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 July/August 2007 issue.
(From "Kentucky Genealogy Help Line")

Seek info. on Ellen Harrod, had a boardinghouse in Covington, Ky., ca. 1910-1934. Any info. appreciated.
Ed Elliott
424 Avondale Avenue
Georgetown, KY 40324

Seek info. and photos on the following: Rev. David (b. ca. 1865) and Martha Ellen Lemaster Cordill/Cordel/Cordle and children: Rosa, Malissa, Noah, History/Tory, and Eli; David Henry (b. ca. 1856, d. 1927, Ashland, Ky.) and Mary Ann Bishop Cordle/Cordial and children: Clarinda, Sarah, Thomas, and L. Alonzo; Isaac and Rosa/Rose Moore Cordel/Cordle/Cordial and children: William McKinley, Charles, James, Joseph, Goldie (m. William Lowe), and Sylvia (m. a Miller); and Samuel M. (b. 1849) and Francis (Fannie) Cordial Hays, Lawrence Co., Ky., and children: Jarva, Martha, and Mint. Any help appreciated.
Tom Wagner
1335 Odelltown Road
Nettie, WV 26681
[email protected]

Seek info. on the following: Arch Cornett, m. Mary "Polly" Ritchie, dau. of Alexander Crockett Ritchie (son of James Ritchie and Mary Keith), possibly came to Knott Co., Ky., from Va.; Joseph Smith, m. Matilda Ritchie, dau. of Jason and Sally Fugate, Knott Co.; William Dobson m. Winnie Sumner; Nicholas Combs; Elijah Combs; Wayne Combs, m. Judy Ann Dobson, my grandparents, buried at Bradley Cemetery, DeCoy, Ky.; and my g. grandfather, Alexander Ritchie, Jr., taught school in Perry Co., Ky. Any help appreciated.
Louzilla Patrick
1450 E. Main Street, Apt. 202G
Hazard, KY 41701

Seek photos and info. on the families of the following: Joseph Langley; Lewis Mitchell Dotson; and Elizabeth Langley Dotson, dau. of Joseph Langley. Lewis and Elizabeth are my g. grandparents. Any help appreciated. Will share info.
Ralph Dotson
14533 N. 300 W.
Silver Lake, IN 46982

Seek info. on the following: Sylvester Simpkins, b. ca. 1868, m. 9/8/1887, Lee Co., Ky., Nancy Johnson, b. ca. 1863, Breathitt Co., Ky., d. ca. 1929, Breathitt Co. (they m. at home of Madison and Belle Fox, Lee Co., Ky., witnessed by Jefferson Johnson, Madison Fox, and Rachel Johnson); Madison and Belle Fox, on 1900 Lee Co., Ky., census (what is the connection between Nancy, Rachel, and Jefferson Johnson); Nancy Johnson's daus. Malissa Johnson Simpkins, b. ca. 4/1883; and Lucy Johnson Simpkins, b. ca. 11/1185, m. James Vires; and Sylvester and Nancy Simpkins' children: Minnie, b. 6/1888, m. William Hollon, had Sylvester and Carl; Martha, m. Henry Caudill, son of Abner; John, b. ca. 1895; Algin, b. ca. 1896, Floyd, b. ca. 1899; and Mahala "Haley," m. Samuel Mullins. Also, info. on my. g. grandmother, Louisa Elizabeth Simpkins Caudill Simpkins Stivens, dau. of Polly Tyra Simpkins, on the 1870 and 1880 Breathitt Co., Ky., census, children: my grandfather, Green-berry Caudill Simpkins, b. ca. 1878, Ida Bell Osborn; Rose, b. ca. 1867, m. John Rowland, on 1900 Lee Co., Ky., census, on 1910 Breathitt Co., Ky., census; Lucinda, b. ca. 1870, m. Asberry Stidham; and Perlina, m. Dave Caddle, Whitley Co., Ky. Any help appreciated. Will share info.
Patty S. Cartwright
707 Oak Street
New Castle, PA 16101

Seek photos and info. on family of Henderson Johnson and Sally Akeman Johnson, Jackson Co., Ky., had Delbert Johnson. Any help appreciated.
Angela Hacker
12817 N. HWY 421
Manchester, KY 40962

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