These requests for genealogy help were made by our readers in our September, 1998 issue.

Kentucky Genealogy Help Line



Seek info. on the Lawson family, Laurel Co., and Taylor family, Barbourville, Ky. Sam Taylor, b. 2/2/1880, m. Belle Price. Elijah Lawson, m. 1st, Elmira Whitis, had four children; and m. 2nd, Nancy Powell. My grandparents were Robert Bradley Lawson and Nancy Ann Taylor. Any help appreciated.

Joyce Goff

253 Shannan Drive

Science Hill, KY 42553



Seek info. on Isaiah Creech, b. 9/1828, Harlan Co., Ky., d. 1912, son of John Creech, b. 1774, Ashe Co., N. C., d. 3/1850, Harlan Co., m. Cynthia Kelly, b. 10/30/1830, Harlan Co., dau. of Isaac and Cynthia Parker Kelly. Any info. appreciated.

Anita Ball Sizemore

P. O. Box 59

Keokee, VA 24265



How were James Everett, b. 1810 N. C., lived in Graves Co., Ky., related to Lemuel Everett, b. 1800, N. C., lived in Henry Co., Tenn.? They were both living in Wright Co., Mo. in 1860. Any info. appreciated.

Charlotte Austin

9119 E. State Highway DD

Strafford, MO 65757



Seek info. on Joseph Bruce, b. 1823, Ky., raised by Thomas and Polly Richardson, m. Nancy Moore, dau. of Thomas R. Moore, Mercer and Boyle Cos. Any info. appreciated.

Barbara Proffitt

8732 Friendship Road

Richmond, MO 64085

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Seek descendants of my g. grandfather, Porterfield McDowell, South Fork, LaRue Co., Ky., b. 1840, d. 1909. Any info. appreciated.

Walter F. Holland, Jr.

625 Chandler Drive

Mt. Carmel, IL 62863



Seek info. on Joshua Wheeler, b. ca. 1810, Trimble, Oldham, or Henry Co., m. 1st, 10/28/1834, Elizabeth Black, d. ca. 1839-40, children: Charles, b. 1835; Burrell, b. 1836; and Samuel, b. 1838, all Trimble Co.; m. 2nd, 6/8/1841, Mary Bell, b. 1822, dau. of F. Robert Bell, children: Mildred, b. 1842; Mary, b. 1844; Robert, b. 1845; John, b. 1847; Lucy, b. 1849; Lucien, b. 1852; Emery Luther, b. 1854; Phoebe, b. 1856, m. J. H. Pagett, 9/4/1875; and Lawra, b. 1858, all Trimble Co. Any info. appreciated.

Wanda E. Wheeler

2900 Apperson Way N. #228

Kokomo, IN 46901



John South, b. Perry Co., Ky., 1838, d. 1863, son of Richard L. and Sarah Cockerill South, m. Henrietta "Haney" Haddix, 9/18/1859, children: Green, b. 1855; Eliza, b. 1861; and William, b. 1862. Any info. appreciated.

Jim South

157 Tyler Lane

Bulan, KY 41722



Seek info. on James Mardis, Penn., d. Callaway Co. Ky. ca. 1847, children: William Madison, Isaac, Weitt, and Lucy. Any info. appreciated.

Betty Beard

205 Shady Lane

Turnersville, NJ 08012

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William McCalister, b. 5/1/1800, Ky., m. Margaret (Peggy) Butler, b. 12/29/1804, Ky., dau. of Thomas and Sally Butler, children: George, William, John S., Mary, Miller, and Jesse and Eliza (twins). Any info. appreciated.

Rita B. Rush

25 Lakeside Drive

Augusta, KS 67010-2350



Jonos Sutton, d. Lincoln Co., Ky. m. Sarah ?, d. late 1850s, children: Uriah, b. ca. 1811, m. 1st, a Delany, m. 2nd, a Williams; Rebecca, m. Thomas Noakes; Elizabeth, m. Samuel Riggs; Jerusha, m. Aaron Riggs; and Sarah, m. Thomas Warren. They may have been others. Seek info. on Suttons from Tenn., who came to Marshall and Calloway Cos. Also, seek info. on following names: Jones, Calloway Co., Ky.; Henson, Naney, Fletcher, Brown, Vaughn, Curd, Alford, and Hulette of Franklin Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

L. Darlene Gifford

1101 Illinois Avenue, Rt. 5

Fairfield, IL 62837



Seek info. on Larkin Brown, b. 4/6/1840, Ashe Co., N. C.; and his wife, Elizabeth Lewis Brown, b. 2/18/1846, N. C., came to Ky., 1871, Floyd Co., then Johnson Co. These are grandparents of Eslie Salyer. Any info. appreciated.

Gloria Avis Salyer

4492 Broadhurst Drive

Columbus, OH 43213-3919



My parents were Bert and Anna McCarmick. Seek info. on following names: Cooksey, Combs, Patrick, Brumfield, Smith, Vanharn, and Woods, Lawrence Co. Any info. appreciated.

Gerty McCarmick Stone

8660 Lilly Chapel

West Jefferson, OH 43162



Seek info. on Darrell Lee Maggard, son of Lonnie Maggard and Pauline Thomas, grandson of Lawrence and Georgia Thomas, and nephew of Homer Thomas. Last known to be around Garden City or Garden View, Mich. This man is my nephew.

Debbie Maggard Hensley

P. O. Box 1076

Hazard, KY 41702-1076



Seek info. on the families of my father, James Arthur Turner, Mt. Vernon, Ky., and my mother, Ruby Hacker, Crab Orchard, Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Carl H. Turner

2697 Franklin Street

Columbus, IN 47201



Seek info. on parents of John "Poplar" Howard, b. ca. 1803, Harlan Co., Ky., on 1850 Perry Co. census, m. 1st, Jane Jackson, had six children; m. 2nd, Elizabeth "Betty" Morgan, had eight children, one was William Howard, b. 1860, Perry Co., my g. grandfather. Any help appreciated.

Sara Siemering

3775 Moorhill Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45241-3051



Seek info. on James M. Thomas, b. 1831, m. Elizabeth Roger, 7/27/1853, Bourbon Co., Ky., may have served in state legislature. Any help appreciated.

Darlene Hampton

2251 Cleveland Road

Lexington, KY 40509



Seek info. on Elsey Jackson, m. Rachel ?, in Madison Co., Ky., 1800-1823, children: John, b. 1798; Evan, b. Va.; and Jamina, b. 1813, Ky. Who were the parents of Elsey and Rachel? Where did they come from? Any info. appreciated.

Christine Stephens

64 Highview Drive

Fort Thomas, KY 41075



Seek info. on following names: Beckenbaugh, Berryman, Botters, Bowersock, Buster, Bragg, Brune, Burgess, Carpenter, Chenowith, Chipman, Clemmons, Creighton, Dickey, Dine, Downing, Everman, Frazer, Fry, Gabbard, Gau, Gausepohl, Grigg, Herkenhoff, Howland, Hunter, Jennett, Johns, Jones, Kennedy, Kimbrell, Knoesel, Lakes, Lax, Lane, Loyd, Lucas, McBride, Osborne, Ramsey, Reed, Runyon, Schaefer, Schwaberow, Sloan, Stemer, Straughn, Sullivan, Sunderland, Sutton, Vanmeter, Vorhees, Weinberg, Welch, Wood, Wright, and many more related names. Any info. appreciated.

Rod Carpenter

129 Oak View Court

Lima, OH 45804-3375


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My grandmother, Mahallie Ward, m. Delmar David Jackson, had six children. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Frances Hosey

236 Hubbard Street

Water Valley, KY 42085




Seek names of the parents of Martin David Beaty (Beatty), b. 1822, Floyd Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Dinah McDonald

4010 E. Goldfinch Gate Lane

Phoenix, AZ 85044



Seek info. on following families: George W. and John W. Terry; the Sumpter family; and the McFadden family, all in Warren/Butler Co. area. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Jeannie Lincoln

6205 Tiara Court

Louisville, KY 40219




Seek info. on the Bradley and Griffith/Griffitts families. Jackson Bradley, b. 7/23/1814, Tenn., d. 4/3/1895, Whitley Co., Ky., m. Margaret Griffith, b. 1/1/1818, d. 2/24/1900, Whitley Co., Ky., children: Eliza, Amy, Sophrona, Rachael, Almeda (my g. g. grandmother), Caledonia, Rebakae, Nancy, and James Uriah. Any help appreciated.

Patricia Litteral Jones

239 Litteral Road

Williamsburg, KY 40769-9451



Seek descendants of Mary Frances Bustle, b. 1841, Laurel or Rockcastle Co., Ky., d. ?, m. 7/6/1858, Tenn., John M. Mize, b. 1837, Tenn, d. ?, had 12 children. Mary was sister to my g. grandfather, John Bustle. Any help appreciated.

Elsie Bustle Lewis

14356 N. County Road 3400 E.

Mason City, IL 62664



Seek info. on Thomas Martin, b. late 1700s, early 1800s, m. Elizabeth Biggs. His son, William "Billy" Martin, is my g. g. g. grandfather, b. 1831, Hawkins Co., Tenn., settled Clay Co., Ky., m. Eveline Benge, 1849. Any info. appreciated.

Bev Chandler

907 Lexie Court

Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

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Seek info. on my grandfather, John Wheeler Roberts, Lee Co., m. Maggie Collier, Wolfe Co., dau. of John and Louise Shoemaker Collier. Who were John's parents and siblings. Father's name possibly John, and mother maiden name Maloney. May be a brother to Steve Roberts, m. Annabelle ?, Lee Co. Any info. appreciated.

Nancy Roberts

6420 Winchester Road

Irvine, KY 40336-9707



Seek info. on my grandfather, Hence Hammonds, b. 1868, Knott Co., d. 1927, m. Mary Cathryn Pitman, had three girls, once lived at Pine Mountain. Who was his 2nd wife? Any info. appreciated.

Martha Cantrell

9 Rocky Hollow

Jenkins, KY 41530



Seek info. on Birdine Lee Allen Saylor, m. Sarah Caldwell, Perry, Leslie, and Laurel Cos. Also, info. on Wheelers, Wallaces, Saddlers, and Burress. Will share info. Any info. appreciated.

Thelma Parson

P. O. Box 200

Baxter, KY 40806




Seek info. on my g. grandmother, Margaret Ann Miller Barnett, b. 1/1805, d. 8/18/1884, dau. of William Barnett and Ann Miller, m. 1st, John B. Green, Hustonville, Ky., had three children; and m. 2nd, 1837, Allen Logan, b. 10/25/1791, d. 9/9/1862. Allen, m. 1st, Martha Given, d. 1835, had Patsy Ann Logan, m. Liberty Green, son of John B. and Margaret. Any info. appreciated.

Fordyce Logan, Jr.

7202 59th Street

Lubbock, TX 79407

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Seek info. on Price Donathan, killed in Yale, Ky., 1904. Where he lived is now under Cave Run Lake, owned by John Donathan and Hannah Spencer (Siddy Spencer), late 1880s and 1890s. Need names of John and Hannah's children, article on Price's death, and info. on any Donathans, Yale, Buck Creek area. Any info. appreciated.

David Wayne Ray

2370 Grace Chapel Road

Enoree, SC 29335



Nicholas and Permelia Florence, Scotland, came to Penn., children: 1. William (my direct descendant), d. 1833, m. Christine Teal, sister of Peter Teal, children: Charity; Nicholas; Mary; John; William; Peter; Nelson; James Riley; Mose; Levi; and Leonard (my descendant), m. Sarah McNeer, dau. of James McNeer, children: James William, b. 1854, Harrison Co., Ky., d. 1930, m. Judith Fryman, b. 1860, d. 1901, had William E. Florence, b. 1880, Nicholas Co., Ky., d. 1978, m. Eva Lena Ritchie, dau. of Archimedes James and Margaret Snapp Ritchie; Lucy; Fannie; Cora; Elliot; Parcel; and Leonard; 2. Mary; 3. John; 4. Elizabeth; 5. Moses; 6. Sarah; 7. David; 8. Sally; and 9. Levi. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Kellie Vanlandingham

529 Meadowview Drive

Paris, KY 40361

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Martha "Patsy" Baker, b. ca. 1817, Tenn., m. 12/31/1834, Knox Co., Ky., John Smith, Jr., b. ca. 1815, Clay Co., Ky., d. 5/4/1878, Bell Co., Ky. Were Elijah and Jane Smith, that sold property, 1820s, Campbell Co., Tenn., Patsy's parents? Was Andrew Baker her brother? Seek info. on Bakers, Bell Co. Any info. appreciated.

Lorraine Miracle

P. O. Box 6205

Bryan, TX 77805-6205



Seek info. on following: Thomas and Lucy Giles, had, Rebecca, b. 1812, Crab Orchard, Ky., moved to Ind., ca. 1820; and Penelope Busick, b. 4/23/1809, m. Philip Shively, son of Henry and Mary Shively, Shelby Co., Ky., moved to Ind. ca. 1826. Any info. appreciated.

Ron Bledsoe

755 Breckenridge Street

Stanton, KY 40380



My grandmother, Sarah Tye Jones, m. 10/15/1893, James M. Jones, sister to Hiram Speed Tye, b. 2/14/1873, Whitley Co., d. 11/23/1956, m. 8/10/1892, Rachel Smith, b. 8/10/1872, Whitley Co., d. 11/4/1932; George Washington Tye, m. Susan Bennett, 5/6/1869; Hiram J. Tye, m. Rachel Siler, 11/23/1833; John W. Siler, m. Lucinda Evans, 9/14/1817; Jacob Siler, m. Rachel Teague, 1789; and Plikard D. Siler, m. Elizabeth Hartsoe, 1743. Any info. appreciated.

Evelyn Cornett

P. O. Box 144

Harlan, KY 40831-0144



Seek descendants of Confederate General John Bell Hood's siblings. Any info. appreciated.

Joyce Hood McKinney

P. O. Box 397

Prospect, KY 40059



Seek info. on following: Susan F. Haddix, m. Elijah Howard; Lewis Haddix, m. Elizabeth Ketchum; Samuel Haddix, m. Nanny Fugate; Elvia Combs, m. Anderson Short; and Benjamin Combs, m. Patsy Jane Brow. Any help appreciated.

Shirley Short Anter

13211 Meeker Road

Williamsburg, OH 45176-9622



Seek info. on my g. grandparents, John McGuire and Sarah Margaret Wilson, both b. in Ky., m. 1/8/1857, Grant Co. Any info. appreciated.

John T. McGuire

P. O. Box 176

Winchester, KY 40392-0176



Seek info. on Inal (maiden name unknown), m. Charles Elam, Montgomery Co, cousin to Thurman, Courtney, and Noah Centers. Need names of parents; dates of birth, marriage, and deaths; children; siblings; and any other info. Help appreciated.

Nora Jane Goodpaster

P. O. Box 426

Versailles, KY 40383



Seek descendants of Marion Travis, m. 1st, Susan Rice; and m. 2nd Samantha Tackett, b. Lawrence Co., Ky. Also seek info. on Vice and Claypool family, Fleming Co., Ky., ca. 1900. Any info. appreciated.

Patricia Van Hoose

RR 1 Box 5180

Louisa, KY 41230-9038



Seek info. on my g. g. g. g. grandfather, Isaac Darnell, Lewis Co., Ky. children: Harrison, b. 1815, m. Louisa Himes, 1839, Lewis Co., Ky.; and Isaac, b. 1817, m. Lucinda Hoover, 1838. They were possibly children named Caroline and Thomas. Any info. appreciated.

June Woodruff

333 Caddie Drive

DeBary, FL 32713-4512



Seek info. on Frances (Fanny) Rebecca Haden, b. ca. 1852, Ky., m. Abram Long Foard, 12/23/1881, Christian Co., Ky. Any help appreciated.

Ruth Wilson

3291 Dent Road

Pasco, WA 99301




Seek info. on James Daniel Pennington, b. ca. 1797-1800, N. C., believed to have married Catherine McIntosh. Also, seek info. on Morning Loman family. Any info. appreciated.

Pat Chasteen Trocano

750 State Route 571 W.

Union City, OH 45390-9009




Seek info. on my g. grandfather, Richard Stephen Clem (1873-1919), m. Ida May Howard, had nine children, Jessamine and Madison Cos. Any info. appreciated.

Tom Newman

1717 Hubbard Drive

Rockledge, FL 32955

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Seek info. on Zack Ratliff, m. Mary ?, had John, Harlin, Kelly, Bill, Clete, and John, possibly others, Morgan Co., Ky. Any help appreciated.

C. W. Ratliff

7400 Maysville Road

Carlisle, KY 40311



Seek info. on Parris Mark, and Martha Littleton, Greenup Co., Ky. Also, Joseph D. and Hanson H. Littleton, and Martha Pete, Carter Co., Ky. Were these two Marthas the same person? Any info. appreciated.

Lori Littleton

9257 Arlene Avenue

Orangeville, CA 95662-4211



Seek info. on my g. grandfather, Lafayette Butler Roberts, b. Walton, Ky., m. Anna Elizabeth Schaffield. They are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery. Need names of parents. Any info. appreciated.

Drina Duke Runyon

341 Jacobs Road

Brooksville, KY 41004



William Sorrell, b. ca. 1730 Va., sons: James Sr., had James Jr., m. Mary McDonald, Va., 1798, came to Bath Co.; and Elisha, had: John Sorrell, m. Margaret Traylor, 1822; Joseph, m. Sena Hall, Bath Co.; Thomas; and two daughters Ind. Where are William and Catherine McCarty Sorrell buried? These are my g. grandparents. William and Catherine's children: George W., William Riley, Matilda, Female, Phebe, Joshua, Cordelia, Elijah, Fanny, Marena (Renia), and Oliver Perry (my grandfather). Any info. appreciated.

Clint Sorrell

HC 68 Box 3135

Mariba, KY 40322



Seek ancestors and descendants of James Thomas Hair, b. 7/15/1835, Casey Co., Ky., d. 4/6/1907, Marion Co., Ky., m. 7/10/1867, Pauline Nash, b. 7/24/1842, Marion Co., Ky., d. 6/7/1909, children: John Wesley, b. 2/27/1869, m. Nettie Mae Roney; Molly (Mary), b. 10/15/1871; Mattie (Martha) Kiszar (my grandmother), b. 1/8/1874, m. George C. Lanham; James (Jim) M., b. 12/8/1875, m. Mattie Arnold; Nannie M., b. 12/6/1878, m. Dick Smith; Joe Sephus, b. 2/1/1880; Sallie, b. 2/1/1884, m. Woodson Crain; and Eva R., b. 7/17/1887, m. Perry Woodson Lanham. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Audrey Lanham Smothers

7216 Billtown Road

Louisville, KY 40299

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Seek info. on Thomas and Elizabeth Slate Irvin. Where and when did they die? They are parents of my g. grandfather, Benjamin Irvin, lived in Ky., d. in Ohio. Any info. appreciated.

Louise C. Jones

410 N. West Street

Tipton, IN 46072-1329



Alexander Lafayette Price Williams, b. 5/14/1838, Halifax Co., Va., lived in Robertson Co., Tenn., 1922, was in 56th Va. Inf. in Civil War, moved to Todd Co., Ky., 1870, son of Isaac James and Mary Morton Crews Williams, both died, 1873. Seek info. on gravesite of Alexander and his parents. Any info. appreciated.

J. M. Williams

1011 Moncrief Circle

Greenbrier, TN 37073



Seek info. on my g. g. grandfather, Wyatt/Whitt Williams, Breathitt Co., Ky., children Chandler and Stephen. Any info. appreciated.

Henrietta Blair

HC 83 Box 530

Lowmansville, KY 41232



Seek descendants of Henry Estep, b. 1832, son of Elijah Estep and Frances Chase, m. Violet, children: Henry, Jasper, and Sylvester. Sylvester had son named Henry. Came from Va. to Greenup Co., Ky., moved to Johnson Co., 1860. Any help appreciated.

Elise M. Scott

201 Elm Street

Booneville, MS 38829



William Wallace, m. 1/29/1862, Tazewell Co., Va., Martha Lynkous, dau. of John Linkous and Betty Trollinger, had, John Morgan Wallace, b. Tazewell Co., Va., m. Nannie Elizabeth Cecil, dau. of Robert Mitchell Cecil and Celia L. Sample, had following children: Bertha; John; Robert; Elmer, b. 1881; Frank, b. 1884; William, b. 1886; Brack, b. 1887; Edgar, b. 1891; Vert, b. 1894; Thomas, b. 1898, d. 1983, my g. grandfather, m. Hallie Jones, dau. of Duke and Margaret Gray Jones, had Thomas, b. 1924, Virginia, Roger, and Patricia; Mattie, b. 1900; Ola, b. 1901; and Eunice, b. 1907. Any info. appreciated.

Kellie Vanlandingham

529 Meadowview Drive

Paris, KY 40361



Seek info. on following: William M. Gilbert, b. 1809, Va., d. ?, m. Elizabeth Standerford, b. 1813, Va., d. ?, in Estill Co., ca. 1870; Richard Gilbert, b. 1853, Tenn., d. ?, m. Nancy Catherine Sloan, b. 1858, d. ?; and Dick Gilbert, Bell Co., Ky. Need burial dates and other info. Any info. appreciated.

James W. Gilbert

3379 Ainsworth Court

Cincinnati, OH 45251-2121



Seek info. on Sallie Ann Ball, b. ca. 3/1908, d. 1935; and Asa Plains, Greenville, Ky., children: Mari, b. 2/12/1928; Nola M., b. 1930; and Wilma Christine, b. 1933. Any info. appreciated.

Mari G. Plain Ewing

3525 Robina Avenue

Berkley, MI 48072-1426



Seek info. on my g. grandfather, Jerry Flynn, married three times, had 21 children. My father was John Wyatt Flynn, son of John William Flynn, Somerset, Ky. Need all info. on Jerry and his children. Any help appreciated.

Edwin Curtis Flynn

2307 Christel Avenue

Middletown, OH 45044



Seek info. on John Wesley Owen, m. Abigail Cullum, had Hezekiah, b. Four Mile Creek, Clark Co., Ky., m. Martha Parrish, children: Alvin A., b. 1831, m. Delilah Gordon, dau. of G. W. Gordon, Washington Co., Ky.; Jas. Floyd; Zerelda; Salvisa; and Cassandra. Will share info.

Eileen C. Holbourn

3030 Breckenridge Lane Apt. 214

Louisville, KY 40220-2174



Seek info. on Louise Lucille Griffith, b. 1927, Lawrence Co., Ky., dau. of Lou Griffith, b. 1904, and Hester Young, b. 1906, Blaine, Ky. Need to know if their was any Civil War connection. Any info. appreciated.

David R. Shaw

2546 Burlawn Court

Columbus, OH 43235



Seek info. on Samuel S. Moore, m. 1893, Sarah Jane Gambill, dau. of Joseph and Emily Little Gambill. Sarah sister to my g. grandmother, Catherine Gambill Allen. Also, Cora Belle Gambill, m. Newton Combs, had Claudia Combs, b. 1899; Elizabeth Gambill; Mary A Gambill; Martha Gambill; Petrola Gambill; Ray F. Gambill; and John Gambill. Any info. appreciated.

Laurie Allen

374 CH 37

Sycamore, OH 44882



Seek info. on following: David and Anna Brinegar Mocabee, Marion Dean, and Jim and Nancy Mocabee Thomas, 1800s, Carter Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Lloyd Dean

6770 U. S. 60 East

Morehead, KY 40351



Seek info. on Alexander Stewart, b. ca. 1755, Scotland, d. 1835, m. Catherine Sheets, served in Revolutionary War in Captains John Lewis and Boswell's Company, Va. State Reg., commanded by Col. Gregory Smith, 1777. Who was Alexander's father? Any info. appreciated.

Sharon B. Fletcher

P. O. Box 304

Pineville, KY 40977



Seek info. on my g. g. grandparents, Edward Duke and Anna Wright, both b. in Va., son, Abraham, m. Hattie Simpler, children: Louis Edward and Homer Duke. Any info. appreciated.

Drina Duke Runyon

341 Jacobs Road

Brooksville, KY 41004



Seek info, descendants, or pictures on my g. grandparents and g. g. grandparents: John W. Bowen and Susan Robert Adams (or Robert Susan); Wilson (or J. Wilson) Adams and Mary Elizabeth Dollins; William Dollins and Nancy Mobley; and Mortimer (or Hicks) Bowen and Mary Gourley (or Cooley). Also, info. on John C. Hayes, b. 9/17/1822, d. 7/25/1898, m. Martha Atkins, b. 7/4/1831, d. 4/14/1911; and William (Bill) and Chris Sowder. Any info. appreciated.

Elaine Vann

RR 1 Box 453 B

Brodhead, KY 40409



Seek info. on Travis Rodgers/Rogers, b. ca. 1783, Va., son of John, b. ca. 1750 Culpeper Co., Va., d. before 1805, buried in Shelby Co., Ky., and Mary (Molly), d. 5/25/1848, m. 1st, 9/29/1801, Peggy Adams (Amis, Hamos), children: John and James; m. 2nd, Betsy Childers (Childress) 2/19/1806, Garrard Co., Ky., children: Polly; Thompson; Nancy; Lin(d)sey, b. 2/20/1814, d. 4/13/1880, m. Catherine Hoagland (Hogland), 1883; George; Goalsbury; Matilda, Daniel; Louisana; and Margaret. Any info. appreciated.

Richard L. Rogers

103 Koffee Lane

Harrisonburg, VA 22801


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Seek info. on John Leonard and Berl Reese Helton, grandsons of William Ballard Helton and Anie Belle Centers, Ohio Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Nora Helton

428 Kirkland Avenue

Irvine, KY 40336-1214



Seek info. on Charles J. Grim, b. 1805, Ky., m. 5/6/1824, Floyd Co., Elizabeth Hilton, b. 1807, Lawrence Co., Ky., d. 8/7/1875, Johnson Co., Ky. Where did Charles come from and who were his parents? Any info. appreciated.

Shelia Burden

P. O. Box 135

Flat Gap, KY 41219



Seek info. on my parents, Willis Turner, son of Steven and Virgie Turner, War Creek, Ky., and Martha Burton Turner, dau. of J. C. "Crusoe" and Sylvia Neeley Burton, Little Rock Lick, Ky., buried Burton Bend. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Kendall L. Turner

7367 Bittersweet Drive

Gurnee, IL 60031

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Seek info. on following families: Alexander Trent, m. Nancy ?, 1798-99; and Robert Jewell, m. Elizabeth Hiser, 7/20/1815, Barron Co., Ky., son James Jewell, m. Margaret (Peggy) Atwell, 10/28/1839, Green Co., Ky., dau., Nancy Ellen Jewell, m. William A. Trent, Metcalfe Co., Ky., 1876. Robert and Elizabeth Jewell are buried at Three Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Metcalfe Co., Ky. Would like pictures of graves, and also picture of "Possum Scratch" School in Metcalfe Co. Any info. appreciated.

Thelma Mason

83 Fountain Valley

Rantoul, IL 61866




Seek info. on Elisha Hadden, dau., Rosanna, b. 1785, Ky., m. Thomas Elms, 1/21/1808, Logan Co., Ky., son of Christopher Elms, d. 1/20/1807, Butler Co., Ky., and Margaret Finley, d. 10/14/1822, Butler Co. Any help appreciated.

Rita B. Rush

25 Lakeside Drive

Augusta, KS 67042-2350



Seek info. on Amos and Mary Riggs, Mason Co., Ky. Also, info. on the Hill family. Any help appreciated.

Mary Riggs

1811 Zion Lane

Hillsboro, OH 45133



Seek info. on John (War Jack) Howard, b. ca. 1766-1775, d. ca. 1824-25, m. Mary Risener, son, Michael Howard, b. ca. 1809-1811, m. Rachel Hendrickson, son Noah Howard, b. 1854, m. Nancy Bailey, Leslie or Bell Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Robert E. Howard

RR 2 Box 445

Inwood, WV 25428



Seek info. on John Campbell, lived where Haddix, Ky. is now, early 1800s, m. Nancy Noble. Who were their parents and children? Also, seek info. on 1st wife of McCager Napier, m. 2nd, Nancy Richie. Any help appreciated.

Grethel Ritchie

P. O. Box 23

Fisty, KY 41743



Seek info. on Daniel Warner Hays, b. 1/18/1819, Steuben Co., N. Y., d. Council Bluffs, Iowa, 9/10/1906, m. Louisa Adeline Hall, 10/2/1840, Crawford Co., Penn. Also, seek info. on James Hanks, b. ca. 1796, S. C., m. Sarah (maybe Price), b. ca. 1803, Canada, children: William, Noah, John, James, Nancy, and Mary Jane, b. Ohio. Any info. appreciated.

Kay Hough

P. O. Box 1605

Council Bluffs, IA 51502-1605



Seek info. on Ellyn McIntosh, b. ca. 1909-1910; Ellen McIntosh; Hannah McIntosh; and Ethel McIntosh, daus. of Press/Preston and Sarah McIntosh, Harlan Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Luther Little

P. O. Box 321

Holt, FL 32564



Seek pictures of Oliver Tharp, m. Rebecca Ragen, or any other family member, Tenn. Oliver served in Civil War. Also, need pictures of James Centers and sons, Thomas and Clinton, and any info. Any help appreciated.

Ozzie Thorpe

437 E. Orange Street

Indianapolis, IN 46225




Seek info. on Neal Sutton, related to Mary (Margaret) Sutton, b. ca. 1850-1869, Whitley or Knox Cos., related to John Sutton. Also, need info. on Robert Pemberton, Whitley or Knox Cos., related to Mary Pemberton Sears (Aunt Pop Sears). Any info. appreciated.

Laura Maxwell

3420 Greenlawn Drive

Lexington, KY 40517



Seek info. on Randolph Mayfield, moved from Casey Co., Ky. to Lincoln Co., Tenn., 1810, dau., Jenny Mayfield Hamilton. Also, seek info. on cemeteries in Casey Co. that might contain burial records of Randolph's wife. Any help appreciated.

E. C. Mayfield

2 Pennsylvania Avenue

Lake Placid, FL 33852



Joseph K. Bush, b. Tenn., m. Jamima Bowman, b. Ky. Need names of parents, birthdates, deaths, and names of siblings. Any info. appreciated.

Darlene Bush

1191 Siddens Road

Glasgow, KY 42141



Seek info. on Shade Tackett, b. 4/7/1887, d. 6/16/1969, son of Solomon and Nancy Jane Osbourne Tackett, brother of Sidney, b. 3/4/1883, d. 7/10/1915, m. Avis Little; Jeremiah (Jerry), b. 3/26/1891, d. 6/2/1947, m. Ann England; Leathea, b. 2/15/1894, d. 9/2/1968, m. Ora Blanton; Claudia, b. 7/27/1895, d. 12/10/1921, m. Clara Caudill; Dixie, b. 1896, d. 12/1/1920, m. Alvin Hall; Flora, b. 4/23/1857, d. 8/7/1918, m. Wesley Caudill; Fannie Alma, b. 3/22/1901, d. 4/9/1921, m. W. T. Tackett, 1917; Solomon B.; Cassie, b. 1900, m. Kelly Maynard; and Marion Marvin, b. 7/7/1903, d. 7/5/1937. My father, Norman Hattler, son of Shade Tackett and Fannie Ray, was raised by Solomon and Nancy Tackett. Any info. appreciated.

Ray Tackett

389 Marblerock Way

Lexington, KY 40503



Seek info. on Julie Ann Jones and family, Magoffin Co. Their names are Ineze Risner, Denny Jones, and Ben Sizemore (my cousins). My mother, Katherine Mullins Miller is Julie's sister. Any help appreciated.

Virginia Blake

5800 Silver Oak Drive

Ft. Pierce, FL 34982



Seek info. on these families: McCormick, Donald Powell, Isaac Osborne, Julia Mae Lisle, Vinic, Heliska, League, Pherson, Pangburn, and Flesher, 1904. Any info. appreciated. Will share info.

Martha Sutton

3744 KY Hwy 39 N.

Crab Orchard, KY 40419



Seek info. on Walker name. Marion Walker (possible Francis Marion Walker), b. 1837, d. 1907, m. Lucretia Mills, b. 1835, d. 1927, said to be descendant of Dr. Thomas Walker, in Knox Co., Ky., 1860. Also, info. on George Washington Johnson, b. 1809, d. 1888, m. Lucy Ann Atolman, granddaughter of James Farris, early settler of Laurel Co., Ky. Any info. appreciated.

Pam Johnson

11190 E. 111th Street

Fishers, IN 46038



Seek info. or relatives of my grandfather, Louis Dorsey, b. 7/18/1905, Brandenburg, Ky., Meade Co., brother of Harry, and son of Sylvester and Merle Dorsey. Any info. appreciated.

Tanya M. Killebrew

101 Curles Circle

Williamsburg, VA 23185




Seek descendants and of William Patrick, b. 1810, N. C., m. 1830, Nancy Anderson, b. 1812, Whitley Co., Ky., children: William, b. 1825 and Sarah, b. 1828. Any info. appreciated.

Marie B. Bollin

42820 Masonic Drive

Hemet, CA 92544

e-mail: [email protected]



Seek info. on William Henry Tilton, Robertson Co., 1800s to 1930s, and any of his children, especially Jessie Lum Tilton, believed to be my g. grandfather. Any help appreciated.

Robin T. Boswell

P. O. Box 453

La Plata, MD 20646



Seek info. on Floyd Dunaway, b. 1914, d. 1983; Robert Henley Dunaway, b. 1878, d. 1943; William A. H. Dunaway, b. 1836, d. 1915; and Charles Dunaway. Any info. appreciated.

Julia Dunaway Cavanaugh

550 Lovelaceville Florence Road

Paducah, KY 42003



Seek info. on my grandfather, Reese Hughes, b. 1890, Menifee Co., d. 1971, Middletown, Ohio; and my grandmother, Gertrude "Gertie" Lawson Hughes, b. Wolfe Co., Ky., 5/1899. Any info. appreciated.

Roger D. Hughes

10106 Stilbite Avenue

Fountain Valley, CA 92708-1012



Seek info. on Peter Coleman, b. 1780, d. 1860, buried at John Coleman Cemetery, Marrowbone, Ky., Pike Co., son, Daniel, m. Bethana Adkins. Any info. appreciated.

Robin Adkins

313 Gillespie Branch Road

Shelbiana, KY 41562