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.
(From "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 Genealogy")

Prater Genealogy, Part One (Various Materials To Aid In Family History Research).

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