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
Seek info. on Ellen Harrod, had a boardinghouse in Covington,
Ky., ca. 1910-1934. Any info. appreciated.
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.
1335 Odelltown Road
Nettie, WV 26681
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.
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.
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
12817 N. HWY 421
Manchester, KY 40962