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 2003


Dent-Hambaugh
Seek info. on William Dent, d. 1833, Bullitt Co., Ky., m. 2/27/1813, Ann Hambaugh, dau. of John Hambaugh and Sarah Moreland, b. 4/18/1795, d. 1859, Mo. Who were William's parents and siblings? What are their dates of births? Any help appreciated.
Irene Stone
715 N. Monroe Avenue
Sedgwick, KS 67135



Simmons-Hunt
Seek info. on family of my g. grandmother, Margaret Simmons, b. 1/6/1854, Ireland (?), d. 2/27/1894, Soldier, Carter Co., Ky., dau. of William Simmons and Bridget O'Keefe, m. 2/28/1871, Boyd Co., Ky., Hiram C. Carroll. Who are Hiram's ancestors? Also, seek info. on family of my g. g. grandmother, Joanna Hunt, d. before 1867, possibly Wayne Co., Ill., dau. of Able Hunt, Barren Co., Ky., m. 1/15/1838, Barren Co., Ky., John D. Clay. Any info. appreciated.
H. D. "Corky" Atkinson
6400 Trapper Lane NW
Rochester, MN 55901