Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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fisher40048@comcast.net
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Male
72 years old
About Me

I have spent the last ten years researching my ancestor John David Fisher. He married Margaret Weaver and moved from Huntindon, Pa in 1854 to Illinois. He purchased 40 acres of land in 1850 for $1.25 an acre. The land grant is signed by Willard Fillmore President of the United States. My quest to prove whom where his parents. There are so mamy Henry Fishers and  just need to sort out the correct one.

I carry on the Fisher trait of height, being the shortest of four brothers at six foot three inches. My dad was six foot five inches tall. Thanks to Deb Fisher Riley for pointing out this web site.

Update: I spent part of a day at the Land Office in Dixon, Illinois. I was able to get a copy of the Land Grant of Henry Fisher and his wife. i later went to the land he had bought and talked with the present owner. He thought his family were somehow related. But he never checked into to history. He said his family were from the same area in PA. That his family had bought Land Grant Land in 1841. Another trip back to the Land Office proved to be correct. William Fisher bought Land Grant in China Township now known as Franklin Grove. I was able to get a copy of this Deed.

This now has open up a whole lot of more questions! Somehow My Henry Fisher and William Fisher are related. Maybe someone in Huntingdon PA kowns this William Fisher.

I am planning another trip to Dixon, Il  Courthouse for more records on this Fisher side.


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I am trying to prove Henry Fisher real father.


John D. Grove III
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Male
65 years old
About Me

I have been interested in genealogy for years.  I am a member of Ancestry .com. I have traced both the Groves on my father's  side and my mother's (Mohler) back to Switzerland in the 1600's .  On the Grove side Jacob Grove the first settler had an orphanage.  On the Grove side, I have ancestors in the civil war (Levi C. Reed) and the Revolutionary War .


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I want to join to contribute to the history of my family and find out more.


Deb (Fisher) Riley
Site Owner
Female
About Me

I am the creator of Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley.  My goal is to share all of the information I have collected over the years and will continue to collect.  My collecting has slowed down tremendously, since I now have a son, who keeps me quite busy.  I am also a full time first grade teacher.  My main lines of research include:  Riley, Garner, Isett, Norris, Fisher, Anderson, Kinch, Creighton, and Watson.  However, I am game for almost any name from Huntingdon County!



Gloria Gabert Ranker
Member
Female
69 years old

techfreak1001@gmail.com
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Male
About Me

Looking for family members we dont know much cept henry fisher not the famous one but the one married to my grandma


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Lonnie S. Smith Jr.
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About Me

Hi! I am a Genealogist, Photographer, and Historian in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. I enjoy researching and sharing what I find.

 I am a Volunteer/Member of the Huntingdon County Historical Society.

 I'm the Student-Liaison for the Hartslog History and Heritage Museum in Alexandria and the Huntingdon County Heritage Committee.

Here is my website: Huntingdon County, PA History and Heritage - www.huntingdonhistoryandheritage.webs.com

 My family names I am researching are:

 - Busko - Shaffer - Schell - St.Germain - Fink - Hoover - Black - Stawski- Early- Wakefield - Querry or Quarry - Smith - Bomgardner - Carrole - Lewicki - Crownover - Long - Dupuis.

And many more.



R Shipp
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Deborah Lesslie
Member
Female
67 years old
About Me

Retired teacher interested in my Householder/Weaver roots.



Bob Wrigley
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Male
About Me

Male

Lancaster County, Pa

Interested in Families of Joseph & Mary Norris, John D Norris, Andrew & Eliza Steel Allison, Samuel Steel & Almira Miller Allison, Alexander Steel.   Have Civil War documentation on Samuel Allison.



Susan Pollock Bailey
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Female
About Me

my family tree is pollock,garner,speck,buchanan



George Sarra
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Judi
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Ginna
Member
Female
78 years old
About Me

My name is virginia Alice Shepard Shapiro. I live in Wysox , Bradford Co. pa. My mother lleft Huntingdon Co. with her family when she was two years old, traveling by train to Alba, Pa. and walked up the mountain to their new home



Yvonne Prough
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Female
About Me

I have been tracing the Prough family now for about 30 years.  And I still have more to find. Hope to make some connections here. Very interested in the Big Trough Creek area.  Am facinated by the Huntingdon area and the people there. 



Melanee Rinker Morales
Member
Female
About Me

My dad John F. Rinker, born 1920 grew up in McConnellstown, PA.  His mother was Pearl Rinker and they lived in the house beside the old Methodist Church. My dad is still living.

My maternal grandmother was Genevieve Fisher, and she lived in McConnellstown and attended the new Methodist Church.  My mother was Mary Elizabeth Rinker known by all as Betty.  She was born in 1920, and she went to Huntington High School.  She passed away 26 years ago.

My husband and I visit McConnellstown every year.  We love the area.



Wendy Shea
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John R Houser
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Dorothy Peck
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Female
About Me

I live close to Petersburg and the family names that i have in my tree are Weaver, Barnett,and Ronk



Heather Grazier Lohr
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Sally Carter
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Female
About Me

Hello!

 

I am researching Showalter, Bruss, McConnaughy, Hardy in the Huntingdon County area. I look forward to learning more about everyone's research.

 

Best Regards,

 

Sally Carter

Norman, Oklahoma


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