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 October
Seek photo and info. on my g. g. grandfather, Wyatt T. Smith,
Union soldier, enlisted on 7/20/1861, at Camp Nelson, d. 1862,
Tus-cumbia, Ala., m. Susannah Bean, Surry Co., N. C., 1848. lived
at Crab Orchard, Ky. Which cemetery is Wyatt buried in? Any help
445 HWY 198
Stanford, KY 40484
Seek info. on descendants of Caywood Davis, b. 1809, possible
Jennings Creek, near Gainsboro, Jackson Co., Tenn., d. 1883,
moved to Mulkeytown, Ill., brother of Thomas, m. 1st, Elizabeth/Martha
?, b. 12/18/1825, d. 11/30/1882; m. 2nd, Rebecca ?, b. 11/19/1811,
d. 5/14/1847, Mul-keytown, Ill., children: Welcome B., b. 3/18/1833,
d. 1/20/1875; Orpha Means; Jane, b. 1837; John L., Sr., b. 5/8/1858,
d. 1960, m. 12/22/1897, Della Kirkpatrick, 1869-1943, Franklin
Co., Ill., children: Frank, Leroy, Flossie, and John; and others.
Any help appreciated.
324 Albemarle Drive
Hoover, AL 35226
Seek descendants of John H. Hoskins, b. 1815; and Nancy Grace
Mosely. Did one of their daughters marry a William "Crazy
Bill" Baker, possible son of James Claybank Baker, b. 1767,
Wilkes Co., N. C.? Need any Hoskins/Baker marriages, 1800s, Ky.
Any info. appreciated.
1039 Sunset Boulevard
Monroe, MI 48162
Seek info. on Wesley (possibly Westlyn) Pryor, m. Sarah Heddy,
lived in Trigg Co., Ky., 1840, moved to Mississippi Co., Mo.,
after 1840, later moving to Montgomery Co., Mo. Who were Wesley's
parents? Where were they from? Who were Sarah's parents? Where
where they from? Where does the name Heddy come from? Also, info.
on the following: early town names in Trigg Co., Ky., boarding
Tenn., 1830-1840; John James family; Francis Whiteside; William
Robinson Jones; Isaac Jones; Richard Jones; Jesse Jones; Nancy
Jones; Sarah Jones, m. a Johnson or Taylor; Jacob Jones; and
William Bates, possible Cherokee Indian, Ohio or White Co., Tenn.,
had Sarah, m. Thomas Ketcherside, Jr. Any info. appreciated.
Sharon Prior Janke
9733 Audrain Road 9904
Centralia, MO 65240