Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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HOWARD TROTTER
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Valerie A. Metzler
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61 years old
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Archivist/Historian in private practice whose maternal (Weaver) roots are in the Woodcock Valley.



R Shipp
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Frank Showalter
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72 years old
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Family Historian since 1970.  Besides my own lines, I do research for many others. 

I do research now in North and South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.  Past research has been primarily in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, New York, West Virginia and Virginia.  Have a vast database on Showalter's and related families. 

Retired after 48 years in Aviation.


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My family came into the Woodcock Valley in 1815.  I am an active genealogist and love to share my work.


Ruby McCall Shearburn
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 



toby hood
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43 years old

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75 years old
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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.


Anna
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Kim
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I married into the Garner family from Marklesburg.  My name is Kim Rupert-Garner and I grew up in Petersburg, PA.  I have been researching my husband, John's, family as well as my own.  My husband comes from the John Michael Garner family.  My roots are from the Garlock family.  Thanks for the website and all member's contribution.



Dottie Reihart Hess
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72 years old
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I married Francis William Hess, son of William Hess & Sarah Summers of Entriken, in August 1962.  Francis died December 13, 1989.  I moved from the Huntingdon area in 2003 to Gettysburg area. I worked as an LPN for 20 years and now I am retired. I enjoy doing Genealogy.



Bob Wrigley
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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.



Gloria Gabert Ranker
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72 years old

David J Riley
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Etta Thacker
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68 years old

Rebag
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52 years old
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My Family was from Penn. Just doing some deep research and  genealogy on the  Grove  line.  My Grandfather  was  Homer S Grove. married to  Martha (Notestine)(sp)


I was doing some reading in my files today and came across a chart prepared by one of my late Aunts that I thought I would post and share here.

 

 

George Shontz Grove...Birth March 3, 1864 Entriken PA

Death: June 19, 1945 Altoona PA

 

Married Emmaretta {Emma} R. Notestine....Birth:Nov. 1 1865 Entriken PA

Death: Oct.24, 1946 Altoona PA

 

George and Emmma were married December 22, 1887 Grafton PA By Rev. H.F. Long

 

Emma's Parents were James Kelly Notestine..Alice Serena Singer Notestine

 

Children in this union were:

 

 

Homer Samuel Grove: Born Oct 17, 1888 in Aitch PA,

 

Ella May Grove born Aug. 26, 1889 in Aitch PA

 

Alda Martha Grove born March 1 1893 in Aitch PA

 

 


Homer Samuel Grove married Martha Jane Notestine(sp) (My grandparents)



Lester Griel
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48 years old
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Nancy Lorz
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83 years old
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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.



Nancy Jenkins Parsons
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72 years old
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Bo Alexander
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66 years old

eileen
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