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 February 2004 issue:
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help Line")


Seek info. on the following: my grandparents, John William "Willie" Pittman and Nancy L. Snow, Casey Co., Ky.; and my g. grandparents, Feldon/Feland Snow and Sarah Ann Sluder, m. 11/281866, Lincoln Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.
Judy Pittman Laferriere
5360 Roger Maris Drive
El Paso, TX 79934
[email protected]

Seek info. on William "Bill" Gay, b. 1861, son of Edward "Ned" Gay, b. 1839, and Rendy ?, b. 1843, m. Sally Ann Fields, b. 1868, dau. of James Fields, b. 1840, all from Perry Co., Ky. Need birth, deaths, marriages, and burial areas. Any help appreciated.
Lyddia Casey
3202 Crescent Avenue
Erlanger, KY 41018
[email protected]

Seek info. on the following: my g. grandfather, Rev. William Taylor Haynes, b. 1/29/1867, Breathitt Co., Ky., d. 11/28/1952, Antoich, Harrison Co., Ky., son of Robert Haynes and ? O'Reilly, m. 1st, Cora Lee Vest, d. 1923 children: Eva Diansee, James Harvey (my grandfather, changed name to Hanes, had my father, Roy Hanes, b. 1929, Leeco, Lee Co., Ky., d. 11/1990), Mary Jane, Lillie Belle, Elizabeth Caroline, Nancy Rachel, Martha Esther, Robert Rolla, William Lucien, Samuel Whitt, Virginia Louise, and Blanche Mae; m. 2nd, Elizabeth Flinchum. Last residence was in Lee City, Wolfe Co., Ky.; my grandfather, Jim Hanes, supervisor of oil company, Fixer, Lee Co., Ky., between 1919 and 1938; Rev. James P. Nickell, b. 5/15/1883, d. 2/12/1962. Who were his descendants?; and photos or news articles of Fixer and Leeco, Lee Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Barbara Franklin
2915 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, TX 77054
[email protected]

Seek info. on descendants of Captain Henry Connelly, and any Conleys, Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Morgan, Elliott, and Lewis Cos., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Doug Conley
309 Vanover Way
Winchester, KY 40391


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