Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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



Kim Armstrong
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Linda Schmidt
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SonofMyers
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27 years old
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My Name is Colin Shepherd Quentin Wolcott, Son of Wesley Alan & Nancy Faye (Myers) Wolcott. My Grandmother is Helen Marie (Garner) Myers, Daughter of Melvin Clyde and Olive (Norris) Garner. Olive Norris was the daughter of Emanuel and Catharine Norris. 1 of 9 siblings. not sure where it goes after that, but I do know that it picks up with Samuel W. Norris. Melvin Clyde Garner was the son of Edmund Parks Garner and Mary Ann (Anderson) Garner.  would also like to trace the Myers family of Blair county as well as any andersons that are related to Norris, garner, fisher or myers families.


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I am a historian of sorts. junior historian... I don't know. What I do know is that I have a deep love for discovery and for histoy. especially family history. on my dads side I have one royal governor, Roger Wolcott, one signer of the declaration of independence, oliver Wolcott, and one secretary of the treasury oliver Wolcott jr. not bragging, really. just knowing this has led me to discover more about my own past and my families. to me, knowing where I come from helps me feel connected to who I am.


McCall Ron
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I grew up in the ridges of Penn Twp. near the White Church.  I have been working on Norris, McCall,Grove and related families.  I have lived away from the area 50 years, but am in Huntingdon County a number of times each year visiting relatives, of whom there are many, and coming to reunions(5 or 6).



Karen Weaver Duvall
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64 years old
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I am a wife, mother grandmother and great grandmother. I enjoy learning family history. My husband and I like traveling and spent time last summer in several states gathering info on mostly the Duvalls' but some on Weaver (my side).


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Love old pictures. I was given a link for the woodcockvalley site that had a picture of the old Weaver homestead, saying that it had belonged to Henry and Rachel (Bryan) Weaver. One of Henry's brothers, Christian was my great, great, great grandfather. Hoping to someday find more info on their parents Jacob and Susan. Also on my great great grandparents John A. and Hannah Weaver.


Laura E. (Thompson) Gardner
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Born on Piney Ridge, daughter of William Crownover Thompson and Eva Margretta (Stone) Thompson. Nine brothers and sisters, William Ferhn, Thomas Gene, George Clayton, Elmer Jay, Gerald Tracy, Eva Margretta, Cindy Ann Carolus, and Ruby Sue Houck. Aunts Edith Lloyd, Catherine Enyeart, Violet Dean, Uncle Ralph Rinker lived in Aitch, along with my grandmother, Anna Eleanor (Anderson) Rinker. Also Aunt Blanche Hearn, Uncle Alfred Hearn, Aunt Alma Parks, Uncle Berley Parks, Uncle Mart Thompson, Aunt Martha Thompson. Currently live in Clearwater, FL.


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I have relatives in the Woodcock Valley.


JoAnna (Emigh) Avila
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51 years old
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I am the oldest daughter of Diana Lee (Chilcote) Emigh and John Edward Emigh. I have 4 children. Justin Donald Osborne Holden born 6/22/87, he lives in Baltimore Md. Samantha JoAnne Emigh Holden, born 1/21/89. She lives in Chambersburg she has a step daughter, Alexia Franco, her adopted daugher, Gabriella Michelle Holden and due 4/2016, her son Vinny. . Thomas Herbert Edward Holden, born 1/7/90. Their father is Timothy Wayne Holden, of Baltimore Md. son of Herbert and Evelyn(Clark) Holden. My youngest is Stephanie Jo Henry, born 10/18/91/ lives in Rouzervlle Pa. She has 3 children. Emmett L. Madolla, Michael Eugene Madolla and Adelynne Rose Marie Weister. Stephanie is the daugher Richard Eugene Henry of Mt Union Pa I married Bernardo Avila Hernandez 12/9/13. We live in Rouzerville PA, just outside of Waynesboro.
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My mother is not in the best health, and I want to be able to tell my children, and grandchildren about our family.

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



Frank Showalter
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71 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.


jeff Launtz
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68 years old
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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.



Mark V. Johnston
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55 years old
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Bette (Fouse) Hamilton
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Bonnie Isett Gorman
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   I am passionate about genealogy and love researching my various family lines. Many of my lines intersect in Pennsylvania so much of my interest is focused there. I live in California and am very grateful for all the help I have received from my online friends.

  My main area of research is my Isett line, but I am also especially interested in Oliver, Rodgers, Eby, and Grubbe.

    Frances Rodgers(b. 1778) married Henry Isett, and Nancy Nelson Oliver (b.1816) married Edward Bell Isett. Although I think that Frances Rodgers' parents were Samuel Rodgers and Jane, and I think that Nancy Nelson Oliver's parents were Joseph Oliver and Mary, I have been unable to find documentation. I would love to hear from anyone who has knowledge or interest in those families.



Nancy
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Bob Snare
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75 years old
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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.



fisher40048@comcast.net
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74 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.


Priscilla
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73 years old

Lonnie S. Smith Jr.
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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.

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