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 March 2006 issue:
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help Line")
Zadock Beale and his brothers emigrated from England and settled in Maryland. Zadock and his brother, Middleton, emigrated from Montgomery County, Maryland, to Kentucky in 1806. Zadock settled in Logan County. Middleton settled in Fayette County and afterward moved to Logan County. Zadock married Martha Owens of Montgomery County, Maryland. Their descendants were: James Middleton, Robert Owens, William Allen, Zadock, Matthew, Nancy, Martha, Elizabeth, and Lucy Emeline. His children were all born in Maryland. Robert O. Beale was in the War of 1812. In the fall of 1815 he visited his father in Logan County and his uncle, Middleton, in Fayette County. When he left Kentucky his intention was to go to Spain. He was never heard from afterward.
Brice Steele lived five miles from Lexington on the Versailles Pike. His children were: Elder O. C. Steele, the pioneer Christian preacher of Missouri; William Thomas; James; Mrs. Jane Reynolds; Mrs. Eliza Porter; Mrs. Mary Richardson, and Mrs. Kate Bashford. Brice Steele was born in Londonderry County, Ireland, in 1772, and came to America in 1794.
Charles Searcy came from Granville or Stokes County, North Carolina, and claimed to be of Swedish descent. He, with his brothers: William, Anderson, Richard, and Samuel; besides many other families (Christopher, Jett, and Dooley) came to Kentucky in 1789 and settled near Boone's Fort. Charles married Mary Moss in North Carolina. Anderson Searcy moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Others of the family went to Anderson County, Kentucky. Bartlett Searcy was a cousin of Charles Searcy. Richard or Dick Searcy was a soldier in the War of 1812 and was held a prisoner for several years. Charles and Samuel reared families in Madison County. Charles reared 13 children, whose names were: Lemuel, Howell, John, Wiley, Anderson, Charles, Bryan, Lucy, Sally, Betsey, Polly, Peggy, and Laments. Nearly all of the families moved to Missouri and Iowa at an early day.
Solomon Hogue came from the old Opequon Church in Virginia to Kentucky. He and his brother-in-law, Capt. McMurtry, were Revolutionary soldiers, present at the surrender of Cornwallis. His son, Samuel Hogue, was a soldier of 1812. Rev. A. A. Hogue was Samuel's son. Another branch of the Hogues came from Virginia to Tennessee, to Kentucky, and back to South Carolina. Mrs. Judge Noble of Crescent Hill is a daughter of Samuel Hogue.