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

June 2011

Seek info. on the Lacy/Lacey family. My parents are James Arthur Lacy and Margaret Smyth Lacy. In the 1790s brothers John and James Lacey came to what later became Morgan/Wolfe Co., Ky., settling on what later became Lacy Creek. When Wolfe Co. was formed John Lacy's portion was near Hazel Green and James' was in Morgan Co. John Lacy is buried in cemetery overlooking Mountain Parkway, near Lacy Creek. Need to know the lineage of John Lacy to my grandfather, Axford/Ackley Henderson Lacy; my g. grandfather, Marcus Andrew Lacy; and my g. g. grandfather, Marcus Monroe Lacy. Any info. appreciated.
Elizabeth Lacy McMahan
253 Providence Square
Greenville, SC 29615

Seek info. on Asa Fenton, b. ca. 1795, Va., m. Polly, had Thomas, Zachariah, Edward, and William; all b. in Ky., between 1819-1829, before moving to Parke Co., Ind. Any info. appreciated.
Marvaline Ray
113 S. Ward Parkway
Haysville, KS 67060

Seek info. on parents of Albert Billiter, b. 1901, Grant Co., Ky., living with William and Susan Stephens Billiter, 1909. Any info. appreciated.
Joan Billiter
21 Newton Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Photos And Articles Wanted
On Mayo Vocational School
Dear Editor:
I am looking for photos or articles on the Mayo Vocational School in Mercer County, Kentucky, from 1958-1987. I am especially interested in information and photos that relate to the old nursing building and Margarett Tackett, the director of the nursing program.
Carolyn Tackett Layne
225 Reynolds Hill
Allen, KY 41601

Would Like To Hear
From Jerry Lucas
Dear Editor:
I would like to contact Jerry Lucas. His grandfather, also named Jerry, and my dad, Finley Lucas, were brothers. I gave Jerry a photo of my grandfather, Eli Lucas, at Columbus, Ohio, a few years ago. My son, Jerry Tyree, was with me and took a picture of us together.
If any reader has any information about Jerry Lucas, please feel free to contact me.
Kathleen Tyree
306 N. Greenwood Street
Marion, OH 43302

Plum Granny Seeds
For Cane Seeds
Dear Editor:
I would like to thank the readers who answered my request to exchange plum granny seeds for cane seeds.
There was a huge response, and now I am sad to say I am out of cane seeds.
Lola Truitt
298 N. County Road 500 W.
New Castle, IN 47362