Archived Queries

Here you will find some of the many genealogical queries I have placed on message boards and forums over the years.

I am the author of all the below queries and have included links to the original posting on the GenForum or another website when possible.

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CARSON & HOPKINS Family Queries

Subject: Re: Kansas surnames CARSON – HOPKINS
Posted to: Kansas Genealogy Board on GenForum as message 12547
Original posting date: 16 Nov 2002


My gg-grandfather Andrew F. CARSON (1855-1937) was a brother of Furman CARSON and married the sister of Furman’s wife, Anna Mary HOPKINS, in 1875, in New Jersey.

I am curious where you discovered information on the maiden surnam of REID for Caroline, wife of Charles CARSON.

I am also interested in the death information you posted for Charles CARSON. I had his death date as “before 1881” due to a Trenton, NJ city directory dated 1881 that referred to Caroline CARSON as a widow.

Please contact me so we can exchange information on this family line. Might you have pictures to share?

Subject: CARSON – HOPKINS Families of Monmouth & Mercer Cos. NJ
Posted to: New Jersey Genealogy Board on GenForum as message 12658
Original posting date: 16 Nov 2002


Seeking further information on Charles CARSON, b. 1824 in NJ. He married Caroline
(—) about 1845. Children included John Wesley, Charles H., Andrew F., Furman, Amanda, George Elez., and Jane A.

The fate of Charles CARSON is unknown. He was not living with the family at the time of the 1870 census, and wife Caroline was called a widow in 1881. She was living in Chambersburg, NJ at that time. I have no further information on her after this date.

Sons Andrew and Furman married into the HOPKINS family of NJ. Andrew married Anna Mary HOPKINS in 1875, while Furman married Amey HOPKINS, also in 1875. One researcher has informed me that George and Della HOPKINS were the parents of the HOPKINS sisters, but I’ve found nothing further on them.

Brothers Andrew and Furman CARSON and their families ultimately moved to Morris Co. KS.

I will happily exchange information with other researchers of these lines.

FRYMAN, LICHLITER & CUNNINGHAM Family Queries

Thos. CUNNINGHAM m. Mary LICHLITER 1795 Shen Co VA
Posted to the Cunningham Family History Board on GenForum
Original posting date: 12 Jan 2002


Hi – I am trying to learn more about the Thomas CUNNINGHAM who took out a marriage bond with Mary LICHLITER 21 Dec 1795 in Shenandoah Co. VA.

Specifically, I am trying to determine if this Thomas CUNNINGHAM may have died before Dec 1804, when a widow named Mary CUNNINGHAM married George FRYMAN, also in Shenandoah Co. VA.

Any information you can provide on Thomas or Mary would be appreciated.

CUNNINGHAM – LICHLITER – FRYMAN Shenandoah Co. VA 1795
Posted to: Virginia Genealogy Board on GenForum
Original posting date: 20 Oct 2002


Hi – I am trying to learn more about the Thomas CUNNINGHAM who took out a marriage bond with Mary LICHLITER 21 Dec 1795 in Shenandoah Co. VA.

Specifically, I am trying to determine if this Thomas CUNNINGHAM may have died before Dec 1804, when a widow named Mary CUNNINGHAM married George FRYMAN, also in Shenandoah Co. VA.

George FRYMAN was b. before 1784, and later removed to Belmont Co. OH where he died in 1839.

Re: CUNNINGHAM – LICHLITER – FRYMAN Shenandoah Co. VA 1795
Posted to: Virginia Genealogy Board on GenForum
Original posting date: 26 Mar 2009


Hi Ken –

In preparing for a trip to the Shenandoah Valley later this year, I am again delving into the FRYMAN family. I just now came across your post. I am hoping you’re still researching and find this.

There certainly is information that tracks, but the details are off. Allow me to share what I know in a bit more detail.

Marriage bond in the amount of $150 entered into by George FRYMAN in Shenandoah Co., Virginia 07 Jul 1804. “The conditions of the above obligation is such, that wheras there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound George Fryman and Mary Cunningham (widow)….” Bondsman was Henry HOUSHAW or HAFUSHAUSE. This transcription was sent to me some years ago by a FRYMAN descendant.

A THOMAS CUNNINGHAM took out a marriage bond in Shenandoah Co., Virginia on or before 21 Dec 1795. His bride was to be one Mary LICHLITER, and John LICHLITER was the bondsman. I have not been able to learn the relationship of Mary to John.

In order for Mary CUNNINGHAM to have been the widow who married George FRYMAN, Thomas would have had to have died sometime between 1795 and 1804. Based on your information, one Thomas CUNNINGHAM died 1797, leaving a widow and child who may have been born posthumously.

It appears there may have been at least one other Thomas CUNNINGHAM who lived in the county at roughly the same time. Per a transcribed Shenandoah County, Virginia Minute Book (1791-1796): 27 Dec 1792 “Overseer of the Poor Dist. #1 to bind Thomas Cunningham, orphan of Thomas to Peter Hoshour to learn the trade of tanner. He is 5 yrs old Jan. 15, next.”

This CUNNINGHAM family appears to have lived in the same Poor District #1 as Charles FRYMAN, father of George FRYMAN. 10 Mar 1795: “Overseer of the Poor Dist. #1 bind Betsey Fartig, a base born child of Betsy Fartig to Charles Fryman. She is six yrs old May 1, next.”

Some of the FRYMAN family removed from Shenandoah Co., Virginia to the vicinity of Belmont Co., Ohio before 1809. Woodsfield, Ohio is in Monroe Co. today, adjacent to Belmont.

Mary Cunningham FRYMAN lived to age 83/84. She can be found on the 1860 census in Thompson Twp., Delaware Co., Ohio living with her son Frederick FRYMAN and his wife. She is buried in Shoup Cemetery in Thompson Twp., Delaware Co., Ohio. She presumably died in the same township.

Do you have additional information on any of the parties mentioned?

1797 Indian Uprising Powell’s Valley – CUNNINGHAM
Posted to: Shenandoah Co., Virginia Board on GenForum
Original posting date: 27 Mar 2009


Trying to authenticate some information posted by a CUNNINGHAM researcher. He stated that his ancestor, James CUNNINGAM, was killed in an Indian uprising in Powell’s Valley, Shenandoah Co., Virginia sometime between Jan and Sep 1797. I have a Thomas CUNNINGHAM potentially in my line living in the same area then who may be related. Both CUNNINGHAM men married into the LICHLITER family.

Can any Shenandoah County researcher point me in the right direction to learn more about this alleged uprising? I am interested to learn tribes involved and who was killed, if the incident indeed happened.

I have located a Powell’s Fort Valley outside of Strasburg on modern-day maps and assume it is the same, but am not familiar with the area. Plan to visit this summer.

MOZINGO & RICE Family Queries

Jane MOZINGO of VA and KS
Posted to: Mozingo Family Genealogy Board on GenForum
Original posting date: 04 Apr 1999


Seeking information on parents and siblings of Jane Elizabeth MOZINGO b. 6 Jun 1826 in Westmoreland Co. VA, d. 8 Oct 1894 in Douglas Co. KS. She married Cornelius RICE 3 Feb 1846 in Georgetown, DC. The couple had 11 children.I have no information on siblings or parents of Jane. I have discovered three candidate families in the 1830 Census of Westmoreland Co. VA. They are 1) Newton W. MOZINGO, 2) Robin MOZINGO, or 3) Peggy MOZINGO. Does anyone connect with these families?

MOZINGO – Westmoreland Co. VA 1830-1840, incl Newton, Pierce, Thomas
Posted to: Mozingo Family Genealogy Board on GenForum
Original posting date: 25 Aug 2005


There seems to be a lot of interest in the various forums re: a Pierce MOZINGO. I do not know whether he is the same Pierce MOZINGO who appears on the 1830 census for Westmoreland Co. VA (p. 124) as a male 30-40 years old.

Besides the aforementioned Pierce MOZINGO, I have located Thomas MOZINGO, age 50-60 (p. 124); Newton MOZINGO, age 20-30 (p. 125); Robin MOZINGO, age 50-60 (p. 125); and Peggy MOZINGO, a female age 50-60 (p. 126).

In 1840, there are the following people listed in the census with the MAZINGO surname: John, age 20-30; Newton, age 40-50; Thomas, age 50-60; Pierce, age 40-50; Joseph, age 20-30; Thomas, Jr., age 50-60.

I am interested in the relationships of the MOZINGO families living in Westmoreland Co., VA in this time frame, as I am seeking to locate the birth family of Jane MOZINGO, said to have been born 1826-27 in Westmoreland County, and her brother, Samuel Gideon MOZINGO, born in Virginia in June 1840.

Newton MOZINGO is a good candidate, as his children are in the correct age/gender brackets in both census years, and he was in Westmoreland Co., VA where Jane was born. Also, Jane (Mozingo) RICE named one of her children Gideon Newton RICE. Finally, a Newton MOZINGO married an Elizabeth SMITH in Westmoreland Co., VA in 1821 – and an E. MOZINGO (female, age 50) was living with Jane RICE and husband Cornelius RICE in 1850 in Washington, D.C. Newton MOZINGO cannot be located this census year, and is presumed to be deceased between 1840-1850.

(Of the MOZINGO marriages in Westmoreland Co. before 1824, no other MOZINGO males married a female with E. as the first letter of her first name.)

Can anyone help sort out these MOZINGO/MAZINGO lines?

Re: MOZINGO – Westmoreland Co. VA 1830-1840, incl Newton, Pierce, Thomas
Posted to: Mozingo Family Genealogy Board on GenForum
Original posting date: 06 Sep 2005


Hi – Good to hear from you. Thanks for your vote of confidence regarding my theory. At this point it is just that, a theory. But one must start somewhere, and this brick wall has been an impediment for far too long.

Would you mind filling in some of the details re: your ancestor, Gideon Newton RICE? I have his birth date of circa 1867, a death date of 24 Jun 1939 – and nothing else other than he was listed with his parents in the 1870 and 1880 censuses of Douglas Co., Kansas. I have all the other children, and all of their spouses names, but nothing further on your ancestor, other than what you posted above.

I recently began tracking Samuel Gideon MOZINGO further. Because he was buried in Douglas Co., Kansas in 1912, I wasn’t sure if he was the same person that went to California, and later to Nevada. I located S.G. MOZINGO in the 1870 census for Elko Co., Nevada as a single man, age 31; in the 1880 census of Lander Co., Nevada, age 41 with a wife Catherine and son Samuel W. MOZINGO; and in 1900 living with his RICE relatives in Franklin Co., Kansas as a 59-year-old widower. So far, I haven’t learned the maiden name of his wife, or when/where his wife died. I would be very interested in anything further on this family.

I am a descendant through Mary E. RICE who married Josephus BINGAMAN. She was an older sister of your Gideon RICE.

KUHN & WILSON Family Queries

2 Christian COONs 1830 Preble Co. OH
Posted to: Kuhn Surname Board on GenForum
Original posting date: 02 May 1999


I am trying to gather further information on Christian KUHN/COON, father of Wilson, Priscilla, Elizabeth, William Henry, Candus and Clinton Clay KUHN, enumerated in the 1850 Preble Co. OH census.

I’ve discovered TWO men with the name Christian COON in the 1830 census of the aforementioned county. Both men were between 40 and 49 years of age.

Christian COON of Madison Twp. had four females between 0 – 9 years and 1 male 10 – 14 residing with him. Also a female 50 – 59 who was possibly his wife.

Christian COON of Washington Twp. had 1 male 0 – 4 years and 4 females between 0 – 14 years in the household, along with females 30 – 39 and 50 – 59 years of age.

I believe Christian COON of Washington Twp. in 1830 to be the same as the Christian KUHN of Monroe Twp. in 1850. Does anyone have any evidence to prove or disprove this theory? Any ideas as to who the other Christian COON may be?

Christian KUHN in Montgomery Co.1815-1819, wife Jane WILSON
Posted to: Montgomery Co., Ohio RootsWeb Board
Original posting date: 14 May 2009


Trying to track my ancestor, Christian KUHN (ca. 1787-1851) and learn who his parents or siblings were. He was in Preble Co., Ohio at the time of the 1850 census, but I believe he may have lived in Montgomery Co., Ohio before that. His census entry gives his birthplace as Maryland.

I know he was married 01 Jan 1818 to Jane WILSON in Montgomery Co., and that Christian Kuhn, Jr. and wife Jane of Dayton sold lot 16 in Little York to Daniel DUNCAN, 20 Feb 1819.

I have located a potentially earlier entry for a Christian KUHN who purchased Dayton outlot 28 from Daniel C. COOPER and his wife, Sophia, in 1815. Do not know if this earlier entry is for the same Christian KUHN. The use of “Jr.” on the later record would imply another man of the same name in the community, whether directly related or not.

When Christian KUHN died in Preble Co., Ohio in 1851, a Tazwell GRAY was involved with the settling of his estate, who I believe was a minister with the Church of the Brethren (COB), possibly a German Dunkard congregation. If so, this could be a telling clue.

Any others researching any of these people who may have something to add, edit or clarify?

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