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 May 2002 issue:
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help Line")


Seek info. on Frederick Nantz, m. Sarah Chappell, dau. of George Chappell and Elizabeth Pace, had William Nantz, m. Patsy ?. Any info. appreciated.

Carrie Tincher
1044 Roy Black Road
London, KY 40741


Seek info. on descendants of Peter Carnine/Canine, b. 11/16/1752, Bound Brook, N. J., d. 2/2/1841, Shelby Co., Ky., possibly visited Crawfordsville and Johnson Co., Ind. Any photos or info. appreciated.

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

(From "Genealogy From The Long Ago")


David Rodes' will, dated June 9, 1790, recorded in February court, 1794; in which he wills lands and Negroes derived through him to wife, Susanna; farm, known as "Pumgranate," to son, John; 304 acres to Matthew, besides 500 acres in Madison County, Kentucky; to son, Charles, tracts in Nelson County, Kentucky, on waters of the Green River, in all 1,195 acres; a sum of money to daughter, Mary Douglas; all children to be made equal with daughter, Elizabeth Goodman, lands excepted; wife, Susannah, and Matthew, executors. Witnesses: Jonathan Turner; John Rodes, Jr.; John Ward; and John Ballard. Matthew Rodes, qualified, with James Lewis and David Ward, securities. Inventory, Will Book No. 3, page 246. Legatee's children: John Rodes, Matthew Rodes, Charles Rodes, Mary Douglas, Elizabeth Goodman, Nancy Delaney, Anne Ballard, Lucy Rodes, Patsy Rodes, and Milly Rodes. Will book shows John retained money to put head and footstones at his parents' graves.


William Payne, born in Virginia, February 14, 1750, of Scotch descent (the Col. Payne who had difficulty with Gen. Washington), married, on July 20, 1777, Mary Robinson; born January 28, 1757. She died February 9, 1795. He died September 23, 1813. They had seven children, viz.: William R., Polly J., Trilly R., Alfred, Edmund, Eliza, and Thomas; all of whom moved to Kentucky. Col. William Payne and wife, and Henry S. Halley and wife, lived and died in Fairfax County, Virginia. Edmund, fifth child of Col. William, was born in Fairfax County, August 21, 1791, married Catherine Templeton, born in Halifax County, September 21, 1792. Of this family is Hon. William Henry Payne of Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Another Payne historian says Sir William Payne, son of Sir John, was born August 20, 1671, in Fairfax County, Virginia; and died August 24, 1776, 105 years old. He married Alicia ?. Their second son, William, born July 31, 1724, married by Rev. Charles Green, February 3, 1748, to Susannah Clark. He died July 12, 1782. This William Payne was the one who knocked Gen. Washington down.

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