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
Plum Granny Seeds Wanted
I am trying to find some plum granny seeds. They are a different
melon than the pomegranate.
If anyone has any plum granny seeds available, I will trade some
of the old sweet cane (the type of cane that molasses is made
of) seeds for them.
I enjoy reading the "I Remember" section of The Kentucky
Explorer. It takes me back home.
298 N. 500 W.
New Castle, IN 47362
Info. Wanted On Scott Ratliff
Thanks so much for The Kentucky Explorer magazine. I enjoy it
and recommend it at every opportunity.
I am searching for information about my great-grandfather, Scott
Ratliff. His last known location was at or near Pine Mountain
near Cumberland, Harlan County, Kentucky. He left his wife, Uslie,
and daughters, Nancy and Ritter, and went to Virginia.
All information would be greatly appreciated.
Katie Ward Boggs
3760 S. Laurel Road
London, KY 40744
Couch Family Genealogy
I would like to get in touch with anyone who has any genealogy
on the Anse Anderson Couch family of Harlan County, Kentucky.
Anse had five sons: Bill, Lihew, John D., Anse, and Tom. He could
have had up to ten children.
I have information on Tom and John D. Tom was my great-grandfather,
who lived to be 106 years old.
The Couch family moved from Leatherwood to Harlan County.
I will gladly share any information I have.
Any information and photos would be appreciated.
I have a CD containing information on the Abner Crittenden Lewis
Cemetery at Putney in Harlan County. On this CD are photos of
all the grave stones and a list of each person buried there with
birth and death dates.
Also, I would like to buy the Adam Clarke, Volume 6, Bible Commentary.
P. O. Box 138
Putney, KY 40865
Searching For Info. On
Former Johnson County Schools
I really enjoy reading The Kentucky Explorer.
I am wondering if anyone has any information or photos relating
to the Nancy Castle School, the Mouth of Rush School, and the
old school that was located in the Baker Branch area. These were
all located in Johnson County, Kentucky.
Many of my relatives attended these schools.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
P. O. Box 79
Wittensville, KY 41274