One of the popular features found in The Kentucky Explorer each month is genealogy, often published in the form of letters, queries, photographs, and stories. Several serial features, such as Kentucky Genealogy Help Line, Genealogy From The Long Ago, and Strictly Kentucky Genealogy, are dedicated solely to this purpose and continue from month to month.

Here are some genealogy items from our March 2002 issue:
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help Line")


Seek photo and info. on Elizabeth Musselwhite, m. Henry Mayo. Any info. appreciated.

Delbert Carroll, Jr.
[email protected]

Beatty Graveyard

Will share info. on the Samuel Beatty Graveyard, Beattyville, Lee Co., Ky. Names included: Beatty, Blakey, Bowman, Brandenburg, Lutes, Lyons, Mattocks, Reed, and others. Some photos also available.

Thomas R. Beatty
2804 W. Sun Valley Parkway
Muncie, IN 47303
[email protected]


Seek info. on the family of my grandfather, Charlie Humphrey, Stanford, Lincoln Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Louis Humphrey #866122
P. O. Box 601
Pendleton, IN 46064

(From "Genealogy From The Long Ago")


William Bryan married Ann Hundley. William Bryan was born March 12, 1762, died September 5, 1823. Ann Hundley Bryan was born December 23, 1765, died July 7, 1826. William and his family emigrated from Halifax County, Virginia, to Washington County, Kentucky, 1795. It is believed that William and Ann were born in Virginia.


Asaph Walker removed from Buckingham County, Virginia, to Madison County, Kentucky, about 1781, bringing his family. He is the ancestor of several well-known Walker families of Madison and Garrard counties. He was born in Virginia in 1735, in Henrico County. He married Judith Watkins, who was born at Monicantown in 1742, the daughter of Stephen Watkins and wife, Judith Trabue. Stephen Watkins owned land in Chesterfield County in 1755. One of Asaph Walker's sisters married Maj. Henry Flood of Chesterfield County; and another, Elizabeth, married Col. John Jones of Buckingham County. She became the ancestress of the people who made the names of Jones, Winston, and Pettus famous in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.


William Darke was born in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, in 1736. In 1740 his parents moved to Virginia. He was with Virginia troops at Braddock's defeat in 1755, and a captain at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. He was taken prisoner at Germantown and released, and he was a colonel commanding at the surrender of Cornwallis. He, in 1791, commanded the left wing of St. Clair's army at the defeat of the Miami Indians. In the bayonet charge there, his son, Capt. Joseph Darke, was killed. He was a major general of the Virginia Militia. He died in Jefferson County in 1801.

(From "Strictly Kentucky Genealogy")


The following was sent in by Fordyce Logan, Jr., 7202 59th Street, Lubbock, TX 79407.

My g-g-g-grandfather was Captain Hugh Logan, a brother of Col. Benjamin Logan of Lincoln County, Kentucky.

William Wolley and his family, with many other families, came to Lincoln County, Kentucky, in 1782, with Henry Baughman; my g-g-g-g-grandfather. William and Mary Wolley had married in Bottetourt County, Virginia, about 1770. This party of immigrants were set upon by Indians, and many of the immigrants were killed.

One of those killed was Henry Baughman. Henry's brothers, Jacob and John Baughman, had made a trip to Kentucky with Benjamin Logan, Floyd, Boone, and others, in 1777; at which time, John and Jacob Baughman had Floyd do their surveys. Both were later killed at Boonesborough in 1779.

Jacob and John's brother, Henry, as Jacob's heir, had his brother's (Jacob) papers in his jacket pocket when he was killed at Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky, in 1782. That is how the mistake was made in Kentucky history, which states that it was Jacob Baughman who was killed by the Indians at Crab Orchard, Kentucky. Jacob had been dead for over two years in 1782.

All of the details are contained in a ten-year-long court case recorded in Fayette County, Kentucky. William Hambelton, the second husband of my g-g-g-g-grandmother, Mary Wolley, gave his testimony in this case, at the home of the widow Mary Baughman; my g-g-g-g-grandmother.

John Baughman's land went to his only heir, Christina Baughman, who later married Benjamin Duncan in 1796 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.

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