Bedford County , Pennsylvania
Ancestor Stories

Sandy Norton has several questions about the Disbrow Family

"I'm researching the Disbrow family of Bedford County."
"Joseph Disbrow appeared in the 1800 census in Frederick County, MD along with a John Disbrow. Joseph Disbrow married Hannah Wimmer (Weimer) and they moved to West Providence Twp.,
Bedford Co. and bought land from Joseph Sparks. Joseph Disbrow appeared in the 1810
Bedford Co. census. Later he was found selling land to John Disbrow, possibly the son of Joseph?
This is a different John Disbrow than the one in MD. Was that one Joseph's brother?
There are numerous land transactions under the name Disbrow, Disberry and Disborough in
Bedford County. There are wills for Joseph and Matilda Disbrow. Anther son of Joseph?
Or maybe John's? One of the land documents was for Abraham Disbro(w) who is my gggrandfather.
He was selling land to John Disbrow in 1839, who was identified as his brother. Abraham Disbro(w)
showed up in the 1840 census in Richland County, OH. Abraham also sold land to Mahlon Sparks in 1839. Mahlon in later years was shown to be a neighbor of Abraham Disbro(w) in Newville, Richland County OH. An affidavit was also found in the Civil War papers of Abraham that had been written by Mahlon Sparks Abraham Disbro(w) died in the Civil War and is buried in the National Cemetery in Jefferson Barracks.
John Disbrow died in 1876 was buried on the farm along with Rebecca, his wife, and Jonathon Roller
and his wife. The Disbrow cemetery is marked on the Providence Twp., Bedford Co. map.
In John's will, he left everything to his nephew, James W. South. Who were James' parents?
He's believed to have married Rebecca McDaniel. He sold the land in 1877, but where did he go?
I believe that Joseph Disbrow is Abraham's father, but I need the proof. I now know that John is his brother. I've ordered additional land documents and hope there may be more information there. Does anyone
recognize this family? Any help anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated."
Sandy Norton
Researching: Cosner, Crookham, Stivers, Disbrow, Brown, Davis, Miller, Horn, Coler, Short, Philbrook

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