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P.O. Box 227

Jackson, KY 41339



Seek info. on William Hayes, Mecklenburg Co., Va., went to Fayette Co., Ky., brother of Margaret Plummer. Who were their parents and other siblings. Any info. appreciated.

Sylvada Tyson Burke

1480 Major Lane

Hopkinsville, KY 42240



Seek info. J. F. Jackson, age 45 on 1880 Grant Co. census, m. Mary ?, children: Cassie, William L., Ida, Minnie, and Lora F. Who were the parents of J. F. Any info. appreciated.

Christine Stephens

64 Highview Drive

Fort Thomas, KY 41075



Seek info. on Jackson Edwards, b. 1827, N. C., living with Samuel and Nancy Cornett Combs, Breathitt Co., Ky., 1850, m. their dau., Nancy, b. 1833. Did they have children? How is Jackson connected to my g. grandfather, Hales A. Edwards, b. ca. 1851, Knox Co.? Any info. appreciated.

Marie B. Bollin

42820 Masonic Drive

Hemet, CA 92544

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Andrew Cornelius, b. 1816, d. 7/1892, descendants include: Charles S. Cornelius, Frances Cornelius, Jennie Cornelius Brewer, and Edward G. Cornelius. Who were Andrew's parents? Also, seek info. on Elizabeth Simpson, Laurel Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Lena Hayes

2925 Liberty Road

Crab Orchard, KY 40419



Seek info. on Billie Ray Coomer, b. Breathitt Co., Ky., 1936, son of Ivory Bowling (1920-1980), dau. of Theo Bowling (ca. 1889-1962) and Chloe Begley (1900-1970), lived some in Confluence, Leslie Co., Ky., with Emma Huff Begley (1875-1961). Any info. appreciated.

Bill G. Coomer

1800 E. Key Avenue

Madison, IN 47250



Seek info. on Frederick Friley, Jr., b. ca. 1742, d. Russell Co., Va., m. Chloe ?. Also, info. on following names: Breeding, Hensley, Fraley/Friley, Francis, and Hall, Letcher, Knott, and other eastern Kentucky counties. Any info. appreciated.

Nora Ellison Osburn

RR 15 Box 3796

Lake City, FL 32024



Seek info. on ancestors/descendants of my grandfather, William Jeff Miller, b. 1865, d. 1936, Breathitt Co., Ky., buried Grassy Gap Cemetery, Breathitt Co., Ky., m. 1st, Margaret Tincher, m. 2nd, Dorcia Prater, 4/1910. Is William related to Buck Miller, Southfork, Ky.? Who were his parents? Where did they come from? Does he have any siblings. Any info. appreciated.

Gracie Miller Finley

6110 Paramus Drive

Clarkston, MI 48346



Seek info. on Nathan Chambers, d. Ill., 1816, m. Sarah "Sally" ?, lived in Logan Co., Ky., ca. 1802, migrated to St. Clair Co., Ill., 1809. Need birth and marriages dates and places, and parent's name. What was Sarah's maiden name? Any info. appreciated.

Mrs. Albert Utt

1518 E. 12th Street

Winfield, KS 67156



Seek info. on Brockman White, b. ca. 1780, Va., d. 3/7/1831, Ky., m. 7/22/1809, Scott Co., Ky., Sarah Combs Sullinger, b. ca. 1780, Va., d. 10/26/1856, Ohio Co., Ky. Need names of Brockman and Sarah's parents? Any info. appreciated.

Dana Whitesell

10924 W. 400 N.

Fair Oaks, IN 47943



Seek info. on Jack B. Paul, m. Ella Mae Perry, divorced, 2/4/1953, Scott Co., Georgetown, Ky. Ella, dau. of Ace and Pearl Webster Perry, 1st husband, Melvin Courtney; Jack was 2nd; 3rd, William West, son of Alfred and Pearl Humphrey West. Who were Jack's parents? Any info. appreciated.

Betty Brumley

341 Harlan Street

Gratz, KY 40359




Seek info. Hall family, migrated from Charlestown, Ind., 1800s, to Louisville or Goshen, Ky., 1900s. Will share info. on Sweeney family. Any info. appreciated.

G. A. Hall

P. O. Box 224

Brooks, KY 40109



Seek info. on Revolutionary War veteran, Samuel Howard, b. 1762, d. 1840. Who were his parents and siblings? Also, info. on Dryden Howard, b. 1801; Patrick Howard, b. 1825; and Samuel Howard, b. 1853. Any info. appreciated.

Wesley Herald

P. O. Box 113

Lerose, KY 41344



Seek newspaper clippings for obits for the following people of Wolfe or Menifee Cos., Ky.: Nannie Dennis, d. 12/9/1915; Hattie Sallee Little, d. 1/28/1919; Campbell P. Dennis, d. 5/2/1925; Courtney F. Dennis, d. 8/26/1913; and Lafayette Dennis, d. 1/29/1901. Any help appreciated.

Linda McCormick Shewmaker

192 Mason Avenue

Danville, KY 40422



Seek info. on Jacob Dehart, hat maker in southeastern Kentucky, d. Perry Co., 1878. Any info. appreciated.

Dora Dehart

4936 Cin-Dayton Road

Middletown, OH 45044



Seek info. on following names: Wallingford, Garrett, Faubus, Reeder, Simms, Parsley, Emberton, and Applegate. America Angel, m. I. John Faubus. Need marriage record for George W. Garrett and Lucinda F. Faubus. Who were Anthony T. Parsley and William E. Emberton's parents? Any info. appreciated.

Rita C. Parsley

960 HWY Y

O Fallon, MO 63366




Seek info. on Thomas Mills, son of Edward Mills, m. Phoebe ?, listed on 1790 Mason Co., Ky. census. What was Phoebe's last name? Any info. appreciated.

Julianne Dezearn

2380 Wilbur Road

Martinsville, IN 46151



Seek info. on Thomas D. Montgomery, b. Va., m. 1814, Sarah Ann Morris, b. 1796, dau. of Jesse Morris and Elizabeth ?, children: Nancy "Liza," b. 1825, Green Co., Ky., d. 1860, Mo., m. 8/26/1847, Peter Rhodes; and George, d. St. Joseph, Mo. Who were Thomas and Sarah's parents? Any info. appreciated.

Debbie Martin Scherer

RR 1 Box 144

Verdon, NE 68457



Seek info. on Gividen family, Ky. Also, grave site of Thomas Gividen, C. S. A. veteran, lived in Trimble Co., Ky.; and photos of any Gividen family member. Any help appreciated.

Robert Gividen

6018 Princess Way

Louisville, KY 40219




Tom Smiley, b. 1906, son of Milton Wulford Smiley, b. 1869, and Mary Evaline Burton, b. 1871. Milton, son of John H. Smiley, b. 1832, and Lucy Ann Bailey, b. 1842. John, son of William Smiley, b. 1806, Va., and Elizabeth Holmes, b. ca. 1812. Will share info. Any info. appreciated.

Thomasine Smiley Elefant

2890 Norcrest Drive

San Jose, CA 95148



Seek info. on children and grandchildren of Jack and Rose Emma Powers, Menifee Co. Need dates of death of Jack and Rose. Any info. appreciated.

Dorothy Hunter

HC 68 Box 2625

Mariba, KY 40322



Seek info. on parents of Mary Jane Laddy/Lady, b. ca. 1860s - 1870s, Kentucky. Also, info. on Patrick Napier and Mahalia Jackson; and following names: Miller, Combs, Neace, Noble, Fugate, McDonald, Lowery, Stamper, Curtis Fraley, King, Turner, Campbell, Couch, Allen, Gwinn, and Edgerton. Any info. appreciated.

Amy Fraley

370 Miller Road

Clay City, KY 40312



Seek info. on following: my grandfather, Sam King, b. 1880, d. ca. 1944; my g. grandfather, Johnny King, m. Mary Hale, 3/2/1865; and my g. g. grandfather, Samuel King, b. 1812, d. 1896, lived on Brush Creek, Casey Co. Who were their parents and children. Any info. appreciated.

Marvin King

9 Manor Drive

Greenfield, IN 46140



Benjamin Miller, m. Dosha Bradley, Floyd Co., Ky., 1821. In Breathitt Co., 1850, several Miller families lived near members of the George Bradley family. Seek info. on Elias Miller, b. 1800, Va. George and Elizabeth Briggs Bradley had a son named Elias, b. 1817. Are there any Miller, Bradley, and Briggs connections in Va.? Any info. appreciated.

Martha Heinemann

705 N. Belvedere Boulevard

Memphis, TN 38107



Seek info. on Celia Cornett, dau. of Nathaniel Cornett, m. a Mr. Magee, Eastern Ky, early 1800s. Any info. appreciated.

Anna L. Magee

309 E. College Avenue

Brownsburg, IN 46112



Seek info. on Joel Coffey, b. 1819, Russell Co., Ky., and 1st wife, Permilia Haynes, b. 1819, m. ca. 1836, children: Martha Ellen, b. 1838, m. James Lawless; Logan C., b. 1843, m. 4/19/1866, Eliza Jane Lawless; Quintice, b. 1844, m. Frances Ann Blakey, d. Mo.; and Fannie, b. 1846. Joel m. 2nd wife, Mary Ann Mann, ca. 1855, had: Baxter "Bank," b. 1857; James W., b. 1859, m. Sarah Josephine Mann; Theodore, b. 1861, m. Martha Judd; Viola, b. ca 1863; Ebenezer, b. 1866; and Helen, b. 1870, d. 1880. Any help appreciated.

Camilla La Favers

704 La Favers Road

Russell Springs, KY 42642




Seek info. on Hugh Peters, son of John Henry Peters and Julie ?. Julie later married a Jackson and had children. Hugh lived in Wolfe, Owsley, and Lee Cos., Ky. Any info. on the Peters family appreciated.

Amy Lansdale

5693 Fairview Drive

Carlisle, OH 45005


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Seek info. on Farmer Collins, b. 11/29/1877, Perry Co., d. 7/22/1942, son of Swimfield and Lucinda Napier Collins, both b. 1848, and the grandson of Swimfield Penny and Peggy Shaw Lewis, m. 1931, Grace Johnson Riley, b. 12/25/1911, d. 7/22/1972. Farmer and Grace are my grandparents. My dad is Dan Collins. Any photos or info. appreciated.

Katherine Collins Terry

7680 W. P. R. 775 S.

Paris Crossing, IN 47270




Seek info. on John Stidham, son of Morris Stidham and Elizabeth Stidham Couch, and step-son of Charlie Couch. Also, Press Stidham, who ran a store at Grapevine in the 1950s. John was from the Chavies/Grapevine area. Any info. appreciated.

Ruby Stidham Deaton

1668 HWY 1148

Isom, KY 41824




Seek info. on my grandfather, Andrew Jackson Bowman, b. 1870. Breathitt Co., Ky., d. 1945, Lee Co., Ky., m. 1st, 1891, Malissa Lucas, had five children; m. 2nd, Susie Turner, my grandmother, had ten children. Andrew worked for railroad and was a preacher. Possibly raised by a person called Uncle Matt. Who were his parents? Did he have any siblings? Any help appreciated.

Gloria Ricke

8362 Mary Lee Lane

West Chester, OH 45069



Seek info. on William Aslock, b. ca. 10/9/1762, Halifax Co., Va., enlisted in Revolutionary War 1777-1778, m. Sarah Connelly, moved to Lincoln Co., Ky., 1805, later to Nelson Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Julia Nugent Richardson

P. O. Box 11

Summit, KY 42783



Seek info. on family of my mother, Nannie Collins, b. 7/8/1922, ca. Leslie Co., Ky., d. 10/11/1992, dau. of Andrew Jackson and Nancy Jane West Collins. Any info. appreciated.

Ethel Collins

7680 W. P. R. 775 S.

Paris Crossing, In 47270



Seek info. on g. grandfather, Vincent Redman, b. 1792, d. 1876, Spencer and Shelby Co. area, m. 1st, Lucinda Robinson, 1816; 2nd, Mary Phillips, 1834; 3rd, Permalia Robinson, 1836; and Virginia Humphries Webb, 1846. Any info. appreciated.

Florence Shoemaker

2815 Meadow Drive

Louisville, KY 40220



Seek info. on John McMullen, Augusta Co., Va., m. Martha "Patsy" Turner, came to Lincoln Co., Ky., ca 1800. Martha m. 2nd, John Bartee, 1/6/1809, Lincoln Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Yolanda Mitchell

446 Oak Street

Ludlow, KY 41016


Seek info. on Abraham, b. 1856, and William, b. 1867, Reeves, m. Martha Jane, b. 1886, and Sarah Ann, b. 1867, daus. of Benjamin and America Downey Peyton. Marriages occurred in home of America Peyton, 7/7/1886, Harper's Ferry, Ky. Any help appreciated.

Lester Reeves

649 Deerfield Drive

Versailles, KY 40383

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Seek info. on my g. g. grandfather, Hezikah McDaniel, b. 3/1822, Fleming Co., Ky., d. 5/22/1916, m. Nancy Caudill (Cottle), children: William F., m. Liddie C.; Cynthia, m. William T. Dodson; James B., m. 5 times; Uriah, m. Hattie B. Warrick; Elizabeth; John D.; Martha; Nancy; and Mary, born in Morgan and Mason Cos. Any info. appreciated.

Jo A. Smith

111 E. 12th Street

Georgetown, IL 61846



Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Minatree and Sarah Turner, Jackson Co., Ky., 1860, children: Mary, m. William Roach; Martha, my grandmother, m. Dr. Green Monroe Cook, son of George W. Cook, moved to Leslie Co., Ky., both d. 1921, Hazard, Ky.; John C.; Nancy; William A.; Robert; and Abel. Minatree and Sarah, buried Green Hill Cemetery, Jackson Co., Ky. Any help appreciated.

Fred W. Walters

1924 Deanwood Avenue

Dayton, OH 45410



Seek info. on Daniel B. Angel, m. Elizabeth Mattie Faubus, 3/10/1887. Mattie m. 2nd, John G. Cole, 7/25/1891. Who were Daniel's parents? What happened to John Cole? Any info. appreciated.

Rita C. Parsley

960 Highway Y

O' Fallon, MO 63366




Seek info. on my wife's family, Walden Morgan, b. 11/26/1893, m. Tempa Hobbs, b. 6/13/1893. Frank W. Morgan (father of Walden), b. 4/2/1861, d. 3/13/1948, m. Martha Rebecca Burchett, b. 1869, d. 1942, buried Lee Co., Ky., Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge. Any info. on these people appreciated.

John B. Whitehouse

21 Highland Meadows Circle #5

Highland Heights, KY 41076


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Seek info. on Susan Austin, d. 11/8/1883, Denton Co., Tex., widow of P. A. Austin (her maiden name was Austin), sons, William Franklin and Samuel Marion, lived on farm of George McQuirter (McWhorter?), near Stewart's Creek post office. What was her connection to McQuirter? Where is she buried? Any info. appreciated.

Dorothy Melton Austin

1757 Carter Road

Mayfield, KY 42066



Seek info. on Lewis Smith and wife, Melinda Fox Smith, children: Sarah, Jerry, Govan, Jane, McHaley, and possibly others. Lewis d. from complications of Civil War; Melinda d. during childbirth, ca. 1880, Buckhorn, Ky., children raised by Henry McIntosh, possibly Breathitt Co., Ky. Children had an aunt and uncle named Polly Ann and Fountain Fox. Any info. appreciated.

Joyce Holt

2085 Highview Drive

Morristown, TN 37813



Seek info. on Clay Emery, son of Blue Emery, Dwarf, Ky., near Hazard, b. 4/17/1908, d. 9/19/1978, m. Bell ?, b/ 5/13/1913, d. 12/8/1978. Also, seek info. on Nettie Hatton Jones, b. 3/29/1901, d. 11/24/1987. Any help appreciated.

Nettie McQueen

4678 Keavy Road

London, KY 40744


Seek info. on Liege Spencer, had Bruce Spencer, m. Sarah Jane Mullins, had Ruth, b. 1913, m. McLain Howard, b. 1908, son of Silas, son of Silvester and Elizabeth Blanton Howard, and Elizabeth Vance Howard, had Eddie, Forrest, Mary Edith, and Carol; Burnham, b. 1915, m. Wanda Rose Banks, had Burnam, Jr. and Wanda Lee; Leonard; James; Herbert; and Carl. Also, info. on George Howard, m. Elizabeth Barnett, parents of Silvester. McLain and Ruth Spencer Howard were my grandparents. Any info. appreciated.

Charles Howard

726 KY HWY 1812 W.

Jackson, KY 41339



Seek info. on my grandparents, Asbury Banks and Mary Lee Brooks, Breathitt Co., and James Marion Mullins and Nancy Ellen Barnett, Breathitt Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Ollie Wagner

108 Monroe Street

Versailles, IN 47042



Seek info. on my g. grandparents, Everett Blackwell, b. 3/24/1886, Fitchburg, Ky., m. Castirie Johnson, b. 1/1/1891, Breathitt Co., Ky., son Roscoe "Dutch" Blackwell, is my grandfather. Everett, son of Joseph Blackwell, b. 11/24/1831, d. 1/7/1892, and Mary ?, b. 7/16/1852, d. 4/5/1931. Joseph is believed to be a brother to Samuel, b. 1829; Susuanna, b. 1833; and Elizabeth, b. 1835. Castirie, dau. of Elisha Johnson, b. 1/27/1870, Breathitt Co., and Mary Allice Hall, sister to Oscar, Mary Allice, Delisha, Andrew, Lee Leathy, Granville, Cordelia, Sarah Jane, Julia, and Ellen. Any info. appreciated.

Deana Blackwell Bush

3607 Johnston Road

Gautier, MS 39553

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Seek info. on Butler Blanton and Stella Powell Blanton, lived in Panola, Ky., till 1937. Their are Blantons in Estill, Jackson, and Madison Cos. Butler and Stella are buried in Red Hill Cemetery, near Panola. Will share info. Any info. appreciated.

Ruth Blanton Compton

549 Arbor Hill Road Apt. 28-A

Kernersville, NC 27284



Seek info. and photos of Puckett family, especially Enoc Puckett's family. My grandfather, Elva Puckett, ran oil wells in Lee Co., Ky. Any help appreciated.

Dale Stevens

P. O. Box 902

Irvine, KY 40336



Seek info. and photos of my grandmother, Teacie McIntosh Deaton Barger, b. 10/26/186/88, Squabble Creek area, Perry Co., Ky., d. 6/10/1937, buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bullskin, Clay Co., Ky., dau. of Peter and Delila Ingram McIntosh, sister of Filmore McIntosh, m. 1st, Carter/Gardner Deaton; and m. 2nd, my grandfather, Andy Barger, 3/19/1904, son of Joe and Nicey McIntosh Barger, b. 5/2/1876, d. 8/7/1969, Clay Co., Ky., children: William and Joseph. Any help appreciated.

Sharon Barger Carnes

11 Blackwood Road

Cullowhee, NC 28723



Seek info. on my grandparents, Frank Marshall and Alice Sparks Marshall, both d. ca. 1900, children: James, Arthur, Audrey, and Pearl, northeast Ky., around Willard. James and Arthur migrated to Wis. Any info. appreciated.

Robert F. Bentley, Sr.

690 Stratton Road

Salvisa, KY 40372



Will share info. on Kinsman, Carroll, Seville, Carter, Love, Posey, Marlar, McClure (Hardin Co.), and Bishop.

Martha Sutton

3744 KY HWY 39N

Crab Orchard, KY 40419


A Happy 90th Birthday Wish!

I would like to take this means to send a special greeting to my grandmother, Lillie Farris Coyle Hart, of Slate Valley, Bath County, Kentucky. She is celebrating her 90th birthday on March 3rd. This grand lady has meant so much to me through the years and I still enjoy going "back home" to see her often.

Donna Hayes

P.O. Box 227

Jackson, KY 41339