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 June 2003

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.
Jewel Allen
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.
Ann Marcy
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
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