Mohney Family Page

Updated: 05 July 2009

If you have additional information on the Mohney family (photographs, diaries, letters, etc.), please contact Jim Adams at: adamsmckain at

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"The Descendants of Adam G. Mohney, Sr." by Clarence R. Shirey (two books)

The Mohneys are related through Muriel (Brown) Hurt and also through Bessie Mohney who married James Bent (05 April 1883 - 20 August 1950) who was a brother to Roxanna Arvilla Bent.

Pearl Rose Mohney (13 March 1883 - 20 April 1939) married Leon Fletcher Adams, the son of Franklin Kinney Adams.

Descendants of Isaac Mohney (1788 - 1834) and Eve Shaffer (1797 - 1853). They had a son Abraham Mohney (1817 in Armstrong County, PA, USA - 13 June 1856 in Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, MI, USA) who married Mary Ann Weinberg (1817 - 1896). Isaac Mohney (1788- 1834) was a twin of Abraham Mohney (1788 - about 1842)

Biography of Isaac Mohney

Will of Isaac Mohney

Abraham & Mary Ann (Weinberg) Mohney had a son Wallace Mohney (12 Feb 1854 in St. Joseph, MI, USA -19 June 1922 in Three Rivers, St. Joseph, MI, USA) who married Nellie Wetherbee (b. 1861).

Wallace & Nellie (Wetherbee) Mohney had 8 children:
1. Fred Harley (b. 1879)
2. Edith (b. 1882)
3. Bessie M. Mohney (Jan 1884 in Michigan - Nov 1967) married James Arthur Bent (05 April 1883 - 20 Aug 1950).
4. Anna May (b. 1885)
5. Russell A. (b. 1888)
6. Clinton (b. 1891) had two sons.
7. Emme E. (b. 1894)
8. Frank W. (b. 1896)

Mohney Family Tree ( Connection not known at this time. You will need an subscription or take a 14 day trial period. (author: Ginnimae of Brackenridge, PA)

Mohney Family Tree ( Mary Morris Mohney family from Otis Virgil "Jack" Mohney (b. 08 Aug 1910, d. 05 Jan 1985) who married Lucille Ellen Thornburg, back to Johann Adam Mohney (b. 1754, d. 1818) (Author: kimmybim26)

Carrie Anna Thornburg family tree. ( Married to Merton Fletcher Brown. (Tom Krohn, author). This line also connects to the Mohney line through Lucille Ellen Thornburg who married Otis V. Mohney. (author: dreamer70 of Yellville, Arkansas)

Kepple/Mohney family tree on (You will need an Ancestry account and permission from the author to gain access to this tree.) This tree has over 7,700 people, 725 photos, 208 stories, and 17,014 historical records.

Mohney Family Tree (author: Denise Marie Gary) on

Mohney Message Board

Mohney GenForum (

Descendants of Adam G. Mohney, died at Marcellus and buried in Bly Cemetery. No name on stone. It is next to a stone with a basket (119).

Mohney Links

Two new Mohney publications:
1. "The Carpenter's Kin! The Paternal Ancestors & Some of the Descendants of Hans "Jacob" MANNY, Jr. & Anna Maria (WERLY) Emigrants to PA. Featuring Basically the Descendants of their grandson, Adam MANNY, MOHNEY, Sr. of Upper Mt. Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA. [Now Hawthorn, Clarion County, PA.]" This publication is 746 pages offset-style printing and will be hard-back bound with gold stamped lettering.
It goes back to circa 1605 and comes down thru to 1900's.... tracing the family origins in Switzerland, Bas-Rhin, France, [Copies of the Church records there of Baptisms & Death records are included!] then to Holland, and their arrival in the USA on the "Lydia" in Sept. 1741, in Philadelphia, PA. From there to Bucks County and on to Northampton County. It incl. photographs, copies of Baptisms, gravestones, wills, and other legal documents. It is thoroughly footnoted with thousands of footnotes of actual sources, contacts, etc.

2. "Adam G. MOHNEY, Sr. & Maria "Catharine" (SHICK) [1st wife] Some of their Descendants (Featuring Samuel G. MOHNEY Family) & Catherine (HAUPT) [2nd wife] Some of their Descendants of Redbank Twp., Armstrong Co., PA. & Flowerfield Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI. & Prairie Ronde Twp., Kalamazoo Co., MI." It is 686 pages thick, and will be hard-back bound with gold stamped lettering. This publication contains many very old photographs, copies of Wills, the Civil War Diary in full of Samuel G. MOHNEY, the author's Great-Grandfather, and letters written by him to one sister while in the War. It gives you the explicit details and his imput into the Battle of the "Yankees" vs. the "Rebels"...and it truly was a War of "Brother" against "Brother" for in the first book you'll see how some of the family went into North Carolina, had slaves, etc.

Mohney: Census records, biographies, probate records, cemetery records, etc.

Mohney Family of Ohio (Debbie L. Mohney)

Ronald J. Mohney of Kalamazoo, MI (Della Jean Mohney,

Mohney Home Page (Della Jean Mohney,

Mohney Family History (John Wayne Mohney,

Mohney Family of Indiana (John Wayne Mohney,

The Philip Mohney Family (John Wayne Mohney,

Charles B. Mohney of Edwardsburg, MI (Jonathan Mohney, In memory of my Grandfather Charles B. Mohney, b. Dec. 26,1909, d. Nov. 16, 2005. Married April 4, 1934 Bernita Ellis, b. Dec. 29, 1914, d. Sept. 11, 2001.

U.S. Civil War Soldiers Residing in MI 01 June 1894 (search for "Mohney"). St. Joseph, County, MI.

Genealogical & Personal History of the Allegheny Valley, Pennsylvania by John Woolf Jordan (page 1086 "Mohney"). The Mohneys are of German descent and date in Pennsylvania to the latter half of the eighteenth century, when Adam "Manny" senior and junior were taxed for lands owned in William township, Northampton county. The name on the tax list, "Manny" is probably as near as the assessor could spell the name and no doubt refers to Adam Mohney and his son, Adam, junior. There were several of the name at an early date in Redbank township, Clarion county. John Mohney in 1808 bought five hundred acres and build a log house on his tract. He had several sons and daughters, Adam Mohney, born in Germany, settled in Williams township, Northampton county, where he owned land in 1780 as did his son, Adam, junior. In 1810 he came to Clarion County, selecting a tract of one thousand one hundred acres in Redbank township, near West Millville, which he purchased. He then returned to Northampton county and soon afterward brought his family to Redbank, settling on his purchase. He divided his one thousand one hundred acreds among his eleven children.
(II) Adam (2), son of Adam (1) Mohney, was born in Northampton county, Pennsylvania. He moved to Clarion county with his father, and later inherited one hundred acres to which he added by purchase. He married Susan Shirey, born in Butler county, Pennsylvania, died 1842; he died 1832.
(III) John, son of Adam (2) and Susanna (Shirey) Mohney, was born in Redbank township, Clarion county, 1814, died 1907, aged ninety-three years. He was a wealthy, influential farmer of Redbank township, prominent in the German Reformed church and active in the Democratic party in the county in his younger manhood. He married, in 1844, Sophia Yost, born in Philadelphia in 1821. Children: Adam T., of whom further; Thomas, deceased; William; John, deceased; Louis; Rebecca; Clara and Emma, twins, Christian.
(IV) Adam T., son of John and Sophia (Yost) Mohney, was born in West Millville, Redbank township, Clarion county, Pennsylvania, April 2, 1845, and is now living retired near Hawthorne, in the same township. He attended the public school and then began farming. He inherited the homestetad of one hundred and sixty acres and has followed agriculture in its varied branches all his life. He has prospered and has always taken just pride in his well kept and well stocked farm, particularly in his fine stock. Like his forbears he is tall and well formed, standing over six feet. In the spring of 1912 he retired from the farm and moved to the village of Hawthorne, where he is now enjoying the fruits of his well spent life. He is a Democrat in politics and has held several township offices for many years. He has been an active member of the German Reformed church.
He married, in 1871, Lydia Zimmerman, born in Jefferson county, Pennsylvania, in 1852, daughter of Joseph Zimmerman, an early settler of Jefferson county, Pennsylvania, where he reared a large family, Lydia being the youngest. The Zimmermans were also of German descent. Children of Adam T. Mohney: 1. Foster M. of whom further. 2. Minnie, married J. Claude Miller and resides in Hawthorne. 3. Rebecca, married William Marshall and resides in Linesville, Pennsylvania. 4. Cora E., died aged twenty-two years. 5. Mary Ester Viola, died aged four years.
(V) Foster M., eldest child of Adam T. and Lydia (Zimmerman) Mohney, was born at the old Mohney homestead in Redbank township, Clarion county, Pennsylvania, March 8, 1872. He grew to manhood on the old farm, obtaining his educationn in the public schools, in 1889 and 1890 attending Clarion State Normal. He then taught school for four years in Redbank township, later became bookkeeper for the Fairmount Coal and Coke Company at New Bethlehem, Clarion county. He held that position until December 1902, when he resigned to become prothonotary of Clarion county, an office to which he had been elected the preceding November on the Democratic ticket. He served in his county well and in 1905 was elected to serve a second term. In 1909 he became traveling salesman for the Pearl Glass Company of Clarion county. He continued "on the road" until 1910 when he engaged in the fire and life insurance business in Clarion, where he has established a strong agency, representing the best companies. He was organizer and director of the Citizens' National Bank of New Bethlehem, which was afterward consolidated with the New Bethlehem Bank of Pennsylvania, of which he became vice-president and director.
Since 1906 he has been a member of Clarion board of health, serving his entire term as president of the board. He has always been an active Democrat, was chairman of the county committee two years and was delegate to the national convention held in Denver in 1908. He and his wife are members of the German Reformed church.
He is a prominnent member of the Masonic order, belonging to Clarion Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; Clarion Chapter, Royal Arch Mason; Franklin Commandery, Knights Templar, and Pittsburgh Consitory, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, in which he has attained the thirty-second degree, is also a noble of Jaff Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Altoona, Pennsylvania. He is very popular in the county, being a man of jovial, genial nature, well known and well liked.
He married, September 20, 1897, Mary Doverspike, born in Fairmount City, Clarion county, daughter of Joseph and Mary Doverspike, he is a farmer, undertaker and furniture deal of Fairmount, now deceased. His wife survives him. Children of Foster M. Mohney: Helen D., born September 14, 1898; Josephine, born November 14, 1900; Foster M., born April 1, 1904; Claudius, born July 28, 1908; Ruth, born March 17, 1911.