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 December 2006/January 2007 issue:
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help Line")


Captain Phillip Slaughter, Revolutionary officer; Samuel Slaughter and George Clayton Slaughter of Culpepper County, Virginia; Hon. Robert Slaughter and Judge James Slaughter of Nelson County, Kentucky; and Hon. Thomas Smith Slaughter of Logan County, Kentucky, were brothers and sons of Colonel James Slaughter; a Revolutionary officer, and his wife, Susannah Clayton, daughter of the elder Major Phillips Clayton. Colonel James was the fifth son of Robert Slaughter of St. Mark's Parish, and wife, Mary Smith, daughter of Augustine Smith. Colonel Robert Slaughter of the French-Indian Wars, the eldest son, moved to Kentucky about 1783 with all of his family, except Charles; who married Miss Poindexter and died in Campbell County, Virginia. His sons were Lieutenant James, Revolutionary officer who settled in Logan County, Kentucky; Charles, mentioned above; Governor Gabrial Slaughter; Jesse Slaughter; and Augustine Smith Slaughter, who were first cousins of the son of Colonel James. Colonel George Slaughter, Revolutionary officer, was the youngest son and one of the first trustees of Louisville, Kentucky, and commanded troops in Fort Nelson. Captain Phillip Slaughter joined the Revolutionary Army before he was 17 years old and served to the close of the war. He was the grandfather of Judge R. H. Thompson of Louisville.

Hanson Talbot, born in Scott County, Kentucky, August 30, 1809, the second of ten children of Gassaway Talbot and Sarah Gillum Talbot, married Mary Allegay and had 11 children. Those living in 1884 were Thomas, Shadrach, Evaline, Samuel, Hannah E., and Rosa G. Talbot.

Edmonson County, Kentucky, was called for Captain John Edmonson of Fayette County, who was killed at River Raisin, January 23, 1813. At an early date his grandfather came to America from the north of Ireland and settled in Maryland. His father, Colonel William Edmonson, was born in Cecil County, Maryland, in 1734, and died in Washington County, Virginia, in 1822. His mother was Nancy Montgomery. Captain John was born in Washington County, Virginia, about 1760, and served under his father at the Battle of King's Mountain. He married his cousin, Margaret Montgomery, and they settled on Boone Creek, Kentucky, in 1794. Their only son was Alexander, who died unmarried in Lancaster, Kentucky, in 1812. Their daughter, Mary, married first, James Richardson; and married second, James Carter. Another daughter, whose name was either Margaret or Rebecca, married William Prewitt.

Charles Hays was born August 24, 1752, in Rockbridge County, Virginia, and died near or at Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky, February 6, 1810. He married Mary Walker, a daughter of Joseph Walker, Sr., of Rockbridge County, Virginia. To them were born eight children, viz.: Andrew; John; Mary M.; Charles, Jr.; James W.; George C.; and Sarah Hays.

Dillard Collins was born January 4, 1760. He married, on December 24, 1789, Sarah Montague Duncan, daughter of Joseph Duncan and Nancy Stevens Duncan. They lived and died in Clark County near Winchester, Kentucky. He died subsequent to the year 1813.

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