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Looking for info. on Hardin Walker and his wife, Mariah
Bockover. They were my g.g. grandparents. They had the following children:
Imari, Isom, Ida May, Rosilla (Rose-?), Eugene, and Willy.
Carolyn F. Rohr
40 Weymouth St.
Brunswick, ME 04011-2322
Searching for g. grandmother, Deliliah Gossett. According
to family Bible, she was b. in Ky., on 5/22/1825. Was she the dau. of Matthias
Gosset and Rebecca Judy? Matthias and Rebecca were m. in 1818, Clark Co.,
Ky. Matthias d. 1874. Rebecca d. 1862. Both buried in Bath Co. Deliliah
m. John M. Vaughn, 1843, Sangamon Co., Ill. They moved to Iowa, ca. 1853,
had a large family and d. there.
Verlene Vaughn Weber
12376 Upton Rd.
Bath, MI 48808-9487
Seymour Catching, b. ca. 1755, d. 1833, Knox Co., Ky.,
served in Revolutionary War, m. Rachel Thompson, b. ca. 1755, d. 1830,
Knox Co., buried Cumberland River Baptist Church Cemetery, Barbourville,
Ky. Were they removed when housing development was built on cemetery grounds?
The names that were in cemetery before and after removal are needed. Children:
Benjamin, b. 1781; John, b. 1784; Nancy Hopper; Elizabeth Guyse, b. 1787;
Mary Hopper, b. ca. 1789; Rhody Hawn; Millie Pettit, b. 1793; Judea Coffman,
b. 1795; Sally Vannoy, b. 1797; Mahala Hawn, b. 1799; Seymour, b. 1802;
and William, b. 1804.
Mary Ann Poehler
RR 2 Box 83A
Louisville, IL 62858
Seeking info. on George Mann, listed in 1810 Wayne Co.,
Ky., census, and Jesse Mann listed in 1820 Wayne Co. census. Ky. tax records
indicated Jesse went to Tenn. Also appears Jesse was the son of George
and went to Tenn. with his brother, John, ca. 1825, settling at Indian
Mound, Stewart Co., Tenn. In 1845, Jesse sold his land and relocated to
White River Township, Independence Co., Ark., with his wife, Elizabeth,
b. in Tenn., and their children. Looking for maiden names and any known
dates for his wife and their children in addition to the known children:
John Chesterfield Mann, 1860 Ark. census; and Emily and Mary listed in
the 1850 Ark. census.
Robert L. Warner
RR 1 Box 172
Max Meadows, VA 24350
Want info. on family of William Montgomery, b. 1773,
Penn., and who m. on 11/23/1797, Harrison Co., Ky., Rebecca Lindsay, dau.
of David Lindsay, also from Penn. William and Rebecca had a son, John,
who m. Elizabeth Newell on 10/15/1821, in Harrison Co. The two Montgomery
families moved to Shelby Co., Ind., ca. early 1820's. I especially need
the Penn. area.
Miriam R. EuDaly
8811 Madison Ave., Apt. 201A
Indianapolis, IN 46227-6416
Seeking info. on the family of my grandmother, Lizzie
Whitaker Griggs, b. 4/18/1871 or 1874, in Menifee Co., m. Asa Gipson Griggs,
on 9/20/1895, in Bath Co., Ky. Who were her parents and siblings? She had
a dau., Mollie, before her marriage to Asa. One son, Otis Griggs, b. 3/19/1901,
Hope, Ky. Lizzie d. 12/26/1944, Oblong, Ill. May have had a brother, Johnnie.
Richard L. Griggs
104 Keepout Ln.
De Funiak Springs, FL 32433
Need descendants of John and Henrietta McIntosh Gross
of Breathitt Co. They are Polly, Edward, Daniel, Granville, Phoebe, Elvira,
Eliza, and Jesse. Not listed in the census was a Belvia Gross Rose, but
has 3 children buried next to John and Henrietta Gross near Haddix, Ky.
2025 E. Greenfield Dr.
Middletown, OH 45044
Seeking info. on grandparents, Ira and Elizabeth Wilson
Belcher, who lived in Boyd or Boyle Co., Ky., from 1900 to ca. 1937. Ira
worked in a mine, left to go to Hamilton, Ohio, to work as a plant guard
at the Ford plant. He may have been a deputy in Ky. at some time. Ira and
Elizabeth are deceased and buried in Hamilton, but two of their children,
May and Florin, are buried somewhere in Ky. Also believe there were some
Cherokee ancestors. I wish to document that.
1788 Hudepohl Ln.
Cincinnati, OH 45231-2332
Seeking info. on Rufus R. Russell, b. 4/15/1836, Smythe
Co., Va., son of John Russell. He was on 1860 Owsley Co., Ky., census.
That's the last listing I find for him. Maybe someone can help with death
or cemetery records. I have Russell research back to William I, born in
London, England. Will share info.
Susan Russell Simone
3186 Cranberry Rd.
Woodlawn, VA 24381
Seeking cousins and their descendants whose grandparents
were Elhannon Murphy Smith and (1)Amanda Smallwood, (2)Jennie Swafford,
and (3)Martha Garland. Cousins include: Susan, b. 1878, Clay Co., Ky.,
m. Hales Edwards and widower John Warren, lived in Knox Co.; Doro, b. 3/1884,
Clay Co., m. John Jackson in Clay Co., on 12/24/1901, lived in Stinking
Creek area of Knox Co.; Emma, b. ca. 1886, Clay Co., m. Malcolm Smith,
d. ca. 1920; Lizzie, b. 10/1888, Clay Co., m. Irvin Smith (?), lived in
Straight Creek area of Bell Co.; Martha E., b. 8/1893, m. Lloyd Dozier,
lived on Dortons Branch, Bell Co.; Nannie, b. 2/1897, m. a Broughton, lived
on Stinking Creek; Mary B., b. 10/1889, Clay Co., m. Edward Elliott, lived
at Kettle Island and Pineville, Bell Co.; and Stella, b. Clay Co., 1902,
m. George Allen, in 1964 they were living in Xenia, Ohio.
3729 Gladstone Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Seeking info. on the Bluegrass singers, "The Stanley
Brothers." My grandmother always said she was related to them. Her
grandmother was Francis Stanley, from Scott Co., Va., which is now Wise
Co., Va. She then moved to Floyd Co., Ky. Any info. greatly appreciated.
HC 74 Box 1218
Honaker, KY 41603
Seeking info. on ancestors of Daniel Orsborn, b. 1796,
Ky., d. 1861, Iowa, who m. Margaret Speckles in Harrison Co., Ky., in 11/1817.
Daniel was widowed in 1823 and m. widow Dorotha Badley. They lived in Ohio,
raising six girls (in addition to 3 boys and 1 girl from his first marriage)
before moving into Keokuk Co., Iowa, in 1847.
T. Wm. Orsborn
7905 Michelle Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91942-2531
Searching for grave of Cynthia Esther Catherine (Abrams)
Bronson/Branson. She d. 7/24/1929, Olive Hill, Carter Co., Ky., and is
buried in Carter Co. Grave later moved to build a highway. She was the
dau. of Sylvester L. and Sarah Elizabeth (Gee) Abrams. Also seeking info.
on the Austin family and the 1879 mine cave-in at Princess, Boyd Co., Ky.,
in which the Rev. Robert Austin, wife Aley (Snow) Austin, and son, John,
Gladys V. Meyers
1912 Galetown Dr.
Severn, MD 21144
Need info. on parents and birthplace of James Lawrence,
b. ca. 1800, NC or Va., and his wife, Mary (Polly) ?, living in Breckenridge
Co., Ky., before 1840. Children: Willis Jasper, Mary E., George N., and
Levi. Also need proof of parentage and birthplace of Craven Tate, b. 1806-07,
d. 4/4/1887, Breckinridge Co., Ky., and wife, Susan Robinson, b. 1810,
5058 Back Square Dr., Apt. 209
Owensboro, KY 42301-7468
Seeking info. on parents of William Henry Burris, b.
ca. 1832, probably Adair Co., who m. Mary Ann "Polly" Burris,
on 10/29/1857, in Adair Co. They were the parents of Sherman Burris and
J. Wakefield Burris, b. 3/2/1858. Polly's parents were David Burris and
Glenda M. White
P.O. Box 801
Wilmington, OH 45177-0801
Looking for family or descendants of Margaret Gump Smith
Collins or Amanda R. Deweese whose last known location was Dayton, Ohio.
Also looking for family or descendants of Mrs. Daniel (Anna) Corson or
Russell Hahn whose last address was 304 Valley St., Dayton, Ohio.
P.O. Box 641
Jamestown, KY 42629
Working on Howe family of Eastern Ky., and would enjoy
corresponding with other members of this lineage. Joseph and Eleanor Dunbar
Howe arrived in America ca. 1748. Children: Joseph Jr., Elizabeth, John
William, Eleanor, Ann, Daniel, and Rebecca. Three of those children settled
in east Ky. John William settled in Mason Co. before 1800, when Greenup
Co. was formed in 1803, he and his family became residents of the new county.
Ann m. Robert Alexander Pearis/Paris and settled in Bourbon Co., ca. 1790's.
Rebecca m. John Deay/Day and settled in Floyd Co., ca. 1810. Morgan Co.
was formed in 1822, and members of Day family became residents of that
county in the upper Licking River area.
Harold L. Preston
7632 KY Route 40 E.
Williamsport, KY 41271
Seek info. on my g.g. grandparents, George W. Adams and
Casandra Foster. Casandra, b. 1827, Owen Co., and George, b. 1830, Fayette
Co., m. in 1851, Owen Co. Children (all b. in Owen Co.): Permelia Sanford,
b. 1852; Margaret Elizabeth, b. 1856; George Alvin, b. 1859; and John Washington,
b. 1863. George W. d. in Civil War in 1863. Need parents of George W. Adams
and Casandra Foster. John Washington Adams was my g. grandfather. Need
info. on his siblings.
Jody Coleman Weaver
12913 Cambridge Ave.
Tampa, FL 33624-4209
Seeking info. on g.g. grandmother, Elizabeth (possibly
Sarah Elizabeth) Boone, b. 4/6/1839, d. 2/11/1903, who m. Thomas Jennings,
b. 6/1832, d. 1/25/1903. How was she related to Daniel Boone? She had 3
brothers who were killed in the Civil War. John W. Boone d. at the Battle
of Shiloh (21 yrs. old) on 4/7/1863. Henry Boone d. 3/21/1864, and Edward
Lawrence Boone d. 9/6/1866. Thomas and Elizabeth Boone Jennings lived around
Piney Forks, Ky., which is 7 miles east of Marion, Ky. They are buried
in Hill Cemetery.
3380 Birch Ave.
Decatur, IL 62521
Would like to find info. on: See Allen of Jackson; Roy
See Centers of Jackson; and any other Bluegrass pickers. Also interested
in knowing the whereabouts of Simeon Fields. He was at one time superintendent
of Knott Co. schools. He was the producer of the Bluegrass Music Birthday
Calendar. Last known address was Hindman, Ky.
Taft Lynn Hutchins
P.O. Box 74
Eidson, TN 37731
Seeking info. on ancestors of my g. grandparents, George
and Louise (Norris) Walton. George was b. 11/5/1857, d. 3/5/1931, lived
in Owsley Co., Ky., and for awhile in Lee Co., Ky. He came from Bath Co.,
Ky., and may have been born there. He ran a sawmill in Owsley Co. Louise
was b. 7/23/1867, and d. 12/21/1945. Both are buried in Seales Cemetery,
next to the Owsley Co. Sportsman's Club.
P.O. Box 25
Lerose, KY 41344
Need info. on descendants of Nudrael Schoolcraft. Also
any info. on Robert Jefferson Schoolcraft, b. 2/8/1862.
Mary Schoolcraft Tatterson
2728 Carolyn St.
Ashland, KY 41102
Trying to locate a picture and the grave of Henley Haddix,
Jr., b. 1835, son of Henley Haddix (1780-1856) and Lydia Reynolds of Perry
Co. Henley Jr. was a brother to John "Butter" Haddix, b. 1815,
d. 1898. Henley Jr. m. (1)Gildy Ann Angel, (2)Tempa Cox. All of his children
were by Gildy Ann. Children: Thomas (Skipper), b. 1863; Clifton (Dock),
b. 1873; William (Billy), b. 1859; John, b. 1862; James (Jim), b. 1866;
George, b. 1865; Henley III, b. 1870; Joseph, b. 1859; and Elizabeth, b.
1879. Henley Jr.'s death certificate lists his address as Saldee, Ky.
363 Hounshell Rd.
Jackson, KY 41339
Seeking info. on parents and kin of George H. Holland,
b. 6/7/1801, m. Elizabeth Louise Harpole in 1842. They lived in Warren
Co., Ky., and had two daughters, Margaret (my g. grandmother) and Amanda.
George d. in Warren Co. on 9/16/1847. Also need info. on parents of Mary
E. Harris. She was b. ca. 1871, Franklin, Simpson Co. Believe her mother's
name was Emily. Mary graduated from the Franklin Girls' College in 1894.
Also believe Mary had a younger sister, Eliza. The family may have lived
in Mo. when Eliza born.
192 Rosemont Garden
Lexington, KY 40503
Hariett Owens, b. 1825, Ky., (probably Knox Co.), m.
John Siler, 1844, Campbell Co., Tenn., but lived in Knox and Whitley Cos.
rest of their lives. Who were Hariett's parents?
64 Highview Dr.
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Benjamin Irvin and
Elizabeth Gibson/Cole/Phillips, who m. ca. 1878, place unknown. When three
of their daughters m. they each gave a different maiden name for their
mother so I don't know which name is correct. Elizabeth has two different
birth years, 4/1839 and 4/1848, in Ky. Her father is unknown. Mother's
maiden name was Cole. Do know she was of Cherokee descent. Want info. on
Elizabeth and her ancestors.
Louise C. Jones
410 N. West St.
Tipton, IN 46072
Seeking info. on Samuel Embry Ball, b. 5/11/1828, m.
Lucy A. Jones on 10/22/1851. Samuel d. 1896, Danville, Mercer Co., Ky.
Would like info. on these names: Mumford, Patterson, Baughman, and Fisher.
Will share or exchange info.
Katherine A. Hankinson
214 W. South St.
Mansfield, IL 61854
My 3rd g. grandfather, John B. Waddle, lived in Pulaski,
Wayne, and Mercer Cos. He served in the War of 1812, enlisted in Capt.
George Key's East Tenn. Volunteers. "The command belonged to Forces
of Gen. Jack Cocke and went to Cousa River and aided in building Fort Armstrong.
Was ordered to join Gen. Andrew Jackson at Fort Strother." (As written
in his military records.) Does anyone know where these forts were located.
Would also like to buy printed census and vital records, etc., of Wayne
R. Gail Hawkins
11615 Sagevale Ln.
Houston, TX 77089-5706
Who were parents of Frances McWhorter, b. ca. 1860, who
m. pre-1884 to Lafayette Hunsucker, b. ca. 1860. Their son, Clive Norman
Hunsaker, b. 1884, Ark., m. Emma Mae Lankford, b. 3/1844, Texas. They m.
pre-1906, probably in Ark. Who were Emma's parents?
Mary Bryant Park
2204 W. 5th St.
Stillwater, OK 70474-2817
Where can I get a copy of the book, Justice-Thacker:
A Pictorial History? The book was written, compiled, and edited by Paul
Chaney and Glen Adkins. What is the price? I am researching Pleasant Thacker,
b. 1793, Va., d. 1872, Weakley Co., Tenn. What happened to son, Joel, b.
ca. 1830? Did he have a son named Amanuel? What heppened to dau., Lucretia,
who m. a Biggs? I have info. on his other children: Mary Hew Thacker Brown,
William Carroll "Joe" Thacker, Crispin Dickenson Thacker, and
John Pleasant Thacker. Would like to exchange info.
1757 Carter Rd.
Mayfield, KY 42066
Seeking info. on ancestors and descendants of Peter Powell,
a farmer who d. in Mercer Co., Ky. He was survived by wife, Rachel and
children: John, Charles, Henry, Josiah, William, Peter, Mary, Charity Yates,
Rachel Ann, and Elizabeth. Will exchange info.
P.O. Box 51
Clarkson, KY 42726
Searching for info. on Francis Inman, b. ca. 1817-23,
dau. of Jesse Inman and Clara Foster (both b. ca. 1782, m. Pittsylvania
Co., Va., on 3/26/1804, later came to Washington Co., Ky., and died 1828-29),
m. Frederick Myers on 9/15/1853, Washington Co. Children: Mary Elizabeth,
Katherine "Kate," John Henry, Wilhelmena, and Sarah "Sallie."
Frederick Myers enrolled in the Union army in 9/1862, at Haysville, Marion
Co., Ky., and died as p.o.w. in Richmond, Va., in 11/1863. Did Francis
remarry? When did she die and where is she buried?
7216 Billtown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40299-5142
Looking for info. on my father's side of the family.
His father was Charles Chafin and his mother was Gertrude Craycraft Chafin.
They were b. in Ky., and moved to WV and then to Ohio, in the late 1920's.
My grandfather worked at the Ford plant in Hamilton as a guard. A Eugene
Chafin was a third party candidate for president in 1912. Don't know if
he was related to my grandfather or not. Would like any info. I can get.
1788 Hudepohl Ln.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Patience Spencer, b. 1760, d. 1848, Harlan Co., Ky.,
dau. of Joseph Spencer and wife Mary -. Does anyone have Spencer family
info.? She m. Jonathan Kelly, b. 1798, d. 1861. Have Kelly records to exchange.
Also want info. on Hesekiah Hall, b. 1775, d. 1849, who m. Sarah Porter.
I need Porter family records. Have Hall records to share. Also have Clark
records to share.
Mrs. Robert L. Huff
112 Highland Dr.
Berea, KY 40403
Seeking info. and copies of old photos of g. grandparents,
Ida Mary Gray (12/3/1880-11/13/1918) and George H. James (7/1879-1936-?).
They were m. 1/9/1898 in Daviess Co. Heard they were buried in Rome in
Daviess Co., but not sure. Where were they both b. and who were Ida's parents?
Donna James Brock
5803 Hillwood Dr.
Louisville, KY 40219-1403
Francis Marion Hickman, b. 4/30/1826, m. Mary Masa Organ
Harper on 12/21/1854. Mary was b. 8/29/1835, dau. of Paul W. Harper, Sr.,
and Sarah Wilson. After Francis' death, Mary m. John A. Parker (they had
2 sons and 3 daughters). Children of Francis and Mary: Andrew Jackson,
b. 11/10/1855, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., Miss., m. (1)Missouri Jane
Beasley in 12/1875, m. (2)Maude Olivia Lee on 1/17/1887; and Laura Frances,
b. 1/18/1858, m. John Thomas Miller on 1/7/1879.
Andrew (Andy) Miller
2256 Glenwood Cir.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909-1553
Seek parents of Susannah Lewis who m. Roger "Toddy"
Ellis on 2/8/1805, in Shelby Co., Ky., and later moved to Ripley Co., Ind.,
where they are buried in Benham Cemetery in Brown Twp.
Charles Rudy Heath II
6586 Fields Ertel Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241-1367
Would like to have info. on the Robert Sizemore family
of Clay Co., Ky. He was a school teacher who m. Elizabeth -. I would also
like info. on Levi Hacker. He took the last raft down the river from Red
Bird. He m. Nora Britton/Britten. Also, members of the Sizemore family
received a photo of Uncle Ruck Sizemore a few years ago. Did anyone ever
find any info. on this photo? My g. grandparents were Harvey Hoken Stowe,
brother to Calvin Stowe (Harriet Beecher Stowe's husband), and Sarah Moreland.
After Stowe d., Sarah m. E.P. Talley and lived in Ohio Co., Ky., near Fordsville.
I can't find her grave. Can anyone help?
Elsie B. Bolin
2760 W. County Road 300 N.
North Vernon, IN 47265
Seeking info. on the ancestors of Joseph North, b. 5/3/1842,
possibly in Ind., who m. Eldora Duval on 10/30/1867 in Franklin City, Ky.
Both are buried at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklin City.
Children: Thomas J., Adella A., Thaddeus W., John H., Samuel, Lilac, Elnora,
and Sarah E. The census of 1860 lists Joseph, age 18, as a laborer for
the family of Jeptha D. and Susan Johnson, Franklin City, Ky.
5002 Weber Ln.
Floyd's Knobs, IN 47119
Seeking info., such as marriage, birth, death, and census
records, on members of my family. (1)Peter P. Buchheit who m. Eba Brumleve
(both from Louisville) and whose parents traveled from Germany to New Orleans
in mid- to late-1800's; (2)John Joseph Hess, of Louisville, whose parents
came from Germany, and who m. Bertha Comley; (3)James McAuliffe, who came
from Ireland in mid- to late-1800's, m. Anna Myers who was said to have
been abandoned by her father when he came to America and lived in an orphanage.
Both from Louisville. (4)Earl Edsell, b. 1897, Hart Co., Ky., m. Margaret
Cundiff, b. 1896, Louisville, Ky.; (5)Edward Lewis Cantrell, b. 1822, Greensburg,
Ky.; and (6)Ira Limer, b. 1895, Metcalfe, Ky., said to have had a very
large farm. It's also been said that the Cantrell's owned a sizeable amount
of property in Ky. as well.
Marianne Buchheit Brady