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
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
29517 Warmsprings Drive
Menifee, CA 92584
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.
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.
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.
Sue M. Lake
P. O. Box 397
Cynthiana, KY 41031