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 September 2006 issue:
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help
John Buckner, the immigrant,
came from England before 1667 and settled in Gloucester County,
Virginia, where he had a grant of land in that year; and another
of 1,000 in 1669, in which his name appears as a head right,
showing that he was the immigrant. He had another grant in 1671
in old Rappa-hannock, which included the present counties of
Caroline, Essex, etc. His son, Richard, had a son, William. This
William had three sons: Richard, Philip, and William. These three
sons married three Aylett sisters.
Philip married Jane, and they were the ancestors of Gen. Simon
Richard married Elizabeth, and they were the ancestors of Col.
James F. Buckner of Louisville, Kentucky, and also Judge Richard
A. Buckner of Lexington, Kentucky. The descendants of Richard
and Elizabeth in detail are as follows: A daughter, married Gen.
Stephens; a son, Aylett; and a son, Francis. This Aylett had
three sons and a daughter, viz.: Richard A., the father of Judge
Richard A. Buckner of Lexington, Kentucky; Thornton; John; and
the daughter, married a Gibbons, who went to Missouri in 1832.
The third child above, Francis, married Martha Upshur, daughter
of Col. James Upshur of the Revolution. They had eight children:
Susan, born 1780, died 1837, unmarried; James, born October 17,
1782, in Caroline County, Virginia; George; Richard; Lewis, went
to Louisiana; Elizabeth Aylett; Martha; and Mary Amiss. The above
James married Lucy Madison Buckner of King William County, Virginia.
They had three sons: James Francis, who married Gabriella Lewis
Hawkins and had Capt. Lewis Buckner, James F. Buckner (Jr.),
and Lucy Madison Buckner (wife of Thomas Speed of Louisville).
Another son was Edward Buckner of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Another
son was William Taylor Buckner, also of Hopkinsville. The above
George married and had three children: Francis William, born
1809, married Sarah Gordon, lived at Oak Grove, Christian County,
Kentucky; George, married Jane Ratcliff, lived in Christian County,
Kentucky; and Mary Ann, married Livingston Leavell, lived at
Hop-kinsville, Kentucky. Richard Upshur Buckner married and had
Elizabeth Aylett Buckner married first, Henry Garnett of Essex
County, Virginia; married second, William Murrell of Christian
County, Kentucky. A daughter of the first marriage was Mrs. Hiram
Smith of Louisville, Kentucky. Another daughter was the mother
of Hon. Henry Burnett of Paducah. A son, Muscoe, lived in Virginia.
Of the second marriage she had Sam Murrell of Paducah.
Martha Buckner married John Buckner, her cousin. Of this marriage
was Mrs. Stephen Trice, Mrs. Dudley Jeffries, Mrs. Wallace Ware,
Mrs. Richardson, and Robert Buckner (married a Miss Ratcliff).
Mary Amiss Buckner married John P. Campbell. They had five sons:
Joseph; James Upshur; William; John P., Jr.; and Frank. They
also had four daughters: Cornelia, married Hiram Phelps of Hopkinsville;
Martha Upshur, married Dr. E. R. Cook of Hopkinsville; Mollie,
married Jack Edmunds of Hopkinsville; and Susan, married Hon.
Boyd Faulkner of Martins-burg, West Virginia.
Ralph Compton, brother
to Levi, came from Virginia or North Carolina, and settled in
Christian County, Kentucky, in 1804. He lived there until 1846,
then moved to Nodford County, Illinois. Ralph had four sons:
Wynne, William, Willis, and Jasper. He had a daughter, Irene
Harry, of Watseka, Iroquois County, Illinois.