Reader Queries

Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Among those letters we often find queries, ranging from requests for words to songs and poems to trying to locate former classmates and military buddies of long ago.


Here are a few queries from our July-August 2001 issue:

Looking For Brown Cousins

Dear Editor:

I would like to see more history of the Knox County area, around the Middle Fork, Brown's, and John's branches of Stinking Creek.

I am trying to find my cousin, Candace "Candy" Brown Downs. Candy's husband, Robert, worked in the bakery in Springfield, Ohio, from 1937 to 1939.

I am also looking for my cousins, Hubert Brown and Oventon Brown.

I'd like information about any cemeteries on Brown's Branch.

Cora Brown Harkless
HC 327, Box 7062
Wellston, OH 45692


What Do I Do With "Plum Granny" Harvest?

Dear Editor:

A few months ago one of your readers sent me some "plum granny" seeds. I just recently planted them and realized that I now have a problem. What do I do with them when they are ready to harvest?

I hope someone could please let me know when to harvest and how to preserve them.

Dixie Scott
RR 1, Box 68D
Mayslick, KY 41055-9501


What Became Of Little York, Hardin County?

Dear Editor:

My ancestors are listed in the 1810 and 1820 census, as residing in the Little York community of Hardin County. This village was near the Doe Run Inn in Meade County, but I have been unable to find other information about it. It doesn't appear to exist today.

Little York was established when Kentucky was still a county of Virginia. Later this area was part of Nelson County (then Hardin County) and finally Meade County, as each new county was formed.

Does anyone have any other information on Little York? Whatever became of it?

Your website is very interesting. I am coming to Elizabethtown to research their microfilm holdings this summer, and I am hoping to find back issues of The Kentucky Explorer there. There are a number of articles I would like to study.

Are there any libraries in Texas which have back issues of The Explorer on file?

O. C. Robinson
P. O. Box 368
Smithville, TX 78957
robfost@worldnet.att.net


Seeks Information On Union War, Flu Epidemic

Dear Editor:

Thank you for the great service you supply for our heritage.

I am gathering all the facts and dates I can on the big "Union War" that occurred in the early 1900s. I believe it was around Harlan, but was much more far-reaching in the coal fields.

Also, what was the year(s) of the influenza epidemic? It took the lives of some of my ancestors.

Lorraine Maiden
1503 Shackleford Street, Apt. B
Morehead City, NC 28557-4044


Looking For Class Photos

Dear Editor:

I'm hooked on The Kentucky Explorer. I love this magazine!

I'm looking for class photos of Kenwick Elementary School, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, for the years 1930 through 1940.

I am also looking for class photos of Bryan Station High School, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, from 1936 through 1940. Bryan Station High School alumni may want to check out the website: www.bryanstation-alumni.org/index.phtml. Be sure to click on the link for class information. You might be interested in some of the old yearbooks.

Keep up the good work!

Phyllis Jelf
224 Fairdale Drive
Lexington, KY 40511
pjelf@bigfoot.com


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