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 June 2005 issue:
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help Line")
Seek info. on Peyton Burdett, b. 8/10/1799, Va., d. 4/16/1879, Bullitt Co., Ky. Who were his parents? Any info. appreciated.
Nina Burdette Coffey
4309 Landsdowne N.
Owensboro, KY 42303
Seek info. on descendants of Grant Mason W., b. 9/1868, d. 8/8/1921; and Cora Mason Walters, b. 6/1895, d. 1/1980, children of Bratcher Mason, Bell Co., Ky., siblings to: (married names) Elizabeth Maden, Almira Manon/Manning, Dora Ellen Ingram, Sarah Jones, and Nora Alice Powers. Any help appreciated.
Jane Powers Howard
1714 Cameron Court
Lexington, KY 40505
Seek info. on the following: Ezekiel McCoy, b. 1805, Va., m. 1st, 2/28/1828, Gallatin Co., Ill., Syntha Jane Moore, b. 1807, N. C., d. after 1850s, children: John, b. 1829; Barbara A., b. 1831; William, b. 1833; Tabitha, b. 1836; Ditha, b. 1838; Adam, b. 1841; Mary, b. 1845; and Sarah, b. 1850. Ezekiel, m. 2nd, Margaret/Reggie Walk, b. Va., children: my g. g. grandfather, James Benjamin, b. 1858, Hannewell, m. Minnie Louella Gullett, b. 1877, Hopewell, Ky., dau. of Tom Gullett, sister to Ida, Oscar, and Ed Gullett; twins, Ezekiel and Emmanual, b. 1859; Martin, b. 1861; William, b. 1864; and Elizabeth, b. 1868. All were on 1860 and 1870 Ky. census. What happened to them? What is James Benjamin's connection to Brammer, Richard, and Leonard McCoy, near Phelps, Ky. Any info. appreciated.
2110 W. Adair Drive, #6
Knoxville, TN 37918
Seek info. on family of Bertha Phillips Branam, dau. of Fanny Weldon Phillips (dau. of Hannah Boothe and James W. Weldon) and Henderson Joe Phillips, Menifee and Bracken Cos., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
39352 Chestnut Ridge Road
Elyria, OH 44035
Seek info. on Lane family. My g. grandfather, Tom Ed Lane, m. Martha Atwell, b. ca. 1856, d. ca. 1952, had William Lane, d. 11/1920, m. Dora Murrell, d. ca. 1960 (later m. John Locke), had Thurman Lane; Marie Lane; William Harrison Lane; and my father, Robert Logan Lane, b. 1/26/1912, near Center, Ky., Metcalfe Co., d. 5/5/1966. Any info. appreciated.
8472 Southern Springs Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46237