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 2002 issue:
Birthday Card Shower
I really enjoy The Kentucky Explorer. It's the best source of
information on Kentucky.
I've been keeping family information written down for my future
generations, and I have a request of your readers.
My father, Allen Moore, will be 90 years old on September 27,
2002. I would like to request a birthday card shower for him.
He loves to get mail.
For those readers who would like to participate, his mailing
address is: Allen Moore, P. O. Box 400, Columbia, KY 42728.
Thank you, in advance, for doing this for him.
P. O. Box 231
Columbia, KY 42728
New Military Order Forming
The Military Order of the Loyal Legion (MOLLUS) was formed in
1865 by a group of Federal officers. The purpose of the society
was to commemorate the events and principles of the Civil War.
The order is still active today. Membership in MOLLUS is currently
open to men over the age of 18, who are direct descendants of
U. S. Civil War officers or the descendants of a brother or sister
of an officer. There is also a Junior membership for males under
the age of 18 and an associate membership for those without the
The two principles of the order are a belief in God and true
allegiance to the United States. The objects of the order include
perpetuating the memory of the Civil War soldier and promoting
At 10:30 a.m. on August 24, 2002, at the Kentucky Military History
Museum in Frankfort, a meeting will be held to form the first
ever MOLLUS Commandery in Kentucky. We encourage all those who
are eligible for membership to join MOLLUS and attend this meeting
632 Apache Trail
Danville, KY 40422
Leslie County Colwells
Dicie Colwell, my first cousin, had three sisters: Dorothy, Lucy,
and Dul-cine, who are all now deceased (so I've heard). Their
parents were Adam and Haley Wooton Colwell. Haley was my aunt
and my father's (Lawton Wooton) sister.
According to the information I have, Lucy married a Sizemore
from Leslie County. Adam Colwell later remarried and had another
family, but I can't remember any of their names. They lived near
the Huff Island Church on the riverbank between Wilder Branch
and Grassy Branch at Confluence, Kentucky.
I would love to know how many Colwell children there were and
their names. Any information would be much appreciated.
6516 HWY 172
Flat Gap, KY 41219