Each month, The Kentucky
Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from
our faithful readers. Whenever possible, we try to publish as
many of them as possible in the 12 pages we have set aside for
"Letters to the Editor."
Here are actual letters from July/August
5th Kentucky Infantry,
I am seeking information on the Fifth Kentucky Infantry, CSA,
for a book that I am writing. I am interested in articles, obituaries,
old photos, letters, stories, service records, etc., of Fifth
6988 Old Cabin Lane
Gloucester, VA 23061
Prisoner Of War Camp
In Bourbon County
I would like information about a prisoner of war camp on Clintonville
Road in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky.
I enjoy The Kentucky Explorer and look forward to it each month.
Any help would be appreciated.
713 Williamsburg Drive
Winchester, KY 40391
Nicholas Hocker Of
The February 2007 issue of The Kentucky Explorer contained an
article about a springhouse possibly located on a creek called
Hockers Branch near Turnersville, Kentucky. I have some information
on a Nicholas Hocker in early Madison County, Kentucky. I believe
it's the same man, or his son, mentioned in the article.
Nicholas Hocker was born in Virginia 1787 and died in Madison
County, Kentucky, in 1854, at age of 67. This record was copied
from a book called Madison County Records Volume 2, Researchers
Mr. Hocker was a county official in Madison County in 1816 when
he petitioned the court to have Nancy Willis (possibly born in
1870) appear at the next term of court to explain why her son
McKinzie (born 1795) shouldn't be bound out according to Commonwealth
law. Court records say "McKinzie's father has absconded
and left this country."
A copy of the notice dated October 16th indicates that Christopher
Durbin informed the court that the boy was living on his property
and wasn't destitute. Mr. Durbin was a brother-in-law having
married Nancy Willis's daughter, Rachel, in 1814.
Nicholas Hocker's household is listed on the 1840 Census of Madison
County: One male, 10-15; two females, 10-15; two males, 20-30;
one female, 30-40; one male 50-60. On the 1810 census the listing
for Nicholas Hocker is as follows: One male under 10; one male,
26-45; one female under 10; two females 16-26.
George R. Willis
19707 Grane Hall Road
Brighton, IL 62012
Park Dry Goods Store
The Park Dry Goods Store, formerly located at 12th and Blanklick
Street, Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, was razed about 2004.
If a reader has a photo of the store I would be pleased to scan
and copy it, make copies for the contributor, and also pay for
the certified postage before or after I return the original photo
My parents, Frederick and Catherine Seifert, owned Seifert's
Bakery and home at 1429 Russell Street in Covington from 1939-1973.
Mother would send my sister, Cathy, and me to Park's Dry Good
Store with money and a note for merchandise.
2845 Garrison Road
Brooksville, KY 41004
1958 Prestonsburg High
I am looking for a 1958 Prestonsburg High School yearbook.
I will pay for the book and all shipping expenses.
Linda Adams Whitaker
11268 S. 250 W.
Silver Lake, IN 46982
Thanks For Song; Grandparents
From Breathitt County
I want to thank readers of The Kentucky Explorer who sent me
a copy of the song Where The Roses Never Fade.
The magazine has very interesting stories of past history.
My maternal grandmother grew up in Breathitt County. Her maiden
name was McIntosh. Her first husband, a Gross, was also from
116A E. Main Street
Morehead, KY 40351
Searching For Long
I am searching for two lost friends, Tommy and Satsev Jackson.
I haven't heard from them since we were on a telephone job in
Richmond, Virginia, in 1995.
Any information would be appreciated.
2601 Butler Street
Ashland, KY 41102