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
I would like to have some hickory cane corn seeds, white half-runner
and fall beans seeds, red tomato seeds, cucumber seeds, or whatever
type seeds anyone would have to share;; but I want the old-fashion
or heirloom variety.
I will pay the postage.
Anthony Coleman, Jr.
P. O. Box 363
Hardy, KY 41531
Words To The Song
Muhlenberg County Wanted
I am interested in a copy of the words to the song Muhlenberg
If any readers of The Kentucky Explorer have a copy of this song,
I would appreciate receiving it and will gladly pay the postage.
Thanks to the staff of The Explorer for great work.
Herbert H. Horn
144 Amanda Northern Road SW
Lancaster, OH 43130
What Happened To Nellie
I am a faithful reader of The Kentucky Explorer.
I read an article several months ago in the magazine about a
little girl named Nellie Gray. She lived at Bethany Children's
Home in Wolfe County, Kentucky. I really enjoyed the article.
I would like to know what happened to Nellie.
If any reader knows of her whereabouts, feel free to contact
Owen B. Smither
8555 Bethlehem Road
Bethlehem, KY 40007
More Info. On Knocking
Article; Photos Wanted
I have enjoyed many phone calls and letters generated by the
articles published in The Kentucky Explorer. I've met relatives
I didn't know about and garnered new information. Thanks to everyone
who contacted my father and me.
I need to update the "Knocking Spirits" story which
I wrote several years ago. The article appeared in the October
2009 issue of The Explorer.
All of Liz's and Bob Herald's children are now deceased. The
last daughter, Ellen Turner, died in 2008.
My paternal great-grandparents, Joseph and Ruth Wooten Deaton,
from Crockettsville, Breathitt County, Kentucky, are buried at
the Buck Herald Cemetery at Talbert, Kentucky. My cousin, Martha
Ellen Wilson, and I would like to purchase a small headstone
for them to replace the old broken and unreadable ones. We would
like to purchase a small headstone for their daughter, Malinda
Deaton Raleigh (our great-grandmother), who is buried at the
old Stidham Cemetery near the Raleigh Cemetery on Wolfe Creek.
Anyone who is interested in helping, please contact me.
I am searching for pictures of several ancestors. My great-grandparents,
William "Buck" Herald and Rachel Turner Herald, had
a son, Elliott Herald, who married Polly Combs. Elliott died
in 1924. While I have heard of pictures of him, I cannot find
any. My great-grandfather, Sam Raleigh, had a son by Ellis Cole
named Sam Cole, born sometime before 1892. He lived around Jackson,
Breathitt County, Kentucky, most of his life and had a son named
Lester who drove a bus for the Conley Bus Line. I would like
to have a picture of Sam Cole.
My maternal great-grandfather, Alexander McDaniel Herald, was
the son of Mahala Herald and Dan McDaniel. Dan is said to have
fathered 102 (exaggerated?) children, but never married. Surely,
there is a picture somewhere. He is buried at Crockettsville.
If anyone has pictures of any of these relatives, I will pay
costs involved in making copies.
3635 State Route 222
Batavia, OH 45103