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
Wanted: White Greasy
I am interested in obtaining white greasy bean seeds. I will
gladly pay for a few of the seeds.
144 Parks Mill Dam Road
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Family Pleased With Photos
I certainly appreciate The Kentucky Explorer for publishing my
photos on page 8 of the March 2015 issue. This meant so much
to so many in my family.
My grandparents, Mary Bettie Lewis and Roy Edgar Lawson had 11
children. One boy died when he was a baby. Out of the 10 they
reared, my mother, Julie; the next sister, Florine; and Roy Edgar
Lawson, Jr., have passed away. The remaining seven are in their
late 80s and 90s. The eldest is Aunt Mabel, and she is 96.
I'm sure they were happy to see the photos in the magazine. They
all have a subscription.
Darlene Cash Gilreath
P. O. Box 15
Marshes Siding, KY 42631
Need Help Tracing Family
You've heard the old saying, "You can take a boy or girl
out of the country but you can't take the country out of either."
This is the same with my kin. Though they are scattered to the
four corners of the U. S., they still consider themselves Kentuckians!
I have told family about The Kentucky Explorer and some are now
I enjoy finding up-to-date information about my family history.
I have traced the Joneses back to North Carolina and finally
to Wales, the Polleys to France, etc.
I have been researching Will G. Stacy from Eastern Kentucky and
have run into a wall when 13 or so others where killed from a
roof fall in 1951. I found his first family, but his second wife,
Golda, and also Renie Begley Stacy has completely eluded me.
I know she died in Perry County in 1946 while giving birth to
her daughter, Joyce. I know Joyce and her four-year-old sister,
Ann Elizabeth, along with their father, Will G., went to live
with Will's older daughter in Harlan, where Will was later killed
in a bad accident. There were several older children. I only
know the oldest boy went to live with relatives in Lee County,
I have found a granddaughter by Will's first marriage, and she
knows nothing about her grandfather's second marriage and is
wanting to also find information.
Most of the Stacys I've learned of either don't know anything
about their families or are just not interested.
I have also inquired about the Begleys, but I have had no success.
I know I've waited 50 years too late, but I unearthed a lot of
family after 150 years. So, I am asking the help of Kentucky
Explorer readers, again. I have found the newspapers and obituaries
I am sure many Stacys and probably Begleys came from Virginia
Any help would be appreciated.
690 Greenwood Road
Nebo, KY 42441
These are only a few of
the many queries inside The Kentucky Explorer.