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 Genealogy")

Chandler (Various Materials To Aid In Family History Research).

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