Letters To The Editor

Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Whenever possible, we try to publish as many of them as possible in the 12 pages we have set aside for "Letters to the Editor."


Here are actual letters from September 2011



Old Family Bible Wanted
Dear Editor:
In conjunction with my on-going genealogical research, I am trying to locate an old family Bible that was last known to exist in 1975 in Owingsville, Bath County, Kentucky, in the hands of a Mrs. Banks Goodpasture. I do not know whether Mrs. Goodpasture is still with us, but so far I have not located her.
The Bible belonged to Jane Hughart (July 13, 1799-April 27, 1882), the widow of James Gregory (died 1833) and William Tackett (died 1852). In 1975 a Mildred Wonn transcribed some notes from the Bible, and after her death her papers wound up in the Frankfort Historical Library, where they were recently discovered. The notes give births, deaths, marriages, and children of Jane Hughart's children, descendants of which populate Bath, Fleming, and Rowan counties. The notes seem to be incomplete, and I hope to remedy that.
I am seeking to locate the original Bible in order to photograph Jane's handwritten notes in their entirety and make them available to other researchers, placing them on-line for all to read for themselves. If anyone knows what became of Mrs. Goodpasture and her effects, or knows where said Bible is today, please contact me.
The information I have accumulated to date on Jane Hughart and James Gregory may be viewed on-line at Ancestry.com. If interested, email me for a free invitation to my pages.
Nathan Gregory
37789 Palomares Road
Castro Valley, CA 94552
510-744-1532
wa4otj@yahoo.com


Kentucky Farmer
Magazine Wanted

Dear Editor:
I would like to have a copy of the July 1969 issue of Kentucky Farmer Magazine. My wife's grandfather, Wayne Lane, is featured on the cover as a Master Shepherd. Mr. Lane recently passed away, and I would like to have the magazine to give to my wife.
Any help would be appreciated.
Loren Wells
3583 Bardstown Road
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342


Words To Song Wanted
Dear Editor:
I enjoy The Kentucky Explorer very much.
If any reader has the words to the song "The Great Speckled Bird," I would like a copy.
Viola Freed
600 E. Fifth Street, Apt. 200
Waverly, OH 45690


These are just samples of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.