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Surnames: CELLY, DANDO
Researcher: Craig Robertson

Date posted: Wednesday, July 1, 1998

An old photograph was found in my gggrandfather house in Frostburg, the DANDO's. This photo was of a tombstone in the name of David and Mary CELLY. It was written in the Welsh language. I had a friend from Wales translate the engraving but it was no help as to the identity of these people. I thought that the photograph was brought over to the US by the DANDO's because of the language. I however found it located in the Frostburg Memorial Park Cemetery. I can't figure out why they had this photo or who the people were. (maybe it was a spelling for KELLY??????) If anyone has heard of this name let me know. Thanks

Researcher: Bill Hinkle

Date posted: Wednesday, July 1, 1998

My Grandfather, William HINKLE was born to William Marville HINKLE and Susana McKenzie Walker HINKLE. She was the daughter of John MCKENZIE and Elizabeth ADKINS. He was the son of Edward M. HINKLE and Harriet TWIGG HINKLE.

I have a picture of Susana MCKENZIE, but I would love to find a picture of Edward HINKLE and Harriet TWIGG HINKLE. I believe Harriet died around 1930 in Cumberland.

I would love any information anyone can offer on these lines.

Surnames: DAVIS
Researcher: Donna Hertzog

Date posted: Friday, July 3, 1998

Seek any info on Ebenezer DAVIS who died in Westernport, Allegheny Co. abt 15 Feb 1794. Will names wife Sarah and children Joseph, Levi, Stephen, Tabitha, Rachel, Ebenezer, Jenny, Mary, and Susanna. The three last named daughters were all minors at the time of his death. Will mentions land owned in Monongalia County, VA in addition to land in Allegheny Co.

Researcher: Tom Diehl

Date posted: Sunday, July 5, 1998

Subject: Alleganey Co. James CULLEN and Bridget MERRIGAN of County Wicklow, Ireland, had a daughter named Ellen CULLEN, (b. 1847), who married John Joseph STAKEM (b. 1844), also of County Wicklow, Ireland. They began raising a family in Midland, MD in 1873, having 4 boys & 4 girls by 1886.

Their second child, Bridget Mary STAKEM, (b. 6 Oct., 1875), married Michael Paul MURRAY on 20 Oct., 1896. Michael P. MURRAY was the oldest of 6 children born to Robert MURRAY and Bridget (COSGROVE) Murray. R.M. Murray and Bridget Cosgrove were married 30 Dec., 1872 in Frostburg, MD. Their parents were: (his) Charles MURRAY and Nellie (THOMPSON) MURRAY, and (hers) Michael COSGROVE and Mary (Mooney) COSGROVE.

Another person (unrelated to the previous names) that I am researching is Michael Joseph MALAMPHY, (b. 1859) in Tipperary, Ireland. I was told that he came to the U.S. at the age of 16 (?), about 1875. He worked as a miner in the Allegany Mts., saved his money, and opened the Malamphy Bottling Co. in Cumberland, MD. In the early 1880's, he married Elizabeth STANTON, who gave birth to 6 children. She died, (date & cause unknown) and eventually M.J. Malamphy re-married in 1901. His second wife was Minnie Laura GOODING, from Culpeper Court House, Virginia. He and his new wife had an additional 6 children. Minnie L. GOODING was born in 1878 to George Washington GOODING & Margaret J. (SPICER) GOODING. If you think that you are related to any of these people, or have data on them to share, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks

Surnames: LUMAN
Researcher: Glenda Lewman

Date posted: Tuesday, July 7, 1998

Would like info on the following people who are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, MD: Theodore LUMAN b. abt 1840 - 12/1900; his wife, Anne McBeth LUMAN b. abt 1854 - 4/1926; their son, Jessie J b. abt 1881 - 9/1954; Elizabeth Rose aka Bessie LUMAN b. abt 1847 - 3/1940, dau of Samuel & Jane (SCOTT) LUMAN; Ralph LUMAN b. abt 1877 - 6/1937. A Mrs. Arthur Warfield paid for the funeral services of Jessie and Elizabeth Rose.

Researcher: Susie Brown Butler

Date posted: Wednesday, July 8, 1998

The only information that I have on my gggrandfather is that he was from Cedar Creek, VA . His name was John BROWN and he married an Eliza COFFMAN. I don't even have a birthdate. I do know that his son, my ggrandfather was born in 1884. His name was Clinton Sylvester BROWN; he moved to Allegany Co. and subsequent families stayed there. Where do I start? What info. do I need for the archives? I suppose he would have fought for the South since he was from VA. Thanks in advance for any help.

Researcher: Sharon Laizure Hofer

Date posted: Thursday, July 9, 1998

I'm looking for members of the LAZIER/LEASURE/LEZEAR/LAZURE... clan that migrated across Maryland toward Bedford County in the 1760's and 1770's. They seem to have entered the country near the Chesapeake Bay in the early to mid 1700's; lived around York County, PA and Frederick County, MD.

Dominant names include John, Thomas, and Joseph. Also, Henry, Christian, and Jacob. I already have the book on descendents of Abraham by Thelma Leasure Marshall. At this point I would like to hear from anyone researching
(a.) John LEZER who lived in St. Mary's County in the early to mid 1700's.
(b.) Joseph LAZEAR who married Susnnah WEBB in 1702 and was naturalized in 1721 in P.G. County.
(c.) Abraham who came from Switzerland ca. 1754.

My particular group of Lazier's seem to have travelled across Maryland in the company of the MELLOTS, PERRINS, DICKENS, GORDONS, LOVEs and others. Some of them lived in Conococheague prior to moving toward Flintstone, MD and across the border into Bedford County, PA. They settled in Bean's Cove. At first it was Cumberland Valley Twp.; after 1800 it was Southampton Twp. Thank you so much,

Researcher: George N. Schneider

Date posted: Thursday, July 9, 1998

I'm researching the REUSCHLEIN name from Cumberland they came there in about 1848 from Bavaria, Germany John and his wife Margaret. John REUSCHLEIN 1798 - 1880 Margaret 1799 - 1881 both buried in St. Luke's Cemetery Children: Frederic, George, John also had a brother Andrew that also came to Cumberland. I would like any information possible

Researcher: George N. Schneider

Date posted: Thursday, July 9, 1998

I'm researching the SCHAFFER name from Cumberland they came there in about 1848 from Lindheim,Hesse-Darmstadt,Germany in 1847 to Cumberland. Henry and Anna Catherine SCHAFFER( also spelled SHAFFER) had 12 children Philip,George,Maria,Conrad,Margaret,Adam,Elizabeth, Frederick,Henry,William,Mary. They were members of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. All of the men were stone masons and helped to build the first St. Luke's Church, It has the town clock in it. The men all served in the Civil War. I have a lot of info now but would be interested in more.

Researcher: Richard Long

Date posted: Thursday, July 9, 1998

Searching for info on Peter LONG: b. 30 Dec 1825 Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, and d. 04 Jan 1904 Waynesboro, Franklin County, PA and Mary Catherine (EASTON) LONG, his 2nd wife: b. 6 Apr 1825 in Virginia, d. 30 Apr 1895 Waynesboro also. Peterís obit shows immigrating from Germany in 1855. His first wife may have been Carol WAGHETTE, supposedly born in Germany. She may have died in Germany. 1880 Census shows Mary Catherineís father born in Ireland and mother in Virginia. Have not been able to verify the above 4 items.

1. Philip b. Aug 1853 Hesse Darmstadt, Germany; d. Reading, PA(?); m. Christina LEITHNER in 1877. Emma Janeís obit said Philip was a surviving half brother.
2. Annie Laura b. 4 Jan 1860 Maryland (1870 Census); d. 24 Jun 1918 Waynesboro; m. John FOLK 11 Dec 1879 Waynesboro
3. William Henry b. 14 Jul 1862 Round Top, MD (?); d. 5 Jul 1917 Waynesboro; m. Emma R. SPANGLER 8 Sep 1884 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA
4. Emma Jane b. 26 Oct 1864 Round Top, MD (?); d. 27 Nov 1933 Reading, PA; believed to have been living with her brother Philip at the time.
5. Isaiah b. 1 Nov 1865 Antrim Twn, Franklin Co., PA; d. 19 Dec 1927 Waynesboro; 1870 Census shows Isaiah born in Maryland; m. Mattie M. McCULLOUGH
6. Mary Catherine b. Jan 1870 Maryland (1870 Census). No other info.
7. Samuel Luther b.16 Apr 1874 in PA. Nothing else known about Samuel other than Emma Janeís obit saying he moved west (to Ohio).

William is my line. Hope someone can help me find missing info/relatives. Thanks

Researcher: Nancy Wright

Date posted: Thursday, July 9, 1998

The names I am researching are Geo. W. MORRISON who married Rebecca POTTER on Sept. 1815 in Allegany Co. By 1828 they were in Ohio. I have no idea who Geo.'s parents were, nor do I have any siblings. I appreciate any references I can get.

Researcher: Samuel Miller

Date posted: Friday, July 10, 1998

Samuel RUGG, also spelled ROGGE, married Priscilla CURTIS or ROOTES about 1785 probably in Allegany Co. They show up in Somerset Co., Pa. in 1791. Looking for any clue to their being in Maryland.

Surnames: ROSS
Researcher: Anne Spriggs

Date posted: Saturday, July 11, 1998

I'm trying to get some info on Robert ROSS ,minister, who served the Flints. Circ.:Mt.Pleas. l868-69. The church was listed as Meth. Epis. S. I found this info in Ministers of Md. Churches l634-l990. The ref. was History of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. I think the S is Southern Methodist .

Does anyone know if there is a Methodist Church in Flintstone at present time and on what charge? The only Mt. Pleasant I know is in Frederick Co. He married my husband's grandparents in Westernport and I think he was related. Does anyone know if Mt. Pleasant has Methodist church and on what charge? Thanks

Surnames: HARE, SHARON
Researcher: Sharon Banzhoff

Date posted: Sunday, July 12, 1998

Joseph b. 8/11/1861 d. 2/26/1935 and Florence (HARE) SHARON b. 2/10/1866 d. 11/3/1930 lived in Little Orleans (Allegany Co.) and are buried in the Martin Cemetery there. Joseph worked for the railroad and from what my mother remembered, lived along the railroad and C & O Canal Towpath. Joseph and Florence were my gr-grandparents and I would like to connect with some other descendants of this family.

Researcher: Lorene Lewis

Date posted: Monday, July 13, 1998

FOUST, Hannah b. abt 1827 m. Solomon H. BITTINGER in early 1840's. Hannah's parents Henry FOUST and Mary MILLER. Need decendants of Hannah FOUST.

Surnames: WILAND
Researcher: Dorothy Wiland

Date posted: Tuesday, July 14, 1998

William WILAND b 1785 PA married Margaret DURST. Lived in the Grantsville Area.

Researcher: Dorothy Wiland

Date posted: Tuesday, July 14, 1998

Looking for ancestors or siblings of William WILAND b. 1785 m Margaret DURST settled in Allegany Co which part is now Garrett Co. Have a Hannah WILAND as marrying Christian DURST. She may have been a sister. William was a Methodist in the Grantsville area. Have a good bit of information of the time, but can't make any connection to get him to a place of birth or a family that he descended from. Even the variant spellings I encounter across PA have no structure.

Surnames: BOWMAN
Researcher: Forest J. Bowman

Date posted: Thursday, July 16, 1998

I am looking for information on my great- grandfather, Truman BOWMAN, probably born in Pennsylvania, raised his famil;y in Buck Valley, Fulton County, PA, and died in Allegheny County, MD, probably between 1910 and 1915.

He is buried in a small cemetery off I-68 east of Cumberland. His wife was Nancy (don't know her maiden name) and she died and was buried in Pennsylvania. Can anyone help me with Truman BOWMAN's obituary or other information? My grandfather left home at 18 and we know absolutely nothing about Truman or Nancy BOWMAN.

Researcher: Lynn Goodman

Date posted: Friday, July 17, 1998

Joseph ZWING/ZWENG is said to have been murdered (after Sept 1882) at a canal in Cumberland, MD. Can anyone tell me how to go about finding info on this?

Joseph was born c 1839 and was listed on the 1880 census for Cumberland along with his wife Margaret (nee) SMITH and their 7 children. They had moved to Cumberland from Martinsburg, WVA by 1867. He was from Germany and was naturalized in Allegany Co in 1874.

In Sept 1882, Joseph filed a suit against George HAMMERSMITH regarding a mortgage. Could that have been the cause of the murder? I would really appreciate any assistance or suggestions on finding info on Joseph (or his family -- only son was George ZWING).

Does anyone know of ZWING/ZWENGS in Cumberland now, or in the past?

Researcher: Susan Tyson

Date posted: Friday, July 17, 1998

Grandparents, Robert Freeman NICHOLLS & Naomi Andrew(s) MONTGOMERY were married September 8, 1924 in Cumberland by a Minister named M.L. ENDERS. The name Enders sounds familiar...anyone know which church he is affiliated with ?

Researcher: Susan Tyson

Date posted: Friday, July 17, 1998

Robert Freeman NICHOLLS, was a Mason at Orr (or Ort) Lodge in Cumberland,MD from mid 1920s to mid 1940s and that my grandmother, Naomi MONTGOMERY NICHOLLS, was a member of Eastern Star in Cumberland (1920s-1940s).

Anyone have any suggestions of where to look for more info ???

Researcher: Barbara Obaker

Date posted: Sunday, July 19, 1998

I'm looking for information on the families and histories of Ferdinand and Agatha OBECK/OBECKER who were born in Prussia, went to the West Indies and then to Maryland. In family records there are 3 boys/sons: William bn @1835 in West Indies and married Anna TROLL, Henry bn @1840 USA? and married Elizabeth STEGEMUELLER, and John TARVEY.

Questions: Where did they come from? Why Prussia-West Indies-Maryland? When did they arrive in MD? What happened to sons? Where are they buried? Who was John TARVEY? I do have a little information that I will gladly share. There is also an O'Baker family reunion in July. Thank you.

The OBAKERS/OBECKERS/O'BAKERS all lived in Cumberland, MD. Numerous ones were married in Saints Peter and Paul RC Church and some are buried there. I have found Ferdinand and Agatha in census records for Cumberland.

Surnames: OSS, SLEEMAN
Researcher: Richard Sleeman


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Date posted: Wednesday, July 22, 1998

Do you know anything about an OSS who married Mary Ann SLEEMAN. She lived in Vale Summit (then called Pompey Smash), Maryland in the late 1800's/early 1900's. Any help is appreciated.

Researcher: Roger Campbell

Date posted: Friday, July 24, 1998

I am trying to locate the graves of Constantine FAZENBAKER & Nancy BROWN FAZENBAKER. They lived in the Frostburg area in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

Researcher: Peggy Kreger

Date posted: Saturday, July 25, 1998

Argyle TWIGG - Shawnee Indian. Daughter Della - married George ELINE. Had daughter named Clara who married Elmer POWERS of Cumberland. Argyle was from Twiggtown. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Anne Hudson Bay

Date posted: Monday, July 27, 1998

I am attempting to research the SUTER family.

My grandfather was John Ellsworth SUTER, b. 10/24/1870, possibly in Piedmont, W.Va., but more than likely in Cumberland.

John had a twin sister, Emma m. (?) JAMMER and lived in Cumberland until she died. Emma had a son Suter JAMMER, who died young in N. Y. and a dau. Mary Ivalou JAMMER WHITE who lived in the family home on (?)Columbia St. until she died 12/17/1990.

John and Emma's parents were Jacob Amer SUTER, b. 4/9/1843 and Mary Isabel WALKER, b. 9/17/1847. They are both buried in Westernport.

Jacob's parents were Peter SUTER, b. 7/17/1806 m. Amelia RENNER, b. 1/17/1807. Both are supposed to be buried in Cumberland and must have lived there.

Peter's father was Peter also and was supposedly b. 4/4/1776 in Taneytown, Md. and buried in Rose Hill Cem., Hagerstown.

I would like to go back further but don't seem to be able to find any info. Can anyone help me? I would also like to find out about the WALKER side. We used to visit WALKERS, NEFFS, Thomas. BERRY, and William WILSON and I was told they were cousins. They all lived in Cumberland.

Surnames: CRAIG, HALL
Researcher: J Guy Hall

Date posted: Tuesday, July 28, 1998

Need info on William CRAIG, late 1700,s, m. Hannah HALL, born late 1700's, d/o Elisha HALL b. 1736, possibly living in Allegany Co. at the time of this marriage. Any info appreciated.

Researcher: Perry Alberry

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Date posted: Wednesday, July 29, 1998

Marriages in Alleghany County
1825 -- 08/22 -- Broadwater, Amos -- Sigler, Sarah
1834 -- 04/19 -- Broadwater, Charles -- Myers, Rosanna -- Shaw
1833 -- 12/14 -- Broadwater, Charles -- Duckworth, Darcey -- Shaw
1832 -- 03/14 -- Broadwater, Jefferson -- Recknor, Mary -- Shaw
1842 -- 08/13 -- Broadwater, Samuel -- Potter, Hesther -- Shaw
1794 -- 10/28 -- Alberry, John -- Myers, Mary -- Shaw
1806 -- 08/07 -- Alberry, James -- Myers, Ann -- Shaw
1817 -- 06/21 -- Alberry, Richard -- Stalcup, Elizabeth
1812 -- 05/09 -- Meyers, Philip -- Ball, Juliet -- Shaw -- May 19
1801 -- 12/01 -- Gilpin, Elias -- Ball, Lydia
1806 -- 02/11 -- Riddle, Moses -- Ball, Mary

Surnames: DYE, WELLS
Researcher: John C Butler


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Date posted: Wednesday, July 29, 1998

I am looking for information on a Daniel and William DYE who lived in Allegany County MD in the 1790s. They may have been brothers and ? sons of James DEY/DYE of Middlesex Couny, NJ. They married Rachel and Martha WELLS (sisters?, daughters of James WELLS?). Members of both families migrated to Holmes County, Ohio in the 1820s. Thanks

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