Kentucky Genealogy Help Line 

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Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Charles Bascom Bailey, b. 1871, Va., son of John Speed Bailey, m. Rebecca Ann Clark/Clarkston, b. 1871, Ky., dau. of Elender Clarkston, and sister of Mary Clark/Clarkston Garrison (had sons Jim and Noah Garrison), children, all b. Harlan Co., Ky.: Addie, b. 1890; Susie Pearl, b. 1891, m. 1909, Ed Holmes, Hartman, Ark., had Ethel Holmes, my mother. Ed had Bennie T., Alve L., Ervin J., and Bertha M. from previous marriage; John Speed, b. 1893; Mary "Polly," b. 1896; Bertha, b. 1899; and Lawrence, b. 1902. What happened to Ed Holmes and his children? Any info. appreciated.

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


Seek info. on James Woosley, son of Henry and Elizabeth Stevens Woosley, b. Clark Co., Ky., 1863, m. 3/10/1887, Estill Co., Ky., Eliza Ellen Townsend, b. 1865, Stifler Co., Mo., dau. of William "Missouri Bill" Town-send, Jr., and Margaret "Peg" Wireman Townsend. When did James and Eliza die? Where are they buried? Any info. appreciated.

Barbra Cole
1315 Pompeii Road
Clay City, KY 40312


Seek info. on Plez "Pleasant" Wilson, b. 1820s, S. C. or Tenn., had Pleasant; and Elizabeth, b. 7/1848, Fenters Co., Tenn., m. Stephan Cotton, ca. 1866, lived in Casey Co., Ky., 1850s and 1860s. Any info. appreciated.

Vergie Crompton
9915 Gandy Road
Louisville, KY 40272


Seek info. on Reuben Angel, b. 1832, Clay Co., Ky., lived in Breathitt, Lee, and Owsley Cos., Ky., m. Catharine Couch, b. 1831, children: Lucinda, b. 1859, m. William Gibson; John Wesley, b. 1861, d. 1942, m. Mary Mays; Martha, b. 1854; and Sarah, b. 1856, Breathitt Co., Ky. Who were Reuben's parents? Who were his siblings? Any info. appreciated.

Ruth LaMaster
219 N. First Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170


Seek info. on children of Big Bob Bell, killed 8/16/1961, Burnside, Ky., m. Lois ?: Bobby Eugene, Mattie Lynn, Jeffrey Lee, David, and Gary Wayne. Any info. appreciated.

Charlotte Beatty
P. O. Box 38
Parkers Lake, KY 42634


Seek info. on Anzulia (Zulia) Stamper Noble, dau. of Wylie and Mary Adams Stamper, b. ca. 1899, had Hellen Zulia, b. Morgan or Letcher Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Mose Stamper
214 Morehead Plaza
Morehead, KY 40351


Seek info. on Lula Belle Short, b. 3/18/1941, possibly Perry Co., Ky. Who were her parents and siblings? Any info. appreciated.

Sherree M. Spence
1221 Weng Avenue
Dayton, OH 45420


Seek info. on the following: Richard King, b. 1842, d. 1881, Calloway Co., Ky., m. 1872, Nancy Walker, children: Mary, James, Walter, and Samuel. Who were Richard's parents?; Robert Ramsey, m. ca. 1859, Calloway Co., Elizabeth ?, children: Josephus, William, John, Sarah, and Robert Lee. Who were Elizabeth's parents?; and Prentis, Trellis, Euel, Afton, and Brent Cole, sons of Thomas Alton Cole and Mary Helen Workman, last known living in Murray, Calloway Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Sharon J. Straight
9523 W. Hitching Post Drive
Sun City, AZ 85373
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on parents of Amanda Begley, b. 1800s, m. Henry Gross, had Nora Ann Gross, b. 2/29/1899. Any info. appreciated.

Govan Begley
3113 Teakwood Drive
Hamilton, OH 45011
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Seek info. on my grandparents, Silas Vaught, Monticello and Hazard, Ky., and Delta Sammons Vaught, Oneida, Tenn., and Hazard, Ky.; and Arthur Paddy Harris and Zela Mae Bryant Harris, Lily, Ky. My parents were Bernice Vaught Harris and Donald Gene Harris. Any info. appreciated.

Diane Branch
127 Magee Road
London, KY 40744


Seek info. on George Henry Hunt, possibly b. Jane, Va., lived in Pike Co., Ky., m. Nancy Bartlet. Any info. appreciated.

Billy Hunt
12895 Nortonville Road
Dawson Springs, KY 42408


Seek info. on my grandmother, Edith Bell Lyons, b. 6/1861, Lawrence Co., Ky., buried Carter Co., Ky., m. Joseph Henry Seagraves, Lawrence Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Julius Seagraves
34 Sunset Drive
Alum Creek, WV 25003


Seek info. on the parents of my g. g. g. grandmother, Elizabeth Young, b. 12/18/1789, Wayne Co., Ky., dau. of "Long" David Young, sister of David Young, m. 8/25/1819, Wayne Co., Ky., David Barrow. Any info. appreciated.

Nancy L. Crist
1583 Old 31 S.
Franklin, IN 46131


Seek info. on Mary Sensabaugh Gillock, b. 10/1877, d. 12/1905, possibly lived in Logan, Hart, and Barren Cos., Ky., possibly buried in Munfordville, Ky., m. Joe/Joel Gillock, d. 1935, had three sons, including my father, Morgan Gillock. Any info. appreciated.

Betty Gillock Richardson
P. O. Box 343
Pleasureville, KY 40057


Seek info. on John H. Silverwood (a. k. a. John S. Woods), came from Yorkshire, England, d. ca. 1862, Ind., m. 8/12/1853, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary Susan Lily, came from Ireland, dau. of Mary Curley Lily, sister to Robert, William, and George, lived in Pendleton Co., Ky., then moved to Ind. Any info. appreciated.

Connie Pfanstiel
RR 1, Box 373
Demossville, KY 41033
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on the following families: Neeley, Gabbard, and Mannigan. Mary Ann Mannigan, m. Mike Gabbard, had my grandmother, Emma Rose, m. William Filmore Neeley, had Mary Ann Johnson, Mattie Riley, Sam, Ike, and Luther; Belle, m. Sam Cornett; and John. Also, seek info. on Henley Johnson, m. Malvery Terry; and George Johnson, had Ellic, George, Pierce, and Elisha "Burhead." Any info. appreciated.

Ruth Smith
103 E. Morris Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225


Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Jerry M. Dockery, b. 1824, Ky., and Martha Luzetta Gordon, b. 1850, Tenn., children: Alfred Wayne Dockery, b. 3/11/1879, Butler Co., Ky., d. 1/29/1957, Ohio Co., Ky., m. Sarah E. Cotton, b. 6/1892, Grayson Co., Ky., d. 8/5/1940, Ohio Co., Ky., had my dad, Ruben Dockery, b. 10/22/1916, Grayson Co., Ky., d. 3/14/1962, Ohio Co., Ky.; Cader Dockery, b. 1874, Tenn.; Martha E., b. 1875, Tenn.; Alfred, b. 1879; James Pleasant, b. 1890, Grayson Co., Ky.; Betsey J. Dockery, b. 1893; and Loranzo, Dockery, d. 6/5/1914. Any info. appreciated.

Ruby M. Davis
7081 Bea Way
Louisville, KY 40219


Seek info. on John L. Fisher, b. 9/22/1822, Bourbon or Jefferson Co., Ky., moved to Breckinridge Co., Ky., reared a family, grandfather of Nannie Vell Neda Curry. Any info. appreciated.

Reba L. Goley
2650 E. 500 N.
Whiteland, IN 46184


Seek info. on my grandparents, Robert Clellon Hawkins, 1903-1963, and Betty Pearl Sparrow, 1907-1956, Liberty, Casey Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Carla Linn Earley
3939 Gentilly Boulevard, #139
New Orleans, LA 70126
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on Lewis Green, m. Caroline Virginia LeForge, listed in 1900 Bell Co. census at 88 and 85 years of age, had David Green, d. ca. 11/1923. Did they have any other children? Need date and place of births and deaths. Where are Lewis and Caroline buried? Also, seek info. about cemetery located on old Falls Road, McCreary Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Harry Green
308 S. Vine Street
Harrison, OH 45030


Seek info. on Thomas and Mary Johnson Crawford Hutton, m. 4/1815, Harrison Co., Ky., had George Thomas, b. 1817, m. Serena Hardin, Harrison Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Sarah Moran
RR 4, Box 447
Cynthiana, KY 41031


Seek info. on C. John Rodgers, m. ? Walton, had Frances Walton Rodgers, m. John S. Warfield. Need names of parents, siblings, and other children. Also, need date and place of births and deaths. Any info. appreciated.

Lester Merklin
420 SW 7th Street
College Place, WA 99324


Seek info. on the following: the Hall and Worix families, Carter Co., Ky.; and my grandparents, Frank Maupin and Elizabeth Gill, Ashland, Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Brenda Ballard
1066 Ackley Street
Akron, OH 44306
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek photo and info. on my g. g. grandmother, Sarah Francis Bush, b. 1823, m. 1st, 8/11/1841, Thomas Jefferson Duvall, had Thomas Thacker Duvall; m. 2nd, 7/31/1845, John Wesley Patrick. Any help appreciated.

Ann Crouch
611 Stanley Street
Middletown, OH 45044


Seek info. on Richard Klete, b. 5/22/1967, Covington, Kenton Co., Ky. Any info. or photos on Klete family appreciated.

Sara Cope
2191 Golo Road
Mayfield, KY 42066


Seek info. on Edmond Lane, an Indian, b. 1839, buried on Bank Road, Casey Co., Ky., m. Larue Flannigan, buried Poplar Grove Cemetery, Casey Co., Ky., children: Mal Vina Lane, Dick Lane, Mary Lane, Liza Lane, Ellen Lane, and John Henry Lane. Any info. appreciated.

Donna League
143 Eastern Avenue
Lancaster, KY 40444


Seek info. on the Hoskins family, possibly from Clay Co., Ky., area. Blaine Hoskins, b. 6/10/1892, d. 6/25/1958, Batesville, Ind., son of James Hoskins, b. ca. 1867, and Lucy Halcomb, b. ca. 1862, grandson of Hiram Hoskins and Sarah Bailey, m. Lillie Gabbard, ca. 1919. Any info. appreciated.

Mary Swearingin
2032 Bainum Road
New Richmond, OH 45157
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on the following names: Neeley, Conley, Shephard/Shepherd, Thacker, Owens, Howard, Fitch, Lawhorn, Manns, Coburn/Colburn, Collins, Fields, Couch, Little, Gentry, Moore, Bowling, Bowman, Stamper, and Proctor. My grandfather was John Neeley, m. Rhoda Manns, had my father, L. B. Neeley, Quicksand, Ky., near Middle Fork, Ky., m. Dantie "Dana" Shephard, Handshoe, Ky., dau. of Tilden Shephard, Jr., and Effie Coburn. My g. grandfather, Andrew Jackson Shep-hard, owned a store at the mouth of Salt Lick, Ky. Also, seek info. on Daniel Boone Fields, Breathitt Co., Ky., m. Edy Belle Spencer, had Joseph Robert Fields, b. Breathitt Co., Ky., m. Mary Jane Collins, dau. of George Al Collins and Emily Couch, Bear Branch, Hyden, Leslie Co., Ky., had my wife, Luanie Fields Neeley. Any info. appreciated.

David and Luanie Neeley
6887 Charleston Pike
Chillicothe, OH 45601


Seek info. on forefathers of the Arthur Hardesty family, Eminence, Ky. Arthur, m. Julia ?, both d. 1917, had my mother, Rose Hardesty. Are there any other siblings? Any help appreciated.

Herbert B. Lancaster
848 Mason Headley
Lexington, KY 40504


Seek info. on Euphemia Davenport Martin, b. 2/18/1851, Pulaski Co., Ky., possible dau. of Cherokee Indian Molly Bird, and sister of William D. Davenport, b. 10/4/1854, son of Martha Lucetti Buster. Also, seek info. on William Jefferson Davenport. Who was Euphemia and William's father? Did they have any other siblings? Any info. appreciated.

Louise F. Taulbee
RR 1, Box 498
Headland, AL 36345
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on the children of George W. Bundy and Perlina Allen, Clay Co., Ky., children: Price; Gilbert; Green; Thee; Sophia, d. 1933, buried in Bundy Cemetery, London, Ky., m. Frank Patton, Laurel Co., Ky., children: Charlie, Benjamin, George, Carl, Mary Opal, Sally, Albert, and Ellen; Bob (my grandfather); and Roy. Any info. or photos appreciated.

Junetta Bundy Collins
P. O. Box 566
McKee, KY 40447


Seek photo of my grandfather, Richard "Rich" Combs, Jr., son of Richard "Craig" and Arlena Deaton Combs, had my mother, Matilda "Tilda" Combs McIntosh. Any info. or photos appreciated.

Debbie Gibson
719 W. Maple Street
Austin, IN 47102


Seek info. on my g. g. g. g. grandfather, John Moore, m. Judith Bowman, children: James Moore, m. Jane Hodge; Mary Moore, m. Philip Wilson; and Rebecca Moore, m. Davie Wilson, Owsley Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Carrie Tincher
1044 Roy Black Road
London, KY 40741


Seek info. on Ried family. My grandfather, Stanley M. Ried, b. 12/26/1888, d. 9/18/1960, m. Ethel Gertrude Ried, b. 1891, d. 1/22/1957, both buried Shelbyville Cemetery, relatives from Bath and Shelby Cos. Any info. appreciated.

Debbie Ried
867 Will Bohannon Road
Smith's Grove, KY 42171


Seek info. on Nathaniel Gray, son of Richard and Catherine Stone Gray, Fayette Co., Ky., d. ca. 1840, was on 1820 Scott Co. census. Wm. Lynes was appointed guardian to Nathaniel's minor children, 1845. Who did Nathaniel marry? Who were his children? Any info. appreciated.

Diana Trapp
2260 University Boulevard N., #1
Jacksonville, FL 32211


Seek photos and info. on the Morris and Hogg families. My grandfather, Curtis Lee Morris, m. Myrtle Jewel Hogg. Any help appreciated.

Randall Morris
25565 Inkster
Flat Rock, MI 48134
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