Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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fisher40048@comcast.net
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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.


Zeigler Hotel
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Female
23 years old
About Me

Max and Sylvia Byers purchased the Zeigler Hotel in 2014.  The hotel has seen better days and we are slowly restoring it to it's former glory.  We are very interested in the history and love researching the hotel's life and the history of the community surrounding it.


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We are interested in learning any and all history surrounding this beautiful old hotel.


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!



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Ruby McCall Shearburn
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Cecily
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Jim S
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Male
About Me

I am researching Stapleton, Allen - Plummer - McCormick



Sara Nell Troxel Jones
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Female
About Me

I have been doing genealogy since 1985.  I am a widow for 6 years now.

The people I am looking for is, Hazard, Robb, Colwell. I live in Pitts

sburg Ks I am willing to help anyone that I can.  saranell7@hotmail.com



Donna Cunningham
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Female
About Me

I am researching the Blatt / Ealy / Cunningham /  Swoope families who lived in the Huntingdon area for generations.  My parents moved out West from Pennsylvania in 1940, consequently I do not know much about my Pennsylvania connections.


I discovered a civil war letter in my mother's effects after she passed away in 2009 and have been on the search to reveal the connection of the author (Cyrus G. Swoope) to my family.  We also have an old land deed, printed on sheepskin, dated 1789 and signed by Benjamin Franklin.  I am trying to find out more about this too. These finds have instilled in me a real desire to find out more about my family's ancestors.  


I am especially interested in finding the identity of the parents of my great, great grandfather, Gustaves Cunningham.  My grandfather,  James Cunningham, was married to Anna Mary Blatt.  They divorced in the 1930s so we have very little knowledge of the Cunningham side of our family.  I have found some info. but wish to know more.  James was also one of about 10-12 children and was a brother of Minnie Mertie Fisher and Harriet Fouse.  I would love to know more about his relatives, esp. sharing of any pictures.  I will be glad to share what I do have.    



Pamela Neary Boyer
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Female
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Priscilla
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Female
72 years old

Frank Corbin
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Male
70 years old
About Me

My Corbin family is from Huntingdon County and had farms along the Rayston Branch starting before 1800. I believe from Pridmore.

I also have Norris, Enyeart, Green, Coder, and Isenberg among others in my family tree in Huntingdon County.


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I collect geneology information.


Judi
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techfreak1001@gmail.com
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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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jeff Launtz
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Male
67 years old
About Me

I was born and raised in marklesburg. My maternal grandparents were Charles L. Frank who was born in Marklesburg and Edna ( lauderbaugh ) who was born in Piney Grove Md. and raised im Marklesburg. My paternal grandparents were Richard A. Launtz who was born and raised in Johnstown Pa and Florence C( Horton) who was born and raised in Broad Top Pa.



Sandy
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Female
67 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.



Brenda
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Female
52 years old

NealH
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Male
58 years old
About Me

Genealogy interest:  Hunter, Geist, Brisbin, Kinch.




Colleen Corcelius Norwood
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Female
81 years old
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