Kentucky Genealogy Help Line

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Seek info. on my grandfather, Thomas Isom Price, b. 9/2/1890, d. 7/18/1957, m. Betty Amanda Goff, b. 12/28/1892, d. 8/5/1964, children: Estill, Lindsay, Vernon, D. B. (Dolphus Beverly), Essie Price Woodall, Lou Edith Price Farmer, and Pauline Price Stewart. Any info. appreciated.
Vivian Eaton
2764 Dahl Road
Somerset, KY 42503
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on James, John, and Lewis Plank, listed in 1860 census of Fleming Co., Ky.; also, David, Anna, Benjamin, Gova, Francis, Taylor, Jonothan, William, and Philip Mocabee, 1870 Census of Carter Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Lloyd Dean
6770 U. S. 60 E.
Morehead, KY 40451


Seek info. on Elisha Terry, m. Elizabeth Jane Vires, children: George W., Louraine, Nancy, Elizabeth, Andrew Jackson, Isaac, William "Kindred," Martha Jane, Elisha, and Malvery. Need date of births, deaths, and marriages for above. Also, seek info. on Thomas Johnson, b. ca. 1771, Va., son of William Thomas Johnson and Sarah Greenfield, m. Mary Polly, children: Tommy, Jr.; Samuel; Isaac; George; Jesse, m. Mary Burns; James Madison; William; Elisha "Redhead Lish," m. Martha Tackitt; Martha "Patsy;" and Mary Polly. Any info. appreciated.
Ruth Smith
1510 Draper Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203


Seek info. on my grandfather, Lee Ward, Rockcastle Co., Mt. Vernon, Ky., owned a general store, Three Links and Brentle Ridge, Ky., children, killed in the war; and James Nathan, my dad. Any info. appreciated.
Finley Paul Ward
9 Aberdeen Drive
Middletown, OH 45042


Seek info. on my g. g. grandparents, Samuel J. Profitt, b. 1876, Wolfe Co., Ky., d. 1944, Perry Co., Ky.; and Lillie Belle Frazier, b. 1884, Jackson, Breathitt Co., Ky., d. 1953, Walton Co., Fla., dau. of William Frazier, son of John Frazier, b. 1803, d. 1874, and Hannah Haddix, b. 1807, d. 1877, and Plina Friley. Lillie had a twin brother, John. Any info. appreciated.
Tabitha Strahin
5275 Cumby Road
Bloomington Springs, TN 38545
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Seek info. on Jonathan and Cathleen Earl, had John Calon, my grandpa, d. 1916, had my mother, Chesney, m. Rollie Dance, son of Robert and Jennie Dance; and William Thomas. Any info. appreciated.
Gertie Earl
500 E. Seminary, #128
Vevay, IN 47043


Seek info. on descendants of John Palmer and Susannah Daily Palmer, children: Soloman, Gideon, Nancy, Jeremiah, Charity, John L., and James. Any info. appreciated.
Sylvada T. Burke
1480 Major Lane
Hopkinsville, KY 42240


Seek info. on my grandfather, Charles Madison Blankenship, b. Olive Hill, Ky., 3/8/1912, d. 7/4/1950, Germany, son of Ed Blankenship, b. 1878, Carter Co., Ky., and Mara Brown Blankenship. Any info. appreciated.
Ora K. Blankenship, Jr.
4781 Haley Road
Lexington, KY 40516


Seek info. on Thomas Greer, brother of Simon, possibly lived in Crab Orchard or Stanford area. Any info. appreciated.
Betty Fritz
3533 Old Kentucky Hwy 52
Richmond, KY 40475


Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Kenny Marion Loyd, brother of Felix, Owen, Ephrian, David Stanford, John W., James M., Kenny Marion, George "Buddy" H., Sarah "Sade" Sizemore, Julia A. Ortkiese, Mary T. Roark, and Nannie Bell Roark; and Martha Jane Allen Loyd. Any info. appreciated.
Mary Loyd Logsdon
1325 Haynes Avenue
Owensboro, KY 42303


Seek info. on parents and ancestors of Isaac Kirby, b. 1838, d. ca. 1915, Muncie, Ind., brother of Simeon, m. Eliza True, Harrison or Scott Co., Ky., children: William True Kirby, b. 12/16/1868, Harrison Co., Ky., m. Dora Hughes, 2/23/1899, Georgetown, Ky., children: Isaac Sparks, Mary, Asa Forrest, and Katherine Frances; and Jefferson Davis Kirby, m. Sallie ?, lived in Louisville area, children: Russell, Warren, Cordie, Sally, and Minnie. Any info. appreciated.
Bettie Kirby
2175 Vine Street
Snellville, GA 30078
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Seek info. on Charles King, b. 1858, Breathitt Co., son of Offa King and Elizabeth ?, Harlan Co., Ky., m. 4/1876, Jackson, Breathitt Co., Ky., Jane Robinson, sister of John Robinson, children: William and Sarah. Jane later married Capt. William Smith and Jack Harges. Where is Charles King buried? Any info. appreciated.
Willard O. Smith
10030 N. County Road 25 A
Piqua, OH 45356


Seek info. on my grandfather, Jim "Bones" Colwell, Typo, Hazard, and Slade, Ky., ran a grocery store, Slade, Ky., d. Hazard, Ky., m. Margaret Engle, children: Andrew, Hiram, Bob, Rufus (my father, d. 4/1996), Rhoda, and Rebecca. Any photos or info. appreciated.
Lois Colwell Spicer
238 S. High Street
Austin, IN 47102


Seek info. on Gabriel Hays, Jr., and Martha "Patsey" Coffey Hays, had Joseph Elzie Hays, m. Mary Anne "Polly" Coffey, b. 1827, Russell Co., Ky. Did Gabriel and Martha have other children? Did Joseph and Mary have children? Any info. appreciated.
Anna S. Cassell
192 Tucker Road
Spartanburg, SC 29306
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Seek info. on the following: Frank Creasy, moved to Warren Co., Ky., after the Civil War, m. Sarah Carr, children: John, William Davis, King, and Laura; and William Davis Creasy, m. Nettie Hancock, children: Earnest, Noel, Hershell, Almer, Eunice, and Vivian. Many of these are buried at Shiloh Methodist Church, Allen Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Gerald Creasy
5415 Ye Old Post Road, #4
Louisville, KY 40219
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Seek info. on my g. grandfather, James H. Himes, m. 1st, my g. grandmother, Ann M. Weaver; and m. 2nd, Nicholas Co., Ky., 1898, Josie Crump (not her maiden name). Need death dates of James and Ann. Where are they buried? James and Josie on Fleming Co. 1900 census. Any info. appreciated.
Wesley Mitchell, Jr.
420 Bell Street
Paris, KY 40361


Seek descendants of the following: Seaton Lee, b. 1779, Pulaski Co., Ky., d. 7/11/1859, Pulaski Co., m. Rhoda Mayfield, 1798; and Lewis S. Lee, b. 1810, Davidson Co., Tenn., served as sheriff of Ballard Co., Ky., mid-1800s, m. Nancy Watson, 1829. Any help appreciated.
John Campbell
1307 W. Walford Drive
Jeffersonville, IN 47130


Seek info. on Ozzie Henry Tindell and Margaret Crippen Tindell, b. Fountain City, Tenn., had Sarah Hazel Tindell, b. 6/26/1903, d. 10/10/1974, m. Clifton Moore, settled in Owsley Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Karen McGraw
P. O. Box 1046
Booneville, KY 41314
e-mail [email protected]


Seek info. on the following: the parents of Henry H. Clark, b. 7/4/1862, Franklin Co., Ky., and Nannie B. Stafford, b. 8/13/1870, Franklin Co., Ky., had my grandmother, Myrtle Maxine Clark; parents of Henry Cornelius Hamm, b. 5/29/1860, Rowan Co., Ky., and Anna Elizabeth Hall, b. 10/16/1864, Rowan Co., Ky., had my grandfather, Hobart McKinley Hamm; and info. on the family of Uriah McDaniel, brother to my g. grandfather, James B. McDaniel. My grandfather, Orville McDaniel, left the Maysville area. Who were James McDaniel's other siblings? Any info. appreciated.
Jo Anna Smith
111 E. 12th Street
Georgetown, IL 61846
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on Craig Day, b. ca. 1845, Ky., lived in Morgan Co., Ky., m. Jane Caskey, had Allie Belle Day. Also, seek info. on Aaron Fairchild, b. 5/10/1823, Va., lived in Morgan Co., Ky., d. 9/4/1885, m. Mary Keaton, had John (was a jailer in West Liberty). Any info. appreciated.
Linda Adkins Lear
209 Stirrup Circle
Nicholasville, KY 40356


Seek info. on my grandparents, Riley McGlone and Fanny Roberts McGlone, children: Mary, Effie, Zellie, Cora, Lizzie, Sherley, Early, and Burley, lived on South Fork, Quicksand, Breathitt Co., Ky., ca. 1910 until ca. 1915, ran a boardinghouse for Mowray and Robinson Lumber Company. Riley was a saw filer and fiddle player. Need date of births, deaths, and marriages of above. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.
Roy E. McGlone
10361 Liss Road
Willis, MI 48191


Seek info. on Harvey Graham, b. 1909, Anderson Co., Ky., son of Henry Graham, d. 9/17/1921, buried in the Darnell Cemetery, and Susie Caldwell Graham. Who were his siblings? Any info. appreciated.
Edna Evans Harley
119 Eagle Drive
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342


Seek info. on William Henderson Hale, b. 3/1854, Claiborne Co., Tenn., moved to Clay Co., Ky., 1880, with stepfather, William Cox, and mother, Sarah Cox Hale Cox, m. Cathy Hollam, 12/28/1874, Clay Co., Ky., on 1900 Laurel Co. census, with children: Levi, b. 1879; Mary, b. 1885; Liza, b. 1890; and Dora, b. 1891. William's brother, Jim Newton Hale, b. 1859, m. 1878, Mary Philpot. Any info. appreciated.
Dorothy Hale Amis
8730 Ferncliff Avenue N. E.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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Seek info. on my g. g. grandparents, Oliver Thorpe, b. 1830, Va., and Rebecca Regan, b. 1830, d. 1883, children: my grandfather, Campbell, b. 1865, d. 1967, m. Elvira Spicer, b. 1873; Flym; Joel; Armine; William; Jess; Henry; and one that died young, all b. in Breathitt Co., South Fork, Quicksand, Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Larry Johnson
106 S. Christine
Westland, MI 48186


Seek info. on Levisey Jones, b. Perry Co., Ky., 1818/1820, m. 1st, John Roberts, Breathitt Co., Ky., children: Jeremiah Roberts, b. 1834, m. Polly Gross; Mose Roberts, b. 1836, m. Nancy Burns; and Elizabeth Jane Roberts, b. 1839, m. James Madison Johnson. Levisey, m. 2nd, Henry Gross, after 1840, lived on Mill Branch, Lee Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Dennis Johnson
369 Poor Farm Road
Beattyville, KY 41311
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on the following: Claiborn Collins, b. 1830, Knox Co., Ky.; George W. Collins, b. 1854, Whitley Co., Ky.; and Bertha Collins, b. 1880s. Any info. appreciated.
Earl Collins
P. O. Box 4064
Sidney, OH 45365


Seek info. on descendants of my g. grandfather, Samuel S. Hounshell, m. 1st, Elizabeth Spurginer, children: William R., 1839-1858; Sarah Ann, 1841, m. a Hall; Mary K., 1846; Stephen Franklin, b. 1849, m. Juda Slone; John C., 1852, m. Adeline Taylor; Nancy P., 1855, m. George Handy; Abraham T., 1857; James C., 1860-1909, m. Ardelia Little (my grandparents); and Jacob Martin, 1862, m. Mary J. ?; Samuel m. 2nd, Mahala Handy, children: Elizabeth, 1876, m. W. J. Hollon; and Joseph T., 1879-1936, m. Lilly Montanye. Any info. appreciated.
Delbert Honchul
245 Bailey Road
Murray, KY 42071


Seek info. on John Campbell, b. 3/17/1778, m. Elenor Elender Scott, b. 1785; and John Scott Campbell, b. 1/13/1810, d. 1895. Any info. appreciated.
Audrey Konstans
46 Royal Terrace
Aberdeen, MD 21001


Seek info. on Osborn/Osburn family on 1880 Wolfe Co., Ky., census: William, Nancy A., Elizabeth, Caroline, Fannie, Thomas, William T., Cordelia, and Louraney, might have lived on the Mathew J. Amyx farm, Morgan/Wolfe Co. line. Any info. appreciated.
Edgar E. Osborne
3170 Liberty Road
West Liberty, KY 41472


Seek info. on John Pence, son of Scott and Pearl Pence, worked at Blue Diamond Coal Company, m. Emily Hall, children: Daisy, m. Roger Hall; Barbara, m. Walter Fry; Paul, m. Pam Durr; Doris, m. Billy Shifflet; Ella, m. Russell Penn; William, m. Margaret Leffew; Howard, m. Chris ?; and Lucille, m. Charles Goins. Any info. appreciated.
Daisy Pence Hall
407 N. Main Street
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342


Seek info. on the following: my g. g. grandfather, Jackson Adams; my g. grandfather, John C. Adams, b. 8/11/?, m. Mary Wiseman, Estill Co., Ky.; and my grandfather Dorse Adams, Irvine, Estill Co., Ky., b. 2/18/1896, m. Varee Kirby, Estill Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Pamela McElroy
121 Grierson Avenue
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on my grandmother, Susan Riddle, Leatherwood, Ky., m. Shade Halcomb, children: Manis, Vivian, and Verna. Any info. appreciated.
Christine Coburn
8199 HWY 550 E.
Mousie, KY 41839


Seek info. on family of Wilie Edgar Mullins/Mullin, son of Arey Mullins and Siley Jane Roberts Mullins, Salyersville, Magoffin Co., Ky., m. Esther Wagers. Wilie and Esther are buried in the Burton's Fork Cemetery. Need info. on other kin who are buried in the Burton's Fork Cemetery. Any info. appreciated.
Mrs. Deane Hoskins
RR 1, Box 159-A
Oneida, KY 40972


Seek info. on my grandparents, Marion and Lou Ellen Bailey, Morgan Co., Ky., moved to a coal camp between Jackson and Hazard, children: Monnie, m. a Linkous; Scott; Calvin; Jack, b. 12/22/1909, lived Wolfe Co., Ky.; Eva Crase, m. a Mullins; and Vernie, m. a Taulbee. Any info. appreciated.
Jean Bailey Taulbee
4950 KY 746
Campton, KY 41301


Seek info. on John Griffin, b. ca. 1850, Ky., m. Rachel Bishop, b. ca. 1851, Va., children: Nettie; and Rose, b. 1882, Ravenna, Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Dana Jameson
6246 N. 750 W.
Frankton, IN 46044
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on the following: Tunis Brooks, b. 1792, Va., m. Sarah McIlwain, b. 1792, Va., children: Mary Polly, b. 10/14/1818; Marsilla, b. 1820; Catherine, b. 1825; Hannah, b. 1827; Isaac, 1828-1848; and Elizabeth, b. 1832, Ohio. They lived in Henry Co., Iowa, 1850-1860; Everett O. Scott, b. 1818, Ky., possible son of Elizabeth and brother of Joseph, m. Margarett Perkins, b. 1827, Ind., children: Matilda Elizabeth, b. 10/24/1864, Mercer Co., Ill.; James L. Scott, b. 10/24/1853, d. 2/25/1854; and Mary Ann, b. 5/13/1857, Mercer Co., Ill.; and John R. Lines, b. 3/18/1798, S. C., brother of Sarah, b. 1800, Rush Co., Ind., d. 5/13/1827, Rush Co., Ind.; and Charles, b. 1815, d. 10/2/1860, Rush Co., Ind., son of Robert and Elizabeth "Betsy" Perkins Lines. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.
Debbie Koch
Box 151
Dallas City, IL 62330


Seek info. on my grandfather, Jerry/Jerra Ogden, schoolteacher, Poston one-room school, Lewis Co., Ky. Any photo or info. appreciated.
Leo D. Ogden
3671 Golf Cart Drive
North Fort Myers, FL 33917


Seek info. on the following: Mahala J. Wilson, d. 1871, Meade Co.; Minerva Ann Chism (Chisholm), b. 1840, Meade Co.; Mary F. Bullock, d. 1888, Meade Co.; Arnold W. Jarrett (Jared), b. 1908, Derby, Ind.; Martha Jupin, d. 1931, Meade Co.; Robert F. Greer, d. 1934, Meade Co.; Barney A. Wathen, d. 1954, Jefferson Co.; Silas Harrington, b. 1821, Hardin Co.; and Younger Wardrip (Wardrope), Sr., b. Montgomery Co., N. C., between 1755 and 1765, m. Ann Reece (Reese), had Younger Wardrip, Jr., b. Montgomery Co., N. C., migrated to either Breckinridge or Hart Co., Ky., m. Deliah Houston, b. 1806, possibly Meade Co. Any info. appreciated.
Marianne Yellow Wolf
229 Summer Lane
Stoney Point, NC 28678


Seek info. on the following: my grandfather, Leonard Shortridge, Winchester, Ky., and his descendants; Marie Baker (Shortridge); and Govan Smith, Owsley Co., Ky., m. Maggie Turner. Any info. appreciated.
Tony Shortridge
P. O. Box 1167
Campton, KY 41301
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on parents of John Pope Williams, b. ca. 1802, m. Susan Whitley. Any info. appreciated.
Joy A. Ryder
RR 1 Box 117
Verona, KY 41092


Seek info. on my g. g. grandfather, Dr. Garrett Cole, m. ? Nickols/Nickolson, practiced medicine in Clay, Knox, and Laurel Cos., Ky., had Theodore Garrett Cole, 1840s-1939, m. Lucinda Burnett. My father, Floyd B. Cobb, 1895-1973, son of Joseph R. Cobb (1873-1920) and Mary "Polly" Cole, 1870s-1908, grandson of William T. Cobb and Mary Ann Cheek, and a distant grandson of Ambrose and Rachel Black Cobb, m. Georgianne Warren, dau. of James Newt and Ellen Smith Warren. Any info. appreciated.
Herschel James Cobb
9343 W. County Road 600 N.
Osgood, IN 47037


Seek info. on descendants of George Leach, m. 11/3/1890, Lincoln Co., Ky., Victoria Baker, sister of my grandfather, Granville Baker, moved to Ohio, children: Willard, Virden, George, Donald, Charles, Mrs. Louis Zink, Mrs. Charles Guilfoil, Mrs. James McSwain, Mrs. Jack Heal, and Mrs. Cecil Gorsuch. Any info. appreciated.
R. Gail Hawkins
11615 Sagevale Lane
Houston, TX 77089

Moore- Bustle-Irvin

Seek info. on the following: William F. Moore, d. Jackson Co., Ky., buried beside the Eversole Cemetery, Laurel Co., Ky., m. 1st, Martha Overbay; m. 2nd, my g. grandmother, Tilitha Bustle, dau. of James and Melvina French Bustle. Who were William's children by 1st wife?; the following surnames: Moore, Bustle, Himes, Roberts, and Faubus, Jackson, Rock-castle, and Laurel Cos., Ky.; Madison Russell Irvin, son of Ezekiel and Vina Neal Irvin, m. Irene R. Smallwood, had Alice, died nine days old; and Lavern, Stanford, Ky., family from Lincoln Co., Ky.; and Mahlon Irvin, b. 6/25/1841, d. 7/8/1917, came from Leslie Co. to Lincoln Co., ca. 1900, believed to be the son of George Washington Irvin, brother of Dr. Bill Irvin, m. Sarah Creech. Any info. appreciated.
Ronda Moore Davis
P. O. Box 476
Junction City, KY 40440
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on Elisha John-son, son of Jesse Johnson and Mary Burns, m. Martha Jane Terry, dau. of Jackson Terry, children: Oliver, Zekiel, Dora, Maggie, Fancy, Lillie, Lee, Kudema (Dema), Elisha (Jr.), Martha, John Wise, Abe, Robert, Daily, and West. Who were Elisha's siblings? Who did his children marry? Also, seek info. on Judy Short, dau. of William Short and Nancy Cassady. Any info. appreciated.
Ruth Smith
1510 Draper Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203


Seek photo or info. on Price Turner, son of Charlie Turner and Margaret Baker Turner, Morris Fork, Breathitt Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Karen McGraw
P. O. Box 1046
Booneville, KY 41314
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on Elizabeth Frances Congleton, b. 1868, Wolfe Co., Ky., d. 1938, Otero Co., Colo., dau. of James B. Congleton and Rebecca Jane Rudd, m. 1st, Rufus Hill, ca. 1885, children: James Russell, b. 1886, m. 1st, Martha Jane Hays; m. 2nd, Magnolia Sargent; and m. 3rd, Sally Miller Cole; Jesse Kenton, b. 1888, m. Dora Alice Brown; Lillie Lou Hill, my grandmother, b. 1892, m. Adrain Benjamin Ratliff, 1908, Menifee Co., Ky.; m. 2nd, James H. (Pas) Smith. Any info. appreciated.
Marge Ratliff Schulke
1460 Auburn Green Loop
Winter Park, FL 32792


Seek info. on the Elkins family, Hart and Larue Cos., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Mr. & Mrs. Alco L. Warren
331 Pleasant Church Road
Mt. Sherman, KY 42764


Seek info. on Edward Fletcher, son of Bruner and May Arnett Fletcher, m. 1st, 1928, Mableline Fletcher; m. 2nd, Ollie Fletcher. Any info. appreciated.
Mrs. Edgar Fletcher
P. O. Box 112
Shiloh, OH 44878


Seek info. on Edmund Squire Bailey, b. 1/27/1801, Franklin Co., Ky., d. 5/19/1886, Franklin or Henry Co., Ky., m. 1st, 10/25/1822, Sarah B. O'Nan; m. 2nd, 1856, Mary Gordon. Who were Edmund's parents? Who were his siblings? Is Benjamin Bailey a brother to Edmund? Any info. appreciated.
Jean Bailey
1809 Blanca Court
Louisville, KY 40223
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on Ephraim and Charles McLean, Fort Harrods-burg, Nashboro, pre-Revolution to early 1800s. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.
Stephen R. McLean
4101 Golden Gate Parkway #3
Naples, FL 34116


Seek info. on my grandparents, Sanford Stewart, b. 1867, Ky., d. Ky. or Tenn., m. Mary Alice Davis, 1885/86, children: Dennis, Margaret (Maggie), Mae, William (Willie), Conard (my father), and Edna. Any info. appreciated.
Geri Stewart Shaffer
RR 1, Box 1165
Alton, MO 65606
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on the family of my late husband, Roscoe Whittamore, son of Harrison Whittamore and Mary McNally Whittamore, Richmond, Ky., and Red Lick area. Who were his earlier ancestors? Any info. appreciated.
Ruth Whittamore
200 Adamsmoor Drive, Apt. 105
Waynesville, OH 45068


Seek info. on descendants of Newberry Brown, Hi Hat, Floyd Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Mrs. Robert Newman
1075 County Road 1590
Willow Springs, MO 65793