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Major family orig. in PA

Major family orig. in PA

Posted: 3 Jan 2001 5:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Nov 2005 11:58PM GMT
Surnames: Major, Chenoweth
Looking for the info about the descendants of Anna V. Major b. 1858;
Wilmer Franklin Major b. Nov. 3, 1859 in Chester, Co d. Dec. 24, 1938in Oil City, Venango Co;
Elmer E. Major;
Samuel E. Major;
Harry A. Major;
James H. Major
Their parents were Jones Major and Sarah Eliz. Chenoweth.

George Major

Posted: 11 Jan 2001 4:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Nov 2005 11:56PM GMT
Surnames: Major
I'm looking for the family of George Major.
He was chief Burgess of Mahanoy City. He died of gunshot wound on Oct 13, 1874
Some say it was the Mollies.
His brothers were William and Jesse.

Majors in Venango Co., PA

Posted: 28 Jan 2001 6:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Nov 2005 11:53PM GMT
Surnames: Major
You may be able to find out some info by checking the Venango County link from rootsweb.com. Go to Pennsylvania and then Venango County. They include a number of different links to cemeteries, court listings, etc.

Re: George Major

Posted: 3 Apr 2002 3:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Nov 2005 8:10PM GMT
Surnames: Major,Jones
Hi, My father always said that they were his great uncles,
I haven't been able to place them in my history yet. Dad
said that George was killed by the Mollies and that they
killed at least one Mollie themselves. My Major branch
came from Chester County, Pa. William Major b-1746
married Elizabeth Jones b-1747, thier son William Jones
Major b- 1790, 1st wife Ruth Johns, 2nd wife Jane Marshall,
They had a son William b-1831 d- 1917, other sons are
John, Alexander, Davis, Jones, and James. I'm
told that sometimes people went by thier middle names.
Let me know if this helps. The Schuylkill county census
in 1850 Blythe Township lists a Jesse age 20 and a
William age 17. These are no relation to me.
Ruthann Major Schaeffer

Re: George Major

Jo lynn (View posts)
Posted: 17 May 2002 5:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Nov 2005 7:58PM GMT
Surnames: Major,Britton
Ruthann,

Thank you so much for reply. Any information is a tremendous help. I was about to give up. I have been doing this for sometime and have never gotten a reply in favor of a connection. George was my Great Grandmothers father.

Re: Major family orig. in PA

Posted: 25 Feb 2008 11:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have been looking into William M Major in Chester and also Spartansburg, Pa. In the 1880 Census for Crawford Co. Sparta Twshp. lists Wilmer and Anna as living with William M. Neice and nephes. I Would be happy to correspond with you. Eleanor Major Berkley

Re: Major family orig. in PA

Posted: 28 Feb 2008 3:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Major
Thanks for your reply. I don't have any info about William M. Major. Here is all that I have about the Major family starting with its connection to the Chenoweths.

1 George ? __Chenoweth b. (abt 1780) d. __/__/18__ m. Jan. 26, 1796
+ Rachel Haile ??
2 John Chenoweth b. __/__/1799 or 1800 d. 1855 in MD m. May 21, 1833
+ Sophia __Stover (sister to Francis who married Susan Chenoweth) b. 1799 or 1800 d. Abt 1874 in
Lancaster, PA father: Jacob Stover mother: Achsah Marsh
3 Sarah Elizabeth Chenoweth b. Dec. 27, 1834 d. Jan. 30, 1896 m. Apr. 7, 1857
+ Jones __ Major b. July 28, 1835 in Dowingtown, Chester Co., PA d. Aug. 3, 1911 in Oil City,
Venango Co, PA father: William J. Major, mother: Jane Marshall
4 Anna V. Major b. 1858 in PA
4 Wilmer Franklin Major b. Nov. 3, 1859 in Chester, Co., PA d. Dec. 24, 1938 in Oil City, Venango
Co, PA m. Sep. 1, 1886
+ Emma Belle Davis b. Dec. 2, 1866 in Youngsville, Warren Co, PA d. Dec. 28, 1953 in Oil City,
Venango Co., PA father: Emory Robert Davis, mother: Harriett Newell Hamblin
5 Harold Davis Major b. Mar. 11, 1894 in Spartansburg, PA d. Sep. 22, 1938 at Fort Sam Houston,
TX comment: WWI, US Army Medical Corps m. Oct. 22, 1919
+ Abigail "Abbie" Jane Parshley b. Dec. 31, 1898 in Brentwood N.H. d. Mar. 10, 1951 in Fort
Sam Houston, TX father: Charles William Parshley, mother: Emma Helen Smith
6 Ruth Emma Major b. living in Long Island, NY m. __/__/19__
+ Marvin Rudolf Meyer b. living
7 Marilyn _______ Meyer b. living
7 Karen Marie Meyer b. living in Bexar Co., TX
**second husband of Ruth Emma - m.
+ Earl Alfred Fikes b.Oct. 31, 1914 d. May 21, 2007 in San Antonio, Bexar Co. TX
6 Geraldine Ann Major b. Dec. 25, 1922 in Long Island, NY d. Dec 23, 2000 in St Louis, MO
m. __/__/19__
+ Hewlett Isaac Crist b. May 8, 1920 d. Jan. 6, 1986 in Harris, Co., TX
7 Hewlett Isaac Crist III b. living in Bexar Co. TX
7 Beverly Jane Crist b. living in Bexar Co., TX m. May 25, 1973
+ Gary Allen McDaniel b. Jun 13, 1952 in Harris Co., TX d. May 15, 1998 in TX
father: Joe Lee McDaniel, mother: Bertie Ella Irwin
8 Donna Michelle McDaniel b. living in Harris Co., TX
8 Christopher Allen McDaniel b. living in Harris Co., TX
7 Kenneth James Crist b. living in Bexar Co., TX m. __/__/19__
+ Tina ____ b. living
6 Abbie Leone Major b. living in Boston, MA m. Oct. 31, 1941
+ Noel Killingsworth (Kirk?) McKey b. living
7 Sharon Michele McKey b. living in Bexar Co., TX
7 Linda Leone McKey b. living
7 Noel Kirk McKey b. living m. Jul. 12, 1985 in Los Angeles
+ Brenda L. Connelly (Bradford) not sure which is her maiden name b. living
6 Beth Leilani Major b. Oct. 3, 1924 in Honolulu, HI. d. May 6, 2005 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
m. Jan. 24, 1942
+ Gayle Ernest Johnson b. May 17, 1919 in Kenedy, Hays Co, TX, d. Mar. 8, 1982 father:
Ernest A Johnson, mother: Eula Vertner "Vertna" Stapleton
7 Biff Davis Johnson b. living in Kellyfield, TX m. May 11, 1968
+ Katherine Louise Wicks b. living in Sherman, TX father: Robert Albert Wicks,
mother: Mildred Marie Caldwell (divorced 1975) comment: Biff - Vietnam War Veteran
8 Jimmy Allen Johnson b. living in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX m. Apr. 10, 1992
+ Melissa Sue Hughson b. living in Oswego NY father: Merle Lee Hughson,
mother: Mary Elizabeth Baker
9 Kayley Nicole Johnson b. living in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
9 William David Johnson b. living in Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX
9 Alexia Beth Johnson b. living in Syracuse, NY
8 Shannan Marie Johnson b. living in Richland Hills, Tarrant Co., TX m. Jun. 15, 1996
+ Richard Johann Frohlich b. living in Manhasset, N.Y. father: Hans Howard Frohlich, mother: Carolyn Ruth Betts
9 Dillon Jacob Frohlich b.living in Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX
9 Emily Lauren Frohlich b.living in Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX
9 James Edward Frohlich b.living in Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX
**second wife of Biff Davis - m. __/__/19__
+ Donna Gay Wheat b. living father: ____Wheat, mother: Mary ___ (separated in 1996)
7 Brad Douglas Johnson b. living m. Jul. 13, 1975 in Tarrant Co., TX
+ Judith E. Stilwell b. living
8 Amy _______ Johnson b. living (comment: adopted)
7 Genii Gay Johnson b. living m. Aug. 21, 1971 in Tarrant Co., TX
+ Louie Everett Huff, Jr. b. living
5 Geraldine Major b. __/__/18____ d. aft 1938.
5 Juva Dale Major b. Jul. 5, 1890 d. Dec. 31, 1975 (resided in 16301, Oil City, Venango, PA)
m. Nov. 27, 1913
+ Carroll Raymond Wrhen b. Nov. 14, 1889 in Worthington, PA d. Oct. 16, 1965 in Oil City Hospital, PA father: C A Wrhen, mother: Susannah Troutner
6 Ronald Everett Wrhen b. Nov. 24, 1917 d. Apr. 8, 1998 in Kissimmee, Osceola, FL
m. May 29, 1941
+ Ruth _____ Marstellar b. Feb. 15, 1917 d. Feb. 14, 2005 in Niagra, NY
7 Nancy Jean Wrhen b.living m. Jun. 16, 1960
+ George _ McKenzie b. living
8 Jeffrey Curtis McKenzie b. living
8 Tracy Lynn McKenzie b. living
6 Wilmer Charles Wrhen b. Apr. 7, 1921 d. Apr. 19, 1995 in PA m. Apr. 2, 1946
+ Jean Elinor Walker b. Jul. 18, 1920 d. Jul. 5, 1998 in Oil City, PA
7 Daniel Dale Wrhen b.living m. Jun. 7, 1969
+ Linda Lee Harriger b. living
8 Nathan James Wrhen b. living
8 Nicholas Daniel Wrhen b. living
7 David Charles Wrhen b. living m. Feb. 19, 1983
+ Martha Ann Schwabenbauer b. living
8 Shannon Durney Wrhen b. living (Adopted by David)
7 Robert John Wrhen b.living
+ Judith Ann Schwab b. living
8 Amber Suzanne Wrhen b. living
8 Adam Wesley Wrhen b. living
7 Alan James Wrhen b. living
+ Marlee Smather b. living
8 Bryan James Wrhen b. living
+ Meghan _________
9 Bailey James Wrhen b. living
9 Drew Alan Wrhen b. living
**second wife of Alan James - m. Nov. 23, 1987
+ Tammy __ Shoup b. living
8 Jonathan Alan Wrhen b. living
8 Lynnsy Marie Wrhen b. living
5 Ralph ___ Major b. & d. 1897
4 Elmer E. Major
4 Samuel E. Major b. approx. 1863
4 Harry A. Major b approx. 1866
4 James Howard Major b. approx, 1870

Re: Major family orig. in PA

Posted: 2 Mar 2008 8:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for your information. William J. Major and Jane Major Marshall were my great great grandparents. I was in hopes of going back farther there. If you will check the 1880 census for Crawford Co. Sparta twshp under William M. Major you will see Anna and Wilmer were living in my great grandfather's home. I have been to that home which is still occupied and beautiful inside.

Re: Major family orig. in PA

Posted: 1 Oct 2008 9:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Major, Jones, Marshall, Johnston, Kenworthy
William Jones Major parents are William and Elizabeth Jones Major. Her parents are Robert & Elizabeth (Kenworthy?) Jones. William served in the Rev. War. My family has the family bible with this info. I'm at work so I don't have the dates, but William was born 1746-1748 and died in the 1790s. Robert Jones was born abt 1700.
They lived in Willistown, Pa Chester county. If you find any info on the 1st William Majors Parents , let me Know. Jane Major parents are Alexander and Jane(Johnston) Marshall. He came over from Glascow, Scotland. Hope this helps.

Re: Major family orig. in PA

Posted: 8 May 2009 3:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
WOW I'm on here =] I googled my name and here it is. My grandmother, Katherine Louise Wicks, has our entire family tree history so I'll ask her about it and get back to you.
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