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 December 2003
Seek info. on Cora Lee Vest, b. Va., 1870, dau. of James Harvey Vest and Rachel Jane Harper, b. Va., moved to Morgan Co., Ky., ca. 1871. Who were Cora's siblings? Any info. appreciated.
Barbara Hanes Franklin
2915 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, TX 77054
Seek info. on related families: O'Nan, Rice, Dalton, Tracy, Phiffes (?) and Penn. My mother's (Lula Rive Dalton O'Nan) father was Holly S. Rice, m. 1st, a Tracy, m. 2nd, a Eversole. My father's (Albert Lee O'Nan) parents were John Dennis O'Nan and Lola Florence Penn O'Nan. Any info. appreciated.
RR 1, Box 27-O
Turpin, OK 73950
Seek photos and info. on my g. grandfather, Perry Slone, b. 1872, Dry Creek, Floyd Co., Ky., m. Sis Taylor. Any help appreciated.
Lula Mae Slone Thompson
741 W. 9th Street
Marion, IN 46953
Seek info. on John G. H. Oelsner, d. 12/19/1911, Florence, Ky., m. Rosina ?, b. Wurtenberg, Germany, children: Henry C., my g. grandfather, d. 5/31/1920, m. Maria Theresa Schneider, b. Cincinnati, Ohio, d. 3/2/1882, Florence, Ky.; Elizabeth; John; Nettie; and Emma, m. Joseph Freeman II. Some Oelsners are buried in the old Florence Cemetery, others in St. Mary's Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, Ky. Any help appreciated.
Sr. Anne Frisch
2500 Amsterdam Road
Villa Hills, KY 41017
Seek info. on following families: Robbins, Owens, Hicks, and Browns. Any help appreciated.
15285 Triskett Road, Apt. 4
Cleveland, OH 44111
Seek info. on my g. g. grandmother, Susan Frones/Froans, d. 1835, m. William Gilkison, Jr., Fleming Co., Ky., 1832, children: Melvina, m. William White, 1855; Sanford, m. Rosana Hedges, 1860; and Robert, m. Susannah White, 1858. William m. 2nd, Sarah Hedges, 1840, buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Rowan Co., Ky. Any help appreciated.
114 Stratford Glen
Winchester, KY 40391
Seek info. on my g. g. grandmother, Edmona Lamb Coomes, b. 1859, Daviess Co., Ky., d. 10/1909, Beech Grove, McLean Co., Ky., m. William Walter "Uncle Billy" Coomes, 1873, McLean Co., Ky., b. 1/6/1852, Beech Grove, McLean Co., Ky., d. 4/26/1934, Ritchland, Hopkins Co., Ky., son of William Coomes and Elizabeth Peyton. There is no headstone marking Edmona's grave in Beulah Cemetery, Beech Grove, Ky. Also, seek any help tracking my Cherokee family line. Any info. appreciated.
2800 Liberty Hill Road
Alexandria, TN 37012
Seek info. on Frances Hix, d. 1795, m. Ambrose Meador, b. ca. 1730, d. 1795. Who were Frances' parents? Any info. appreciated. Will share info.
234 Cedar Lane
Paducah, KY 42001