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 July/August 2002 issue:
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help Line")
Seek info. on the following: Thomas Heady, m. 1st, Rebecca Stilwell, was in Ky., late 1700s, early 1800s. Some went to Ind., Iowa, Mo., Nebr., Oreg., Okla., and Tex. Who were their children? Thomas, m. 2nd, Rebecca Goodwin. Who were their children?; and info. on Peter Hodge, Ky., b. ca. 1800, had Alphonse, m. 2nd, Rachel Jeanette Carter, dau. of Joseph Carter. What was relationship between John Hodge and Peter? How were they related to Fidelo Hodge? Who were Peter's parents and siblings? They all once lived in Livingston Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
5515 Fall Creek HWY
Granbury, TX 76049
Seek info. on my grandmother's brother, Alva Swango, m. 5/26/1908, Warsaw, Gallatin Co., Ky., Lou Ballard, div. by 1917. Who were Alva and Lou's children? Who did Lou m. 2nd? Any info. appreciated.
2801 Ashton Circle
Indian Springs, OH 45011
Seek info. on William Powell, m. Clay Co., Ky., Emily Roberts, had several children, one being my g. grandmother (no name given), m. John Gilbert. William and Emily are buried in Onedia Cemetery. Any info. appreciated.
Seek info. on James P. Hall, on 1850 Montgomery Co., Ky., census: James P., 59; Sarah C., 59; Henry, 20; John J., 32; and Mary, 32. Also, seek info. on Aaron Hall, on Montgomery Co., Ky., tax records, 1797, 1799, and 1800. Who was Aaron's family? Any info. appreciated.
Faye H. Watkins
P. O. Box 646
Richmond, KY 40476
Seek info. on Arden M. Basham, Paintsville, Ky., area, was in U. S. Army, 1959, serving on a missile site, Homewood, Ill. Any info. appreciated.
Harold E. Nall
4482 Strickland Drive
Owensboro, KY 42301
Seek info. on Nathanial Vernor Fagg, Fagg Pike, 1940/50s, m. Willa B. Caulk, d. during childbirth, dau., Mayme Wilk Fagg, went to Ms. Pruit's Private School, graduated Midway College. Also, any info. on my grandparents, Nathan and Minnie Risner Walters, had my father, Virgil Walters. Any info. appreciated.
P. O. Box 973
Warsaw, KY 41095
Seek info. on the Rankin and Waddle family on the 1860 Wayne Co., Ky., census: David, 30, Scotland; his wife, Martha Jane, 28, Ky., children: Robert, 8; Nancy Ann, 6; Wm. G., 4; James G., 3; and Thomas C., 1. Also, Thomas Waddle, 23, Ky. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.
R. Gail Hawkins
11615 Sagevale Lane
Houston, TX 77089
Seek info. on my parents, George Jackson Hodge, Lincoln Co.; and Violet Mae Young Hodge Corinth, Ky., sister of Amelia Young. Both of my parents are deceased. Who were their ancestors? Any info. appreciated.
JoAnn Mae Hodge McNally
P. O. Box 331
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456