Kentucky Genealogy Help Line

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Seek info. on Nancy Milburn, d. 1849, Frankfort, Ky., m. Hiram Forbush, Washington Co., Tenn., 1824, children: Samuel, Mary, Drucilla, Fanny, Susan, Todd, Elizabeth, Josephine, Hiram Timothy, and Nancy Eveline. Who were Nancy's parents and grandparents? Any info. appreciated.

Dorothy Hunter

HC 68 Box 2625

Mariba, KY 40322


Seek info. on James G. Mullins, b. 1885, Lee Co., Va., m. Polly A. Griffith Mullins, children: Vivian Ray, Va., my grandfather; Herbert; Willard; Virginia; Bertha; and Paul Boss. Also, info. on Roxie A. Griffith, children: Polly A., Perry Co., Ky.; Martha; Mary; Jasper; Floyd; and Posey. Any info. appreciated.

Donnie Ray Collins

06029-032 QRT O-A2

P. O. Box 4000

Manchester, KY 40962


Seek info. on the following: Jackson Brewer, b. 2/22/1905, Wolfe Co., Ky., son of George W. Brewer and Florence Stevens, brother of Everett Brewer; Florence Stevens Sheppard, d. late 1930s or early 1940s, m. 1st, a Sheppard, children: James, Mack, Nancy, Jewel, Junior, Warren, Robert/Lobert, and Virginia; m. 2nd, Tom Moore, had Tommy Moore, Jr.; and Arch Simpson/Simpkins, m. Jane Coots, children: Ethel, b. 9/22/1919, Viper, Ky., Perry Co.; Mary Magalene, b. Perry Co., Ky.; May; Chester; and Robert. Where is Jane Coots buried? Any info. appreciated.

Shirley K. Brewer

P. O. Box 174

Westfield, IL 62474


Seek info. on James Bradley, b. Ky., m. Kate Kelly, Carter Co., Ky., children: Oscar, b. 1898, m. 1st, Rosie Mytlle McCoy, m. 2nd, Kate Barbour; George, b. 1899, m. Virgie Goldie Bradley, b. 1903, my grandparents; Irvine, b. 1901; and Ella Mae, b. 1891; m. Edward Fuller, b. 1874. Any info. appreciated.

Linda Bradley

2118 W. Adair Drive Apt. 17

Knoxville, TN 37918


Seek info. on Alexander Lewis, Mercer Co., Ky., m. Elizabeth ?, children: Robert, b. ca. 1780, m. Hannah Grace, Christian Co., Ky.; John, b. ca. 1790, m. Susanna Oliver, Christian Co., Ky.; Nancy, m. John Cargil; Elizabeth, m. Robert Johnson; Margaret, m. William Cargil; Peggy, m. William Whaling; Mary, m. Charles Kerr; and Martha. Who were Alexander's parents? Also, info. on my g. g. grandmother, Mary Ann Oran/Oram/Orand, b. 1814, Ky. or N. C., d. 1/12/1907, Henderson Co., Ky., m. 4/6/1837, Hopkins Co., Ky., Jeremiah Palmer, children: Susan A., b. ca. 1838, m. B. W. Winstead; Mary Jane, b. 1840, m. David C. Grace; John D., b. 1843, m. Mary Jennie Tenwick; James K., b. 1845, m. Hannah Teague; Jeremiah M., b. 1847, m. Nancy Ellen Pruitt; Martha E., b. 1849, m. Henry Jones; and Sarah Ellen, b. 1852, m. James R. Lewis. Who were Mary's parents? Any info. appreciated.

Sylvada Tyson Burke

1480 Major Lane

Hopkinsville, KY 42240


Seek info. on my grandparents, George Gutman, b. ca. 1867, and Anna Margaret Michael Gutman, b. 1873, dau. of Gustave Michael and Sophee Hunold. Any info. appreciated.

Duane Gragg

8014 Arnoldtown Road

Louisville, KY 40214


Seek info. on the parents of Smith Wm. Cain, b. 4/17/1822, Adair Co., Ky., d. 10/12/1892, m. 6/17/1846, Emily Ann Nelson, lived in Russell Co., Ky., moved to Pulaski Co., ca. 1858, children: Milford, William Silas, Mary Elizabeth, Achilles, Martha Ellen, Permelia, and Harrison. Any info. appreciated.

Bobby Tomes

215 Risen Avenue

Campbellsville, KY 42718


Seek info. on the following names: Gillum, Sexton, Stapleton, Kennedy, Redden, and Bates, Elliott and Carter Cos. and Eastern Kentucky. Any info. appreciated.

Vickie L. Gillum Rockwell

58142 Wilbur Hill Road

Dowagiac, MI 49047


Seek info. on the following names: Wright, Moloney, Tipton, Vaughn, Allen, Stephens, Crowe, Barnes, McCoy, Yeager, Bennett, Aldridge, Woolums, and Ballard. Any info. appreciated.

Nancy Wright Luce

P. O. Box 1316

Beattyville, KY 41311


Seek info. on Robert Dockery/Docrey, b. Va., m. 8/9/1797, Granville, N. C., Polly Embry, dau. of William Embry, came to Ky. late 1700s or early 1800s, had Robert Dockery, my g. g. grandfather, b. 1816, m. America Burden; and Cader. Any info. appreciated.

Vergie Crompton

9915 Gandy Road

Louisville, KY 40272


Seek info. and photos on Jonathan Hall, Sarah Yeary Hall, Elisha Bishop, and Lila Babb Bishop, Estill Co., Ky. Any help appreciated.

Faye Hall Watkins

747-14 N. 3rd Street

Richmond, KY 40475


Seek info. on the following: James Morton, b. Ky., m. Jane Quinn (?), 1874, Crawford Co., Ark.; and the Raymonds, Crouches, and Wells, Bath Co., Ky. John Wells, son of Richard Wells, m. Caroline Crouch, Bath Co., Ky., 1886, dau. of Jonathan Crouch and Pauline Daniel Kerrick. Any info. appreciated.

Emma Breshears

P. O. Box 9708

Coweta, OK 74429


Seek info. on my g. g. grandfather, Stephen Cotton, b. early 1830s, d. ca. 1893, m. 1st, Juda Pittman, had Starling, b. Hickman Co., Ky.; and Tolbert, my g. grandfather; m. 2nd, Muhlenberg Co., Ky., Elizabeth Wilson, lived in Ohio Co., Ky. between 1870 and 1880. Any info. appreciated.

Ruby Davis

7081 Bea Way

Louisville, KY 40219

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on Elizabeth Lowe, b. 12/1872, m. John T. Johnson, children: Everett, b. 2/1893; Roscoe, b. 12/1894; James, b. 1/1897; George, b. 8/1899; Frank; Alice, b. 3/22/1912; and Meridith, b. 1914, all lived in or near Breathitt Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

William C. Engle

78 Cooper Avenue

Milford, CT 06460

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Seek info. on my grandmother, Easter Morris, b. 5/1879, Wayne Co., Ky., dau. of Drury and Rachel Marsh Morris, m. 1st, Andrew S. M. Vaughn, had Henry, b. 1896, living with Mary and Jessie Lynch on 1900 Wayne Co. census; m. 2nd, Thomas Wilson, children: Hazel, my mother, b. 7/27/1903, m. William Harrison Estepp, 1/10/1920; William Thomas, b. 5/3/1906; Robert and Filbert, 6/27/1911; and Isaiah, b. 11/26/1913, d. 11/29/1913. Where is Isiah buried? Any help appreciated.

Cassius Ray Estepp

885 Goshen Road Lot 55

Stanford, KY 40484


Seek info. on Dave and Mary Sergent, London, Ky., children: Chester; John; Marcelous (Moss); Mary Jane, m. a House; Ellen, m. George Profitt; Martha, m. a McKnight; and Rosa Bell. Any info. appreciated.

Sandra Clark

230 Campbells Branch Road

Ravenna, KY 40472


Seek info. on John "The Baptist" Cassidy, moved to Washington Co., 1798, m. Elizabeth Mudd, 9/1804, later moved to Sugar Tree Run, Breck-inridge Co., and then to Perry Co., Ind. Any info. appreciated.

Mike Lawson

4219 Winchester Road

Louisville, KY 40207


Seek photos and info. on Toler family, Lee County, Ky. Also, interested in the history of Fincastle, Ky. Any help appreciated.

Clyde Toler

2984 W. 300 N.

Connorsville, IN 47331


Seek info. on my grandparents, Martin Waulk, fought in Civil War; and Mary Jane Hale, had my dad, Martin Van Buren Waulk, m. Maude "Wahletta" Hale, dau. of James Lafayette Hale and Ida Lee Gee, Carter, Boyle, and Greenup Cos. Any help appreciated.

Jack N. Waulk

28 N. Paint Street # 12801

Chillicothe, OH 45601


Seek info. on Caroline Richardson, Ky.; and John Ellsberry Stamper, b. 4/6/1850, Owsley Co., Ky., son of Larkin Stamper, b. ca. 9/1813, N. C., and Edith Wright, Ga., had my g. grandfather, John Andrew Stamper, b. 1872, Powell Co., Ky., lived around Lee Co., Ky., m. 1st, Elizabeth Adams; m. 2nd, Martha Perdue Puckett. Any info. appreciated.

Dorothy Garza

6789 Rattalee Lake Road

Clarkston, MI 48348


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Seek info. on Bill Short, m. Alcy Anderson, lived on Pea Ridge, Cumberland Co., Ky., shot ca. 1900 in a card game. Any info. appreciated.

Charles Suddeth

9815 Farnham Road

Louisville, KY 40223



Seek info. on Clarence Thomas Graziani, son of Joseph Thomas Graziani and Elizabeth Grazini, b. Italy, m. Bessie Maraguite, possibly Boone Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Renata Adair

1212 Sheehan Bridge Road

Paducah, KY 42003



Seek info. on ancestors of Nettie Jean Cassity, b. 1906, d. 1939, dau. of Henry Cassity (her mother was a Jones), and sisters of Kit Carson, Frank, James, Ansel, and North. Also seek info. on Cassity Confederates: Alexander, B. Frank, Jessee W. Henry, John William, and Willis. Any info. appreciated.

Porter Harned

1012 King Arthur Lane

Louisville, KY 40222


Seek info. on my g. g. grandfather, William Hall, b. 1796, and his family, Harrison Co., Ky., m. Lousia Deavers, children: Pamila, Sarah, Adam, Simon, Mary, Elijah, Elizabeth, Julia, Lucy, and John R. Any help appreciated.

John F. Hall

201 Whitley Lane

Portsmouth, OH 45662


Seek info. on Mitchell and Robert Hazelwood, Va., both died Giles Co., Tenn., late 1800s. Also, seek info. on John Hazelwood and Esther Fleeson, Philadelphia, Pa., late 1700s. Need pedigree chart if possible. Any help appreciated.

Annie Adams

809 Peachtree Street

Athens, AL 35611