Kentucky Genealogy Help Line

Seek info. on Willis Dunaway, b. ca. 1855, d. 1914, m. 1st, 3/1879, Stanton, Ky., Susan Curry; m. 2nd, 1897, Stanton, Arminta Hon, had my father, Jim Dunaway, b. 1/15/1902, d. 5/24/1986. Any info. appreciated.

June Strange
360 Jerrica Leigh Lane
Stanton, KY 40380

Seek info. on the following: Gideon Blackburn Rothwell and Lousidia Pennington, had William Rothwell, b. 5/2/1877, d. 3/26/1955, m. Rebecca Johnson, b. 10/3/1880, d. 10/18/1941, children: Mae, b. 2/13/1902; Virgie, b. 8/10/1905, d. 10/20/1987; Elmer, b. 4/21/1907; Loretta, b. 3/21/1910, d. 8/8/1942; Price, b. 9/13/1913; Harold, b. 3/11/1921; and William, m. 2nd, Clara Cullum, children: Mattie, Lester, Winnie, Syalvia, Dorothy, and Betty; Ely Cox and Mary Johnson, children: Delphia Ollice, Gideon, Millard, Ollie, Josephine Roberson, Elizabeth Harmon, Sally B. Johnson, and Bill Dean Haas, all lived in or around Crab Orchard and Lancaster, Ky.; Oscar Saylor, brother of Ida Bell Mullins, b. 2/26/1886, d. 6/22/1957; James Robert, b. 4/10/1891, d. 6/22/1943; John Frank, Sr., b. 2/20/1898, d. 4/8/1967; Charley Chester, b. 1/20/1901, d. 3/12/1993; and Birdie Jones, b. 9/10/1903, d. 5/2/1982, children of John Wesley Saylor, b. 1/1/1859, d. 7/19/1937; and Eliza C. Israel, b. 4/2/1871, d. 10/14/1962; and the Johnson and Lambert families. Will share info. Any info. appreciated.

Bernnie and Susan Lambert
1070 Bethel New Richmond Road, Apt. 24
New Richmond, OH 45157

Seek info. on parents of Turner S. Allen, b. 1819, Henry Co., Ky. (area now part of Oldham Co., Ky.), was a Mason in Owenton, Ky., m. three times, lived in Western Ky., later in life. Parents from New Jersey. Any help appreciated.

Leslie W. Allen
3102 Weather Way
Louisville, KY 40220

Seek info. on John Ogans, b. 1822, m. 1st, Cathern McDaniel, b. 1829, children: Evan; Helen; George, had Jesse, m. Cordie Ricketts; Willie, m. Minnie Belle Shelton; Mary Ann; Margaret; Nancy; Hannah; Peter; and William, b. 1870, Claiborne, Tenn., moved to Ky., m. Sarah Coomer, b. 1878, Breathitt Co., Ky., lived in Breathitt and Lee Cos., children: Ruth, Cinda, Lizzie, Julia, and John. John, m. 2nd, Melissa Jackson, b. 1860, children: James, Charles, John, Ruth, Rose Levie, and Kate. Any info. appreciated.

Dorothy Garza
6789 Rattalee Lake Road
Clarkston, MI 48348
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Seek info. on my uncle, Evan Curry, last lived in Campbellsville, Ky., brother of Lillie Mae Montgomery Moore, my mother. Any info. appreciated.

Peggy Harp
1784 Port Royal Road
Campbellsburg, KY 40011

Seek info. on Brandenburg family, Lee Co., Ky. Roy Brandenburg, my father, b. 3/12/1905, son of George Brandenburg, cousin of Chester Brandenburg, brother of Ola, had Charles Shouse; Cord; and Lee Brandenburg. Any info. appreciated.

Lawrence Brandenburg
133 45th Street SW
Canton, OH 44706

Seek info. on James Cyrus, b. 1817, Va., W. Va., or Ky., m. Elizabeth J. Combs, children: Matthais, Aquilla, Walker, and Silas. Need date of births and deaths. Any info. appreciated.

Linda Bradley
2110 W. Adair Drive, Apt. 6
Knoxville, TN 37918

Seek info. on Finas/Phineas B. Going/Goins, Union Co., Ky., served as partisan ranger Company D, 10th Regiment, Ky. Cavalry, CSA, captured Canton, Ky., 8/23/1864, imprisoned at Camp Chase, Ohio, m. Permilia Cecilia Ann Quertermous, had Mary Ann, b. 8/17/1876, Livingston Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Anna J. Friedman
3605 Debra Drive
Somerset, KY 42503

Seek info. on the following: any Shook family, Ky., W. Va., or Tenn.; George Edward Smith or any Smith family, Jellico, Tenn. or Ky. Who was George's father (was a Cherokee Indian)?; and Scinthia Baily and family. Who were her parents? Any info. appreciated.

John Tolliver
2800 Newlon Road
Malta, OH 43758

Seek info. on John Manning and Ellen Roberts/Roberds Manning, had my mother, Hazel, m. Elmer Goebel Vance. Who were John and Ellen's parents? Any info. appreciated.

Vivian F. Spencer
11952 Crum Road
Winchester, OH 45697

Seek info. on Benjamin Temple, m. Eleanor E. Clark, had Mary Ann Brooke Temple, m. Henry King Winbourn. Where is Benjamin's family cemetery? It is believed to be near Auburn, Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Sandra Good
912 Highway 78 N.
Wheatley, AR 72392

Seek info. on the following: Sarah B. Dillard, b. 4/26/1810, m. Evan Campbell, b. 2/26/1808; my g. g. g. grandparents, Mary "Polly" Dillard, b. ca. 1810, m. 1829, Monroe Co., Ky., Reuben Campbell, b. ca. 1802, had John N. Campbell, m. Orpha Douglas; Fanny Dillard, b. ca. 1810, m. Joseph Bowman; Cynthia Dillard, b. 1827, m. Jesse Fuquay; Lottie Dillard, b. 1820, m. William Haskins; Edy Dillard, m. Joseph B. McSpadden; Jane Dillard, m. William Goodin; Sampson B. Looney, b. 1806, Tenn., m. 1830, Sarah Brown Hunt, b. 1812, d. 1886; Moses Maggard, b. 4/1867, Letcher Co., Ky., m. a Roberts; Henry Benton Maggard, b. 4/3/1891; William R. Maggard, b. 4/1894; Ida B. Maggard, b. 6/1895; Caleb Burley Maggard, b. 5/1898; James Monroe Maggard, b. 11/1899; Albert, b. 1902; Rosa/Rosie Maggard, b. ca. 1894; Evaline Maggard; Frank Maggard; Bessie Maggard, b. ca. 1889; and Rudolph Maggard, b. ca. 1799. Any info. appreciated.

Cecil and Anna Maggard
1131 Plum Street
Chetopa, KS 67336

Seek info. on William Davis, b. ca. 1845, Ky., m. Sarilda Jane Griffin, 2/2/1865, Lincoln Co., Ky., had my grandfather, James Mark Davis, b. 1878, Lincoln Co., Ky. Who was William's father? Any info. appreciated.

Janice Emmert
6633 S. Craycroft Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
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Seek info. on Angeline Bowman, b. 1840, Estill Co., Ky., dau. of Hezekiah Bowman, Jr., and Elizabeth Webber, m. 1860, Estill Co., Ky., Joseph Ronan (a cousin), b. 1842, Estill Co., Ky., son of James Ronan and Nancy Cunningham. What happened to Angeline and Joseph? Any info. appreciated.

Ruth Eager Moran
5001 Brettshire Way
Oklahoma City, OK 73142

Seek info. on Turner and Lucy Lee, Estill Co., Ky. They were married in 1850, raised a family. Any info. or photos appreciated.

James Barrett
1813 S. Lilac Circle
Titusville, FL 32796

Seek info. on Logan Shackel-ford, m. Carrie Smith/Smyth, children: Jim; Ed; Joe; Daley; Vernon; Logan, Jr.; Price Jones; and Eulalia Harris, Fincastle, Big Andy, and Beattyville area. Any info. appreciated.

Etta Cook
3520 Alexandria Pike, Apt. 210
Highland Heights, KY 41076

Seek info. on my grandfather, Benjamin Stevens, d. 1955, Spokane, Wash., brother of Lucille, m. a Sims, d. 1980. Any info. appreciated.

James Stevens
503 E. Breckinridge Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Seek info. on the following families from Elliott Co., Ky.: Gilliams, Gullets, and Isons. Any info. appreciated.

Kathy Lorenz
RR 5, Box 420 #5
Longview, TX 75605
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Seek info. on Dowdy families, Greenup and Carter Cos., Ky. Jeremiah Dowdy, b. ca. 1815, Va., d. after 1880, m. Nancy Swearingin, b. 1826, Ky., chil-dren: John, m. 1st, Elizabeth Ann Kouns; m. 2nd, Delilah Harlow; Mary, m. John W. Crump; George Washington; Marion Francis, m. Angeline Adkins; James T., m. 1st, Julia Ann Kitchen; m. 2nd, Sarah Porter; Elizabeth, m. Labain B. Shepherd; Marinda, m. John W. Toland; Morris; Eliza Ann, m. J. W. Toland; Martha Francis (Mattie), m. Benjamin F. Stevenson; and Nancy Dora. Any help appreciated. Will share info.

Gerri Everman Anderson
900 Jennifer Street
Wildwood, FL 34785
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Seek info. on Walter McFarland, b. 4/7/1893, son of James McFarland and Lydia Workman McFarland, brother of Sudie, Mattie, Addie, and Nell. Where are these people buried? Any info. appreciated.

Elaine McFarland Jones
4227 Roselawn Avenue
Batavia, OH 45103

Seek info. on my grandfather, Jim Henry Elam, b. Morgan Co., lived at Mill Creek, Wolfe Co., Ky., 1930s and 1940s, bro. of Joe Elam, m. 1st, Becky Jane Caudill, d. 1932, children: my father, Asbel Elam; and Catherine Elam Potter; m. 2nd, Sarah ?. Any info. appreciated.

Shirley Kilburn
P. O. Box 161
Austin, IN 47102

Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Charles Bascom Bailey, b. 1871, Va., and Rebecca Ann Clark/Clarkston, b. 1871, Ky., dau. of Elender Clarkston. When were Charles and Rebecca married? What are the names of their children? Any info. appreciated.

Elizabeth A. Langley
6405 W. Browntown Road
Huntington, AR 72940

Seek info. on Benjamin Snelling, Jr., b. 1766, d. 1856, m. Mary Sinclair, b. 1776, d. 1852, both buried in Snelling Cemetery, near Reynoldsville, Bath Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Helen Scott
3932 Moorefield Road
Carlisle, KY 40311

Seek info. on the descendants of Jesse Wilson Conn, possible brother of Levi, Floyd Co., Ky., 1820; and Mary Pendleton Conn, migrated from Scott Co., Va., to Morgan Co., Ky., mid-1840s. Who were Jesse's parents and siblings? Also, info. on Kegleys/Cagleys, Elliott, Rowan, Carter, and Lewis Cos., Ky., migrating from Wythe and Smyth Cos., Va., mid-1800s; especially descendants of John George Kegley and Catherine Kegley/Cagley. Any info. appreciated.

Dianna Gilliam
37551 W. 228th Street
Polo, MO 64671
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Seek info. on my g. grandparents, John Davidson, b. 2/26/1858, d. 3/10/1941; and Catherine Gallagher Davidson, b. 11/16/1858, d. 3/20/1933, raised seven children, Union Co., Ky., moved to Louisville, 1903. Also, info. on Robert L. Davidson and Emma Donavan Davidson, Union Co., Ky., 1850-90. Any info. appreciated.

Don Jones
289 S. Custer Street
Sandusky, MI 48471
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Seek info. on my g. grandfather, Dr. Coleman C. Christopher, d. 1890, Madison Co., Ky., m. Grace Broaddus, 8/1882, Madison Co., Ky. Who were Coleman's parents? When and where was Coleman born? Any info. appreciated.

Anna McClure
8724 Chase Tayler Place
Louisville, KY 40299
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Seek info. on Simon Gross, b. 1880s or 1890s, m. 1st, a Newton, had Henry Gross; m. 2nd, Laura McGrow, lived in Lee Co., Ky.; and possibly m. 3rd, Mandy Brandenburg, moved to Estill Co., Ky. Laura, m. 2nd, Brownalo Fike. Where is Simon buried? Henry is buried in Lee Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Lucy Gay
235 Silo Road
Beattyville, KY 41311

(More genealogy queries can be found in our September 2000 issue of the Kentucky Explorer)