Reader Queries

Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Among those letters we often find queries, ranging from requests for words to songs and poems to trying to locate former classmates and military buddies of long ago.

Here are a few queries from

March 2015

School At Tutor Key

Dear Editor:
I am trying to locate pictures and information on a one-room school that was located at Baker Branch, Tutor Key, Johnson County, Kentucky.
I really enjoy The Explorer.
James Vanhoose
5445 Nelsonville Road
Boston, KY 40107

Info. On Isabelle Donahue
Dear Editor:
I have a photo Isabelle Donahue who was born August 25, 1852, in Rowan or Montgomery county, Kentucky, to James Donahue and Julia A. F. Steele. Isabelle married John Saylor Minnear born August 4, 1842 in Bath County, and died February 14, 1899, in Menifee County.
In the photo, which will not reproduce very well, there is a girl shown with Isabelle.
Does anyone know anything about Isabelle having a sister named Crowley/Corwell/Cornwell? I can't find a record of this.
Any help would be appreciated.
Phyllis J. F. Mossing
2003 Berdan Avenue
Toledo, OH 43613

Family Located
Through Magazine

Dear Editor:
I want to thank The Kentucky Explorer for helping me to locate my biological family.
I placed queries in The Kentucky Explorer over the past six months looking for anyone who knew my biological father. I also requested a photo of him.
I have found out I have two half sisters and several cousins who are mostly retired schoolteachers.
My dad saw me when I was six months old and never again.
Connie Sue Cox
102 Broadway
Shelby, OH 44875

These are only a few of the many queries inside The Kentucky Explorer.