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June 1997 Queries - From The Pages Of The Kentucky Explorer. Help If You Can!
 
Ray-Wray
Would like to hear from anyone from Laurel Co. working on the above name or anyone related to this name. Especially interested in Luke Ray, b. 1857, d. 1917 (?), Laurel Co., who m. on 7/22/1875 to Marry M. Peters, b. 3/4/1862, d. 6/5/1926, Harlan Co., Ky. Luke was the son of John Wray and Nancy W. Hodges.
Karen E. Lee
104 Jewel Dr.
Clayton, DE 19938
e-mail: [email protected]
 
Fortney-Williams
Need info. on my g.g. grandmother, Rebecca Jane Williams Fortney, b. 10/30/1885, d. 2/11/1957, m. John Henry Fortney. They had 5 children: O.B. "Barney," Reed (my grandfather), Myrtle, Tom, and Jack. They lived in Artemus, Ky., and later moved to Richmond, Ky. Both are buried in Scalf Cemetery in Baughman, Ky. Rebecca was from Williamsburg, Ky. Don't know parents' names. Need pertinent info. to help further research. John H. was son of William, b. 12/22/1844, d. 11/1/1908, and Rebecca Fortney, b. 1/15/1846, d. 7/2/1922, both buried in Scalf Cemetery, children: John Henry, Charles, Daniel, and Mariah.
Nerissa Fortney Gregoire
P.O. Box 65
Waco, KY 40385
(606) 369-3177
 
Miller-Brophy
My g. grandfather, Isaac Miller, son of Harrison, m. Elnora Brophy, b. ca. 1866, d. ca. 1930, Frankfort, Franklin Co. She had a brother, Jesse Brophy, b. 1882. Appreciate any info. on Brophy and Miller lines.
June Miller Peck
531 E. Market St.
Germantown, OH 45327
e-mail: [email protected]
 
Davenport-Champion
Seeking info. on John Clem Davenport (1880-?), son of John Wilson Davenport (1842-1919) and Elizabeth Bray (1841-1927), who m. Lula Champion (1879-1937). Their children: Ray; Norbin; Opal; J.C. (1924-1993), my father-in-law; Lovie Pearl who m. James Corbet Singleton (1904-1925). John and Lula ran Davenport's Store in Salem, Livingston Co., Ky. Both are buried in the Lola Cemetery.
Deborah (Hampton) Davenport
1254 Powder Mill Dr.
Dallas, GA 30132-6923
(770) 445-0247
 
Gibson
Who are the parents of Polly Gibson who married Littleberry Crowley. She d. in Whitley Co. in 1830.
Christine Stephens
64 Highview Dr.
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
(606) 781-1458
 
Dorris-Aiken
Cornelius Dorris m. Lucy Aiken, 7/4/1849, in Robertson Co., Tenn. Is he the Neil Dorris, b. 1827, listed on 1860 Logan Co., Ky., census? Aaron Dorris was living next to Neil according to same census. Were they brothers and who were their parents?
Charlotte Austin
9119 E. State Highway DD
Strafford, MO 65757
 
Halsel
Need info. on Margaret A. Halsel, dau. of C.T. and Martha A. Halsel. C.T. was b. ca. 1815 in Montgomery Co., Tenn. (just across the state line from Todd Co., Ky.). C.T. appears to be either the son or grandson of Thomas and Elizabeth Halsel of Montgomery Co. There are 2 Thomases; one b. ca. 1770, the other ca. 1795.
Andy Miller
2256 Glenwood Cir.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909-1553
(719) 597-2804
e-mail: [email protected]
 
Gatewood-Devine
Seek marriage record of William C. Gatewood to Daisy (Margaret?) R. Devine. She was b. ca. 1884, and d. 12/4/1908, in Trimble Co., Ky. Who were her parents?
Charles Rudy Heath II
6586 Fields Ertel Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241-1367
 
Ralston
Looking for info. on Ralstons. I need John Ralston's wife's name. They were from Va., given a land grant in Ky. after Revolution. Their children m. in and around Harrison Co. area, believe also around Mammoth Cave. John's son, William F., m. Ellender Sisk-Page, in 1800, Harrison Co. Their son, James B., b. 1808, m. in Greene Co., Ill., to Ramah McNail in 1831. The family stayed in Greene Co., hasn't gone far from there still.
Sue Kennedy
822 Circle Dr.
Bethalto, IL 62010-1340
 
Travis
Looking for any info. on William Travis of Fentress Co., Tenn. He deeded land along Caney Creek to Ellen June/Jane Hicks in 1860. Who is he and how is he related to Ellen? The Travis family moved to Barren Co., Ky., in later years. If anyone knows anything of these people, contact me.
Ludema Bowles
1570 Centerton Rd.
Martinsville, IN 46151
 
Cockran-Spencer
Seeking photos, etc., on William Cockran, father of Nancy Cockran (b. 3/1/1792, Culpeper Co., Va., d. 2/11/1859, Barren Co., Ky.), and Charity Spencer, William's wife, who were m. on 12/3/1791 in Culpeper Co., and their parents.
Charlene Lichtmann
310 Lakeview Dr.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
e-mail: [email protected]
 
Turner
Seeking info. on my ancestry or correspondence with any descendants of James S. Turner who lived in Macon Co., Tenn. My lineage comes through his son, William Camel Turner, who lived in Allen Co., Ky.
William W. Turner
P.O. Box 490
South Shore, KY 41175
(606) 932-3821
e-mail: [email protected]
 
Steele
Seeking proof of parentage, birthplace, and siblings of Dr. Moses Steele (5/19/1778-11/11/1817) who m. Susan Clayton Bell in Logan Co., Ky., in 1801. Court records show he lived in Russellville, Logan Co. (1799-1805), in Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tenn. (1806-1809), and in Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Ky., until his death. His brother, John Steele (ca. 1770-1821), lived in Campbell Co., Va., Logan Co., and Clarksville. His brother, Alexander Steele, lived in Campbell Co. Believe these brothers were sons of Alexander Steele (6/20/1735-6/25/1808) and first wife, Elizabeth Carson Helm (11/15/1739-before 1786), of Campbell Co.
Robert D. Steele
9822 Windledge
Dallas, TX 75238
(214) 348-3862
 
Holbrook
Want to correspond with anyone who can give me info. on families of Randolph and Jane Webb Holbrook. Son, Henry, was g.g. grandfather, b. Perry Co., ca. 1867, m. Elizabeth Cornett, b. 1867, d. Aug. 10, yr. unknown. Children: William, Alice, and Edward. After Elizabeth's death, Henry lived in Wise, Va., m. Mary Taylor, had Randolph. Found articles on brothers, Enoch, Jason, and Jesse, at Whitesburg library. Also Benjamin and Mary lived in Wise area. Keep running into dead ends! Would like to find burial places for them.
Tammy Dean
9118 Gilliam School Rd.
Wise, VA 24293
 
Forman
Searching for parents, b. Va., and siblings of Joseph Forman, b. 1816-21, Bourbon Co., Ky., d. 1902, Clay Co., Ky. Joseph bought land in Owsley Co. in 1847 and m. in 1851, Clay Co., Malinda Hollinsworth, b. 1827-32, d. 1900, Clay Co. Three children b. in Ky.: Sophia, 1852; William, 1858; and Leuticia, 1854. Four children b. in Ark.: Joseph, 1859; James, 1861; Stephen, 1866; and Hester, 1873.
Carol Sandlin
37 Nicholson Dr.
Chatham, NJ 07928
(201) 635-6272
 
Smith
Need to know the parents of Ballard Smith, b. 1817, Ky., m. Emily Wells on 11/16/1837, Lincoln Co., Ky. Children: John, David Daugherty, Mary, William, and James Crim. After Emily d., Ballard m. Lucinda Yocum on 9/10/1849, Lincoln Co. 1880 census says Ballard's father was b. in Ireland and his mother was b. in Va.
Joyce Tinsley
2201 2nd Ave. N.
Great Falls, MT 59401-3311
 
Miller-Sturgeon
Seeking: Reuben Miller, b. Ky., and wife, Nancy Sturgeon, b. ca. 1786, Ky. Children: Richard; Peter, b. ca. 1805, Ky., m. (2) Eunice Pike; James, b. ca. 1806, m. Mary, b. ca. 1805, Ky.; Andrew Jackson, b. ca. 1812, Ky., d. Jefferson Co., Mo., m. Clarissa Wilson; William, b. ca. 1820, Ky., m. Nancy; Rebecca, b. 1821, Shelby Co., Ky., m. Henry Jones; John Nelson, b. 1823, Frankfort, Ky., m. Eliza Jane Slane; Ellen, b. ca. 1834, Ill., m. a Loomis.
Leniegh Schrinar
145 Mazet Rd.
Riverton, WY 82501
 
Blalock
M. (Merady?) B. (Burton) Blalock, b. 1821, NC, was in L.A., Calif., in 1911. When did he die? Where is he buried? His son, Lucious-Lucian Burton Blalock, was b. 8/13/1850, Ga. By 1871 he was in Graves Co., Ky., where he d. in 1929. Zeppie Blalock Davis, dau. of M.B. Blalock, had a son, Arvil Oscar Davis, and a dau., Eva Octavia Davis. At one time they were in Denver, Colo., probably by 1880s.
Dorothy Austin
1757 Carter Rd.
Mayfield, KY 42066
 
Durham
Trying to find info. on Eliza Jane Durham, b. 6/16/1824, d. 2/4/1903, Jackson Co., Ky., m. Nathan Casteel on 11/27/1845, Laurel Co., Ky. I am told that Eliza is the dau. of William Green Durham. Would appreciate any info. on this family.
Cindy Durham Crawford
5840 State Route 133
Batavia, OH 45103
e-mail: [email protected]
 
Barnes
Have found reference to a Charles Barnes (1806) who m. Hannah Neale, parents of Mary Ann Barnes Hazard, of Hazard, Ky. Does anyone have additional info. about any of these persons? Am also seeking any descendants of George Barnes or other survivors of McNitt's defeat which occurred 10/3/1786, in what is now Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park near London, Ky.
Elizabeth W. Spencer
P.O. Box 87
Hopkinsville, KY 42241-0087
(502) 885-8270
 
Hall-Wheat-Abbot-Vance
Searching for info. on my g.g.g. grandfather, Thomas N. Hall, b. before 1775, Ky. or Va., d. ca. 1838, Ky., m. Sarah Ann (maiden name?), b. before 1775, Ky. or Va. His son, John H., b. ca. 1794, Barren Co., d. ca. 1841, Hart Co., m. Jan./June 3, 1807, Green Co., to Dorothy M. "Dolly" Abbot, b. ca. 1785, Green Co., d. 9/12/1852, Hart Co. William Jackson Hall, son of John H., b. 2/19/1818, Barren Co., d. 12/24/1884, Green Co., on 12/25/1845 in Green Co. m. (1) Martha Jane Vance, b. 12/23/1826, d. 8/29/1853, Hart Co. Four children: Virginia A., Alfred A., Hester Ann, and Alice G.; and on 3/1/1855, Green Co. m. (2) Sarah "Elizabeth" Wheat, b. ca. 1822, Green Co., d. 9/23/1882, Green Co., 3 children: Permelia W. "Millie," William Thomas (my grandfather), and John Henry. Will share info.
Charles W. Hall
P.O. Box 425
Clinton, IL 61727-0425
(217) 935-8469
 
Perkins
Need info. on the Perkinses who settled in Caldwell Co., Ky., ca. 1800. Wm. and Sarah Perkins; Richard Perkins; Solomon Perkins; Steven Perkins; Thomas Perkins; Adam Perkins; and Joseph Dunklin. How did Dunklin fit into the Perkins family?
H.L. (Joe) Perkins
P.O. Box 332
Park City, KY 42160
(502) 749-5301
 
McKinney
Found genealogy item in 4/1997 issue pertaining to Col. John McKinney and wife, Sarah Taliferro, interesting. We are hoping that some of John's descendants will be interested in research we've done and can perhaps add to what we found on the family. We have done a book due to all the info. we found when doing family genealogy. Contact me to share info.
Christine Harper McKinney
6030 Tylersville Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069-1210
e-mail: [email protected]
 
Lewis
Do any readers have info. on James Lewis, b. in Wales, England, in 1735, any info. regarding his family tree. I believe I'm a descendant of this family and am trying to search for info.
Rickey A. Lewis
350 Gilbert Ave.
Fairborn, OH 45324
 
Hawkins
My 4th g. grandfather's daughter, Sarah Hawkins, m. John Sevier, the first governor of Tenn. She was b. in northwest Va., along the Shenandoah River. Do I have any relatives in Ky. from this Hawkins line?
F. Eugene Hawkins
1404 N. Mantorville Ave.
Kasson, MN 55944
(507) 634-7149
 
Johnson
Seeking info. on Minerva Johnson who m. James Peak in 1870 in Ohio Co. Her father was from Shelby Co.
Richard S. Reinbargar
2315 Lakeside Trl.
Cumming, GA 30131-8427
 
Davis-Ewing
Would like any info. or pictures on the marriage of E.B. Ewing to a Davis (first name could have been Anna or Susan). My g. uncle said the couple lived in Waddy, Ky., and that she had 2 or 3 sons and a dau. I'd love to hear from some of her children or grandchildren.
Joe Ewing
1020 E. Main St., Apt. 36
Danville, KY 40422
 
Bailey-Day
Looking for info. on Lewis William Bailey, b. 1798, m. 1822, Adair Co., Ky., to Sarah (Sally) Grider. Lewis's father was William Bailey; his mother was Isabella Day, dau. of Nicholas Day. Would like more details on these people and their ancestors.
Thomasine Smiley Elefant
2890 Norcrest Dr.
San Jose, CA 95148
 
Haynes
Seek info. on the Haynes/Hanes/Haines family of Wayne Co., Ky. John Haynes and his brother, William, moved to Wayne Co. in 1801, from Va. or another county in Ky. John m. Margaret Adams Wann, dau. of Isaac Adams, on 10/12/1822. Their son, Elijah Haynes, was the county judge of Wayne Co. William m. Elizabeth Corder ca. 1810. Both families lived on Beaver Creek.
Rita Haynes
6290 Russia Rd.
South Amherst, OH 44001
e-mail: [email protected]
 
Slavey
Garrard Co., Ky., record shows that in 9/1798, Richard Slavey m. Susanna Mounts. They settled near the Ky.-Tenn. line and raised a large family. Believe all the Slaven, Slavey, Slavin, etc., in this area are descended from this Richard Slavey. We have a reunion to help preserve family info. If you are interested in the reunion, would like to know more about your ancestors, or have family info. to share contact me.
Ann Brotzge
2347 Waterford
Mt. Washington, KY 40047
(502) 538-6078
 
Peed
Looking for info. on the Peed family. They lived near Heselton, Ky., near Vanceburg. They are, for the most part, buried in Hackworth Cemetery. William, b. near here in 1772, d. 9/22/1852. He was m. to a Cherokee woman (?). Is she Cherokee, in this area? Any way to find her name? Also related to Ginn.
Randall Bales
404 Ingram Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45218-1138
 
Brandenburg
My g. grandfather, Charles Hal Brandenburg, believe he was b. ca. 1838, don't know where or what his wife's name was. My grandfather's name was Luther Randolph Brandenburg, b. 2/11/1902, Beattyville, m. Stella Hill on 2/28/1924, in Kansas City, Mo. They lived in or around Platte City, Mo. Stella d. 1/30/1937; Luther d. 7/12/1953. Both buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Platte City, Mo. My dad's name is Clyde Franklin Brandenburg, b. 2/9/1931, Beverly Station, Mo. He had three brothers, Charles Hal, Guy Parks, Luther Randolph Jr., and two sisters, Louise and Ruth.
Patricia B. Wariner
5025 E. Lake Rd.
Milton, FL 32583-1111
(904) 623-5160
 
Rudd
Seeking info. on parents and first wife of Bryant Rudd, b. ca. 1790, d. 1847. 2nd wife was Susan Cole on 8/29/1832, Knox Co., Ky. Edward Rudd was bondsman. Children: Richard D., b. 1822; Marshall L., b. 1825; Hiram J., b. 10/1/1827; Charles Asburn, b. 10/13/1828; Simon Bolivar, b. 3/7/1830; Jesse R., b. 1833; and William Pinkney, b. 6/9/1836. Bryant moved to Todd Co., ca. 1834, and to Marshall Co., ca. 1842, where he died near Brewers, Marshall Co., Ky., in 1847.
Leonard C. Becker
2109 Jeanne Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89108-3122
(702) 648-1902
 
Brown
My g. grandmother, Martha Ann Brown, b. Pulaski Co., 1832, d. 6/9/1864, m. 1853-54 to John William Bustle. Who were her parents and did she have siblings? I will pay for any copies of any info. Also will exchange info. I have a picture of her. Will pay for postage, etc. This family may have m. in Laurel Co. They eventually settled in London, Ky., area.
Elsie Lewis
14356 N. County Road 3400 E.
Mason City, IL 62664
 
Jones
Looking for info. and pictures of my Jones family. My g.g. grandfather was Daniel Jones who m. Amanda Patrick Shepherd. Their children were: Mary, Charlie, Harrison, Allie, Lewis, and Green. Appreciate any help.
Teresa Harner Vinton
5394 Sharon Dr.
Jackson, MI 49203
 
Stone
Seeking info. on John Martin, b. 1848, Sullivan Co., Mo., m. Mary Catherine Fleming, b. 1858, Jackson, Ohio, on 4/19/1876, Carter Co., Ky. Mary's parents: Bonaparte and Mahala Fleming. John and family moved by early 1900s to Higginsville, Mo. Left Flemings and Stones behind. Who and where are they? Do know Fleming's Shoe Store in Ashland, Ky., was owned by son of George Washington Fleming, Mary's brother, during the 1940s. Store is gone; where are owners?
Lee Ann Harper
P.O. Box 345
Union Mills, NC 28167
 
Webb
Searching for descendants or info. on Milton Webb, b. 4/2/1871, at Old Landing, Lee Co., Ky., son of Josiah and Martha Abney Webb, m. Lee Co., 10/8/1891 to Lucy Brandenburg, b. 1875, Lee Co. Their children were: Shelly, Daisy, Lizzie, Melvin, and Edna. He probably moved to Owsley Co., Ky., in early 1900s.
Ottice G. Webb
857 Century Pl.
Charleston, SC 29412
 
Caldwell
Does anyone know if the Robert and William Caldwell living in Cumberland Co., Ky., in the 1820s are the same men who lived previously in Washington and Marion Cos., Ky.? Did they have a sister, Sophia? She m. Barnett McGlasson in Campbell Co., Va., in 1800.
Mary I. Lacy
1340 Edwards Mill Rd
Hopkinsville, KY 42240-8954
 
Smith-Combs
Fugate-Ritchie
I was b. at Ary, Ky., 10/14/1915, son of William and Mary Elizabeth Fields Smith. Grew up mostly away from area; don't know most of my relatives. Would love to hear from any descendants of Rachel Smith, my grandmother. Her siblings were Sam, Tolbert, Jim, Shade, Felix, Catherine, Sally, Polly, Elizabeth, and Eliza. Some of Rachel's children were: William, Goodloe, Jerdon, French, West, and Sylvania who m. Steve Caudill. Believe Rachel's mother was Cinthia Stacy and father was Isaac Smith. I'm also related to Combs, Fugate, and Ritchie families.
Ira Smith
4511 Osborn Rd.
Medway, OH 45341-9734
 
Kinney
Would like to contact Brice and Farin Kinney, sons of Woodrow Wilson Kinney, d. 1975, buried at Greensburg, Ky. Mother was Sue? You have a large family who would like to hear from you.
Jo Etta Brown
1530 Castleman Branch Rd.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165-9789
 
Logan
I am searching for John Doolin Logan of Butler Co., Ky.
Betty L. Christianson
218 Veller Dr.
Beaver Dam, KY 42320-1419
 
Slaton
Looking for the grave of Andrew Jackson Slaton, b. ca. 1844, d. by execution under Gen. Burbridges' order #59 on 9/4/1864, was Confederate prisoner, b. in Hopkins Co., father was Archibald, mother Parenthia.
James L. Head
1230 Arapaho Trl.
Geneva, FL 32732
(407) 349-9299
 
Fields-Bolin
Searching for ancestry of William "Billy" Fields and his wife, Tilda Bolin. They had four children: Joseph (b. 1884), Robert, Daniel Boone, and Elizabeth. Joseph m. in Lee Co., Ky., (1) Lula Belle Childers, dau. of Charles Childers and Lucinda Spencer, and (2) a different Lucinda Spencer. Where William and Tilda came from or where they went is not known but they were in or around Lee Co. when Joseph showed up around 1896.
Myrl Spencer
309 Division St.
Eaton, OH 45320
(937) 456-6375
 
Branaman-Brenneman
Would like to correspond with anyone researching the family of Abraham Branaman/Brenneman, b. 5/3/1791, Rockingham, Va., d. 3/16/1874, Ky., son of David and Barbara (Rhodes) Brenneman. Abraham m. (1) Elizabeth Putt (Heneem), (2) Mary Ann Carpenter on 1/12/1835, Rockcastle Co., Ky.
Debbie Scherer
RR 1 Box 144
Verdon, NE 68457-9756
 
Wagoner
Looking for birth dates and any other info. on the children of Joseph and Kathern (Sweeney) Wagoner. I have their names and who they married. Amanda Wagoner Kelly was my grandmother. She m. John Kelly. Please help me finish my search on the Wagoners. Their names were Liza, Linny, Amanda, Levi, Jacob, Corbin, and Bud, all b. in Elliott Co., Ky.
Kathy Adkins
RR 1 Box 17
Olive Hill, KY 41164
 
Depew
Seeking info. on Isaac Newton Depew, b. ca. 1818, Tenn. Who were his parents? The 1840 census shows him in Tenn., m. to Mariah Elizabeth Setzer/Setser, b. 1822-25, NC. They were on the 1850 census in Harlan Co., Ky., then back in Tenn. (Hancock Co.) in 1860. Isaac d. ca. 1890, Clay Co., Ky. Where is he buried? He was a circuit riding preacher.
Joyce B. Meyer
3118 Locust Hollow Ln.
Edgewood, KY 41017
 
Binion
Would like to correspond with anyone who has done research on the Binions of Elliott and Carter Cos., Ky. I am the g.g.g. granddaughter of James Binion, b. 1826, lived in Carter Co., killed in the Underwood War (a Carter Co. feud) on 3/17/1880. He had 2 brothers that lived in Elliott Co., William and Lincoln. Their father was Isaac, b. ca. 1796, Va. Interested in copies of wills, birth and death records.
Barbara Conner
45 McDaniel
Dover, DE 19901
 
Parrish
Seek info. on James Walter Parris, b. 1807, Ky., m. 11/17/1827, to Lucinda, b. 1808, Ky. Children, all b. in Ky.: William Hamilton, b. 7/7/1833; Elizabeth, b. 1/11/1836; Mary Ann, b. 6/6/1838; Benjamin F., b. 7/1849. James's parents? Info. on Parrish family?
Bev Schubert
P.O. Box 74421
Vancouver, WA 98684
 
Mason
My g. grandmother, Delilah Grace Simpson, b. 7/25/1853, Grant Co., Ky., dau. of James and Mary Ann (Polly) Jump Simpson, d. 12/4/1937, m. Francis Marion (Frank) Mason, b. 5/11/1856, Grant Co., son of Wm. Sanderson and Sarah Ann Holbrook Mason, d. 2/21/1935. Want to know Frank's siblings and their spouses. Also on the ancestors and descendants of Sarah Ann. Also, Wm. Thos. Criswell, b. 11/14/1857, m. Emily Jane Martin, b. 12/2/1862, dau. of Rankin and Betsy Ann Brannock Martin. Who were Betsy's ancestors, her siblings, and their spouses? Also Emily's siblings and spouses, understand there were 16 children.
Edith Bach
428 Independence Station Rd.
Independence, KY 41051
 
Mannin
My g. grandmother, Nannie Mannin, b. 1885, Wolfe Co., m. Stephen Burgess, 7/15/1902, Powell Co., in the home of Armina Burgess. Three children: George, Floyd, and Ada Mae who d. in childbirth ca. 1907. Nannie's parents are John and Mary who is supposedly full Indian. Would like to hear from anyone with info. on Stephen or Mary.
Teresa Shriver
21331 Free Church Rd.
Caledonia, IL 61011-9307
 
Durham-Brockman-Jeter
Seek info. on James S. Durham, b. 12/15/1824, d. 9/14/1865, m. Nancy Brockman, b. 12/10/1826, d. 3/14/1887, buried in Saloma Cemetery, Taylor County. My g. grandmother was Mary (Mollie) Susan Jeter, b. 3/25/1852, d. 1/28/1937, m. James Madison Durham (James and Nancy's son). Have lots of unidentified photos that belonged to Mollie. Like to hear from anyone with info. on this family. James and Mollie buried in Green River Christian Church, Middleburg, Ky. Also trying to find book, The Durhams, by Moore and Campbell.
Mimi Tucker
1202 Cedar Grove Rd.
Irvine, KY 40336
 
Becknell
Need to know if William Becknell of Owsley Co., b. ca. 1815, is son of Capt. William Becknell who discovered Santa Fe Trail. My grandfather always said he was, but some said he wasn't. Also who was William's father if not the captain.
Joanie Wilson
504 Kiwi Dr.
Winchester, KY 40391
(606) 745-4479-after 5:30 p.m.
 
Ross
Seeking info. on Francis Peter Lemon Ross, a.k.a. "Lee," Pearlman, Poleman (in the census). He was b. in Whitley Co., ca. 1817-20, d. 1906. Descended from the line of Angus Ross, a long hunter. Francis Peter Lemon m. (1) Nancy King, dau. of Thomas Murray King, (2) Sarah "Sally" Chitwood Duncan.
Edith Hammonds
P.O. Box 518
Pine Knot, KY 42635
 
Minor
Searching for info. on Minor family of Va., Ind., and NC. Have no photos of g. grandparents and know little about them except they were Indian. My g. grandmother, Ursula (Ussly) Roberts, was from Ky., mother's name was Lucy. Ursula m. Gilford Minor.
Helen Minor Adams
P.O. Box 71
Isom, KY 41824
 
Nalle-Titlow-Bright
Looking for info. on John Bright Nalle and Lilly American Titlow. John lived at Cabin Creek, WV, early 1900, had 5 sons and 2 daughters: John and Bruce (twins), b. 1905; Ruth, 1906; James; Thomas, Abraham; Ethel; and Ferrell. Lilly d. when Ferrell was born and Mr. Nalle m. a Stella. They moved to Wayland, Ky., 1920. Also want info. on Bright name.
Betty Nalle Reynolds
1197 Prewitt
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
 
Lawson
Would like to contact and correspond with anyone having info. on the Lawsons from Floyd Co., Ky., or around the areas of Halifax, Russell, Wythe, and Washington, Va.
Charlene Lawson
HC 74 Box 1218
Honaker, KY 41603
 
Burks
My g.g.g. grandfather, David Burks, moved his wife, Rebecca, and children from Burke Co., NC, to Floyd Co., Ky., ca. 1814. He consented to marriage of dau., Jenny, to Jeremiah Collier, 1/21/1815, and marriage of Anna to Stephen Collier, 7/21/1819. His sons: Charles, John, Isaac, and James. Searching for David's ancestors and Rebecca's maiden name and ancestors.
Billie Burke Miller
P.O. Box 117
Nevada, IA 50201
 
Sons
Seeking info. on David Sons, b. 1829, Estill Co., Ky., m. Matilda "Talley" Powell, b. 1834, in Ky. Their children: Abe, James, Roann, Johnny, Manda, Margaret, Nancy Jane (my grandmother, m. Riley Walker McCoy), and Sarah F.
Barbara Watson Cole
1315 Pompei Rd.
Clay City, KY 40312
 
Harrod-Armstrong
Seeking family histories of all Harrods and Armstrongs of Ky., and all of their descendants. Info. to be placed in Ky. archives and Ky. Historical Society. I have worked on this for 10 yrs., and need anyone from these two families to respond.
Orville O. Harrod
883 Overdale Dr.
Louisville, KY 40229
 
Lawson
Seeking info. on grandfather, Angus B. Lawson, b. 1857, to Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth (Brewer) Lawson on Big Branch, Wolfe Co., Ky. Angus m. Mary A. Rouse, 1878, Wolfe Co. Mary b. 1860. Their children: Andrew Jackson, b. 1884; Willie G., b. 1888; and Julia, b. ?. Mary and Angus separated ca. 1894. Can't find Angus after 1900 in Wolfe Co., believe he went to Menifee Co. Want info. on Angus, Mary, or Julia. Will pay for postage, copies, or photos.
Charlotte Grigsby
P.O. Box 1477
London, KY 40743-1477
 
Fugate
Seeking info. and descendants of Floyd "Bo" Fugate m. Elizabeth Brock ca. 1898, Harlan Co. Also seeking info. on the origin of the Fugate name.
J.P. Fugate
7710 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40291
(502)239-3309
 
Stidham
Would anyone knowing who may have put up James Buchanan Stidham's new headstone please drop me a few lines and let me know?
James H. Stidham
P.O. Box 132
Moscow, MI 49257
 
Martin
We are descendants of Wm. Shepard Martin and Martha Hudson Martin and their 15 children. Father was the 15th child of Solomon Columbus Martin and Sarah Ann (Elkin) Martin who lived in Powell, Clark, and Montgomery Cos. Appreciate any info.
Franklin W. Martin
5904 N. 00 E.
Kokomo, IN 46901-5944
 
Hughes-Elmore-York
Malone-Coffey
Researching the above surnames from Clinton, Russell, and Adair Cos. Would like to correspond with anyone connected with these surnames.
Ruby Hughes Lowe
1024 W. Main St.
Chesterfield, IN 46017
 
Wizor
I am trying to locate someone who is related to a John Wizor, may be spelled differently. He was from Rowan Co., moved to Owen Co. The wife of his son, Jimmie Daniel, changed spelling to Wiser.
Mildred Wiser
P.O. Box 362
Owenton, KY 40539-0362
 
Clair
William T. Clair, b. 1871, Menifee Co., d. 1911, Wolfe Co., son of William Leander Clair, b. 1850, Ky., d. 1923, Breathitt Co., and Sarah Campbell, b. 1848, Wolfe Co., d. 1928, Perry Co. The death certificate of William T. says he d. of "perforated intestines by violence, pistol shot accidentally by his brother." Have conflicting info. about this incident, would like to hear other accounts, specifically interested in who shot him and why. Newspaper article?
Darlene Mihaloew
7599 Ruxton Dr.
Springfield, VA 22153
e-mail: [email protected]
 
Johnson
Seeking info. on family of Henry and Polly Balcomb Johnson who moved to Harreldsville, Butler Co., Ky., in 1826, from NC, probably from Chatham, Wake, or Johnston Cos. Known children b. in NC were: Wesley, b. 1805; Berry W., 1810; Emily, 1813; and Willis, 1817. Henry and Berry founded Rock Creek Springs Church at Harreldsville, buried at that church along with sons, John H. and Berry W. Johnson (Civil War vets), son, James Kelly Johnson, and son, Frank A. Johnson.
Leland R. Johnson
301 Lake Westmoreland Rd.
Westmoreland, TN 37186
 
Miller-Peck-Thomas
Still seeking info. about my grandparents, Bill Miller and Mary Montgomery. Their dau., Lena Miller, lived with Peck family in 1920. See earlier Explorer for same query.
Carolyn King Mountz
2909 Lexington Rd.
Louisville, KY 40206
 
Hafley
Seek grave of Jacob Hafley, b. 1756, Frederickstown, Md., German descent, d. 12/26/1833, buried somewhere in Casey Co., probably in unmarked grave.
Michael Hatchel
2136 Cornishville Rd.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
 
Baker
Searching for info. on the familiesof descendants of John and Sally Ann Baker, b. ca. 1850, Va. or Ky. Had 2 children: William Daniel Boone Baker, b. 3/24/1878, Hazard, Ky.; and Polly Baker, b. 7/1879, Hazard. John's brother, Elijah, b. 1861, also known as E.C. Baker and Lige Baker, m. Josephine. Children: Jimmy, b. 3/13/1885, m. Louisa Couch, b. 11/23/1901, Perry Co., Ky.; Nancy, b. 12/1/1889, m. E. Henson; Adell; Robin; Polly; and Farmer.
Henrietta C. Mesman
586 Kentucky Ave.
Junction City, KY 40440
e-mail: [email protected]
 
James
Would like to have info. pertaining to Michael R. James' parents and siblings. Michael is listed in Scott Co., 1820 census. He m. Nancy Wood, dau. of James Wood Sr., of Fayette Co., before 1829. If anyone has any info., please contact me.
Frieda Curtis-Wheatley
6517 Downs Branch Rd.
Louisville, KY 40228
 


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