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, Strictly Kentucky
Genealogy, and Kentucky Kinfolk are dedicated solely to this
purpose and continue from month to month.
Here are some genealogy
items from our June 2013 issue.
(From "Kentucky Kinfolk")
The Clark County, Kentucky, Eastins descended from Tom Eastin
(Easton) son of the Rev. Mr. Eastin of Bourbon County, which
was cut from Clark. Tom Eastin married Mariam Calmes, daughter
of Gen. Marquis Calmes of Frederick County, Virginia, and Woodford
County, Kentucky, and his wife, Priscilla Heale (Hale). Some
records say that Tom Eastin, husband of Mariam Calmes, was himself
the Rev. Mr. Eastin of Bourbon. Mariam Calmes, born August 16,
1797, inherited from her father land at Indian Old Fields, Clark
County, where she and her husband lived. I have no list of their
children, but one son was C. C. Eastin; his son, George C. Eastin,
lived in Montgomery County, Kentucky, 1833; another descendant
is Miss Lillian Stevenson. Teachers' College Providence Rhode
Island. In the old Eastin graveyard at Oil Springs, Clark County,
are tombstones of Mariam Calmes Eastin, died April 11, 1881;
Thomas Eastin, died May 20, 1859, age 71; Priscilla J. Weaver,
died April 6, 1887, age 65; Marcus Augustine Eastin, died August
4, 1889, age 65; Columbus Calmes Eastin, born June 17, 1828,
died March 21, 1893; Louis B. Eastin, born November 5, 1860,
died September 13, 1878; and Tom, infant son of Charles L. and
Jennie Eastin, born May 5, 1897, died January 1, 1899. Augustine
F. Eastin married Judith Darnaby, January 25, 1820, Fayette County.
Col. Charles Chilton, born 1741, married Elizabeth Blackwell,
daughter of Joseph and Lucy (Steptoe) Blackwell, and had a son,
Stephen Chilton, who married Susan Turner, daughter of Capt.
Hezekiah Turner. Stephen Chilton and his wife, Susan, had a daughter,
Maria, who married William Selman. The Chiltons lived in Westmoreland
and Fauquier Counties, Virginia, several of them coming out of
Kentucky. John Chilton settled, I think, in Madison County, about
1795. George Chilton of Fau-quier County, whose wife was Miss
Ball, settled in Henry County, Kentucky.
Tabby (Tabitha) Slaughter, daughter of James Slaughter and his
first wife, Elizabeth Slaughter, of Fauquier County, Virginia,
married November 9, 1779, Valentine Cook. James Slaughter was
the son of Robert Slaughter and his wife, Susannah Harrison,
who deeded to their children much Kentucky land. Robert Slaughter
had the following children: James, Charles, Gabriel (Lt. Gov.
of Kentucky), Jesse, Augustine, Lucy (married Robert Slaughter),
Tabitha (married John Lightfoot), Susannah (married Thomas Lillard),
and Eleanor Slaughter, James Slaughter. Valentine Cook and his
wife, Tabitha, moved to Logan County, Kentucky. Valentine Cook
was the son of Valentine Cook, Sr., and grandson of John Hamilton
Cook. Valentine Cook's mother left a will in Kentucky naming
him and large family. Perhaps her husband did not come to Kentucky.
(From "Strictly Kentucky
Chandler (Various Materials To Aid In Family History Research).