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 May 2003

Seek info. on the following: my g. g. g. g. g. grandfather, Isaac Sparks, Sr., owned 1,000 acres, Estill Co., Ky., 1777; Sgt. Eli Gabbard, enlisted 5/1915, Lexington, wounded 10/1918, son of John W. Gabbard; and my g. g. g. g. g. grandfather, John Gilbert, settled in Clay Co., Ky., 1780, pioneer, state senator, 1883-37. Any info. appreciated.
Michael J. Gabbard
8187 Jamaica Road
Germantown, OH 45327

Seek info. on Hargis (Johnny?) Bush, Bethel, Ohio, came to Knott Co., Ky., 1946/47. Any info. appreciated.
Sylvia Bolen Hicks
8722 Royalton Road
Lancaster, OH 43130

Seek info. on Charles Denney, Sr., b. ca. 1760, Amherst/Albemarle Co., Va., d. ca. 11/1834, Wayne Co., Ky., m. Anna Larwood, b. ca. 1760. Is Charles the son of Edward Denney, Tralee, Ireland, or Aseriah, son of Edward? Who are Sam, Ben, James, and Aseriah. Any help appreciated.
Patricia Denney Thomas
420 N. Thompson
Pratt, KS 67124

Seek info. on Samuel Garland, b. ca. 1841, d. early 1930s, m. 1870, Sintha Matthews, Metcalfe Co., children: Sarah, Thomas, Siloam, James, and Joe. Samuel later remarried, possibly buried at Tatesville, Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Kenneth Walters
RR 2, Box 3195
Monticello, KY 42633

Seek info. on the George Samons family. Any info. appreciated.
Margaret Samons
7914 Bethel Road
Dora, AL 35062

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