This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: oliveb25 Surnames: Getter, Barnes, Burns Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.getter/37.3/mb.ashx Message Board Post: My g-grandfather, Origen Henry Getter was born in Medina County, Ohio in 1836. His sister, Melissa, was born there in 1838. Their father, David Getter, died in 1839. Mother was Hannah Maria Barnes. She died in 1847. Origen and Melissa are found with name spelled Guter in the 1850 census in Steuben County, Indiana in the home of their uncle, Cyrus Barnes. My reason for looking into the Pennsylvanis Getters is that I received a copy of a letter that has Melissa Getter as adopted by Getters in Pennsylvania. Our Melissa married E. C. Burns. Census records say his father was born in Pennsylvania. I think that two Burns-Getter families have been blended and I am trying to sort them out. If you run across an adopted Melissa with Getter as her adopted surname, iI would like to hear from you. Thanks. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.