Reader Queries

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

October 2008

Coming Home
To Be Published

Dear Editor:
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

Martin Burial Site Found;
Fundraiser Begins

Dear Editor:
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 this effort.
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

Burning Bush Seeds
Dear Editor:
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 Oklahoma.
Sandra Boggs
8907 Dayton-Oxford Road
Franklin, OH 45005