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 September 2004

Seek info. on Fred Littleton, Jr., b. ca. 1927, Ashland, Ky., son of Lillian Thompson and Fred Littleton, Fultz, Carter Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Faye Burnett
1279 State Highway 1959
Grayson, KY 41143

Seek info. on Sarah Catherine Riddle, b. Burkesville, Ky., m. Lee Roy Barnes. Any info. appreciated.
Kathleen Raikes
508 W. M. Street
P. O. Box 71
Bradfordsville, KY 40009

Seek info. on descendants of James Lewis Whitlock, b. Ireland, came to America when six months old, had farm on Smith River, possibly Patrick Co., Va., came to Ky. ca. 1852, brother of Tommy and Preston, lived in Boyd and Carter Co., Ky., had James, my husband's grandfather; and more. Also, info. on George Phillips, b. Scioto Co., Ohio (family came from N. J. to Pa. to Ohio), 1824, m. Mary Ann Collins, Greenup Co., Ky., ca. 1857, both buried in Radcliffe Cemetery, Boyd Co., Ky., children: John, b. 1857; Silas, b. 1858, m. Addie Barber; Helen, b. 1860, m. a Moltz; Henry, b. 1862, m. Addie Crain; George, b. 1864; Mariah, b. 1866, m. a Skinner; Ida, b. 1868, m. William McKenzie; Elizabeth, my grandmother, b. 1875, m. William Crain; Delia, m. Henry Locke; and James, b. 1874, m. Maggie Fain. Need info. on Robert Clarke, b. 1852; and Nancy Clarke, b. 1856, m. Dick White. Any help appreciated.
Joyce Crain Whitlock
3925 Marsh Hill Drive
Catlettsburg, KY 41129

Seek info. on our aunt, Evelyn Trail Richman, last known living in Lexington, Ky. Also, seek photos and info. on our mother's (Mary Lee Vaughn Trail) family, dau. of Jim and Laura Vaughn, sister of Jim Vaughn, killed in service; Jess Vaughn; and Edna Vaughn Abney. Mary was granddaughter of Lucy and Johnny Northern and niece of Grover Northern. Any help appreciated. Will share info.
Katherine Trail Freeman
3709 Georgie Way
Crestwood, KY 40014
Emma Trail Carpenter