Letters To The Editor

Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Whenever possible, we try to publish as many of them as possible in the 12 pages we have set aside for "Letters to the Editor."

Here are actual letters from our June 2004 issue:


Wants Copy Of
Exploring Wayne County

Dear Editor:
I am interested in purchasing a book called Exploring Wayne County by Garnet Walker.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Patricia Huffaker
1310 Louisville Road #2
Frankfort, KY 40601

Researching Ancestors
From Eastern Kentucky

Dear Editor:
I have recently started reading The Explorer, and I enjoy it! I have started digging deeper into my genealogy, and I was wondering if any reader could help me.
Most of my family, for many generations, were from Eastern Kentucky; primarily Knott, Pike, Floyd, and Letcher counties. Some town names I have come across are Drift, Kona, Kite, Topmost, Virgie, Myra, etc. Many of my ancestors are buried in small graveyards all over these counties, and I am having a hard time finding the location of these cemeteries.
I am trying to start a collection of photos of towns and tombstones in my genealogy folder, along with histories of the towns and other information. Some of the surnames I am researching are: Bates, Caudill, Cook, Hall, Vance, Tackett, Martin, Greer, and Vanover. I'm especially having a hard time with the Vanover line.
My great-grandmother was Gertrude Vanover, who was born September 5, 1887.
If anyone has any information or photos they would like to share, or if anyone is researching these surnames from the same areas, I would like to hear from you.
Laura Bradley
52 Bobby Drive
Loveland, OH 45140

Searching For Friend
Dear Editor:
I moved from Weeksbury in 1968. I had a good friend there named Carol Ann Hall. We went to school together from the first to the fifth grade. I would like to hear from her, but I have no way of getting in touch with her.
If anyone knows of Carol Ann Hall or where I could reach her, please let me know.
Vickie A. Campbell Lancaster
7878 Camp Ernest Road
Burlington, KY 41001

Feed Sacks,
Material Wanted

Dear Editor:
I am searching for hunting feed sacks, old vintage material, or calico material. I would also like to have 12 one-half blocks for a friendship quilt.
Dianne Monroe
303 Bedgood Road
Goldonna, LA 71031