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 April 2006 issue:
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help Line")
Seek info. on Charlotte Reed, b. ca. 1924, Coxton, Harlan Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.
Ora Mae Arnold Morgan
P. O. Box 311
Baxter, KY 40806
Seek photos and info. on Thomas Francis, Garrett, Floyd Co., Ky. Any help appreciated.
6 W. 1st Street
North Fairfield, OH 44855
Seek info. on John Calvin McFarland, b. 1833, d. 1911, Elizaville, Ky., m. Martha Isabelle Skinner, had eight children. Any info. appreciated.
422 N. Broadway
Georgetown, KY 40324
Seek info. on James Jefferson Bell, b. 2/15/1846, d. 12/2/1915, Larue Co., Ky., m. 2/4/1863, Taylor Co., Ky., Celia Skaggs. Also, seek info. on James Skaggs, the Long Hunter, b. ca. 1730, Va., d. ca. 1811, said to have discovered Brush Creek Valley, was at Bryan's Station. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.
4340 Campbell Road
Attica, MI 48412
Seek photo and info. on my grandfather, Eligah Mercer, d. ca. 1923, m. Lizzy Tompson, had my dad, Warren Mercer, b. 1922; and others. Any help. appreciated.
422 N. Burnett Road
Springfield, OH 45503
Seek info. on descendants of Arnel Helton, b. 10/25/1885, Jackson Hill, Hancock Co., Tenn., d. 8/14/1931, son of William Alexander Helton and Mary Jane Seal, m. 1st, ca. 1905, Cordelia Johnson, children: William Boone, b. ca. 1906; Maggie Jane, b. ca. 1908; Mamie, b. ca. 1911, m. 1926, Brack Haddix; and Ethel, b. ca. 1913, m. 1926, Weedy Barker. Arnel m. 2nd, 1916, Lourine "Louisa" Johnson, d. 1981, children: James, b. ca. 1918; John J., b. ca. 1919; Persian, b. ca. 1919; Joseph, b. ca. 1920; Edward, b. ca 1922; Eunice, b. ca. 1923; Elmar, b. ca. 1925; Silar, b. ca. 1927; and Junior, b. ca. 1929. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.
4842 Highway 30 E.
Jackson, KY 41339
Seek info. on Sarah Elizabeth White Bohanan, b. 4/3/1916, Powell Co., Ky., d. 1/17/1939, Mt. Sterling, Ky., dau. of Thomas J. White, Sr., b. ca. 1880, d. 9/13/1944, and Carrie D. Gravit, b. ca. 1885, d. 12/13/1968, m. Thomas A. Bohanan, had Walter Lee Bohanan. Any info. appreciated.