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 June
Seek info. on my ancestors. My father, Reed Robinson, son of
Polly Gabbard Robinson, worked in mines, Perry County, before
1941, m. Oma Lee Hall, dau. of a Back/Bach, sister of Roscoe,
Jackson, Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Retta Robinson Fillinger
P. O. Box 1076
Plymouth, FL 32768
Seek info. on Walter S. Johnson, the son of William Marion Johnson
and Bessier L. Snelling, m. Amy A. McCoy, had Tony F., m. Virginia
Ashcraft (2nd); Charlotte J.; and George E., m. Helen M. Rose.
When and where were Walter and Amy b., d., and m.? Did they have
any other children? Also, info. on my g. g. g. grandparents,
Joseph Biglow and Amanda Myers, Bracken Co., Ky., 1880. They
were m. 3/3/1831, Bracken Co., Ky. had my g. g. grandfather,
Mason Biglow, b. 12/1841, d. 12/4/1924, m. 2/23/1858, Susan J.
Lucas; and others. When and where did Joseph and Amanda d.? Where
are they buried? Need the names of other children. Any help appreciated.
Joyce S. Mitchell
420 Bell Street
Paris, KY 40361
Seek info. on Margaret Stewart, b. 1818, possibly Knox Co., Ky.,
m. 4/30/1842, Knox Co., Ky., William Hignight/Hignite, b. 1822,
Knox Co., Ky. Were m. by Alexander Stewart. Who were Margaret's
parents? Was she Irish or Scottish? Any info. appreciated.
Dennis Hignite II
837 Waldo Avenue
Midland, MI 48642
Seek info. on my grandfather, Tolbert Taylor, b. Wayne Co., Ky.,
m. Bertha Brown, 11/29/1912. Any info. appreciated.
357 Raymond Smith Road
Burkesville, KY 42717
Seek photos and info. on my father, Arthur Curtis Hounshell,
Jackson, Ky., son of Samuel and Alice Lovely Hounshell, sister
of Thomas Jefferson Hounshell. Any help appreciated.
9182 Moors Place N.
Dublin, OH 43017
Seek info. on the father of Jesse Baker, father of Ruford (Rufas)
Baker, soldier in Civil War, m. Nancy Dunn Baker, Rockcastle
Co., Ky., had Rufas Baker, m. 1900, Jalia Mullins, had Zelma
Rebecca Baker. Rufas, son of Viva Chasteen Dunn and Harrison
Dunn. Who were his siblings? Any info. appreciated.
M. A. Bowling
4301 Whittle Springs Road, Apt. 602
Knoxville, TN 37917