PEOPLE ON THE LEVALLEY
LIST AT GROUPS.IO
Updated September 24, 2022
A-153+ Bonnie Knox
A-160+ Sonja King
C-154 Paul LeValley (another)
H-124+ Thomas Portlock
Janice Santa Cruz
Elise Mahns Brand
list is current. But not all of the letters below
Rootsweb automatically drops people who change e-mail addresses without
notifying us. Maybe the writers will be back or can be
I have kept the letters on file because of their helpfulness to future
THE PETER LEVALLEY FAMILY--LINE OF PETER SR.
Bonnie Knox A-129+:
How delighted I was to discover your LeValley website and the
Snow manuscript, which I didn’t know existed. The author, Louis
Snow, was my great-grandfather. He was born in Providence RI 19 April
son of George Washington Snow and Lucinda Maria LeValley (isn’t
beautiful name?), and died 28 Dec 1934. Lucinda’s father was
Stephen J. LeValley (Stephen, Peter Sr., Peter, Peter) and Charlotte
Temple Crumb. He
married Susan Conant on 24 Oct 1894. She was the daughter of Thomas
Oakes Conant and Martha Wilson and the granddaughter of Thomas
Jefferson Conant and Charity Waite Broughton. (I read somewhere that a
book of poetry by her
father is in the FSU library.) She was born 1 Aug 1867 and died 22 Feb
Louis and Susan (Lou and Sue, as they called each other) had one
child who lived to adulthood, my grandfather, Robert Conant Snow, born
Providence RI 3 Nov 1897. He married Blanche Elise Query around 1923
and died 10 April 1973.
My mother, Dorothy Snow, was their only child. She was born in
Charlotte NC 15 June 1924. She married Max Lavoid Tatum 16 Nov 1944. My
mother passed away 4 March 1988.
They had three children: my brother, Lee Lavoid Tatum, born 16
Oct 1949 in Alabama - he died 16 Feb 2003 - my sister Kathy Susan
Tatum, born also
in Alabama 2 Oct 1951, and me, Bonnie Lynn Tatum, born 9 Jan 1946 in
I married Kenneth Michael Knox 24 June 1967, and we have two
adopted children. Our daughter Karen Mikell was born 28 Jan 1976 and
Douglas Michael Nietubicz on 10 July 1999. They are expecting their
in August. Our son Michael Lee was born 23 Sept 1978. He isn’t
yet. By the way, he lives in Tallahassee, too. As a matter of fact,
his dad, and I
are all FSU grads. GO ‘NOLES!!! Mike and I live in Lake Placid
Karen & Doug are in Sebring FL.
I have two diaries kept sporadically by Lucinda LeValley Snow.
They were written in pencil – very faint, hard to read, and not
sorry to say. My sister has a sampler embroidered by Lucinda in 1812. I
also have some
linens with her initials.
I just sent the “subscribe” message to the rootsweb
I the first and only Peter Sr. descendant on this list?
I am really enjoying researching my family history, and again,
thank you for your work on the LeValley family.
Karl King A-136+
I am Karl King, the descendant of
Peter LeValley and Sarah's daughter
Mary, who married Magdelen King, my ggggg-grandfather.
Since I am coming in here late in the game, any info
on the ancestry,
links, documentation, etc., to support the marriage of the above as
well as that of Mary and Magdelen would be greatly
appreciated. Photos would be fabulous.
My extensive tree is on Ancestry.com. Let me
know if you are
interested in looking and I can send you an invitation to see the
photos I have.
Thanks for any help
Birch Bay, WA
Sonja King A-136=:
My husband Michael King is the one that is related to Magdalen King who
married Marie LaValley, (b abt 1703 or 1705) daughter of Peter LeValley
(b abt 1675).
I have done a lot of research on Mike's family, I
want to know more about the LeValley family. I understand
that they came from southern France.
Yesterday I found that Peter LeValley's name is
really Pierre Peter LeValley and his wife's name is Sarah or Suzanna
Leconte. Do you know if that is true?????
In doing research, I understood that Peter Levalley
came to America with Magdalen and Marie LeValley King in abt 1740 after
the death of Magdalen's father John King. In checking other
people's research, some believe he was already in America in 1700, do
you know if that is true?
I just love to do research and learn the history
about family members, since we carry some of their family traits.
Hope to hear from you, Sonja
THE PETER LEVALLEY
Hello Paul, It
is me Angie Jackson. I just got this computer recently and
went out and found the LeValley web
page. I thought it was really nice and I
did the subscribe just to keep
of things. I have always been very
interested in it, but have never
pursued it, exactly. I just like to
learn things about my Grandpa's
LeValley) family. So, that is who
aljbrowneyes is. I am also
in some of the books that you have
listed. Aunt Dorothy had given
me some copies of the LeValley tree several
years ago and I still have them.
I am just curious and enjoy learning about
Paul LeValley B-68+:
Filed on a different page. Click here.
Gayle Harris, B-133+:
new to this list and think I may be related to the Peter LeValley line,
after reviewing the info on
the LeValley Web site. Please bear with me, as I only dabble in
However, my grandmother has always been a mystery to our family and
some time piecing together her past. Sofar, these are the facts I
was Bertha LeValley of Hutchinson, Reno Co., Kansas. Born ca.
1890. Her sisters were
M. and Sadie Irene. (Parents unknown, but I'd like to know.)
married William E. Howard on July 4, 1897. Sadie, age 19,married
Ralph Burton Mardis on May
Charles W. Holsapple (misspelled Hosapple in marriage records) on April
7, 1900. My
Ruby Irene, was born to them in Shoals,IN, December 19, 1904. (The
were from Shoals.) Bertha LeValleyHolsapple died June 10,
She is buried in Eastside Cemetery, Reno Co., KS. Her daughter
(my grandmother) was taken in at age 6 by the LeValley family (her
Father Charles Holsapple seems to have disappeared after Bertha's
I do know that
my grandmother Ruby was raised as a Catholic, and attendedMount Carmel
Academy in KS.
I believe she may have boarded there. We were always told that
she was "raised by
nuns." Several pieces of religious jewelry were passed down from
I don't know what happened to my G-grandfather, Charles
Holsapple. He is not buried
next to Bertha. I don't know why Bertha died so young
(childbirth?) and/or if my
Ruby had siblings. I don't know anything about my grandmother's
first marriage to a Mr. DeLaney. And now that I've found the
I'd like to know more about Bertha's parents of Hutchinson, KS,
and/or anything else about this line.
I have additional
information about the other LeValley sisters, my G-aunts Sadie Irene
LeValley Mardis (we share
middle names) and Minnie M. LeValley Howard, if anyone is interested.
Elizabeth Clay B-151+:
My name is
Clay and I live in Bethesda, MD. I am related to the
line of Peter through Christopher
LeValley from Warwick, RI. His daughter
Eunice is probably my 5th great
However, I am not positively
certain that I am related yet.
I know that my 4th great grandmother was
named Sybil Mattison/Matteson and
was married to Phillip Conklin. I also
know that they lived in upstate New
York, which is where most of my family
still lives. From an internet
genealogy site, I learned that there was a
Sybil Matteson whose parents were
Eunice LeValley and Thomas Matteson, and
that Eunice's father was Christopher
LeValley from Warwick. It also said
that Sybil married a Phillip
That is how I found out about the
LeValleys and why I am almost sure
that I am related.
I think that this
LeValley list is really neat because just about everyone
on it is related. If anyone
has information, I would like to learn more
about Eunice's siblings. I know
that she had two brothers and a sister. I
would also like to make sure that
Eunice LeValley did have a daughter named
Sybil and to find out anything about
them. Thanks very much.
I enjoyed reading David LeValley's letter of
Thanks for sharing with
us about yourself and your family, David! :)
My LeValley surname is buried way back on my mom's
side of the family.
My maternal grandfather was Frank William Higby, b. 1910 in Wayne
his father, Frank Malcolm Higby, b. 1886 in Tuscola Co., MI; his
Almeda Tibbitts, b. 1860 in Lapeer Co., MI; her mother, Amanda M.
1843 in NY (does anyone know the county--I'm assuming it's Niagara--or
her middle initial stands for?) Amanda was the daughter of
and Esther Elizabeth Cutting who were married in Lockport, NY in 1842.
Amanda married her first cousin, once removed, Charles LeValley
of marriage unknown to me) His parents were John Reynolds Spencer
and Sarah Caroline LeValley of New York.
Jill (Syers) Clark
I was browsing
the Internet and found the LeValley web page. Jill Clark and I
cousins, thus we come from and are working on the same line. One
thing for you Jill, Amanda M. LeValley and Charles LeValley Tibbits
married 13 Oct 1859 in Marathon Twp, Lapeer, MI.
Marian Kirk C-10+
I am descended from Peter LeValley of Warwick, Rhode
Island. Cannot find my people on your branch list, nor in
any of the fragment places.
Here is a quick chain:
Effie Mae LeValley Kirk
Elmer LeValley Kirk
Marian Gladys Kirk. This is me. I live in Chesapeake,
Leander is the one that moved from Lockport, New
York to Lapeer County, Michigan.
Orlando was the last GAR civil war veteran in
Michigan. He is not on your list of civil war veterans. He
moved to Tuscola County after the war. Orlando was my
great-grandfather, a man I remember, who died in 1948
at almost 100 years old. The governor came to his funeral in
Do a Google on Leander and Orlando and there is lots
of stuff. That is eventually how I found you.
My Grandmother Effie married into the Kirk family of
Tuscola County, another old family.
I am just getting started with understanding various
family lines. On both my father's and mother's sides are a
number of old pioneer families. Am accompanying a friend to
the Bureau of Land Management in DC on this coming Monday and
Tuesday. Looking in particular for land grant and homestead
records which show the deed and survey. Is
there someone in particular you are interested in finding in
land grant records? Leaving in a few hours, but will have
laptop to check mail.
Incidently, the LeValley family history I have came
from Harold LeValley of Lockport. He gave it to me in 1989
when (as passing through) I picked his name out of the phone book
and he and his wife invited my family over for lunch. On the
phone he asked me how I was related. As I said, Effie Kirk,
Orlando, Leander..... he kept saying, "Yep, that is one of the
names." He said Leander went to Michigan and no one knew
what happened to him. But I think some of his
brothers followed. However, he did not have much Michigan
information. And we in Michigan, could not trace back before
Leander. My Grandmother had told me Lockport.
Maybe I can help with Michigan records for Leander's
family and following............ or can get some of it from
cousins in Tuscola County. Because while I consider
Fairgrove to be my home town, I have not actually lived there.
I am amazed at the wealth of old information
available and seems at many turns, I ran into your name.
Very impressed. Hope to hear from you.
David Ferrin C-16+
Hi, before my dad died he asked if I could find his
childhood friend Wallace Hartman, who he thought was a close cousin,
and so, the hunt begins: I find it like this:
Clark W. Ferrin (My Dad), b. 7sep1934, Lapeer Co.,
MI., (only child to live) of Rex P. Ferrin, b. 2jun1905, Genesee Co.,
MI. and Nellie m. Whetstone, b. 16aug1902, Lapeer Co., MI. Nellie
is the dau. of George W. Whetstone, b. 1852, Canada, and Anne Leach, b.
21may1862, Canada. Anne is the dau. of Naham Leach, b. 11sep1822
Canada, and Sarah C. Mclean, b. 1828, Canada West. Anne's sister,
Mary Leach, b. 6sep1854, Norfolk Co., Ontario, Canada, married LEANDER
RODOLPHO LeValley, b. Bet. 1851-1853, Marathan Twp., Lapeer, MI. They
had Edith M. LeValley, b. 7mar1872, Fairgrove, Tuscola, MI. she
married Reuben T. Clark, b.8jan1861, MI. and they had Ruth V. Clark, b.
1907, Columbiaville, Lapeer, MI. She married Wallace C. Hartman,
b. 17aug1902, Goodland Twp., Lapeer, MI. They had Wallace Hartman
NOTE: All the above with birth dates are known to be
And so, As you can see I have been doing both
PEDIGREE and LINEAGE hunting with more luck on some lines than others.
If I find I have more than one or two ties, I try to find as much as I
can about that family line.
As to the LeValley Line, I have:
Edith M. LeValley + Reuben T. Clark
Leander R. LeValley + Mary Leach, m. 18dec1870, Millville, Lapeer, MI.
Leander R. LeValley + Esther E. Cutting, m. 1842, NY, 7 kids.
George T. LeValley + Esther P. Amsden, m. 24oct1816, NY, 9 kids.
James LeValley + Sarah Aylsworth, m. 15mar1790, East Greenwich, Kent,
Rhode Island. 4 kids.
and from this point... (its poss. that I have it
I could use help with the upper part of the line
(NEED to be sure I get the line right).
David W. Ferrin,
The only one of my line still HUNTING.
Liz Lee C-84+
As for my LeValley interest, my dad was
Dale Lawlor. His maternal grandfather was Mortimer
LeValley. When Dad passed away about six years ago, I
inherited his LeValley family "stuff" in addition to his interest in
the family in general.
Hello, my name is Tina Marie LeValley, born in Cass
City, MI (1964). I have only just begun to wonder about the
LeValley ancestry. My parents divorced when I was pretty young,
approx. 3 y.o. My birth father, Billy Allen LeValley,
disappeared to start a new life with a new wife and left his 2 children
behind. Therefore we have absolutely no information as far as our
grandfather's lineage. We are only familiar with just a few other
first cousins here in Michigan. We've only just begun to
refamiliarize ourselves with them and hopefully they can help us with
the questions that we have.
I'd like to bring to your attention some wrong
information on the site. Nothing major, but it involves
myself. Under the link: Various other fragments of LeValley
information, under Ancestry World Tree it states " Living male LeValley
marries living female Kinch (whose grandfather had lived in Oakland
Co.) Actually it should read: Living male Kinch marries living
female LeValley (whose grandfather had lived in Tuscola Co. MI).
My first husband was the Kinch, which I married in 1989 and
divorced in 2003. No children were born to that marriage.
I'll be checking back occasionally to see if
anyone's names might make a connection for me. Once I learn
of my grandfather's fathers name and so on. I'm excited to learn
Thank you Paul for providing this website for
RESEARCHING THE PETER LEVALLEY FAMILY--LINE OF JOHN JR.
Molly Porterfield D-25+
This is Molly Porterfield, gg grand daughter of
Phebe Tuttle who married Eri LeValley (1817-1910) via Holden,
etc. Their daughter was Mary Frances LeValley b. 1855-1939, who
married James Earl Gaul in Jackson, Jackson MI. My grandmother,
Anna Bartlett Gaul ( b. 1888 in Ionia MI) used to tell me stories of
her childhood but I have lost most of my notes and do not have access
to the family Bible. Anna's brother was named Theodore LeValley
Gaul; both died in Portland, OR.
I'm getting stuck researching Anna's father, James
Earl Gaul, b. 1848 in Williamsburg, Kings, NY, and I'm wondering if any
records from the LeValley connection could possibly contain records of
James Gaul's parents. He and Mary Frances moved to Oregon in the
1900s and are buried there. I am a novice at this type or
research but very much wish to continue searching.
Any help or direction you might provide would be
Molly Ann Porterfield
2979 SW Stanley Ct
Portland, OR 97219
RESEARCHING THE PETER LEVALLEY FAMILY--LINE OF PELEG
Pat Berdan D-61
I'm searching for data regarding Peleg's daughter
Abigail LeValley, her husband Patrick Conley and their children such as
the dates and places of their birth, marriage, death and where they
lived plus stories about them.
Thank you in advance for your help in finding this
Pat Berdan 3-28-2010
9 Swarthmore Rd.
Wellesley, MA 02482-6608
phone: 781 237-1689
RESEARCHING THE PETER LEVALLEY
Clayton Frayser E-11+:
Hello, my name
is Clayton Frayser and I am a descendent of Peter LeValley.
My lines are as follows; as you see
there were two cousins that had married
causing two separate lines from
Christopher LeValley's, children Elizabeth
LeValley and George Henry
Would very much like to hear from
anyone from the line of John LeValley
and Betsy Ann Durham......Clayton
(2) John LeValley m: Hester
(3) Cook LeValley m: Deborah
(4) John LeValley m: Betsy Ann
(5) Christopher LeValley m:
(6) George Henry LeValley m:
Hannah M. Lane
(7) William Henry LeValley m:
Lyle Evelyn Suydam
(7) Ivan Henry LeValley m: Orpha
(9) Connie LeValley m: Gilbert
(10) Clayton Frayser
(2) John LeValley m: Hester
(3) Cook LeValley m: Deborah
(4) John LeValley m: Betsy Ann
(5) Christopher LeValley m:
(6) Elizabeth LeValley m:
(7) Cornelius Theodore Suydam
m: Zellah Mae Crocker
(8) Lyle Evelyn Suydam m:
(9) Ivan Henry LeValley m: Orpha
(10) Connie LeValley m: Gilbert Frayser
(11) Clayton Frayser
Greetings to the Levalleys, their descendants,
connections and other interested parties. My name is Dale
McDowell Evans and though I am not a Levalley or a descendant, I
believe I have cousin connections and other interests.
My great grandfather's sister, Susan Henrietta
Gaines b. 23 jul 1870 in Knox Cty, IL and d. 30 dec 1946 in Glen, CA
married (13 mar 1892) Edwin George Levalley (George C., James Nelson,
Cook, John, Peter) b. 3 oct 1862 in Knox Cty, IL
and d. 2 jul 1949 in Glen, CA.
They had 6 children that I am aware of: Dorothy b.
17 jun 1895, Knox Cty, IL., Donald H. b.19 may 1897. Knox Cty, IL., d.
26 mar 1967, Humboldt, CA., Jeanette, b. 30 oct 1899, Knox Cty, IL.,
Jean Cook, b. 1901, Maurice Gaines, b. Stronghurst, IL, d. 3 apr 1998,
Santa Clara, CA, and Helen, b.1908, Stronghurst, IL.
Donald H. married Irene Kay, b. 20 aug 1896 and d.
16 jan 1972 in Humboldt, CA. They had 3 children that I am aware
of as follows: Suzanne, b. 1924, Patricia, b. 1924 and Donalderie, b.
Maurice Gaines married Irene H. Madsden in 1934 at
Carson City, NV. I am not aware of any issue to this union.
I would be interested in any information about any
descendants of this branch and especially of any living who might be
interested in correspondence with a somewhat distant cousin.
Another, perhaps unrelated interest that I have
concerns one Angeline Levalley who after being widowed from her first
spouse (John M. Dale), married my great gg grandfather, Austin Gaines
subsequent to the loss of his first wife, Henrietta Olmstead. Angeline
was born about 1818 and died in 1899 in Knox Cty, IL. She is said to
have been the daughter of a John Levalley and Betsey Ann Durham
and in later years went by the name of Ann rather than Angelina.
My mother was Dorothy Gaines (Elton Harvey,
Slyvester Harvey, Austin, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel,
Samuel, Henry, Nicholas).
Any help or thoughts or questions or other related
communications would be most welcome.
The Levalley problem I would most
like to solve is the identity of Rufus
Levalley's first wife. Her son Leonard
stated in census records that she was born
in Connecticut. While Rufus was
born in Windham CT as that is where
(according to his Revolutionary War
pension records) his father Cook was living
at the time Rufus was born, the family
had moved to New York state by the time
Rufus married so there is only slight
reason to look for her in Windham.
Garrett Park MD 20896-0352
Ellen Schuster E-62+:
I am not quite sure what to
say to the list, because Judy Newman is
working on the same thing that I am.
I am planning a research trip to the
Allen County Library. I will be
in about three weeks. Maybe I will
find out something new and I will
let you know, just like last year when I
found the records on Peter LeValley
and the church in Marble head.
My name is Connie
Abia Robbins, the granddaughter of Rhoda Abia Levalley
Miller. Genealogy has never
been an interest of mine, but a stroke of luck
put me on a page that spoke of Martin
LaValley, my greatgrandfather. He had
only been a fable in my life, never
a real person. My grandmother, his
youngest child, was raised by an aunt
as an only child. Her history was
seldom mentioned to me.
Recently I found
evidence that she had more of an interest than I ever knew.
Upon her death my mother, an only
child, received all her things. Included
in those things were carefully notated
lists of family members on both the
maternal and paternal sides.
Those things are now in my posession because my
mother has also passed.
My mother left
7 children and 19 grandchildren so she did her part to
further the genetic pool.
It would be a
to correspond with other family members, especially
any who would be connected with Martin
LeValley, ie, descendants of his 7
children. My residence is in Central
Pa, but that is of little matter since
we will all probably meet through
the miracle of the internet. My E Mail is
Connie A. Robbins
I have a copy of a letter addressed to a Miller W.
LeValley May 15, 1971. This letter was singed by a Paul LeValley
of Saginaw Mich. With it is a lot of information about my
family. It states that I may have roots back to Mayflower and
Francis Cooke. It shows that possibly Hester Cooke was married to
Pierre Le Valle (Peter LeValley)'s son, John. They had a son
named Cook, who had a son, James Nelson who had George. George
had Ira Nelson. I show that Ira Nelson LeValley had a son (my
great grandfather) Charles Marcus who married Elizabeth (I think Jones)
and they had 2 children Ellen Mildred (my grandmother) and her sister,
Frances. My Grandmother, Mildred, married my grandfather Max
Bacharach and they had 2 children, Mel and Ellen Marilyn "Lynn".
Grandma died in about 1953 of cancer and Max in 1980. Uncle
Mel had 2 children Kimberly (2 daughters and 2 grandchildren) and Craig
(2 sons and 2 twin daughters). My mother (Lynn) married my dad
(Robert Gimbel) and had 4 children: Sandra (daughter (1 granddaughter),
and son) Deborah (me)-(1 daughter and son from first husband and 1 son
- present husband) Robert (1 daughter) and Joel (3 sons). My dad
died in 1959 and mom remarried, briefly (Conley) and had Candice (2
daughters) in 1961.
I would love to find out if anyone has been able to
see if we are related to Francis Cooke. I would also love to find
a time line that is easier to read or information about my
family. All the information that I have is in a jumble.
I am a rookie so
please be gentle with my mistakes and errors. My name
is Douglas Paul Allen. My family
and I now live in Charlotte, NC --
My link in the
LeValley family starts with Peter and Sarah in Rhode
Island. From those fine people:
John LeValley & Hester Cook
Cook LeValley & Deborah Capron
James Nelson LeValley & Laura Ann Allen
George Cook LeValley & Harriet Newell Brunson
Ira Nelson LeValley & Sarah Ellen Watson
Jennie Maude LeValley & Benjamin Robert Allen--My paternal
William Carl Allen Sr. & Roxie Nelson--My Parents
Douglas P. Allen & Carol Ann Pawling--My wife and I
Bradley Douglas Allen & Whitney James Ross--Our Son and
Ashley Elizabeth Allen & Steven Todd Farmer--Our Daughter and
Logan Douglas Farmer--Our #1 Grandson
In the Church
the listing for my Grandparents is accurate
but a bit shaky. Jennie Maude
LeValley married Benjamin Robert Allen - referred to in the
manuscript as, "Ben". He was
born 11-08-1876 in Phillips County,
Kansas. Died on June 30, 1949
in Boise, Ada, Idaho.
Geraldine Rae Allen b. 9-18-1908 d. October 26, 1943 This must
be the Rachel referred to in the
Leroy Lee Allen b. June 22, 1910 d. June 23, 1910 Not
mentioned in Church.
Robert Nelson Allen b. April 13, 1912 d. April 10, 1986 Uncle
Bob lived in Pasadena, CA when I saw
him in 1973.
Charles Ayden Allen b. May 31, 1914 d. January 01, 1945
Referred to as Aden in Church.
Ellen Mae Allen b. January 28, 1916 d. July 13, 1980
Aunt Mae ran the concession stand
at the state capital in Boise for
years. She was visually
but sharp as a tack!
William Carl Allen b. January 12, 1918 d. May 26, 2003
Dad was in the Army for many years.
Since this is a
new interest I would appreciate any hints anyone cares
Nina Arbios F-37+
Hi! I am Nina Otterson Arbios. My mother
was Dorothy LeValley Otterson, born 6-17-1895. My maternal
grandmother was Susan Henrietta Gaines LeValley 7-23-1870, my maternal
grandfather was Edwin George LeValley born 10-12-1862. I have a
handwritten genealogy compiled by Herbert Church in 1956. I find it
very interesting as it contains comments about some of the people on
the chart. I would like to know how Herbert Church was
related. My own children have asked questions about their
LeValley ancestors, so I would like to learn more about them so I can
pass our history along. I would enjoy learning the history and
also corresponding with those that might be related. Most of my
cousins would be in California.
Judy Russell F-56:
My grandfather was Jean Cook LeValley born 1899
(I believe) and my father was Edwin George LeValley born 1925.
Any info would be appreciated.
I am looking for
information on Le(a) Valley in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
I have a Minerva O'Mealy (1832-1911)
who married Silas LaValley about 1850.
They had children: Deborah m.
Emily m. 1. William
2. Melvin Monroe
Elnora m. Marion Clinton
Frank m. Ella
sister, Mary G. O'Mealy married Levi H. LaValley. They
married 9 April 1854 in Sweet Valley,
Luzerne, PA. He died a few months later
I don't know if
there was a child conceived in that short time. I don't know
if Mary G. remarried.
I hope this sounds
familiar to someone. This LaValley family came from New
York State before they came to
The O'Mealy surname
is my main interest. I am trying to trace the children
that were born of these unions.
Betty in New York
Cara Richards F-79+
is Cara Richards and I am new to the LeValley listserv. I have
just begun researching the LeValley/O'Mealey part of my family
tree. I am the ggg granddaughter of Silas H LeValley/Minerva
I am searching for general information on Silas now, but am desperately
trying to find information on Minerva. If anyone has come across
her please let me know.
I look forward to interacting with you all.
My name is Kat
Pettycrew and I've just recently started researching my
paternal line. I noticed that
a Pettycrew married into Cook LeValley's
line and I was wondering if any more
information (lineage, I guess?) was
available. I can place my
Ulysses S G Pettycrew back to
around 1885 in the midwest (Iowa
This is not a very common
name so I'm hoping the LeValley
if it is mine, will give me
some leads. Thank you very much
for all your help. The LeValley family
sounds pretty interesting, pirates
Kat in NJ
I am related to
the Dayton, Iowa side of the LeValley family. My dad was Earl
Umsted, youngest son of
William Irvin Umsted and Stella Julia LeValley.
thought it would be easy to research her family since her parents were
soon found out differently. The information I had was from twenty
years ago and
when I started checking the internet found there were some
So back to square one. Everything seemed to match the information
on her father,
Steven E. LeValley's side. Her mother was Elmira (Almira) F.
of C.H. Levaley and Harriet (Gaines? there was no surname on the
papers). That seemed to match until the list of her brothers and
were compared. The only one the same is Mary Tate. I'm
find out about the different names. This information was sent to
my dad by
Keith LeValley of Dayton, IA. in 1980. It is a biographical
record of S.E.
from something titled, "The Biographical Record". There
was also a picture of Steven, Elmira and family; 2 daughters and 5
the spelling difference in Elmira's name but I really want to find out
why there is so much
in her siblings. If anyone knows, where this record came from
originally and who wrote it, and about the differences in sibling names
would appreciate the information.
If I can help
else, please let me know.
HI my name is Chris i am 14
years old and i am from Missouri. I am very
interested in looking for my ancestors
and relatives. I had a great
grandmother named Avis LeValley
who died not to long ago and she was from
Iowa, she also lived in Dayton for
a while but then moved to Fort Dodge. I
had another great great grandmother
who died not to long ago, but she was
like 100. My Grandfathers name
is Richard (Dick) LeValley, and he had 4
children but my dad's name is
Kirk LeValley and we all live in Missouri. My
Grandpa Dick had a couple brothers
and sisters like Robert, Julie, Jim,
If you are interested write
me back at Yngman142000@aol
RESEARCHING THE PETER LEVALLEY FAMILY--LINE OF GARDNER
David Peterson D-127+:
I have been on your mailing list for several
years. I am finally starting to work on my LeValley
ancestors. Martha Green LeValley is my forth
great-grandmother. She married Elijah Dwight Foster whose name I
can find on your web page. There was an old family bible that had
the name of Gardner LeValley and Anne Green. There is some
speculation that these were her parents. I would appreciate any
help you might be able to provide on this matter.
THE PETER LEVALEY
OF PETER JR.
Betty Dotson H-4 researcher:
I work with the Fountain County (Indiana) Genealogy
Society Inc,. and have been trying to
find some sign of Anstress Elizabeth LeValley after her husband died --
for another member in California.
I went to Montgomery Co IN and found the location of
the land patent of Henry Levalley in
Coal Creek Township. Assume he sold that before buying land in Fountain
County (and have that deed to him from original owner). Also have deeds of
Henry's children who inherited shares in estate when he died in 1833 (they
sold their shares). There is no sign of
his burial place here in Fountain County where he
died. My guess is that he was buried close to
his land -- which would be in a Beedle cemetery or a McKinney cemetery
both in Richland township of our county. Henry LeValley sold 50
acres to an Aaron Beedle in July 1832, about six weeks after he bought land from
John Lewis. The Beedle cemetery has few stones standing but is cared for
by a local family. The McKinney cemetery is on private land and cared for
by that family. I have checked the owner of that land and cemetery and
he has no knowledge of a LeValley family.
I also found in Montgomery County Indiana a
record 13 Feb 1838 when Anstress E.
Levally was named guardian of her young son George Washington Levally, aged
about 13 years.
Trying to find a death date or place for Anstress E.
Levally for our member is my reason for
joining the list. I do not have a family connection myself.
I also have a copy of the Henry LeValley will from
the Court House in Fountain
County. If any of these court papers would be of
value to you in your work on this family, I woule be glad to share what I
Gary Sayers H-81+:
We are not sure what branch of the LeValley family
we are tied to. My grandmother Edith Francis Gunter married
Robert Lee Gunter July 23, 1900. I do have my great grandmother
and her sisters maiden names. My Great grandmother was Edith
Francis Lavalley, born August 24, 1874 in Illinois, and her sister was
Belle Lavalley, also born in Illinois. At this time this is the only
information I have. My aunt, Betty Reader from Maple Valley,
Washington may have already contacted you. If you can provide any
help It would be greatly appreciated.
I am looking for the marriage of Henry LeValley
& Anstress Elizabeth Wheeler, abt 1802, MA- NY-VT? Has anyone
run across this marriage? I have information on her family, but
not found their marriage.
I've been working on my family history since about
1980. I love doing genealogical research and have raised five children
while collecting all that I have. I've also been an Event Coordinator
for many years, doing mostly weddings and proms. I am interested in
direct line family members and corollary lines; and sometimes I wander
around working on very indirect lines that catch my interest!! My
Levalley line is as follows:
Peter LeValley - Sarah Leconte
Michael LeValley - Almy Bailey
Peter LeValley - Katherine Parker
Henry LeValley - Anstress
Clark P. LeValley - Susan G.
Sarah Ann LeValley - Samuel
Olive Perthina Robinson - Frank
Nancy Perthina Whitson - Walter
Walter Andrew Rutherford Jr -
Dorothy Irene Fincher
Nancy Mae Rutherford - Reuel
Carol Ann Hopkins (Me!)- Richard
So I am related to the California LeValley line. I
am very willing to share what I have
with anyone, though Paul seems to have most of it covered!!
Thomas Portlock H-124+
I am having issues with the following
items as sources needed.
Generation 9: Sarah Ann LeValley
Birth and Death records. I have a marriage record with Samuel Robinson
and US Census records with Samuel and separate from him. She later
married Elisha Crocker Bosworth. Sarah Ann is mentioned in the WILL of
her mother Sarah Childress LeValley Dodge as Sarah A Robinson.
Generation 8- Susan G. Childers I
need a birth record. The Obituary and Probate from Sonoma Co. CA. are
helpful. The US Census record from 1850 and 1870 help to provide
context for birth year. I do NOT have much information on Clark
LaValley. Susan’s WILL mentions her husband passing away in the
Fall of 1852. There are US Census records with Clark for 1840, 1850,
and 1852. Is this all that there is? Being from the New England area I
have checked “American Ancestors/ The New England Historical
Society” and cannot find any records. Fortunately, we do have the
marriage record for Clark and Susan on 14 March 1826.
Generation 7- Henry B LeValley
and Anstress Elizabeth Wheeler. I did find the Probate record for Henry
with spouse and children as well as a possible record for Henry in a
United States Roster of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors,
1775-1783. This is all the information we have of him and spouse. Any
thoughts or ideas? It has been said that Henrys spouse Anstress
Elizabeth went by her Middle name. I cannot find any parents in New
England Vital Records with Anstress Elizabeth Wheeler. If Wheeler is
her maiden name. I have a birth year of 1778 and death 1833. I cannot
confirm these dates. I did find a marriage for a Mary and Valentine
Wheeler for 21 August 1777 in the VR of Rehoboth, 1642-1895. These
individuals may or may not be the parents of Anstress Elizabeth
Generation 6- Peter LaValley
– 1758-1828 married to Katherine Parker 22 July 1782. Is there
any information or sourced material/ Vital Records with a birth and
death? I have a possible death for Katherine to be after 1830. I also
found a book called “The Records of the Bailey Family”
published in 1895 and is in the Harvard College Library. On page 28 of
the book the 36th descendant of William Bailey was Amey
(Almy) Bailey who married Michael LeValley of 26 Aug 1757 in R.I. Their
son Peter LeValley is descendent number 81 married Catherine
(Katherine) Parker daughter of Peter Parker of Coventry on 11 July
Generation 5- Peter Parker
1733-1800 and Catherine Clarke 1733-1803 are the parents of Katherine
Parker who married Peter LeValley. In the book “The Clark
Families of Rhode Island” page 39 the “VR for marriage in
the “Rhode Island Town Clerk VR, 1630-1945” is
So, if anyone can help me out,
I would really appreciate it. I am just grateful that I ran across the
History of Peter LeValley website. Please email or call me.
David LeValley H-143.1:
My name is
David Wesley LeValley and I heard about the LeValley Web
from Paul LeValley. I am
interested in my pedigree, but the LeValley
grabs my interest most because
I know so little about it. I have been
around with a name attached
to me for almost 29 years that I know
to nothing about. Until
today, I didn't even know my grandfather's
(it is Allen E. of 1919).
I was born
December 11, 1971 in Yreka, CA. My father's name is John
LeValley and he was born in
1943. My parents divorced when I was
young and my contact with my
father has been very erratic over the
I am the only child from
my mother and father's marriage, but I have
sister, Kimberly, and had a brother,
John Granger (he died last year),
my father's previous marriage
to Jacklyn White. My father has been
four other times, but no other
children have resulted. (My mother's
name is Karen Sue Warren).
I grew up
in Southern Oregon (Medford and Klamath Falls) and graduated
Crater High School in Central
Point, OR. After high school, I joined
Navy and served six years as a
Machinist Mate, being honorably
at the rank of E-5 in
While in the Navy, I married Melissa
Rigsby of Bremerton, WA.
On November 4, 1997, we were blessed with the
of my daughter, Ariana Jill
LeValley. I now reside in Silverdale,
work at Puget Sound Naval
as an outside machinist.
I am really
looking forward to learning much more about my LeValley
and am looking forward to
corresponding with other LeValleys who
the same ancestory.
David Wesley LeValley
Jean Fitch Justice H-158+:
My name is Jean Fitch Justice. My LeValley
roots are as follows:
Pierre LeValley m. Sarah LaConte
>Michael LeValley m. Almy Bailey
>>Peter LeValley 1758-1782 m. Catherine Parker
>>>Henry LeValley 1782-1833 m. Anstress Elizabeth Wheeler
>>>>Henry B. LeValley 1805-1854 m. Mary Tunks 1810-1880
>>>>>Phebe LeValley 1830-1904 m. Joseph D. Garland
>>>>>>Martha A. Garland 1855-1937 m. John H. Fitch
>>>>>>>Don J. Fitch 1885-1971 m. Leona E. Smith
>>>>>>>>Harold E. Fitch m. Leila "Tibbie" Dewey
(both still living)
>>>>>>>>>Jean Renee Fitch -- That's me!
My records are on paper but not in the computer. One of these
days I'll get to that . . . . . . . Vonda
Cooper has provided a great deal of information for
me over the years.
Jean Fitch Justice
Bambi Rutledge H-158+:
This is the following branch of the LeValley family I am researching on
my husband's side. Not sure how you want this, so let me know if
this isn't in desired form.
1 Pierre LEVALLEY b: Abt. 1675 in Guernsey, Channel Isles d:
Abt. 1756 in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island
+Sarah LECONTE b: Abt. 1679 in Warwick,
Kent County, Rhode Island d: Aft. 1720 in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode
Island m: Abt. 1700 in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island
2 Michael LEVALLEY b: Abt.
1720 in Rhode Island d: Abt. 1776 in Rhode Island
+Almy BAILEY b:
January 24, 1733/34 in East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island d:
Aft. 1775 in Rhode Island m: August 26, 1757 in East Greenwich,
Kent County, Rhode Island
3 Peter LEVALLEY, Jr. b: Abt. 1758 in Warwick, Kent County,
Rhode Island d: September 25, 1828 in Sennett, Cayuga County, New
+Katherine PARKER b: July 11, 1758 in Coventry, Kent County, Rhode
Island d: Aft. 1830 in New York m: July 11, 1782 in Warwick,
Kent County, Rhode Island
4 Henry LEVALLEY b: Abt. 1784 in Massachusetts or New
York d: Abt. 1833 in
+Anstress Elizabeth WHEELER b: Abt. 1785 in Massachusetts or New York
d: Aft. 1838 m: Abt. 1800
5 Henry B. LEVALLEY b: August 26, 1805 in
Vermont d: Abt. 1853 in Monroe County, Iowa
+Mary TUNKS b: May 03, 1810 in Shelby County, Ohio d:
January 05, 1880 in Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa m: April
23, 1829 in Shelby County, Ohio
6 Phebe LEVALLEY b: December 23, 1830 in Shelby County,
Ohio d: January 25, 1906 in Derby, Lucas County, Iowa
+Joseph D. GARLAND b: August 07, 1827 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe,
Indiana d: August 31, 1906 in Derby, Lucas County,
Iowa m: November 15, 1849 in Eddyville, Iowa
7 Millie Ann GARLAND b: April 27, 1853 in Lucas County,
Iowa d: September 12, 1941 in Archie, Cass County,
+Lewis Harvey GARLAND b: June 13, 1849 in Warren County,
Indiana d: June 20, 1931 in Archie, Cass County,
Missouri m: February 27, 1872 in Chariton, Iowa
8 Francis Albert GARLAND b: April 16, 1876 in Chariton,
Lucas County, Iowa d: June 16, 1939 in Chariton, Lucas
+Mabel Jessie DECKER b: 1880 in Minier, Illinois d:
1955 in Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa m: December 30, 1900 in
Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa
9 Robert Louis GARLAND b: May 01, 1904 in Derby,
Lucas County, Iowa d: December 29, 1954 in San Diego, San
Diego County, California
+Jeannette Elizabeth SANDS b: June 26, 1907 in Annapolis,
Maryland d: August 15, 1994 in San Diego, San Diego County,
California m: March 02, 1928 in Trenton, New Jersey
10 Elizabeth Louise GARLAND b: April 20, 1934 in San
Diego, San Diego County, California d: October 26, 1999 in At
home in San Diego, San Diego County, California
+David Lee RUTLEDGE b: March 05, 1931 in Illinois d: April
15, 1999 in Concord, Conta Costa County, California m: 1951
in San Diego, San Diego County, California
11 Robert David RUTLEDGE, Sr. b: May 06, 1953 in Balboa US
Naval Hospital at San Diego, San Diego County, California (My
+Bambi Lynne SCHUETT b: October 16, 1952 in St
Hospital at Aurora, Kane County, Illinois m: June 21, 1971 in
Chapel of Happiness at San Diego, San Diego County, California
Of course there are many more siblings and marriages
along the way from 1675, and we have children and grandchildren, but I
imagine this is probably more information than I should have sent
anyhow, but will gladly exchange information with someone should they
desire to do so, in addition to having any incorrect information I have
being corrected, which I would appreciate.
THE PETER LEVALLEY
Paulette Sigulinsky J-54
My father was born William LeValley in 1916.
When he went into the military in WWII, they misspellled his name &
he was William LaValley ever since. So, we really are a part of
this family tree even if our name is spelled wrong! I am the oldest
child of his second marriage, to Pauline Tennsion, in 1965.
I am interested in knowing more about my family
lineage. Now that I am a grandmother myself I want to be able to
provide my kids and their kids, and so on, with our history. I am
really interested in the Indian part of our family(my paternal
great-grandmother was a Cherokee indian). We live close to
Oklahoma and could expereince our heritage if I knew more of what to
look for. I don't even know her name. As I grow older I
realize what I have missed by not persuing this earlier in my
lifetime. I hope that someone can guide me on the right
path. I have never done this before so I really don't even know
how to start.
Thank you taking the time to read this. I
would love to hear from anyone. If I can provide any info for any
of you, I would be glad to. My email is
email@example.com. My address is 116 Pleasant St, West
Fork, AR 72774. Have a great day!
I was looking
the internet and came across your site. I don't know if we
might be related, probably not, but
I am a LaValley by birth. My dad was born a LeValley but
at some point I was told he changed
the spelling. He was born and grew in in Ottawa KS and
there is still family there.
My uncle still lives there, his name is Jim LeValley and I have a
cousin Charles LeValley that lives
in Olathe KS. My dad's name was William Alfred LaValley. I
don't know if any of this information
is pertinant but it might be. Oh, if it helps, my dad had
moved to NW Arkansas I think somewhere
in the 60s.
I was looking
the website some more and I guess I come from Benjamin's line. I
am thankful that I came across this site.
Thanks so much,
Barbara (LaValley) Pfeiffer
is Whitney LeValley, and I am from Wichita, KS but I am now
going to college at KSU here in
KS where I was born. I am not
really sure what I am looking for
I was just surfing the net and came upon
this site. If you would like some
better dates I would be more then willing
to help if I know them or I could
ask my parents and grandparents. My
grandfathers name is Clayton LeValley,
and my fathers is Patrick LeValley
and he has 9 brothers and sisters.
If there is anything specific please let
me know, I am all for learning more
about my family history.
My name is Elaine Mead and I am new to genealogy. I am
Pedigree work, but also enjoy locating my cousins.
I have reviewed the Family groups and at the present can't
to my LeValleys....however I do see familiar
and Black Hawk and Butler
Counties in Iowa)
This is part of what I know so far...
Henry LEVALLEY (b.24 Nov 1798 d.11Dec 1856)
m. Elizabeth SHERMAN in
They had the following children: Benjamin
Franklin, George Washington,
Foster (my GG Grandfather, b.19 Oct 1836, Sandy Creek,
Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa) m. Mary Jane
NY 1840 d.1905 Black Hawk County, Iowa.)
children of Henry and Elizabeth ...Daniel Webster, and
LaFayette Foster and Mary Jane Flansburg had 10
children, most born in
WI, the last 3 in Butler County, Iowa. They were:
Julia, Eva, Ada,
Alfred, Elizabeth (my G Grandmother), Tina, Daniel, Ethel, and
I think I might belong to the Peter family?
If anyone knows how Henry fits in
would really appreciate the information!! Thanks!
Sincerely, Elaine Mead, Laramie, Wyoming
THE VALCARTIER LEVALLEY
Hi LeValley researchers. My name is Edna
Cudmore and I live in Prince Edward Island, Canada. My ancestors
left the Channel Islands in 1822 to emigrate and settle on another
island across the Atlantic. The Bot family was from Alderney and
my Picot branch was from Jersey. I am still searching for the
ancestors of my fourth great grandmother, Anne Deborah Susan Picot,
born abt. 1802 in Jersey. She married Jean Richard Bot
(1792-1862) presumably in Jersey, before they left for Canada.
Four of my Bot/Bott and now Botts ancestor and
relatives intermarried into the LeValley family:
Francois Bot is a direct ancestor of mine and our
Bott lineage is posted online at:
If anybody happens to know the parents of this Marie
LeVallee, I would appreciate hearing from you. Other surnames in
my Channel Island families besides LeVallee are Picot, Bot, Herivel,
LeCocq and Duplain. From the website above:
FRANÇÇOIS2 BOT (SAMUEL1) was born June
14, 1714 in Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey, and died August 26,
1769 in Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey. He married MARIE LE
VALLEE September 12, 1743 in Alderney (Channel Islands),
Guernsey. She was born abt. 1716 probably in Alderney (Channel
Islands), Guernsey, and died Unknown.
Children of FRANÇÇOIS BOT and MARIE LE VALLEE are:
i. MARIE3 BOT, b. January 09, 1744, Alderney
(Channel Islands), Guernsey; d. January 18, 1744, Alderney (Channel
ii. THOMAS BOT, b. December 08, 1744, Alderney
(Channel Islands), Guernsey; d. August 26, 1760, Alderney (Channel
iii. NICOLAS BOT, b. October 14, 1746,
Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey; d. March 10, 1818, Alderney
(Channel Islands), Guernsey.
iv. MARIE BOT, b. May 10, 1748, Alderney
(Channel Islands), Guernsey; d. January 12, 1757, Alderney (Channel
v. FRANÇÇOIS BOT, b. August 14,
1750, Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey; d. Unknown; m. JUDITH
FILLATRE, October 01, 1777, Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey; b.
1756, Peut-etre, Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey; d. Unknown.
vi. ELISABETH BOT, b. December 07, 1752,
Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey; d. January 31, 1787, St-Anne,
Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey; m. PHILIPPE DE COCQ, November 05,
1755, St-Anne, Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey; b. February 1745,
St-Anne, Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey; d. October 05, 1780,
St-Anne, Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey.
vii. THOMASSE BOT, b. January 20, 1754,
Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey; d. Unknown.
viii. LAURENT3 BOT (FRANÇÇOIS2,
SAMUEL1) was born June 20, 1755 in Alderney (Channel Islands),
Guernsey, and died October 08, 1835 in Alderney (Channel Islands),
Guernsey. He married MARGUERITE HERIVEL April 24, 1780 in
Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey. She was born 1755 in
Peut-etre, Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey or France, and died
February 18, 1834 in Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey. (This
was my line, Laurent Bot)
ix. SAMUEL BOT, b. December 02, 1758, Alderney
(Channel Islands), Guernsey; d. Unknown; m. SUSAN AUDOIRE, December 14,
1786, Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey; b. abt. 1760, Peut-etre,
Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey; d. June 03, 1798, Alderney
(Channel Islands), Guernsey.
x. THOMAS BOT, b. January 17, 1761,
Alderney (Channel Islands), Guernsey; d. Unknown.
My name is Shelley Murray and I live north of
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on the outskirts of a small village called
I have been researching my family for many years
(before the age of the internet). I have revisited your rootsweb
site and found it to be very interesting and now that I know that my G.
G. Grandmother was called Rachel LeVallee, I decided it was time to
I am the 2nd daughter of John Alfred LeGallee
Francis b Jan 4 1920, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
My father's birth family (LeGallee) has been
extremely elusive. Over the years my father would tell me stories
of his birth family.
His birth mother, Catherine Mary Gray b 1880
Nottingham, England, passed away shortly after Dad was born and Dad was
then adopted by her sister and her husband so, he didn't know very
much. But, Dad's brothers and sisters did keep in contact with
him and in turn passed on family lore.
One of the stories that I heard throughout the years
was a "LeGallee" had married a "LeVallee" somewhere back in the line.
I was told that we were originally French Huguenots,
chased out of France to the Channel Islands; from there the family
emigrated to Canada. Another story was that my Great Grandfather,
Frederick Joseph LeGallee, b 1861 probably Montreal, had married a
Roman Catholic woman, Anne Jane Daly b abt 1835 England, and the family
wasn't too pleased. Frederick had apparently attended a seminary
and had intended to become a minister.
During the early years of my searching I did find
mention of a "LeGallee" emigrating to Assiniboia, Manitoba, Canada in
Marion Turk's book, "The Quiet Adventurers in Canada." So the
story of the Channel Islands was true! I also found a Rachel
LeVallee b 1806 Alderney, C.I., living with Jean (John) Lenfestey in
the 1851 Census and viewing the original I found my Great Grandfather
and he was included in the family amongst the other children.
Another true story, a LeVallee and a LeGallee marriage did occur.
I searched Collectionscanada website for a marriage
for Rachel and found that she had been married 3x's. The first
marriage was to Thomas LeGallee in 1829, then to Peter LeGallee in
1836, and the last marriage was to Jean Lenfestey in 1839, all the
marriages took place in Quebec, Canada. It is unfortunate that so
little of Canadian information is not freely available on the internet.
John, Rachel and the rest of the family moved to
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada and several are now resting in the Strathroy
I am not sure but, I think I belong to LEVALLEE
FAMILY OF VALCARTIER, QUEBEC as I found a Rachel b 1803 Alderney. Is
this my Rachel?
If anyone has any knowledge of this line I would
appreciate hearing from
Thanks and Happy Hunting!
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
was reading your short article on the LeVallee or LeValley page at this
url, and see that you were saying that Rachel Levallee married 3 times
but for sure not to Peter LeGallee, he married another Rachel.
a) Thomas LeGallee in
b) Peter LeGallee in
1836 (this is not the same Rachel because this Rachel became a widow
and married Robert Theophile Pascal Lévesque on August 27th,
1838 (see the marriage contract with the notary Germain Guay kept in
the Archives in Quebec City) and that Rachel died in Matane, (Matane
County), Québec, Canada on June 1st, 1901 at the age of 95
years old and she was the widow of Robert Levesque (died May 16th
1874 also in Matane)
the 1851 Census Rachel is said to be born in Horney France(I think the
person made a mistake in wrting the name of the place) in 1806 and in
the 1901 census in Matane she was living with her son : Lafayette
Levesque and all their family.
doing a family tree for a friend who is the great-great-grand-child of
Rachel if I can call her like this has been probably married two times
with Thomas LeGallee and then with Jean Lenfestey.
still looking for the parents of my Rachel Levallee married 1st to
Peter LeGallee and 2nd to Robert Lévesque.
hope that this information will be helpfull and that will help find
I am new to this
list. My mother's (now deceased) maiden name was Mary Dana
was born in Miles City, Montana.
She is the daughter of Nora (nee Rorvik) and John LeValley.
John's father was Dan LeValley of
Miles City, Montana. I assume this Dan must be a
descendant of the Daniel born in the
I'd be interested
in learning how my great grandfather, Dan LeValley of Miles City, is
connected to the Canadian
I know he was born in Canada.
Also, I'd be
in any information about what has become of the LeValley Ranch in
Dr. Kirsten Hural
Dept. of Biological Sciences,
of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 USA
tel: 803-777-8241 fax:
I am indeed Wally's elder daughter. I found
the LeValley site by accident when researching online. I don't know
exactly what I'm looking to get out subscribing, but I like the idea of
being connected to a larger group of LeValley's, especially because my
family is rather small. I also enjoy looking at the history of the
LeValley's on the site, being a person who generally finds history
interesting. I'd be absolutely delighted to get a look at a family tree
about my family. Please do not take my slow response as lack of
interest; I am currently working on my thesis colloquium, which has
overtaken my life
found your web site while doing a google search. My 4th great
grandmother is Margaret LeVallee md. John Mather in Valcartier Quebec.
Their daughter Mary Margaret Mather is my 3rd great grandmother.
I'm hoping you may have some information you can share about this
family. I have had some difficulty finding BMD registrations in
Quebec for this family. Any help you could give me would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
After several years of watching the mailing list and
though I am stuck away from home with no documentation (a one year
contract in New York, so I am going to be a bit vague on details),
allow me to introduce myself. I am Nels Christopher Easterberg,
great-grandson of Philip George Trier and Clara LeValley (or Le Valley
as I used to see it spelled). From looking through your web site
(super job on it, by the way), it appears we are descended from the
Valcartier LeValley branch. This would make sense as I seem to
remember that Philip and Clara married in either Gardenville or
Ebenezer, NY. Both of these towns are now part of West Senaca, so
perhaps precision on this point is irrelevant.
Sometime after marrying, Clara and Philip ended up
with six daughters and a son, with two sets of twins-- Lulu and Beulah
(one set, I cannot remember the other set), Edna, Clara, Marie and,
Louise (who ended up marrying Edgar Heinemann and lived in
Minnesota). The son was my grandfather Paul Webster Trier.
I believe they were in Iowa at one point, Paul was born in Webster
City, Iowa and I have found records of Edna as a high school senior
circa 1905 in Des Moines. But, I am not entirely clear on
anything more than that of their Iowa time.
At some point, they ended up in Oak Park, Illinois
where Phillip was (according to my grandmother) a not very successful
insurance agent. My great grand-mother Clara was musical, which
proved to be a boon for the family as Edna, Lulu, Beulah, Clara, and
Marie ended up on the Chautauqua circuit as the "Trier Concert
Company". Here is a link from the University of Iowa about them:
They started out five strong, but as sisters got married, the quintet
became a quartet and so on until the act was dissolved.
My grandfather, Paul Trier, went to Dartmouth, was
an accomplished football player, and married my grandmother Emily
Arnold. She was the daughter of Adolph Arnold, who is probably
best remembered as being one of the original partners involved in
Schwinn Bicycle (see: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/2556.html
for a little more background). Until his death in either 1952 or
1953, he was involved with the Arnold's meatpacking business,
eventually selling to Swift in the late 1940s. They adopted my
uncle A. Phillip Trier and my mother Josephine Mary Easterberg.
My mother died March 1st of 2003.
When I get out of storage the papers I have put
together, I'll be delighted to pass them on. In the meantime, I
am hoping this will be a good start in filling in the bits and pieces
of our branch of the LeValleys. And if there are any Valcartier
LeValleys out in cyberspace, I would be delighted to hear from them as
Good day everyone!
My name is Michel
Fragasso and I am a descendant of an early settler in
Quebec City, Jean (John)
married in to Margaret Herivel
(1791-1829) around 1819. He was the
son of Thomas Levallée and Martha.
Jean was a grocer
born April 1st 1785 (thank's to Paul LeValley) in
Alderney. He passed away February
24th 1826 in Quebec City. His mother,
Marthe de Mouillepied, died
on April 15th 1816 in Quebec City, age 72.
Jean had two
Margaret (b.1820) and Isabel (Elisabeth)
Levallée, born November 28th
1821 in Quebec City. Elisabeth was my
great-great grand mother. She married
July 9th 1863 in Quebec City
Senator Antoine Juchereau Duchesnay
and deceased March 13th 1872 in
Ste-Catherine de la Jacques Cartier.
She was buried under the front
bench in the church being the wife
of the Landlord.
I was stunned to
see the direct lineage from my Jean Levallée to Laurens
Levallée in Alderney. I found
most of my roots in France, in Italy and
in Ireland, but that was a big missing
part in my lineage.
Does someone out
there have the parents of Marthe de Mouillepied and the
parents of Elisabeth Duplain and
Duplain and the LeCocq's?
There is quite
a big lineage of LeValley's in the Valcartier area near
Quebec City. Most of them are
descendants of a brother, Daniel Levallée.
Oddly enough, the Federal Member of
Parliament in the riding (Liberal)
is a Duplain of the same name as the
ancestors of the LeValley's.
By the way, when
Jean and Margaret passed away, the custody of Margaret
and Elisabeth went to Thomas
(the eldest of the family) . He
was married to Margaret Smith from
Hull in England in 1814.
Glad to answer
any question if I can.
All the best!
Quebec City (Quebec)
THE PROSPER LEVALLEY
Greetings to all,
happen when you post to another list and use your
surnames that you are researching
in your signature. That is what happened to
me and thus I am finally here.
I am a g-g-g
of Prosper Pete Le Valley.
One of his children is
George Baines Le Valley ( Mary Baker
to Franklin Octave Le Valley (Alice
to Mary Alice Le Valley (Walter
August Frederick Mahns) to Mary Elise Mahns
and that is me.
The Le Valleys
and The Woolmans migrated around Mt Holly New Jersey.
Thus I am also a descendant to John
Woolman, the Quaker.
Mary Baker Woolman b. Dec. 5,1865
Died Feb 2, 1962
She married George Baines Le Valley.
b. Sept.3,1966 d. Sept 7, 1930
George's father was Peter Le Valley
, b. 1825. d.1870
George's mother was Elizabeth
b.1831 d. 1870
Their marriage certificate says that
Peter was French and his birthplace I
have is Canada.
Peter and Elizabeth
had 7 children and all are born in New Jersey. all
dates are sketchy at this time.
Mary A Le Valley 1859 to 1870
Octavian Le Valley 1858 to 1870
Anna Le Valley 1860 to 1870
Emma Le Valley 1860 to 1870
Louisa Le Valley 1862-1870
GEORGE BAINES LE VALLEY my
You can see some
pictures of a few of our relatives at http://www.woolmancentral.com/
This site is maintained by my 5th
cousin (once removed) on the my Woolman side.
Go to the photo
album toward page 6,7,8 and See Elwood & Lawrence
(the cute twins), William E and Mary
Alice (brother and sister and of course,
Franklin Octave Le Valley, my
I have been to
the "missing Le Valley" list and at the moment, have no
information to share about them but
things can always change. When I get my
geneology web page up and going, I
will let you all know.
I'm very happy
to be here. Thank you Paul for contacting me!
researching Mahns, Le Valley, Woolman,
I also, am not sure how it
but in October of 1983, I was
elected president of the Ohio
reunion, held each year, the
first Sunday in October (the 1st this
year) Mt. Victory, Ohio. (Northwest of
Columbus, Ohio on Rt# 31 between
and Kenton, Ohio.) After
reviewing the family photo album and
guest mailing list, I noticed how out
dated they both were. So, in the year
following, I made it my project to try
an bring them up to date. I began
to question my mother, who was then in her
eighties, about the old family members
and some of their history. I also was
fortunate to have an aunt who had
started genealogy researching on our
immediate family branch in the early
fifties. Most of her researching was
done by personal leg work, hand
requests and searching thorough the
records in Salt Lake City's Mormon
Church. She had taken our family branch
back to a Joseph and Barbara LeValla
(LeValy, LaValla) in the 1700's.
After spending that first year
obtaining information and photographs
from them and other living family
members, I became hooked. My curiosity
began to venture into all the branches
of the Xenia, Ohio LeValla family. Via
the telephone, during the late 1980's
and early 1990's, I came in contact
with several family members, who had
been compiling genealogy material for
years, on their families. Most all,
being connected members, of what I call
now, the Xenia, Ohio LeVella's. Those
family members were Mary "Billy" North
of Munice, Indiana and Charolette
Borradaile now of Greenville, Ohio. We
combined, shared and collaborated
on our information for years. Sadly, they
are now deceased or too old to
the search, so I guess, I am the sole
known researcher for the Xenia, Ohio
I also, have been in
with Paul LeValley of Florida, who
is the creator of this website on
RootsWeb and who I consider to be the
authority on the family surname.
before the end of this year we
will have combined all the information
he and I have acquired to give a
better more accurate history of the
My main work lately has been
to locate the origin of Joseph (LeValla)
LeVally of Amherst Co., Virginia (now
W. Virginia) migrating to Ross Co.,
(now Greene) Ohio between 1810 and
1820's. With various spellings of the
name on documented records, has
some difficulty. Plus, present day
Xenia descendants spell their names
LeVally or LeValley. Even in my immediate
family, and I spell my name LaValley.
In my research, thanks to the
computer, in the last two years I have
been able to locate numerous persons,
who have done extensive research on
known spouses of our family, such
as Harness, Lucas, Wilklow (Wilkenlo), Tapp
(Tapper), LeVeck, Milner (Millner)
and Smith. One high light, in sharing
information, I was able to confirm
that in my direct line, the spouses of
George William and Joseph Heller
were great granddaughters of John
Morton, one of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence.
I am presently medically retired
from TransWorld Airlines and residing
in Spring, Texas (Houston) but spent
most of my life in Chicago. I am
divorced with a newly married daughter
Michelle Renee in San Antonio, Texas
and hoping to be a grandfather, soon?
Being a novice in the computer
world but slowly getting the hang of it,
I spend most of my spare time entering
my research material into the new
software program, Family Tree maker.
I hope to have a few websites on my
own, so other family members can share
my work. Please, feel free to contact
me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org, I look
forward to hearing from each and every
one of you searching for your roots.
Marc A. LaValley
Spring, Texas 77388
David LeVally B
1943 married Sharon Campbell B. 1945
I am son of Herbert LeVally B 1908
and Woneta Rapp LeVally, hometown Ridgeway Ohio.
Grandfather, Arthur C. LeVally b 1866
and Nettie Smith LeVally
Great grandfather George (Jaunt)
LeVally b 1843 and Mary Milner b 1837
Great great grandfather James
LeVally b 1823) and Emaline Wilklow
Here I also have some info that George
is son of William H (1827) and Savilla Harness
And William's Father Jean Jacques
LaValle or AKA John J. LeVally married Elizabeth Smith
It is very fuzzy from here.
There are some
LeVallys in Toledo, Ohio who seem to be connected at the George William
and Joseph H, brothers. Also, LeVallys in Chicago area who I have
I moved here 20
I am first cousin
of Marc LeVally AKA Marc LaValle living in Houston area.
If you have or
would like more info please let me know.
LeVally Ingredient, Food &
1810 Bishops Way
Mundelein, IL 60060
I have done some
looking and this is what I have found so far.
(later changed to ey spelling) married Elizabeth Smith.....they had 9
one of which was [George Thomas, father of James Jefferson, father of
Heller, father of] my great great grandfather Lewis Orville LeVally who
married Laura Jane Mooney.....they had 6 children Lewis Orville,
Icydora, Laura Margret, Joseph Woodrow, William Pershing (my
and Lois Jane who died in childhood.
I know my
was William Pershing LeVally and my father is William Charles.
I hope this helps
to connect us together, I have also come across this information not
if it will help or not........my Dad believes his grandfather Lewis
was buried in Knightsville, Indiana and he remembers going to a family
reunion as a child in southern Ohio at a LeVally farm and the farm was
on a road called the LeVally Pike.......he also recieved a invation a
years back to a family reunion in Mt. Victory, Oh. I have contacted my
cousin Dean Himbaugh (Elizabeth Icydora's son) and he is attempting to
get me any information that he has.......I will send you that
as soon as I get it.
I am very happy
to have found you, and would like to share any information I have with
Carrie Lynn LeVally Pinski
My name is Jason
LeValley. I am a flight dispatcher for the Army. I am
and have 2
children. I am interested in
researching my roots for their sake. I want them to know what a
proud heritage they come from.
that I really have on my family is that 3 brothers came over from
France in 1902 and settled in
I do not know their names or which brother I am descended
from or even if this is true.
[It is not.]
I have no
in geneology and am hoping to get help from you.
My name is Joshua Bond LeValley, brother
to Jason LeValley. We are the sons of Scott LeValley, who is the
son of John Wayne LeValley. Our family comes from the line from
Xenia. That's all I know off the top of my head but I have more
information on our family tree at home.
I apologize it has taken me so long to get back to
you. After dealing with my father's death, it just totally
slipped my mind. I have been researching my geneology and would
like to build a family tree as accurately as possible.
What I have so far is as follows:
Joshua LeValley (Myself)
Jason LeValley (Verified)
Virginia LeValley (Verified)
Male Family Line
1. Scott Duane LeValley (Verified)
a. Sibling: John Wayne LeValley Jr. (Verified)
2. John Wayne LeValley Sr. (Verified)
3. Robert Wayne LeValley (Verified)
4. Samuel Newton Levally (Verified)
5. John Wilklow Levally (Verified)
6. James Jefferson Levally (Verified)
7. George Thomas Lavally (Verified)
8. Joseph Levally (Verified)
9. Jean Laville
10. Pierre Laval
11. Anthoine DE LAVAL
12. Jacques DE LAVAL
13. Jean DE LAVAL
Everything I have labeled as verified my uncle has
verified over the years and I used Ancestry to help put it
together. Numbers 9 through 13 are hints that came up that I am
working to verify. Any help would be appreciated.
J. Reynolds LeVally:
I'm not sure which
of your "LeValley family groups" this falls into, but here is my line
I understand it. Alan C. LeVally (my uncle) is the gentleman
on your "mystery page".
L. Reynolds LeVally
b: abt 1799 in Hardy Co., VA
d: 27 Sep 1887
sp: __?__ __?__
m: 29 Sep 1816 in Hardy Co., VA
b: 1 Jan 1823 in
d: 4 Apr 1889 in
sp: Emiline WILKLOW
b: 22 May 1826
in Geauga Co., OH
m: 24 Feb 1842
d: 30 Jun 1901
in Bokes Creek, OH
3-Jonathan Reams LEVALLY
b: 15 Sep 1852 in Logan, Co., OH
sp: Henrietta JONES
b: 1852 in PA
m: 23 Nov 1876 in Cook Co., IL
4-Norman Wilklow LEVALLY
b: 12 Jul 1879 in Cook Co., IL
sp: Beatrice Catherine _____
b: abt 1882 in IN
5-Beatrice V. LEVALLY
b: abt 1902 in IL
5-Norman Wilklow Jr. LEVALLY
b: 12 Aug 1905 in IL
d: Sep 1959
sp: Alice Mae REYNOLDS (seeking info on this family)
b: 24 Mar 1906 in IL
d: Oct 1985 in CA
6-L. Reynolds Sr. LEVALLY (my father)
b: 10 Dec 1934 in Highland Park, IL
d: 13 Dec 1975 in Appleton, WI
6-Alan C. LEVALLY
b: 24 Mar 1937 in IL
5-Jane C. LEVALLY
b: bet 1906 and 1910 in IL
I am the long lost Lisa LeVally from Des Plaines,
Illinois. My brother Alfred Scott Levally lives in Loveland,
CO--his son Morgan LeVally lives in Pennsylvania. I'm glad I
found your site!
Hello, I am Rhonda Schrader.
I am a descendant of Pheobe LeValley Hatch. Descended through John
Jacques Jean LeValley of Hardy, Virginia and Xenia, Ohio.
Do you know much about the LeValley/Smith line from
Virginia? I had a dna test done and found 1 percent Benin/Togo,
African. I have dna matches with the LeValley/Smith line that also has
small amounts of this DNA.
Also, I saw a story that said a LeValley had come
over from France with LaFayette and someone named LeVeck. I have a
LeVeck in that tree. Do you think the story is true?
My name is Keith
Cline. I just recently subscribed to the LeValley-L Mailing
I am a
decendant of Jean Jacques LeValley
and I have heard that his parents were Joseph & Barbara
LaValla. I have been researching
the Ohio (Greene County) LeValleys for quite a few years
and I have a lot of information on
the later generations of LeValleys. My Mother is Vesta
Pearl Cline (LeValley). My
was Carl Edward Cline and his Mother was Anna Alice
LeValley. Yes it's true, I have
LeValleys on both sides of my family
I am in the
business with one of my sons, and my wife and I have been
residents of Springfield, Ohio most of our
I am only about 18 miles from Greene County.
If anyone is interested in contacting
me, my e-mail address is KCline64@SISCOM.net. I have
also posted my database on the World
Connect Project at Roots Web under the user name
I am the grandaughter of Samuel LeValley of Xenia
who married Ida Greene. They had David (still born), Charles,
Homer, Lena and Martha. My name is Dena (LeValley) Trobridge daughter
of Homer Phillip LeValley.
Allow me to
I am Stephen
LeVally of Houston,Texas.
I was born July
26, 1966 in Oklahoma City, OK.
I'm from the Xenia,
Ohio LeValley's. My great-grandfather was Phillip Raper LeValley,
son of William Harrison LeValley. Phillip was married to Rachel
and moved to Oklahoma from Ohio. He had a son, Earl LeVally (my
and Earl had 2 sons, Earl Jr. and Stephen (my
father). I know a little about
William H. LeValley and Phillip R. LeValley, but that's about it.
I just recently
got involved in genealogy and would very much like to be in contact
everyone that could help me in my quest for my roots.
My grandmother was Emma LeValley (Carnes). She lived in Xenia
my growing up years in a little
called Alpha Ohio now near Beavercreek Ohio. Later they
moved to Lakeview, Ohio, where she entered a
Lima hospital, Lima Ohio and passed
away there. She had five children who
was scattered over the USA.
Emma LeValley Carnes spoke of
Roy Moon of Xenia. also Cora Shirk
and others. There was a Width LeValley. I
do not know his relationship.
His wife's name was Cora Huston. All of Greene
County of Xenia Ohio.
I am related to her by her
Clara Rachel Carnes Jameson. Of
her family (Clara Carnes Jameson)
there is just two girls left.
Is this to much
or not enough information? I do have some names and
dates. Can anyone be of help I would
appreciate very it very much.
Hi - this is my
letter of introduction to the group. My name is Teri
Wilkins. I am related to the
line in Xenia, Ohio. I have been doing
research off and on for about 4 years
now, and would really like to dig in
I am related to
Lewis F. LeValley. He was my g-g-g-grandfather.
Lewis married 2nd wife Sarah
Melville M. (my g-g-grandfather) married Esta A. Barger
Their daughter, Mary Louisa (my g-grandmother) married Clarence E. Dill
Mary Louisa's son, John Robert Dill (not natural son of Clarence) (my
grandfather who I never met) married Lucille V. Bail
Their son, John Ralph Dill is my dad.
I have read all
the interesting notes on this line about all the myths and
would very much like to have more
information and correspond with new
relatives. Looking forward to
hearing from any of you!! Teri
I'm told that you "probably knows as much if not more than most"
genealogical search -- I hope so.
I descend from
Jean Jacques Laval (John Levalley), d. Knightstown IN 1831, through his
daughter Louisa Ann -- he is my 3d
I've had recent
correspondence with Marc Lavalley, who tells me (did he get it from
levalleyweb, or did it get the info
from him?) that W.A. Paxson's - John Levalley's grandson -
account of his life is incorrect,
but does not seem able to clearly tell me why. I wrote to the
other researchers listed under Xenia,
and the one reply I've received thus far suggested I ask
I don't want to
toss a cat in amongst the pigeons, but I am now thoroughly
Paxson, my grandmother's uncle, and
Marc Lavalley have a lot of quite specific facts, mostly
unrelated to each other. Paxson
didn't leave any sources -- at least none I've heard of --
other than his mother and
Marc, tho' mentioning a couple census reports,
says he can't give sources either.
I can discard
etc., for cause, without a qualm. But I would like to know why
believe it is wrong. Can you
help me here?
Attached is a
of information from both Paxson and Marc, as chronological as I
could make it, that I did for my own
sake, to see how the different facts fell into place. I send
it for whatever value it might be
to you, at least in answering my question.
One thing Marc
said, in a subsequent email to me, I feel is incorrect -- that Jacque
for John. It's the French
of James. "Jean" is the French for John. Which is why I
question the equivalency of
with other records listing a "John Jean". I've always
taken the latter to be someone
both the English and French same name.
I'm also a little
confused when Marc says that Jean Jacques' wife received an allotment
acres for his War of 1812 military
service, which he did *before* he was married.
In other words,
I'm not defending any viewpoint, just asking for verification of
understanding of why some things are
simply declared false, with no reason given for the charge.
Any help you can
give me in this would be deeply appreciated. I've been trying to
Jacques' ancestry off and on for years.
Thank you so much,
Levally (1825-1892) and Savilla Harness, his wife, (1829-1868)---Their
3rd daughter --Mary Isabella-- (1853-1918) who married John I Reed in
County, OH Oct 12, 1876 is my husband's great grandmother.
We are continuing
to fill out the information about our great and great great
I was told of this list by a Levalley girl of a
different branch, whose mail I kept receiving
in Austin, Texas. My father was Joseph Frederick Levalley, wife Alyce. Both
are deceased. My father had a brother, Ray (wife Yvonne), of Sacramento and
also deceased. I believe he has at least one descendant named Bruce
in the Houston area.
Elizabethr sent me emails of the most comprehensive
charts I could imagine. I have a hard time
decoding them but have found some familiarity here and there. Her work is
more than impressive, had she not already done it I'd question whether
RESEARCHING THE COLDWATER MICHIGAN ORPHANAGE LEVALLEY FAMILY
I am a member of the LeValley Family from the
Coldwater Orphanage in Coldwater Twp, Branch County Michigan.
My Grandfather (Carroll LeValley) and his brother
(Woods-Adopted name) were placed in the Coldwater Orphanage in or
around 1899 or 1900. Fred was adopted by the Woods Family.
My Grandfather Carroll LeValley and Uncle Fred both
passed away in 1978.
My Father is Frederick Carroll LeValley and he
passed away in 1995,
& My mother Ruth Passed away in 2010. All of Carroll's children
have passed away now.
I am beginning to look into our family history and I
& sent off for my DNA (May 2017) and hope to put some pieces
together resolving our family tree /(Blood Line).
I did read that no family from the Coldwater
bloodline has submitted a DNA in the past and I am hoping this will
lead me to answers concerning our family history.
I can be the contact person for this "LeValley blood
well... although I'm not sure what that entails? I have just
and have read all the letters from my grandfather and family, however
no documentation has ever been given as proof and I'm looking for
Can you give me any direction or I should just wait
for the DNA results?
If you have any thoughts on this or would like to
contact me, please feel free to do so.
RESEARCHING THE JOSEPH VALLEY/LEVALLEY FRAGMENT OF IONIA, MICHIGAN
I am Tyler LeValley from Los Angeles
California, not the Grand Rapids one. I just stumbled upon your website
and have looked around a bit. I am the great grandson of Lewis O.
LeValley who died in 1968, so it seems that I am part of the Joseph
Valley/LeValley fragment of Ionia Michigan. Before today, we were
completely unaware of the origins of this side so thank you for all of
your diligent research!
THE ERSKIN LEVALLEY
Rebecca Gardner Baggaley:
I just joined the list, and was asked to introduce myself.
My name is Rebecca Gardner, and I'm
a descendant of Erskin LeValley, b. about
1824 in New York. He was my
3rd-great-grandfather. I don't know who his
parents were. I only have
beginning with his marriage to Mary Ann
Rau. I also have pictures of
his daughter, Harriet Maud LeValley, who married
George W. S. Bond in Iowa. She
was my 2nd-great-grandmother.
I am currently
a senior at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah,
majoring in family
Yep, that's really a major!:) I will
graduate in April 2001. I was
born in California, lived in Arkansas for nine
years, and then in Washington State
for seven years. My family still lives there,
and I call Washington my home.
I have been
in genealogy since I was in junior high, but did not
choose to major in it until last
I am mostly interested in doing pedigree
research, but I'm also writing a
of Harriet LeValley and George Bond. I
enjoy reading, swimming, volleyball,
playing games, and sleeping in my spare
time. Right now, since I'm in
college, I think sleeping would usually be my
first choice!:) After I
I hope to work at the Family History Library
in Salt Lake City. Eventually,
I want to become accredited and do private
research out of my home, so I can
stay at home with my future children.
I look forward
to finding out more about my LeValley ancestors, and
appreciate the research you all do
and share! Good luck!:)
I got married in
January so now I'm Rebecca Baggaley. I graduated from BYU in
with a degree in family history and am working as a professional
based in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have access to the Family
Library and all of its wonderful resources. I do most of my work
from there. I would certainly be willing to do quick checks for
on this list for LeValleys, but since this is my career I have to
for extended searches.
RESEARCHING A GUERNSEY CONNECTION
My family name is LeVallee
and we came to the USA in 1968 from the UK. My family name
originates in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. I can only go back
as far as my granddad who lived on Guernsey before coming to the UK
after world war I.
A LEVALLEY-PENTLAND CONNECTION
E. P. James:
Our ancestor, Margaret/Marguerite Lavallee/Levallee
was born at sea in 1824. Family letters
indicate that her parents were from the Isle of Guernsey. Margaret married
William George Pentland 9 May 1845 (date of marriage bond) in the Anglican
Cathedral in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. William and Margaret Pentland moved to
Cobourg, Ontario and later to Birtle, Manitoba. They had ten children.
Margaret died 5 Sep 1899 at 50 Lowther Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada at the home
of her daughter Amelia Sarah Pentland Baldwin. We would like to learn more
about Margaret and her ancestors and would be happy to share information about
There is mention in a family letter that she may
have come from Three Rivers and was French, from the Chanel
Islands. Unfortunately, that is about all
the information I have about Margaret Lavallee Pentland.
William and Jane Marie Brunton Pentland, a relatively wealthy family, immigrated to
Quebec from Dublin, Ireland around 1815. They were members of the Church of
England. One of their sons, William George Pentland married Margaret/Marguerite
Lavallee/Levallee and is said to have lived like an aristocrat in
Cobourg, Ontario. Apparently, he was an associate of John A. MacDonald.
Family legend indicates that Margaret danced with the Prince of Wales (King Edward
VII) during his visit to Cobourg in 1860. My father-in-law still has the
slippers that she wore for the occasion.
Trying to locate--Adaline
who was b.1839 lower canada and
married William Brusseau in 1854 new
york children:1.Amos B.Feb.1855 2. Ida
2nd marriage was Carolyn
belived to be levalley B.abt 1842
in New York.Children:1.Riley B.1864
Iowa 2.Albert Claude B.1 Oct.1867
3.Estella b.1869 iowa 4.minnie b.21
JUL 1871 Iowa 5.George B.28 Sep.1874
Iowa 6. Harry b.2Jul 1876 Iowa
Any help would be appreciated
(George is my grandfather)
I believe now that
the Levielle(carolyn) that married Geo. Brusseau is not the sister to
LeValley. There is suppose to be a Indian woman who married into
the Brusseau family line (Ed's g grandmother) Have found out that
has a indian connection. Do you know of any oil stock these
have? The name of the company is Vaccun Oil----then sold to Standard
of New York ---then sold to Mobil. This stock seem to be a link
all of these people.
THE PAQUETTE DIT LAVALLEE FAMILY (frequently misspelled
I have lost the trail of the Levalley line I was
researching in Clinton County NY.
Isaac Levalley, born around 1816-1820, Canada.
married Margaret, last name unknown,
also born Canada.
Was in Clinton County NY by 1860 census. then
removed to Massachusetts by 1870.
I have not been able to make the jump over the
border to Canada as I can not figure out Isaac's parents.
Any help and or clues greatly appreciated, thanks!
RESEARCHING POSSIBLE LONG-SHOT
Frances LaValley Burns:
My name is Frances
LaValley. I have several documents which
indicate the proper spelling of my
name is with an E. Searching
independently, I have found a lot
of RI, CT, NY references. We also seem
to have some Blackfoot indian
from the distaff side during
the late 19th century. We are putting
together a set of documents you
will probably find interesting as
well as some recovered tintypes. You
can find me in list 2c. Daughter of
Albert Le(a)Valley of Providence
RI. page 15 of 18 Frank
and Minnie ( grand parents). Albert is 83,
cantankerous and still a source of
interesting family details.
I am a new
to the list as of Sept. 22. Here are the details of my
My ggg grandmother
Janett/Jennie Smith b. Aug. 18, 1839 in New York, married
an Abram Rosa in 1854 then left him
during the Civil War. They had been
married in Berrien County, Michigan.
She moved to
Oconto County, Wisconsin between 1860 and 1868. She is
then found getting married June 24,
1868 in Oconto, Oconto County,
Wisconsin, to a gentleman by the name
of Frederick (last name sp.
incorrectly on marriage cert. as
His parents are listed as Ely
Claverlee and Mary Claverlee. He was
born in Canada and was a lumberman.
I found them in
the 1870 census in Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin listed
Lavaly Fred age 28, laborer, born
Jennie age 29 keeping house, born
in New York
Carrie age 13 at home, born in Michigan
Ida age 7 at home, born in Michigan
the next family
Lavaly Joseph age 25, laborer, born
Adaline age 25, keeping house, born
Joseph age 4, at home, born in same
Alfred age 1/12, at home, born in
I found the
on your website regarding the Levalley's
Pestigo family group
Joseph L. LaValley b.
Quebec to Pestigo WI
Quebec to Pestigo WI
George Eli LaValley
4/10/1886-6/13/1942 moved to Idaho 1919
George C. LaValley fl. Harrison ID 1990
The above Joseph
is the same as in the census record and the ages of the two
gentleman means they 'could be'
That, I don't know at this time.
The last bit of information I have
is, according to a newspaper article from
the Oconto Reporter Thursday April
17, 1952 Carrie (Jennie's daughter) had
left Peshtigo the day before the
fire started to go to Oconto.
The two children
listed for Fred and Jennie are actually hers from her
previous marriage to Abram Rosa. Her
daughter Carrie is my ancestor. I am
not related directly to any Levalley
that I am aware of. My reason for
joining this list is to try to find
out what happened to Jennie. She is said
to have died before 1898. And after
the 1870 census I have lost any trace of
her. I am hoping someone on this list
could help me out as she was married
to a Levalley.
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