Each month, The Kentucky
Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from
our faithful readers. Among those letters we often find queries,
ranging from requests for words to songs and poems to trying
to locate former classmates and military buddies of long ago.
Here are a few queries from
To Be Published
My second book, Coming Home, about the family of my grandparents,
Joseph Thomas Troxwell and Sarah Jane Garland Troxwell, will
soon be completed.
If any readers are interested in this book, please contact me.
This is not a pre-order and is not an obligation. I would like
a rough idea as to the number of books to print.
This book includes 150 pages of nostalgic photos spanning four
generations of this family.
Pauline Abbott Conyer
191 Redwood Lane
Decatur, IL 62522
Burial Site Found;
The burial site of William Martin, who was born in 1760 in Virginia
and died in 1819 in Kentucky, has been located at Patton Branch,
Topmost, Knott County, Kentucky.
I am in the process of trying to get the tiny cemetery cleared,
getting a fence (the area is only about 100'x50'), and hope to
obtain a headstone. I have contacted the authorities about a
sign giving the location of the cemetery.
A fundraising endeavor has been established. I have some books
available on the William Martin family history and afghans depicting
the family tree. The proceeds from these items will be used for
If any descendents are interested in helping or would like to
purchase any of the above items, please contact me.
Ruth Martin Smith
4242 Springfield Road
Elizabethtown, KY 41701
I placed a letter in the March 2008 issue of The Explorer to
sell old-fashioned Burning Bush seeds
I was pleased with all the responses I received. I found people
who had been looking for the seeds and others who just wanted
to try them.
I heard from readers from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, and
8907 Dayton-Oxford Road
Franklin, OH 45005