One of the popular features found in The Kentucky Explorer each month is genealogy, often published in the form of letters, queries, photographs, and stories. Several serial features, such as Kentucky Genealogy Help Line, Genealogy From The Long Ago, and Strictly Kentucky Genealogy, are dedicated solely to this purpose and continue from month to month.

Here are some genealogy items from our October 2003 issue:
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help Line")


Seek info. on my g. grandfather, Lance McKenzie, Lincoln Co., Ky., b. ca. 1845, d. ca. 1910, had land grant for 135 acres on Fishing Creek, children: Docia Farris, Sarah, Dollie, and Mack. Who were his parents, wife, and where are they all buried? Any info. appreciated.
Edward Shoop
29517 Warmsprings Drive
Menifee, CA 92584
[email protected]

Seek info. on ancestors of my husband's parents, Orville Louis Gordon, b. 8/17/1915, Cincinnati, Ohio, brother of John Gordon, Campbell Co., son of John Gordon, d. 8/12/1915, and Alta Maude Carter (later m. Harvey Dunn), m. Gladys Virginia Dawson, b. 9/21/1916, Campbell or Kenton Co., Ky., d. 10/5/1972, sister of Mary, dau. of Sara Coleman Dawson, m. John Dawson (Sara later m. Benjamin Heideman, had five or six children). Any info. appreciated.
Pat Gordon
7300 NE 100th Avenue, Spc. 9
Vancouver, WA 98662

Seek info. on Williams family, Laurel Co., Ky. My g. grandfather, Isaac Williams, had my grandfather, John Omer, had my father, Edgar Moore. Any help appreciated.
Jack R. Williams
801 Winston Drive, H-4
Cookeville, TN 38506

Seek info. on my grandfather, Nicholas Bittig, b. 1867, Germany, d. 1/1/1904, Covington, Kenton Co., Ky., m. Bertha Steidle, had Mary, m. Gaylor Siegmut; and August "Gus," b. 1/27/1896, Covington, Kenton Co., Ky., d. 8/2/1946, Perry, Lake Co., Ohio. Bertha, m. 2nd, Charles Tompkins. Also, seek info. on my husband's family surnames: Morgan, Watson, Sallee/Salee, Pen-dleton/Pendelton, Coomer, Houk, Hays, Wheeler; Warren, Jefferson, Green, Christian, Metcalfe, Owsley, and Adair Cos., Ky. Need dates of births, deaths, and marriages. Any help appreciated.
Bobbi Morgan
781 Natural Bridge Road
Slade, KY 40376

Seek info. on ancestors and descendants of Sam Berryman, Estill or Clark Co., possibly at Trapp, 1860-1880, m. Ruth Howard, had Elizabeth Berry-man, b. ca. 1880, m. W. Newby (?). Any info. appreciated.
Sue M. Lake
P. O. Box 397
Cynthiana, KY 41031
[email protected]

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