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 July/August 2004

Seek info. on Howe, John, or Jarve Hall, Lilly, Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Dorothy Hall Potter
1658 A Kershaw HWY
Camden, SC 29020

Seek info. on my g. g. grandparents, William Townsend and Analine Hanna (Cherokee Indian), had Ellen Ersula, b. 12/16/1876. Who were their parents? Did they have any other children? Families came from Penn. down to Ohio to Boyd Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Betty Reynolds
2007 E. County Road 140
Midland, TX 79706

Seek info. on my g. uncle, Walter Ferguson, m. Anna Bell Himes, had Edith and Blanch, Mason Co., Ky., early 1900s. Did they have any other children? Also, info. on my g. g. g. grandfather, John Hughes Himes, m. 12/21/1786, Va., Barbara Henderson, dau. of John Henderson, Jr., and Frances Moore, living in Va., 1786, had my g. g. grandfather, Andrew Himes, m. 1/27/1823, Lewis Co., Margaret Gilman, dau. of Henry Gilman, Ky.; Andrew; Charles; Robert Montgomery; Thomas; George Washington; Mary Ann; and Frank, all b. between 1798 and 1816. Possible Lewis Co. connection. Any help appreciated.
Wesley Mitchell, Jr.
420 Bell Street
Paris, KY 40361

Seek family of Azariah and Ezekiel Shelton. Any info. appreciated.
John D. Shelton
6945 Gordon Boulevard
Burlington, KY 41005
[email protected]

Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Ramsey Finley and Allie Davidson, and my grandfather, Green Finley. Any info. appreciated.
Mary Finley Neal
3341 Ainsworth Court
Cincinnati, OH 45239