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Posted Queries for April 1998

Researcher: Jeff

Date posted: Wednesday, April 1, 1998

We've got some brothers, chiefly George WERTZ, Sr., born 1752 in Germany and died in Bedford Pa, who appears to have been "somewhere" in Maryland in 1778 and 1779, hanging out with Captain Cressap's troops and spending a great deal of time chasing Indians but fortunately not catching up with them.

This George WERTZ married Nancy CHRISTY and had several children, one of which I descend from (though we can't prove exactly which one).

We've also been unable to definitively tie George WERTZ, Sr, to a parent, though he is rumored to have come from Germany about 1761, and his father may be a Daniel WERTZ, who shows up in Landisburg, Perry County, in Pa, eventually...

Does any of this sound familiar?

Surnames: BRASHER
Researcher: kirsch

Date posted: Wednesday, April 1, 1998

Searching for information pertaining to Wm. T Brasher born 10 Feb 1797 somewhere in Maryland or New York, died in Rock Island, IL. His sister Leah Brasher born 1807 somewhere in Maryland, died in Rock Island, IL.

Surnames: HOFF, HUFF, RUBY
Researcher: Charles Hill

Date posted: Thursday, April 2, 1998

I am looking for information about John HOFF(HUFF) being a member of the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church in Spring Gap. I understand that he was a trustee. What is his relationship to Elisha HOFF(HUFF) who married Susanna RUBY. Susanna RUBY is buried at the Old Mt. Tabor Cemetery? Elisha HOFF(HUFF) is the father or Leonard Wesley HOFF(HUFF), The name remained HUFF after the late 1800's.

Surnames: HOFF, HUFF, RUBY
Researcher: Charles Hill

Date posted: Friday, April 3, 1998

Hello, I am trying to obtain information about a John HOFF(HUFF), Elishia HOFF(HUFF) and Susanna RUBY, all associated with Mt. Tabor Methodist Church. John is believed to be one to the trustees, Susanna is buried in the Old Mt. Tabor Cemetery. The time period in reference is 1830+. I want to know the relationship between John and Elishia, Susanna is Elishia's wife. There is also a Stalling in this group but I don't see a relationship. The Methodist Historical Society at Lovely Lane Methodist Church in Baltimore does not have any information about the congregation of Mt. Tabor. MT. Tabor Church is located in Spring Gap. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Pamela Robinson


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Date posted: Friday, April 3, 1998

STAATS, David born 17 July 1800 Alleghany Co., MD; married 25 May 1826 to Hannah SPRINGER. David is possibly son of David STAATS and Latesha CODRICK/CODERICK. Any information appreciated! Thank you.

Surnames: BATEMAN
Researcher: Betty Hollands

Date posted: Friday, April 10, 1998

I am looking for information, parents & siblings of Margaret A. BATEMAN, born 1852 in Cumberland, MD. She died in 1917 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Her obit asked Cumberland papers to copy so I presume there were relatives still in that area. Can any one help?

Surnames: EYL
Researcher: Christi Hamblin

Date posted: Saturday, April 11, 1998

Hello, I am searching for any information on the surname EYL. This family lived in the area of Cumberland by 1857 and moved away sometime after 1860. While in the area two children were born to this family.

Parents: August and Augusta EYL

Children born in Allegany County:
Mary EYL b. Feb 10 1857
Anna EYL b. Nov 11 1860

Children born in Germany:

I believe they attended a Lutheran Church in the area, I have only been able to find them on the census records, but I have not been able to find any records of Land holdings or Naturalization papers.

Thank you in advance for any information.

Researcher: John R Keyes

Date posted: Sunday, April 12, 1998

I am trying to locate information on John KEYS and his family. He was born abt 1782. He lived in Martinsburg, Va. and died there of cholera in 1853. He was a blacksmith, married Anna Margaret LASHORN 22 Dec. 1816, (possibly had married Margaret POISAL 8 Jun 1811 also) I know of three children who follow 1. Phillip KEYS b. abt 1820, was a plasterer, was living in Cumberland, Md. in 1850. Married Elizabeth WARNICK of Barton, Md. (My Ggrandfather) 2. John Ward KEYS b 20 Feb 1829 in Martinsburg, Va. Came to Piedmont, Va in 1852, was a plasterer, was a conductor on the B&O RR during the Civil War, moved to Keyser W Va , was a delegate to the state legislature in 1871, and built the Keys House (a hotel) in 1872. Married Amanda M Vickeroy of Pa. 1 Feb 1855. 3. Holland N. KEYS b. abt 1826, was in Cumberland, Md. with Phillip KEYS in 1850, married John WARNER in Md 18 May 1852, and they eventually moved to Keyser W Va. Anna Margaret Lashorn Keys was brought to W Va at some point and was buried in Philos Cemt. in Westernport, Md. John Ward and his family are buried there also.

Researcher: Vanessa Dumrauf

Date posted: Sunday, April 12, 1998

Looking for any information on Martha CUMMINGS MCLAUGHLIN who came to Allegheny Co sometime in the 1870's from Donegal Ireland. She arrived with her 2 daughters, Mary and Annie. Annie married James KAVANAUGH, who was a policeman in Washington D.C. Mary never married but lived with Annie and James in Washington. Martha had 3 sons who were already living in the US. Patrick served in the Civil War and was a saloon keeper in south Baltimore. Thomas lived in Pittsburgh and James Jeremiah lived in Summers Co West Virginia. James was naturalized in Allegheny Co. on October 18, 1872. Seeking any info on this family especially where Martha may be buried any what parish in Donegal she and her children were from. The MCLAUGHLINS were Catholic and may have attended a Catholic church in the Allegheny Co area. Please contact me if you can help!!!

Researcher: Alora Cope

Date posted: Wednesday, April 15, 1998

I'm trying to locate additional information about my ggg grandfather and ggg grandmother. She is Martha MARQUISS MADDEN (1781 - 1843). She is buried in Piatt County, IL. She may have been married to a man named MCKEAN before she married Roswed (see note below) MADDEN who is my ggg grandfather. She may be the sister of William MARQUISS (1766-1829) who was from Hampshire Co., VA (now WV) and who died in Pickaway Co., OH. Martha lived in Pickaway Co., OH from about 1810 - 1839. She moved to Piatt Co., IL, with her youngest child (Cynthia Madden Croninger) and lived there about 3 years before her death. Her husband, Roswed MADDEN, died about 1818 on a trip to New Orleans. He served in the War of 1812 while living in Pickaway Co., OH. Richard MARQUISS may be William Marquiss's father. Richard MARQUISS owned property in Hampshire Co. WV and in Allegany Co., MD. The two counties are adjacent.

I found a "Rosewide" Madden listed on an 1802 Hampshire Co.,WV, tax list (1 white tithable male). This is the only possible connection that I've found for my ggg-gf that would link his family to the Hampshire Co/Allegany Co area. Roswed and Martha's oldest child, John S. MADDEN Sr., said he was born in the Old Dominion in 1805. There is a William MADDEN listed in the 1800 Allegany Co., MD, federal census. He may be Roswed's father. The Mormon CDROM Ancestral Files database lists William MADDEN as Roswed's father and a Jonathan MADDEN as Roswed's younger brother. The person who entered this information in the Mormon database is no longer living at the address given so I've not been able to determine which sources she used.

I've found many different possible spellings for n. In Pickaway Co. records he has been referred to as "Rosswood", "Rozwood", "Rawsden", "Rosswed", "Riswell", "Rarewed", "Rauzewood" and "Rowzewed". I refer to him as "Roswed" because he has a grandchild by that name buried in Piatt Co., IL.

Researcher: Tim Wade

Date posted: Friday, April 17, 1998

Trying to find information about Henry J. WADE, b. 1825. I need to find out where he was from, date and location of death, parent's.names and background. Henry married Mary HALFIN (b. 1834) of Frostburg, MD in 1852. They lived in Frostburg and had 11 children: Clara (b. 1853), Charles H. (1855-1904), Annetta (b. 1857), Rose (b.1859), Hersh (b. 1861 ), Frances (b.1863), Wilbur (b.1865), Mary (b. 1868), Edith (b.1870), Irene (b. 1873), Henry (b.1875). Charles H. married Lavenia WHITTINGTON (1854-1921) in 1874. They also lived in Frostburg, MD and had 4 children: Clarence, Clayton, Florence and Frank.

Researcher: Anna-Marie Dudte

Date posted: Saturday, April 18, 1998

In particular seeking information on the family and any descendants of Moses and Sarah LOOMAN and their children: John, Barthalow, Reason (Rezin), Baptist, Joshua, Zacheus (Zachariah), Nelly, Betsy, Kissy, Sarah, and Cassie. Moses LOOMAN and his family lived in the northern portion of Allegany Co. (right next to the Bedford Co., PA line) from about 1790 to his death just before 1810, then the family seems to have gone in every direction. Any help would be appreciated.

Researcher: Susan Tyson

Date posted: Tuesday, April 21, 1998

Emily Margaret (Emma) ANDREW(S) died Nov 17, 1950 married George Edgar MONTGOMERY (b. 17 May 1868 in WV, d. May 1, 1953) Parents Worthy and Miranda MONTGOMERY Buried in Rose Hill Cemetary. Not sure of ANDREW/ANDREWS parents or date/location of birth Know George had a bicycle shop for many years... Any info welcome

Researcher: Sharon Banzhoff

Date posted: Wednesday, April 22, 1998

Hiram Twigg b. 1845 was the son of Harrison & Jane (TWIGG) TWIGG. This family lived in the Green Ridge area of Allegany Co. near Lock #60 in Twigg Hollow. On Sept. 4, 1871, Hiram/Harman TWIGG m. Mollie (Mary Ann) HUTSON, also of Allegany Co. They were married by James Higgins, Minister according to the marriage license. Can anyone tell me with which church James Higgins was connected? Also, I cannot find the family of Mollie (Mary Ann) HUTSON and would appreciate any information about who her parents could have possibly been. Is it known by anyone whether or not there were Hutsons in the Green Ridge area. Hiram/Harman is listed on his marriage license as a Railroad Man.

Researcher: Connie Beachy

Date posted: Sunday, April 26, 1998

I looking for anyone with connections to the families of WHITWELL and NEWTON. Charles A. NEWTON may have been from Virginia. His daughter, Kate Virginia NEWTON, was born 5 October 1834 in Alexandria. She married a Miles C. MUNSON and the Newton name was passed along to another daughter: Kate NEWTON MUNSON, born 5 May 1877, married William Whitlell MIDDLETON of Prince Georges Co. Any information will be gratefully received.

Surnames: PURL
Researcher: Mike Chapman

Date posted: Monday, April 27, 1998

I am searching for any information on a William R. "Billy" PURL, who died around 1960 in Cumberland, MD. If anyone is willing to do a lookup of an obituary, I'll gladly pay the cost for a copy & postage. Thanks very much!

Researcher: Susan Tyson

Date posted: Monday, April 27, 1998

Located Worthington MONTGOMERY and Miranda BROWNING MONTGOMERY in 1850 MD census Allegany Co Worthington(b 1822) Miranda (b 1824)Interested in parents/marriages/locations

Researcher: Susan Tyson

Date posted: Wednesday, April 29, 1998

Worthington MONTGOMERY(b1822) and Miranda BROWNING MONTGOMERY(b 1824) found in 1850 MD census (ALL Co, 9thE.D.) Had 2 children listed : Washington(age 5) and Mary(age 3) Parents of Worthington possibly Hugh MONTGOMERY(b 1792) and Aley WILSON MONTGOMERY(b1801) They were listed immediately before Worthington Montgomery on census page. Parents of Miranda possibly Ephraim BROWNING(b 2 May 1800-d 27 Mar 1892) & Anna ___(1801-18 May 1877). They were listed on census page immediately before Hugh MONTGOMERY Any info regarding family or suggestions welcome as I am new to the roots!

Researcher: Ginny Walton

Date posted: Thursday, April 30, 1998

Does anyone have any info on Cassandra MAGRUDER who m. Cornelius CONNER 26 Mar 1829? I am interested in their families. Any help greatly appreciated.

Surnames: POWELL
Researcher: David Treorchy

Date posted: Thursday, April 30, 1998

Just wondering if anyone has any POWELL'S in their tree been looking for a David POWELL born Frostburg abt 1865, for abt 2 years and not sure if its Frostburg Maryland or 1 of 2 in PA. David POWELL is back in Wales UK by 1881 his father could possibly be William or Henry and its possible in stayed in US. Any help will be gratefully received.

Researcher: Barbara Raschka

Date posted: Thursday, April 30, 1998

In an earlier request to all NICELY researchers, I was trying to find a Richard NICELY born circa 1825-1830 married to a Rebecca. They supposedly had a daughter named Orleana, born 1853 (my great grandmother). Orleana lived to the ripe old age of 92 (died in 1945) at which time her children gave info for obit. & death certificate. They named her father as Richard NICELY - mother Rebecca NICELY.

On Tuesday of this week I traveled to Allegany Co., Md. and learned the following from the 1850 census. A Rebecca NICELY was living in Allegany Co. in District # 7 (probably Oldtown, Md.). Living in this household were the following Nicelys: Abram, born 1824; Rebecca, born 1828; Sarah, age 1, born 1849 (probably the daughter of Abram & Rebecca) Clarissa, born 1830; Jackson, born 1833; Julianna, born 1835 and Christina, born 1793 (probably the mother of all but Rebecca and Sarah). She would possibly have been the wife of Michael NICELY, Sr. Orleana, my great grandmother was not born until 1853 which explains why she is not listed. There was no Richard NICELY listed.

I also found numerous deeds which showed that a Michael NICELY, Sr was the father of Michael NICELY, Jr., Abraham, Julianna, Jackson, William, Mary and possibly Eli. I also learned from one of the deeds that Abraham NICELY was married to Rebecca.

I also learned that a Rebecca NICELY married Richard DEAN in 1857, four years after my great grandmother was born. Apparently Abraham NICELY died and Rebecca remarried. A Rebecca DEAN conveys property to Orleana (NICELY) TWIGG and her husband in 1881and from this it seems that Rebecca DEAN is the mother of Orleana. I believe that when Orleana died, her children could not recall the first name (Abraham) of their grandmother's first husband. They only knew their mother's maiden name was Nicely, and they probably remembered the name Richard since Richard DEAN outlived Abraham NICELY. They therefore gave the name of Orleana's father as Richard NICELY instead ofAbraham NICELY who fathered Orleana. Abraham would have died sometime between 1853 and 1857, the year Rebecca remarried. I hope to find a death certificate for Abraham NICELY as well as for Richard DEAN.

Does anyone have information on Michael NICELY, Sr. I have found a Michael in the 1810 and 1820 census for Botetourt Co., VA. I could not find him in Virginia in 1830. Perhaps he left for Maryland at that time. By 1840 I find a Michael NICELY living in Bath, VA. Does anyone know who his parents were and whether this could be the same Michael NICELY, Sr. whose property called "Yankee Hall" was being deeded over to his children between 1850 and 1860?

Does anyone have any information on any of these Nicelys? I would appreciate any help you can give me.

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