Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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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!



Mark V. Johnston
Member
Male
54 years old
About Me


fisher40048@comcast.net
Member
Male
73 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.


MidMdRoots
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Female
About Me

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Researching Morningstar families


Bob Snare
Member
Male
73 years old
About Me

I am a former resident of Aitch, PA.  I had 4 brothers and lived below the tracks near Grantsville School.  We lost our house when they built the lake.



Sandy
Member
Female
66 years old
About Me

I have been researching my ancestory for about 50 years.  Have recently learned that my great great grandfather was born in Huntingdon County likely in the area you are writing about.  I belong to ancestry.com and have done a great deal of reserach in the Centre County Pennsylvania Room.  Being a grandma of six grandchildren keeps me busy and I am retired.  Family members are helping and no one has been able to get past this great great grandfather so I am hoping reaching out to you may help me and others.



Alice Hocker
Member
Female
About Me

From Pine Grove Mills, lives in Lewisberry Pa  My mother was a Bratton, her mother a Corbin 





Colleen Corcelius Norwood
Member
Female
81 years old

valene
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Female

Nancy Lorz
Member
Female
80 years old
About Me

I'm older than dirt. Was born in Tyrone, Blair Co., PA. My family, for many generations, came from Central PA. We moved to Meadville, Crawford Co., PA, when I was a baby as the Viscose had opened a plant here, and it was depression days. I have 4 grown daughters, 6 grown grandchildren, and I'm deeply into genealogy.

Surnames I have from Woodcock Valley are Barrick, Boyer,Clapper, Grove, Hahn, many in other parts of Huntingdon, Blair, Clearfield counties.



Stephanie
Member
Female
49 years old
About Me

Granddaughter of Charles M. JohnsonJohnson



Sharon Pratt
Member
Female
66 years old
About Me

Hello.  I am a descendant by way of the marriage of Sarah Hallman (Heilman) and David Ashenfelter (Ashalter).  Sarah's Father was Isaac Hallman and Mother was Rebecca Isett.  

I have been researching my family since I retired about 7 years ago.  I've joined several lineal groups and hope to prove my ancestry for posterity.  Thank you for the opportunity to join this family group. I hope to learn more about my  Isett family.



Amy Meyers Nicolai
Member
Female
About Me

Daughter of Wayne Marvin Meyers and Esther Louise Kleinschmidt. Grand-daughter of Carrie Venca Weaver Meyers and William Meyers.  



Kim Armstrong
Member
Female

Alan
Member
Male
About Me
Working on the descendants of William Enyeart and his two wives, Catherine Schell, Jane Norris, also working on the Norris family, Keener Family, Ring family, Mustard family, among others

Celtie
Member
Female
About Me

I was born and live on the west coast of Scotland, started my family research around 2009 and with a bit of help was very successful.  I discovered via Debbie's hard work with this site that some of my Kiltie ancestors from Scotland had settled in Huntingdon and Margaret Kiltie had married John E Hoover of  McConnelstown.  Margaret B Hoover passed away in 1960 and had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Braddock.

I would really like to know more about their lives, for instance the fact that they operated a fish market in Huntingdon, there has to be many stories regarding this, and above all a photo of the family, but  I think this may be too much to expect or hope for.

My thanks to Debbie, without her posts I would never have known where in the U.S.A. my ancestors had settled.

Best Regards

Celtie



Jim Gresham
Member
Male
About Me

My wife is the great granddaughter of Davis G. Enyeart and have become interested in this area through research of her family tree.



Cindy
Member
Female
About Me

I am researcing the following surnames: Hicks, Morningstar, Dilling, Richardson, Koch, Woomer, Thompson



John D. Grove III
Member
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.


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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