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About The Dickson Stover Family
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This is the Family History Website for the ancestors and descendants of the 
Dickson Owens Stover family and his wife Jeanne Isabel Etzel who lived in 
northwest Pennsylvania. We grew up in the Oil City area and then dispersed into 
several states.

STOVER - One who came from Stove, in Mecklenburg; one who conducted a public 
bathhouse. Variant of Stauffer, one who came from Staufen (towering cliff), the 
name of several places in Germany; dweller at the top of the mountain, or at 
the sign of the goblet, a tavern sign. (From Dictionary of American Family 

 - from Atzilo, a short form of any of the Germanic personal names beginning 
with adal ?noble?. 
 - from a reflex of Attila ?little father?.

VENANGO COUNTY is located in the northwestern part of Pennsylvania and was created on March 12, 
1800 from parts of Allegheny and Lycoming Counties and was attached to Crawford County until 1805. 
In 1839, part of the county became Clarion County (some Clarion records from 1800-1839 are found 
in Venango County). Additionally, part of Venango County was included in Forest County in 1848. 
The city of Franklin was selected as the county seat on March 26, 1808. It was originally laid out 
in 1795 at the site of Fort Franklin, which was built in 1787 and named after Dr. Benjamin 
Franklin. The town was incorporated as a borough in April 1828 and chartered as a city on April 4, 
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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