Newest – Cobe Coincidences

52 Ancestors

I have previously written about Richard and Eliza Cobe in two parts (part 1 and part 2). I have made some slow progress in strengthening their connection to Richard and Eliza Cobb of Barrie, Canada. Short refresher: Irish immigrants Richard and Eliza Cobe appear out of thin air in the 1840 U.S. Census district of … Continue reading Newest – Cobe Coincidences

My Lost Grandmothers: More Brick Walls

1840 U.S. Federal Census for South Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. I am at a hard brick wall on many of our female ancestors.  I know who all of my 3 x great grandmothers are, but I am unable to complete documentation on four.  Daniel’s mother, Mary Wible or Weigle, has been elusive; however, I may … Continue reading My Lost Grandmothers: More Brick Walls

John Henry Rhoads

John’s father, Henry Rhoads/Roth (2nd), arrived in Westmoreland County with his father, Henry (1st). This story is well documented by several earlier researchers, the earliest of which was published in Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania (1912), though source citations were not provided. This is one of those county histories where a genealogical … Continue reading John Henry Rhoads

Henry Rhoads

I have been able to look closely at our Y-DNA match from FTDNA and feel comfortable with continuing in my assertion that John Rhoads and Mary Wiegle came from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and are of German-Lutheran lineage.  I propose that John Rhoads is the son of Henry Rhoads and Catherine Arthurs of Smithton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Bear with me as … Continue reading Henry Rhoads