Where did they live (twp, town)? Donora, Monessen
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Chatlak , Thomas Petrus
Comments:
I would like to find out about the Chatlak and Petrus families of the Donora and Monessen areas.
 

Name: Don Foelsch <tucan@chilitech.net>
Date: 2002-09-18
Your Mon Valley surnames Sgt. Henry J. Molleston
Comments:
Civil War soldier. Enlisted Uniontown, PA. My g-gf.
 

Name: Karen E. Moore <wmoore7273@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2002-09-12
Your Mon Valley surnames Layton
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette Co. PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1806
Comments:
I have found an ancestor Isreal (note spelling) Layton born about 1806 in Fayette Co. PA. He married Sarah Grant and their son was Irvin Layton b. 1838. I am looking for information about Isreal and/or Sarah.
 

Name: Dave Copenhaver <dlcope@stargate.net>
Date: 2002-09-10
Your Mon Valley surnames COPENHAVER, CARSON, BARBOUR
Where did they live (twp, town)? California, PA,, Allen Twp, and Coal Center
Comments:
Other locations, Long Branch, Dunlevy.
 

Name: M. L. Hindman <marondy@insight.rr.com>
Date: 2002-09-08
Your Mon Valley surnames Hindman, Lecky, Pollock, Patten, Sutten
Where did they live (twp, town)? Union Township, Monongahela City, West Newton
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Hindman
Comments:
Searching for information about John Hindman who came to Union Township in the years 1796-1798. He purchased 72 acres from Thomas Cannon, on a hill above Lime Town or Coal Bluff or Shire Oaks? Later he bought land from Isaac Daily, which was Fallen Timber Bottoms, also land from Philip Daily called Dauphin.

John was born near Port Deposit, Maryland in 1769 to Samuel Hindman, mother unknown. Samuel came to this country from Wales with his family. They landed in the South somewhere and ended up in Maryland. Samuel was reported to have been married twice with three children, one of which is the John Hindman that married Sarah Patten 26, April 1792 at Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church, Londonderry Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

About 1796 Sarah and John Hindman along with Sarah's brother William Patten and his wife drove a six-horse wagon with all of their possessions to Finley Township where they made a short stop before purchasing land in Union Township.

John and Sarah were members of the Presbyterian Church
at Mingo. John died in 1851 and his wife Sarah died in 1852.

John and Sarah had nine children. I have quite of list of their spouses and children. Their son William reportedly stayed on his father's farm with his wife Sarah Campbell. William and Sarah had a number of children one of which is quite well known, Matilda Hindman.

My great, great grandfather was Robert Hindman also a son of John and Sarah Hindman. He married Hannah Pollock.

Here is my problem. I have read an obituary of Matilda Hindman saying she was from near Monongahela, Washington County, PA; and I have letters written during the civil war to Hannah Hindman by her son William Smith Hindman, the envelopes are addressed to Monongahela City, Washington County, PA., yet they are reported by other sources to be from Prosperity, Washington County, PA. Also, another son of Robert Hindman and Hannah Pollock Hindman, Samuel Hindman my great grandfather has a biography stating that his Post Office is Sunnyside, Allegheny County, PA; but the letters he wrote to his wife, Mary Worley Lecky Hindman are addressed to Monongahela City, Washington County, PA. These letters all span quite a few years. I have not detected that they removed themselves to other addresses. I believe the place names may have changed.

These people obviously belong to the Monongahela area but where? I would like to contribute to the site but do not know where? I have the bible pages of Robert Hindman and Hannah Pollock. Hannah Hindman was the beneficiary of a pension from her son William Smith Hindman.

M. L. Hindman

 

Name: Patricia Calvert Wood Wilhite <pwwilhite@msn.com>
Date: 2002-09-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Mckean,Calvert, Stephens
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charleroi
Earliest known Valley ancestor Robert McKean
Comments:
looking for possibility buying Charleroi Mail microfish from 1925 to 1945
 

Name: Eric A. Spears <EASPEARS@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Speer/Spears
Where did they live (twp, town)? W. PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel Speer/Spears lived in PA 1780s
Comments:
my ggggg grandfather, Samuel Speer/Spears
lived in PA 1780 as his son, John is recorded as being
born there. asumming they were making their way down
the valley as they lived in Augusta County, VA 1790s/1800s
trying to find more info on Samuel and his parents
Thanks,
Eric A. Spears

 

Name: Scott Lawson <5liter@comcast.net>
Date: 2002-08-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Lawson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor Edward B. and Anna Mary Lawson
Comments:
I am researching my family history. My Great Grand Parents lived in Monongahela. In fact they are both buried in the Monongahela Cemetery. They lived there from 1902 until thier deaths in 1918 and 1921. They had 4 children..Paul, Charles, Dorothy, and Marion. Paul was my Grand Father. He died before I was born so I never got to ask the questions about my family history. Thank you.
 

Name: Elizabeth Dennis <tel@access995.com>
Date: 2002-08-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Bennett, Means
Where did they live (twp, town)? California, Newell
Earliest known Valley ancestor David Bennett 1853-1936
Comments:
Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated. Great site with lots of useful information.
Thank to all who made this site possible. I know that the Bennett family worked in the coal mines. Is there any information I could access about the mines. I already visited the site on the internet about the mines in Western Pennsylvania but didn't find my Bennett line.

 

Name: patti petlevich <jwm2000137@msn.com>
Date: 2002-07-24
Your Mon Valley surnames White, Frazee, Wheeler, Armstrong
Where did they live (twp, town)? Saltlick twp, Wharton, Georges twp.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Hugh White, Isaac Frazee, Isaac Armstrong
Comments:
There is loads of info and like the way the site is constructed.
 

Name: patti petlevich <jwm2000137@msn.com>
Date: 2002-07-24
Your Mon Valley surnames White, Frazee, Wheeler, Armstrong
Where did they live (twp, town)? Saltlick twp, Wharton, Georges twp.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Hugh White, Isaac Frazee, Isaac Armstrong
Comments:
There is loads of info and like the way the site is constructed.
 

Name: Albert Manning <celtical@mindspring.com>
Date: 2002-07-23
Your Mon Valley surnames Manning, McDonald
Where did they live (twp, town)? Carroll Twp & Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel Manning, Robert McDonald
Comments:
According to family oral tradition, the Mannings and McDonalds were in Western PA prior to the Revolutionary War.
Samuel was married to Mary Greybill at Valley Inn and was in the Civil War. Robert came to the area after the Johnstown flood. One of his daughters, Eunice Cora was my Grandmother.

 

Name: Henrietta Nichols <Henriettan@aol.com>
Date: 2002-07-22
Your Mon Valley surnames Lopp/lape/etc, Wilson and Hallam
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Philip Lopp
Comments:
Philip Lopp b. @1780, poss. VA, to PA by 1830. Two wives, m-1 unknown, m-2 was Mary ???
 

Name: Rod Horn <rodhorn@mato.com>
Date: 2002-07-14
Your Mon Valley surnames Horn / Horne
Where did they live (twp, town)? unknown
Comments:
Looking for parents of GGrandfather, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Horn, b. 1827-1830 in Wheeling, VA. Both Parents born PA according to later census information on B. F. Horn.
Probably of English Ancestry, probably River People. My B. F. Horn was "promoted to Captain & Pilot on the Ohio River in 1855" according to His obituary. He "worked the southern rivers during the Civil War" and is listed in the City Directory of Leavenworth, KS in 1866 as Captain of the Steamship Emelie - no other information. I would appreciate any information out there. (His father could also be "Benjamin Horn" and could have been in Knox County, Ohio in 1840 & 1850. No proof)

 

Name: Helen Carbonneau <deeceed2@excite.com>
Date: 2002-06-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Little, Lancaster, Casbar, Batch, Russek, Urosek, Goe
Where did they live (twp, town)? Connellsville, Perryopolis, Brownsville, surrounding areas
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jonathan S. Little b. 1803
Comments:
Really enjoy this site. I check it often. Thank you.
 

Name: Ken McCrae <kenmccrae@msn.com>
Date: 2002-06-30
Your Mon Valley surnames McCrae
Where did they live (twp, town)? Newell, PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor David Cleland McCrae
Comments:
I'm planning a weekend trip in October would like to gather photos and history of Newell,Pa.
 

Name: Peggy <bijousix@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-24
Your Mon Valley surnames Johnston, Furnier, Porter, Woolsey, Miller, Hammond
Where did they live (twp, town)? Belle Vernon and Rostraver Township
Earliest known Valley ancestor Robert Johnston
Comments:
I can find no birthplace or parentage for Robert. He was associated with the Barter Mill started by David Furnier.
 

Name: Hilary <h15@btinternet.com>
Date: 2002-06-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Dinning, Bean, Louttit
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela, Roscoe
Comments:
If anyone has any information on the above towns please contact me.
My relatives were there from mid 1880's to mid 1890's.They were from England.
Thanks.

 

Name: Hilary <h15@btinternet.com>
Date: 2002-06-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Dinning, Bean, Louttit
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela, Roscoe
Comments:
My grandmother was born in Roscoe of English parents in 1892, they married there in 1891. Her father was a coal miner in Monongahela.
 

Name: jean mcclellan <fjmcclellan@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-06-18
Your Mon Valley surnames Agin, Archabald
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette County
Earliest known Valley ancestor Robert Agin
Comments:
Looking for info on Robert's ancestors. He was born 9-3-1797. His wife Phoebe Archibald Agin was born 3-22-1801. We know they had several children born in Fayette County in the 1820's and 1830's.
 

Name: Stephen M. Kutch <skutchsr@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2002-06-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Kutch, Herrilko, Herrelko, Havrilcak, Delp, Hopko
Where did they live (twp, town)? Dunbar, Brownsville. Connellsville, Leisenring
Earliest known Valley ancestor Havrilcak
Comments:
Any information will be appreciated.
I think you work is very good and will help many others.

 

Name: Matthew Schultz <mjs15451@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-06-01
Your Mon Valley surnames Condon
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette City
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jacob W. Condon
Comments:
If anyone can give me more information about this individual, I would greatly appreciate it. He had a son named Jeffries Condon who I believe I'm related to but I'm trying to make sure that this is the case.
 

Name: Toots <toots@premier1.net>
Date: 2002-05-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Williams
Where did they live (twp, town)? Lower and upper Tyrone twp, Fayette cty.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel Williams
Comments:
Researching WILLIAMS family name in Fayette county. Related to HARRISON surname in Uniontown.
 

Name: Vicki Turnbull Cairns <jetsom91@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Turnbull, Wadsworth, Martin, Simpson, Wilkinson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charleroi, Belle Vernon, Brownsville, Maple View, Stockdale,
Earliest known Valley ancestor Adam Turnbull(after 1890)
Comments:
I'm interested in locating any living relatives or history
of our family. Or if any old friends see this, please e-mail
me. Thanks !!

 

Name: Vicki Cairns <jetsom91@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Turnbull, Wadsworth, Martin, Simpson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charleroi, Belle Vernon, Brownsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor Adam Turnbull
Comments:
I'm interested in locating any living relatives or history
of our family. Or if any old friends see this, please e-mail
me. Thanks !!

 

Name: Peggy <peggy7747@aol.com>
Date: 2002-05-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Debolt/Sutton
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette CO
Earliest known Valley ancestor Isaac Sutton
Comments:
I am researching birth and marriage records Rhoda Sutton and William Debolt. Born about 1772 and married 1795.
 

Name: Verna Maleski <vgrif@usa.net>
Date: 2002-05-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Griffith
Where did they live (twp, town)? Rostraver, Westmorland Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor David Griffith
Comments:
I am looking for information on David Griffith who married Hannah Barnes Reeves in Westmoreland Co on July 4, 1822.

Thanks,
Verna Maleski

 

Name: Verna Maleski <vgrif@usa.net>
Date: 2002-05-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Reeves
Where did they live (twp, town)? Rostraver, Westmorland Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Abner Reeves
Comments:
I am looking for information on the Reeves family. My 4th g-grandparents were Abner & Hannah Reeves, 3rd-g-grandparents were Manassah & Margaret Reeves. I haven't been able to trace the family past Abner. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Verna Maleski

 

Name: Ellen Fraser <elektra@tradenet.net>
Date: 2002-05-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Fraser
Where did they live (twp, town)? Donora
Earliest known Valley ancestor Oliver
Comments:
Nice site. I am searching for records of my grandfather who worked as a straw boss for the steel mill in Donora. Oliver Fraser - born around 1882 - died between 1948-50. His wife was Grace Hayes Fraser and they had 2 sons - Oliver and Byron and 2 daughters - Garnet and Eleanor. I am trying to find grandfather's family in Scotland so I need records. Thanks. Ellen Garnet Fraser - Bucks County, PA
 

Name: James Newman <bauerbip@pathway.net>
Date: 2002-05-01
Your Mon Valley surnames James Newman
Where did they live (twp, town)? Coal Valley,Monongahela,Camden,California
Earliest known Valley ancestor James Newman--1880
Comments:
James and Mary Ann Newman lived in Monongahela with their family after 1880 to 1903. Their son James William Newman and Elizabeth (Bessie) Newman lived in California with their family from 1905 to 1935
 

Name: Willard M. Stitzell, D.O. <wstitzell@POL.net>
Date: 2002-04-11
Your Mon Valley surnames Snowden, Stitzell,
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville
Comments:
Thanks for such a helpful website
WMS

 

Name: Nancy <nawjohn@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-02
Your Mon Valley surnames Ferree, Makepeace, Walton, Braithwood, Greaves
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette City & surrounding areas
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Ferree, Ralph Makepeace
Comments:
Interested in any information on any of these families. My research over the years has provided me a lot of names, dates, and places and I would like to hear from and be willing to share with anyone interested in the same families.
 

Name: Jon Crawford <crawfjon@mchsi.com>
Date: 2002-03-27
Your Mon Valley surnames Crawford, Lambert, McGavitt
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville, Coal Center
Comments:
Doing reseach for masters degree at UWF
 

Name: Doramae Tarker Greppi <tarkergreppi@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-03-27
Your Mon Valley surnames BERRY, TARKER
Where did they live (twp, town)? Bunola, Forward Township, Elizabeth
Earliest known Valley ancestor Thomas & Marcella Tarker, August & Rose Berry
Comments:
The only & most valuable information I found was at the Elizabeth Historical Society; I wish they were opened for research more frequently.
 

Name: Jackie Patten <jpatten@dp.net>
Date: 2002-03-23
Your Mon Valley surnames Lynn, Lancater, Stilley, Boyd, Johnston
Where did they live (twp, town)? Belle Vernon, Rostraver Township
Comments:
Anyone have any info about Bemis Johnston and the "Wingless Airplane" Whatever happened to Bemis and his family?
Would greatly appreciate any information. Thanks.
Jackie

 

Name: Candice Kelner <bryankelner@compuserve.com>
Date: 2002-03-22
Your Mon Valley surnames JAMISON
Where did they live (twp, town)? Luzerne Twp., Fayette Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Richard JAMISON, Jr.
Comments:
Richard JAMISON of Luzerne Twp., Fayette Co., b 7 July 1821 married Mary JAMISON in Brooke Co.(W)Va on 20 May 1856. Richard died 7 June 1904, Fayette Co. Mary is the sister of my John (1831-1897). Would like death record or obituary for Mary. Am trying to find the name of Mary and John's mother.
Richard and Mary had one daughter, Caroline E. JAMISON who married a WALTERS.

 

Name: Kittie Hinek <wlh@snowcrest.net>
Date: 2002-03-20
Your Mon Valley surnames Pelkey/Smeltz/Beranek/Vojta/Jelinek
Where did they live (twp, town)? Universal/ Pittsburg
Earliest known Valley ancestor Gasper or Casper Pelkey/Smeltz family
Comments:
My Great Grandfather, Gasper Pelkey b. 1846 Canada, mar Theresa Smeltz Pa. Am interested in finding where they may be buried. Both died after 1910. Also missing Vojta family who came from Czech. abt 1890's. Am interested in where they may be buried. All located around in Allegheny Co. Some worked coal mines. Vaclav Beranek ran a store in Pittsburg until abt. 1909.
 

Name: Janice Stevens <jannjim1@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-03-16
Your Mon Valley surnames Bennett, Cheek, Bradley, Pearson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Elizabeth
Earliest known Valley ancestor Gershom Bennett, John Cheek
Comments:
Hope to hear from someone who knows these names!
 

Name: Candace K. Govier <cgovier@nlrb.gov>
Date: 2002-03-14
Your Mon Valley surnames Mornes
Where did they live (twp, town)? Donora or Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor Margaret Mornes
Comments:
I believe that my birth mothers name was Mabel Ruth Mornes and that the family lived in either Donora or Monongahela. She was married to a Mr. Brown before WWII
 

Name: Candace K. Govier <cgovier@nlrb.gov>
Date: 2002-03-14
Your Mon Valley surnames Mornes
Where did they live (twp, town)? Donora or Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor Margaret Mornes
Comments:
I believe that my birth mothers name was Mabel Ruth Mornes and that the family lived in either Donora or Monongahela. She was married to a Mr. Brown before WWII
 

Name: Betty (Bickerton) Coldren <crcoldren@acsworld.net>
Date: 2002-03-12
Your Mon Valley surnames BICKERTON, BRIGGS, STRAUSSER, DAVIS, SMITH, JONES,
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charleroi, Elizabeth, Jefferson, McKeesport, Dravosburg
Earliest known Valley ancestor David Davis-came from Wales in 1820's with father David and mother Sara
Comments:
COncenetrating on obtaining more info. on STRAUSSER line. Harriet Stausser (daughter of Levi or Edward and Sarah) married Harry Briggs. Sarah was living in Charleroi in 1913. Siblings of Harriet include: Elmira(married a Roster), David, Charles, Franklin, William, Edward, George, Sarah (married a Baxendale), and Savilla (married John Kistner). Would like to contact any distant cousins in this line. ALso interested in contacting any Bickerton cousins. Great website!
 

Name: Nancy Stitzell Economou <azathoth@telerama.com>
Date: 2002-03-11
Your Mon Valley surnames STITZELL, McCullough, Fulton, Werl, Bourne, Robinson, Swope, Marshall, King, Williams, and many more
Where did they live (twp, town)? Jeannette, Brownsville, Pittsburgh
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Stitzell
Comments:
Have bits and pieces of info on William Stitzell, b. abt 1823,d. 12 Mar 1907. (have his funeral bill). He had at least 10 children according to his obit. Romania, Thomas, Sophia, William Henry (my gr grandad), Minnie, Emma, Oliver, Albert, and Clyde. Other surnames are those of spouses. Email me if interested. I have some grave deeds, photos, military info, etc. Happy to meet new kin.

Thanks for the opportunity to share with other interested family historian. Nancy

 

Name: Darryl Higginbotham <lhigg@mindspring.com>
Date: 2002-03-08
Your Mon Valley surnames Troth, Storey, Milliken, Peirsel
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette County, Brownsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor Oliver J. Troth, Elizabeth Storey Troth
Comments:
Darryl
 

Name: Janice Means <rangergranny@msn.com>
Date: 2002-03-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Means,DeVault,Martin,Davis,Green,McKnight
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette County, Uniontown, Coolspring
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Means, b.1798 in Mass.
Comments:
Thank you in advance for any help that you can give me. I'm new at this genealogy business. I'm doing this for my son. Many stories that my mother told me are just slightly incorrect, e.g., she told me my great grandfather, Eton McSallon Davis, a river pilot left from Point Bridge in Pittsburgh, when, in fact, he left from "The Point" in Wheeling WV. Thanks again. Janice Means
 

Name: William Goettel <williamboettel@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-03-04
Your Mon Valley surnames Goettel
Where did they live (twp, town)? Forward twp/Elizabeth Twp.
Comments:
I'm looking for information on a brown(beer ?) bottle with the following logo:Gerald A O'leary-Axleton Pa. Has anyone heard of this brewery ?
 

Name: Antoinetta"Toni"(Savona)Markley <markleyfamily7@cs.com>
Date: 2002-03-04
Your Mon Valley surnames SAVONA,MARCHION(MERCHIONNI)ROSE(CAPPALONGA),MACALUSO,D'AGATI,DUDA,WALSH,PALMER,CESARONE
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville,PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor approx. 1907
Comments:
pursing family history and history of the Brownsville area.
 

Name: Connie <specsspot@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-01
Comments:
The ancestors I I'm searching for are from Rostraver Twp. (Peter Reed and spouse, Anna Mary (Maria)Fricker, buried at the old Mt. Pleasant Union Cemetery, however I came upon your website and I have 2 words to say about it..............Totally Awesome. What a great piece of work and so easy to look thru. Keep up the good work-Connie
 

Name: Helen Hauschild <pat77@jcn1.com>
Date: 2002-02-18
Your Mon Valley surnames VanKirk, Hutchinson, Williams
Where did they live (twp, town)? Elizabeth Twp, Rostraver
Earliest known Valley ancestor Joseph VanKirk, b. 1750 SW PA l768 or 1769
Comments:
Am interested in clarifying history of the area in which
the accomplishments and family of Joseph VanKirk, born l750,
are attributed to his younger nephew, Joseph VanKirk, born
l774. The elder Joseph had received training in surveying
and law before traveling to SW PA. He taught in a small
school located between what is now Elizabeth and West Newton. He surveyed the bouderies of Westmoreland County,
assisted his neighbors with legal documents and was the
first permanent settler in the neighborhood of West Newton.
He and David Davis, whom he had met on his journey across
the mountains, layed out the town of West Newton, though
Joseph resided in Elizabeth after having completed his term
as post master in l813. As far as I can determine, all the
property deeds of Joseph VanKirk in Allegheny County belonged to the elder Joseph. If anyone has knowledge of
Joseph VanKirk, born l774, it would be appreciated. (Am
aware of his burial at Round Hill Cemetary.} Thank you for
any assistance.

 

Name: Carol LaVerne Phillips Thompson <clpt@alltel.net>
Date: 2002-02-17
Your Mon Valley surnames Crow, Phillips, Watson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Long Branch, Roscoe
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Crow 1754
Comments:
I just found this page and think it is a wonderful resourse. Thank You
 

Name: David Steindel <DSTEIND@aol.com>
Date: 2002-02-11
Your Mon Valley surnames Steindl, Steindel, Brindlinger, Grindel, Grindle
Where did they live (twp, town)? Connellsville
Comments:
Looking especially for STEINDL fmlies.
 

Name: Linda <momcat52@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-02-10
Your Mon Valley surnames Bizjak
Where did they live (twp, town)? Hackett/Finleyville
Earliest known Valley ancestor Franc Bizjak
Comments:
Franc Bizjak (born 1878)lived Finleyville in 1903/04. His sister Albina (born 1881) joined him in 1904. Believe they lived in company housing in Hackett. Albina was my gmother. I'd like to know any info about company housing in Hackett. Does anyone have access to 1910 census for this place? Both immigrants from Austrian Empire (Slovenian). Albina married in 1904 to Leonard Lenassi and they had one child that died at Hackett before 1907. They moved to MeadowLands in 1910 and I have info after that date, but nothing before. Any help greatly appreciated
 

Name: Daniel Buchan <Dan-RoseM@msn.com>
Date: 2002-02-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Buchan
Where did they live (twp, town)? Weet Brownsville,Grindstone,Braznell,Hiller
Earliest known Valley ancestor Mike Buchan
Comments:
Just curious.Happened on this site.
 

Name: G. Dillard <rafterd@trilobyte.net>
Date: 2002-02-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Burkett
Comments:
Lookingfor Willard T. Burkett, b. 18 Oct1884, son of John & Anna (Dobson) Burkett, m.FloraKimmel,5 Aug 1908, Bedford,PA. Son George and daughter Susan. Any helpwould be greatly appreciate.
 

Name: John Hlebik <ickyf@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-02-06
Your Mon Valley surnames hlebik, dzura, novotny, king, warrick
Where did they live (twp, town)? brownsville, denbo
Comments:
Elizabeth Novotni and they had 2 children born in Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania. Mary Elizabeth Dzura my Grandmother was born in 1899 and her sister Magdalena was born in 1901. For some reason they packed their bags and went home to Czechoslovakia where their mother passed away and they were raised by their grand mother. Magdalena met John Hlebik from Hincovce who was born August 29, 1899 and they were married there. It is not as of now known when or how the two sisters and their families came back to the United States but both of the sisters plus John Hlebik did indeed return. Did they have babies with them when they came back? Probably, but I do not know for sure.

Mary Hlebik (b.23 November 1880 in Spisske Vlachy; d. 11 September 1953 in Parma, Ohio), in 1899-1900, and settled in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Grandparents: -Jan Phillip (b. 2 June 1839 in Spisske Vlachy; m. 27 November 1865 in Spisske Vlachy), and Anna Zahuranecz (b. in Polanovice?). -Jan Hlebik (b. 22 June 1851 in Spisske Vlachy; m. 4 February 1879 in Spisske Vlachy), and Maria Zahradnyik (b. 25 December 1862 in Zehra). Great Grandparents: -Andrej Filipp (b. 29 December 1807 in Hincovice; m. 21 November 1825 in Spisske Vlachy), and Anna Duboviczky (b. 18 April 1803 in Spisske Vlachy). -Jozef Chlebik and Maria Repaszky. -Matej Zahradnik (b. 13 January 1828 in Zehra; m. 4 November 1856 in Spisske Vlachy), and Terezia Schneider (b. 14 October 1835 in Spisske Vlachy). Great Great Grandparents: -Jaraj Filip and Maria. -Jakup Dubovitzky and Maria Janosskova or Kolcsovszka. -Stephanus Zahradnik (b. 18 April 1790 in Zehra; m. 29 November 1816 in Zehra), and Maria Sayna (b. 14 January 1792 in Hodkovce). -Paulus Schneider and Anna Drotzar. 3rd Great Grandparents: -Matej Zahradnik and Catharina Istockowa. -Jan Sajna and Anna Racsar. Any information on the above listed would be helpful.

 

Name: Verna Maleski <vgrif@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-02-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Reeves
Where did they live (twp, town)? Rostraver twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor Abner & Hannah (Barnes) Reeves
Comments:
I am looking for any information on Abner & Hannah (Barnes) Reeves and their family.

I have family records kept by my great grandfather that state Abner Reeves "removed from there (NJ) to the western part of Pennsylvania, lived & died in Westmoreland Co. Rostraver township on the farm where my grandfather, Manasseh Reeves afterward lived & died."

Manasseh married Margaret Carrel on March 12, 1801.

 

Name: Teah Bankes <teah@kfbserv.com>
Date: 2002-02-04
Your Mon Valley surnames Nagy/ Lucas
Where did they live (twp, town)? near Mononghela
Earliest known Valley ancestor Stephen Nagy Barbara Lucas (wife)
Comments:
Looking for any info on these people. They came from Hungary ~1900.

Barbara Lucas Nagy died around 1970, they are both burried near Monoghela.

 

Name: Sally Miner Wenger <swenger@lisco.com>
Date: 2002-02-01
Your Mon Valley surnames Minor
Where did they live (twp, town)? Greene Co
Earliest known Valley ancestor Thomas Minor
Comments:
Looking for parents of Thomas Minor who had at least two children when he lived in Greene Co., PA. He named his first son John Frances and his second son Robert. He had other children in Jessamine Co., Ky. They were Charles, Margaret,and Sally.
 

Name: Kelly Shaw <kelly647@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-02-01
Your Mon Valley surnames Byers
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette County
Earliest known Valley ancestor Sarah J. Byers
Comments:
Im looking for any information on my gg grandmother. Sarah J. BYERS Born in Fayette county, PA 1843. She was married to Camwells (Charles P.) DAVIS. 4 out of 5 children were born in Indiana and the last born in Iowa. She is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Polk Co. IA.
 

Name: James William Johnston II <eagleowl@gwtc.net>
Date: 2002-01-31
Your Mon Valley surnames Johnston
Where did they live (twp, town)? Continental #2 Fayette County
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel Johnston
Comments:
I have gathered little information from an aunt, the only surviving member of Ellsworth and Roberta Johnston (Zolla). Ellsworth's fathers name was Samuel. Roberta was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Scott. I am trying to find more information on the Johnston/Scott Clans. My fathers name was James and he married Frances Stramat, year unknown.

I will be making a trip this summer to Ireland and Scotland and was trying to "find my roots" prior to going.

Thank you,

James Johnston

 

Name: Faye Atchison <tandfatchi@aol.com>
Date: 2002-01-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Wilson, Troth
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville Area
Earliest known Valley ancestor Alexander Wilson, Wife Mariah ?, John Troth, Wife Hannah Baker
Comments:
My great-grandfather was Charles Wilson who married Isabella Troth. His parents were Alexander Wilson and Mariah ? Wilson. Until recently we only knew of two of Charles' siblings, Oliver and Alexander. We have information now that there were several more older brothers and sisters. Was there a previous wife for the elder Alexander?

We are not sure who Isabella's parents were but her apparent grandparents and the people who raised her were John Troth and his wife Hannah Baker Troth.

My cousin and I have pretty much decided that our family descended from aliens and went into the witness protection program. We can only account for the Wilsons for a period of around 1850 - 1890. I will share information with anyone who can shed some light on these elusive people.

 

Name: Ron Shelkey <rshelkey@msn.com>
Date: 2002-01-21
Your Mon Valley surnames shelkey
Where did they live (twp, town)? Perry Twp, Lower Tyrone Twp,Bullskin Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor Abraham Shelkey
Comments:
Need birth place of Abraham Shelkey, born about 1810, and parents, name unknown.
 

Name: Linda Grelles <tylinn@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2002-01-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Jones,Brown,Hoak, Quintrell
Where did they live (twp, town)? Elizabeth, Lincoln, McKeesport and Glassport
Earliest known Valley ancestor Frank Brown
Comments:
I am looking for any information on all my surnames:

Jones, Brown, Hoak and Quintrell.

Jones- Glassport
Brown- Elizabeth and Lincoln Township
Hoak-McKeesport area
Thank You, Linda Grelles
tylinn@peoplepc.com


 

Name: Connie Harris <Iamblessed91505@msn.com>
Date: 2002-01-12
Your Mon Valley surnames Batch/Bryant/Catlin/Craft
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monangahela City
Earliest known Valley ancestor Stephen B. Batch
Comments:
Looking for any information on Stephen B. Batch (middle name Bryant), mother-in-law's name Salina Craft, wife, Sara Ann Batch, was one of the first barbers in Monongahela City. Had a barber shop in 1874 on 2nd street.

Lived on Railroad Street.

Any info you can share, especially on Salina Craft would be appreciated.

 

Name: Sandy Bressler <sandymento@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-01-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Davison/Davidson/Davisson/etc. Moss? Harrison?
Where did they live (twp, town)? Restone and maybe Rostraver
Earliest known Valley ancestor ?Moses Davison?
Comments:
Trying to prove our connection into the Washington Co., and/or Fayette Co. DAVISON lines...we have family folklore clues that led us to this area, but only census data and guessing...so we'd like to prove our connection:

Moses Davison (1804 PA-1880 IN)
married early 1825
Elizabeth Moss (maybe Harrison) (1807 PA-1865 IN)

Children in order of birth:

> Hannah Amanda anne b. Jan. 1826 in PA
(thus marriage date guess)
> Mary Ann b. 1827 in PA
> John b. 1829 in PA
> Martha Jane b. 1831 in PA
> Samuel Harrison b. 1832 in PA
> David Allen b. 1834 in PA
> Milford b. 1837 in PA
> Sarah Elizabeth b. 1839 in PA
> Harriett Matilda b. 1841 in PA
> Joseph William b. 1842 in PA
> Diana b. 1845 in PA
> James Leander b. 1847 in IN
> Charles b. 1851 in IN

We've got some strong clues the family is in the SW corner of PA...holler my way if you want to compare data...

Sandy in Sacramento

 

Name: SARAH TRENK <saraht@stargate.net>
Date: 2001-12-31
Your Mon Valley surnames Weddell, Montgomery, Brown, Menown, Kerr, Dunlevy
Where did they live (twp, town)? Rostraver Township/ Elizabeth Township/West Newton
Earliest known Valley ancestor George Weddel
Comments:
I have family Bibles of the Montgomery families (J. Murry Montgomery and Jame Madison Montgomery), who lived in the West Newton/Rostraver area during the early 1800's. Jeremiah Murray Montgomery was the decendant of Lydia Weddell Montgomery who married James Montgomery in the late 1700's. She was the grand daughter of George Weddell and daughter of his son Peter Weddel. I am interested in finding out where James Montgomery (b. 1765) was from.
 

Name: Jackie Patten <jpatten@dp.net>
Date: 2001-12-29
Your Mon Valley surnames Lynn, Lancaster, Boyd,Johnston,Stilley
Where did they live (twp, town)? Rostraver, Jacobs Creek, Fayette County, Washington Twp. Belle Vernon
Earliest known Valley ancestor William & John Lynn, 1700's
Comments:
found some interesting info on this site, Hope to find someone who is related or has info on my family surnames.
 

Name: Andy <Ziem>
Date: 2001-12-25
Comments:
Hi, I was glad to find Norva Crow! This will help a lot.


Andy

 

Name: Janet Thompson <tltjlt2@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-12-22
Your Mon Valley surnames LUCZO, LUCZA, LUTZO, GRESKO
Where did they live (twp, town)? Redstone Twp., Orient
Earliest known Valley ancestor late 1800,s - early 1900,s (1913)
Comments:
Find your site well formated for easy access, also, very informative. Job well done.
 

Name: Marc Henshaw <marc_henshaw@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-12-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Henshaw, Wells, Swan, Krepps
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville, Luzerne
Earliest known Valley ancestor Krepps
Comments:
I am interested in any information relating to steamships built in Brownsville or California Pa. I am especially looking for material for the Steamship Columbia, as I am working on a master's thesis in archaeology at Western Michigan University and steamships built in Southwestern Pa are my main focus. Any information, photos, oral histories would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Daniel Buchan <Dan-RoseM@msn.com>
Date: 2001-11-26
Your Mon Valley surnames Buchan
Where did they live (twp, town)? West Brownsville,Hiller,Grindstone,Braznell
Earliest known Valley ancestor Mike Buchan
Comments:
Historical
 

Name: Denise Pickup <nisemarie1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-11-11
Your Mon Valley surnames King
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fallowfield Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor Victor Clavier
Comments:
Let me here from you
 

Name: Debi Gysegem <dgysegem@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-11-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Gysegem, Henrion, Watts, Carson, Parkins, Scott, Myers,
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charleroi, PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor Thomas Carson
Comments:
I now live in Baltimore, MD and it is so hard doing my geneology long distance. Any help would be gratifying.
 

Name: Kenneth L. Peirsel <Peiromedic@aol.com>
Date: 2001-11-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Peirsel
Where did they live (twp, town)? perry
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Peirsel born @ 1890's
Comments:
Unknown exactly where I fit into this clan.Am looking for my roots.My father(Kenneth Lee Peirsel) was born in 1919 in Salem Ohio. William was my paternal grandfather.Can you help?
 

Name: Brian Jervis <jervisb@iinet.net.au>
Date: 2001-10-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Underwood, Greenlee, Greenlees,
Earliest known Valley ancestor Joseph Underwood
Comments:
I'm a distand relation to Joseph Underwood, and I'm looking for infomation relating to his family together with the Greenlee(s) family. The Greenlee(s) are also related to Joseph.
 

Name: martha morton <valleygal28@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-10-27
Your Mon Valley surnames morton johnson mcconnell tomb
Where did they live (twp, town)? wst newton ?? 84 and thomas station
Earliest known Valley ancestor morton
Comments:
i loke this site very much
 

Name: Janet Rowe <nuthinbutcountry@aol.com>
Date: 2001-10-25
Your Mon Valley surnames Showman,Sherman,Pine
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville & Wash.Co.(Calif.Twp.)
Earliest known Valley ancestor George W. Sherman
Comments:
Good info. Hope to find more on other families who lived in the Mon.Valley area. Janet
 

Name: Priscilla Davis Webb <b1d2grammy@aol.com>
Date: 2001-10-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Achison Devore Martin Hohn Lessig Morris Davis
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela; Finleyville; Shire Oaks; Nottingham, Peters & Union twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor James Devore
Comments:
HOHN - LESSIG I would like to find the parents of Mary Jane HOHN who married Joseph Franklin LESSIG. She was born in Shire Oaks December 15, 1848 and they were married July 4, 1867 Union Twp Washington Co PA by Phillip Stevens Justice of Peace. Joseph and Mary are my gr grandparents.

MARTIN - ATCHISON James Martin married Nancy Atchison and they lived in Peters twp. Don't know who their parents were nor where they are buried. These are my gr gr grandparents

 

Name: Lynda Wilson Barlow <windmillpublishing@home.com>
Date: 2001-09-16
Your Mon Valley surnames Garwood, Simpson, Dean, Miller, Blacka
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville, Redstone
Earliest known Valley ancestor Abraham Garwood
Comments:
Particularly interested in contacting any living "cousins"
on the Simpson line.

Lynda Barlow

 

Name: Marjorie (Donaldson) Vannoy <artvann@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Donaldson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Butler Co. and Allegheny Co., PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Donaldson
Comments:
Have parents names of John and Mary (maiden unknown) Donaldson. Birth dates unknown. Children were: Margret J, b. 1839/James, b. 1841/John (my grandfather) b. 1842/Thomas T, b. 1843/Calvin, b. 1845/Isabel,b. 1847/Mary, b. 1849/Milton, b. 1851/Gilbert G.,b. 1853/Caroline A. b. 1855/ Nobel, b. 1857. Most of the children listed as born in Butler Co., PA
 

Name: Cliff Householder <cliffh@vipweb.net>
Date: 2001-09-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Householder/McClure/Black
Where did they live (twp, town)? McKeesport and Bell twp.
Earliest known Valley ancestor George Washington Householder/1842
Comments:
I have a lot of info on the Householders of McKeesport but can't seem to come up with info on Joseph born about 1812 near McKeesport.
 

Name: Susan Winters <Flsu40@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-04
Your Mon Valley surnames WINTERS / JACKSON
Where did they live (twp, town)? I found them in the 1910 Census in Braddock Borough, Alleghen Co
Earliest known Valley ancestor Louis Plummer Winters
Comments:
I found this family of Louis Plummer Winters b 1876 and his wife Mary Emma Jackson with their 2 sons, John Plummer Winters age 6 and Louis J Winters age 4 in the 1910 census on line. I would love to find the parents of my childrens G Grandparents ( name about) Any one with any Winters or jackson info from that area please get in touch with me.

Thanks in advance.

Susan Winters

 

Name: Wendy Brown <bwendy3@qwest.net>
Date: 2001-09-01
Your Mon Valley surnames Stephens,, Farquhar
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington Township
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Stephens
Comments:
I am currently researching Levi Stephens. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Wendy Brown <bwendy3@qwest.net>
Date: 2001-09-01
Your Mon Valley surnames Stephens,, Farquhar
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington Township
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Stephens
Comments:
I am currently researching Levi Stephens.
 

Name: audrey shirley <ashirley@bellatlantic.net>
Date: 2001-08-28
Your Mon Valley surnames dixon-farrington-giles
Where did they live (twp, town)? Gastonville-Gratztown-Witset-fayette city
Earliest known Valley ancestor benjermin john ( candy) Giles
Comments:
john giles came from Engand to open mines. Joseph farrington worked for him in Gratztown when he came from England-later married his daughter Elizabeth Giles. The last address I have for John Giles is 1912 in witset. He died shortly after that and his wife went to live in Donora with her daughter Emily Newmeyer who worked for a Dr. Day who practiced in donora. Do you have any info on this family
 

Name: Nancy Glover <nglover@naxs.net>
Date: 2001-08-25
Your Mon Valley surnames YAKEM (YAKIM) , TIRPAK
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monessen
Earliest known Valley ancestor George Yakim, Sr Julia Tirpak
Comments:
My grandparents came from the "old country" in the early 1900's. I have just begun researching the genealogy and stumbled upon this page. I think it is great, and has brought back some memories of Monessen. I hope that someone may have some information on my grandparents and their background. I am particularly interested in the village that they came from. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: John J. Jobes <jobesjjj@innernet.net>
Date: 2001-08-22
Your Mon Valley surnames JOBS/JOBES
Where did they live (twp, town)? Saltlick, Greenfield, Jefferson, Franklin
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel JOBS
Comments:
Thanks for the opportunity.
 

Name: Doris E. (Riggs) Gardner <deg9814@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-08-18
Your Mon Valley surnames Riggs, Hamilton, Berns, Gardner
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington and Fayette County
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Riggs, Amos Hamilton, James Gardner, Sr., Adam Berns
Comments:
Nice site.

Doris E. (Riggs) Gardner

 

Name: Barbara Rowland Murphree <b2books@mediaone.net>
Date: 2001-08-18
Your Mon Valley surnames Rowland, Louden
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fairfield Township
Earliest known Valley ancestor Tobias Rowland
Comments:
Tobias Rowland, d. 1874, married to Frances Jane Louden.
Children William Stewart, Thomas, Milton, Emma, Laura.

 

Name: Nez Garrett <nezg@zianet.com>
Date: 2001-08-13
Your Mon Valley surnames SAINT, FLEMING, SHINN, KNOX, WILKISON
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville? Redstone Circuit
Earliest known Valley ancestor are there any? I'm reaching...
Comments:
Am interested in anyone with surname SAINT anywhere in the Valley. Benjamin F. SAINT,a shoemaker in Uniontown in 1850 mar. Mary Jane WILKISON abt 1849, moved to Shinnston, Harrison Co. VA / WV before 1856. By 1900 his son Hugh Fleming SAINT, a miner, was living near Charleroi, Cannonsburg.

Folks found near Ben SAINT in Uniontown in 1850 are George CAMERON, shoemaker and Joseph McCLELLAND, tanner.

Names associated with SAINT in Shinnston are KNOX, FLEMING, SHINN, WILKISON. Found all of them among the preachers and elders of the Redstone Circuit (Brownsville Methodist - Episcopal Church)1800-1832.

Thanks for the great site, Mike.

 

Name: Thom Stapleton <tstabby@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-08-12
Your Mon Valley surnames Stapleton
Where did they live (twp, town)? W Brownsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor John R Stapleton
Comments:
Folks had the dairy in W B'ville for abt 40 yrs, starting in 1903
 

Name: Thom Stapleton <tstabby@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-08-12
Your Mon Valley surnames Stapleton
Where did they live (twp, town)? W Brownsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor John R Stapleton
Comments:
Folks had the dairy in W B'ville for abt 40 yrs
 

Name: James V. Garred <jgarred@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-08-12
Your Mon Valley surnames Garreds
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville and Grindstone
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Garred
Comments:
None in particular. First time on this site. Very interesting.
 

Name: Todd Beckett <beckettwilliam@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-08-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Beckett
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette County, Washington Township
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel Beckett
Comments:
I'm searching for information on Samuel Becket(t), who appears in the 1800 and 1810 censuses of Washington Township, Fayette County. I believe he was the father of my great great grandfather, Henry Host Beckett, b. 1803, Fayette Co., PA. I'd appreciate any information on Samuel Beckett or Henry Host (or Houst); the latter individual also appears in the censuses mentioned above. I have reason to think Samuel Beckett was a relative of the illustrious Esquire Joseph Beckett as well.
 

Name: Laurie Burk <lburk@ix.netcom.com>
Date: 2001-08-06
Your Mon Valley surnames McKee, Musser, McComb(s)
Where did they live (twp, town)? Hickory, Oakdale, North Fayette Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor George McComb
Comments:
Looking for info on George McComb(s) McKee and wife Julia Ann Musser McKee, both b. c. 1825/6, lived Washington Cty 1850 & 1860 (census). Their children: David Musser, George McComb, Nancy, and Ebenezer. George possibly son of David and Martha McComb(s) McKee; Martha probably daughter of George McComb.
 

Name: Janice Stevens <jannjim1@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-08-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Stankovics, Sepesky
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monesson
Earliest known Valley ancestor Michael and Julia Stankovics
Comments:
From Austria-Hungary
 

Name: Janice Stevens <jannjim1@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-08-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Bennett, Pearson, Cheek, Binkney
Where did they live (twp, town)? Elizabeth
Earliest known Valley ancestor Gersham Bennett
Comments:
Especially interested in the Bennett line
 

Name: terry clawson <claw@lenzlink.net>
Date: 2001-08-04
Your Mon Valley surnames clawson
Where did they live (twp, town)? blairsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor samuel
Comments:
family history
 

Name: Mary Ann Douglass Macek <punkeye@icubed.com>
Date: 2001-08-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Douglass and Pryddy
Where did they live (twp, town)? Blythedale and Sutersville
Earliest known Valley ancestor James Douglass and Mary Ann Pryddy(Mother was Sarah or Sadie)
Comments:
Am looking for my great-grandfather, James Douglass, from Blythedale. His son Charles (my grandfather) married Ethel Smart and lived in Sutersville. They had 2 girls and 4 sons - Mary, Ruth, Harry, Ronald, Russell, and Charles. Also looking for my great-grandmother, Mary Ann Pryddy, who married Nicholas Smart who was killed. She had Ethel and Arthur and Florence. She then married a man named Holmes.
 

Name: alyson coccari-longnecker <alysoncoccari@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-08-03
Your Mon Valley surnames coccari, fretz, jones, zundel
Where did they live (twp, town)? monessen
Earliest known Valley ancestor great-grandparents
Comments:
Nice little web-site you have here.
 

Name: Patricia Faieta <pfaieta@zoominternet.net>
Date: 2001-07-25
Your Mon Valley surnames Donaldson, Rahnke, Gollick, O'Neil, Giles, Abbott
Where did they live (twp, town)? Roscoe and Fayette City areas
Earliest known Valley ancestor Peter Donaldson, Druscilla Gollick, John O'Neil
Comments:
I am looking for information on any of the above families
 

Name: Richard Gamble <Gthebird@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-24
Your Mon Valley surnames Gamble
Where did they live (twp, town)? Elizabeth & Rostraver Twps
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel Gamble 1788
Comments:
looking where Samuel was earlier Maybe Aususta or Monongalia
 

Name: Richard Gamble <Gthebird@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-24
Your Mon Valley surnames Gamble
Where did they live (twp, town)? Elizabeth & Rostraver Twps
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel Gamble 1788
Comments:
looking where Samuel was earlier Maybe Aususta or Monongalia
 

Name: Paul W. Eberman < namrebe@home.com>
Date: 2001-07-17
Your Mon Valley surnames Eberman
Where did they live (twp, town)? Allegheny County Elizabeth
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jacob Eberman
Comments:
Jacob Eberman settled first in Westmoreland County in California. His son George was a ship builder with William McFall at California.
 

Name: Paul W. Eberman < namrebe@home.com>
Date: 2001-07-17
Your Mon Valley surnames Eberman
Where did they live (twp, town)? Allegheny County Elizabeth
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jacob Eberman
Comments:
Jacob Eberman settled first in Westmoreland County in California. His son George was a ship builder with William McFall at California.
 

Name: Thomas Crawford <masterplots01@home.com>
Date: 2001-07-16
Your Mon Valley surnames Crawford, Miller, Wolfe, Allen, Phillips, Biles,Riggs
Where did they live (twp, town)? Roscoe, Allenport
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Allen, Isaac Phillips, Melissa Biles, Syvilla Miller
Comments:
Keep up the good work. I grew up in Roscoe and Allenport, and had a pretty good historical background of the area. Most of it was word of mouth. I have learned a great deal from your site. I am into the history of the Mon-Valley and also my family geneology. Many times the two interlink. If there is any information that I can help you with, please feel free to contact me.
Thanks
Tom

 

Name: Allene Piercse-Avey <apierceavey@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-07-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Evans, Dean
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela City and Brownsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor Benjamin Thomas Evans, 1900
Comments:
Benjamin in my ggreat uncle; his oldest brother, James is my ggrandfather. Ben came over to this area probably around 1890 or so with his father James and mother Emlar. Benjamin shows up in the 1900 Census, age 25, for Brownsville. He married Ella Viola Dean, born in PA. James came over later with his English wife, Sarah, and firstborne sons. I think James came to this area to join his father and brothers, but I do not know that for a fact.
 

Name: Jack Gehringer <Jackmgwv@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Mendel
Where did they live (twp, town)? Allegany County1850
Earliest known Valley ancestor george mendel
Comments:
Trying to find my grandfather William Henry Mendel mto
 

Name: Terry Bungard <tbungard@potc.net>
Date: 2001-07-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Andrew Johnson, Jesse Stricklin Johnson, Jesse Stricklin, Lillian Shearer
Where did they live (twp, town)? Columbia, Normalville, Fayette Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Johnson, Jesse Stricklin
Comments:
Hello, any help researching these lines would be appreciated. Andrew Johnson, and I also show the name as Johnston, married to Nancy Catherine Stricklin.

Jesse Stricklin Johnson/Johnston, son of Andrew and Nancy above, born 19 Aug 1893 Normalville, PA was my grandfather, he was married to Ada Lenora Johnson, daughter of Jessy G. Johnson of Springfield, PA and Lillian Shearer.

Thanks!

 

Name: Fred McPeek <stringholder@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-29
Your Mon Valley surnames Jefferies, Jefferis, Jeffries, Cloud, Grant, Norris
Where did they live (twp, town)? Greene, Washington and Fayette Counties
Earliest known Valley ancestor Elias Jefferis, Joel Cloud, James Grant and mary Norris
Comments:
Looking for verification that Joseph Jefferis was the son of Elias Jefferis Sr. and Elizabeth Woodward.
Looking for verification that Joseph's wife Ann Cloud was the daughter of Joel Cloud and Susannah Carrington.
Looking for the marriage record of James Grant and Mary Norris as well as their ancestors.

 

Name: Carol Webb <CARLOU1225@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-25
Your Mon Valley surnames Rollison/Rollason/Rollinson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Carroll/New Eagle
Earliest known Valley ancestor Benjamin Rollison
Comments:
I am researching the Rollison family of Washington County. Benjamin and Ann Rollison..Children Benjamin, Enoch,John Amelia, Emily,Jacob and Isaac, about the 1850's/1860's.
Would like to hear from other Rollison researchers.
Thank you,
Carol Webb

 

Name: Sue <SuzMGatz@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-22
Your Mon Valley surnames Gatz
Where did they live (twp, town)? Carrick
Earliest known Valley ancestor August and Anna Marie Gatz
Comments:
I am looking for any information on my ancestors August and Anna Marie Gatz who came here from Germany sometime in the late 1800's. I believe they came with their 4 boys....Frank, John, August and Joseph. All I can determine at this point is that the boys were all born in Germany. And all that I can find is info on my branch of the family back thru Joseph to August.

Anyone with info, please email me.


 

Name: Betty McIntire Goodwin <blgoodwin@juno.com>
Date: 2001-06-19
Your Mon Valley surnames McIntire, Gue
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville and possibly Boston
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Mcintire in 1870's
Comments:
I am trying to find something about an area known as Serra. Was it a coal patch?
 

Name: Tracy Glover <glo15417@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-06-12
Your Mon Valley surnames Stringer, Sphar, McIlvaine, Teeters, Fox, Wood, Redd
Where did they live (twp, town)? Bentleyville, Roscoe, Peigon Creek, Ginger Hill
Earliest known Valley ancestor George McIlvaine
Comments:
Looking for any information on any of the families listed above.
 

Name: David Lee Brewer <bv-brew@stargate.net>
Date: 2001-06-07
Your Mon Valley surnames Brewer, Basits
Where did they live (twp, town)? Grindstone, Belle Vernon
Comments:
Great job on the site Mike. Been sitting here for two hours & enjoying every moment. Keep up the good work!
Dave

 

Name: Donna <Maloy>
Date: 2001-06-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Taylor, McIntyre
Where did they live (twp, town)? ,Elizabeth Brownsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor Richard Taylor To Elizabeth in 1836
Comments:
This website is fascinating
I don't have very much information on my family but this site might just fill in the blanks
Looking for Richard Taylor,had a dau. Martha Taylor Scott in Elizabeth
Also looking for Robert and Amanda McIntyre of Brownsville. Had a dau. Laura Belle. Snyder. They died in Brownsville.

 

Name: Debbie Meeks <djam53@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Spaugy
Where did they live (twp, town)? Wooddale, Fayette Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Spaugy ?1830's from Germany
Comments:
Searching for info on Spaugy family in Fayette Co.-William b.1841,d.1906 and his son Joseph, b.1868,d.1931. Both are buried in Greenlick Cemetary. Any additional info much appreciated.
Thank you for your time.

 

Name: Carol Wilson Farkas <all4blue@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-06-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Wilson, Peach, Valentine
Where did they live (twp, town)? Lock 4, Allenport, Elco
Earliest known Valley ancestor Robert G. Valentine
Comments:
I am interested in photos of Allenport as I grew up there (Allenport school, Vesta school). Also any information about my great great grandparents' homeplace in Elco (Woods Run) called "the orchard place" (Robert G. Valentine) EXCELLENT WEB SITE!!!
 

Name: Cindy Bush <cindylou7@webtv.net>
Date: 2001-05-26
Your Mon Valley surnames LYON(S),LOW(E),REPPARD, SISLEY
Where did they live (twp, town)? COOKTOWN, BELLE VERNON, BROWNSVILLE
Earliest known Valley ancestor ELNOR SISLEY LYON
Comments:
Looking for descendants of Robert Lyon, husband of Elnor/Eleanor Sisely and his place of burial.
 

Name: Marilyn Kochis Durbin <marilynd@freeze.com>
Date: 2001-05-24
Your Mon Valley surnames Kochis, Kocis, Kocsis, Kacvinsky, Janosick
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette Cty, Republic
Earliest known Valley ancestor Josef & Anna Kocis (Kochis, Kocsis)
Comments:
Grandfather, Josef Kocis (Kochis, Kocsis) born in or around the Village of Republic on 1/6/1882. m. Marie Kacvinsky in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Cty. on 5/28/1903. Parents Josef & Anna. Siblings Andrew, Michael & Mary. Mary may have married a Janosick.
 

Name: Becky <EnglandHunt@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-11
Your Mon Valley surnames Hunt
Where did they live (twp, town)? Green Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Freeman Hunt
Comments:
Great site, came across by accident.I have not searched everthing on your site, but here is what I am looking for.
Helen Hunt,maiden name unknown. Married to John Freeman Hunt. Helen must have died in childbirth or soon after in 1858. John soon left for WV and remarried in 1860. ANYthing
would be GREATLY appreciated. Becky

 

Name: Willa Parsons Griffin <rgriffin@ieway.com>
Date: 2001-05-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Joel C. Parsons and Caroline Joquin or Jackson Parsons
Where did they live (twp, town)? Perryopolis, Fayette county
Comments:
Joel C. and Caroline Joquin Parsons emigrated to Iowa in abt 1841. Their children were born in Wapello, Louisa county, IA. Then in 1880 Joel, his wife and 5 of their remaining 6 living children and their families emigrated back to PA. They settled between Brownsville and Pittsburgh, some in Swissvale. Joel and Caroline were living in Perryopolis when they died in 1885 and 1887 respectively. I have been unable to locate their graves. A daughter, Elenor G. Parsons married the Rev. Alexander Earl Husted. He was minister of the M. E. Church in Brownsville. Elenor and A.E. Husted are buried in Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh.
 

Name: Mary Lee Rutherford <marylee@qcol.net>
Date: 2001-05-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Neal/Neal, Worrell, Goddisart, Mills, Hammond, Flora, Gillespie and Acre
Where did they live (twp, town)? Belle Vernon, Pa.
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Henry Neal/Neil
Comments:
I am especially looking for information on the Neil's.
William Henry Neal md. Sara Elizabeth Worrell. Wm. may have had a brother named Ecce. Ecce had a daughter Anna who md. a John Mateka. Children of Wm. Henry Neil and Sara were:
Frederick Neil; Cora Belle Neil Mills; Clark Neil; Clarence Neil; Earl Neil; Lourena Neil Godissart; Charlie Neil; Edward Neil; Clyde Neil; Margaret Neil Acre and a possible Harry Neil.
Anyone with any information on the above may contact me at marylee@qcol.net
Thank You!
Mary Lee

 

Name: James Gaut <jimgaut@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-05-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Gaut
Where did they live (twp, town)? Sewickley Township. Guffey Station
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Gaut
Comments:
Another grateful reader, thanks.
John Gaut raised a family in Sewickley Twp. in late 18th century according to my aunts and Westmoreland co. history books. In 1785 in Nantmeal Twp.,Chester Co. John Gaut was a member of the local militia according to the Penna. archives.I sure would like to connect the two facts.
Thanks again.

 

Name: Norma R. McDonald <normarmcd@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-04-24
Your Mon Valley surnames Welser, Booth, Campbell,Wilson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville, Belle Vernon, Mon Valley
Earliest known Valley ancestor Christ Welser l863-65
Comments:
Christ Welser died in Brownsville between 1863-65. We have never been able to find date of death or place of interment. Would appreciate this and other news of surnames given. Thanks. Very nice and informative site.
Norma R. McDonald

 

Name: Albert Jervinsky <aljervinsky@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-04-23
Your Mon Valley surnames Jervinsky and Franyovich
Where did they live (twp, town)? Edenborn and Palmer
Comments:
Grandfather had a farm at the top of the hill in Edenborn.
 

Name: Betty Dudley <BJBDUDLEY@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Ezekial Johnston
Comments:
It's ben passed by word ofmouth that Ezekial Johnston owned land in Yohogania County. The county had a short life due to land questions between Penn and Va. Would like any help on how to find this. Betty
 

Name: Bob Sistek <jbsistek@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-12
Your Mon Valley surnames Sistek, Wesley, Smola, Best, Veverka, Vevenka, Smetak
Where did they live (twp, town)? Irwin, Fairmont, Hahntown
Earliest known Valley ancestor Charles B. Sistek and wife Anna Sistek
Comments:
Always searching for info on family surnames listed. Charles died in 1947. He retired from township road department.
 

Name: Laraine <brendasue@pathway.net>
Date: 2001-04-08
Your Mon Valley surnames FLOYD, Thomas Jefferson and Melissa Viola Hartford (Harford)
Where did they live (twp, town)? Beallsville
Comments:
Searching for parents of Thomas Jefferson FLOYD, born Dec 31, 1845. Thomas married Melissa Viola Hartford (Harford) on Jul 26, 1868 in Centerville (Washington Co) PA. Thomas was my great-grandfather. Have no info whatsoever about his parents or earlier. All info would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Rodney D Fair <rdfair@attglobal.net>
Date: 2001-04-02
Your Mon Valley surnames Smock
Where did they live (twp, town)? Belle Vernon
Earliest known Valley ancestor Barnet Smock
Comments:
Would appreciate any imput on the SMOCK family.
 

Name: Norma R. McDonald <normarmcd@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-03-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Welser, Booth,Walter
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville, Belle Vernon
Earliest known Valley ancestor Christopher Welser 1861-1865
Comments:
Need information on these surnames from Brownsville and
Belle Vernon.

 

Name: Marvin L. Scales <Marvson@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-28
Your Mon Valley surnames Walter A. Scales and Elizabeth Brown Scales
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monessen
Earliest known Valley ancestor Walter
Comments:
Walter Scales of Monessen married Elizabeth Brown of Webster, they settled in Monessen. Walter's older brother George settled over around suterville and mustard hollow. Little of the family is known, there were two more brothers and a sister, Mary, Alfred, and Annis. There father and mother Joseph Scales(1828) and Ann Clarey Scales migrated from Brawnsley, England. Anyone knowing the Scales family in southwestern Pa (Mon Valley, Suterville, or Mustard Hollow) please contact: Marvin Scales at marvson@aol.com.
Thank you.

 

Name: Nancy A. Bucanelli <nnokids48@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-27
Your Mon Valley surnames Deck/Steffey/Gardner/Johns
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette City ?
Earliest known Valley ancestor Roy Alexander Deck
Comments:
I am just trying to find ancestors now .
 

Name: Mimi Strauss-Curtis <cm.curtis@gateway.net>
Date: 2001-03-23
Your Mon Valley surnames STRAUSS, NUSSER, SHOEMAKER, McGEE,
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monessen, West Newton (twp unknown)
Earliest known Valley ancestor Frank & Julia Strauss
Comments:
Seeking info on grandparents: Frank STRAUSS & Julia (NUSSER)
STRAUSS. Came from Munkacs, Austria-Hungary with son Anthony (born 1912). Daughters born in USA: Julia m. Joe SHOEMAKER, Anna m. Ken McGEE, Elizabeth m. "Do" ROTONDO. Eliz. moved to Akron,Ohio, rest stayed in Monessen. Grandma Julia had NUSSER cousins in West Newton area. Looking for death dates and cemetery location for Frank & Julia, any info on Frank (not on SSDI, etc.)or current location of Anna and Julia's families. Frank ran or worked at Hungarian club in Monessen in earlier days.

 

Name: Charles Schue <cschue@accessatc.net>
Date: 2001-03-12
Your Mon Valley surnames Schue, Shue, Leiper, Leeper, Floro
Where did they live (twp, town)? Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Cty
Earliest known Valley ancestor Charles Leeper
Comments:
I have a lot of history regarding early Rostraver Twp.on hand which I inherited from my father. I am trying to research my mothers family (Floro) who immigrated from Italy to Van Meter on the Youghiogheny in the 1880's-90's.
"MY" history starts in 1929 to present. I now live in South Georgia.

 

Name: Karen Shawl-Stegen <hyperone@chaffee.net>
Date: 2001-03-06
Your Mon Valley surnames GALLAGHER;NEHLS;WALTERS;MATTERN;HARKINS;BACSO;MESZAR
Where did they live (twp, town)? Uniontown;McKeesport
Earliest known Valley ancestor abt 1880
Comments:
I am descended from Frank Charles WALTERS and Florence Louella MATTERN WALTERS. By 1890, they were raising their family near McKeesport,Allegheny Co. Their daughter, Florence Beatrice WALTERS married Franklin Harold GALLAGHER from Uniontown, Fayette Co. His parents were Edward E and Agusta NEHLS GALLAGHER. Any help appreciated.
 

Name: Nancy Ferree Johnson <nawjohn@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-22
Your Mon Valley surnames Ferree, Fleming, Makepeace, Walton, Greaves, Braithwood
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette City, Dunbar, Monongahela
Comments:
Been researching above mentioned surnames for several years. Willing to share information. Research right now centered on my grandmother, Florence Fleming Ferree, her daughter Gladys and Gladys' son, but would like to hear from anyone who is familiar with any of my family names.
 

Name: Marjorie M. Matzen <adeline57@home.com>
Date: 2001-02-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Duvall
Where did they live (twp, town)? East Pike Run
Comments:
I am new to this mailing list. I found a group of Duvalls in the census. Is East Pike Run in Greene Co. I am alittle confused about the geography of Mon Valley. Does anyone know anything about the Duvalls? I am looking for Leah Duvall's parents. Leah was b. in 1796, m. Gideon Driver and they lived in Belmont Co.,OH in their early years of marriage, but moved to Greene Co., in 1842. They are buried in Spragg II cemetery. I thought perhaps she could be a sister of Alexander. One of Leah's daughters named her son Alexander. Marjore M. Matzen
 

Name: Harvey R. Tate <htaterbug@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Adamson, Lettrick, Tate, Williams
Where did they live (twp, town)? California, Uniontown
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Tate (17**-1799) Fayette Co.?
Comments:
Looking for local history. Writting a novel about the area along the Monongahela River.Civil War to 1925
 

Name: Daryl Holmes <darylyh@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-02-19
Your Mon Valley surnames WELLS, MARSHALL
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongalia, Mongahela?
Earliest known Valley ancestor James and Catherine WELLS
Comments:
William L(egrand?) Wells gives conflicting info. on his place of origin - PA, VA, (later WV), and his mom said MD. Given the changing borders around the valley, I think I should be looking here.
 

Name: JANE "HULL" MUNOZ <jamo66@jps.net>
Date: 2001-02-16
Your Mon Valley surnames DOMBROWSKY
Where did they live (twp, town)? MONONGAHELA , PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor JOHN DOMBROWSKY/MARY BOOTH
Comments:
I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION PRIOR TO 1900
 

Name: Jacque Trulson <Trulson2@netscape.net>
Date: 2001-02-12
Your Mon Valley surnames John Huston & John Hollcroft
Where did they live (twp, town)? Union Twp. Washington county
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Hollcroft (late 1700)
Comments:
I am looking for information on John Huston born 1802 and the cemetery records for Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church Graveyard.
 

Name: Jacque Trulson <Trulson2>
Date: 2001-02-12
Your Mon Valley surnames John Huston & John Hollcroft
Where did they live (twp, town)? Union Twp. Washington county
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Hollcroft (late 1700)
Comments:
I am looking for information on John Huston born 1802 and the cemetery records for Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church Graveyard.
 

Name: John S. Blobner <jblob460@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Blobner, Koffler, Hogan,
Where did they live (twp, town)? Belle Vernon, Scott Haven, West Newton
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1932
Comments:
New to the Guestbook. Formally lived in Belle Vernon. Born in Finleyville.
 

Name: Judy Hall <llah@ncweb.com>
Date: 2001-02-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Cheesebrough, Hewing, McGillvray
Where did they live (twp, town)? Avella, Monesson, Donora
Earliest known Valley ancestor Charles Cheesebrough
Comments:
Looking for any information on my great-grandparents, Charles Carey Cheesebrough and his wife, Nellie Hewing Cheesebrough. Their children were Ross, Dell, James (my grandfather), Mary, Martha, Virginia, Nancy, Gordon. They would have lived in Avella late 1890's - 1950.
Also looking for information on my maternal great-grandparents, Neil McGillvray and his wife, Ella Holdridge McGillvray. Their children were Ethel and Mildred. They lived in Donora and eventually Monesson. Neil McGillvray caught pneumonia watching the Monesson High School burn down and died from that. They lived on Reed Ave. in Monesson.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

 

Name: Sherry <Davis>
Date: 2001-01-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Donaldson
Where did they live (twp, town)? ?
Comments:
My husbands grandmother was Maud Ellen Donaldson. She died in Oregon City Oregon in 1956. She was married to George Albert Davis. He knows very little about her family history. He knows they lived in Missouri and his father George Wesley Davis was born in 1902 in Galena, Kansas. He said his Grandpa worked in the coal mines and were of Welch decent.
I would love to know more about the Maud Davis that is the daughter of "Big Jim" Donaldson and if this could possibly be our Maud Donaldson Davis.
Thank you very much,
Sherry Davis

 

Name: Kenneth B.Lauth <kblauth@home.com>
Date: 2001-01-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Lauth
Where did they live (twp, town)? Lower St. Clair
Earliest known Valley ancestor Bernard Lauth and Frank Laud
Comments:
No comments now. Will have some later.
 

Name: Tammy Ross <strawberry_99@netzero.net>
Date: 2001-01-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Dugan
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville, Shoaf
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel Dugan
Comments:
My Great grandmother Emma I believe was born in Brownsville, and her mother Bertha Dugan was born in Shoaf. Bertha also died in Brownsville hospital. Berthas father is Samuel Dugan.
 

Name: Mary Walbridge Patton <rxmom@prodigy.net>
Date: 2001-01-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Patton, Traeger, Walter, Hamilton
Where did they live (twp, town)? Webster, McKeesport
Comments:
I am new to this page and to the research end of my husbands family. Any help with the above families would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
 

Name: David Lepo <dlepo@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-01-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Lepo (Liposcak); Malinac
Where did they live (twp, town)? Cokeburg
Earliest known Valley ancestor Katherine Malinac Liposcak Cigole
Comments:
Looking for family roots.
 

Name: Bonnie Fretwell <two.frets@gateway.net>
Date: 2000-12-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Post, Gray, Reiner, Elliot
Where did they live (twp, town)? New Salem, Uniontown, ??
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jonathan Gray
Comments:
Searching for a connection between Jacob Post (a doctor in Uniontown around 1850) and Ephriam Post from Washington, PA. Jacob married Phoebe Jane Gray, daughter of Jonathan Gray and Hannah Reiner.














 

Name: David Morris <davidmorris@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2000-12-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Morris,Jansante
Where did they live (twp, town)? Bentleyville,Ellsworth,Marianna,Beallsville
Earliest known Valley ancestor Germanio Jansante and Pete Morris
Comments:
Would like to find out Pete Morris' information. His son was Floyd Morris "Slick" and another son was Sam Morris of Ellsworth.I beleive there was also a sister named Sally Morris. Pete may have migrated from Russia, maybe under a different last name that was changed to Morris.
 

Name: Mark S. Lambiotte <gordo180@hotmail.com>
Date: 2000-12-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Joseph Charles Lambiotte
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charleroi
Comments:
Charleroi, Pa. has a sister city in Belgium. There is a
Charleroi, Belgium. I believe my greatgrandfather came
to Charleroi, Pa. from Belgium and worked in a glass factory
as a glass blower. Any information you have would be helpful
to me. Thanks a lot. Sincerely, Mark S. Lambiotte
my relation did not stay long and moved on to Indiana. . .

 

Name: John J. Jobes <jobesjjj@innernet.net>
Date: 2000-12-19
Your Mon Valley surnames JOBS/JOBES/WILLIAMS
Where did they live (twp, town)? Saltlick, Greenfield Boro, Franklin, Jefferson
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel Jobs/Jobes
Comments:
Also searching for vitals on Charles S. Jobes (m: Elizabeth Jane Brennan). They resided in Pittsburgh (Mt. Oliver), Pa. at time of death; had 5 children: Eldest daughter name unk died at young age, Charles R., Robert E., Albert R., Clara-Mae.

BTW - - Web site is great!!!!

 

Name: Nancy Ott <NancyLOtt@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Stevens
Where did they live (twp, town)? unknown
Comments:
Looking for info on Alberta Ann Stevens, born circa 1930.
 

Name: Jeanne Yoakam <yoak@on-ramp.net>
Date: 2000-12-13
Your Mon Valley surnames Castner, Lemon, Pyers, Young
Where did they live (twp, town)? 1780-1800
Earliest known Valley ancestor George Castner
Comments:
Looking for connections to these family names--George Castner descendants, plus Lemon, Pyers, Young whose ancestors moved on to Ohio in the early 1800's.
 

Name: Marian L. Pro-Bonacci <marianb@home.com>
Date: 2000-12-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Pro, Levy, Brant, Garrett, Bonacci, Carrara,
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charlkeroi, Belle Vernon, North Charleroi, Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor James Levy Sr.
Comments:
James Levy Sr. was born in Austria in 1861. He died in Twilight Boro in 1933.
 

Name: Peter Billek <PetrikB@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Billek
Where did they live (twp, town)? New Geneva Nicholson Tws
Earliest known Valley ancestor !918
Comments:
The Mon valley dosen't cover my home town of New Geneva, but maybe someone might see my message . I was born there and be nice to hear from my home town. My parents had a general store which down in 1931
 

Name: Harriett Worrell <worrell@socket.net>
Date: 2000-12-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Worrell,Donaldson,Jackman,Chester
Where did they live (twp, town)? East Pike run,Belle Vernon,Other Towns also
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Worrell
Comments:
I would like to find any info on the folks as they are my brick wall. I have checked Washington Co. with no luck.
 

Name: Karen Myers <kmyers1624@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-02
Your Mon Valley surnames Aitken, Aiken, Kuhn, Pidanich
Where did they live (twp, town)? Belle Vernon, Monessen
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1870
Comments:
I am looking for descendents of Joseph and Eliza SHIELDS AITKEN who came from England. I am also looking for descendents of Johan George and Mary BRESTLE KUHN who came from Germany. Finally descendents of George and Anna BAVLOVICH PIDANICH who came from Austria/Hungary
 

Name: Leslie Wright Bagwell <lwbag@gate.net>
Date: 2000-12-01
Your Mon Valley surnames Conwell, Ewing, Wilson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Luzerne Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jehu Conwell
Comments:
Thanks for the great work on this site
 

Name: Angela Toth <ajtmomof2@aol.com>
Date: 2000-11-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Toth, Vadella
Where did they live (twp, town)? Belle Vernon, Fayette City
Earliest known Valley ancestor ??
Comments:
Would like to be in touch with anyone in the family or anyone how knows my family. There's lots of us out there, and I've lost touch with most of you. Angela Toth, daughter of Louis R. Toth, granddaughter of John and Cora Toth
 

Name: Jane Breuer <Biljan7115W@aol.com>
Date: 2000-11-12
Your Mon Valley surnames Thomas Downey
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvanis
Earliest known Valley ancestor Thomas Downey
Comments:
Trying to locate information concerning the Downey Family of Brownsville, Penna. Time frame early 1800's. About 1830-50 the family moved to Westernport, Maryland. Originally the family came from Baltimore County, Maryland..
Thank you.....

 

Name: Betseylee Browning <dbrown@webpipe.net>
Date: 2000-11-12
Your Mon Valley surnames Stanford, Wanger
Where did they live (twp, town)? Pottstown,Montgomery, PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor Joseph
Comments:
William B. STANFORD born 1 Feb 1826 in Reading, Berks, PA. He married Rebecca WANGER 21 Jan 1851 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. Rebecca was born 26 Aug 1830 in PA. They had three children: Clarence born 1853 in PA died 1861, William M. born 23 Aug 1854 in PA and Annie Laura born 11 Jun 1860 probably in Pottstown. William B. died 17 Sep 1904 in Pottstown. Rebecca died 1 Nov 1911. William B. married Mary E. Miller 22 Jan 1880. Annie married James H. Hilton abt 1883. I also have record of William and Annie's children. I am willing to share all the info I have.
 

Name: Nora Hostutler <cricket1992000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-11-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Hostetler-Hostutler Gibbons
Where did they live (twp, town)? Greene Co-Fayette
Earliest known Valley ancestor ABT 1800
Comments:
Am searching for any information on Daniel Hostetler(various spellings) and Rhoda Gibbons and their children.
Also Daniel Hostetler and Mary Gibbons. Any Hostutler information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

 

Name: Jan Chico <ozarc3@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-10-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Csako/Chico
Where did they live (twp, town)? Rostraver,Charleroi and Donora
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Csako
Comments:
Hungarian immigrants employed in coalmines initially in Fayette County. Also employed later at Nail Mill in Donora for United Steel. GreatGrandfather owned gas station later in life called 'Roundstone' somewhere between Perry and Rostraver township. I have numerous old photos of this unique round stone structure that had a Texaco and Amaco pump. I have been searching unsuccessfully for coalmines near Charleroi where relatives were employed as Machinists. Can you help?
 

Name: Nancy M(yler) Goodwin <pianoteacher3@juno.com>
Date: 2000-10-30
Your Mon Valley surnames HARRISON, MUSE, GROVE,
Where did they live (twp, town)? Allegheny, McKeesport
Earliest known Valley ancestor Fauntley Muse
Comments:
Looking for the family of James Harrison (1765-18??) who moved with his wife Jane (Jennie) Bell (1768-19??) from KY to PA in the very late 1700's, settling in the McKeesport area. His first son was WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, 1788-bef. 1850, (NOT the president!), who married Betsey (Eliz.) Grove (1768-1870). I am searching for a list of their children. Any suggestions as to where this list might be found would be appreciated!
 

Name: Kirk Rhome <KRhome@aol.com>
Date: 2000-10-29
Your Mon Valley surnames Rhome
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monessen
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1946
Comments:
Interesting page. I left Monessen in 1969 to join U S Navy till 1973,and was stationed in Pensacola Florida where my wife Shirley (Ravenscraft)formerly of Ohiopyle, Pa, and I currently live. My father was Denver Rhome and my brother is David Rhome, owner of Rhome Funeral Home in Monessen.
 

Name: Jerry Moomey <moomey@cmn.net>
Date: 2000-10-24
Your Mon Valley surnames Wade-Potts/Patts
Where did they live (twp, town)? Green Co.Pa.-Monogalia Co. Va.
Earliest known Valley ancestor George/Ann Wade
Comments:
Would like to find the place of marriage of John Wade to Nancy Potts/Patts and her parents names,etc. Also looking for information on their son Richard,born 1796 in Monogolia Co. Va. and said to have married a cousin, Belinda. the family of John/Ann moved to Ohio abt. 1830.george Wade the father of John lived in Green Co. Pa. in we beleive a town called Wadesville or Boydstown.Any information along thes lines would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Jerry
 

Name: Maggie Boradori <Jubilee24@proaxis.com>
Date: 2000-10-23
Your Mon Valley surnames Tempest, McGowan, Watson
Where did they live (twp, town)? McKeesport, Monongehela
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1882
Comments:
I am looking for information on "Tempest Firebrick, Ltd." that was in Mckeesport in 1897 with plants in Gallatin. John Tempest was the owner with his wife Esther (Dobson) both from Co. Durham, England. Their daughter Esther Tempest married Samuel McGowan from PA., b. 22 August 1870, his mother was Sarah Watson and his father "Tony" McGowan. Any information appreciated, Maggie Boradori jubilee24 @ proaxis.com
 

Name: Diane Ethridge <deae@lcc.net>
Date: 2000-10-07
Your Mon Valley surnames McClain, VanEman, Arbuckle
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington & Mifflin Cos
Earliest known Valley ancestor John McClain, Hugh S VanEman, Ross Arbuckle
Comments:
Any help and/or clues appreciated. Thank you.
 

Name: Nancy Schleich <schleich.1@osu.edu>
Date: 2000-10-06
Your Mon Valley surnames DICKEY, CRISS, HILAND, CRAFT/GRAFT
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington Co, Fayette Co
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Hiland b.1795 Fayette County
Comments:
HILAND/HIGHLAND, William b. 1795 Washington Co Pa>Meigs Co Ohio~1833. Married Mary DICKEY b. 2 Aug 1831 Washington (or Beaver)Co. Pa. Mary's parents: Richard DICKEY b. 1806 Washington Co Pa> Harrison Twp.Gallia Co. Oh ~1832 and Rebecca CRISS b. 1807 Washington Co. Pa. Any info on these folks greatly appreciated. I have descendant info on these families to share if interested.
 

Name: Nancy Schleich <schleich.1@osu.edu>
Date: 2000-10-06
Your Mon Valley surnames DICKEY, CRISS, HILAND, CRAFT/GRAFT
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington Co, Fayette Co
Earliest known Valley ancestor William Hiland b.1795 Fayette County
Comments:
HILAND, William b. 1795 Washington Co Pa>Meigs Co Ohio~1833. Married Mary DICKEY b. 2 Aug 1831 Washington (or Beaver)Co. Pa. Mary's parents: Richard DICKEY b. 1806 Washington Co Pa> Harrison Twp.Gallia Co. Oh ~1832 and Rebecca CRISS b. 1807 Washington Co. Pa. Any info on these folks greatly appreciated. I have descendant info on these families to share if interested.
 

Name: Bobsey Franks <Bobzlar@aol.com>
Date: 2000-10-01
Your Mon Valley surnames Aultman/Altman
Where did they live (twp, town)? ?/ Allegheny Co
Earliest known Valley ancestor Mathias Aultman, d1892
Comments:
Am interested in finding parents of Mathias Aultman, my greatgrandfather. He was a riverboat pilot and born in Port Perry, PA
 

Name: Dianne L Springer-Fulton <dfulton@hmcltd.net>
Date: 2000-09-28
Your Mon Valley surnames PARRAMORE, RALPH
Where did they live (twp, town)? Strabane Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor ?
Comments:
Loved your site!
 

Name: Barbara Bowman <Honeybrowneyes59@aol.com>
Date: 2000-09-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Trosky,Picklo,Crevar
Where did they live (twp, town)? Perryopolis
Earliest known Valley ancestor Elizabeth Crevar Birth 1908, Death 1990
Comments:
I'm new at looking into my family tree! Any help would be great! My Grandmothers birth name was Picklo,She was married to my Grandfather Stanley Trosky who died in 1947. Then married Steve Crevar.Thank You! Barb
 

Name: Dixie Richardson <RBRICKROOM@aol.com>
Date: 2000-09-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Swaggerty, Greenwood
Where did they live (twp, town)? unknown
Earliest known Valley ancestor Fredrick Swaggerty l749
Comments:

Fredrick Swaggerty (Schweickart or variant) and
Philip Greenwood (Grunewald or variant) were two
of my several Pennsylvania ancestors. Both migrated
toward Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky.

 

Name: Jeff DeVore <jdevore@prodigy.net>
Date: 2000-09-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Devore
Where did they live (twp, town)? Perryopolis?
Earliest known Valley ancestor John and Mary Catlett Devore
Comments:
This family was in Fayette Cty. around 1820, having come from Hampshire Cty., Va. By 1828 they had moved to Eastern Ohio. They had sons John Jr., Samuel, Caleb and Elisha. I would like to discover more about their time in this area.
 

Name: Philip Booth <Peteaux@CoreComm.net>
Date: 2000-08-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Booth, Whiting
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville, Fayette city
Earliest known Valley ancestor George Whiting
Comments:
I am trying to find as much information for my BOOTH lines as possible. The Whiting line is finished and complete.
 

Name: Jeff Haberman <oiptoner@alltel.net>
Date: 2000-08-29
Your Mon Valley surnames Haberman, Dierstein
Where did they live (twp, town)? Mifflin, Duquesne, McKeesport
Earliest known Valley ancestor Peter Haberman
Comments:
Very appreciative of the work Dick Backus has done.
 

Name: Teresa Geiger <mariakhristina@juno.com>
Date: 2000-08-27
Your Mon Valley surnames Wisser, Kohl, Erdhardt, Metzler
Where did they live (twp, town)? Dravosburg
Earliest known Valley ancestor Katherine Kohl Erdhardt
Comments:
This has been a great place to find my Kohl and Wisser ancestors. Thanks to the article on St. John's in Dravosburg, I was able to find out what church they belong to. Now I just have to sort all of the Wisser and Kohls out. I would be interested in hearing from anyone research these families too.
 

Name: laura gatto <gattoart@aol.com>
Date: 2000-08-25
Your Mon Valley surnames DESSENT
Where did they live (twp, town)? Belle Vernon , Westmoreland , New Eagle & Washington
Earliest known Valley ancestor Joseph Francis Dessent & Blanche Dessent
Comments:
Looking for any DESSENT family members in this county. I have very little to go on. thank you for your time
 

Name: Priscilla Davis Webb <b1d2grammy@aol.com>
Date: 2000-08-23
Your Mon Valley surnames Devore Lessig Waugh Martin Davis Morris Hohn
Where did they live (twp, town)? Nottingham twp, Union twp, Finleyville, Peters Twp, Monongahela?
Earliest known Valley ancestor James Devore
Comments:
Looking for information on Mary Jane Hohn who married Joseph Franklin Lessig in 1868. She was from the Shire Oaks area of Union twp.
 

Name: Anita Pottgeiser <Bgarington@webtv.net>
Date: 2000-08-18
Your Mon Valley surnames Pottgeiser
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charlero
Comments:
help
 

Name: Genienne Mostert <genienne@altavista.com>
Date: 2000-08-11
Your Mon Valley surnames teets, brook, clendenon, perez
Where did they live (twp, town)? donora
Comments:
Moved out of the Mon Valley Area in 84. Interesting site. Look forward to additional information. Hopefully providing some of our own.
 

Name: elaine gregersen <welaine@home.com>
Date: 2000-08-03
Your Mon Valley surnames BEETHER-nahas
Where did they live (twp, town)? monessen
Comments:
looking for information on my grandfather Abraham beether and his wife.
 

Name: Maggie Borador <jubilee24@proaxis.com>
Date: 2000-07-28
Your Mon Valley surnames Tempest
Where did they live (twp, town)? McKeesport & Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1860's
Comments:
I am looking for information on the Tempest firebrick brick yard that was in McKeesport in 1903. I am not sure of the mans first name yet, the wife was Esther Tempest(maiden Deobson from Durham, England). The brick business continued until 1930 with offices in Pittsburg and Galatin. There are still some Tempest in the area but I haven't gotten the lines to our connections yet. I welcome all input. Thanks, Maggie
 

Name: Traci Kemerer <csr1@qbrand.com>
Date: 2000-07-27
Your Mon Valley surnames Radosh, Burke
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monessen, Belle Vernon
Comments:
This is a great site.
 

Name: Jane Morrison Davidson <janemd@landmarknet.net>
Date: 2000-07-22
Your Mon Valley surnames Borland
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor Moses Borland
Comments:
Would like to hear from anyone who has any info about the Borland family in Monongahela. They used to have a dry goods store and also a shoe store. My mom was Jane McCoy Borland,one of 4 of Charles Borland's children. His wife was Elsie Mccoy. His father was Mark, and his grandfather was Moses.
 

Name: Imogene Sawvell Davis <imogene@greencis.net>
Date: 2000-07-18
Your Mon Valley surnames Hazelbaker/Shively/Spar or Sphar/Jackman/Plug or Pluck
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington County
Earliest known Valley ancestor Peter Hazelbaker - Daniel Shively
Comments:
Compiling descendants of Peter Hazelbaker and wife Elizabeth Shively who were in Washington County prior to 1800. Shively surnames include Spar/Sphar; Jackman; Plug or Pluck.
 

Name: Dick Backus <backus2@aol.com>
Date: 2000-07-02
Your Mon Valley surnames GROSS, O'TOOLE, (WEISSGER, WEITZGER ?)
Where did they live (twp, town)? Mckeesport
Earliest known Valley ancestor Edward O'TOOLE
Comments:
Great site. I enjoy it and hope to contribute something.
 

Name: Mildred A. Antal <mantal9099@aol.com>
Date: 2000-06-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Beveridge, Blakey, Fowkes
Where did they live (twp, town)? East Pike Twp.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Blakey
Comments:
Enjoy some of the articles found here. Found uncles serving in World War 1
 

Name: Ethel Rybarczyk <erczyk@centuryinter.net>
Date: 2000-06-28
Your Mon Valley surnames BEST
Where did they live (twp, town)? Fayette County
Earliest known Valley ancestor Thomas E. Best
Comments:
Thomas E. Best married c1790 Westmorland County, believed to be in Fayette. Married Eleanor McClairity, dau of John and Nancy___McClairity. Need any information.
 

Name: Joy Daugherty Geer <sixgeers@aol.com>
Date: 2000-06-24
Your Mon Valley surnames daugherty, Rogers Clark
Where did they live (twp, town)? Carmichael, Greene County
Earliest known Valley ancestor Joseph Daugherty
Comments:
I am looking for any information on Joseph Daugherty born about 1809. Father of five children. George Washinton Daugherty, the eldest son served in the 22 Pa during the Civil War. Was a Mason and member of the GAR. Military records spell daugherty with an "o" One daughter married a photographer named Rogers.
 

Name: Norma Mountain Haywood <norma1999423@cs.com>
Date: 2000-06-23
Your Mon Valley surnames Mountain, McDonald, Spencer, Castor, Bistle
Where did they live (twp, town)? Courtney, Elkhorn, Pleasantview
Earliest known Valley ancestor George William Mountain(b 1866)
Comments:
Searching for information on George William Mountain married Catherine Kadean Spencer, John Gordon McDonald married Jeannette Tennock, Benjamin Bistle married Eliza Catherine Castor. Will be happy to trade information on the above and their siblings and descendents. Norma
 

Name: Janet Gillman <janetg@lcp2.net>
Date: 2000-06-21
Your Mon Valley surnames BALL, BAILEY
Where did they live (twp, town)? Jefferson (?) Twp, Fayette Co
Earliest known Valley ancestor William E. BALL, Jr.
Comments:
Am searching for info on Rev. William E. BALL, Jr. who was a circuit rider for the Methodist Church. Came from England to Fayette Co. in early 1800s, before 1817. Came from a long line of ministers in family. Wife's name Margaret or possibly Anne. Children were Samuel (m. Sarah BAILEY), Elizabeth, John Miles, William E., Mary, Samaria Jane and Margaret. Moved on to Meigs Co, OH about 1840. ANY info appreciated. Thanks!!
 

Name: Joan L. Hayes <LOSOSOSL71@aol.com>
Date: 2000-06-10
Your Mon Valley surnames BOOKHAMER, ZIMMERMAN,FULTON
Where did they live (twp, town)? Beford & Blair Cos.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Jacob Bookhamer
Comments:
Jacob Bookhamer died @1850, his wife is buried in Martinsburg, Pa.
 

Name: Comella L Donaldson <stardia@aol.com>
Date: 2000-05-23
Your Mon Valley surnames Donaldson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Alabama
Earliest known Valley ancestor Donaldson
Comments:
Looking for ancestors.
 

Name: Kenneth E. Rishert <rishroost@wctel.net>
Date: 2000-05-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Rishert and Miller
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor William M. Miller
Comments:
Just getting started on tracing the Miller history. My grandfather was a Justice of the Peace and lived out Park Avenue just a short way past the old race track. Sure was glad when I came across this web site.
 

Name: Katy Blair <crazy1@texoma.net>
Date: 2000-05-08
Your Mon Valley surnames Herbster, Beazell,
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela, Charleroi
Comments:
Catherine HERBSTER married George Linn BEAZELL were married 10/13/1900 in Charleroi by Rev. I.N. Frye. They had two sons, Harold Rhinehart Beazell and Lester West Beazell. Looking for ancestors of Catherine Herbster and date of death and place of death of George Linn Beazell. Thanks, Katy
 

Name: Sarah Rossing <rossingSL@aol.com>
Date: 2000-05-02
Your Mon Valley surnames Anderson, Fell, Longanecker, Hockenbury
Where did they live (twp, town)? Rostraver Twp., West Newton, Westmoreland Co., PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor Ephraim Anderson (1815-1897) and Charlotte Fell
Comments:
Are you in this ANDERSON/FELL line?
 

Name: TINA STIMMEL <deerjon@loganrec.com>
Date: 2000-05-02
Your Mon Valley surnames STIMMEL (STIMMELL)
Comments:
LOOKING FOR RECORDS ON GEORGE F STIMMEL OR HIS PARENTS BORN IN PA 4/12/1832 DIED IN OHIO ON 1/1/1903.
 

Name: Katherine Edwards Art <kate194@earthlink.net>
Date: 2000-04-30
Your Mon Valley surnames Gosling/Goslin/Goslin/Hagen
Where did they live (twp, town)? Bridgeport/Brownsville, Luzurne, Jefferson
Earliest known Valley ancestor Mary Gosling 1810
Comments:
It's a great addition to the sites in that area.
 

Name: Nancy Watson <hughw@bellatlantic.net>
Date: 2000-04-30
Your Mon Valley surnames CHESTER
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington/Rostraver/Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor Lewis Chester
Comments:
Lewis Chester b. Abt. 1828 m. Susanna Rhoderick August 23, 1847 Washington Co. Children: Martha Jane b. June 24, 1849 (Monongahela), Anne 1850, Kate 1852, William 1854, Mary 1856, Marandrew (sp?) 1858, Florence June 1860.
 

Name: Bobbi Robert <brobert@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2000-04-29
Your Mon Valley surnames Carlysle, Hurst
Where did they live (twp, town)? Brownsville Borough
Earliest known Valley ancestor Wilson Whitaker Carlysle b. 1860
Comments:
I have some information on the Carlysle family from the 1900 Federal Census. Am looking for earlier information and insight on where to look for information when I visit the area myself in July of 2000.
 

Name: Linda Danik <ldmooseage@uswest.net>
Date: 2000-04-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Danik, Lazor
Where did they live (twp, town)? Donora, California, Daisytown
Earliest known Valley ancestor DAnik , 1910
Comments:
I am trying to locate where the marriage records would be in order to find the name the John Danik's home town or villege in the Austrian Hungarian Empire before he migrated.
Any suggestions of where to look, for these marriage records would be appreciated.

 

Name: Virginia Reker <VirginiaRR@aol.com>
Date: 2000-04-03
Your Mon Valley surnames Anders, Gardner, Brown, Kerin
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monogahela (Dry Run, Chess St. & Lucetta Dr)
Earliest known Valley ancestor Abraham Gardner
Comments:
My grandparents Abraham Armel Gardner and Roselia Ida Brown Gardner lived in Monongahela down on Dry Run along with my great grandparents Charles Sesserote Brown and Roselia Ida Kerin Brown. My mother was born in Monongahela Dorothy Virginia Gardner. When my mother was around 7 years old her parents left for Ohio. She stayed with my great grandparents alittle while before going onto Ohio.
 

Name: Amy Wolfe <amy@libcom.com>
Date: 2000-03-26
Your Mon Valley surnames Balliard, Carter
Where did they live (twp, town)? Ginger Hill, Monongahela, Finleyville,Gastonville
Comments:
Great page! Thanks for putting this informational opportunity online.
 

Name: Paula Kangas <115491@aol.com>
Date: 2000-03-26
Your Mon Valley surnames Miller, Courtney, Mudrie, Krall,Goran,
Where did they live (twp, town)? Dunbar
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Courtney, Lucy Goran Miller, Murphy Miller
Comments:
I have been trying for months to find out info on a Hill Farm MIne explosion in 1890 June 16th. Both My gg grandfather John Courtney and a gg uncle Pat were killed by the flood. From what I was told the paper at that time showed a picture of them both arm in arm on the front page.
 

Name: Peg Stoner <pegstoner @hotmail.com>
Date: 2000-03-25
Your Mon Valley surnames Stoner, Dodson, Roush
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela, Fayette City, Youngwood
Comments:
What a great site! Keep up the wonderful work. Thank you :)
 

Name: Tom Wilson <taptwilson@aol.com>
Date: 2000-03-19
Your Mon Valley surnames Willson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Thomas Willson
Comments:
Although there are conflicting records, there is a possibility that my ancestors, Thomas Willson & Mary Anderson were married in Monongahela Co. by a Presbyterian Minister named Robert Huey just before Christmas Day around 1780. Mary said the church was about 12 miles from Ft. Dequesne. There is also a story about Thomas Willson being involved in the "taking or burning of what was then called Fort Duquesne". According to her, he "had always said that he was the 3rd man that entered the fort after it was burnt, and that he took some of the burnt nails to the American Troops as evidence of the burning."
As far as we can determine, it seems they did have residence in Monongahela Co. for a period around 1780. They had 7 children, but we do not know how many were born in Monongahela Co. Their names were: Alexander, Margaret, William, Sarah, Thomas, Mary and Anna.
I thought you might be interested in this & I would be very interested if you could shed some light into my search as well. This Thomas is as far back as I have been able to trace my family.

Thanks for anything you can tell me!

Tom Wilson

 

Name: Lois Lake Ammerman <5alois@hot1.net>
Date: 2000-03-14
Your Mon Valley surnames Hayward,McGogney,Lake,McKinley, Bradshaw
Where did they live (twp, town)? Clairton, Monongahela,Finleyville, Elizabeth
Earliest known Valley ancestor Moses Lake,McGogney family, Bradshaw family
Comments:
I have enjoyed the web site and look forward to the addition of primary documents.One of my earliest ancestors in the valley (Moses Lake) was said to have been 'bound out' and lost all track of the rest of his family. This family mystery has occupied both my father Robert D. Lake and myself for quite some time.
 

Name: Lois Lake Ammerman <5alois@hot1.net>
Date: 2000-03-14
Your Mon Valley surnames Hayward,McGogney,Lake,McKinley
Where did they live (twp, town)? Clairton, Monongahela,Finleyville, Elizabeth
Earliest known Valley ancestor Moses Lake
Comments:
I have enjoyed the web site and look formward to the addition of primary documents.
 

Name: Lewis Baker <dragnfly2@home.com>
Date: 2000-03-09
Your Mon Valley surnames Walker Wright Baker
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charleroi LongBranch Pittsburgh
Earliest known Valley ancestor Isaac walker
Comments:
I like it
 

Name: Bonnie Granus Flack <bonnieflack@dellmail.com>
Date: 2000-03-04
Your Mon Valley surnames Granus/Denny
Where did they live (twp, town)? Bentlyville
Earliest known Valley ancestor Steven Granus
Comments:
Looking for info on the Granus/Denny families. My grandparents were Paul and Mary Nagle Granus. I am new to this and am having alot of difficulty. If any one has any suggestions on getting started I would appreciate them.
 

Name: Andrew Sentipal <AJSNGS@AOL.COM>
Date: 2000-03-01
Your Mon Valley surnames Sentipal
Where did they live (twp, town)? Coal Center
Comments:
I am very interested in the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Monongahela Railway. I am interested in photos, railroad memorabilia, etc. Also looking for a photo of the train station in Coal Center. I know one existed as I have seen it listed on insurance maps.

My father grew up in Coal Center.

 

Name: Barbi Sumney <BarbiS@msn.com>
Date: 2000-02-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Sumney; Tuxford
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela
Earliest known Valley ancestor 1900
Comments:
Seeking any information on Henry B. Sumney and wife Josephine Sheplar Sumney. Said to have lived on High St. in Monongahela. Henry is said to have committed suicide in 1900 and is buried in the Monongahela Cemetery.

Also seeking info. on Eva Katherine Sumney, wife of Ira William Tuxford. They are supposed to have lived in Monongahela. Ira died 1/8/1979 and Eva 1/7/1983. Both are said to be buried in the Mon. City area, but I don't know where.

Any leads or info. greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Barb

 

Name: Ruth Phillips Smith Bullers <rbullers@key-net.net>
Date: 2000-02-17
Your Mon Valley surnames Phillips Lewis Barrickman Dagger
Where did they live (twp, town)? Dravosburg Elizabeth West Elizabeth
Earliest known Valley ancestor Robert Phillips William Barrickman
Comments:
These are my 4 grand-parents. They were born between 1850 and 1875. I would appreciate finding out about where they were born and who their parents were. Robertand Hannah Lewis Phillips had 8 children. William and Effie Dagger Barrickman had 1 child , a daughter named Norine. My fathers name was Daniel Phillips.
 

Name: Nick Onufer <onufer@helicon.net>
Date: 2000-02-15
Comments:
I live in the village of Lover in Fallofeild Township and I am interested in the history of the Mon Vally and love this sight
 

Name: Adam Prince <efsa@hotmail.com>
Date: 2000-02-06
Comments:
Great work on your project so far Keep up the good work and best wishes for success
 

Name: Ken Parkinson <prrsteamerbulger@iline.com>
Date: 2000-02-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Parkison ? Reeves /Fife
Where did they live (twp, town)? Bower Hill /South Fayette Twp./ Cecil Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor Mark Parkison Census 1850
Comments:
I have been trying for two years to find parents of Mark Parkison. He was born 1823. Married Mahatta aka Mary Jane Reeves from Cecil Twp. She was raised by grandparents named Fife.
Will appreciate any help.I am willing to offer anything I have
Ken Parkinson

 

Name: Tammy Knipp <tknipp4599@aol.com>
Date: 2000-02-05
Your Mon Valley surnames Abbott, McCartney, Furlong, Maloy, Dowler, Young
Where did they live (twp, town)? Elco, Roscoe, Allenport, Long Branch, Fayette City, Newell
Earliest known Valley ancestor James Abbott b. 1813, Fayette City
Comments:
I think the Mon Valley website is great. Both of my parents and all grandparents are from the Mon Valley Area. I have a lot of information on the families listed and would like to share with others researching these surnames.
 

Name: Cynthia N. Russell <crussell@traversecity.com>
Date: 2000-01-28
Your Mon Valley surnames FERGUS
Where did they live (twp, town)? unknown
Comments:
Searching for ancestors, siblings, descendants of Francis FERGUS, born 8 Sep 1752 Co Tyrone, IRE who immigrated to PA prior to the Revol. War, served in the war, married & moved to Cumberland Co, McClure's Gap.
 

Name: Raymond Popp <rdpopp@sgi.net>
Date: 2000-01-21
Your Mon Valley surnames Rousseau, Popp, Furlong, Harris, Reichard
Where did they live (twp, town)? Rostraver Twp, California, N. Belle Vernon
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Popp
Comments:
John Popp, my gggrandfather, born in 1829/30 in Bavaria, came to the U.S. in 1859 as far as I can determine and settled in Greenock, Elizabeth Twp, Allegheny Co. PA. He married my gggrandmother, Katherine Elizabeth Hartman, born August 6, 1835 in Bavaria and came to live in Greenock also. It is assumed that they knew each other before migrating. The were married in 1860 and had their first son in November 1860. There second child was a girl and the 3rd was a boy, my grandfather, also named John L. Popp. The had many children some who died at an early age. In 1864, he enlisted in he Calvary, One hundred and sixtieth, Fifteenth (Anderson) Cavalry, CO M, and fought in the Mississippi area. In 1877, he purchased 100 acera's , in Rostraver Twp, along what is now rt 51 and West Newton road. He later sold this land and bought 40 acers near Iron City Hill which he farmed untill his death in 1904. His wife preceeded him in 1903 and they are burried in the Belle Vernon Cemetery. His son, John, my grandfather, inherited the the farm. My father, John, was born, December 31, 1902, on this farm. In 1907 he sold the farm to my Grandfather, Arthur Victor Rousseau. I was born in this same house house as my father, on March 14, 1927.
 

Name: Helen Pelzer Lane <offsitewp@aol.com>
Date: 2000-01-17
Your Mon Valley surnames PELZER, KRUTZ and KUSAJ
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charleroi
Earliest known Valley ancestor Joseph Wilhelm Pelzer
Comments:
Joseph Wilhelm PELZER was my great grandfather. He was born in Cologne, Germany in 1876. He married Eugenia JACQUES of Belgium. Joseph's parent's names were Karl PELZER and Miria ZIMMERMAN of Germany. Joseph immigrated to the U.S. about 1895. He was the Lock Tender at Lock 4 in Charleroi. In January of 1940 he fell from the Lock 4 wall onto a coal barge and fractured his skull. He died on January 16, 1940.
Joseph and Eugenia had the following children: William b: 1899, Augusta b: 1901, Albert b: 1902, Joseph b: 1904, Hilda b: 1907, Eva b: 1909 and my grandfather Mathias b: 1911.

Mathias PELZER married Helen Blanch KRTUZ who was born in Speers in 1933. Their first son, James, born in 1934, died as an infant. Their second and third children were Blanch Elizabeth and a male twin who died at birth in 1935, and then my dad, Richard Otto b: 1938.

Richard PELZER married Joyce KUSAJ also of Charleroi. I was born at Charleroi-Monessen Hospital in 1958.

 

Name: Ken Parkinson <prrsteamerbulger@iline.com>
Date: 2000-01-10
Your Mon Valley surnames Parkison Parkinson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Bower Hill
Earliest known Valley ancestor Mark Parkison
Comments:
Have Mark Parkison born 1810. Family history has William Parkison as father Any help here will be appreciated.
 

Name: Jean O'Neill French <jefrench@gte.net>
Date: 2000-01-07
Your Mon Valley surnames O'Neill, Foster, Brant, Levy, Harkless
Where did they live (twp, town)? Venetia, Allenport, Charleroi
Earliest known Valley ancestor James Levy 1880
Comments:
I have enjoyed learning more of the history and have met new friends here!
 

Name: Priscilla Davis Webb <b1d2grammy@aol.com>
Date: 2000-01-02
Your Mon Valley surnames Devore Martin Atchison Hohn Lessig Davis Morris
Where did they live (twp, town)? Peters Twp Nottingham Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor James Devore
Comments:
Looking for information on James Martin who married Nancy Atchison about 1835. They are on the 1850 census in Peters Twp. Also looking for any info on Mary Jane Hohn who married Joseph Franklin Lessig about 1866. Mary was from Shire Oaks. Thanks
 

Name: Peter P. McKenzie <ppmjmck@3lefties.com>
Date: 1999-12-27
Your Mon Valley surnames MCCALLISTER,SMITH,BOOTH
Where did they live (twp, town)? Monongahela City,Coal Valley,Charleroi
Earliest known Valley ancestor Cyrus J. SMITH
Comments:
I have two SMITH branches: Cyrus J.(with Elizabeth (HUGHES) SMITH,wife and 10 children one of whom Sara (Sadie) is my grandmother) and Peter and Nancy SMITH,whose daughter was Edgar MCCALLISTER,s Mother. He married Sara SMITH. Kind of confusing, but its what I got!
 

Name: Mark Dodd <riverbuff1@home.com>
Date: 1999-12-25
Your Mon Valley surnames McFee, McCrory, Cooper, Hughes, Swan, Sharpnack, McClain, VanMeter, Copeland, Miller and many many more!!!
Where did they live (twp, town)? Mostly Rice's Landing/Jefferson in Greene Co. and Fayette City in Fayette Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Swan arrived in the Valley in 1767. And Thomas Hughes, Felix Hughes and Henry VanMeter where here shortly after.
Comments:
Keep Up The Great Work Mike!!! IT's off to a great start!


 

Name: Dawn Dutra <gabwp@aol.com>
Date: 1999-12-21
Your Mon Valley surnames NOLDER, BURKHEART, MCDOWELL, SHARPNACK, THOMAS, HUGHES
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Nolder
Comments:
Email me if you have any of these surnames! Thanks!
 

Name: Mike Donaldson <mdonald@sgi.net>
Date: 1999-12-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Donaldson, Dale, Bevans, Stephens, Krepps, Crow , McKee, Conaway
Where did they live (twp, town)? Allen Township, Fayette City
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Donaldson, John Conaway,
Comments:
testing this again...


 

Name: Jack Hughes <jack.hughes@erols.com>
Date: 1999-12-15
Your Mon Valley surnames Donaldson
Where did they live (twp, town)? Allenport
Earliest known Valley ancestor John Donaldson
Comments:
Hi Mike. I think this site is going to keep you pretty busy. Looks good though. Keep up the good work.

Cousin, Jack

 

Name: Jim Lenhart <jimlen1@aol.com>
Date: 1999-12-14
Your Mon Valley surnames LENHART, HAZUGA, Greasinger
Where did they live (twp, town)? Charleroi, Belle Vernon, Bentleyville, El Dora
Earliest known Valley ancestor John C. Lenhart, Lydia Greasinger
Comments:
Looking for info on LENHARTS who settled in El Dora,PA and moved into CHARLEROI, PA. GR-Uncle Harvey Lenhart moved to Monongahela along with sister Aquila LENHART. Mother is from Bentleyville and her maiden name is HAZUGA. Any info appreciated. Jim Lenhart
 

Name: Marjorie Smallwood <smallwm@alltel.net>
Date: 1999-12-12
Your Mon Valley surnames Kinnan, Sharp, Strope, Tuttle, Hedges, Hildebrand, Smallwood, Vincent
Where did they live (twp, town)? Washington Co., Greene Co., Monongalia Co., Marion Co.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Susannah Bonnett Stewart, 1750's
Comments:
Several other surnames especially in Greene Co., living in Center Twp, Richhill Twp., Morris Twp., etc. Most originally from Morris and Hunterdon Cos. NJ, including: Woolverton, Pettit, Smith, Thomas, Huffman, Baker, Zane, Knight, Bedell, Manning, etc.
 

Name: Linda Crago Stahl <stahllinda@aol.com>
Date: 1999-12-10
Your Mon Valley surnames Crago, Kerr, Ridge, Chamberlin, Camp
Where did they live (twp, town)? Crucible, Washington, PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor Thomas Crago, Greene Co., Arthur Chamberlin, Washington, PA, Peter Camp, Amwell Twp., Washington, PA
Comments:
Linda Stahl
 

Name: Dave Copenhaver Sr <dlcope@sgi.net>
Date: 1999-12-09
Your Mon Valley surnames COPENHAVER, CARSON, BARBOUR
Where did they live (twp, town)? California, Coal Center, Dunlevy, Carroll Twp
Earliest known Valley ancestor Grace CARSON-COPENHAVER
Comments:
Researching COPENHAVER, CARSON, BARBOUR in the Monongahela Valley. This includes various locations such as Plain View Dairy Farm in Coal Center on High Point on Route 88. This has been a COPENHAVER (Lawrence W.) landmark for many years.
Eldridge Mansfield COPENHAVER was Burgess of California Pa from 1926-1931.

 

Name: Joan Brown Derry <MDMama2841@aol.com>
Date: 1999-12-09
Your Mon Valley surnames DERRY - SCHULZE - HARTMAN - SWANEY
Where did they live (twp, town)? Georges Twp., Fayette Co., PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor MARY DERRY
Comments:
MARY DERRY, a/k/a "the fortune-teller of the Revolution", had a son named BAZIL DERRY, born in 1786 in Bedford Co. PA
Bazil married MARY POLLY SCHULZE, who was also born in Bedford Co., PA in 1789. They moved to Fayette County about 1812 and lived in the Haydentown/Woodbridgetown area for the rest of their lives, dying in their 90's. Bazil was a well-known hunter. They had 5 children: JACOB, BARABARA, CHARETTA, LEVINA AND (IDA) CATHERINE.

 

Name: Ted Bulger <tbulger@pacifier.com>
Date: 1999-12-08
Your Mon Valley surnames BULGER, BRASHEAR, BRAWLEY, CRAFT, GRAY, ALBITZ
Where did they live (twp, town)? Bridgeport Twp, Brownsville - Uniontown - all over SW PA
Earliest known Valley ancestor Samuel Bulger - Brownsville
Comments:
If you have any info on these families (especially BULGER) please feel free to contact me. I have quite a bit of info to share for the short amount of time I've been pursuing this.
 

Name: Kathleen Rizer <RizerK@erinet.com>
Date: 1999-12-08
Your Mon Valley surnames Springer, Morgan, Jolliffe.
Where did they live (twp, town)? All up and down the Monon Valley, in both Penn. and W. Vir.
Earliest known Valley ancestor Josiah Springer, Nathan Springer, Dennis Springer, Levi Springer, John Springer, James Jolliffe, Zackquill Morgan
Comments:
I am preparing a book on the Descendants of Dennis Springer and his wife Ann Prickett. To date our database has over 16,000 identified descendants. If you think you might be related see our homepage at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/8794
for basic details.

 

Name: Mike Donaldson <mdonald@sgi.net>
Date: 1999-12-06
Your Mon Valley surnames Donaldson, Dale, Bevan, Stephens, Krepps, Crow, Conaway, McKee.
Where did they live (twp, town)? Former Allen Twp., Fayette City, Fredricktown.
Earliest known Valley ancestor GGGrandfather John Donaldson from Scotland (1820's)
Comments:
This is a test of the guestbook... Please sign in so there will be a permanent record of your family and surname research needs. For future visitors to this site.
Thanks
Mike