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From: jan johnston <>
Subject: [PALAWREN] MCCLUSKY; RIPPLE; FARRELL; MAYBERRY; CLARK
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1999 23:08:31 -0600
Thanks for the number of replies regarding on the best research start point
for County records and history.
One person pointed out I had not posted surnames, so I will do so this time
I'm looking primarily for MCCLUSKY and RIPPLE right now. For MCCLUSKY I've
found both the "Y" and the "EY" ending in Lawrence and surrounding
counties. The spelling the family used as of 1850's & beyond were just the
"Y" ending. But you know what a little accent and a bad speller on a census
can do to any name! McKluska, McClosky, McCloskey, McKlusky, etc.
I've had a problem connecting my MCCLUSKY to those in the county since he
and his wife and children are non-existent on the 1850 census (at least so
far - not located in Penna or Ohio indexes.) That's why I need to look at
some of the other records (hopefully birth) to make the connections.
The RIPPLE line was large both in Lawrence Co., and accompanying, Mahoning
Co., Ohio, where I also tracing this line.
Thanks for the info regarding county formations. I knew of some of this
from reading on GENWEB county sites, and this has 'expanded' my research
region as Lawrence & Mercer Co., PA, and Mahoning & Trumbull Co. in Ohio.
These families migrated to Eastern Iowa in the early 1850's, which is also
where I am tracing them (and where I live). So anyone tracing family to
Iowa, I have access to records if you know what you need.
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