Kentucky Explorer Magazine

Genealogy Help Line

(Taken From The March, 1997 Issue - Volume Eleven, Number 9)


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--Charles Hayes, Jr.--Editor


Looking for info. on Hardin Walker and his wife, Mariah Bockover. They were my g.g. grandparents. They had the following children: Imari, Isom, Ida May, Rosilla (Rose-?), Eugene, and Willy.

Searching for g. grandmother, Deliliah Gossett. According to family Bible, she was b. in Ky., on 5/22/1825. Was she the dau. of Matthias Gosset and Rebecca Judy? Matthias and Rebecca were m. in 1818, Clark Co., Ky. Matthias d. 1874. Rebecca d. 1862. Both buried in Bath Co. Deliliah m. John M. Vaughn, 1843, Sangamon Co., Ill. They moved to Iowa, ca. 1853, had a large family and d. there.

Verlene Vaughn Weber

12376 Upton Rd.

Bath, MI 48808-9487


Seymour Catching, b. ca. 1755, d. 1833, Knox Co., Ky., served in Revolutionary War, m. Rachel Thompson, b. ca. 1755, d. 1830, Knox Co., buried Cumberland River Baptist Church Cemetery, Barbourville, Ky. Were they removed when housing development was built on cemetery grounds? The names that were in cemetery before and after removal are needed. Children: Benjamin, b. 1781; John, b. 1784; Nancy Hopper; Elizabeth Guyse, b. 1787; Mary Hopper, b. ca. 1789; Rhody Hawn; Millie Pettit, b. 1793; Judea Coffman, b. 1795; Sally Vannoy, b. 1797; Mahala Hawn, b. 1799; Seymour, b. 1802; and William, b. 1804.

Seeking info. on George Mann, listed in 1810 Wayne Co., Ky., census, and Jesse Mann listed in 1820 Wayne Co. census. Ky. tax records indicated Jesse went to Tenn. Also appears Jesse was the son of George and went to Tenn. with his brother, John, ca. 1825, settling at Indian Mound, Stewart Co., Tenn. In 1845, Jesse sold his land and relocated to White River Township, Independence Co., Ark., with his wife, Elizabeth, b. in Tenn., and their children. Looking for maiden names and any known dates for his wife and their children in addition to the known children: John Chesterfield Mann, 1860 Ark. census; and Emily and Mary listed in the 1850 Ark. census.

Robert L. Warner

RR 1 Box 172

Max Meadows, VA 24350

(540) 228-2360


Want info. on family of William Montgomery, b. 1773, Penn., and who m. on 11/23/1797, Harrison Co., Ky., Rebecca Lindsay, dau. of David Lindsay, also from Penn. William and Rebecca had a son, John, who m. Elizabeth Newell on 10/15/1821, in Harrison Co. The two Montgomery families moved to Shelby Co., Ind., ca. early 1820's. I especially need the Penn. area.

Miriam R. EuDaly

8811 Madison Ave., Apt. 201A

Indianapolis, IN 46227-6416


Seeking info. on the family of my grandmother, Lizzie Whitaker Griggs, b. 4/18/1871 or 1874, in Menifee Co., m. Asa Gipson Griggs, on 9/20/1895, in Bath Co., Ky. Who were her parents and siblings? She had a dau., Mollie, before her marriage to Asa. One son, Otis Griggs, b. 3/19/1901, Hope, Ky. Lizzie d. 12/26/1944, Oblong, Ill. May have had a brother, Johnnie.

Richard L. Griggs

104 Keepout Ln.

De Funiak Springs, FL 32433


Need descendants of John and Henrietta McIntosh Gross of Breathitt Co. They are Polly, Edward, Daniel, Granville, Phoebe, Elvira, Eliza, and Jesse. Not listed in the census was a Belvia Gross Rose, but has 3 children buried next to John and Henrietta Gross near Haddix, Ky.

Patrick Gross

2025 E. Greenfield Dr.

Middletown, OH 45044


Seeking info. on grandparents, Ira and Elizabeth Wilson Belcher, who lived in Boyd or Boyle Co., Ky., from 1900 to ca. 1937. Ira worked in a mine, left to go to Hamilton, Ohio, to work as a plant guard at the Ford plant. He may have been a deputy in Ky. at some time. Ira and Elizabeth are deceased and buried in Hamilton, but two of their children, May and Florin, are buried somewhere in Ky. Also believe there were some Cherokee ancestors. I wish to document that.

Randy Chafin

1788 Hudepohl Ln.

Cincinnati, OH 45231-2332


Seeking info. on Rufus R. Russell, b. 4/15/1836, Smythe Co., Va., son of John Russell. He was on 1860 Owsley Co., Ky., census. That's the last listing I find for him. Maybe someone can help with death or cemetery records. I have Russell research back to William I, born in London, England. Will share info.

Susan Russell Simone

3186 Cranberry Rd.

Woodlawn, VA 24381


Seeking cousins and their descendants whose grandparents were Elhannon Murphy Smith and (1)Amanda Smallwood, (2)Jennie Swafford, and (3)Martha Garland. Cousins include: Susan, b. 1878, Clay Co., Ky., m. Hales Edwards and widower John Warren, lived in Knox Co.; Doro, b. 3/1884, Clay Co., m. John Jackson in Clay Co., on 12/24/1901, lived in Stinking Creek area of Knox Co.; Emma, b. ca. 1886, Clay Co., m. Malcolm Smith, d. ca. 1920; Lizzie, b. 10/1888, Clay Co., m. Irvin Smith (?), lived in Straight Creek area of Bell Co.; Martha E., b. 8/1893, m. Lloyd Dozier, lived on Dortons Branch, Bell Co.; Nannie, b. 2/1897, m. a Broughton, lived on Stinking Creek; Mary B., b. 10/1889, Clay Co., m. Edward Elliott, lived at Kettle Island and Pineville, Bell Co.; and Stella, b. Clay Co., 1902, m. George Allen, in 1964 they were living in Xenia, Ohio.

Alexander Smith

3729 Gladstone Dr.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

(757) 340-6378


Seeking info. on the Bluegrass singers, "The Stanley Brothers." My grandmother always said she was related to them. Her grandmother was Francis Stanley, from Scott Co., Va., which is now Wise Co., Va. She then moved to Floyd Co., Ky. Any info. greatly appreciated.

Charlene Lawson

HC 74 Box 1218

Honaker, KY 41603


Seeking info. on ancestors of Daniel Orsborn, b. 1796, Ky., d. 1861, Iowa, who m. Margaret Speckles in Harrison Co., Ky., in 11/1817. Daniel was widowed in 1823 and m. widow Dorotha Badley. They lived in Ohio, raising six girls (in addition to 3 boys and 1 girl from his first marriage) before moving into Keokuk Co., Iowa, in 1847.

T. Wm. Orsborn

7905 Michelle Dr.

La Mesa, CA 91942-2531


Searching for grave of Cynthia Esther Catherine (Abrams) Bronson/Branson. She d. 7/24/1929, Olive Hill, Carter Co., Ky., and is buried in Carter Co. Grave later moved to build a highway. She was the dau. of Sylvester L. and Sarah Elizabeth (Gee) Abrams. Also seeking info. on the Austin family and the 1879 mine cave-in at Princess, Boyd Co., Ky., in which the Rev. Robert Austin, wife Aley (Snow) Austin, and son, John, were killed.

Gladys V. Meyers

1912 Galetown Dr.

Severn, MD 21144


Need info. on parents and birthplace of James Lawrence, b. ca. 1800, NC or Va., and his wife, Mary (Polly) ?, living in Breckenridge Co., Ky., before 1840. Children: Willis Jasper, Mary E., George N., and Levi. Also need proof of parentage and birthplace of Craven Tate, b. 1806-07, d. 4/4/1887, Breckinridge Co., Ky., and wife, Susan Robinson, b. 1810, in Va.

Mary Lawrence

5058 Back Square Dr., Apt. 209

Owensboro, KY 42301-7468


Seeking info. on parents of William Henry Burris, b. ca. 1832, probably Adair Co., who m. Mary Ann "Polly" Burris, on 10/29/1857, in Adair Co. They were the parents of Sherman Burris and J. Wakefield Burris, b. 3/2/1858. Polly's parents were David Burris and Emelia Reatherford.

Glenda M. White

P.O. Box 801

Wilmington, OH 45177-0801



Looking for family or descendants of Margaret Gump Smith Collins or Amanda R. Deweese whose last known location was Dayton, Ohio. Also looking for family or descendants of Mrs. Daniel (Anna) Corson or Russell Hahn whose last address was 304 Valley St., Dayton, Ohio.

Frances Beaty

P.O. Box 641

Jamestown, KY 42629


Working on Howe family of Eastern Ky., and would enjoy corresponding with other members of this lineage. Joseph and Eleanor Dunbar Howe arrived in America ca. 1748. Children: Joseph Jr., Elizabeth, John William, Eleanor, Ann, Daniel, and Rebecca. Three of those children settled in east Ky. John William settled in Mason Co. before 1800, when Greenup Co. was formed in 1803, he and his family became residents of the new county. Ann m. Robert Alexander Pearis/Paris and settled in Bourbon Co., ca. 1790's. Rebecca m. John Deay/Day and settled in Floyd Co., ca. 1810. Morgan Co. was formed in 1822, and members of Day family became residents of that county in the upper Licking River area.

Harold L. Preston

7632 KY Route 40 E.

Williamsport, KY 41271


Seek info. on my g.g. grandparents, George W. Adams and Casandra Foster. Casandra, b. 1827, Owen Co., and George, b. 1830, Fayette Co., m. in 1851, Owen Co. Children (all b. in Owen Co.): Permelia Sanford, b. 1852; Margaret Elizabeth, b. 1856; George Alvin, b. 1859; and John Washington, b. 1863. George W. d. in Civil War in 1863. Need parents of George W. Adams and Casandra Foster. John Washington Adams was my g. grandfather. Need info. on his siblings.

Jody Coleman Weaver

12913 Cambridge Ave.

Tampa, FL 33624-4209


Seeking info. on g.g. grandmother, Elizabeth (possibly Sarah Elizabeth) Boone, b. 4/6/1839, d. 2/11/1903, who m. Thomas Jennings, b. 6/1832, d. 1/25/1903. How was she related to Daniel Boone? She had 3 brothers who were killed in the Civil War. John W. Boone d. at the Battle of Shiloh (21 yrs. old) on 4/7/1863. Henry Boone d. 3/21/1864, and Edward Lawrence Boone d. 9/6/1866. Thomas and Elizabeth Boone Jennings lived around Piney Forks, Ky., which is 7 miles east of Marion, Ky. They are buried in Hill Cemetery.

Mona Lanier

3380 Birch Ave.

Decatur, IL 62521


Would like to find info. on: See Allen of Jackson; Roy See Centers of Jackson; and any other Bluegrass pickers. Also interested in knowing the whereabouts of Simeon Fields. He was at one time superintendent of Knott Co. schools. He was the producer of the Bluegrass Music Birthday Calendar. Last known address was Hindman, Ky.

Taft Lynn Hutchins

P.O. Box 74

Eidson, TN 37731


Seeking info. on ancestors of my g. grandparents, George and Louise (Norris) Walton. George was b. 11/5/1857, d. 3/5/1931, lived in Owsley Co., Ky., and for awhile in Lee Co., Ky. He came from Bath Co., Ky., and may have been born there. He ran a sawmill in Owsley Co. Louise was b. 7/23/1867, and d. 12/21/1945. Both are buried in Seales Cemetery, next to the Owsley Co. Sportsman's Club.

Theresa Turner

P.O. Box 25

Lerose, KY 41344

(606) 593-6579


Need info. on descendants of Nudrael Schoolcraft. Also any info. on Robert Jefferson Schoolcraft, b. 2/8/1862.

Mary Schoolcraft Tatterson

2728 Carolyn St.

Ashland, KY 41102


Trying to locate a picture and the grave of Henley Haddix, Jr., b. 1835, son of Henley Haddix (1780-1856) and Lydia Reynolds of Perry Co. Henley Jr. was a brother to John "Butter" Haddix, b. 1815, d. 1898. Henley Jr. m. (1)Gildy Ann Angel, (2)Tempa Cox. All of his children were by Gildy Ann. Children: Thomas (Skipper), b. 1863; Clifton (Dock), b. 1873; William (Billy), b. 1859; John, b. 1862; James (Jim), b. 1866; George, b. 1865; Henley III, b. 1870; Joseph, b. 1859; and Elizabeth, b. 1879. Henley Jr.'s death certificate lists his address as Saldee, Ky.

Shelia Pelfrey

363 Hounshell Rd.

Jackson, KY 41339

(606) 666-8210


Seeking info. on parents and kin of George H. Holland, b. 6/7/1801, m. Elizabeth Louise Harpole in 1842. They lived in Warren Co., Ky., and had two daughters, Margaret (my g. grandmother) and Amanda. George d. in Warren Co. on 9/16/1847. Also need info. on parents of Mary E. Harris. She was b. ca. 1871, Franklin, Simpson Co. Believe her mother's name was Emily. Mary graduated from the Franklin Girls' College in 1894. Also believe Mary had a younger sister, Eliza. The family may have lived in Mo. when Eliza born.

Mary Dunn

192 Rosemont Garden

Lexington, KY 40503

e-mail: [email protected]


Hariett Owens, b. 1825, Ky., (probably Knox Co.), m. John Siler, 1844, Campbell Co., Tenn., but lived in Knox and Whitley Cos. rest of their lives. Who were Hariett's parents?

Christine Stephens

64 Highview Dr.

Fort Thomas, KY 41075

(606) 781-1458


Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Benjamin Irvin and Elizabeth Gibson/Cole/Phillips, who m. ca. 1878, place unknown. When three of their daughters m. they each gave a different maiden name for their mother so I don't know which name is correct. Elizabeth has two different birth years, 4/1839 and 4/1848, in Ky. Her father is unknown. Mother's maiden name was Cole. Do know she was of Cherokee descent. Want info. on Elizabeth and her ancestors.

Louise C. Jones

410 N. West St.

Tipton, IN 46072


Seeking info. on Samuel Embry Ball, b. 5/11/1828, m. Lucy A. Jones on 10/22/1851. Samuel d. 1896, Danville, Mercer Co., Ky. Would like info. on these names: Mumford, Patterson, Baughman, and Fisher. Will share or exchange info.

Katherine A. Hankinson

214 W. South St.

Mansfield, IL 61854


My 3rd g. grandfather, John B. Waddle, lived in Pulaski, Wayne, and Mercer Cos. He served in the War of 1812, enlisted in Capt. George Key's East Tenn. Volunteers. "The command belonged to Forces of Gen. Jack Cocke and went to Cousa River and aided in building Fort Armstrong. Was ordered to join Gen. Andrew Jackson at Fort Strother." (As written in his military records.) Does anyone know where these forts were located. Would also like to buy printed census and vital records, etc., of Wayne Co., Ky.

R. Gail Hawkins

11615 Sagevale Ln.

Houston, TX 77089-5706

(281) 481-8016


McWhorter-Hunsucker Cannon-Lankford
Who were parents of Frances McWhorter, b. ca. 1860, who m. pre-1884 to Lafayette Hunsucker, b. ca. 1860. Their son, Clive Norman Hunsaker, b. 1884, Ark., m. Emma Mae Lankford, b. 3/1844, Texas. They m. pre-1906, probably in Ark. Who were Emma's parents?

Mary Bryant Park

2204 W. 5th St.

Stillwater, OK 70474-2817

Compuserve: 75304,551


Where can I get a copy of the book, Justice-Thacker: A Pictorial History? The book was written, compiled, and edited by Paul Chaney and Glen Adkins. What is the price? I am researching Pleasant Thacker, b. 1793, Va., d. 1872, Weakley Co., Tenn. What happened to son, Joel, b. ca. 1830? Did he have a son named Amanuel? What heppened to dau., Lucretia, who m. a Biggs? I have info. on his other children: Mary Hew Thacker Brown, William Carroll "Joe" Thacker, Crispin Dickenson Thacker, and John Pleasant Thacker. Would like to exchange info.

Dorothy Austin

1757 Carter Rd.

Mayfield, KY 42066


Seeking info. on ancestors and descendants of Peter Powell, a farmer who d. in Mercer Co., Ky. He was survived by wife, Rachel and children: John, Charles, Henry, Josiah, William, Peter, Mary, Charity Yates, Rachel Ann, and Elizabeth. Will exchange info.

Carmel Powell

P.O. Box 51

Clarkson, KY 42726


Searching for info. on Francis Inman, b. ca. 1817-23, dau. of Jesse Inman and Clara Foster (both b. ca. 1782, m. Pittsylvania Co., Va., on 3/26/1804, later came to Washington Co., Ky., and died 1828-29), m. Frederick Myers on 9/15/1853, Washington Co. Children: Mary Elizabeth, Katherine "Kate," John Henry, Wilhelmena, and Sarah "Sallie." Frederick Myers enrolled in the Union army in 9/1862, at Haysville, Marion Co., Ky., and died as p.o.w. in Richmond, Va., in 11/1863. Did Francis remarry? When did she die and where is she buried?

Mary Lanham-Smothers

7216 Billtown Rd.

Louisville, KY 40299-5142

e-mail: [email protected]


Looking for info. on my father's side of the family. His father was Charles Chafin and his mother was Gertrude Craycraft Chafin. They were b. in Ky., and moved to WV and then to Ohio, in the late 1920's. My grandfather worked at the Ford plant in Hamilton as a guard. A Eugene Chafin was a third party candidate for president in 1912. Don't know if he was related to my grandfather or not. Would like any info. I can get.

Randall Chafin

1788 Hudepohl Ln.

Cincinnati, OH 45231

e-mail: [email protected]


Patience Spencer, b. 1760, d. 1848, Harlan Co., Ky., dau. of Joseph Spencer and wife Mary -. Does anyone have Spencer family info.? She m. Jonathan Kelly, b. 1798, d. 1861. Have Kelly records to exchange. Also want info. on Hesekiah Hall, b. 1775, d. 1849, who m. Sarah Porter. I need Porter family records. Have Hall records to share. Also have Clark records to share.

Mrs. Robert L. Huff

112 Highland Dr.

Berea, KY 40403


Seeking info. and copies of old photos of g. grandparents, Ida Mary Gray (12/3/1880-11/13/1918) and George H. James (7/1879-1936-?). They were m. 1/9/1898 in Daviess Co. Heard they were buried in Rome in Daviess Co., but not sure. Where were they both b. and who were Ida's parents?

Donna James Brock

5803 Hillwood Dr.

Louisville, KY 40219-1403



Francis Marion Hickman, b. 4/30/1826, m. Mary Masa Organ Harper on 12/21/1854. Mary was b. 8/29/1835, dau. of Paul W. Harper, Sr., and Sarah Wilson. After Francis' death, Mary m. John A. Parker (they had 2 sons and 3 daughters). Children of Francis and Mary: Andrew Jackson, b. 11/10/1855, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., Miss., m. (1)Missouri Jane Beasley in 12/1875, m. (2)Maude Olivia Lee on 1/17/1887; and Laura Frances, b. 1/18/1858, m. John Thomas Miller on 1/7/1879.

Andrew (Andy) Miller

2256 Glenwood Cir.

Colorado Springs, CO 80909-1553

e-mail: [email protected]


Seek parents of Susannah Lewis who m. Roger "Toddy" Ellis on 2/8/1805, in Shelby Co., Ky., and later moved to Ripley Co., Ind., where they are buried in Benham Cemetery in Brown Twp.

Charles Rudy Heath II

6586 Fields Ertel Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45241-1367


Would like to have info. on the Robert Sizemore family of Clay Co., Ky. He was a school teacher who m. Elizabeth -. I would also like info. on Levi Hacker. He took the last raft down the river from Red Bird. He m. Nora Britton/Britten. Also, members of the Sizemore family received a photo of Uncle Ruck Sizemore a few years ago. Did anyone ever find any info. on this photo? My g. grandparents were Harvey Hoken Stowe, brother to Calvin Stowe (Harriet Beecher Stowe's husband), and Sarah Moreland. After Stowe d., Sarah m. E.P. Talley and lived in Ohio Co., Ky., near Fordsville. I can't find her grave. Can anyone help?

Elsie B. Bolin

2760 W. County Road 300 N.

North Vernon, IN 47265


Seeking info. on the ancestors of Joseph North, b. 5/3/1842, possibly in Ind., who m. Eldora Duval on 10/30/1867 in Franklin City, Ky. Both are buried at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklin City. Children: Thomas J., Adella A., Thaddeus W., John H., Samuel, Lilac, Elnora, and Sarah E. The census of 1860 lists Joseph, age 18, as a laborer for the family of Jeptha D. and Susan Johnson, Franklin City, Ky.

Rob Wibbels

5002 Weber Ln.

Floyd's Knobs, IN 47119

e-mail: [email protected]


Seeking info., such as marriage, birth, death, and census records, on members of my family. (1)Peter P. Buchheit who m. Eba Brumleve (both from Louisville) and whose parents traveled from Germany to New Orleans in mid- to late-1800's; (2)John Joseph Hess, of Louisville, whose parents came from Germany, and who m. Bertha Comley; (3)James McAuliffe, who came from Ireland in mid- to late-1800's, m. Anna Myers who was said to have been abandoned by her father when he came to America and lived in an orphanage. Both from Louisville. (4)Earl Edsell, b. 1897, Hart Co., Ky., m. Margaret Cundiff, b. 1896, Louisville, Ky.; (5)Edward Lewis Cantrell, b. 1822, Greensburg, Ky.; and (6)Ira Limer, b. 1895, Metcalfe, Ky., said to have had a very large farm. It's also been said that the Cantrell's owned a sizeable amount of property in Ky. as well.

Marianne Buchheit Brady

13300 Finsbury Ct., Apt. 2

Laurel, MD 20708


Would like to find Nicholas Dudley Austin, b. 1/19/1829, Dickson Co., Tenn., who m. Mary Perkins before 1850. Listed in 1850 Graves Co., Ky., census, moved to Wright Co., Mo., by 1860. He left his family in Wright Co. and went to Ark. about 1870. Where?

Charlotte Austin

9119 E. State Highway DD

Strafford, MO 65757


My g.g. grandfather was James David Magee, b. 1804, m. Telitha Cumile Peters, b. 1804. Born in Va. but lived and died in Laurel Co., Ky. Seeking any info. as to the parents of James David Magee. Who were their children? Also seeking info. as to who were the parents of Tarry H. Melton of Hazard, Ky.

Anna L. Magee

309 E. College Ave.

Brownsburg, IN 46112-1240


Seeking info. on family fo Lurley (Fentress) Bellow, b. 7/1879, m. Allen Bellow, b. 11/21/1872, d. 5/26/1900. Children: (1)Harry Donald m. Betty and had a child named Cathy Bellow; (2)Howard Bellow. Lurley's father was William Valentine Fentress. Her bro., Raymond, d. at 14 years of age.

Jennifer Eskridge

RR 2 Box 69

Hardinsburg, KY 40143


Seeking info. about grandparents, Jordan H. Sageser, b. 12/28/1859, Nicholasville, Ky., d. 1930, and Mary Frances, b. 2/21/1862, birthplace unknown, d. 10/11/1912. Would like to know parents of both and if they had siblings.

Mae Brown

1700 E. River Park Ct., Apt 308A

Milwaukee, WI 53211-2732


Looking for my g. g. grandfather, George Hull, b. 6/26/1832, Ky., exactly where unknown. In 12/1854 (?) he m. Susan Radley in Ind. George d. 4/22/1906, Grand Island, Neb. Believe his father's name was also George.

Myrna Schosser

10720 Miller Barber

El Paso, TX 79935


Looking for any possibly relatives. I was b. in Greenfield, Ind., 8/1963, son of Warman Carl Spears (Bud) and Betty Jean Perry. Both parents are from Ky. Have never met any blood family as I was adopted, but I retained my birth name, Spears. Please help.

Wayne Spears

P.O. Box 14503

Lexington, KY 40512


Looking for info. on Isaac and Catherine Rice who lived in Estill and Clark Cos., Ky. Isaac d. 10/1817, leaving several children, including Isaac Jackson Rice, who is my husband's g.g. grandfather. Catherine d. 12/30/1858. Would like any info. about Isaac Rice's parents and birth place.

Mrs. Terry Rice

1608 Boone Dr.

Richmond, KY 40475


Royston-St. Clair
Need parents of William Royston, b. 11/14/1760, Caroline Co., Va., and Jemima St. Clair, b. 12/17/1770, Va. They were m. in Baltimore, Md., on 1/6/1789. They were my g.g.g.g. grandparents. Would appreciate any help.

Betsy B. Bryan

3460 Lannette Ln.

Lexington, KY 40503


Seeking info. on Isaac Baker, b. 1818, and his two families. His first wife was either Jane (maiden name unknown) or "Polly" McClure. From this wife 9 children were b., 1838-1859. My g.g. grandfather, Harvey C. Brackenridge "Brack" Baker was b. to this wife. Second wife is LuAnn (maiden name unknown). They had 6 children, b. after 1859. Would like info. on Isaac's descendants and ancestors. Will share info. on my 363 descendants. Also working on Deaton, Gilbert, Hobbs, Meadows, Orr, and Stewart families.

Brandan "Brack" Baker

610 E. Hill St.

Garrett, IN 46738-2033

(219) 357-3144


Rebecca Ely, b. 5/25/1825, Va., m. Addison Smyth on 9/18/1851, Lee Co., Va. They lived in Lee/Estill Co., Ky., area. Rebecca and Addison had 10 children. Is Rebecca related to Jane and Mary "Polly" Ely, daus. of Joseph and Fannie (Hix) Ely? Jane and Mary both m. Smyth's. Will share data on these families. Rebecca m. first a Shoemaker. Also working on Crabtree, Russell, Spencer, Townsend, and Whisman families.

Larry E. Baker

610 E. Hill St.

Garrett, IN 46738-2033


Searching for info. on Rosanna Russell, b. ca. 1765, mother of Samuel Russell, b. 1792, Mercer Co., Ky. Will of Samuel Lawrence, Jr., d. 4/2/1796, father of Samuel Russell, gives his name to his natural son, to be known as Samuel Russell Lawrence. Rosanna m. Patrick Preston, 4/5/1804. Their children were Jane and William Preston. Rosanna disappears 1812-16. Patrick m. Harriet Rankin on 5/13/1816. Seeking Rosanna's ancestors, maiden name, or info. about possible marriage to man named Russell, date of death, where she is buried, etc.

William E. Lawrence

933 Woodland Heights Dr.

Louisville, KY 40245


Was Seth Williams, who m. Cynthia Williams on 9/27/1815, in Cumberland Co., Ky., from NC or Va.? Cynthia was dau. of Garret(t) Williams. I believe he was from Henry Co., Va. Laniers, Hawkins, Bowman, etc., intermarried.

Elizabeth Williams Downing

5921 W. 25th St., #1

Speedway, IN 46224-3656


Want names, death dates, and burial places of three daughters of Benjamin and Elizabeth Irvin. One b. 1880-1886. Others were twin of Amy Irvin, b. 1888, and twin of Edna Irvin, b. 1890. The latter two died when they rocked themselves into the fireplace at home. These three girls were my g. aunts.

Louise C. Jones

410 N. West St.

Tipton, IN 46072


Looking for the ancestors of Lessie Bell Lingo Bays. Her parents were Emmitt and Nettie Curtis Lingo from the Macon, Ga., area. Lessie Lingo was b. 1909, m. Walter Bays and moved to Barbourville, Knox Co., Ky., in the 1920's. Particularly interested in Confederate ancestors. Many Lingo men were listed in Ga. units.

Mark Ballard

5131 Globe Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45212



The Gist name was also Guess or Guest. Col. Nathaniel had a Cherokee woman name Wurteh. Had a son, Sequoyah, or in English, George Guest. He invented Cherokee syllabary. Also was very smart, lots of skills. His mother had a farm in Taskigi in Tenn. He was very gifted. Have more info. on this name to share.

Ben Guest

6405 North Dr.

Louisville, KY 40272


James Medlock, b. ?, Lee Co., Va., m. Polly, b. ?, in Breathitt Co., Ky., (when?). Polly was dau. of Wm. and Patsey Watts Little. James and Polly had children: John, Thomas, Daniel, and Wm. James d. ?, and Polly m. a Sizemore. Daniel, Thomas, and John went to Jackson Co., Ky. Wm. (Billy) stayed in Breathitt and m. Nannie Spicer and had at least one dau., Jennie Bell. I would like to correspond with others having interest in the Medlocks of Ky. and Lee Co., Va.

Sallie Bauer

5749 Camp Run Rd.

Georgetown, OH 45121

(937) 378-4498


Need info. on Chas. Hatton and his family in Oct., 1933. Chas. Hatton lived in Jackson, Breathitt Co., Ky.

J. Hatton

P.O. Box 421

Bonnyman, KY 41719



Milton S. Wiman, b. 8/19/1808, Henry Co., orphaned at age 6, raised in Washington Co. by an aunt and uncle. His father, Adam, was in the army. Milton was a Baptist minister serving Meade and Graves Co., where he d. in 1863, leaving 13 kids. His son, Isaac N., was b. in Graves Co., in 1837, also a Baptist minister. He m. Jane E. Parrott, dau. of Rhodam Parrott and Mary Willock, was b. in Marion Co., Ky. Reuben Ard, b. 1769, NC, paid taxes in 1800, Pulaski Co., m. Elizabeth LeFever, dau. of Abraham LeFever. Aaron Barrow and wife, Martha Tatum, had their family in Pulaski Co. Their dau., Susan M., m. Charles C. Ard, son of Reuben, and moved to Mo. Laswell family were in Shelby and Green Cos. before moving to Ill. Would like to correspond with anyone working on any of the above names.

Ann Olsen

428 S. Lincoln

Chanute, KS 66720


Seeking ancestry of John Henry Bennett. Census of 1850 for Hardin Co., Ky., shows him in the household of Thomas Hite Duncan. He is listed as 19, a farmer, b. in NC. He m. Agnes Duncan on 3/14/1850. He enlisted as a private in the Civil War 11/1861. He d. in a p.o.w. camp in Ill., on 2/12/1865. No info. there because wife did not apply for a pension. She remarried. They had 2 sons, Samuel and Robert, listed in 1870 census. No info. in NC because records buned in an early 1900 fire. Need John's birthplace (city) in NC and parents' names.

Ms. Dean S. Baker

605 Old Finchville Rd.

Shelbyville, KY 40065


Seeking info. on Ollie Carter, a nephew of Henrietta Rhone Smith. She was b. in Covington, Tenn., and d. 1941, Georgetown, Ky. He was living in Latonia, Ky., at the time. Other names are Smith, Misenheimer, Cryer, and Sharp of Covington, Tenn.

David Misenheimer

119 Kelsie Ct.

Georgetown, KY 40324


Searching for John Johnson and his descendants. He had a son, Isaac H., b. 7/5/1820, Va., and grandson, William "Bill," b. 9/18/1847, Ky., m. Tempa Vanover. Bill's son, Albert Pendelton, b. 12/5/1868, Ky., m. Susan Sanders. Their son William Hursel, b. 4/23/1899, Ky., m. Learlie Rose.

Connie S. Foster

181 Baranof West Dr.

Westerville, OH 45081-6205


Vague info. on Martha J. Goode, b. 1823, in Ky., m. Albert F. Halbert, b. 1821, in Ohio, moved to Greene Co., Ill., and had 7 children. Would like to have more info.

Sue Kennedy

822 Circle Dr.

Bethalto, IL 62010-1340


Seeking parents of Dr. Samuel Howard, who d. in Spencer Co., Ky., on 5/7/1838. He m. Martha Burnett on 11/14/1822. Children: John Shaw Howard and Mary Howard Harcourt. Possible brothers: Martin C. Howard and Thomas Howard.

Anna (Dickey) Springer

1813 Laurel Oak Dr.

Valrico, FL 33594


Need info. on George Dennis Mounts, b. Pulaski Co., Ky., d. 10/20/1944, Laurel Co., Ky., m. Victoria Whitaker, b. 9/28/1891, d. 9/26/1986. Also need info. on Levi Whitaker, b. 10/1868, d. 1900-1910, m. ca. 1859 to Susannah McIntire, b. 1/1877. Will answer all correspondence.

Jennifer L. Cook

1732 Stoney Point Cir.

Rocky Face, GA 30740


Researching family tree, and trying to find info. about a missing family member. Looking for Sam Williams (aka Samuel Williams), b. ca. 1907, Wolfe Co., Ky., son of Jim and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Hughes) Williams. Siblings: Garcy, Roger, Mandy, and Pet. Williams family moved to Wolfe Co. from Breathitt Co. because Jim took a job at the lumberyard in Lee City, Ky. Sam m. Atlas Clair on 8/10/1933, Lee City, Wolfe Co., Ky.

D. Mihaloew

7599 Ruxton Dr.

Springfield, VA 22153



I would like to correspond and exchange info. with anyone researching the previously listed surnames from Eastern Ky. (particularly Johnson, Carter, and Elliot Co. areas).

Garrett R. Lowe

810 Webster Ave.

Grayson, KY 41143


Would like info. on any of the following people. Need parents and siblings line in Whitley Co., Ky. James Sears Jr., b. ca. 1798, where he m. (2) Mahala Anderson, b. ca. 1812. Also on John Littrell, b. ca. 1811, m. Sarah Rogers, b. ca. 1820. These are the parents of my g.g.g. grandparents, Terussa Sears, b. 1846, m. on 10/5/1864 to Pryor Littrell, b. 6/14/1847. Also any info. on Lynn Camp in Whitley Co.

Joyce Hargis

3600 Highway 192

Somerset, KY 42501-5496

I am interested in finding info. on the Osborne, Sergent, Fain, and Upton families. Hopefully some of the readers with info. on these names will contact me.

Elizabeth Sergent

4525 Mandeville Way

Lexington, KY 40515-4738


Seeking info. on who made gravestones in the Breathitt Co., Ky., area, in 1927. My great uncle's, Roy Hobson White's, stone is engraved with the words "Chillaquee Tribe #434." I would like to find some info. on this organization.
Karen L. Stubbs
69 Wyoming Ave.
Henderson, NV 89015-7256

My father was James Harvey "Harve" Miracle, b. 9/9/1909, Tensley, Ky., worked in Virdie coal mines in Harlan Co., Ky., d. 9/4/1939, in shootout with Whitie Smith, Bell Co. Harve was son of Pete Miracle, b. 4/6/1875, d. 6/6/1926, a deputy sheriff in Chenoa and Pineville, Ky., d. in shootout with Walter Webb. Pete was son of Mart and Polly Lee Miracle. My mother was Virda Alice Partin, b. 3/22/1909, Barbourville, Knox Co., Ky., d. 4/29/1963, lived in Frakes, Ky., after m. Marshall Partin. She was dau. of James "Jim" Partin (in lumberyard picture in June, 1996 issue, page 107), b. 4/23/1880, d. 3/23/1963, son of Wesley and Madeline Webb Partin. Wesley's father was called Illinois Jim, told he came from Ill. to Ky. and changed his name from King to Partin. Need info., pictures, documents on any of these people.

Betty Malkemus

3510 Plumey Rd.

Northwood, OH 43619

My grandfather, Benjamin "Henry" Powers, b. 1890, Frenchburg, Menifee Co., Ky., son of John Roe and Rosy Ellen (Barker) Powers, siblings were Wade, Noah, Same, Turner, Kelly, Betty, Lydia, Mae, Jenny, and Lynn, m. Lucy Margaret Rainy in 1925. Their children were Ethel Mae, Rose Elizabeth, Opal N., Samuel, Benjamin Henry Jr., Raymond Lester, Naomi Ruth, and Lois Christine Powers. Like info. on any members of this family.

Lucille Robbins

P.O. Box 127

Stonewall, MS 39363

Need to have a complete list of the children of Zachariah Wells, b. 1739, and his wife, Abagail Osborne. Was the Zachariah Wells, b. 1780, and living in the house of Israel Wampler and Abagail Wells Wampler the son of the older Zachariah (1860 Wise Co., Va., census)? Need any info. on the Wells family that stayed in Wise Co.

Shirley Bryson

P.O. Box 153

Austin, IN 47102

Looking for grandchildren of James Harve Williams, Logville, Magoffin Co., Ky. Children: Martin settled in Ashland, Ky.; Walker settled in Oklahoma; Noah in Porchmouth, Ohio; George Washington (Tosh) in Pikeville, Ky.; Laura Williams Keeton in Crockett, Ky. I am in touch with G.W. "Tosh's" family and Noah's family. Would love to find Walker's and Martin's families.

Kathleen K. Kissinger

830 Deadmon Branch Rd.

West Liberty, KY 41472


Seeking info. on Haggard family. Particularly looking for connection between Andrew Jackson Haggard, who was b. 1835, d. 1901, Bethelridge, Ky., Casey Co., and who m. Elizabeth Trowbridge, and George Washington Haggard who was b. ca. 1797, Lincoln Co., Ky., m. Nancy Whitimore on 4/13/1819.

Lisa Burton

RR 1 Box 385

Brodhead, KY 40409


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