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Revised Edition of Black Minqua Now Available 20% discount 1 Reply

Started by Anita Wills. Last reply by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal Jun 19, 2013.


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Comment by Alane Roundtree on May 29, 2014 at 10:58am

Hello Michelle,

The History of Tioga County Pennsylvania, (R.C. Brown & Co., 1897), pg 1097, includes a sketch of Joseph R. Bradford which states he married Mary Monroe of Portsmouth, Rhode Island in May 1822.

There is also a sketch for a man named Bateman Monroe, born 02 March 1815, also in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Perhaps there’s a family connection between Mary Monroe Bradford and Bateman Monroe?

Good Luck with your search!


Comment by Michelle Gimelberg on May 29, 2014 at 8:41am

Hi Everyone, I'm trying to find the parents of Mary Monroe.  She was the 2nd wife of Doctor Joseph Reynolds Bradford.  Together they had four children: Mary Abbott Bradford (my 4th great grandmother), Levi Bradford, Daniel Bradford and Leonard Bradford.

I have Mary being born in Rhode Island but not sure where or what year.  She is buried with her husband in the Card Cemetery in Pennsylvania.  I have her death being 15 Feb 1842 not sure where.  There is another Mary Monroe buried in Card Cemetery with her brother, mother and father but I don't believe they are the same woman.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Comment by Keith Burke on October 3, 2013 at 1:29pm

Many family members from the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania:  Frank Joseph Burke (1872-1934), John Charles (1847-1921), Amanda Jane Gohn (1858-1938), Samuel Charles (1799-1875),  Frances Steller Mylin (1810-1878) and current resident of Lancaster: William J Burke.  I like to hear from their living family's.

Comment by Diana Beckner Belles on August 13, 2013 at 3:28pm

No, I don't know of any Shanaburgers.  There is another Shanabarger line in SW PA/NW WV and another line that ended up in OH/IN.  I'm in touch with researchers from the latter, but we haven't found the missing link yet.

Comment by Jim Avery on August 13, 2013 at 3:00pm

Diana - I saw your post on Shanabarger - There were some Shanaburger who married Wolfords in Adams Co. PA Any connection?

Comment by Diana Beckner Belles on August 13, 2013 at 2:53pm

I am researching Shanabarger which I think is a derivative of Schoenberger.  Earliest name I have is Samuel b. c1800 who married Sophia Brant. They were in Fayette county in 1824. His father may be Wilhelm Schoenberger b c1780 who married Matilda Brannon.  He may have been an immigrant.

Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on June 19, 2013 at 1:41pm

Anita Wills,

If you haven't seen his page before "Paul E. Phillips" has the whole Green family detailed as well as locations of mill, homes etc.

Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on June 19, 2013 at 1:35pm

Anita Wills ,

have you seen this book already? Not sure it has photos of the mill but it does contain info on George Green and his home, the mill, etc. also Jesse Green and Abel Green.

Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on June 19, 2013 at 1:17pm

Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on June 19, 2013 at 12:56pm

Posting these two articles I came across while researching for someone just in case someone here might be related:


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