One of the popular features found in The Kentucky Explorer each month is genealogy, often published in the form of letters, queries, photographs, and stories. Several serial features, such as Kentucky Genealogy Help Line, Genealogy From The Long Ago, and Strictly Kentucky Genealogy, are dedicated solely to this purpose and continue from month to month.

Here are some genealogy items from our December 2012/January 2013 issue.
(From "Kentucky Genealogy From The Long Ago")

James Taylor I came to Virginia from Carlisle, England, and died there (in Virginia) in 1698. His first wife was Frances (last name unknown). She died in 1680. He married his second wife, Mary Gregory, in 1682. This James had a daughter, Mary, who married a Pendleton. She was born in 1688. James II married Martha Thompson on February 23, 1699. James II died in 1729. He was Burgess from King and Queen County, Virginia, from 1702-1710. George Taylor, son of James II and Martha, was born February 1711, Orange County, Virginia, and died November 4, 1792. He was Clerk of Orange County, Virginia, 1750-1772; Colonel of Orange County, 1755; and Burgess, 1749-1772. Col. George Taylor was a brother of Zachary Taylor, grandfather of President Taylor, and also brother of Frances Taylor, who married Ambrose Madison; ancestor of President Madison. Col. George Taylor was also an uncle of Gen. James Taylor, the ancestor of the Newport, Kentucky, Taylors; all being descendants of the second James. Jonathan Taylor, son of Col. George Taylor and Rachel Gibson, was born 1742. He was one of 13 children; himself and nine brothers being officers in the Revolutionary War. Jonathan Taylor married Anne Berry in 1766 in Virginia and moved to Kentucky in 1789. They settled at Basin Springs in Clark County, which is still in possession of his descendants. Jonathan died in 1804, leaving a large family of sons and daughters. One son, Jonathan, served with distinction under Anthony Wayne. His daughter was Elizabeth Amis, who lived in Louisville. Another son of Jonathan Taylor, Samuel M. Taylor, was for 30 years Clerk of the Clark County, Kentucky, Court and member of early Kentucky Legislature. He married Mildred Martin, and they had ten children.
Revolutionary Committees
Some Revolutionary Committees of Safety, from 1776 to 1781, in Virginia and Maryland: From Virginia were Peyton Randolph; Robert C. Nicholas; Edmund Pendleton; William Harwood; Richard Adams; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Whitting; Henry Lee; Lemuel Reddick; Mason Page, Jr.; Charles Carter of Lancaster; James Mercer; Ralph Wormley Carter; George Washington; Francis Lightfoot Lee; Thomas Nelson, Jr.; Robert Rutherford; John Walker; James Woods; William Langhorne; Thomas Blackburn; Edward Berkley; William Donelson; Paul Carrington; Lewis Burwell of Glouc-ester; Dudley Digges of Commercial Committee; Francis Lewis; William Ellery; and James Forbes. The committee from Boston were: Thomas Cushing; John Hancock; John Rowe; John Ewing, Jr.; Edward Payne; William Phillips; John Barrett; and Samuel Adams. From Baltimore: Robert Alexander; Robert Christie, Sr.; Isaac Van Bibber; Thomas Harrison; John Boyd; Samuel Burviance, Jr.; Andrew Buchanan; William Buchanan; John Moale; William Smith; William Lux; John Smith; Capt. Charles Ridgely; Charles Ridgely, son of John; Walter Tolley, Jr.; Thomas Cookey Dye; George Risteau; Benjamin Nicholson; Thomas Sollers; James Gittings; Richard Moale; Jonathan Pibwman; William Spear; Robert Purviance; Jeremiah Townley Chase; James Calhoun; John Sterritt; John Wharton; Francis Hopkinson; Daniel Bowley; David McMichen; Mark Alexander; Richard Ridgely; John Dorsey; Joseph Donaldson; John McClellan; Isaac Griest; David Stoddert; James Tibbats of Falls Point; David Stewart; David Plunket; David Poe; Richard Henry Lee; Francis Lewis; and William Whipple.
From Annapolis were John Hall; R. Alexander; Charles Carroll; Thomas Johnson, Jr.; William Paca; Matthias Hammond; Charles Chase; and G. Duvall.
From Anne Arundel were Brice Thomas, Beale Worthington; Charles Carroll (Barrister); John Hale; William Paca; Samuel Chase; Thomas Sprigg; Samuel Chew; John Weems; Thomas Dorsey; Rezin Hammond; John Carey; Christopher Edelen; and C. and John Hood, Jr.
The committee from the town of Frederick were John Hanson, Jr.; Benjamin Dulaney; Thomas Schley; Conrad Grosh; Peter Hoffman; George Scott; Archibald Boyd Beatty; James Johnson; and B. Johnson.
From Philadelphia were John Dickenson; Dr. William Smith; Edward Pennington; John Nesbit; Samuel Howell; Thomas Mifflin; Joseph Read; Thomas Wharton, Jr.; Benjamin Marshall; Joseph Moulder; Thomas Barclay; George Clymer; Charles Tomson; Jeremiah Warder, Jr.; John Cox; John Gibson; John Hancock; Joseph Hewes; ____ Duane; Samuel Chase; James Wilson; ____ Livingston; and George Wythe.
From Alexandria, May 29, 1774, were John Carlyle; William Ramsay; John Dalton; William Rumney; Robert H. Harrison; John Harper; Robert Adams; James Kirk; James Hendricks; George Gilpen; and John Muir.
Norfolk, May 30, 1774: Thomas Newton, Jr.; Joseph Hutchings; John Goodrich; Paul Loyal; James Taylor; Matthew Phrippe; Alexander Love; Robert Sheddon; Robert Taylor; Samuel Inglis; Samuel Ker; Henry Brown; John Greenwood; Neil Jameson; James Mitchel; Alexander Skinner; William Hersey; Thomas Brown; Robert Gilmour; and William Davis.
From Talbott, Dorchester, and Hartford counties: James Murray; Charles Crookshanks; John Matthews; Aquila Hall; Benjamin Rumsey; William Webb; William Smithson; John Taylor; George Bradford; and Thomas Jefferson

Genealogy of the Boone family, copied from the original record, presented to the Polytechnic Library, in Louisville, years ago:
"Our genealogy or pedigree, traced as far back as possible, has come to the knowledge of John Boone (son of George and Mary Boone)," written by James Boone, son of James Boone, Sr., and Mary, his wife, and grandson of the said George and Mary, in the year of our Lord, 1787; George Boone I (that is the first we have heard of) was born in England. George Boone II, son of George I, was born in or near the city of Exeter, being a blacksmith. His wife's name was Sarah Uppey. He died aged 60 years, and she was 80, never having had an aching bone or decayed tooth. George III (son of George and Sarah) was born at Stoak (a village near the city of Exeter) in 1666, being a weaver. His wife's maiden name was Mary Maugridge, who was born at Bradswick, a town eight miles from the city of Exeter, in 1669. The said Mary Maugridge was the daughter of John and Mary Milton Maugridge. George III and Mary had nine children, who lived to be adults, namely George, Sarah, Squire, Mary, John, Joseph, Benjamin, James, and Samuel; each of them having several children, except John, who never married. The said George III and Mary Boone, with their family, came from the town of Bradwinch, in Devonshire, England. They arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on either September 29, 1717, or October 10, 1717. Three of their children, George, Sarah, and Squire, they had sent a few years before from Abington, thence to North Wales, and lived about two years there; thence to Oley in the same county of Philadelphia, where Sarah, being married, had moved to some time before.
George Boone died July 27, 1744, aged 78 years; and Mary died February 2, 1740 (or 1741), aged 72 years. Both were interred in the Friends' Burying Ground in said township of Exeter. The subsequent history of their son, Squire, Sr., is not given. How many children he had is not known; but Daniel, Squire, Edward, George, Hannah, and perhaps two others, Mrs. Grant and Mrs. William Bryan, were residents of Kentucky for a time. Daniel was born February 11, 1731; and Squire was born ca. 1737, both in Berks County, Virginia. The children seem to have been left orphans in 1745.

James Adair lived in western South Carolina. He married Rebecca Montgomery, daughter of James Montgomery and Margaret McClelland. This couple immigrated from Scotland and, according to family tradition, were the hero and heroine of Scott's poem "Young Lochinvar." James Adair probably removed to Southern Indiana; at least it is known that some of his children lived there. The following were his children: James; George; John; Joseph; Isaac; Margaret, who married John Ewing; Cassandra, who married David Ewing; Jane, who married W. H. Eads (probably the parents of the celebrated engineer Captain James R. Eads); Ruth, who married a Richardson; Lucretia, who married John Wildridge; Isabella, who married John Alexander, who represented an Ohio district in Congress ca. 1815; Lucretia (there were possibly two by this name), who married a Remy; and Sally and Hannah, one of whom is thought to have been the mother of the late Thomas A. Hendricks.

plus much more.

(From "Strictly Kentucky Genealogy")

Cole Genealogy (Various Materials To Aid In Family History Research).

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