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Posted Queries for January 1998

Researcher: Sharon Banzhoff

Date posted: Thursday, January 1, 1998

I am trying to find out more about the Hiram/Harmon TWIGG and Mary Ann (Mollie) HUDSON/HUTSON. They married in Cumberland 9/4/1871 and shortly thereafter moved across the river to Doe Gulley, WV (near Paw Paw). I am trying to find out who Mary Ann's parents were. I understand there were Hudsons in Allegany Co. from VA and PA. In the census records, Mary Ann is listed as PA born with her father being born in DE and her mother born in VA (may have later become WV).

Researcher: Connie Beachy

Date posted: Thursday, January 1, 1998

I sometimes feel as if I'm related to everyone in eastern Allegany County. But I'll start out with my HAMILTONs. William Alexander HAMILTON, b. 1822, Pa. d. 1875, Warrior Mountain, Flintstone District, Allegany Co. Md.
William had at least 3 wives: Martha MCGUINN, Rebecca MCGUINN and Martha A. COONS. William also had 26 children. So if you see a connection, let me know.
George Riley
Margaret A. (Hamilton) DEFFINBAUGH
William Alexander, Jr.
Daniel Simpson
Andrew Jackson "Jack"
James Hanson "Hanse"
Charles Sanford
Francis McClellan ("Mac")
Lucy Emmeline
Anna B.
Ulysses Grant
Ellen B.
Emma Belle
Horace Resley
Rachel (Hamilton) DANDO
Jemima (Hamilton) ANDERSON

Researcher: Connie Beachy

Date posted: Thursday, January 1, 1998

Alexander HAMILTON's mother was Elizabeth WILLISON, b. ca.1797, daughter of William WILLISON and Elizabeth FARMER.

Elizabeth had a brother, William WILLISON, Jr. who was living in Perry County, Ohio in 1842, when his father died. Junior's wife was Esther/Hester/Easter HAMILTON. Does anyone know if she was the sister to Robert HAMILTON, husband of Elizabeth noted above??? Many thanks,

Researcher: Sharon Banzhoff

Date posted: Friday, January 2, 1998

Can anyone tell me the TWIGGs that lived in the Twigg Hollow area of Green Ridge State Forest? I am trying to locate ancestors of Harrison & Jane TWIGG who supposedly operated Lock #60 before their sons Hiram, Albert and Moses Harrison & Jane were born around 1824. Their son Hiram married Mary Ann (Mollie) HUTSON; Albert married Sarah HUDSON; Ruth TWIGG married Henry KASEKAMP. Albert TWIGG and Ruth KASEKAMP have children buried in the Brinkman-Rine Cemetery. If you can give ANY information on this family, I will be very grateful.

P.S. Was there ever a church at the Brinkman-Rine Cemetery? .

Researcher: Connie Beachy

Date posted: Friday, January 2, 1998

Daniel COONS, b. 1798, Pennsylvania, d. 1870, Allegany County Maryland. Married Rachel BUCY, daughter of Samuel BUCY and ____FARMER. Does any one have additional information on Daniel, including the correct spelling of his last name? I have Daniel and Rachel's descendants but cannot seem to go any where with Daniel . Thanks,

Surnames: HARE, SHARON
Researcher: Sharon Banzhoff

Date posted: Saturday, January 3, 1998

Joseph & Florence (HARE) SHARON, daughter of Aurelia HARE, were my great-grandparents and lived in Little Orleans, Allegany Co., MD. They are buried in the Martin Cemetery at Little Orleans. Joseph and Florence had all their children in Morgan Co. in the Magnolia - Paw Paw area. Joseph worked for the Railroad and I understand they lived in a company house close to the railroad and canal in Little Orleans.

I understand they rolled back the rugs and had dances at their house for the neighborhood to play music, dance, sing and had a great time. One lady I met went to school with Joseph and Florence's two grandchildren, which they raised. Their names were Adeline and Pansy. One of these granddaughters' husbands used to be a mail carrier for Hancock, I believe. I do not know the last names.

I am trying to find out more about this line and hope there are other descendants that I can connect with. I have quite a bit of family documentation on this line to share.

Researcher: Sharon Banzhoff

Date posted: Saturday, January 3, 1998

In the Bedford Co. and Allegany Co. areas, I am trying to find ancestors of Wm. BOWERS, whose daughter was Adelina. Adelina married David R. BARBOUR (earlier spelled BARBER) and they lived in Jefferson Co., WV. On Adelina's death certificate it stated whe was born in PA but gave no town. Since there were other family lines in Bedford Co. and Allegany Co. areas, I am hoping some are still there and can help me with these lines.

Researcher: Barb Pruitt

Date posted: Sunday, January 4, 1998

My question is twofold.

(1) I am looking for MCCOOL or MCCOOLE, MD and its history. Family lore tells that its conception is connected with my MCCOOL ancestors. Maybe district 21?

(2) William MILLER is my problem child. I have no more information than what I have included here, other than he may have been a drifter and lived with the LARGENT family (McCool neighbor in WV).

William H. MILLER b. 7-31-1864 in Cumberland, Maryland d. 12-28-1896 in Duglas, West Virginia (coal mining accident or related illness) m. Lucy Kate MCCOOL on 10-4-1893 in Cumberland, Maryland

Theron Dent MILLER b. 5-30-1895 Allegheny Co, MD m. Ann Martin d. 1979
William Henry MILLER b. 6-6-1897 d. 1-23-1899 (buried on McCool farm, WV)

Three generations of McCools' lived on large farm (on Great Cacapon River) in Critton Hollow, Bloomery District, Hampshire County, WV. Many Thanks,

Researcher: Donald Coleman

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Date posted: Sunday, January 4, 1998

Looking for long lost cousins;

My grandfather, John Hiram COLEMAN was born in Cumberland, Allegany County Maryland on the 12 Dec.1849 and was orphaned sometime before the 1860 census. His death certificate lists his parents as Jesse Hiram COLEMAN and Margaret KELLY born about 1831 both in Maryland.

Being orphaned at such a young age, he didn't remember much about his family, but was thought to have 3 brothers and a sister. Any help running these down would be appreciated.

On the 1850 Allegany Co. census he and his parents were living in the household of Jeremiah and Liza Ann COLEMAN born about 1805 and 1796. Jeremiah was born in PA and is shown on the 1830 census as living in Cumberland, but is not shown on the 1840 census, but is shown again on the 1850 census. Did they just miss him?

Does anyone have information on this family or other COLEMANs or KELLYs living in Cumberland at this time? Or does anyone have a cemetery inventory of this area that deaths and dates could be found?

Would like to correspond with anyone with information about COLEMANs or KELLYs.

Surnames: ELINE, TWIGG
Researcher: Sharon Banzhoff

Date posted: Monday, January 5, 1998

Are there any ancestors of the people that gave information on death certificates for the following TWIGGs:

Preston TWIGG gave information on his father, Albert Twigg's death certificate.

Albert died 12/30/1920 buried in Brinkman-Rine Cemetery, Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany Co., MD

Charles W. TWIGG of Little Orleans, MD gave information on his mother, Sarah A. TWIGG, Albert's wife.

Sarah died 2/26/1926. Place of death: Green Ridge, MD.

Mahulda Twigg ELINE, daughter of Saley (Sala) Twigg gave information for Saley's death certificate. Mahulda lived at 4 Dilley Alley ?? Saley is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery. He died in the Allegany Home in Cumberland, MD on 4/6/1915.

Mahulda married Wm. Franklin ELINE. She died 10/17/1930 and is also buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Cumberland with her husband who died 7/19/1928.

Emily was Saley's (Sala's) wife. She was another TWIGG that married a TWIGG. She was the youngest daughter of Harrison and Jane TWIGG. Emily died 1/12/1903 at the age of 55. Saley and Emily are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Perhaps the living relatives of the people I have mentioned can give me some insight on my great-great grandparents because they would be theirs as well..

Researcher: Mike Kelley


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Date posted: Tuesday, January 6, 1998

I am looking for John KELLEY. He was born in Bedford or Somerset County, PA in 1831 son of John and Mary KELLY.

He was married to Maria MCKINZIE on Oct 19,1851 by Justice of the Peace George Walker or George Walker Esser in Wellersburg, PA.

He had a son Jessie Franklin KELLEY, born in Cumberland, MD on October 26, 1854 and a son, Edwin or Edwaed R. KELLEY born in Hagerstown, MD. in 1856.

He moved to Altoona, Pa in Blair county sometime after 1856 where the rest of his children, John, Clara, Rebbecca, Lucinda, Sarah, Annie, Mary, James, William Donald and Margaret (Nettie Mae) KELLEY were born.

John worked as a brakeman for the railroad. John served in the in the Civil War in 205th Pa. Infintry Div. I. John died Oct 4, 1875 in Altoona, PA.

Researcher: Sharon Laizure Hofer

Date posted: Tuesday, January 6, 1998

I have a little more information on Francis TWIGG and Mary LEASURE that I received from Marjean Holmes Workman. She is writing a book on the Twiggs.

Please let me know if someone has more information on possible female descendents of John LEASURE Sr. (1731-183?). The male descendents seem well documented. I am probably a descendent of John LEASURE Jr. (1755-1828) of Bedford and Allegany Counties. I just need a direct connection from Jonathan (1775-1819) back to John.

Researcher: Sharon Banzhoff

Date posted: Wednesday, January 7, 1998

I would like to connect to descendants of Hineman and Aurelia ?? HARE. They were my great-great-grandparents. They are buried in the Horn(e) Cemetery in Magnolia, WV. The Rose Hill Cemetery Book has descendants of theirs listed so I am hoping there are still Hares in the Cumberland area.

Hineman was born June 1829 and died 1910. Hineman is not listed in the Morgan Co., Census-1850. The 1860 Morg. Co. Census states Hineman was born in PA and the 1870 Morg. Co. Census states he was born in VA. The first actual documentation I have of Hineman is his marriage to Lucinda KERNS, daughter of Henry and Mary KERNS, on July 23, 1851 in Morgan Co. WV. Lucinda must have died by 1860 because Hineman and two sons, John W. age 8 and Thomas age 3 are living in household #59 with Wm. Jasper FLORA, age 28 (Railroad Worker) and Mary Flora, age 52, probably Jasper's mother.

The 1870 Morg. Co. Census have Hineman and Aurelia living in household #44. Hineman's age is 40, Aurelia's age is 20, John W. is 18, Thomas is 12 and their first born together Florence is 4. Florence is my great-grandmother that married Edward Sharon. A note of interest: Charles Kerns, brother to Hineman's first wife Lucinda, is living next door. I cannot find a marriage license for Hineman and Aurelia in the Morgan Co. records. Is there anyone researching the Hares that might be able to help me? I have some pictures of Floras and think that perhaps Aurelia was a Flora - but I am not sure.

Researcher: Scott W. Grinder

Date posted: Thursday, January 8, 1998

I am looking for any help with the GRINDER / GRINER / GREINER Family. If any one has done research on this family or has connections the the family, please e-mail me.

Researcher: Darla Green

Date posted: Thursday, January 8, 1998

My HOOK line comes from Bedford Co., PA and moves into Allegany Co., MD.

George William HOOK (27 Dec 1830 - 2 Jul 1903) & Elizabeth GORDON (15 Oct 1844 - 13 Oct 1903) Their children & spouses Sarah C. HOOK (abt 1860 - )

Albert Elwood HOOK

(26 Nov 1865 - 8 Jun 1945) & Effie May MILLER (18 Jan 1871 - 19 Nov 1903) Albert Elwood HOOK

(26 Nov 1865 - 8 Jun 1945) & Ida Appalonia BENNETT (28 May 1872 - 24 Feb 1960)

George Riley HOOK

(26 Feb 1868 - Apr 1945) & Lucinda GORDON (1864 - ) George Riley HOOK

(26 Feb 1868 - Apr 1945) & Elizabeth ? George Riley HOOK

(26 Feb 1868 - Apr 1945)

Isaac HOOK (1 Mar 1873 - )

Olen Sylvester HOOK (24 Feb 1875 - 21 Nov 1911) & Daisy Viola NORRIS (4 Nov 1878 - 19 Jan 1958)

Lucy Jane HOOK (21 Nov 1876 - 1 May 1945) & Harry ROSE (21 Oct 1877 - 21 Dec 1917)

Amy HOOK (27 Feb 1878 - 1937) & Charles A. HITE (1872 - 1952)

Ora HOOK (10 Jun 1885 - )

Have more info. & willing to trade.

Researcher: Darla Green

Date posted: Thursday, January 8, 1998

My Miller line:

Valentine MILLER (15 Oct 1814 - 5 Nov 1899) & Ann Elizabeth SHAFFER (19 May 1834 - 30 May 1889)

Their children: Mary Emma MILLER (3 Apr 1865 - 12 Oct 1957) & George Binard HEMING (10 Apr 1865 - 1 Jan 1940)

John Harvey MILLER (11 Jul 1867 - 26 Dec 1943)

Effie May MILLER (18 Jan 1871 - 19 Nov 1903) & Albert Elwood HOOK (26 Nov 1865 - 8 Jun 1945)

Ann Elizabeth MILLER* (4 Dec 1876 - 27 Sep 1969) & Marion Philip MILLER (1855 - 1923) Ann Elizabeth MILLER* (4 Dec 1876 - 27 Sep 1969) & Jacob C. BLOOM (19 Jun 1885 - 25 Mar 1965)

Valentine was also married to Eliza ASH and Catherine SMITH.

I do have some info on the children with Eliza. Anyone connected?

Researcher: Connie Beachy

Date posted: Thursday, January 8, 1998

Does anyone out there know who this original George RILEY was?? Every family seems to have a George Riley in it. Mine is George Riley HAMILTON, b. 1841. Where did Lucinda Gordon come from?

From QUERY by researcher Darla Green: George Riley Hook

(26 Feb 1868 - Apr 1945) m Lucinda Gordon.

Surnames: JOHNSON
Researcher: Darla Green

Date posted: Friday, January 9, 1998

My grandmother (Olive JOHNSON) was supposedly born in a home for unwed mothers in 1900. The home was between Bedford, PA and Cumberland, MD near the state line. It may also have been near Chaneysville, PA. Anybody know anything about any home in this area?

Researcher: Sharon Banzhoff

Date posted: Saturday, January 10, 1998

If there are any KELLEY/KELLY researchers with a Samuel KELLEY listed, could you please let me know? The Samuel I am looking for had a son Wm. Henry KELLEY. One source documents Wm. Henry's birth as 05 Jun 1829 in MD, another source has him listed as born 1831 VA so I would imagine Samuel, his father would have been born around 1805-1810. Wm. Henry lived in Washington Co. and named his first son, Samuel. I cannot find the first Samuel in any of the cemetery records, etc.

Researcher: Tricia Norton

Date posted: Saturday, January 10, 1998

I am looking for Thomas ROBINSON/ROBISON born between 1840 and 1850 in Illinois. Married Mary Belle MOSIER who was born in 1854 in Illinois. Both parents born in VA we believe. Any information on these two people would be appreciated very much.

Surnames: HARRIS
Researcher: Linda Hepburn

Date posted: Sunday, January 11, 1998

Seeking information concerning Elisha HARRIS. May have been my mother-in- law's gggrandfather. She has a Bible inscribed "To Elisha Harris, from your mother", 1839, Angelica, New York. Angelica is also in Allegany Co. & my m-i- l believes the family lived in Maryland. ANY help would be appreciated. Very new to this research. Thanks

Researcher: Sharon Banzhoff

Date posted: Sunday, January 11, 1998

I would like information on Denton TWIGG, son of Harrison & Jane TWIGG, born 1857 in Allegany Co. Denton married Clara E. WEAVER in 1882 in Cumberland. Clara was born April 1861. On Denton's death certificate, it states the cause of death was drowning.

Morgan Co. WV Birth Records/1865-1904 Page 86/Line 51 a son, Jessie TWIGG was born 12/12/1889 died 5/7/1934. Jessie is buried in the Knoxville Old Reformed Church Cemetery. Jesse R. married Lena Cahill 6/30/1908. I have found several Lena TWIGGs buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Cumberland. Maybe one of these Lena's was married to Jesse and came back to the Cumberland area.

Other children buried with Denton and Jesse are: Elmer E., Elmer E., Elmer I. and Clara E. d. 4/16/1912. Clara E. was the daughter of Elmer E. and Minnie M. she was only 13 y 24 d old when she died. Minnie M. is not buried here but her 2nd. husband John H. SMITH d. 4/20/1929 and is buried at the end of the TWIGG row.

Right in the middle of the Twiggs is an Edgar L. GORDON d. 3/1/1917 at 36y 6m 9d. Does anyone know who this would have been?

Another TWIGG I have no documentation on in my line, only listed in census records is Thorton TWIGG b. circa 1853 according to the 1870 Allegany Co. Census records. Thorton married Elizabeth WOODS 2/6/1873 and they had a son James R. born in 1888.

Any information on these TWIGGS would be appreciated.

Researcher: Harriet Toothman

Date posted: Tuesday, January 13, 1998

The HOFFMAN family was in Garrett Co. as early as 1786. David, born in 1746 was married to Margaret HECK. They had a son David b. 1776, married to Elizabeth KISER. I need info about David b. 1746. They were early settlers of Cumberland MD. I hope someone out there can help me. Thanks

Researcher: Connie Beachy

Date posted: Tuesday, January 13, 1998

Need just one or two bits of information to complete this family. Does anyone on this list know of the research done by a Leon WILLISON or if Leon is still alive?
Does anyone have additional information on William WILLISON'S Family. William was born at Fort Cumberland, Md. 12/24/1759, d. 1842. Lived near Pennsylvania line north of Flintstone, while raising family. He married Elizabeth FARMER and had the following children, birth order unknown:
Elizabeth WILLISON, b. 1797, d. 1870, Betsy's Knob, atop Warrior Mtn. Ridge between Flintstone and Oldtown, m. Robert HAMILTON ...GG Grandparents, I think
John WILLISON, m. Margaret CLOUGH
William WILLISON, JR., m. Esther/Hester HAMILTON, (possibly the sister of Robt. Hamilton) in Perry County Ohio in 1842.
Levi WILLISON m. ______ KOUNTS/KOONTZ/COONS, living in Perry Co. Ohio in 1842
Rachel WILLISON, m. Thomas BEALL, 1815, All. Co.
Tabitha WILLISON, married to Elijah BARKER 1842
Jeremiah WILLISON, father of Amos WILLISON, grandson of the original Jeremiah Willison.
Thanks in advance for any enlightenment.

Surnames: WARD
Researcher: Helen Ashe

Date posted: Thursday, January 15, 1998

Looking for information abt. Anna WARD., whose father was Robert WARD, mother unknown, Anna B: March 8, 1835 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD. Seeking mothers name and any other info. available. Robert WARD was born in Ireland abt. 1797. Are Naturalization records available? Thanks for any help.

Surnames: GROSS, TWIGG
Researcher: Sharon Banzhoff

Date posted: Thursday, January 15, 1998

Trying to find out more about the Savilla TWIGG, daughter of Harrison and Jane (TWIGG) TWIGG and a sister to Hiram/Harmon. Savilla was born in Allegany Co. around 1846-1851 and died in Morgan Co. around 1911.

Savilla is buried in the Dyche Cemetery in Doe Gulley, WV (Morgan Co.) where her brother, Hiram/Harmon is buried with his family. She never married and is listed in the 1910 Morgan Co. Census as living with: Elizabeth GROSS, age 70; Albert GROSS, age 36 and Hillary GROSS, age 20.

Can anyone give me an exact location for where these Gross' lived? Savilla's tombstone states "age 64" upon death in 1911. The 1910 Census listes her age as 65. The 1860 Allegany Co. Census lists her age at 9. Therefore, I am not certain as to when she was born.

Surnames: BETZ
Researcher: Billie Leclerc

Date posted: Saturday, January 17, 1998

I'm researching the ancestors of Christian and Christianna BETZ of Jenners town, Somerset Co. PA. They were a German family who appeared out of nowhere in the late 1700s and farmed and reared a family there.

For some reason, the first children 5 of their 10 children: Christianna, Anna Marie, Susannah, Henry, and Catherine were possibly born in Allegahny CO, MD! The others, born between 1801 and 1819 were born in Somerset, Co. PA! I don't know if you have early marriage records or birth records or German reformed church marriage/baptism records which could maybe facilitate this family research but I'd sure appreciate any assistance I could get!

Thank you for checking or recommending other researcher who might give me a lead!

Researcher: Chris Bastian

Date posted: Saturday, January 17, 1998

I've been trying to trace the parents of James W. BEALL for many years. Does anyone have any information on a Beall line in western Maryland/southwestern Pennsylvania, circa mid-1800s?

Some information that I have:

Descendants of James W. Beall
Generation No. 1

1. James W. BEALL was born Abt. 1816 in Pennsylvania, and died June 12, 1896 in Oakland, Garrett County, Maryland. He married Caroline E. HECKROTTE May 14, 1844 in Allegany County, Maryland, daughter of Aron HECKROTTE and Mariah KILBY.

Children of James BEALL and Caroline HECKROTTE are:
2. i. Lloyd H. BELL, b. December 18, 1852, Bloomington, Allegany County, Maryland; d. June 22, 1896, Oakland, Garrett County, Maryland.
ii. William BELL, b. Abt. 1846.
iii. Mary Virginia BELL, b. Abt. 1848.
iv. James BELL, b. Abt. 1850.
v. Dodridge BELL, b. Abt. 1852.
vi. Caroline Emma BELL, b. Abt. 1855.
vii. George BELL, b. Abt. 1857.
viii. Martha BELL, b. Abt. 1859.
ix. Thomas BELL, b. Abt. 1861.
x. Charles John BELL, b. Abt. 1866.

Generation No. 2

2. Lloyd H. BELL (James W. BEALL) was born December 18, 1852 in Bloomington, Allegany County, Maryland, and died June 22, 1896 in Oakland, Garrett County, Maryland. He married Mary Ester HESSEN October 17, 1882 in Garrett County, Maryland, daughter of Bernard HESSEN and Sydney MERRILL.

Children of Lloyd BELL and Mary HESSEN are:
3. i. Anna May BELL, b. March 04, 1884.
ii. James Bernard BELL, b. July 13, 1888.
iii. Gertrude A. BELL, b. October 29, 1891.

Surnames: WILT
Researcher: AhabDEarab

Date posted: Monday, January 19, 1998

I'm looking for information on Thomas WILT who was born in Allegany County Marylalnd on about 1821 - wife Mary, married in Allegany Co about 1845. Moved to Gilmer Co WV in about 1858. Any assistance appreciated. Can provide full details on his descendents.

Researcher: Angela Corbin

Date posted: Monday, January 19, 1998

My name is Angela J.( ROCKWELL) Corbin. Daughter of Edward t & Angela J (MUIR) ROCKWELL.Grandparents - Albert & Blanche ROCKWELL. If you have any information, please contact me. Thank you,

Researcher: Pat Dailey

Date posted: Monday, January 19, 1998

Seeking parents/relatives and marriage information on Michael DAILEY (born Ireland) and Mary Louise MORGAN (born Mt. Savage). They were married prior to 1870 and were living in Frostburg area in 1870. Family history has them living at "Franklin Farm"? Mary Louise's mother's maiden name was MITCHELL.

Researcher: Sharon Laizure Hofer

Date posted: Wednesday, January 21, 1998

Hello, everyone, I've been going through my files on John LAZIER/LEASURE and found a reference to some land he paid taxes on in 1812. It was called Adam's Folly.

Does anyone know where this tract was located?

Thanks for your help.

Researcher: Eric S. Lavins

Date posted: Friday, January 23, 1998

Looking for information on the Tasker Families of Western Maryland. Looking for information on Richard TASKER Born:~ 1810 Al. Co., Md and his sons.

George TASKER was married to a Seine DAVIS..

Also looking for information on Henry TASKER b. 1835 married to Sarah Elizabeth KING and their son Decateur Winton TASKER. Thanks

Researcher: Connie Beachy

Date posted: Tuesday, January 27, 1998

Do any of you have DANDO'S from Frostburg in your research? Be glad to hear from you and share. The LLOYD family connected to the Dando's. Also have a lot of information on the HUMBERTSON's from all over Allegany County.

Researcher: Anna-Marie Dudte

Date posted: Wednesday, January 28, 1998

Seeking information on the surname LEWMAN/LOOMAN/LUMAN/LUMON. In 1790 census they were inside Bedford Co., PA, yet in 1800 census, they all lived inside Allegany Co., MD. Must have lived right inside MD line from Bedford Co., PA. Any informati on will be appreciated.

Surnames: NICELY
Researcher: Barbara Raschka

Date posted: Thursday, January 29, 1998

I am researching my g.g. grandparents, Richard and Rebecca NICELY. They may have lived in the Oldtown, Md. area about 1850-1860. Could someone check census records for that period. Their daughter, Orleana was born 8/24/1854. Looking for names of siblings and also for the parents of Richard & Rebecca. Thanks a lot.

Researcher: Mary Lou Wilson

Date posted: Thursday, January 29, 1998

Hi There, I am searching the BAKER family who lived in the Barton, Lonaconning, Savage and other areas of Allegany County and Wellersburg, Pa. Somerset Co. Jonathan BAKER and his wife Sarah HINER were probably both born in the Wellersburg, Pa area but spent most of their lives in Maryland. Jonathan's mother was Mary "Polly" ALLBRIGHT and his father was John BAKER born 1784. Jonathan and Sarah had 16 children. 2 sons died young, Edward, Charles married Agnes KIRK, Will, Harry (who lived in Piedmont, W.Va) m. Laura KEYS, Walter m Leha EVENS, Herbert m Lottie NEAL, James, Dale m Bess LYONS, Thomas m Mary BRODERICK, George, Vera m Patrick CUNNINGHAM, Ida Catherine m ? Jarboe, Ann. These children were born from about 1869 to 1888. I will be more than happy to share what info I have and looking forward to what you can add

Surnames: BAKER, HINER
Researcher: Mary Lou Wilson

Date posted: Thursday, January 29, 1998

Searching the family of John HINER 1817 and his wife Susan ?. Their children were Lucinda (aka Lucille, Cindy) born 1841, Rebecca b 1842, Sarah b 1844 m Jonathan BAKER, George, Charles Edward b 1851, Dot, Lizzie b 1847. To the best of my knowledge this family lived in the Mount Savage area of Allegany Co. Md. Thanks for any help you can give. I have lots of info on Sarah's family I am more than willing to share. Particularly interested in learning more about John and Susan. Thanks so much for your help.

Researcher: Mary Lou Wilson

Date posted: Thursday, January 29, 1998

Hello, I am searching for information on my g.grandmother Mary Ann MURPHY. She was the daughter of Patrick Murphy and ??. She was born in Scotland in 1855 but lived in Midland, Allegany Co Md with her husband Patrick CUNNINGHANM. Their children were Patrick who married Vera BAKER, Anna M John COLEMAN, Mike m Bridget BYRNE, Alice m Patrick CREEGAN, Rose m Tinmothy BYRNE, Hugh, Mary who m James DORSEY. These children were born between 1880 and about 1893. I understand Mary Ann had 2 brothers one of whom to the best of my knowledge was Thomas. One of the brothers owned some coal mines at some point in his life in the area of W.VA university I have been told. Thanks for any help you can give.

Researcher: Mary Lou Wilson

Date posted: Thursday, January 29, 1998

Hi, Trying to find a Patrick CUNNINGHAM who lived in Allegany County, Md in 1871. He is related but I really don't know how. I suspect a gg grandfather but can't prove it. Also looking for a Marse or Marso WINELAUD who owned a general store in the area. Marse is not related but there is a tie to Patrick and I may get help in that direction. Thanks a lot.

Surnames: TWIGG
Researcher: Sharon Banzhoff

Date posted: Friday, January 30, 1998

If you have any books (other than the ones I have not showing a listing) on the C & O Canal and the lock tenders of the various locks, could you please check to see if Harrison TWIGG was a lock tender at lock 60? He is listed in the 1870 Allegany Co. Census as lock tender. Twigg Hollow is located around Lock 60. His son, Albert is also listed in the 1870 census as a lock tender but not living in the same household. Harrison's son, Moses is listed in the 1870 and 1880 Allegany Co. Census as lock tender.

They were not lock tenders at the Twigg Lock #69. I believe they were between locks 58 and 60 in the Twigg Hollow/Twigg Stream area of Green Ridge near the Mertens Avenue and Old Old Town Rd., as referred to in one of the C & O Canal books. The books I have purchased hoping to find my Twigg line, do not have these Twiggs listed.

If you have something that would give me a lock # for any of the above mentioned, I would really be grateful. Thank you.

Researcher: Sharon Banzhoff

Date posted: Saturday, January 31, 1998

Catherine MCCRACKEN married James TWIGG of Allegany Co. 11/14/1833. In the "Early Records of Hampshire Co. VA" book her name is found on a list -

Estates Referred to In Index of Book 5:

MCCRACKEN, Catherine, orphan, 1807; guardian, Conway RECTOR

Does anyone know what the relationship of Conway RECTOR was to Catherine MCCRACKEN and who her parents were?

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