Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania


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Reply Lois Martin Allison
11:06 AM on March 23, 2014 
My great grandparents were Samuel Hughes, born about 1822 (died 1872 in Mifflin Co., Pa.) & Mary a.Orris, born 1831. Their daughter, Henrietta had a child, James A. Martin, born 1886 in Shirleysburg, Pa. James was my grandfather. We have never been able to locate anything on his father, who was also named James A. Martin, never married to Henrietta. I would like to find more on Samuels son George W. born 1863, died after 1911 &'John A. born 1853.
Reply Robert C. Thompsno
11:30 AM on January 24, 2014 
Retired & living in Lancaster, PA. Researching a Catherine White b. abt. 1786. Daughter Eliza Ann b. 1812, m. John Thompson b. 1806,
m. 1833. This John my g-g-grandfather born in Sandy Creek twp, Mercer cnty. to John Thompson and Mary Ann Finley. Eliza brother may have been Wm. Barrick White m. Sarah Ridenour.
Thanks for all the cemetery transcription work. Let me know if I can be of help in Lancaster county. Bob
Reply Kay Woodcock
8:22 PM on August 17, 2013 
I wanted to check out the this site to see if it was related to my family
in Michigan
Reply Cecily Cone Kelly
10:29 AM on August 13, 2013 
Great site.
Reply Susan Christian
5:45 PM on April 24, 2013 
I came to visit Huntingdon County looking for Brumbaugh history. After much searching I did find some cemeteries, the best of which is of course the "valley view" cemetery on Weller Road. The Army Corps seems to be doing a good job of maintaining the cemetery. Too bad the house is in such disrepair. My great grandmother was a Brumbaugh of Darke County Ohio. I read something in the Brethren Gospel Messenger about the Brumbaughs of Woodcock Valley and thought I would check it out.
Reply Werner Garner
9:00 PM on November 14, 2012 
This is my son. Ralph Garner.
Reply Sharron Swope Mirikitani
2:59 PM on July 27, 2012 
Hi Donna,
Please contact me via email I am sure I can help you with this.
Donna Cunningham says...
Hi Sharron. I have a civil war letter that has been passed down in our family. It was written by a soldier to his father and the signature appears to be Cyrus G. Swoope. I have been trying to establish some connection to my family but am stumped. Are you aware of any connection to your family ?
Reply Janice Trumbell
4:22 PM on June 5, 2012 
Frank Showalter suggested that I take a look and I am so glad I did. Your site is fantastic! I can't wait till I have more time to check things out more thoroughly.
Reply Jim Strong
5:30 PM on April 29, 2012 
Hi folks,

Just uploaded a pic of a linen doily that I found in an old book that was owned by my great grandfather Pvt James Strong, Co
C, 53rd Regmt. Pa Vol Inf. I gave it to my cousin John R Houser whose great grandfather was J F N Householder. It appears to be a doily used at the 50th Wedding Anniv of Mr Householder in May 1909.
Reply Sheeder
10:59 PM on September 24, 2011 
Hello! I just found out this evening that I am descended from Isaac Swope and Jane Edwards (GGG grandparents) What a break through I had thanks to your site and an obit I found on their daughter Ellen T. Swope, who married Abner Sheeder.
I have only been doing genealogy for about a year, and was stumped on Ellen
because other sources gave her maiden name as Edwards. Now at least I found
her parents and her correct maiden name. Info on her obit, dated
9/28/1916 from the Tyrone Daily Herald lists her death as 9/22/1916. She was born
in Shirleysburg in 1838 and lived in Broad Top since1855 until the time of her
death. She had 14 children, 9 were surviving at the time of her death, including my
great grandfather, William Sheeder. Also surviving was her brother William Swope.

I posted all my new info on my tree at

Glad I found this site. My mom comes from the McCarthy-Rutter-
Dolan-O'Rourke clans in Robertsdale/Broad Top area. My dad is from the Sheeder-Kline-Gates-Graffious sides from Hopewell/Six Mile Run,etc.
Once again, thanks for a great site!

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