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Posted Queries for June 1997



SURNAMES
Surnames: COLLIER, PRATHER
Researcher: Zartanyon

Email: Zartanyon@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, June 1, 1997

I am lookin for ancesters by the name of PRATHER. Elizabeth PRATHER born December 9, 1768 in Allegany County Maryland her father was a Joseph PRATHER ? Elizabeth died on August 5, 1835 at Adams County Ohio she was married to a Joseph COLLIER which is my ggggg Grand father on mothers side. I would appreciate any information. I have over 1500 in family tree now ancestry going back to Roger Williams, Pres. John Adams, William Bradford, Noah and on Daniel Webster , Have four signers of declaration of independence in tree also and so on. maybe we can help each other. Thanks Zartanyon@aol.com

Surnames: BISHOP, BITTINGER, BUTLER, FRY, HOOVER
Researcher: Debra Harper(Butler)

Email: denzil@alltel.net
Date posted: Thursday, June 5, 1997

I'm looking for any information on the following persons. Samson(Sampson)BUTLER(m) Ann Virginia BITTINGER. also their children: Freeman BUTLER, Ezra BUTLER, Lyda BUTLER(m) FRY, Ida BUTLER(m) BISHOP, Alonzo BUTLER(m) Rena H. HOOVER. also:Rena H.HOOVER's parents: Chancie HOOVER(m) Elmira BITTINGER. (unknown if any other children). Any information or leads on these two families would be very helpful. Thank you for your time & efforts Debbie

Surnames: DOUTT, FRANTZ, SPITNOYS
Researcher: Frances Doutt Smith

Email: FSMITH3617@AOL.COM
Date posted: Wednesday, June 11, 1997

Looking for descendants of Henry SPITNOYS (about 1830) and Mary Catharine DOUTT (about 1831). Mary was the daughter of John H. DOUTT and Lydia FRANTZ, who resided in Armstrong Co., PA. Henry and Mary lived in Allegany Co., MD by 1870, where they were found in the census, with their children: Charles (ca 1855), Albert (ca 1856), Henry (ca 1860), William, Jennie (ca 1864), Kate (ca 1867), and Veine (female). All children said to be born in Frostburg, Allegany Co., MD. Need all details of their family, and descendants. Have some DOUTT information to share. Frances Doutt Smith

Surnames: FINLEY, SLOAN, WHETSTONE
Researcher: Patricia Lowry

Email: plowry@neo.lrun.com
Date posted: Sunday, June 22, 1997

Seeking information on the SLOAN family in Garrett Co., MD. According to Ellis' Fayette County History my 3rd g-grandfather John SLOAN's family arrived in Henry Clay Twp., Fayette County, PA about 1787 from Ireland. After selling his farm at Sloan's Ford on the Youghiogheny River, he moved with his family to MD, where he died. Several of his children returned to PA.

The 1850 census lists my 2nd g-grandparents in Henry Clay Twp: John SLOAN, b. 1815 PA; his wife Sarah [WHETSTONE], b. 1820 MD, and their children: Hiram [b. 14 Sep 1840 PA]; Margaret A. [b. 1842]; Alfred, my g-grandfather [b. 2 Sep 1844 in Somerfield, Somerset Co., PA] married Martha FINLEY [b. 1850 Westmoreland Co., PA] on 31 May 1866 in West Newton, Westmoreland Co., PA; Catharine [b. 1844 PA]; Mary [b. 1847 PA]; and Reuben [b. 1850 PA]. My 2nd g-grandparents married on 20 Dec 1839 in Washington Co., MD. Alfred and Hiram SLOAN enlisted in the 85th Regiment, Company "H" in the Civil War from Bedford Co., PA When did John Sloan sell his land and exactly where did he move to in MD? Is he the John Sloan living near Grantsville MD in 1800? Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Surnames: MCELFRESH
Researcher: Julie Terwilliger

Email: KCTWIG@aol.com
Date posted: Tuesday, June 24, 1997

I am interested in finding information on Mary MCELFRESH B1798 d1856 in PA. I have been unable to find any information on her or her family.I understand the family came over from Scotland before1694 and many settled in Flintstone. Any information would be greatly appriciated.Please e-mail at K C TWIG @aol.com

Surnames: MCCRACKEN, MECRAKIN
Researcher: Lela Curtis

Email: LLCarchive@aol.com
Date posted: Thursday, June 26, 1997

Looking for MCCRACKEN (MECRAKIN etc) family. William MCCRACKEN owned land in 1760's in what is now Green Ridge State Forest. One of his sons, Ovid, inherited some of the land - bought other pieces of it from his siblings. He died about 1815 - his land had been sold before he died, but ended up in court for non-payment. He had a wife, Sarah. Were there any children?? There are Allegany County marriages in the early 1800's (1817- 28) we can't account for. A brother Isaac died in KY - will probated in Washington Co., MD 1784. I can exchange info on other McCracken siblings.




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