Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania


Norris, Garner, and Schell

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 11:05 AM

I would like to start this post by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!!!!  I hope 2013 brings you health and happiness and wonderful genealogy finds!  

While I have not been a very active researcher the last several months, I always have my eyes open, and love to hear from others.  I am sometimes slow to respond, but I will always get back to other researchers in time.

Others on the site have been working hard and posting new information to the website.  Ron McCall has written two detailed family history reports on Joseph Norris and John B. Garner that can be viewed in the Family Histories area of the website.  

In the first report, Ron chronicals Joseph Norris, Sr. and his movements to Huntingdon County, his endeavors, and the movements of his children.  The report is entitled The First Norris Family in Huntingdon County.  Ron follows each of Joseph Sr.'s children, and even goes into detail on the wives of his oldest son, John D. Norris.

Ron's second report is on the family of John B. Garner and his first wife, Eleanor (Norris) Garner.  Most of John B. Garner's children moved westward, and the real reason was never known until Ron and his wife Dorothy interviewed some family members.  Ron explains the circumstances surrounding the John B. Garner family in his report entitled Why One Garner Family Moved Westward.  In the report, Ron explains the circumstances that separated the children from their father, and why many went west.  He follows each child, and included tombstone photos for many of the family members buried in Missouri, which can be viewed in the Garner Family photo album.  

Lonnie Smith, Jr. also contributed a large number of tombstone photos, obituaries, and photographs to the Schell Family photo album.  I merged the album he created with an album that I already had, and organized everything into family groups within the album.  Lonnie is a young genealogist, who recently completed a new website, Huntingdon County PA History and Heritage.  

I want to thank all of the site members for a wonderful 2012, and for all of your wonderful contributions to this site.  Please continue to visit, add your treasures, and post about your searches.

Happy New Year!

Categories: Family Names, Site Updates

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