Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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Ragan
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Male
87 years old

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!



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.


Gloria Gabert Ranker
Member
Female
69 years old

techfreak1001@gmail.com
Member
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.
Member
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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Male

Deborah Lesslie
Member
Female
67 years old
About Me

Retired teacher interested in my Householder/Weaver roots.



Raytown Ranger
Member
Male
45 years old

Ruby McCall Shearburn
Member
Female
About Me

I was born and raised in Penn Twp; just recently became interested in genealogy; I     spend much time in Huntingdon County Courthouse and Juniata College Library  where I find many answers to family births, marriages, and death dates.

 My research currently is on my grandmother, Bessie (Grove) McCall's two sisters, Laura (Grove) Smith and Mary( Grove) Smith,  who lived in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co.  They were born here in Penn Twp , Huntingdon County; married two Smith brothers,  Samuel and Jacob  from Centre County.  The husbands had a thriving Smith Brothers Bakery in Pittsburgh during the 1920, 1930, and maybe in 1940s. They employed family members and other men during that time.

We've lost complete contact with this part of our family.

These two ladies, Laura and Mary, are two of fifteen children of the Benjamin and Hannah (Johnston/Johnson) Grove family.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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.



Beverly Harker
Member
Female
About Me

I have been reseaching the Harker/Beaver ancesters of my husband for many years. Catherine Beaver, daughter of Anthony Beaver and Susanna Clapper, who married Jacob Harker, Nov.8, 1810 ,in Marklesburg, Huntingdon Co. PA. One of their sons, David Beaver Harker married Jane Norris in Huntingdon Co.. I am trying to find her father. She was born Dec.1, 1816 and died May 30, 1870 and is buried in Farnham Cemetery in St Joseph Twp. in Williams Co. Ohio.



Ruby Keller
Member
Female
About Me

My name is Ruby Shirk Keller.  I grew up on the ridge between Hesston and Raystown.  My mother's maiden name was Shingler.  Her parents were Mary Ellen (Nellie) Magill Shingler and Robert Shingler.  She has lived on the farm since 1919.  She will be 94 in September.  I have 2 brothers...Robert and Raymond, and a sister Helen.  Most of my ancestors on my mothers side are buried in the Anderson, White Church and Old Stone Church cemeteries.



Leon Hood jr
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Male
About Me

I am Leon Hood Jr. I was born in Akron Ohio, but grew up in Placerville California. I started looking into my Hood family after my dad died in 2010. I have Prough, Fouse, Householder, isenberg, just to name a few. My family (Hood) was in this area and then one of them moved to Ohio.



Mary
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Female

dpc
Member
Female
72 years old

Bob Wrigley
Member
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.



Christine
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Leslie Kyle
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