Reader Queries

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 May 2004

Seek parents of Elisha Bradley, b. ca. 1789, Va., m. 1810, Montgomery Co., Ky., Mary Butner (need her parents, also), lived Bath Co., Ky., 1811-1840. Also, info. on Isaiah Bradley, m. Rachel Butner; William Bradley; and other Bradleys. Need listing of children, also. Any info. appreciated.
Alan Hunt
808 S. 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Seek info. on my grandparents, John Harvey Sandlin, son of Niram Sandlin and Susie Spurlock; and Lillie Ingram Sandlin, dau. of Joseph Ingram and Isabel Wombles, had my mother Eliza Sandlin Ritchie. Any info. appreciated.
Elmer Ritchie
199 Long Hollow Road
Rogersville, TN 37857
[email protected]

Seek info. on descendants of William Fletcher Harris, b. 1830, Allen Co., Ky., m. 1st, Martha Guy, had Martha F. Harris Pruitt and William David Harris, Allen Co., Ky.; m. 2nd, 8/22/1857, Drucilla Travelstead Graves (1834-mid-1860s), widow of Aladen Graves, children: Joel E. Harris, b. 9/8/1858, and Sarah A. C. Harris, b. 12/22/1859; m. 3rd, 7/4/1865, Emily Frances Graves, niece of Aladen Graves, children: Robert E. Harris, b. 1863; Wilmetta Drucilla Harris, b. 1866; Newton Asberry W. Harris, b. 1867; Albert W. Harris, b. 1869; Lula C. Harris, b. 1872; Maggie M. Harris, b. 1874; and Edward L. Harris, b. 1879. The family was last found in 1880 Warren Co., Ky., census, Rich Pond community. What happen to the William's children: Where are William and Emily buried? Any info. appreciated.
Harris. D. Overholt
975 Chapel Hill Road
Adolphus, KY 42120

Seek info. on Dock Webb, b. 12/25/1890, Ordway, Magoffin Co., Ky., d. 4/5/1936, m. 1st, Susan Howard, dau. of William "Doc Bill" Howard, had Manis, Bill, and Ollie; m. 2nd, Nora Arnett. Who were Dock's parents and grandparents? Any info. appreciated.
Cleo Webb
1241 W. Toto Road
North Judson, IN 46366

Seek info. on the following: Farris Moore, reared by Judge Moore (?), m. Essie ?; and my grandfather, Tivis Wright, b. Ky., moved to Cleveland, Ohio, then to Orlando, Fla. Any info. appreciated.
Frances Fletcher
P. O. Box 112
Shiloh, OH 44878

Seek info. on my g. grandmother, Almeda "Meadie" Saylor, b. ca. 1880, Harlan or Bell Co., buried near Stoney Fork, Ky., m. Andrew Brock, b. ca. 1880. Need Almeda's parents? Any info. appreciated.
Zenas Knuckles
698 McCoy Road
Sneedville, TN 37869