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 2005 issue:
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help Line")
Seek photo of my grandmother, Lucinda Ousley Hughes, dau. of Robert Lee and Polly Prater Ousley, m. Daniel Boone Hughes. Any help appreciated.
Maggie Hughes Hayes
620 Mudlick Branch
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Seek photos and info. on Andrew Jackson Rigsby, b. 8/18/1854, Lawrence Co., Ky., d. 12/31/1918, Morgan Co., Ky., m. 1st, 8/15/1873, Lawrence Co., Sarah Segraves, had three children; m. 2nd, 2/25/1882, Amanda Blair, Magoffin Co., Ky., had ten children. Also, photo of Terryville, Kentucky, school. Any help appreciated.
Nancy Rigsby Fyffe
543 E. County Line Road
Springfield, OH 45502
Seek photos and info. on my grandfather, Jefferson Davis Howard, b. 1867, d. 1943, son of Addison Green Howard, b. 1847, d. 1931. Also, seek info. on feud between Howard and Atkins/Adkins families, 8/16/1900, Little Sandy, Ky., resulting in death of John Marion Howard and seriously wounding, Lanford Howard. Another brother, Jacie Howard, d. 11/19/1900. Any help appreciated.
Gary E. Howard
60 Creekwood Drive, Ste. 8
Wilder, KY 41071
Seek info. on my grandmother, Molly Ferguson LeCompte, b. 1/5/1870, Henry or Owen Co., Ky., sister to Lou Ferguson Hall (relative of Minor Ferguson, had Lorraine and Mae), m. Lemuel LeCompte, children: Robert, Carroll, Norman, Lemuel, and Selbert. Any info. appreciated.
Shirley L. Gill
P. O. Box 92
Bagdad, KY 40003
Seek info. on Benjamin Hamilton, m.. Betty Behr, had Polley Ann, b. 10/22/1853, m. James Joe Osban/Osborn, Elliott and Morgan Cos., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
323 Plyleys Lane
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Seek info. on father of Francis "Frank" Marion Parker, b. 1845, son of Nancy Parker, Cherokee or Blaine, Lawrence Co., Ky., reared by Thomas and Jane Parker Adkins, grandson of James and Sarah Loar Parker (James from Frostbury, Md.) Frank's mother, Nancy, later m. Moses Loar (later killed), had John Loar, reared by James and Sarah Parker. Need info. on Moses' murder, 1851. Any info. appreciated.
Cindy Lewis Black
7783 State Route 503
Argillite, KY 41121