September 2008

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Earl Glenn Aylor, 132 Baytree Boulevard, Tavares, FL 32778, shares this photo of his grandfather, Martin Leonard Aylor, inside the Hebron Garage in Hebron, Boone County, Kentucky, in 1929. Martin was a predestinarian Baptist preacher at the Forks of Gunpowder Church in Boone County, Kentucky. A photo of the outside of this garage was featured in the June 2006 issue of The Kentucky Explorer.

Jackie Little, 7701 W. HWY 22, Crestwood, KY 40014, shares this photo of her great-grandmother, Elizabeth McCreary Baird (1837-1903). Elizabeth was the daughter of James McCreary and Sarah Snider of Lewis County, Kentucky, where she grew up. When she married Samuel A. Baird in 1859, they moved across the Ohio River into Adams County, Ohio. This photo was probably taken ca. 1855-1860. James McCreary died in Lewis County in 1857. Family story has it that he was related to Governor Bennett McCreary. Jackie would like to know how they are related.

John Ely Pike was born August 1832 in Adair County, Kentucky. He was the son of James and Anne Smith Pike. John married Mary R. Page, both shown at left, daughter of Samuel B. and Lucy Davis Page of Taylor County, Kentucky, on December 22, 1863. John was a Sergeant in Co. C 13th KY Infantry in the Civil War. His pension states he was wounded twice, once at Shiloh and again at Parnes Station. John died in Adair County on October 26, 1906. Mary died September 4, 1911, also in Adair County. They are buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The photo above was taken in front of their home which sat on a high bluff overlooking Green River, now Green River Reservoir. Along with John E. and Mary, who are seated in the middle of the photo are their children and their families: Wes and Nancy Bault; Willie and Fannie Hitch; Pleze and Liz Barnett; Kate Watson; Suzie Fisher; Sam and Sallie; and Nathan and Lucy Pike Allison, who later lived in this same house. John R. Allison, 15457 N. 1800 E. Road, Pontiac, IL 61764, shares this photo with our readers.

Will Carver and his grandson, Thomas Franklin, at Hunter, Floyd County, Kentucky, ca. early 1900s. Pat Shelton of Versailles, Kentucky, shares this photo that was given to him by Nora Martin. (See letter in the Kentucky Explorer.)

Regina Sizemore, 8150 Manning Road, Germantown, OH 45327, shares this photo of her husband, Roy Sizemore, standing on the front porch of the Confluence Post Office and grocery store. She writes: "The Confluence Post Office in Leslie County, Kentucky, has been in operation for many years. As a child I can remember my dad, Boyd Campbell, owned and operated a small country grocery store and inside in one small corner was a post office. My first recollection was a crippled man, Andrew Coldwell, who was postmaster at that time. My grandfather, Adam Campbell, and my dad were also postmasters here. About 1939, my future husband, Roy Sizemore, became postmaster. After we married, we bought out the business and operated the store and post office for many years. He retired in 1985 due to poor health." Date of photo not given.

Perce Lockhart gave William T. (Bill) George a haircut inside the Lockhart Barbershop in Salem, Livingston County, Kentucky, in 1948. Shown in the background are Carl Waddell, Cleve Linley, and William Null. See complete article in the September 2008 issue of The Kentucky Explorer. (Photo courtesy of Hazel Robertson)

The Sandy Hook Baseball Team was managed by John Will Greene who was an entrepreneur in Sandy Hook, Elliott County, Kentucky. He had a love for the game of baseball. The team was made up of young men in and around the Sandy Hook area. It was reported that John Will Greene had challenged the Cincinnati Reds team to a game anywhere at anytime, but as history relates the game was never scheduled. L-R: John Will Greene, Jobe Greene, John Crisp, Ernest Gray, Tom Adkins, Edd Whitt, Tennyson Redwine, Roscoe Lyon, Charlie Hunter, Lewis Ferguson, Roscoe Ferguson, Virgil Redwine, and unknown. James P. Lyon, 106 Lycan Road, Ashland, KY 41101 shares these photos with our readers.


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