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Virgle L. Chappell, 1301 Rockwood Drive, Edmond, OK 73013, shares this photo and writes: "My ancestor, Harvey Hamilton, with his wife, Lydia (Smith) and several other family members moved from eastern Tennessee to Monroe County, Kentucky, ca. 1826. Harvey and Lydia were parents to three girls and four boys: Sarah, Ann, Robert, Jarrett, Joseph, Lydia, and Harvey. Harvey, Sr., died about 1845, and after that date, the family was found in northern Missouri, with the exception of the oldest son, Robert W. H. Hamilton, who stayed in Monroe County with his wife, Mary Ann Birge. They had seven children: Cyrilda, Lydia, Nancy, Harvey, William, James, and Sarah. Several, if not all, of their children married in Monroe County. I would like very much to make contact with any of the descendants of Robert and Mary Ann." This photo is of the family of Jarrett Hamilton (Virgle's great-grandfather) taken in Sullivan County, Missouri, ca. 1905. (Names spelled as submitted.)
The J. A. Sanders Distillery near Ollie, Edmonson County, Kentucky, ca. 1913. James Artie Sanders (1891-1918), owner of the distilling establishment at this time is shown third from left. The plaque, standing in front of the elderly gentleman, is probably the license to operate the still. Others in the photo are not identified. (Photo courtesy of Garland K. Childress.)
Clarence Smith, 9842 Hollansburg Road, New Paris, OH 45347, shares this photo taken on April 2, 1961, at the West Corbin Baptist Church, Whitley County, Kentucky. Those in the photo (not in order) are Bill Roden, Clyde Tompkins, Mason Hart, Roy Stewart, Fred Wells, Rosco Dugger, a Williams, a Tompkins, Clyde Westerfield, Clarence Smith (in white suit), Tip Cobb, Henry Martin, a Bryant, Henry Johnson, Elisha Faltner, and Peach Ellison.
Maxine Long, 1904 Shady Point Circle Drive, San Angelo, TX 76904, shares this photo taken in the 1880s in either Lee or Estill County, Kentucky. Some of those in the photo (no in order) are Emily Samples, Nancy Boyd Samples, Sarah Samples, Dave Samples, Doug Rogers Celia Samples Rogers, Elisha Baker, and Catherine Sample Bakers. Doug and Celia are Maxine's grandparents. Nancy is her great-grandmother. Feel free to contact Maxine with the names of the others in the photo.
Virginia Nickell, 16 Trimble Trailer Park, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353; 859/498-6890, shares this photo of Bill and Flora Stacy Johnson, and their sons, Elmer and Evert Johnson. The photo was taken ca. 1915 in Morgan County, Kentucky.
James Gore, 244 Maple Park Drive, Pekin, IL 61554, shares this photo of his great-grandfather, John Perry Gore; and John's second wife, Priscilla Thompson. The photo was probably taken in Green County, Kentucky, sometime before 1911.
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