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Seek info. on John T. Moore, b. ca. 1865, Lawrence Co., Ky., son of William T. and Delilah Hale Moore, m. 9/30/1885, Nancy Lee Holbrook, b. 5/18/1868, d. ca. 1900/02, dau. of Ambrose Minton Holbrook, Blaine, Ky., children: Johnny, b. ca. 1887; Hubert, b. ca. 1890; Carrie, b. ca. 1888; Nellie M., b. 1893; and Mable/Ruby, b. ca. 1895. Any info. appreciated.

Harry Holbrook

P. O. Box 396

Hager Hill, KY 41222

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on James W. Land, m. Drucilla W. Sanders, 4/17/1843, Madison Co., children: Mary Ellen, m. Josiah J. Eades; Ann Eliza/Anna, m. Stephen B. Moberly; James Jr., m. Rebecca ?; Cynthia, m. Ebsworth O. Farris; Nannie, m. James J. Hughes; Frances, m. Taylor Eades; and Bettie "Elizabeth," m. John D. Burchell. Who were James and Drucilla's parents? Any info. appreciated.

Jacquelyn Ross Golden

2544 Curtis Pike

Richmond, KY 40475


Seek info. on parents and siblings of the following: Elijah Johnson, m. Levina Griggs, 1/16/1823; Benjamin Curtis, m. Nancy Ann Johnson, 4/30/1850, and probably m. 2nd, Ellen ?, Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Cos., Ky.; James Sewell, m. Dolly Grooms, 5/30/1821; Morgan Tolin, m. Milarea Elizabeth Jordan, 9/12/1816; and Lydia White, m. Samuel West, 12/5/1796. All were married in Clark Co., Ky. Also, seek info. on James Williams, m. 1st, ?, had George; m. 2nd, Rebecca Curtis. Any info. appreciated.

Darla Woosley

P. O. Box 971

Winchester, KY 40392


Seek info. on the following: my g. g. g. g. grandfather, James Farris, m. Ann Flint Burke, children: Clarinda, Silas, Melzar (Melser), John, Manirva, Edward, Thomas, Nancy, and Elizabeth. His estate was settled in Cooper Co., Mo., 12/7/1822. Who were their parents? Ann m. 2nd, John Moreland, Mo.; my g. g. g. grandfather, William Cox, m. Sary Cantrell, 6/13/1821, Lafayette Co., Mo. Who were their parents?; and my g. g. grandfather, Elisha Wright Baldwin, b. 1824, Hopkins Co., Ky., possibly the son of Kichen Baldwin, m. 1st, Nancy Bailey, 4/1/1809, Muhlenberg Co., Ky.; and m. 2nd, Mary Poplain, 10/11/1826, Hopkins Co., Ky. Elisha m. Elizabeth Jones. Who were Kichen's parents? Any info. appreciated.

Ronald C. Cox

3020 Shadow Lane

Thatcher, AZ 85552


Seek info. on descendants of James Botner, had son, Ranson; and Elizabeth Nunley. Need names of parents, siblings, children, and dates of deaths, births, and marriages. Any info. appreciated.

Dorothy Osborne

P. O. Box 76

Booneville, KY 41314


Seek info. on my g. g. grandmother, Laura Green Powell, b. 10/11/1850, d. 3/1/1888, m. William Dudley Patrick. Who were her parents? She was possibly Spanish or Cherokee Indian, possibly had a brother named Harrison. Any info. appreciated.

Vanessa Carlos

P. O. Box 1423

Deming, NM 88031


Seek info. on Civil War soldier, Robert A. Hope, seven years old in 1850, living in Woodford Co., with Lawrence and Elizabeth Herald. Also, in the household was William Herald, age three; Elizabeth Herald, age one; and Elizabeth Forbush, age 13. When and where did Robert Hope die? Any info. appreciated.

Dorothy Hunter

HC 68 Box 2625

Mariba, KY 40322

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on Drury and Nancy Adams, Trigg Co., Ky., had Joshua, m. Cynthia Saunders, moved to Mo., became a Methodist preacher. On 1850 Johnson Co., Mo. census, Joshua, 53, S. C.; Cynthia E., 42, S. C.; with children: Artemissa, 16; Jepha E., 12; Carolina, 10; Hester A., 8; Elizabeth, 6; John W., 3; and Mary S., 1, all born Mo. Any info. appreciated.

Ruth Nichols

502 Cadiz Street

Princeton, KY 42445


Seek info. on David Rose, attended Revelo Elementary School, McCreary Co., Ky., 1951-53, left for Calif., 1953, had an older brother named Billy. Any info. appreciated.

Jay Perkins

P. O. Box 30

Stearns, KY 42647


Seek info. on burial sites and pictures of John B. Smith, son of Andrew Jackson B. Smith and Queentina Pigman, b. ca. 1853, Knott Co., Ky., b. ca. 1934, and his wife, Phoebe Sturgill, d. before 1915. Any info. appreciated.

Paul D. Smith

256 Park Lakes Drive

Richmond, KY 40475


e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on parents and siblings of my g. g. grandfather, John Prater, b. 4/1841, Va. or Floyd Co., Ky., d. Morgan Co., Ky., m. 8/8/1858, Morgan Co., Ky., Perlina Hammonds, b. 5/1843. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Burl McGlothin

1202 N. Lenfesty Avenue

Marion, IN 46952

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on following names: Harper, Dearmond, Underwood, Hilc, and Stewart; Muhlenburg, Graves, and McCracken Cos. Nathan Harper, b. 1764, N. C., d. 1810, Ky., children: Everett, Graves Co.; Matthew, Nelson Co.; Frederick, McCracken, minister; Blaney; Bryant; Oliver; Nathan, Jr.; and James. Any info. appreciated.

C. E. Harper

233 Sagamore Avenue

Akron, OH 44305


Seek info. on Mattie Crouch, sister of Sarah Anna "Kate," m. Marshall Pergrem, 7/6/1884, d. 1925, Marshall m. 2nd, Sarah's sister Ethel; Ethel; and Adeline; and Smoot Crouch. Mattie and Smoot were my husband's grand-parents. Who were Smoot's parents and siblings? Any info. appreciated.

Ann Crouch

611 Stanley Street

Middletown, OH 45044


Seek photos of the following: Solomon Center, Sr.; Solomon Center, Jr.; Sidney Centers; Green Henry Centers; or any of the offspring of this line. Also, would like to obtain a photo of the grave of Frances Vires, believed to be buried in South Fork Cemetery, Breathitt Co., Ky. Any help appreciated.

Jane Goodpaster

RR 1 Box 231

West Liberty, KY 41472


Seek info. on my g. g. g. g. g. grandfather, John Hall, Sr. What was his wife's name? All their children were married in Clark Co. Elesander Alley Hall, m. Clement Griggs, 3/10/1796; Fanny Hall, m. John Harris, 2/1/1800; Elender Hall, m. Otho Ashcraft, 4/16/1809; John Hall, Jr., m. Elizabeth Hall, 7/13/1817; and Elizabeth Hall, m. James Welch, 7/2/1817. Any info. appreciated.

Connie G. Waldrop

800 Holy Cross Road NW

Deming, NM 88030


Seek parents of my husband's g. g. g. grandparents, Joseph Ledford, m. 1st, 10/23/1804, Polly Logan, Fayette Co., Ky.; m. 2nd, 7/31/1811, Fayette Co., Ky., Jane Smith, dau. of Andrew Smith. Who was her mother? Joseph and Jane's children: William; Carter; Joseph, Jr.; Andrew; Martha J.; Sarah; and James Sidney. Also, seek info. on my husband's g. g. g. grandparents, Virginia Beckett (Becket), b. 1812, Ky., d. 1897, Trigg Co., Ky., possibly the dau. of Henry Beckett and Susanna Belew, Garrard Co., Ky., m. Quinton A. Burke. Henry Beckett was in Wash-ington Co., Ky., 1820. Thompson Burke was in Garrard Co., Ky., 1810, possibly a brother to Quinton. Any info. appreciated.

Sylvada Tyson Burke

1480 Major Lane

Hopkinsville, KY 42240


Seek photo of Reuben Anderson, d. ca. 1843; his wife, Lucy Burke Anderson, came to Pike Co., Ky. from Va.; his son, James Anderson, and his wife, Jane Perlina Potter Anderson, Letcher Co., Ky., dau. of Isaac Potter and Mary Huston Potter, are my g. g. grand-parents. Any help appreciated.

Elsie Anderson Hudson

P. O. Box 144

Ashcamp, KY 41512


Seek info. on Watson family, Brown Co., Ohio; especially, Roscoe Watson, son of Jane Williams, brother of Oland, m. several times. Any info. appreciated.

Lois W. Kuczero

P. O. Box 144

Quincy, KY 41166


Seek info. on following: Peter and Thomas Fitzgerald, Mason Co., Ky., 1790s; Jabez Tipton and Peter Todd, Madison Co., Ky., 1800s; William Wisdom Oliver, Leonard Davis, and George Cato Muir, Clark Co., Ky., 1800s; Isaiah Boone, David Gilliam Barrow, and John Fletcher, Montgomery Co., Ky., 1800s; Robert Cameron, Henry Co., Ky., 1800s; James Sill, Shelby Co., Ky., 1800s; James Riley Whitaker, Pulaski Co., Ky., 1800s; James and John Smith, Rockcastle Co., Ky., 1800s; and Jacob Gilliam and Catherine Maddox Bailey, Barren Co., Ky., 1800s. Any info. appreciated.

Helen Sills

1662 Cambridge Oaks Drive

Eugene, OR 97401


Seek info. on Dave Begley, raised by the Foister/Foster family; and son, John, Baptist preacher, b. 1880, Red Bird, moved to Manchester, Ky., ca. 1940, d. 11/1969, m. 1st, Polly Hoskins, d. 1914, giving birth to a girl, children: Byrd, b. 1910; and Taylor, b. 1912; m. 2nd, Chloe ?. Any info. appreciated.

Govan Begley

3113 Teakwood Drive

Hamilton, OH 45011



Seek info. on following: my g. g. g. grandparents, Daniel Fraley and Mary "Polly" Hatfield Fraley, Floyd Co., Ky., from ca. 1811 through ca. 1860; and my g. g. grandparents, George Washington Fraley, traveling Baptist preacher from 1865 through ca. 1900, and Charlotte Yates Fraley. Any info. or photos appreciated.

Sharon Cornell

P. O. Box 41

Parma, MI 49269


Seek info. on following: Kisskaden family, Brown Co., Ohio; and Nathan McElfresh family, Fleming, Mason, Bracken, or Robertson Cos., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

William Weist

5380 Savina Avenue

Dayton, OH 45415


Seek info. on Jake/Jace Little and wife, Bessie; and George Ketchum and wife, Susie Little, Breathitt Co., Ky. George had a brother, Martin. Any info. or stories appreciated.

D. J. Little

P. O. Box 577

Booneville, KY 41314


Seek info. on my g. grandfather, Daniel Boone Yeary; and my grandmother, Hester Ann Hall. Any info. appreciated.

Audrey Yeary Konstans

46 Royal Terrace

Aberdeen, MD 21001


Seek info. on the family of my mother, Edith Huff, d. between 1934 and 1936, m. Dave Wallen, children: Ralph, b. 1926; and David Leon "Midge" Wallen, b. 1930, lived in Baptist Bottoms, Garrett, Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Midge Wallen

1684 W. Tacoma Street

Hernando, FL 34442

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on William Smith, b. ca. 1806, N. C., m. Elizabeth Whitamore, b. ca. 1807, Va. or N. C., came to Clay Co., Ky., 1850, from Buncombe Co., N. C., children: Lydia, m. Thomas Philpot; Carolina; Ruth; Margaret; John; Polly; and Levi, m. Rachel Bowman. Any info. appreciated.

Dorothy Hale Amis

8730 Ferncliff Avenue NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on George Kelly, m. Julia Kelly, Harlan Co., Ky., children: Paul, Lucille, Pearl, Mary, and Ruth; later moved to Middlesboro. Any info. appreciated.

Larry D. Braden

24905 Culver

St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on Morton Banks, b. ca. 1893, son of Henry and Ruby/Rose Banks, m. Ethel Simpson/Simpkins Hollon/Holland, b. 9/22/1919, Viper, Perry Co., Ky., dau. of Arch and Jane Simpson/Simpkins, children: Mettie C. Banks, b. 9/7/1941, Vancleve, Breathitt Co., Ky.; and Ruby Lee Banks, b. 3/10/1944, Vancleve, Breathitt Co., Ky. Ethel m. 1st, Sylvester Hollon/Holland, had Kenny. Where is Kenny buried? What happened to Sylvester. Any info. or photos appreciated.

Shirley K. Brewer

610 S. Madison

P. O. Box 174

Westfield, IL 62474


Seek info. on John Pozza, b. 1/21/1868; and James Pozza, b. 5/28/1870, Italy. Also, need help on following families: Anthony Shockey, m. Viola Hall; Daniel Shockey, m. Sarah King; John Allen Shockey, m. Matilda Birchfield; and Alex Raymond Shockey, m. Marie Huff. Any info. appreciated.

Jackson T. Shockey

1021 Highway 31 N.

Romance, AR 72136



Seek info. on Dusky family, Ky., 1792 - 1820, especially, James, son of Elenor Cook and Jesse Cook, m. Lydia Hill, Madison Co., Ky., 1/1815; Abijah; and Elijah. Any info. appreciated.

Fred Albers

7172 Hoefker Road

Litchfield, IL 62056

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on my g. grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Cahill, b. 1844, d. 1905, Breckinridge Co., Ky., a Civil War veteran, children: John, Henry, Fletcher, Arvin, Fannie (my grandmother), Sarah, and Maude. Benjamin's father came from Ireland. What was his name? Any info. appreciated.

Randal D. Mercer

1319 Kiper Drive

Leitchfield, KY 42754


Seek info. on Orlie T. Woolums, b. 1895, d. 1977, son of Julia A. Green and Thomas E. Woolums, brother of Tommie, Wavey, Gladys, Daisey, Lillie and Myrtle, Scott Co., Ky., m. Blanche Johnson, b. 1901, d. 1992. Any info. appreciated.

Sue J. Woolums

527 Ridge Road

Harrodsburg, KY 40330

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on my grandfather, Charlie King, participated in Battle of Lookout Mountain, m. Jane Robinson. Jane m. 2nd, Capt. Wm. Smith, 1880; m. 3rd, Jack Hargis, 1891. Any info. appreciated.

Willard O. Smith

10030 N. County Road 25A

Piqua, OH 45356


Seek info. on Thomas Combs, m. America Ellen Clemons Combs, b. 11/27/1868, Jackson, Ky., d. 10/19/1950, Akron, Ohio, children: James Goodloe, m. Docie Combs, dau. of Hiram and Eliza; Margaret, m. Losson Noble; Maude, m. Henry Jones; Gertrude, m. Hugh Garner; and Sam. Ellen and children on 1910 Breathitt Co., Ky. census, moved to Akron ca. 1918. Who are Thomas' parents and siblings? Where did he come from? Any info. appreciated.

Penny Combs Oldham

400 McCarthy Road # 421

Lemont, IL 60439

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on Ezekiel McCoy, b. 1775, Va., d. 1840s, Ill., m. Nancy Davis, b. 1774, Va., had Ezekiel (my g. g. grandfather), b. 1805, Va., m. 1st, Smytha Jane Moore, b. 1807, N. C., children: John, b. 1829; Barbara, b. 1831; William, b. 1883; Tabitha, b. 1836; Ditha, b. 1838; Adam, b. 1841; Mary, b. 1845; and Sarah, b. 1850, all b. in Ill.; m. 2nd, Margaret Webb, b. Greenup Co., Ky., children: James Benjamin, b. 1858, d. 1926, W. Va., m. Minnie Louella Gullett, b. 1877, d. 1951, W. Va.; (twins) Emanuel and Ezekiel, b. 1859; Martin, b. 1861; William, b. 1864; and Mary Elizabeth, b. 1868. Any info. appre-ciated.

Linda Bradley

2118 W. Adair Drive Apt. 17

Knoxville, TN 37918


Seek ancestors and descendants of Martin Smith, m. Fanny Wills. Any info. appreciated.

Mrs. J. P. Underwood

4503 Winchester Road

Louisville, KY 40207


James Monroe "Roe" Fraley, m. Laura Belle Salyers Fraley, dau. of Thomas T. Salyers and Louisa Barnett Salyers, Dry Bread Hollow, Magoffin Co., Ky. Would like to have newspapers clipping of article about their house burning, December 1917. Would like to have photo of Laura Belle Salyers Fraley, my g. g. grandmother. Any help appreciated.

Sharon Cornell

P. O. Box 41

Parma, MI 49269


Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Elam Farmer Bowles, b. 5/5/1798, son of Thomas Bowles, Jr.; and Mary Harper Bowles, b. 1798, Chesterfield, Va. Any info. appreciated.

John J. Boles

9334 Danerail Way

Valley Station, KY 40272


Seek info. on my grandmother, Sarah Osburn(e), b. Harlan Co., Ky., 2/13/1878, d. 1/20/1967, dau. of Hiran Osborn(e) and Nancy Brummet(t), m. Mack Hopkins, 9/10/1891, children: Oliver, my father; Clarence; and Arthur. Any info. appreciated.

Shelby Hopkins

1906 7th Street SW

Ruskin, FL 33570


Seek info. on the parents of Lewis Smith, b. 1841, d. ca. 1883, m. Malinda Fox, dau. of John Fox and Hannah Riley Fox, children: Govan, Jerry, Sarah, Mahaley, Menervia, and Jane. Lewis and Malinda are buried at Buckhorn, Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Joyce Holt

2085 Highview Drive

Morristown, TN 37813


Seek info. on Harley "Red" Allen. Any info. appreciated.

Norm Adams

1797 Newcomer Drive

Galesburg, IL 61401



Seek info. on Mary Molly (Mae) Bolling, m. Andrew Baker, b. 1694, probably England, d. 1767, Va.; and Elizabeth Bolling, d. between 1820 and 1825, m. John "Renta" Baker, b. between 1735 and 1744, N. C., d. 1820, Owsley Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Wilma Baker Moore

1039 Sunset Boulevard

Monroe, MI 48162


Seek info. on John Porter Webb, blacksmith, Winchester, Ky., b. 5/4/1814, d. 5/7/1863, m. Mildred Aldridge, b. 1/22/1822, d. 4/5/1907, children: Martha, b. 5/13/1846, d. 4/1/1913, m. James Phillip Haggard; and Nannie, m. ? McClimmons. Also, seek info. on Joe G. Hayes, b. 12/29/1849, d. 3/17/1915, m. Calpernia Aldridge, b. 6/6/1853, d. 1911, Winchester, Ky., children Lucian and ?. Any info. appreciated.

Rachel Haggard McIntosh

1141 Waddy Road

Waddy, KY 40076


e-mail: [email protected]


Seek burial place of my grandfather, Enoch Frank Vanderpool, d. 9/12/1919, Leeco, Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Clayton Vanderpool

5837 Wildwood Way

Marysville, CA 95901


Seek Ezell families, including Baalom, Va., Tenn., and Ky. areas. Also, info. on William Alexander Moore, b. Shelby Co., Tenn., possible son of William A. Moore. Any info. appreciated.

Dolores Wyant

2211 W. Catalina Avenue

Mesa, AZ 85202

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on Henry Pratt, b. 6/12/1809, Floyd Co., Ky. or Va., d. 6/15/1886, Garner, Knott Co., Ky., m. 1st, 9/20/1828, Sally Gibson; m. 2nd, 12/29/1835, Perry Co., Ky., Celia Hampton. Who were Henry's parents and siblings? Any info. appreciated.

Diane Stidham

HC 89 Box 1984

Barbourville, KY 40906


Seek info. on my grandmother, Tabatha Fugate Noble Neace, b. 1840 or 1846, dau. of William Fugate and Rachel Neace Fugate, m. John L. Neace. Where is Tabatha buried? Any info. appreciated.

Lucy Begley

14 Conquistador Street

Leesburg, FL 34748


Seek ancestry of Thomas M. Hensley, b. 3/25/1892, Clay Co., Ky., son of Henry and Sally Bowling Hensley, grandson of John and Nancy Robinson Hensley. Also, need ancestry for Pearl Hensley, b. 12/19/1895, Clay Co., Ky., dau. of Harvey and Alice Hensley. Could Harvey be the son of Isham and Emeline Marcum Hensley? Any info. appreci-ated.

Jessica Cole

5556 LaGrange Road

Shelbyville, KY 40065


Seek info. on Will Cornett, Owsley Co., Ky., m. Laura Moore, dau. of "Birdtoe" Jim Moore, lived on Fish Creek. Who are Will's parents and siblings? Also, seek grave of Menerva Miller Gabbard, wife of "Peahead" Sam Gabbard, Breathitt Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Lowen Morris

RR 1 Box 81

Booneville, KY 41314



Seek info. on following: parents and wife of Obediah Scott. b. ca. 1800, Monroe Co., Ky.; Daniel Wentworth Scott, b. 1797, Surry Co., N. C.; Emerson, Larkin, Radford, Phillip, and Joel Scott, went to Dade Co., Mo. from Ky.; and parents of Nancy Creek, b. 4/15/1780, m. 7/4/1799, Warren Co., Ky., Lazarus Webb, b. 1/13/1774, Northumberland Co., Ill. Any info. appreciated.

Anna Marie Mitchell

4108 NE Davidson Road #207

Kansas City, MO 64116


Seek info. on the Gay family, Foxtown, Jackson Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Bonnie Gay Christensen

84136 Avenue 44 Sp. 629

Indio, CA 92203


Seek info. on my g. grandmother, Annie A. Skaggs Sanders, b. 2/1860. Where was she born? Who were her parents? Did she have any siblings? Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

James W. Patterson

10121 SW 153rd Lane

Dunnell, FL 34432


Seek gravesite of my g. g. grandparents, William F. "Bill" Collins, son of Lexington "Lex" Collins and Orpha Gibson, b. 1835, Bell Co., Ky., m. 2/16/1856, Bell Co., Ky., Emma "Amie" Hoskins Begley (m. 1st Tom Begley, had four or five children), children: Sarah Jane, m. Squire Wm. Campbell, Knox Co., Ky., my g. grandparents; and Mary Susan, m. Wm. H. Tinsley, twin brother of John Robert Tinsley, Jr. Who were Emma's parents? Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Mary Belle Tye Davenport

P. O. Box 88

Artemus, KY 40903


Seek info. on Hager Jones, son of Arthur Jones, b. 1898, Morgan, Ky., d. 1944, W. Va., son of Fletcher Jones, b. ca. 1860, and Grace Copley, b. 12/12/1898, Crum W. Va., d. 1954, W. Va., dau. of Sam Copley, m. Joyce Estep. Any info. appreciated.

Don Jones AY-2811

State Correctional Institution at Dallas

Drawer K

Dallas, PA 18612


Seek info. on James Hollingsworth, d. 1885, Pike Co., Ky., m. Susan Potter Bentley, children: Ike, b. 1872; William, b. 1876; and Lewis, b. 1878. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Lloyd Holland

P. O. Box 336

Regina, KY 41559


Seek info. on Levi Williams and his wife, Renie, had Addie. Where is Addie buried? Did she ever marry? Any info. appreciated.

Eva Dean Barker

107 Sunset Drive

Bethel, OH 45106


Seek info. on William Meridith Bell, b. 3/27/1815, Ky., d. 11/20/1881, Wayne Co., Ill., m. 3/26/1840, Butler Co., Ky., Mary Polly Wade Hampton (had Wm. Hampton, by 1st marriage), b. 4/10/1817 or 1820, Ky., d. 5/29/1875, Wayne Co., Ill., sister of Irene Harris (wife of Alec) and Harriet Martin, had Mary Rose Bell, m. William Allen Sanders, son of James L. Sanders, b. 6/24/1824, Ky., d. 11/13/1895, Ill., and Mary Ann Butler Sanders; and seven other children. What were James Sanders and William Bell's parents names? Any info. appreciated.

Bernice Ehlers

443 E. Oak Street

Watseka, IL 60970


Seek info. on the Derefield family. My g. grandfather, David Derefield, b. 1828, d. 1895, Lawrence Co., Ky., m. 1st, Mary Culver; m. 2nd, Melissa Culver, children: John Burwell, b. 1858; Laban, b. 1860; Almeda, b. 1862; Mary Ellen, b. 1863; Martha, b. 1864; Allifara, b. 1868; Loucretta, b. 1872; Corilla, b. 1874; Enos, my grandfather, b. 1875; Minnie, b. 1886; Marine, b. 1877; Hester Ann, b. 1883; and Sylvester Edward, b. 1880. Would like to correspond with any Derefield family member. Any help appreciated.

Mont Derefield, Jr.

4591 Harbor Boulevard

Columbus, OH 43232



Eva E. Collins, b. 4/6/1890, Frozen Creek, Ky., d. 6/4/1968, dau. of Anderson Collins and Catherine Banks, possibly married to John McPherson, children: Stella, b. 11/16/1910, Calla, Ky., m. 9/27/1927, Estill Hounshell; Jane, b. 3/22/1913, Vancleve, Ky., m. 2/12/1930, Rachel Robids; and Josie R., b. 2/12/1916, Vancleve, Ky., m. 10/13/1939, Ray Link. Eva m. 2nd, Mose King, children: Mary, b. 7/12/1920, m. 8/1/1936, Jackson Brewer; Eual, b. 8/17/1922, m. Mary Tyler; Robert, b. 7/24/1925, m. 11/11/1949, Ruby Fletcher; James Luther, b. 11/6/1927, m. 3/12/1948, Esther Banks; Franklin, b. 12/15/1930, m. 10/15/1955, Mildred Duilumg; and Ardean, b. 8/13/1924, d. 8/21/1924. Will share info.

Shirley K. Brewer

P. O. Box 174

Westfield, IL 62474


Seek info. on William Woods, b. 1829, Lee Co., Va., d. ca. 1889, Johnson Co., Ky., m. 7/12/1852, Johnson Co., Ky., Lucina Stafford. Who were his ancestors and siblings? Where is William buried? Any info. appreciated.

Alvin Akers

3711 Firethorn Drive

LaGrange, KY 40031

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on James Abbott, b. 1799, Jefferson Co., Ky.; and Joseph Abbott, m. 12/26/1828, Frances Hooker, McCracken Co., Ky., lived in Hopkins Co., Ky., 1840. Any info. appreciated.

Greta Holloman

519 Gulf Street

Providence, KY 42450


Seek info. on family of James Madison Walton, b. 1864, Knox Co., Ky., principal of Hyden Academy and pastor of the Presbyterian Church, brother of my grandfather, John H. Walton, b. 1862; Thomas F.; William; and Elizabeth. Any info. appreciated.

Joe R. Walton

11060 Thornton Drive

Knoxville, TN 37922


Seek info. on Frank and Vic Mullins, Carr Creek, Knott Co. area, children: Alex, my grandfather; Otis; Curtis; and Frankie. Any info. appreciated.

Shirley Hall Hatton

7727 W. HWY 36

Sharpsburg, KY 40374

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on Elisha Edwards, m. Dianna Ellis, dau. of Robert and Elizabeth Whitecotton Ellis, 11/1802, Fauquier Co., Va. Need their record of birth, death, and place of burial. Dianna signed bond in Mason Co., Ky., 10/25/1824, for dau. Elizabeth Edwards' marriage to John Devins/Devine. Did Elisha and Dianna have other children? Any info. appreciated.

Rosemarie Ellis Sutherlin

2735 S. US HWY 41

Veedersburg, IN 47987


Seek info. on Robert Coleman, Owenton, Ky. area., d. 7/14/1885, m. Eliza Traylor. Who were his parents? Any info. appreciated.

Kenneth B. Coleman

5620 Alomar Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45238

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek info. on my grandfather, William Dove Oliver. He left Hopkins Co., in 1875, with eight of his children from his first marriage. What happened to him and his children? Any info. appreciated.

James M. Oliver, Jr.

123 El Camino Real Road

Cadiz, KY 42211


Seek info. on my grandmother, Nancy Williams Justice, Johns Creek, Ky., dau. of Polly Ruithford Williams, m. Grover Cleveland Justice, Grapevine, Ky., son of Talbett Justice and Marthy Justice. Any info. or history on this family appreciated.

Sharon Hackney

415 Bastin Creek Road

Kings Mountain, KY 40442


Seek info. on Tomas Proffitt, bro. of Sam, Henry, and Charley, m. Naomi Macown Proffitt, Graham, W. Va., sister to Hoyt Macown, children: Doshie, Richlands, Va., my g. grandmother; Robert; Tom; Edd; Ida; Maggie; Okie; and Henrey. Also, seek info. on Sylvester Hess, Rowen, Va., had Beverly Hess, Julo, W. Va.; Iria; John; Nelson; Alifair Murpy; and Naomi V., b. 4/28/1912, Richlands, Va., my grandmother. Any info. appreciated.

Donnie Ray Collins

06029-032 QRT 0-A2

P. O. Box 4000

Manchester, KY 40962


Seek info. on Harrison and Hedden families. William H. Harrison, b. near Mt. Eden, Ky., 9/15/1837, d. 1/19/1909, son of James Harrison and Sallie Cooper, grandson of John Harrison, was mustered into service at New Haven, Ky., 12/24/1861, Co. B 15th Ky. Vol. Inf., m. 1st, 4/7/1864, Sallie E. Houser, b. 5/5/1842, d. 6/21/1878, had several children; m. 2nd, 11/15/1883, Emma Pigg, had two children. Miranda Harrison, sister of William, m. Elisha Hedden. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

William M. Metcalf

406 Russell Avenue

La Grange, KY 40031


Seek info. on my g. g. g. g. g. great-grandmother, Ora Grimes, and her husband, Crawford. Also, seek info. on Rosa Belle Shockey, dau. of Henry Clay Shockey and Louise Buckheart Fletcher, b. 2/21/1900, d. 1/20/1964, m. Dock Nathan Hollon, 10/8/1915. Who were her siblings? Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Mary Hollon

215 McDaniel Apt. 202

Dayton, OH 45405


Seek info. on Chandler Ritchie and Ewell Edward Ritchie, Fisty, Ky., sons of Tig Ritchie and Dorothy Ritchie. Any info. appreciated.

Tracy Ritchie

824 N. Lakeview

Sturgis, MI 49091


Seek info. on Capt. William Smith, d. 1921, age of 84, lived at mouth of Starry Branch, two miles south of Jackson, Ky., m. Jane Robinson. Jane m. 1st, Charlie King, d. ca. 1876; m. 3rd, a Harris. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Willard O. Smith

10030 N County Road 25 A

Piqua, OH 45356

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