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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Westover of Pennsylvania -- Surname Saturday

For some reason, I've always had more Westover names in my tree than any other surname. The count is just a little over 1,000. Therefore, when people do google searches, they often reach my blog. Almost two years, Darlene from Pennsylvania told me about a manuscript her mother-in-law did of the Westovers from Pennsylvania. Since I had no information on them, she sent me the booklet. I have finally completed entering the data and wanted to share it. I did very little research, so if this is your line, I will let you determine what is correct.

The report begins with Oliver who was born in Massachusetts and died in Pennsylvania, he was my 2nd cousin, 6 times removed.



Descendant Register, Generation No. 1

1.Oliver WESTOVER (Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 1 OCT 1775 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, and died SEP 1855 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth WEBSTER ABT 1796 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. She was born ABT 1775 in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 29 APR 1838 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania. She was buried in Geesytown, Pennsylvania.
Children of Oliver WESTOVER and Elizabeth WEBSTER are:
+2  i.Sarah WESTOVER was born 10 DEC 1796 in Huntingdon Co., (now Blair Co.), Pennsylvania, and died 10 SEP 1827.
+3  ii.Lydia WESTOVER was born 1797 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 1878 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania.
+4  iii.Mary A. WESTOVER was born 1 MAR 1802 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 11 MAR 1889 in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
+5  iv.John WESTOVER was born 10 NOV 1804 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 31 MAR 1886 in Cherry Tree, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States.
+6  v.William WESTOVER was born 15 AUG 1805 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 12 OCT 1893 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
7  vi.Oliver WESTOVER was born 1807, and died AFT MAR 1889 in Lives in the West. He married Mary LEAMER.
+8  vii.Jonathan Webster WESTOVER was born 28 JAN 1809 in Murray, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 3 OCT 1893 in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
9  viii.Zadoc WESTOVER was born 1811 in Murray, Blair Co., Pennsylvania.
+10  ix.Joseph WESTOVER was born 8 MAY 1814 in Frankstown, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania, and died 19 DEC 1897 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
+11  x.Enos WESTOVER was born 8 DEC 1816 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 26 FEB 1908 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

2.Sarah WESTOVER (Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 10 DEC 1796 in Huntingdon Co., (now Blair Co.), Pennsylvania, and died 10 SEP 1827. She married Ezra HART 6 DEC 1821. He was born 10 JAN 1790 in Frederick County, Maryland, and died 25 DEC 1851 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania.
Children of Sarah WESTOVER and Ezra HART are:
12  i.Lydia HART was born 24 OCT 1822 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 15 OCT 1905. She married Ephrim BRUBAKER.
13  ii.Ellis Ezra \ Ezra Ellis HART was born 3 SEP 1824 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 12 MAR 1904. He married Hester KIMBERLING. He married Mary Hawn MYERS.
14  iii.Elizabeth Anna HART was born 20 APR 1826 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania. She married George CLAPPER. He died 1844.
3.Lydia WESTOVER (Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 1797 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 1878 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania. She married Henry Franklin SHIRLEY, son of Richard SHIRLEY and Sarah CASSIDY. He was born 1797 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 1899 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania.
Children of Lydia WESTOVER and Henry Franklin SHIRLEY are:
15  i.Ruth-Anne SHIRLEY was born 10 MAY 1821. She married Samuel CURRY 22 JUN 1845.
16  ii.Elizabeth SHIRLEY died 25 MAR 1903. She married William WEAVER.
17  iii.Mary \ Marian SHIRLEY was born 1 MAY 1825, and died 23 MAY 1879. She married Timothy BOWMAN. She married Lou OVENMEYER.
18  iv.Sarah SHIRLEY. She married Benedict STEPHENS. She married Thomas KEYS.
19  v.Ellen Ann SHIRLEY was born 17 MAR 1832.
20  vi.Charity Ann SHIRLEY was born 1834, and died 8 DEC 1894. She married Moses REFNER. She married Joseph BLACKSTONE.
21  vii.Lydia SHIRLEY was born 1836. She married Lou BOGLE. She married Fred STREITH.
22  viii.John SHIRLEY was born 31 MAR 1836.
23  ix.James SHIRLEY was born 1839, and died 1918.
24  x.Jacob SHIRLEY.
25  xi.Margaret Lovina SHIRLEY was born 1842, and died 1915. She married Uriam BENTON 17 FEB 1863.
26  xii.Sylvester SHIRLEY was born 1853.
4.Mary A. WESTOVER (Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 1 MAR 1802 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 11 MAR 1889 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Carson Valley Dunkard's Cemetery. She married Ezra HART 1 DEC 1827 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania. He was born 10 JAN 1790 in Frederick County, Maryland, and died 25 DEC 1851 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania.
Children of Mary A. WESTOVER and Ezra HART are:
+27  i.Oliver HART was born 24 MAY 1828 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died AFT MAR 1889 in of Tonganixio, Kansas.
28  ii.Theophilas HART was born 14 OCT 1829 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 23 NOV 1850. He married Catherine ABT 1850.
29  iii.Margaret Anna HART was born 8 JUN 1831 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died AFT MAR 1889. She married Daniel STONER.
30  iv.Sarah Jane HART was born 15 MAR 1833 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania. She married David EASTRIGHT \ ESTRIGHT 11 MAR 1850.
31  v.Amanda HART was born 12 APR 1835 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 13 MAR 1850.
32  vi.Mary HART was born 25 DEC 1836 in Sugar Run, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania.
33  vii.Anna Jerusha HART was born 16 OCT 1838 in Sugar Run, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania, and died 1908 in of Millville. She married Isaac MAINS.
34  viii.Susanna HART was born 18 JUL 1840 in Sugar Run, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania.
35  ix.Peter S. HART was born 2 JUN 1842 in Sugar Run, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania, and died 28 JAN 1921 in of Altoona, Pennsylvania. He married Clorinda LINDSEY.
5.John WESTOVER (Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 10 NOV 1804 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 31 MAR 1886 in Cherry Tree, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States. He was buried in Westover, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. He married Nancy Sarah ZEIGLER SECHLER. She was born 1805, and died 11 JUN 1846. He married Sarah Ann NUGENT. She was born 1814, and died 2 MAY 1874. He married Matilda GLENN.
Children of John WESTOVER and Nancy Sarah ZEIGLER SECHLER are:
36  i.Oliver WESTOVER was born 25 AUG 1825.
+37  ii.Mary WESTOVER was born 3 MAR 1827 in Cambria Co., Pennsylvania.
38  iii.David WESTOVER was born 1 DEC 1828.
39  iv.Jane WESTOVER was born 8 MAY 1830. She married John MYERS.
40  v.Elizabeth WESTOVER was born 8 MAY 1832. She married Joseph BALBIN.
41  vi.Joseph WESTOVER was born 4 MAY 1835, and died 30 SEP 1876. He married Mary BARTLEBAUGH.
42  vii.Lavina WESTOVER was born 9 SEP 1836. She married John SMITH.
43  viii.Walker WESTOVER was born 15 SEP 1838. He married Ann BROTHERS.
44  ix.Isaac John WESTOVER was born 20 SEP 1840, and died 20 SEP 1919.
Child of John WESTOVER and Sarah Ann NUGENT is:
45  i.John Gibboney WESTOVER was born 3 FEB 1852, and died 3 FEB 1852.
6.William WESTOVER (Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 15 AUG 1805 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 12 OCT 1893 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. He married Lydia WAREHAM. She was born 1813 in Hollidaysburg, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 30 MAR 1879 in Westover, Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
Children of William WESTOVER and Lydia WAREHAM are:
46  i.John WESTOVER was born 1831. He married Sarah BARRETT.
47  ii.Henry WESTOVER was born AUG 1832, and died MAR 1919. He married Elizabeth J. FULTON.
48  iii.William WESTOVER was born 15 AUG 1835, and died 11 JUN 1926. He married Hannah MYERS.
49  iv.Jane WESTOVER was born 1836.
50  v.Susannah WESTOVER was born JAN 1838, and died NOV 1906. She married Joseph MCKEE.
51  vi.Silas WESTOVER was born 1842. He married Margaret.
52  vii.Lydia WESTOVER was born 1846.
53  viii.William Roland WESTOVER was born 1848.
8.Jonathan Webster WESTOVER (Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 28 JAN 1809 in Murray, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 3 OCT 1893 in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. He was buried in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. He married Mary KETNER FEB 1828 in Frankstown, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania, daughter of Henry KETNER and Christina w\o Henry KETNER. She was born 26 JUL 1809 in Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania, and died 29 JUL 1873 in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. She was buried in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth. She died 1898.
Children of Jonathan Webster WESTOVER and Mary KETNER are:
+54  i.Enos WESTOVER was born 18 DEC 1829 in Pennsylvania, and died 26 FEB 1919 in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
55  ii.John M. WESTOVER was born 30 AUG 1831 in Pennsylvania, and died 21 JUL 1915. He married Elizabeth Hannah FRY 19 JUN 1856. She was born 17 JUN 1836, and died 16 FEB 1913.
+56  iii.Sarah Elizabeth WESTOVER was born 6 JAN 1834, and died 19 MAY 1926.
57  iv.Joseph WESTOVER was born 4 MAR 1835 in Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 9 AUG 1894. He married Mary TELFORD 19 NOV 1857. She was born 3 APR 1835.
58  v.Mary Ann WESTOVER was born 7 NOV 1836 in Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 8 NOV 1884. She married Lawrence KILLION 1852.
+59  vi.Tobias WESTOVER was born 16 JUL 1838 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 12 OCT 1917.
+60  vii.Naomi Catherine WESTOVER was born 16 SEP 1841 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 12 MAR 1912.
61  viii.Ellis H. WESTOVER was born 21 MAY 1842 in Pennsylvania, and died 4 NOV 1921. He married Barbara E. WEBB 24 JAN 1866. She was born OCT 1848.
62  ix.James R. WESTOVER was born 23 AUG 1845 in Westover, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 30 MAR 1898. He married Mary Catherine PRUDY 6 DEC 1866.
63  x.William W. WESTOVER was born 3 MAR 1848 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 5 JUL 1866.
64  xi.Samuel Miles WESTOVER was born 15 AUG 1851 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. He married Rebecca WEBB 16 JUN 1870.
65  xii.Jonathan W. WESTOVER was born 10 JUL 1855, and died 10 AUG 1863.
10.Joseph WESTOVER (Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 8 MAY 1814 in Frankstown, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania, and died 19 DEC 1897 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. He married Mary PICKEL 17 MAR 1836 in Frankstown, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania. She was born 1816 in Frankstown, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania, and died 8 JUN 1895 in Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
Children of Joseph WESTOVER and Mary PICKEL are:
66  i.Lewis WESTOVER was born 16 MAR 1837. He married Louisa M. SMITH.
67  ii.Samuel M. WESTOVER was born 26 DEC 1841.
68  iii.Elizabeth WESTOVER was born 1 JAN 1846. She married Paul MCCARVEY.
69  iv.Jonathan C. WESTOVER was born 7 NOV 1853.
11.Enos WESTOVER (Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 8 DEC 1816 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 26 FEB 1908 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania. He married Mary Ann KIMBERLING 1837, daughter of John KIMBERLING and Lenora GEESY. She was born 7 OCT 1818 in Pennsylvania, and died 15 MAY 1899 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania.
Children of Enos WESTOVER and Mary Ann KIMBERLING are:
70  i.William H. WESTOVER was born 2 AUG 1837, and died 4 APR 1907. He married Matilda HARTSOCK.
+71  ii.Amanda Jane WESTOVER was born 30 APR 1840 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 24 JUN 1921 in Roanoke, Virginia.
72  iii.John Kimberling WESTOVER was born 1842.
73  iv.Mary Elizabeth WESTOVER was born 1844. She married James M. RODKEY.
74  v.Elison \ Alleson Winfield WESTOVER was born 22 DEC 1847 in Pennsylvania, and died 3 APR 1925 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania.
75  vi.Ellen S. WESTOVER was born 7 OCT 1852. She married Walter E. S. WHITE.
76  vii.Elizabeth S. WESTOVER was born 6 DEC 1854.
77  viii.Clara M. WESTOVER was born 6 DEC 1857.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 3

27.Oliver HART (Mary A. WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 24 MAY 1828 in Newry, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died AFT MAR 1889 in of Tonganixio, Kansas. He married Catherine KIMBERLING 14 JUN 1851. She was born ABT 1826 in Pennsylvania.
Children of Oliver HART and Catherine KIMBERLING are:
78  i.Blanche HART was born ABT 1851 in Pennsylvania.
79  ii.John HART was born ABT 1853 in Pennsylvania.
80  iii.Joseph HART was born ABT 1855 in Pennsylvania.
81  iv.Samuel HART was born ABT 1857 in Pennsylvania.
82  v.Ellis HART was born ABT 1859 in Pennsylvania.
37.Mary WESTOVER (John WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 3 MAR 1827 in Cambria Co., Pennsylvania. She married Benjamin MCKEE. He was born 31 JUL 1825.
Child of Mary WESTOVER and Benjamin MCKEE is:
83  i.Emily MCKEE was born 21 DEC 1849.
54.Enos WESTOVER (Jonathan Webster WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 18 DEC 1829 in Pennsylvania, and died 26 FEB 1919 in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. He married Mary Adeline STEPHENS 26 FEB 1850, daughter of Calvin STEPHENS and Zeruviah COLEMAN. She was born 3 SEP 1833 in Pennsylvania, and died 22 APR 1916 in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. She was buried in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
Children of Enos WESTOVER and Mary Adeline STEPHENS are:
+84  i.Jonathan H. WESTOVER was born 23 JUN 1853 in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 23 JUL 1923 in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
85  ii.Mary Elizabeth WESTOVER was born 12 MAR 1855 in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 19 JAN 1863.
86  iii.Carrie Allen WESTOVER was born 8 JUN 1866 in Pennsylvania. She married David HOCKENBERRY.
56.Sarah Elizabeth WESTOVER (Jonathan Webster WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 6 JAN 1834, and died 19 MAY 1926. She married Jonathan Pristly FRY 1852.
Child of Sarah Elizabeth WESTOVER and Jonathan Pristly FRY is:
87  i.Mary Jane FRY. She married Raymond Vinton DUNBAR.
59.Tobias WESTOVER (Jonathan Webster WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 16 JUL 1838 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 12 OCT 1917. He married Catherine W. FULTON 1862. She was born OCT 1845 in Burnside Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 19 DEC 1907 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
Children of Tobias WESTOVER and Catherine W. FULTON are:
88  i.Mary R. WESTOVER was born 22 APR 1863 in Pennsylvania, and died 18 JUL 1938 in Clearfield, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. She married George H. RAINEY.
89  ii.James Robinson WESTOVER was born 27 FEB 1865 in Westover, Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 13 NOV 1947 in Chest, Clearfield Co., Pennsylsvania. He married Sidney STEPHENS.
90  iii.Enos Morton WESTOVER was born 20 MAR 1867 in Pennsylvania, and died 16 JAN 1924 in Chest, Clearfield Co., Pennsylsvania. He married Sarah Kathryn WOODFORD 12 AUG 1888.
+91  iv.Elizabeth Jane WESTOVER was born 28 SEP 1869 in Pennsylvania, and died 7 JUN 1928.
92  v.Jonathan David WESTOVER was born 28 JUL 1873 in Pennsylvania, and died 4 DEC 1949. He married Jeanetta Jane STEPHENS 25 DEC 1894. She was born 30 MAY 1877 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
+93  vi.Sheridan WESTOVER was born 6 MAY 1875 in Pennsylvania, and died 31 JAN 1945.
94  vii.Joseph Emery WESTOVER was born 7 JUL 1878 in Pennsylvania, and died 9 NOV 1943 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. He married Minnie MCCULLY \ MCCULLEY.
95  viii.Emanuel \ Manuel Vance WESTOVER was born 28 JUN 1883 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 21 JUN 1913 in Chest, Clearfield Co., Pennsylsvania.
96  ix.Irvin Elmer WESTOVER was born MAR 1888. He married Irene Bell SHROCK. He married Ruth. He married Elsie.
60.Naomi Catherine WESTOVER (Jonathan Webster WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 16 SEP 1841 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 12 MAR 1912. She married William Frederick SYBERT. He was born 27 DEC 1833 in Bavaria, Germany, and died 1 MAY 1910 in Westover, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. He was buried in Westover Baptist Cemetery, Westover, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
Children of Naomi Catherine WESTOVER and William Frederick SYBERT are:
+97  i.Jane SYBERT.
98  ii.Jonathan Webster SYBERT was born ABT 1860 in Pennsylvania.
99  iii.Lizzie SYBERT was born ABT 1862 in Pennsylvania.
100  iv.Phebe A. SYBERT was born ABT 1864 in Pennsylvania.
101  v.Letitia E. SYBERT was born ABT 1867 in Pennsylvania.
102  vi.Mary C. SYBERT was born ABT 1869 in Pennsylvania.
71.Amanda Jane WESTOVER (Enos WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 30 APR 1840 in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 24 JUN 1921 in Roanoke, Virginia. She married John Marshall BEVERLIN 20 MAR 1861. He was born 18 FEB 1839 in Blair Co., Pennsylvania, and died 28 FEB 1870 in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
Child of Amanda Jane WESTOVER and John Marshall BEVERLIN is:
103  i.Mary Alice BEVERLIN was born 5 JUL 1865 in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, and died 19 OCT 1931 in Roanoke, Virginia. She married Christopher MARKLEY 4 MAY 1885. He was born 3 DEC 1859 in Juniata Co., Pennsylvania, and died 3 NOV 1931 in Roanoke, Virginia.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 4

84.Jonathan H. WESTOVER (Enos WESTOVER8, Jonathan Webster WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 23 JUN 1853 in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 23 JUL 1923 in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. He married Lydia Ann BARTO 7 JUN 1874. She was born 14 DEC 1856 in Pennsylvania.
Children of Jonathan H. WESTOVER and Lydia Ann BARTO are:
+104  i.Howard Frederick WESTOVER was born 30 DEC 1874 in Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 7 SEP 1965.
+105  ii.Ruel Clark WESTOVER was born 23 DEC 1876 in Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 17 MAY 1966 in Coalport, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
106  iii.Ellen Rachel WESTOVER was born 2 MAR 1881 in Westover, Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 15 OCT 1980 in Spangler, Cambria Co., Pennsylvania. She married William Henry BYERS 19 JUN 1901 in Westover, Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
107  iv.Ora Jane WESTOVER was born 6 MAY 1883 in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 4 DEC 1974. She married Millard Heber MCCULLEY 8 JUL 1908.
108  v.Alonzo McClure WESTOVER was born 10 JUN 1888, and died 22 AUG 1903.
109  vi.Mary Adeline WESTOVER was born 19 AUG 1891 in Westover, Chest Twp, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
110  vii.Bessie Caroline WESTOVER was born 21 MAR 1896 in Chest Twp., Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
111  viii.Myrtle Rebecca WESTOVER was born 13 AUG 1901 in Pennsylvania.
91.Elizabeth Jane WESTOVER (Tobias WESTOVER8, Jonathan Webster WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 28 SEP 1869 in Pennsylvania, and died 7 JUN 1928. She married Warren Benjamin Franklin PENNINGTON 14 APR 1895 in Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. He was born 4 MAR 1867, and died 9 AUG 1894. She married David Beaurgard KITCHEN.
Child of Elizabeth Jane WESTOVER and Warren Benjamin Franklin PENNINGTON is:
+112  i.Gerda PENNINGTON.
93.Sheridan WESTOVER (Tobias WESTOVER8, Jonathan Webster WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 6 MAY 1875 in Pennsylvania, and died 31 JAN 1945. He married Cora Mae KITCHEN 11 JUN 1899 in Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. She was born 22 SEP 1879 in Fier Points, Pennsylvania, and died 23 DEC 1945 in Chest, Clearfield Co., Pennsylsvania.
Children of Sheridan WESTOVER and Cora Mae KITCHEN are:
+113  i.Norman M. WESTOVER was born 10 NOV 1900 in Pennsylvania, and died AUG 1970 in LaJose, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
114  ii.George Fred WESTOVER was born ABT 1905 in Pennsylvania.
97.Jane SYBERT (Naomi Catherine WESTOVER8, Jonathan Webster WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1).
Child of Jane SYBERT is:
+115  i.George W. Tellement SYBERT.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 5

104.Howard Frederick WESTOVER (Jonathan H. WESTOVER9, Enos WESTOVER8, Jonathan Webster WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 30 DEC 1874 in Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 7 SEP 1965. He was buried in Henderson Twp., Pennsylvania. He married (unknown wife) 23 NOV 1899 in Mahaffey, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
Children of Howard Frederick WESTOVER and w\o Howard Frederick WESTOVER are:
116  i.Harvey Clark WESTOVER was born 15 DEC 1900.
117  ii.Jennie Mae WESTOVER was born 27 DEC 1901.
+118  iii.Paul Alonzo WESTOVER was born 29 APR 1904.
119  iv.Della Marie WESTOVER was born 9 DEC 1905.
120  v.Maud Ethel WESTOVER was born 29 JAN 1907.
121  vi.Fannie Ellen WESTOVER was born 9 MAR 1911 in Stone Creek Ridge, Huntington, Pennsylvania.
122  vii.Alton WESTOVER.
105.Ruel Clark WESTOVER (Jonathan H. WESTOVER9, Enos WESTOVER8, Jonathan Webster WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 23 DEC 1876 in Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, and died 17 MAY 1966 in Coalport, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. He married Jennie HARRIS 9 MAR 1904 in Coalport, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
Children of Ruel Clark WESTOVER and Jennie HARRIS are:
123  i.William Howard WESTOVER was born 12 FEB 1905.
124  ii.Pearl Elizabeth WESTOVER was born 2 NOV 1908.
125  iii.George Isaac WESTOVER was born 2 SEP 1913 in Coalport, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania.
126  iv.Ralph Harris WESTOVER was born 18 OCT 1917.
112.Gerda PENNINGTON (Elizabeth Jane WESTOVER9, Tobias WESTOVER8, Jonathan Webster WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1). She married Roy FISHEL.
Child of Gerda PENNINGTON and Roy FISHEL is:
127  i.Dorothy FISHEL died 2009. She married Edwin PHILLIPS.
113.Norman M. WESTOVER (Sheridan WESTOVER9, Tobias WESTOVER8, Jonathan Webster WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1) was born 10 NOV 1900 in Pennsylvania, and died AUG 1970 in LaJose, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania. He married Nora I. She was born ABT 1899 in Pennsylvania.
Children of Norman M. WESTOVER and Nora I. w\o Norman M. WESTOVER are:
128  i.Norma E. WESTOVER was born ABT 1924 in Pennsylvania.
129  ii.Ned E. WESTOVER was born ABT 1926 in Pennsylvania.
130  iii.Norris McKinley WESTOVER was born 1930 in Westover, Pennsylvania, and died 25 MAR 2008 in Winchester, Virginia.
115.George W. Tellement SYBERT (Jane SYBERT9, Naomi Catherine WESTOVER8, Jonathan Webster WESTOVER7, Oliver WESTOVER6, Oliver WESTOVER5, Nathaniel WESTOVER4, JONAH WESTOVER3, JONAS WESTOVER2, GABRIEL WESTOVER1).
Child of George W. Tellement SYBERT is:
131  i.Ruth Sarany SYBERT.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

There Is A Lot to Like About Lowell -- Series #16

"There Is A Lot to Like About Lowell" is the city slogan.


The City of Mill Girls and Immigrants


This door opens to the free Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit by the Lowell National Park Service, in Boarding House Park. I love this exhibit and have been quite a few times, not only to see the charming period rooms, similar to those that the Mill Girls lived in, but the Jack Kerouac exhibit, the display of a lot of Lowell memorabilia and an outstanding timeline of the wave of many immigrants who came to the city.

Bedroom for the Mill Girls (above and below).


Dining Room (above).

The Keeper's Room (above).


Partial display of some of the museum (below). These photos were taken in 2013 and December 2014. Repair work is being done on one floor, so the exhibit will be closed until late January.

Signs and time tables for transportation to Lowell.

"A 1912 map of Lowell shows five major immigrant communities scattered in clusters around the city. Little Canada, which bordered the Northern Canal, had become the primary neighborhood for French Canadians. Greeks concentrated in the Acre along Market Street, while Poles, Portuguese, and Russian Jews had their own enclave within each of these areas, ethnic institutions evolved that catered to the needs of the immigrant group."  See: HERE for map and article in full.

"Because the factories paid workers extremely low wages, it was necessary for both children and adults to take jobs in the mills. On pay day, family members often pooled their wages. In 1872, for example, some large families lived on $7.00 a week."
Timeline of Lowell.
 Great display of old family photos. If you are working on your family history, and your family or ancestors lived in Lowell, this exhibit is a must to see.




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

There Is A Lot to Like About Lowell -- Series #15

"There Is A Lot to Like About Lowell" is the city slogan.



The Four Diners



Arthur's Paradise Diner
112 Bridge Street
This is one of the two diners celebrating their 75th anniversaries.

Original ceiling.


Trolley Pizza
984 Gorham Street
I ate here many times while I worked at Prince Spaghetti, since it was within walking distance.



Club Diner
145 Dutton Street
This diner is also celebrating their 75th Anniversary and the owner was kind to spend some time giving me a little of their history.

The owner explained a few items on the wall, especially when I asked who the people were with Senator Paul Tsongas, a Lowell resident, in the photo above. Steven Panagiotakos, Senator Edward Kennedy and the owner were the others.

Owl Diner (aka Four Sisters Owl Diner)
244 Appleton Street
I used to go to this diner quite often, since I knew one of the Four sisters. She has since opened her own restaurant, Rosie's Diner in No. Chelmsford.


This topic was chosen because I remember three of them from the 1960s, I love their history and how they look.

For more information, check out the below article for more detail about these diners. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

There Is A Lot to Like About Lowell -- Series #14

"There Is A Lot to Like About Lowell" is the city slogan.

The City Hall, Our Beautiful Building

Lowell, Massachusetts

One of the best reports with history and excellent photos of the City Hall was written by Corey Sciuto, please see his post HERE. His site was discovered after I took my pictures, so I need to go back and retake and add additional ones to this post.
City Clerk's Office on first floor, this where you can get birth, marriage and death certificates.
Second floor looking down to first.
Mayor's Reception Room.

Lots of stained glass, this is the only photo of mine where you can see the design, on sunny days they just don't show up, as seen below.
Council Chamber
(above and below)


Cloak room.
These four photos were taken out the windows, I had no idea there was a smokestack in the middle.


 The Lowell Library is to the right.
 Ground level with snack bar, various offices and an old vault with brick floor.

 Lower entrance and exit.
 View from front steps looking toward the city on an early Sunday morning.