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 April 2013 issue.
"Kentucky Genealogy From The Long Ago")
John Throckmorton, born March 19, 1779, went with his father
to Kentucky, married Sarah Dudley. Issue: Thomas, John, William
(married and had Charles of Paris, Kentucky, John and Elizabeth),
Matthew, George W., May, Katherine, Nancy, and Dulcenes. Arisa
Throckmorton, born February 1789, died December 25, 1868, served
as a major in the Black Hawk War and married daughter of John
B. Raine and Elizabeth Talbott (who were married in Paris, Kentucky,
July 13, 1814).
The following Revolutionary soldiers of the name Bell settled
in Kentucky: Archibald Bell, Bourbon County, Daniel Bell, Mason;
two John Bells of Nelson County; Thomas Bell of Franklin; Thomas
of Henry; and William of Barren.
I am the only grandson of Robert Thompson, who was washed ashore
on the coast of Maryland or New Jersey when an infant, now living
in Kentucky. Have often heard the story and saw him often in
my childhood. He came from Maryland to Scott County, Kentucky.
Joseph Lewis married Nancy Faulkoner about 1793 and came from
Virginia to Kentucky in 1818 with members of his wife's family
and one Richard Vivian (or Vernon), who married Miss Davis. Joseph
Lewis has a son, Burton R., who went as a substitute for his
father into the Army between 1812 and 1815. Tradition says he
had two brothers, Charles and James. The latter settled near
Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The wife of Joseph Lewis had brothers, Thomas,
Newman, and Edward. My grandfather was nine years old at the
time of the Battle of Yorktown and remembered hearing the cannon
on that occasion.
Jas. Payne was born in a blockhouse in Fairfax or Culpeper County
about 1746. He married Elizabeth Harris about 1787, moved his
wife and five children to Kentucky in 1806, and settled in Meade
County above Brandenburg. He had three sons: Thomas, Lewis, and
Richard; and two daughters, Sadie and Elizabeth. His father's
name was William.
William Smith, born January 7, 1775, and his wife, Mary Birans,
born July 7, 1777, whom he married November 3, 1801, was of Scotch-English
descent and lived in Frederick, Maryland. After marriage they
moved to Bourbon or Nicholas County, Kentucky.
Solomon Long lived near Princess Anne, Maryland, and owned a
farm opposite Show Hill. He had two sons, David and Samuel. The
latter, born in 1780, came to Kentucky when 18 years of age,
stopped in Louisville for awhile then went to Lexington, and
died there in 1852. He had four sisters in Kentucky: Rosa, Nelly,
Sallie, and Annie.
Robert O. Beall was an officer in the War of 1812 and was never
heard from afterward. He is supposed to have been killed. His
father was Zaddock Beall who married Elizabeth Owens and came
from Maryland to Logan County, Kentucky.
(From "Strictly Kentucky
Prater Genealogy, Part
One (Various Materials
To Aid In Family History Research).