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 2002 issue:

Birthday Card Shower

Dear Editor:
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.


Nancy Gildersleeve
P. O. Box 231
Columbia, KY 42728
270/384-4250


New Military Order Forming

Dear Editor:
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 officer ancestor.
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 patriotism.
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 if possible.


Timothy Downey
632 Apache Trail
Danville, KY 40422


Leslie County Colwells

Dear Editor:
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.


Louetta Sturgill
6516 HWY 172
Flat Gap, KY 41219


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