Kentucky Genealogy Help Line


Seek info. on my grandfather, Enoch Banks. Who were his parents? I know they were from Clay Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Margaret Davidson
RR 2, Box 99R
Booneville, KY 41314


Seek info. on Hunters from Knott Co., Ky. My grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Hunter, son of Marion Frances "Bee" Hunter, m. 9/5/1880, Poppet Oney, m. ca. 1912, Knott Co., Ky., Cora Ramey, dau. of Mary Jane Gibson and Kinnus Ramey. Any info. appreciated.

Linda Hunter Ray
2052 County Road 24 N.
DeGraff, OH 43318
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Seek info. on my grandfather, Melt Strunk, son of Calvin Strunk, son of Daniel Strunk, settled in southern Ky., or northern Tenn., early 1800s, came from Pa., son of Heinrich, a possible German mercenary, during the Revolutionary War. Any info. appreciated.

Bob Strunk
1496 Frogtown Road
Union, KY 41091


Seek info. on ancestors of Lila Guess Hampton, Red House, Madison Co., Ky., b. 7/24/1895, d. 4/3/1932, dau. of John Guess and Minnie Barns, m. Dave Hampton, Madison Co., Ky., d. in train accident, 9/14/1954, children: Laura, Aretta, Elizabeth, Johnny, Cora and Mae (fraternal twins), George (Stanley ?), Lewis (Louis), Sally, and Rosie. Lila was possibly a Cherokee. Any photos or info. appreciated.

Cheryl Hickey
25 T Street
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
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Seek info. on my grandfather, William Hays, b. Rockcastle Co., Ky., near Round Stone, brother of Tom, son of my g. grandfather, Jerry Hays, brother of William. Any info. appreciated.

Ruth Henderson Mershon
1559 Nina Ridge Road
Lancaster, KY 40444


Seek info. on the following: William J. Colvin, b. 1830, m. Frances Stevens, b. 1857, children: John and Robert; Felix Sargent, b. 1862, m. Mary C. Stevens, b. 1864, Harrison and Pendleton Cos., Ky.; and J. J. Horton, m. 1875, Pendleton Co., Ky., Artimissa Arnold, b. 1852, Grant Co., Ky., my g. grandmother's sister. Any info. appreciated.

Sylvia Morrical
2129 E. 100 N.
Portland, IN 47371


Seek info. on (my grandmother) Amanda/Mandy Jane and Miranda Green Hoover (twins), Jackson, Madison, or Estill Cos., Ky., had Rissie McQueen Burkhart (my mother). Both twins were m. to my grandfather, Cletus McQueen, d. ca. 1956, Gray Hawk, Ky. Possible Indian blood in this family. Any info. appreciated.

Norma L. Burkhart Camden
RR 2, Box 291
Bloomfield, IN 47424


Seek info. on Nancy Ann Bryant, possibly known as Mary Bryant, b. 3/15/1824, m. 1st, before 1844, James Centers, b. ca. 1823, Morgan Co., Ky., later moved to Breathitt Co., Ky., children: James Centers, m. Armina Barnett; Hiram Centers, b. 1855, m. Sarah Ann Russell, 1858; John; William; and Lucy Centers; m. 2nd, 9/20/1859, Middle Fork, Ky., Elijah Bowling, 1801-1883. Any info. appreciated.

Judy Kincaid Rasey
2492 Hoop Road
Xenia, OH 45385
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Seek info. on Sarah Sally Lawson, m. 8/23/1884, Floyd Co., Ky., Thomas Tom Adkins, had Lady Adkins, m. Andrew Jackson Goff, b. 11/10/1905, Pike Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Charlene Lawson
HC 74 Box 1218
Honaker, KY 41603


Seek info. on my uncle Carter Cornett, b. 8/1913, son of James and Lucy Oliver Cornett, dau. of Armilda Napier, Buck-horn, Ky. Any info. or photos appreciated.

Berta Milliner
654 Hillview Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40229


Seek info. on Mary Hunter Noble, 1836-1888, Madison Co., Ky., had Sally Noble Bradshaw, b. 1865, Madison and Garrard Cos. Did Mary have any other children? Any info. appreciated.

Diana Trenary
121 Dallas Drive
Richmond, KY 40475


Seek info. on my g. grandparents, John Hamilton and Sarah Mays, had Ballard Hamilton, b. 4/2/1891, Owsley Co., Ky. Did John have any siblings? Did Ballard have any siblings? Any info. appreciated.

Carrie Tincher
1044 Roy Black Road
London, KY 40741


Seek info. on John Clement/Clemont, m. ca. 1815, Hannah Tripp Egelston, widow of Samuel, Campbell Co., Ky. Egelston children m. into following families: Bush, DeCourcey, Cravens, Martin, Race, Williamson, and Thompson, Menifee and Pendleton Cos., Ky. Also, seek 1856 cemetery, Decourcey, Ky., near L. & N. Railroad roadhouse. Any info. appreciated.

Janet Egelston Haddock
4192 Sardis Road
Hazlehurst, MS 39083


Seek info. on my g. grandfather, Andrew Jackson "Jack" Bowens, Jobe, Martin Co., Ky., d. ca. 1946, buried at Castlerock, m. Melinda Meek Lindsey, had Hansford (my grandfather), Harvey, Willie, Motty, and Vernie and Veronica (twins). Any info. appreciated.

Phebis Russell Bowens
5311 Punta Alta N. W.
Albuquerque, NM 87105
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Seek info. on my g. grandfather, Jesse Hurst, m. 1st, Mary Emaline Mingo/Minge, dau. of Polly Husong and Henry Mingo/Minge; m. 2nd, Martha Barger, 1879, Jackson Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Maude Oaks
1022 Noyes Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45015


Seek info. on my grandfather, William Hansom Parker, lived on Brian's Creek, Sneedville, Hancock County, Tenn., 1860, enlisted in Grand Army of Republic, 1865, served with Co. E, 8th Tenn. Cav., later moving to Buckeye, Garrard Co., Ky., m. 8/3/1870, Patsy A. Davis, had my mother, Sally Ann Parker; and eight more. Any info. appreciated.

Bernard Ray Land
632 Oldham Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475


Seek info. on Greenwood Hall, b. 1861, d. 1957; and Sarah F. Smith Hall, b. 1865, d. 1958, both buried in Cob Hill Cemetery, Estill Co., Ky. Who were Greenwood's parents? Any info. appreciated.

Jeff Hall
3913 Avilla Place
Norwood, OH 45212
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Seek info. on the Brock family, Harlan, Bell, and Knox Cos., Ky. William Henry Brock, m. Sarah Yates Brock, had my father, David Brock, m. Betty Haling Sanders Brock. Also, seek family of Ken and Mart Davis, known to me as "Aunt and Uncle;" and Shelby and Ethel Brock, my g. aunt and uncle. Any info. appreciated.

Charles Brock
P. O. Box 14509
Lexington, KY 40512


Seek info. on my g. g. grandparents, ___ Bayles, m. Margaret (Peggy A.) Gibson, ca. 1832, Allen Co., Ky., children: Clarinda, b. 1834, m. William Smith; Levi, b. 1838, m. Nancy J. Young; Elizabeth J., b. 1840, m. Jason Meadows; Permissa A., b. 1845, m. Joseph A. Mufflin; and America A., b. 1850, m. Lafayette Creekmore. Any info. appreciated.

Joann Bayles Tabor
981 Kettlestick Road
Rockfield, KY 42274


Seek photos and info. on the following: my g. grandparents, John Blevins, b. 11/15/1851, d. 12/3/1941, buried Quicksand, Breathitt Co., Ky., and Milietha Spencer Blevins, b. 2/2/1862; and my g. g. grandparents, John G. Spencer, b. 1838, d. 1918, and Seany Wright Spencer, b. 1839, d. 1870 (?), sister of "Devil" John Wright. Any help appreciated.

Roy L. Blevins
6384 Snider Road
Loveland, OH 45140


Seek descendants of Philip Orme/Ormes, b. Prince George Co., Md., ca. 1750, moved to Jefferson Co., Ky., then Bullitt Co., Ky., later to Adair Co., possible children: Moses; Sally; Lucy; Walter; Thomas; and Milly, m. Joshua Selby, 1807, Adair Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Blanche W. Jernigan
P. O. Box 486
Pewee Valley, KY 40056


Seek info. on the following: my husband's grandfather, Elmer Lee Dobson, d. 3/1937, Louisville, Ky., buried in Chaudin Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.; my g. g. grandfather, Rollie Newton; and my grandparents, Wm. Everett Newton and Nora Owen Newton, Mt. Washington, Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Marilyn J. Hutchens
541 Cedar Hill Court
Lebanon Junction, KY 40150


Seek info. on Ida Caudill, Richmond, Ky., lived with Brashear family, late 1940s, m. an Adams. Any info. appreciated.

J. Brashear
P. O. Box 204
Richmond, KY 40476


Seek info. on descendants of the following: Louvina Gatliff, b. Clay Co., Ky., dau. of Mose T. Gatliff, step-dau. of Margaret Reed Gatliff (my g. aunt), brother of Jesse Gatliff, m. Myrtle Love (my g. aunt), m. Charley Lester, 2/14/1905, Laurel Co., Ky., lived in Laurel, Knox, Bell, and Harlan Cos.; and Hiram Reed, served in Union Army, d. ca. 1904, buried at Liberty Cemetery, near Pittsburgh, Laurel Co., Ky., m. 1st, Margaret Hollingworth, Clay Co., Ky., children: Permelia/Amelia, m. 5/15/1884, Laurel Co., Ky., James Adams; Jane; William; and Sophia; m. 2nd, Rebecca Allen, 9/1870, children: Hiram Franklin, Jr.; Joseph; Ellen; Margaret; and possibly others. Who was Hiram's parents? When and where was Hiram born? Would like more info. on Permelia/Amelia. Any info. appreciated.

Alexander L. Smith
3729 Gladstone Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on Schuyler "Doug" Vermillion, b. 12/5/1875, d. 11/7/1942, son of John D. Vermillion and Minerva Combs, sibling of Joe, Willis, Rufus, Ida, and Hattie; and Elizabeth Colwell, b. 10/15/1880, d. 6/27/1962, dau. of Thomas Colwell and Louisa Gambell, sibling to Jeff, French, Delilah, Dorothy, Belle, Rhoda, and Mary E., children: Johnny, b. 10/23/1897, d. 1/6/1953, m. Zola Hurt; Mary Ellen, b. 11/24/1899, d. 7/6/1976, m. Wm. Jesse Combs; Ida, b. 1/28/1901, m. Virgil Ellis; Belle, b. 4/20/1902, m. Clifford Manis; Hattie, b. 1/18/1904, d. 8/30/1971, m. Lawrence Fugate; French "Sonny Boy," b. 10/19/1906, m. Lily M. Richardson; Della, b. 8/4/1908, m. Lige Strong; Charlie, b. 8/30/1910, d. 8/6/1953, m. Mable Phillips; Louise, b. 9/25/1912, d. 6/11/1967, m. John Manning; Roy, b. 1/4/1914, m. Mable Collins; Jesse, b. 2/17/1916, d. 1947, m. Telma Williams; Brownloe, b. 6/15/1918, d. 1924; and Thelma, b. 4/12/1920, m. Gullion Gross. Need more info. on Schuyler and Elizabeth's parents, lived at Tribbey, Perry Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Barbara Fugate
P. O. Box 80
Bulan, KY 41722


Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Johannah Moore, b. ca. 1848, d. 2/10/1908, m. Eugene "Jay" McCarthy, b. ca. 1840, d. 1874, lived in Harrison Co., Ky., both buried in St. Edward's Cemetery, Harrison Co., Ky. Also, seek info. on my grandparents, Lucy Emmett Delaney, b. 7/16/1873, d. 1941, Chicago, buried in All Saint's Cemetery, m. 1894, John Patrick McCarthy, b. 12/27/1873, d. 10/6/1919, buried St. Edward's Cemetery, Harrison Co., Ky., lived at Cynthiana, Harrison Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Lucille M. LaFong
85 Henderson Road
Jeffersonville, KY 40337
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Seek info. on relatives of my grandfather, Dave Phillips, Breckinridge or Hardin Cos., Ky., m. 1st, Elizabeth Falls, children: George; Ovie; Gid; Mellisa Ellen, my mother, m. Isaiah Hood, Nelson Co., Ky., children: Jessie, Clara, Cordie, Ivan, Hubert, Clyde, Eunice, Sam, and Evelyn (me); and probably more. Any info. appreciated.

Evelyn Holt
660 Holt Ridge Road
Bloomfield, KY 40008


Seek info. on my g. grandmother, Lottie A. Riley, b. ca. 1850, m. Wm. A. Constant, last known in Meade Co., Ky., Wolf Creek District, 1880, children: Fannie M., m. Edward H. Swartz, 1891; Darthulah J. Constant, m. Thomas Wilson; and Nannie, m. Wm. Pleasant, 1900; all of Meade Co., Ky. Who were Lottie's parents? Where was Lottie b.? Any info. appreciated.

Louise Carmony
28211 Porter House Road
Boykins, VA 23827
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Seek info. on relatives of Andrew Carmine, buried in Henry Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

F. Eugene Hawkins
1404 N. Mantorville Avenue
Kasson, MN 55944


Seek info. on ancestors of the following: Elizabeth Murphy, probably b. ca. 1810, m. John Asher, b. ca. 1808, d. before 1880; and Mary Polly Taylor, b. 1820, N. C., d. 1903, Whitley Co., Ky., m. Cornelius Vanover. Will share info. Any info. appreciated.

Matt Baker
1039 Sunset Boulevard
Monroe, MI 48162


Seek info. on my g. g. grandmother, Ann Eliza Forrest Bolin, b. ca. 1826, N. C., m. John Crittenden Bolin, Campbell Co., Ga., children: Benjamin, b. Ga.; Mary E., b. Ga.; Hector; Sarah P.; Abraham F.; Delphinia; John, Jr. (Crit); Zantippi; Ulysses; Maryetta; and Laura Ann (the rest of the children were b. Russell Co., Ky.). Where is Ann Eliza buried? Who were her parents? Any help appreciated.

Marion Adams
1741 S. Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240


Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Vincent Owens, m. 1871, Louisa, Ky., Margaret Ann Hicks, children: my grandmother, Florence, m. 1908, Henry Robbins; and Jack, m. Della ?, had Nora m. Todd Sanders, Ashland, Ky. Margaret m. 2nd, Arthur Monk. What is the connection to the name Hood? Any info. appreciated.

Shirley Dunn
15285 Triskett Road, Apt. 4
Cleveland, OH 44111
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Seek info. on my grandparents, George B. (McClellan/Clell) Isaacs, b. 2/26/1864, Mo., d. 9/22/1922, Clark, Co., Ky., buried in Wade Hampton Cemetery, son of John Isaacs and Lucy Beagle, m. Mary Ann Emmerson Stevenson, b. 2/3/1864, Clark Co., Ky., d. 10/12/1949, dau. of William Davis Stevenson, d. 12/13/1887, and Margaret Jane Hampton, Montgomery or Powell Co., Ky., children: my father, William Davis Isaacs, b. 11/5/1896, d. 9/20/1973, m. Serena Heflin; Pine May Isaacs, b. 5/1/1899, d. 1978; and Tillman Hampton Isaacs, b. 10/12/1903, d. 4/4/1972, m. Frances Rye. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Leslie D. Isaacs
2699 Tanner Court
Lexington, KY 40517
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on my grandfather, Layton Riley Kerby, b. 11/3/1872, Jackson Co., Ky., son of George Marion Kerby and Selena Elizabeth Baker Kerby, m. 1/1/1894, Liza Ellen Perkins, lived in Berea and Big Hill, Ky. area. Who were George Marion's parents? Any info. appreciated.

Cecilia Kerby Harbeson
P. O. Box 8458
Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657


Seek info. on the following: family of Jack Brewer, m. Elnora Pelfrey, children: Jackie; Kendall; Randall, Jr.; Pauline, m. Vaughn Carroll; Hazel, m. Arnold Tolson; Betty, m. a Sargent; and Shirley, m. George Fred Stilts; all from Wolfe Co., Ky., 1920s; and family of Tom Brewer, b. ca. 1864, m. 1st, Lou Coldrin, children: Thomas, Jr.; Charlie; Ada; Estal; Lula; Lizzie; and Lenice; m. 2nd, Nannie ?, b. ca. 1881, had Cleston, b. ca. 1918, Wolfe Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Shirley K. Brewer
P. O. Box 174
Westerfield, IL 62474


Seek info. on Ora Browning, formerly of Leslie Co., Ky., moved to Laurel Co., Ky., half-brother of Paul Baker, my uncle. Ora's children were Jewel, Ethel, and Helen. Any info. on any of the above would be appreciated.

Ruth Young Stephen
183 N. 2nd Street
Camden, OH 45311


Seek info. on my grandfather, Cal Johnson, Pikeville, Ky., m. 1st, Louella ?; m. 2nd, Lora Ratliff. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Lora Frick
12037 105th Street N.
Largo, FL 33773
e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on Henry Beach, bro. of Bailey Beach, Sr., m. Delilia True, Orange Co., Va., 1803; in Louisa Co., Va., 1810; Albemarle Co., Va., 1820; Fayette Co., Ky., 1830; and Carter Co., Ky., 1840. Who were Henry and Delilia's children? Does Henry have any descendants left in Carter Co., Ky.? When did Henry die? Any info. appreciated.

T. J. Beach
925 Spring Street
Weston, MO 64098


Seek info. on the following: Elizabeth Rankin, granddaughter of my g. g. g. grandfather, James McClanahan, Carlisle, Nicholas Co., Ky., possible dau. of Rachel McClanahan Rankin Sparks; descendants of Ella Mann, m. Christopher Crutcher, Jenkins, Ky.; and photo of Emma Overby McClanahan, Mt. Olivet, Robertson Co., Ky., m. my grandfather's brother, David Mc-Clanahan, children: Carl, John, Hazel, and Maggie. Any info. appreciated.

Faye M. Robinson
3962 Moorefield Road
Carlisle, KY 40311
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