Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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Gen. Hancock
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14 years old
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My name is Colby Paul Grubb I Live in Piney Ridge, Walker Township, Pa. I was Born in Huntingdon, Pa . I am 13 and I love the American Civil War. I'm Doing research on my five great-grandfather Samuel Wilson Norris, Who Served In the Union Army of The Potomac in the Second Corps under Major Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock. This General I do admire. I'm also doing Research on Huntingdon and the Grubb, Norris, Scott, Hall, and McBride Genealogy.


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I like to join because I'm Doing research on my five great-grandfather Samuel Wilson Norris, Who Served In the Union Army of The Potomac in the Second Corps under Major Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock. This General I do admire. I'm also doing Research on Huntingdon and the Grubb, Norris, Scott, Hall, and McBride Genealogy and I love History.


R Shipp
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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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56 years old
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Sherrie Kasner Matthews
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47 years old
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Ruby McCall Shearburn
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Female
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Beverly Harker
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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.



Nancy
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Mike Bates
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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.


Frank Corbin
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71 years old
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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.


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.



Peggy Robb Lang
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Dottie Reihart Hess
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Female
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.



Carey
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Nina
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71 years old
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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.


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