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 May 2005 issue:
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help Line")
Seek photo of my grandfather,
George W. Hammonds, Jr., Magoffin and Breathitt Cos., Ky., son
of George W. Hammonds, Sr., and Louisa Williams, m. 1st, Louisa
"Shug" Williams, dau. of Holloway Powers William and
Juliann Collinsworth; m. 2nd, my grandmother, Cinda/Lucinda Williams,
dau. of Gilbert D. Williams and Ellen Walters. Any help appreciated.
Lois Irene Phillips
4 Rosebud Avenue, BHR
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Seek info. on Sarah Collins
(1838-1905), m. Joseph Edlin, Larue Co., lived with Williams
family, sister of Mary Ann., m. L Wright, lived with Patton family,
Hardin Co., had Francis m. William W. Cromwell, son of Richard
Curtis Cromwell, and grandson of William Oliver Cromwell (d.
1849, Union Co., Ky.). Any info. appreciated.
387 Goodin Williams Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748
Seek info. on my grandmother,
Sarah J. Derringer/Dearinger, b. 1875, d. ca. 1900, m. 1892,
George W. Brown, b. 7/16/1859, d. 5/28/1942, children: Jessie
M., b. 1893; Oscar Sherman, b. 8/14/1894, d. 2/10/1983, my father;
William M. "Bill," b. 1897, d. between 1910-1920 from
rabies; and Anna J., b. 1899, d. ca. 1900. They are all buried
in Brush Creek Cemetery, Casey Co., Ky., except for Oscar, buried
Caney Fork Cemetery, Casey Co., Ky. Sarah J. was the dau. of
James Derringer, b. 1841, d. 1910; and Emily Royal, b. 1850 N.
C., d. 1902. She was the granddaughter of Jacob C. Derringer,
b. 1812, d. 1882; and Elizabeth Pagget, b. 1818, d. 1910, Ill.
Sarah's siblings: John C., b. 1868, m. Sarah B. Sanders; Jacob,
b. 1870; George W., b. 1871, d. 1945, m. Martha J. Lay; Susan
B., b. 1878, m. R. L. Lay; James F., b. 1880; and Nancy L., b.
1881, d. 1906. Any photos or info. appreciated.
9752 Mount Sinai Road
Aurora, IN 47001
Seek photos and info.
on Yarber family. My father, Virgil Yarber, Sr., son of Charlie
and Elizabeth Yarber, brother of Richard (Ray), Clayton, and
Anna, m. Ruth I. Kirkpatrick (also known as Kirk), dau. of Newt
Kirkpatrick, sister of Mae and Edith. My parents ran a grocery
store at Nada, Powell Co., Ky., had Virgil, Jr.; Mina; Mabel;
Orben; Charles; June (me), b. Lombard, Ky.; and David. Any help
June Y. Hunt
2224 E. Fork Road
Means, KY 40346