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Seek info. on burial places of the following: Squire B. Hedden, d. 1849, m. Sarah Pulliam Hedden, d. Shelby Co., Ky.; Oliver Hedden, b. 5/30/1789, d. after 1864, left Shelby Co.; and Jacob Hedden, b. 7/13/1750, d. 1836, Spencer Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

William Metcalf
406 Russell Avenue
La Grange, KY 40031

Seek info. on Artie Roark, possibly m. a Simpson, had Hattie Davidson, Clover Bottom, Jackson Co., Ky.; and my g. grandmother, Malinda Simpson Fox Braddock Carter, b. 9/16/1869, either Leslie, Letcher, or Jackson Cos., Ky., d. 1957, Franklin Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Jane A. Whitehead
313 Western Avenue
Cynthiana, KY 41031
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Seek info. on my g. g. g. grandfather, George R. Able, b. 1799, Jefferson Co., Ky., m. Alice Talbott, moved to Hardin Co., Ky., before 1837. Any info. appreciated.

Cindy L. Ashbaugh
P. O. Box 221202
Louisville, KY 40252

Seek info. on following families: Adams, Amburgey, Hambleton, Buntin, Sumner, Hall, Slone, Sizemore, Reynolds, Casebolt, Owens, Scalf, Coots, Isom, Pennington, Jones, Templeton, Hendrix, Brock, Fee, Young, Angle (Engle), Green, Yarborough, Craft, Melton, Hughes, McLamore, and Stewart. Also, info. on Samuel "Sam" Cornett, b. ca. 1873, son of Joe E. Cornett and Susanna Caudill, m. 1st, ?; and m. 2nd, Nancy Mullins, had 11 children. Will share info. Any info. appreciated.

Donnie and Lorna Slone
P. O. Box 458
Owingsville, KY 40360

Seek info. on following: Beech Frederick Shockey, m. Stella Lou Little; Bryan Marko Shockey, m. Bernice Morris; Vilta Susan and Jamie Kay Shockey, daus. of James Kelsen Shockey; Henry Shockey, m. Elizabeth Ann Overhultz, children: Nancy Jane Shockey, m. John L. Lynch, death certificate shows E. Underwood as her mother's name; and Thurman Shockey, m. Mary Alice Lloyd, death certificate shows Jane King as his mother's name; and James Henry Shockey, m. Leona "Lana" Patrick, had Patrick Shockey, his birth certificate shows his mother's name as Leona Sayler. Any info. appreciated.

Jackson T. Shockey
1021 Highway 31 N.
Romance, AR 72136

Seek info. on my father, Jesse Tyler, and his birthplace, Morgan Co., Ky., 1912. He was a coal miner. Any info. appreciated.

Fred Baker
2195 E. Radio Tower Road
Scottsburg, IN 47170

Seek info. on Asbury Tabor, children: Ollie M., Lorn, and Buela Tabor Talbot. This family was possibly from Adair or Wayne Cos., Ky. Who were Asbury's parents? Any info. appreciated.

Theresa Stotts
10 Harm Shelton Road
Columbia, KY 42728

Seek info. on Minnie Mauk Little, b. 1890s, probably Lewis Co., Ky., dau. of Nathan Rose and Mary Henderson Rose, sister of Viola Bell Zornes, Anna R. Teal, and Rebecca Woodward, in W. Va., late 1930s. Where is Minnie buried? Any info. appreciated.

Janice White
4972 Gingrich Road
Middletown, OH 45042

Seek info. on my grandmother, Nannie Evelyn Hays/Hayes, dau. of William Hays/Hayes, possibly son of John or Joel Hays/Hayes, b. 9/1837, m. Mary Ellis, 4/2/1863, Whitley Co., Ky., was a Union soldier, d. 5/20/1911, Whitley Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Billie Y. Rains
202 Boston Drive
Versailles, KY 40383

Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Emily Creech Witt, b. 9/11/1883, d. 10/11/1967, dau. of Silas Creech and Sally Rader Creech; and Charles Witt, Tyner, Ky. It is believed that Emily's grandmother was a full-blooded Indian. Who were her grandparents? Which tribe was Emily's grandmother from? Any info. appreciated.

Charlene Davidson
1569 Eight Mile Road
Cincinnati, OH 45255

Seek info. on my g. g. grandfather, Alfred Honey-cutt, b. 10/1832, N. C. (?), lived in Knott Co., Ky., m. 1st, Elizabeth Amburgey, children: my g. grandfather, Robert, b. 6/26/1852, m. 1st, Polly Rey-nolds; m. 2nd, Susan Huse; and m. 3rd, Chloe Ritchie, had my grandfather, Elisha/Elijah Honeycutt, b. 2/1/1902, d. 4/5/1945, m. Arminda Collier, dau. of Richard Collier and Mary Cook Collier; Phobe, William, and Thomas; m. 2nd, Elizabeth Reynolds, children: Grant, Queentina, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mausee, Nancy, John Wesley, and Wilburn. Any info. appreciated.

Minnie J. McFall
P. O. Box 2207
Wise, VA 24293

Seek info. on my g. g. g. grandfather, William Cantrell, d. Bath Co., Ky., between 1812-1814, m. Nancy McCol-lum. Any info. appreciated.

Sharon Louisa Cantrall
667 Joseph Street
Ukiah, CA 95482

Seek info. on Duke and Ethel Sweet and the Boggs family. Any info. appreciated.

Dale Chinn 339-194
P. O. Box 120
Lebanon, OH 45036

Seek info. on my husband's g. grandmother, Mary Hamblin, b. ca. 1845, Owsley Co., Ky., d. 1921, buried Cane Creek Cemetery, Whitley Co., Ky., m. Lewis Reynolds, Owsley Co., Ky., believed to be half-Cherokee. Who were Mary's parents? Any info. appreciated.

Billie H. McKinney
P. O. Box 41
Neon, KY 41840

Seek info. on Esther/Ester Ellen Knight, b. 4/2/1892, Russell Co., Ky., m. Josiah Spradlin, 7/13/1911, Adair Co., Ky., the mother of ten children. When did she die? Where is she buried? Any info. appreciated.

Doris Spradlin
3750 Low Gap Road
Martinsville, IN 46151

Seek info. on John Isaac Felix, came from Europe to Nova Scotia, 1752, possibly m. Elizabeth Caterina Clesman, Germany, later moved to Berks Co., Penn., and later Ohio Co., Ky., 1794. Also, info. on Gov. John Bennett, came from England or Ireland with Jesse and Daniel Bennett. What is the relation between these men? John, m. 1st, ____ Petty; m. 2nd, May Icypheng Plummer, had 11 children. Any info. appreciated.

Charles E. Felix
1000 S. Orlando Avenue
Orlando, FL 32751

Seek info. on parents and relatives of Becky Campbell McLemore, b. 1862, Troublesome, Perry Co., Ky., m. Robert McLemore, Chavies, Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Robert D. McLemore
980868 K-1-2-3
P. O. Box 30
Pendleton, IN 46064

Seek info. on my g. g. grandmother, Sarah Tatman/Yatman, d. ca. 1831, m. Daniel McGary, ca. 1803, lived in Montgomery and Estill Cos., Ky., between 1800-1830, had Nancy West McGary, my g. grandmother. Family moved to Mo., ca. 1827, returned to Ky., ca. 1831. Any info. appreciated.

Alice Meyer
4942 Cheyenne Lane
McLouth, KS 66054
e-mail: [email protected]

Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Jesse Smith, b. 5/30/1848, Pulaski Co., Ky., d. 9/30/1897, possible son of Stephen Smith and Sarah Tubbs Farris Smith, m. 8/24/1871, Mary Elizabeth Butt Smith, b. 12/11/1853, Pulaski Co., Ky., d. 1906, had Nancy Jane Smith, my grandmother, m. 11/9/1905, John E. Wilson, son of Byrd Wilson, Pulaski Co., Ky. These families later moved to Ill. and Ind. Any info. appreciated.

Shirley Alexander
106 S. Church Street
Somerset, KY 42501

Seek info. on my g. grandfather, Alfred Yeager, b. Fayette Co., Ky., ca. 1826, d. 1869, son of James and Nancy Aldridge Yeager, 1830 census shows five brothers, b. between 1819-1826, but no names were given. Alfred served in the 6th Ky. Union Calvary, 1862-1865. Any info. appreciated.

Jesse Yeager
1579 Samara Glen Way
Lexington, KY 40515

Seek info. on Leroy Clemons, listed on the 1850/60 Clark Co., Ky., census as Clem; on 1870 census as Clemons, brother of Albert J. Clem/ Clemons, m. 1st, Alice Barnes; m. 2nd, Adeline ?; and m. 3rd, Eliza Kerr. Leroy had W. F. Clemons. Who were Leroy's parents, other siblings, and other children? Any info. appreciated.

Steven Craig Clemons
1642 Florida Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
e-mail: [email protected]

Seek info. on my grandfather, Daily Johnson, b. 8/25/1899, d. 9/1968, son of Elish Johnson, b. 10/1852, d. 5/1935, and Martha Jane Terry, m. Mary Neely, b. 6/18/1899, d. 5/23/1984, dau. of Mike Gabbard and Mary Ann Mannigan. All were from Breathitt Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Ruth Smith
3128 S. Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Seek info. on Ratchel Mayes, b. 1807, Tenn., m. early 1820s, a Baker, lived in Knox Co., Ky., children: Elizabeth, b. 1825, m. Christopher Crawford, buried at the Hardshell Baptist Church, between New Castle and Campbellburg, Ky., Henry Co., my g. g. grandparents; Jane Baker, b. 1833, m. John Wm. Chadwell; and William "Bill" Baker, b. 1839, m. Nancy J. Mills. Who were Ratchel and her husband's parents and siblings? What was Ratchel's husband's first name and dates of birth and death? Any info. appreciated.

Mariam H. Skelton
967 Redwood Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129

Seek info. on the connection of Rebecca Wiley, dau. of James Wiley, Ireland, m. Robert Adams; and Jennie Wiley, dau. of Thomas Wiley. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Allene Fetter
6838 Wes Curt Lane
Goshen, OH 45122

Seek info. on the following: Martha T. Branham Lee, b. 4/14/1805, Ky., m. Robert Willis Lee, Bartholomew Co., Ind.; David and Elizabeth Little Branham, living in Floyd Co., Ky., between 1803-1819, had Martha; and Everett O. Scott, b. 1818, Ky., possible son of Elizabeth Scott, m. Margarett Perkins, b. 1827, Ind., children: Matilda Elizabeth, b. 10/24/1864, Mercer Co., Ill.; James L. Scott, b. 10/24/1853, d. 2/5/1854; and Mary Ann, b. 5/13/1857, Mercer Co., Ill., m. Ira F. Smith. Any info. appreciated.

Debbie Koch
Box 151
Dallas City, IL 62330

Seek info. on my g. grandfather, Allen R. Bryant, and Jesse Bryant, Estill Co., Ky. I am looking for a book about them. Any info. appreciated.

Carrie Tincher
1044 Roy Black Road
London, KY 40741

Seek info. on Stephen Lee, b. ca. 1732, d. 1809, m. Ann Poor, b. 1745, d. 1816, moved to Pulaski Co., Ky., late 1790s, children: Jubal Lee, m. Sally Meade; Esintha Lee, m. John Duncan; Thomas Lee, m. Jerusha Hough; Braxton Lee, m. Elizabeth Ann Hatcher; Lewis Henry "Squire" Lee, m. Nellie Long; Elizabeth Lee, m. John Charter; Mildred Lee, m. John Ellis; Seaton Lee, m. Rhoda Mayfield; and Lucy Lee, m. Daniel Duncan. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

John Campbell
1307 W. Walford Drive
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

James Bell m. Rebecca Bryant, children: Melinda Bell Whalen, my grandmother, b. 2/11/1893, d. 9/28/1975, buried Wedonia, Ky., m. John Preston Whalen, children: James Robert; Woodrow Wilson; Lucian Riley, my father, b. 9/22/1908, d. 12/24/1984, buried Wedonia, Ky., m. Estelle Elizabeth Cooper, children: Roy Franklin, Ruby Louise, Nancy Irene, David Allen, Glenn Douglas, and Betty Carol; William Graves; Early, b. 3/21/1910, d. 10/19/1911, buried Muses Mill, Ky.; Vivian Ellen; Anna Mae; Louise; and Rebecca, d. young, buried Wedonia, Ky.; Tom; John; Lucian; Newton, killed WWI; (twin to Newton) Amanda, m. Richard McKee; Lispie, m. a Ricketts; Nola, m. a Wilson; and Lizzie, m. a Wolfe. Will share info. Any info. appreciated.

Ruby Whalen Sexson
31 Meadow Drive
Maysville, KY 41056

Seek info. on William Gibson, b. 1859, Ky., m. ca. 1877, Owsley Co., Ky., Lucinda Angel, b. 1861, Ky., children: Sarah, John H., Walter, Elijah, Nancy, Larkin, Texanner, Green B., and Henry. Who were the parents and siblings of William and Lucinda? Any info. appreciated.

Ruth LaMaster
219 N. First Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170

Seek info. on my grandmother, Anna Belle Flora, m. Tom Dampier, Carlisle, Ky., buried at Cassidy Creek Church, Myers, Ky. Who were Anna's parents? Any info. appreciated.

Katherine Flora Hill
RR 2, Box 364
Cynthiana, KY 41031

Seek info. on the following Sumners from southeastern Ky.: John Sumner, Shank John, Dry John, and Blue John. James Sumner m. Nancy Adams, had Allen Sumner, and he had Richmond Sumner. Any info. appreciated.

Jean Alongi
554 N. Fraser Drive
Mesa, AZ 85203
e-mail: [email protected]

Seek info. on Cuthbert Banks, b. Va., 1770, d. Mt. Sterling, 1826, m. Elizabeth P. McIlvaine. Also, info. on James Strode Magowan, b. Va., 1774, d. Montgomery Co., Ky., 1852. Who was he married to? Where did he live? Where is he buried? Any info. appreciated.

Holly Hawkins
3261 Hunting Hills Drive
Lexington, KY 40515

Seek info. on the following families: Pence, Gibbs, Spencer, Deaton, and related families. Will share info. Any info. appreciated.

Golden P. McWilliams
7339 N. Julip Tree
Punta Gorda, FL 33955

Seek info. on the following people: Loren and Flossie Foley, my parents; and my grandparents, Logan Ross Foley and Lula Ann Weir Foley and James and Florence Wilson, all from Russell Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Olive Wilson
10623 LeMarie Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Seek info. on the descendants of Liveny Lawson Manning, Oscar Adkins, Roxie Adkins, and Samuel Conley. Any info. appreciated.

Wanda Miller
2009 Tullis Drive
Middletown, OH 45042
e-mail: [email protected]

Seek info. on James Burns, settled at Mill Creek, Ky., had William and James, Jr., possibly the same James Burns that started Oneida Baptist Institute, 1899. My g. grandmother, Elizabeth Burns, m. John Nunn, ca. 1869. Who are the descendants of these people? Any info. appreciated.

Mary Helen Elliott
130 Popular Drive
Pineville, KY 40977

Seek info. on family of Nannie McIntosh Short; had Stanley, b. 1921, d. 1922, buried in Owens Cemetery, Combs Branch, Dwarf, Perry Co., Ky. This is my family cemetery. Any info. appreciated.

Billie Ruth Strong Gayheart
42 Lee Gayheart Drive
P. O. Box 109
Leburn, KY 41831

Seek info. on my g. grandfather, Rev. Elias Brookshire, b. 1837, Clark Co., Ky., was a Baptist minister, lived in Estill Co., Ky., 1860s, had my grandfather, James W. Brookshire, m. 1892, Virginia Duval, Barren Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Paul Brookshire
3662 Lentz Avenue
Louisville, KY 40215

Seek info. on my grandmother, Josephine Ward, possibly the dau. of Nancy ? Ward, living with Grissom and Elizabeth Ward Hodges (m. 1/1879, had Martha Hodges), 1880 Franklin Co., Va. census, possibly a sister, had the following siblings: Rufus Ward, Griffin Ward, Stephen Ward, Eliza Ward and Edna Ward. Josephine, m. Josoephus H. Peters, 1886, moved to Caldwell Co., Ky. They are my grandparents. What happened to her siblings? Also, seek info. on my g. g. grandmother, George Ann Vied, on the 1850 Caldwell Co., Ky. census living with her mother, Lines/Luina Vied, and siblings: Dulcenia E., Sinai S., Arena E., and George Ann H. (m. Robert F. Martin). How is this family related to Harmon C. Vied? Any info. on these families appreciated. Will share info.

Mary Peters Thorpe
4655 Cadiz Road
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
e-mail: [email protected]

Seek info. on the Caudill families, Breathitt Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Jerry Scott Ward
409 N. 36th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
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Seek info. on my g. g. grandparents, Robert Lamb, m. 1882, McKee, Jackson Co., Ky., Elizabeth Oliver, raised my grandfather, Robert O. Lamb, b. 1914, Madison Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

David Lamb
3456A Fish Road
Cookeville, TN 38506

Seek info. on Earl "Butternose" Gayheart, taxicab driver, Hazard, Perry Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Billie Reda Sowers
115 Ridge Avenue
Dayton, OH 45405
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Seek info. on Sarah (Sally) Coley, possible mother of my grandfather, Henry Jackson, b. ca. 1867, appears in the 1880 Carter Co., Ky. census with following children: William, Thomas, Henry, Mollie, and Cornelius. All children had the last name of Jackson. Sally later m. James Jackson, 1902. Any info. appreciated.

Carl Jackson
7936 Alder Avenue
Fontana, CA 92336

Seek info. on the family of Charles Thorp, Amelia Co., Va., b. early 1700s, d. 1764, m. Judith ?, had John, my g. g. g. g. g. grandfather, b. 1745, m. Sarah Terry; and six other siblings. Any info. appreciated.

J. C. Thorpe
4655 Cadiz Road
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
e-mail: [email protected]