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below are queries from March 1st, 1997 through December 20th, 1997

Bruce Hamlin
Looking for information on the following family. William "Bill" HAMLIN or HAMLBIN b Oct 1947 in Whitley? Co., KY. md Delilah HENDERSON b 1840 in Knox? Co., KY. Children: (1) James Henry b. 2 Nov 1867 in KY , d. 22 Dec 1956, Married 1902 to Amanda S. Marsee (2) Jackson "Jack" b. Sep 1870 in Knox Co., KY d. abt 1957/1959 in Jackson, Jackson Co., MI, Married to Nancy ?, and Maudie RISNER(3) Sidney "Sid" b. abt 1872 in KY. (4) Ievin "Erve" b. 8 May 1873 in Tacket, Claiborne, TN, d. 28 Feb 1936 in Crawford Twp, Wyandot Co., OH, Married 4 Aug 1902 in Magoffin Co., KY to Dora STONE (5) Burnetty "Net" b. Jun 1875 in Knox Co., KY (6) Sim b. abt 1878 in Bell Co., KY, d. abt 1908, Married 8 Nov 1906 in Magoffin Co., KY to Polly WHITAKER. I am looking for any informatioN but especially the parents of William and Delilah.
Marlitta H. Perkins, 14th KY Regimental Historian
Seeking information regarding William RATTLIFF, a veteran of the 14th KY Infantry Regiment. He is listed in the Harlan County 1890 Veterans Census. His place of residence is given as P.O. Poor Fork. Any type of information, such as family data, burial site, pension records, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Snailmail: 185 Ward Cemetery Road, London, Kentucky 40744-8845
Seeking information on the ancestors of George Washington TAYLOR Born in Harlan County Kentucky, in the year of 1879 married Elizabeth WILSON. If anyone can help I would be grateful. If any of the decendants would like their names added to the family tree just write or e-mail me.
Dennis L. McKeen
Need information about my grandfather, James Calvin McKEEHAN md Ollie ALSIP and had a son John Leon McKEEHAN, my father. My dad's birth certificate indicated he was born in Wallen's Creek. I know my grandfather is buried somewhere in Harlan. If you see a tombstone or have any info for me , I would be ever so grateful.
H.D. Miracle
Snailmail: 2117Memorial Pkwy, Fort, Thomas Ky 41075
Need information about William GOLDEN. My information shows that he was born in 1896 and died at Lynch in 1982. Was his wife's name ZONA?
Margaret DEAL
Snailmail: 3450 Hoover St., Redwood City, CA 94063-4349
Seeking the marriage dates of the children of John William & Octavia 'Tavie' (WHITENER) DEAL after 1910. William Henry DEAL & Mossie or Flossie ? Poley; Thomas DEAL & Madge Bernice LiVINGSTON; Callie Elizabeth 'Kate' DEAL & James STANSBERRY or STANBURY; Cleve DEAL & Gladys?; John Claude DEAL & Goldie Mae LOGAN; Helen Emma DEAL & William Daniel CRISP Thank you very much.
Bev Wyman
Interested in any info anyone might have on any of these families: James D or Marion F BUSH; Elisha, Absalom HUFF; Sarah, Allen, John K. MORRIS; James, Lewis, Belle WHITE. Will trade information I have on these familys.
E.W. Adams
Looking for info on the parents and/or relatives of Riley STORMS 1870's to 1920's who lived in Harlan Co., Ky. He was related to the SLAVEY's and COX's. Do you have records which may help. He is my great, great grandfather. All other avenues have been exhausted.
Mary Davidson
Snailmail: 5722 W. 2nd St. Mears, MI 49436
Searching for the parents of Ed DAVIDSON md to Polly BEGLEY. They had four children that I know of: Estle b. 1902, Ace, Bill, and Opal (TRIPP). We have heard that Ed's real name was OWENS and that he lived with the DAVIDSONS and took on their name, but we have not been able to confirm this. If you have any information on this family of Davidsons I would sure appreciate any help.
Wanda Freeman
Searching for information on my ggGrandfather William HOSKINS b.1830 Clay or Harlan County, Ky., d.1911 Madison County, Ar. He was a farmer and vetran, married four times. #1 Mary Polly ROBERTS b.1827 or 1828 Clay Co., Ky., d. 1861 or 1862 Clay Co., Ky. Their children married into the following surnames: ESTEP, ROBERTS, HACKER, BOWLING, EVANS; md #2 Sally JONES, children md BOWLIN, SMITH, NEWBERRY, BRANDENBURG; md #3 Sarah NAPIER children md HOLLAND, SMITH, HUBBARD, HARVEY; md #4 Nancy HOLLAND children md ODGEN, ATKINS, HARGRAVE, CLARK. Mary Polly ROBERTS's parents were Thomas Boone ROBERTS & Nancy BOWLING, any help would be appreciated. Thanks much
Art Collins
Looking for information on a Sam COLLINS b in Ice, KY (Harlan County) 10 Mar 1904, son of William and Mary COLLINS. Numerous brothers and sisters. Mother was previously married her madden name and first married name unknown. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
James V. Slusher Jr
Would like to share information about the SLUSHER family of Bell County. I have exciting information about the SCHLOSSER'S of Germany who later settled in the Puckett Creek area of Bell County. Prior to coming to Kentucky the name was changed to SLUSHER.
Searching for information on the ELDRIDGE family. My grandfather is Casper Eldridge, born in Middlesboro, Ky, married Pearl Mason, He had brothers Walker, Preston, Frank and Milton; sisters Margaret, Emmaline and Mellie. Casper's father is Robert. Robert's father is possibly Samuel. I would appreciate any information. Thank you.
Gwen Forrester
Seeking info on Solomon FORRESTER b 1843 Harlan Co KY md Malena SKIDMORE d 28 Feb 1930 in Hubbard Springs, Lee Co., VA. Solomon later moved to Hubbard Springs, Lee Co., VA where his children were born. Solomon and Malena's children are Carter FORRESTER, Sarah FORRESTER b 16 Oct 1869 d 3 Sept 1927 who md John SMITH, Albert FORRESTER who md Mary ? b 8 Aug 1881 d 1977 and George Washington FORESTER b 29 Oct 1877 who md Sarah Mildred NOE. George W. spelled his name FORESTER. I have Solomon FORRESTER'S Civil War reinlistment document dated 1864. Information on any of the names above will be greatly appreciated.
Vietta Keith
Does anyone know about the TAYLOR family who kept a boarding house for mine workers near the town of Harlan during the early part of the 20th century. I do not know any first names, except that I believe there was a young grandson whose first name was "Mount," who was raised by his grandparents because his mother had died. My father boarded with the family when he worked in the mines there.
Charlotte Jackson
Snailmail: 630 Gilbert Street, Eugene, Oregon 97402 MAYFIELD, BRYANT, PENNINGTON, LOVITT/LOVETT - Would like to exchange information on these families from Whitley, Harlan and Pulaski Counties. Have a great deal of info on some and small amount on others. All intrested, please e-mail me. Thank you
Oliver Beck Skidmore
Snailmail: 203 Pinto Dr., Copperas Cove, TX 76522
Trying to find information on Oliver F SKIDMORE b 1873 d 1947 and his wife Emma TURNER PACE SKIDMORE b 1871 d 1945. Both where life long residents of Harlan county, Oliver at one time was a very prominent land owner in the county. Oliver had a brother but I cannot find his name in any family papers. I would really like info on who his parents were. All my family came from the Jones creek area, my Mom was a MIDDLETON, her dad and mom was Beck and Eula MIDDLETON I have some good info on that area and on the Middelton family that I would be willing to share . Thanks!!
Alice Sanders
Would like info on Jonathan SMITH who moved from NC to Harlan Co.,KY early 1800's. Elizabeth SMITH believed to be dau. md Able PENNINGTON at Spencer ADAMS in Floyd Co.,KY 6 Jan 1814.
Kim Park
Looking for information on my grandfather Robert RILEY b abt 1869 md to Margaret (SAWYER, SALYER???). I did obtain her death certificate and it stated she was born in Breathitt Co. It was suggested to me that he was born there too. They moved around alot in Perry, Harlan and Pulaski Counties . They showed up in the 1910 Perry County census. They had six children that I know of: George, Lyddia, Jerry, Nancy, Lilly and Rose (my gr. grandmother). If anyone see's a connection or knows something of this family please contact me. Thanks!!!
Looking for info on William and Milly BREWSTER (BRUSTER) and family who is listed in the Harlan the 1850 Harlan Census with their children Susanna, James, Skillen M., Patience and Mary A. Would you have any info on them. He shows up in Owsley in 1860, then in Jackson in 1870. In 1860 William appears in Owsley with a wife named Nancy and children Patience and Mary. Does anyone know Milly's surname? Any info would be appreciated.
Sharon Bodet
Looking for ancestors of Pearl Thomas born 5 May 1907 Harlan KY. She married a Henry WYNN, Milt MIDDLETON and Arthur Ray WAGNER. Her mother was possibly a apache indian. thank you
Melanie Rife
Looking for information on the marriage of John Henry MILLER (born in VA around 1867) to a lady named Elizabeth (?). I know that one of their sons (named Issac Clarence or Clarence Issac) was born in Harlan County in 1894 or 1895. He was my grandpa. Any information you could provide would be helpful. Thank you.
Mary Ann McTee
Researching Arthur MCTEE with #1 wife Jane Wallen, #2 wife Nancy ?, and James Arthur MCTEE and wife Margaret Ann DENNY, who were in Knox and Bell Co 1840-1880. Also William DENNY m ca 1841 to wife Elizabeth (last name may be SUSONG or BAYLIS), who were in Harlan and Bell Co. 1840-1880. Especially need info/documentation on Elizabeth's last name (marriage bond, etc.) Will share info.
Ruby Shackelford
Looking for information on Mary Alice SPURLOCK who md John Harlan SHACKELFORD b Feb 1877 son of James SHACKELFORD. Six children were born to this union. Any information on Mary Alice Spurlock or Harlan Shackelford will be appreciated. Date of birth, marriage, death; who were her parents; any brothers and sisters, etc. Harlan Shackelford was born in Harlan Co., KY; some of their children were born in Jackson Co., KY, and some in Jessamine Co., KY. My husband is grandson of Harlan Shackelford and Mary Alice Spurlock.

Also looking for information on the family of Mary Alice SPURLOCK b about 1882 in Jackson County, daughter of Abner SPURLOCK. Mary Alice Spurlock married Harlan SHACKELFORD of Harlan County. They later moved to Jessamine County. Will appreciate ANY INFORMATION ON THE FAMILY. Mary Alice Spurlock and Harlan Shackelford are my husband's grandparents.

Also looking for information on the family of Alfred S HALL b ca 1825 in VA; md Sally HALL in 1840 in KY. Nine known children. Their oldest daughter, Jane Elizabeth HALL b Jan 1846 in Harlan or Clay County d Nov 1934 in Jackson County md James SHACKELFORD Sep 1865, son of Lorenzo Dow SHACKELFORD and Anaritta SPURLOCK. My husband's grandparents are Harlan SHACKELFORD, son of Jane Elizabeth HALL and James SHACKELFORD; and Mary Alice SPURLOCK, believed to be daughter of Abner SPURLOCK. Any information on any of these family connections will be most welcome and GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Nellie Dwyer
Sarah JENNINGS b abt 1823 Tenn d/o George E. and Elizabeth NATION JENNINGS. Sarah married Isreal Kindred WOOLUM b 1824 Sullivan Co Tenn s/o Jacob and Sarah Anise HUGHES WOOLUM. I have some WOOLUM info,but nothing on the JENNINGS, HUGHES, or NATION families.I'd like anything on them.
Robert Taylor
Looking for any information related to the TAYLOR family of Harlan Co. My father was Charles Jennings TAYLOR b ca 1908. He had an older brother, Tom T. TAYLOR (I know of no other siblings). They had a step-father named CROSSFIELD. Their father (my paternal grandfather) was killed in a train accident. I do not know whether my father was born in Harlan Co. or not, but he did indeed live there. I know very little about his side of the family and any help would be greatly appreciated.
Angela Gambrel Shaffer
Looking for information on Daniel JACKSON Sr, b 8 Jun 1805 Knox CO, d 4 Mar 1842 Knox. Daniel m. Louisa HUBBARD, Knox Co. They had the following children: James (b 1826), William (b 25 Oct 1828), Elizabeth (b 1830), Archibald (b 9 Feb 1831), Jane (b 1835), Jarvis (b 1836), Malinda (1837), Lucresia (b1838), Greenberry (b 28 May 1840), and Daniel Jr (b 30 Mar 1842). I'm trying to find out who the parents of Daniel Sr are. If you have any info on any of these names - please contact me.
Rebecca Connelly
Snailmail: 108 Buckner Rd , Columbia, Tn 38401
Looking for several names, primarily POPE, LOGAN, GREEN, UNDERWOOD. I have traced all the way back to a James M POPE, he md 3 times had a total of 21 children. He died November 29 , 1892. His son B (just plain b I have Been Told) md Amanda LOGAN. Their son Howard Cleveland POPE was my grandfather. He md Ida Evelyn UNDERWOOD. Ida`s parents were Robert UNDERWOOD and Ida GREEN. If any one has any of these people in there family tree or Know any information about these people please Oh yeah these people primarily lived in Browney`s Creek. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.
Sharon (Pack) Neill
Looking for my father's mother, Daisy Lee FARMER, md James Henry PACK, probably around 1905. They may have been married in Tennessee where it is reported that he was from. Daisy Lee died Oct of 1928 or 1929. She supposedly had family in Harlan County and I believe she died at one of their homes. My father was about 3 years old when she died and his father had passed away from typhoid when he was approximately 4 months old. He was the youngest of 8 children and his paternal aunt raised him in Tennessee. My father's sister-in-law, married to his oldest brother, gave me the information that Daisy Lee died in Kentucky but was buried in Monteagle, TN. Is there someplace that I can write to in Harlan County to confirm her death? I believe the FARMER family may have lived in Harlan County for some time. I know some of the PACK boys lived there and we may have even had another brother who died in a coal mining accident there. He was Jeff or Jeffrey Pack - born in 1914, died in 1939. Any help that you can give me or addresses that you can provide me with would be greatly appreciated. My father is still alive and I would like to be able to provide him with a little of his family history. As his parents died when he was so young, he really has no knowledge of them at all. The children were all split up when his parents died and it took years for all of them to get back together. He has one brother left.
Marilee Multhup
Trying to find anything on the BLANTON surname in Harlan Co. Some of them ended up in Johnson Co. Have info on them that I'm willing to share. William BLANTON b. abt 1844 in Harlan Co. m. Martha STAPLETON abt. 1870. Their children are: Arch/Archibald, Jane, Mintie, David, and Emily. Arch was my greatgrandfather.
Cole Baker
Searching for information on my grandfather W. Henderson BAKER b 1844 I believe in Wallins Creek, Harlan County md Littie MORGAN b 1874 Leslie County. Any information will certainly be appreciated
Howard Swarts
My grandmother was Ellen HOWARD. She married James Farmer CHAPPELL. They lived some in Leslie Co. and then moved to Harlan County, where he was in the milk business. Any links to her family will be appreciated.
Tracy Turner
Looking for information on the Isaiah Turner family. Shown in 1910 census for Harlan County as follows:
Turner Isaiah  39 KY         Turner Charles  NR KY
Turner Nannie  25 KY (wife)  Scott  Garlan
Turner Jim     18 KY         Scott  Bethel
Turner Martha  14 KY
Turner David   12 KY
Turner William 10 KY
Turner Nancy    6 KY
Turner Ison     3 KY
Any info on Isaiah is needed. ie: parents, birthplace etc.

J.C. Barnett
Trying to get info on the parents of Joseph H. BARNETT b 1840 possible in Harlan county before Bell County was formed from Knox County and his wife Nancy Jane SAYLOR b in 1844. Only know of one son Joseph or James Soloman Elijah BARNETT b 1864 d 1936. The son md to Amanda PURSIFULL b 1868 d 1946.
Looking for any decendants or ancestors of James and Annie (MIRACLE) JACKSON or James and Orpha (HOLT) MIRACLE of Harlan/Bell Co.'s These couples were in Harlan Co. in 1850.
Donald DeZarn, Jr.
Over the past several years, I have accumulated bits and pieces of information on the DeZARN family. Thus far, all of my information leads back to KY. My father, Donald DeZarn, Sr., who died in June 1982, once told me that he thought there was a link back though history to French Quebec. I have not been able to confirm or deny that claim. My grandfather (Donald Sr. father), Green DeZarn, hailed from KY and his wife, my grandmother, Daisy Farmer Dezarn, came from Hamilton, OH. I though I would try this newly discovered site to see if I can gain some new insight on the DeZarn family.
Jennifer Knapp
Looking for information about my g.grandmother Nannie DEATON STAMPER, who died in the Harlan Co. Hospital between 1929-30. They were supposedly living in Perry Co. at the time. It is possible that her given name could have been Nancy Margaret DEATON. I can not locate a birth or death certificate for her. She was married to Tice STAMPER of Booneville (Owsley Co.). She had 2 young daughters at the time of her death, who were sent to orphanage in Louisville. They were seperated shortly after arriving there, my grandmother Pauline has since died but would like to find out what happened to Wanda STAMPER, her younger sister born 11 May 1924.
Tom & Audrey Gipson
Looking for information on a Grant DOCKERY b between 1800 and 1860. He had a son named Carl who md Dovie WALTERS. Dovie's Father was a John WALTERS. Carl and Dovie had 8 kids: Arizella, Earl, Paul, James McKinley, Nell Louise, Isabella, Arizona, Imoegen, and Rose Marie. The only place I know they were was in Harlan Co. I don't have any dates on births or marriages or deaths. Any information would be a big help.

Also trying to get information on a Thomas Franklin LARGE b ca 1840. He married a Mossy GIPSON. They had 5 kids, James, Will, Myrtle, Lena, Ethel. James LARGE lived in Harlan Co. He married a Mary Susan Eliz. BAIRD. They had 11 kids, Thomas, Shirley, Raymond, Bill, Harold, Nell, Gladys, Libby, June, and Mary. If you can help with any of these names it would be a big help.

Ken Roddenberry
Seeking info. on the family/parents of Alfred HUFF, b. 5/14/1832 (in Harlan Co, Ky. ?); d. 1/16/1925 (buried in Huff Cemetary, Woodway, Va); m. Patience CLARK (STON), b 3/8/1836, d. 10/13/1917; the 1853-1884 Lee Co, Va Marriage Register lists an Alfred HUFF, age 23, born in Harlan, Ky married P. CLARKSTON, age 19, born in Lee Co, Va. on 11/10/1859; Also the 1860 Lee Co, Va Census lists an Alfried HUFF, age 24, b. Harlan Co,.Ky in the same household with a Patience CLARKSTON, age 19, b. Lee Co, Va.; Alfred HUFF may have had a brother named James HUFF; Alfred worked as assist. clerk to Postmaster (James K.P. LEGG) at Crab Orchard, (Keokee), Va.; Alfred had the following known children: Elizabeth HUFF, James M. HUFF, Rebecca HUFF, Henry HUFF, Susan Katherine HUFF (?), William M. HUFF, Andrew J. HUFF, & Milton HUFF.
Anita Marino Cava
Ethel GREEN b 1898 or 1900 in Bell or Harlan County. Had a brother Charles and a sister Katie, both older. Mother was Janie, father was Elija.The story is that this family raised horses.Ethel married Philip CAVA or GOLIVERA from Italy. In 1910, this family is found in Yellow Hill,Stony Fork, Bell County.Does this info look familiar to anyone?
Need information on Polly MELTON b 1820 died 1869 buried in Old Masonic Cemetery, Wallins Creek, KY wife of Isaac SIMPSON. Polly Melton Simpson was a charter member of the Wallins Creek Baptist Church. Would like to exchange information with descendents of this family.
Nellie Dwyer
Margaret "Peggy" HENDRICKSON b 3 May 1806 m Phillip HOWARD d 14 May 1872 Harlan Co KY and Rachel HENDRICKSON b abt 1800 m Micheal HOWARD. Are these 2 women sisters? Who are their parents? I have that Margaret's father was Joshua or Joseph and her mother was a WILSON?
Charles Bowling
James Revlin BOWLING son of Jeremiah BOLLING. Children of James Revlin BOWLING: Serena L., Henrietta, William, Benjamin Franklin, Joseph, Archelaus, Jeremiah, Sarah, Andrew Jackson, Naomi, John Morgan, America. Children of Benjamin Franklin BOWLING: Silas Forrest, James Monroe, Cora Alice, Dora, William McHenry, Maud, Elmer Torrence
Tom Neal
Looking for a marriage between John W. NEAL & Dora B. NOE in Harlan County, Kentucky in the time frame of 1912 - 1915. Thank you for your help.
Dodi R. Thomas
Looking for info on a John I FRAZIER and Gencie FRAZIER. These may be my GGgrandparents. They are both buried in the Fox Cemetery in Bell Co. HELP! Any info on dates and children would be greatly apprieciated.Ther may be info in Harlan and Letcher Coounties also.
Judy Brackett
Need any information that anyone can provide on the BRACKETT family around and living in Wallins Creek. Need info on Surrena "Rena", Louisa, Ellen, William, and entire siblings of Felix and Leona BRACKETT.
Don Edwards Rochat
Looking for information on Sydney Barnes DOUGLASS and family in Harlan Co, KY. Married to Mary Bronwyn EDWARDS (from Wales) and children Florence Edwards DOUGLASS, Thomas Sydney DOUGLASS, Martha Rys DOUGLASS, and Jesse Burton DOUGLASS.
Nellie Dwyer
Margaret "Peggy" HENDRICKSON b 3 May 1806 md Phillip HOWARD d 14 May 1872 Harlan Co KY and Rachel HENDRICKSON b abt 1800 m Micheal HOWARD. Are these 2 women sisters? Who are their parents? I have that Margaret's father was Joshua or Joseph and her mother was a WILSON?
Charles Bowling
James Revlin BOWLING son of Jeremiah BOLLING. Children of James Revlin BOWLING: Serena L., Henrietta, William, Benjamin Franklin, Joseph, Archelaus, Jeremiah, Sarah, Andrew Jackson, Naomi, John Morgan, America. Children of Benjamin Franklin BOWLING: Silas Forrest, James Monroe, Cora Alice, Dora, William McHenry, Maud, Elmer Torrence
Tom Neal
Looking for a marriage between John W. NEAL & Dora B. NOE in Harlan County, Kentucky in the time frame of 1912 - 1915. Thank you for your help.
Sandra Judkins
Snailmail: 115 E. National Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227
Seeking information on the following family: John & Mary ? MADDING / MADDEN. John died Abt. 1780 in Pittsylvania Co. Virginia. Children of John & Mary: William, Robert and Champness Sr. 1763 or 1764 Pittsylvania Co, VA., married Frances DUNCAN in 1792 Caswell Co., North Carolina. Champness Sr. & Frances had the following children: Polly m. ? HAYNIE; Margaret m. ? WHITE; Franklin; Daniel; Joel m. Violet L. PATTERSON (Joel died in the mid 1820's) and Eliza who m. Joseph FOGG in 1829. Grandchildren of Champness & Frances: Champness (Champion) MADDEN m. Sarah WYNN; Mary E. MADDEN m. ? DENNIS and Daniel MADDEN. Children of Joel & Violet PATTERSON MADDEN: John M. b. 3-13-1813 d. 1-3-1889; Mary H. b. 3-16-1811 d. 7-10-1846, m. J.R.A. THOMPKINS; Champness MADDEN Jr.
Paul D. Banks 75564.2505@CompuServe.COM
Looking for info on Seymore and Reynolds
Penny Gabbard Hemphill
Snailmail: 22401 NW 91st Ct Rd, Micanopy FL 32667
Looking for information on John Wilse FORD (b 1810) and wife Catherine LEWIS (b 1811) married 1832 in Harlan County, Ky. Believed to have been a sugar-maple plantation owner. They had 8 (?) children, one of whom was my ggrandmother Jemima(h) Ford b 1851 who married Peter B. GABBARD. I have no information on the Ford line so will appreciate all help. Fords believed to be descended from 4 brothers who left Scotland in 1688 and bought land from Gov William Penn in PA.
Cheryl Hudson
Looking for: John M. CREECH & Debbie SERGENT possibly md in 1880. Children: Nancy CREECH b 10 May 1884 and for Billie STANTON & Lavonne KING marriage date unknown. Son born in 1884 Dock Stanton
Searching for any information on Wilson BROWNING and Mahala BAKER, parents of the following children, all born in Leslie Co., KY: Lucy Ellen, b. 5 Sep 1874, John b. 1878, Rebecca b. 8 Feb 1886. Am unable to find the family on the Leslie Co. 1880 census, but many pages of that census are totally illegible on the microfilm available to me. Have also searched the 1870 censuses for Leslie's predecessor counties Clay, Harlan and Perry without success. Any information would be appreciated.
Sheila Church
Snail Mail: 258 Crystal Circle, Mooresville, NC 28115
Researching my BLEVINS/DAY lines of Harlan, Perry, Leslie, and Letcher Counties. Any information on the ancestors of Bige BLEVINS and Louisa DAY would be appreciated. I have information on their descendants that I can share. Bige was born around 1876 and died around 1949. He married Louisa and my grandfather, William Soloman, was born to them on January 19, 1901.
Howard Swarts
Looking for family information for Ellen HOWARD, who married James Farmer CHAPPELL. Her father's name was John HOWARD, who was a Spanish American War Vet. Any information is appreciated.
CADDELL, SHACKLEFORD, OSBORNE, HOWARD all of Harlan and Whitley Counties.
Suzanne Bascom
Looking for information on the family of James ESTEP, living in Leslie County or surrounding area at the time of his death in 1966, md Louella BRANSON possibly from Harlan Co. Would like information on ancestors, descendents or other marriages. Lourana FEE may be one of the family names.
Ruth Goodman
Would like information on Berry HOWARD in Harlan in 1883. He received two land grants. I believe he may be the father of Baxter Bradley Howard but I need someone to look in the census records of Harlan Co. I would like to confirm who his children and wife were. Thanks!
Pam G.
Searching for any information on John McGEORGE b ca 1810 VA md Latitia (Litty) GREEN 31 Aug 1826 in Harlan. Their children are James, John, David, Agnes b 1839 who md William TAYLOR, Lewis and Latitia. Litty was born about 1813 in Ky. and died Oct 1, 1878 in Bell Co. Who were the parents of John and Litty? Any information on the McGEORGE, GREEN, or TAYLOR families will be appreciated.

Also looking for information on Esau PURSIFUL b about 1810 in KY and his wife Malinda ____? b about 1815 in KY. Their children were Rebecca md Calloway HURST, Lavisa b 1839 md William Alexander ROBBINS 1853 in Harlan, Tolitha m. John BARNETT, Cyrena, John, and George md Margaret WILSON. What was Malinda's maiden name? Who were Esau's parents? Any help appreciated.

Trying to find information about James M. ROBBINS 1st wife Nancy. James was b about 1806 in Randolph Co NC and md Nancy___? about 1827 in NC. Their children were Margaret m. John MIRACLE, James, Nancy md Noah SMITH, and William Alexander b 1837 who md Levisa PURSIFUL 1853 in Harlan Co. Nancy died 8 Aug 1858 in Harlan Co., and James md Sarah MIRACLE in 1859. Their children were Zachariah, James, Ransom, John E., Ulyssus, and Sarah. Does anyone know what Nancy's last name was? Any info about her parents? Any help appreciated.

Who were the parents of William TAYLOR b ca 1830 Ky., md before 1859 to Agnes McGEORGE? William and Agnes had children John, Jefferson, James, Gelany b. 1867 and married July 2, 1888 in Bell Co. to John ROBBINS, Clark, Margaret, and Mount. William, Agnes and children were on the 1860 Harlan Co census and the 1870 and 1880 Bell Co census. A William TAYLOR, age 19, is on the 1850 Harlan Co. census with Mount PURSIFUL and his family. Is this the same William and if so what is their connection? Searched for William's parents for a long time. Any help appreciated.

Tracy Turner
Looking for any info at all on the Turners of Harlan and Letcher Counties.
Lori Coker
Looking for any information on Charlie COKER and Rosa Mae Coker (HUFF). They are my grandparents who were married about 1946 in Harlan County. Rosa had one child when she and Charlie married, Terry Clydsdale was the childs name although he went by the last name of Coker. Charlie and Rosa had 4 other children together, Jerry Wayne (dob-1/21/47), Curry, Gary and Charles Jr. Rosa's mother's name was Sarah HUFF. Any information regarding either of these familys would be very helpful. THANK YOU!
Ron Hurley
Snailmail: 1311 Third Street, Portsmouth,Ohio 45662.
Researching BRYANT family of Bell/Knox/Harlan counties in Kentucky. Nancy Jane HURLEY BRYANT dau of Nehemiah "Buck" Hurley and Martha Jane Paynter Hurley. Married to James E. Bryant in Knox county Ky in 1873. James E. Bryant died in Bell Co. Ky. Martha Jane Paynter died Jan 25,1911 in Harlan Co. Ky (buried in Wallins )lived with her daughter Nancy Bryant in Harlan. Nancy died in 1930's lived with or near her son James Bryant and his wife Lola. Any information on this family appreciated. Have a lot of information on Hurley family. Hurley family from TN/NC/Delaware/VA.
Keith Pickett
Looking for my g-g-grandfather, Henry SANDERS. We don't know much about him, but here is what we do know: md Abigail DYKES in Grundy, Co. TN in 1881. Sometime shortly thereafter, they moved to Ky, we think to Harlan Co. They had a son named Calvin.(I have contacted a direct descendant of his, inits=CG). Among their other children was Louis, which was my g-g grandfather. Around 1896-1900, Henry died and Abigail moved back to Grundy, Co., TN with her kids where she is listed as head of household in the 1900 census. Her youngest child was born in 1896. We think Henry died somewhere between 1895 and 1900. Abigail died in August of 1900, and six weeks later her daughter Emaline (age 9) died of Meningiutius. The kids were raised by Abigail's parents, Calvin and Ellen Dykes. Incidentally, another son of theirs, Kevin "Keener" Sanders, used to visit my grandparents (in Grundy, Co. TN) frequently. He spoke about working in the Black Mtn coal mines near Evarts, Ky. Information queries on any of these people would be appreciated. To date, no one knows anything about Henry Sanders. Maybe if someone has information about Keener, it would help.
Kathy Welder
Kezziah BLEVINS b NC 1795 is in 1840 Harlan Co. wife of either Daniel or John, both men listed in the 1830 census Harlan Co. Kisiah is a widow in 1840, and has 1 male in the household, 3 females, all her children. In 1850 census she is listed with son-in-law Offa KING and wife Elizabeth, her daughter, as Kisiah GOODMAN. Another daughter Mary (Polly) wed Jerry BREWER, in the 1870 census Kisiah is again listed as Kisiah BLEVINS! What is this Blevins/Goodman connection? Another daughter, Francis BLEVINS wed Edmond JONES in 1850. Any help appreciated!
Donald C Stewart
Looking for information on William STEWART b 1813(possibly Knox County Kentucky or Knox County TN) d 1860 Henry Co., KY (after 1860 census taken) m. 1832? in KY to: Sallie HOSKINS b. 1813 in KY Knox Co? d. 1860 Henry Co., KY (after 1860 census taken) Children: James Clarence, Thomas, William B., John, Rachel, Lucy, Emezier, Matilda, Mary Eliza. In particular, I would like information on William's parents as well as Sallie's parents.
Gene Cloud
Looking for information on Greenberry CLOUD b about 1790 md to Barthena COX. Believe he was the son of William CLOUD md to Elizabeth MORGAN. Also believe one of Greenberry and Barthena's children was Benjamin Frank CLOUD b 1825 md to Nancy MIDDLETON b 1829 who were my ggggrandparents.
Jerry Saylor
Any information regarding family history of BLANTON, SAYLOR, ROGERS from the area of Molus, Layman, Coldiron, and Wallins Creek. My grandfather was a preacher in this area , his name was Byrd SAYLOR. My grandmother was Suda BLANTON, daughter of John BLANTON. Any info would be appreciated
Judy Brackett
I need a list of the people buried in the Kardos Family Cemetery in Wallins Creek Harlan, Ky. Also their birth and death dates. Is there someone that has that list or could get it and e-mail? If it's too long to type in I'll send you a self-address envelope to mail it to me. Thanks.
Lisa Fortner
Looking for the grave of Cynthia PENNINGTON b in 1838 d 8 Jan 1916 in Harlan County, KY. She may have been buried in a Parsons cemetery or a Pennington cemetery. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Kathy Gill
Cynthia HALL b. abt 1818 m. Eli LEWIS, son of Abner and Eleanor LEWIS, May 8, 1836 Harlan Co. KY. Cynthia was the daughter of Joseph HALL. Who were her mother and siblings? Any info on Hall family most appreciated.

Also looking for info on Elias SMITH b. abt. 1780 VA, husband of Mary father of: John b. 1807, David b. 1814 Harlan, KY m. Sarah Bailey, Hugh b. 1817, son of Jonathan SMITH b. 1760 Buckingham VA d. 1832 Perry Co. KY. Any info on this family appreciated.

Thomas Hembrey
Need any information on my grandmother, Mary Martha HARDIN, (b.1885, d.abt.1923) and married Doctor W. LICKLITER (b.1851 in Laurel Co KY, d.abt.1924) possibly in Knox Co Ky. She had three children; Jodie, Louie, Jesse, (maybe more from possible previous marriage). Was living in Trosper KY in 1920. Her family may have been from Bell Co KY, Harlan Co KY, Whitley Co KY, or Grainger Co TN. Have not been able to find locale of HARDIN family cir.1850-1920.
Thomas Ely
I am looking for information about my grandmother, Martha HARBOR married to Jasper ELY sometime around the 1870's, in Harlan County, Ky.
Bill Bailey
Looking for information on Martin BAILEY, specifically his parents and siblings names. I know he was born in Harlan County about 1824, Married Almeda VIERS from Virginia and should appear on your 1842 & 1843 tax records. He is my ggg-grandfather. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Charles Bowling
Looking for information on James Revlin BOLLING/BOWLING b 1821. His father Jeremiah Bolling was one of the founders of the Oven Fork Baptist Church in Harlan County in 1820.
Tracy Bailey
Trying to find out more information on Samuel BAILEY b.1820 ? believed to of been married to Elizabeth (RILEY). Children as of the 1860 Knox Co. Census were:John, Mary, William, Nancy Ann, Sally. I need to know if Samuel and Elizabeth had any children after that Census and anything else I could find out about this couple
Virginia Ketron-Jones
Looking for the parents of my grandmother, Daisy Ellen MESSER b 18 Mar 1883, md Louis Nat KETRON 3 Sep 1903. She had a sister named Charity? and a brother named John that is all that I know about her. Charity lived close to her in Harlan County Ky in the 50's. I remember visiting her. They both lived in Cawood Ky at the time. John was killed in the 50's in a family dispute.
Mary Chaney
Lewis HENSLEY born in Buncombe County, NC - married Fannie HOWARD from Harlan County, KY. Lewis was born in 1831, had a brother named John. He was listed in the 1850 Breathitt County census. He was not in the 1860 census, but his wife was. I'm assuming he was dead. He had a son named Lewis who was only a year old. Fannie was the granddaughter of Samuel Howard, the first white settler to Harlan Co., KY
Brenda Ginder
Looking for any info about Albert BROCK b. abt 1871 place unknown. Albert died in 1968 in Harlan Co. Would like to know his birthdate and place and names of his parents.
Brenda Collins Dillon
John W. COLLINS b. 1798-1800 VA/TN (possible son of Meridith COLLINS of Pike Co. KY) married Mary ROARK/O"ROARK of Harlan ca 1850. The couple shows up in Tazewell Co. Va. on census 1860 w/ Alfred b. 1853, Ananetta b. 1855, and Richard b. 1858. This was second marriage for John as a list of children were found in a bible later. The first wife is unknown but the children of that marriage are John W. Jr., William, Cecil COLLINS. John W. and Mary "Polly" COLLINs were my GG grandparents . They disappear from the McDowell Co. WV census after 1870.Any help would be appreciated.
Janette Dees Burke
Snail mail: 2421 Giant Oaks Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Looking for help on my gggrandparents. Jesse HELTON/HILTON (b. 1821) listed in the 1850 Harlan census #364 and 1860 Harlan #417. Later moved to Clay County and show up in 1870/1880 Clay census; md 1868 Rebecca SIMPSON (b. 9/1840) in Harlan County. Is Simpson her maiden name or was she married before? Jesse was first married to a Charlotte ??, who was she? Any information about Jesse or Rebecca appreciated.
Lisa Fortner
Looking for information on Joseph THOMAS md Cynthia PARSONS (daughter of Joel and Hannah DARE PARSONS) in Harlan County on Jan. 5, 1859. Also researching FORTNER, PENNINGTON, BALL and KELLY families. Will share any information that I have. Thank you.
Patsy York
Researching Backett family in Kentucky - there is a Beckett family cemetary near a town called Sunshine Can anyone help me the father was John Beckett children as follows: George born 1816; Hiram born 1818; Calamise born 1820; Samuel born 1822; John born 1824; Elise born 1824. They moved to Mo in 1830 then on to Texas. Have lots of info to share.
Dennis L. McKeen
Looking for anyone who has information on John C. MCKEEHAN. I have heard that he is buried in or around Harlan. If you have seen his name on a tombstone or anywhere else, please e-mail me.
Mardon R. Day
Am interested in geneology and lineage of the DAY family from Harlan County Kentucky. Especially dating back to initial immigration to U.S. if available.
Rhonda Robertson
Would like to correspond with anyone have BOGGS ancestry. I have a great deal of information which I am preparing for publication on the descendants of James Boggs. The material was originally researched by Emory Hamilton and I have added considerably to the original manuscript. Don't want to miss your Boggs lineage. Please contact.
Sandy Myers
Looking for anyone researching NEILL/NEAL surnames in Harlan County c.1850.
Leslie Whiteley
Rsearching Thomas YEARLY and descendants. Came to Ky with Hannah HENDERSON HOLCOLM, son William born circa 1809 VA married? Williams son Thomas YEARLY born circa 1835 died Dec 1906,where?, married Jane POWELL, daughter of Samuel POWELL and Jane SARGENT.
Kim Wagner
My grandfather was Paul PACE (husband of Mary FEE) and died in 1968. His father was Henry Gilbert PACE. Henry Gilbert's father and mother were Jasper PACE and Rachel HENSLEY. What I would like to know is the parents of Jasper and Rachel. Supposedly, Jasper's father was "French Pace." I can't find any info on him, however. Rachel Hensley was born in 1858. Her mother was an OSBORN, her father was a HENSLEY. I've found a Rachel Hensley in the 1870 census. This Rachel is the daughter of Wilson Hensley (who was the son of G. Washington Hensley). However, there is no mention of her mother (Osborn(e). Any information would be appreciated greatly!
Linda Cumberland
Snailmail: RT1 Box 2260 Jenkins, KY 41437
Researching BURKHART and COOPER My greatgrand mother was Elizabeth Burkhart married Henry Cooper they had a daughter Emily Cooper my grandmother trying to find anyone that would have photos or information to share
David B Ellis
Snailmail: PO Box 2, Cane Hill, Ark. 72717
Seeking info on John S. WATKINS, b. 28 Dec., 1877 in Jefferson or Hamblen Co., Tenn., married Emma SANDS in Knoxville 26 Dec., 1897, John d. in Harlan Co. 1 Nov., 1938, buried in Wallins Creek, Harlan Co. Ky. According to family legend, he was a coal miner, and his unmarried sister Fannie Watkins lived with him in Ky. Did John & Emma have children? When did they move to Harlan Co.? When did Fannie die? When did Emma die? I have info on several of John's brothers and sisters, tentative info on older ancestry, glad to share.
Thomas Hembrey
Looking for more information on D.W. (Dock Westerfield) LICHLITER b.abt.1851 possibly in Laurel Co. KY. He married twice: ?Mary TROSPER? of Knox Co. KY; Mary Martha HARDIN. Second marriage produced four children: Sue, Louie, Sarah d. at age 11, Jesse Thomas b.APR 4, 1920 in Trosper, KY (raised in Blackjoe, KY). D.W. worked as a carpenter for Bennet Coal Mine #1 in Trosper, Knox Co and possibly Pineville, Bell Co, KY. D.W. died abt.1924 of ?pneumonia? in or near Keavy, Laurel Co, KY. Mary M. HARDIN d.abt.1922 in a house next to the Trosper, Knox Co KY post office where ?Albert? HEMBREE is now postmaster. LICHLITER family lived near Gregory's Branch and Little Brush Creek near Artemus, Knox Co, KY. That's about all I am sure of for now. Could use source to verify this information besides word of mouth. Appreciate any help.
Charles Bowling
I'm descendant of Benjamin Bolling father of Jeremiah Bolling that were charter members of the Oven Fork Baptist Church in Harlan KY. in 1820.
Chris Burchett
My grandmother Rachel JONES md John Clyde BURCHETT and was widowed in 1919. She had a son named Johnie and she had to put him in an orpahanage. He is my father. Rachel remarried sometime in the 1920's. She resided in Bell County, Ky, probably Pineville. If this sounds like it may be your mother or grandmother, please contact me. I have desperately been trying to find information on her to no avail. She was originally from Harlan County. Her mother was Sara HALL JONES. Sara's Husband was T. Jasper JONES. This was Jaspers's 2nd marriage. HELP!
Phoebe Poff
Snailmail: 145 Walnut Drive, N.W., Christiansburg, VA 24073
Looking for Thomas Kent STURDIVANT from Virginia md Sarah NOE in Harlan County KY 14 Sept 1840. Thomas Kent Sturdivant was son of Matthew Parham Sturdivant and Agnes Kent of Halifax County, Virginia.
Peggy Harmann harmann@InfoAve.Net
Photographs. I have photos of many late 1800-mid 1900 Harlan area people especially: MADDEN, THOMAS, KING, JONES, GILBERT, NAPIER, DEAN, BLEVINS, LONG, and some others. If you are interested in sharing photos or know someone who has old photos please contact me. We can keep memories alive by sharing these photos! Peggy Harmann
Shelby Ancil Collett
Would like to find some information on my great great grandfather and mother. My grandpa was Shelby COLLETT, my grandma was Martha COLLETT. They had two boys Dewey and Rufus and four girls: Grace WYNN, Sternal, Polly, HILL, and Ruby. Sternal Collett is my mother she had three boys, three girls, and I am the oldest. If you know any information about them E-MAIL me. I was born in Harlan County, We live with our grandpa in slope hollow above LOVELLEN old mining camp. We move from there to LESLIE COUNTY, We been here ever since,i thank my grandma and pa was born in LESLIE.

Kathryn Swearingen
Any information on Hiram LEE and his wife, Catherine JACKSON, both are listed in 1900 census in Magoffin Co. as living with their youngest son, Hiram Lee Jr. They were married in 1844 in Harlan County. I recently heard that Hiram and Hiram Jr. both died in Menifee Co. Any help or leads greatly appreciated. Thanks
Daneille Grimes
Researching my son-in-law's LANSDOWNE family. I would like to share info with anyone having Lansdowne (with or without an "e") ancestors. First families in KY may have come from Wales. Found as early as 1830-40 in Harlan Co, Carter Co.
Tom Ely
Looking for information on the Saylor family of Harlan County, Ky. My grandmother's name was Lovie SAYLOR, who md William A. LEE. William was born in 1855 but I don't have any information on Lovie Saylor. Any help will be appreciated.
Vincent Potts
Looking for information on the FULTS/FULKS family who lived in Knox, Harlan, and Bell counties from 1804 to 1873. They married into the WARD and MCPHERSON families.
Deborah Harrison
Snailmail: 122 W. Cherry St., Hartford, IL 62048
Help needed in placing my 3rd great-grandfather with his parents. John A. LEE b. abt. 1824 Harlan Co., is in SE MO by 1844.
Charlene Stapp
Trying to find the maiden name of my gr gr grandmother. All I know is her name was Jane and she md to John P SAYLOR. They had a son Jefferson Craig SAYLOR. Who was my gr grandfather. I don't know what to JANE, But John P SAYLOR md Elizabeth (Pop) SAYLOR by 1870. They had two daughters. Jefferson Craig SAYLOR md Martha SAYLOR about 1883 (haven't been able to find marriage record) She was the daughter of Levi B SAYLOR and Sarah Elizabeth PITTMAN. Jefferson and Martha weremy gr grandparents. Their daughter Dora K SAYLOR married William H SAYLOR in Harlan co Ky. I have not found marriage record for them, but they md about 1913. William was md first to Alice ?. I have been told they had one son. He was the son of George W SAYLOR and Susan A PRICE who md Dec 31 1855 in Knox co KY. They lived in Bell co Ky in the 1910 census. Its my understanding they left Bell co and went to Ohio, then on to Rush co In. Where they both died. The parents of George was Joseph SAYLOR and Sarah RICE. Sarah died and Joseph md Nancy BARNETT in Harlan co. They lived in Knox co Ky when George and Susan married. I will be glad to exchange any information I have.
Keith Pickett
Looking for Henry SANDERS and his ancestors. Henry was married to Abigail DYKES in Grundy Co., TN in 1881. They later moved to Ky. and had several children. One of them was my G-Grandfather Louis Sanders. We think Henry may have died in or around Harlan Co., Ky between 1895 and 1900. Abigail had moved her children back to Grundy Co., TN by 1900, where she is listed as the head of household in the census. We know nothing about Henry or where he came from. We are very interested (and desparate) in finding a path to his children and his ancestry. Henry and Abigail also had a son named Kevin, which we know as "Keener". We have a letter he wrote to my Grandparents in the early 30's describing his work in the Black Mtn. coal mines. It was postmarked in Evarts, Ky. Any help would be appreciated.
Joyce Cates
Looking for any information on the family and descendants of Ephraim and Mary "Polly" (BROCK) OSBORNE. Ephraim born c 1752 NC and died 11/09/1852 in Harlan County. Married to Mary "Polly" BROCK supposed daughter of Jesse BROCK. Children: Rebecca born c 1790 NC md Andrew HOWARD; Ephraim b c 1785 NC md Lucy SAYLOR; Mary b c 1793 md Amon BROCK; James b 1780/90; Hiram; Jesse b c 1780 md Elizabeth LEMASTER; Rhoda; and George born 1775/94.
Sandy Judkins
Would like to make contact with any of the following families: BLEVINS (GOODMAN) - MADDEN - WYNN - MIDDLETON - GRAY - PACE - CLOUD and TURNERS of Harlan County. Also searching for Leander MADDEN md Nercissus CLOUD in 1908. Leander was the son of Acles and Darkas Pace Madden and Nercissus was the daughter of Benjamin and Judith Wynn Cloud.

Also seeking information on the following family. These individuals were listed in the 1870 Harlan, Co. KY Census, Mt Pleasant Precinct 2: John BOWMAN 28 - Nancy 18 - Emaline 11 - Robert 8 - Vinni MADDEN - 33 and Mary MADDEN 11. Also if anyone has information about Hester MADDEN of Harlan, KY, who had twins, Elizabeth and Alexander MADDEN born January 24, 1858.

Nellie Dwyer
Louisa Jane COX b 1847? d/o Ezekiel and Mary Ann COX md David BROCK May 13, 1872 Bell Co KY. Louisa Jane's siblings were John b 1849 m Mary HOSKINS, William R b 1851 m Nancy Catherine RICE, James E b 1853 and Mary A b 1860. COX family resided in Cox Branch,Bell Co.right on the Harlan Co line.
Robert L. Creech
Looking for information on my Great Grandfather - James H. CREECH b 1855 in Harlan Co., Ky. He is the son of John L. & Minerva L. FARMER (CREECH). They moved to Owsley Co. in 1860's. He was married to Arminta HALL 1st & had four children. I would like info on his 2nd wife - unknown - & his date & place of death if possible & any children they may have had.
Tom Wortham
Snailmail: 245 Montrose Dr., Madisonville, KY 42431
Looking for the parents of, and any information on Charley E. WORTHAM who died in the 1950s in Loyall, KY. Some sources indicate he was born in Ohio, in the 1870s, another source indicates 1876, in Kentucky. His wife was Ellen Jane WALLEN. Their two children were LeRoy WORTHAM and Lillian M. WORTHAM. I have much WORTHAM info and will share.
John Vaughn
Seeking information on VAUGHN families living in Harlan Co. in the 1850's.
Elva Moore
Would like to know if anyone knows of a Cemetery in Page, KY. It has many Jackson family members buried there. It may be called Jackson cemetery. There is a Nancy Jane JACKSON buried there next to her uncle Henry JACKSON. She was a small and blind woman. She was living at the Poor House, when her uncle found out he got her to leave and he took care of her until she died in about 1944 in Bell County. I am also looking for information on the WILSON's of Brownie's Creek.

Also, has anyone every heard of a murder that took place in Harlan County around 1907 or a few years later? The story I've been told is that Lizzie SPEAKS thought Viney DANIELS was flirting with her husband (Joe Cephas STEWARD) so Lizzie attacked and killed Viney with a kitchen knife as Viney was milking a cow early one morning. Lizzie was never sentenced for this crime the judge said "Viney had it coming" because she flirted with a married man. Viney and Lizzie were first cousins. Viney DANIELS was the daughter of Bascum DANIEL and Lizzie's was the daughter of Bascum's sister. I would like to know more about this story. If you have even just heard of this story I'd like to hear from you.

Harold Baker HBaker1432@AOL.Com
Snailmail: 1102 Pond St, Cary, NC 27511-4416
Looking for information on a Lewis BAKER, b. ca 1838 in Monroe Co., OH - may have moved to Harlan Co abt 1858/1860. He was half-brother of my grandfather, Andrew Harmon BAKER. Possibly connected to AMBURGY-AMBURGEY in Harlan County. Any information would be most appreciated.
Sheilah Caldwell
Snailmail: P. O. Box 1642, London, KY 40743
Searching for ancestors and relatives of Harl GAMBREL/GAMBLE, b. 1895, Knox County. Brothers may be Murph, Ross, and Sam. Sister may be Meelie (Mealie?). Also searching for ancestors and relatives of Lillie MILLS, b. 1899-1900, Knox or Clay County, d. 1982, Harlan County, m. Harl GAMBREL/GAMBLE, d/o William and Easter MILLS. At least one sister, Ellen MILLS NAPIER, b. 1895-96. Brother Gilbert (Gib) MILLS, m. Axie _______. Will appreciate any and all information and will answer all replys. Thanks!
Thomas Ely
Looking for information on the Lee Family. My grandfather William Andrew LEE md Lovy SAYLOR in Avondale, Ky. My great grandfather was David LEE who married Nancy TAYLOR, and he may or may not have lived in Avondale, Ky. I am also interested in finding information on Levi SAYLOR. Any information that anyone may have would be appreciated.
Mary Ann McTee
Researching Arthur MCTEE with #1 wife Jane WALLEN, #2 wife Nancy ? and James Arthur MCTEE and wife Margaret Ann DENNY, who were in Knox and Bell Co 1840-1880. Also William DENNY and wife Elizabeth BAYLIS who were in Harlan and Bell Co 1840-1880. Will share info.
Jan Kreutz
Looking for relatives of Sylvester WINDERS (b. 1879) and his brother Walter Seymour WINDERS. I do not know the name of their father, but their mother was Malissa Roxanne Davis. When they divorced, Mr. Winders kept the children and lived in Evarts, KY. Help from anyone would be appreciated.
Jerry Gearheart
Interested in information on William and Mourning JOHNSON-BROCK. Originally from Harlan county, which later became Bell county. Listed on 1860 Harlan county census with children Ballinger, Elizabeth, Minerva, William, Nancy, Phebe, Charles (age 6), and Solomon. I am interested in William and Mourning BROCK's parents, birthplace, marriage, death, etc. Charles BROCK married Eliza "Louisa" LEFEVERS in Bell county. He died in Bell county in 1944. I would like to hear from anyone that has information on this family. I am willing to share the information that I have gathered.
Mary Duncan-Detlef
Need help with CALDWELL family. Who was William Caldwell b ca 1771, Va and wife Agnes b ca 1793 parent's ? Stacey WHITEHEAD b ca 1818 Clay Co buried Dry Fork Leslie Co married Joseph CALDWELL s/o William and Agnes. who was her parent's.Mary Jane Caldwell b 2 Nov 1882 d/o Joseph and Jane (OSBORNE) Caldwell married (1) Squire WILLIAMS (2) Jeremiah TRIBBLE (3)? VALENTINE Need information on all of her spouse's.Jeremiah was born in Claiborne Co, TN 1852 first wife Retta RICE. Will share information.
Dan Bryant
Would like to correspond with anyone who is researching BRYANTs in Harlan County, Rockcastle County, or Estill County. Interested specifically in Craig Squire BRYANT bn.1838, Jonathon Squire BRYANT b 1870. Also in these BRYANTs (dates shown are DOB) - Chilton or Hilton (1824), Samuel (1831), Martha Ann (1833), Berthina(?) (1835), George (1837), Stephen (1841/2), Adam (1843), David S. (1845), Francis/Frank (1847/8), Martha T. (1868), Missouri J. (1873), Samuel H. (1877), Marion M. (1879), Tribia or Fribia (1883), and Maria J. (1873).
Gene Cloud
Looking for the parents of my gggrandfather Benjamin Franklin CLOUD [b.1826 in Hawkins County] md [1850] to Nancy MIDDLETON [b.1830 Clairborne County]. They may have later moved to Harlan County. My ggrandfather was Alex CLOUD md to Jane BURKHART and my grandfather was William CLOUD md to Drucilla JONES daughter of J. Ransom JONES. Both Alex and William were longtime residents of Harlan County [Evarts and Verda]. Cloud family researchers have told me that Benjamin Franklin Cloud's father may have been Greenberry, Jeremiah or William. There is also speculation that there is a connection with my Cloud line and Stokes County NC.
Searching , OSBORN(E), SHACKLEFORD, HOWARD, CADDELL, all located in Harlan, Whitley , and Bell Counties. Anyone with any information about these surnames, I will be happy to share the information that I have.
Greg Helentjaris gregor@4YOU.NET
Snailmail: 7300 Zimmerman Rd, St Paris, Oh 34072
Martin BAILEY first appears on Harlan Co. Tax list 1842 then 1843. Then he is found on the Breathitt Co tax list 1844 through 1859. He then is located in Estill Co where he stays until his death(at the age of 52) in 1870. His wife was Almeda VIERS who was from Virginia. Looking for parents or siblings of Martin BAILEY.
John R. Owens
Snailmail: 1712 South "F" Street, Elwood, IN. 46036
HomePage is at
Looking for any information on Janet Moses, born Harlan County ca 1928, dau, of __?__ Moses and __?__ Davis, any information would be appreciated
Paul Roseberry
Looking for information on Amanda S. WARREN (1860). Her father was Huey WARREN but I do not know who her mother was. Also Abide LANSDOWN (1810)who was married to Lucy NOE, Jessie BROCK (1751) who was married to Rebecca HOWARD. They lived in Carter, Rowan and Harlan Counties.
Donna Hutchison
Searching for information on Silas W. KELLY who I know was in Harlan Co. between 8/19/1891 and 4/6/1898 as I have deeds of property he purchased on the Clover Fork of the Cumberland River. I also have a land grant for Jonathan KELLY and Wright BAILEY for a tract of land on the Clover Fork dated 8/17/1845. Any info would be appreciated.
Looking for any info on my grandparents Adam and Mary CHRISTIAN from Harlan and Bell . I am granddaughter and have no contact with my real father. Adam born 9\29\1901 -- Mary (North) born 2\17\1905 died 10\17\1980 in Bell. They had 9 children my fathers name was Hiram Christian.
Cheryl Hudson
Looking for information on the following relatives: John M. CREECH and Debbie (SERGENT) CREECH who are the parents of my great grandmother Nancy (CREECH) STANTON. Nancy md Dock STANTON whose parents were Bill STANTON and Lavonne KING. Dock and Nancy were my grandfather Victor STANTON's parents. Dock Stanton born: 4/1/1884 died: 2/26/1964; Nancy Creech Stanton born:5/10/1884 died: 11/23/1963 Both died at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital buried at Robbins Cemetery in Highsplint, KY. Other relatives I am looking for connections to: maternal grandmother, Goldie (STANTON) FLANNARY (Harlan, KY/ VA) maternal great-grandmother Nancy (BUSH) FLANNARY md William FLANNARY. Arch and Mary BRANDENBURG who are my paternal great-great-grandparents, who are my grandmother, Della Mae (CLAXTON)'s grandparents. My grandmother's father's name was David JORDAN. My grandfather, Everett CLAXTON's parents, (?Jordan) CROSS and Alice CLAXTON. Alice I know later moved to Virginia or Tennesse and married having other children. My grandfather had 1 sister and 2 brothers, whose names I do not know.
Martha Smart
James HALL md Elizabeth SOUSBY abt 1798 in Buncombe Co., NC. They move to Harlan Co., KY where they raise their family and James served as a Minister. Elizabeth was his second wife and they had the following children: Hannah b 1800, Anthony b 1802, Elizabeth, Allen b 1809, Dorothy b 1812, Sarah b 1814, Esther b 1815, Mary b 1817, Martha b 1819. After James' death in 1837 Elizabeth moves to Benton Co., AR. Does anyone know parents of James or Elizabeth? Would like to work with others on this line and find the marriages of each child.
Jim C. Bowman
William M. (Billy) GREEN, b. 1794 in Harlan or Mercer Co, Ky; d. Dec 1870 in Beaudry, Saline Co(Now Garland), AR. Married Ruth LOYD about 1817 in KY. Ruth was b 1800 in KY, d. after 1880 in Garland Co, AR. They moved from KY to Decatur, Meigs, TN before 1824. They had 7 known children : John L., Harvey, Martin H., Sarah Jane, Thomas B., Robert B., and William Hogan. John L moved to Beaudry, Saline, AR 1845-1847. William and most of family moved to join John L. in 1851. Looking for any information, especially parents and siblings for William and Ruth. Anyone have any information they will share?
Virginia Cottrell
Seeking info on the parents {siblings?} of William T. LEWIS b. c1801 VA; m. c1824 Jane\Jean BALL, dau. of Bennet and Nancy BAILEY BALL. In the late 1830s they moved to Madison Co. AR and at some point all their children followed. The children were: Bennett b. 1825; Abner b. 1826; John b. 1829; Nancy Ellen b. 1832; Sarah b. 1834; and Hiram b. 1837, all born in KY. After moving to AR they had: Wilson b. 1838; William b. 1840; Martha b. 1842; Salina b. 1844; James b. 1846 and Guss Dave b. 1850. Can anyone tell me William T.'s relationship with the other Harlan Co. LEWIS families? Since most of the names are repeated I'm sure there must be some connection??? I have info on William T.'s descendants and will gladly share. Thanks in advance.
Kay Adams
Looking for information on my GG grandfather Jesse GOFORTH. He moved from TN along with this wife Mary Jane VAN BEBBER. I was told by my Grandmother that he was shot and bled to death in the woods in Bell Co at Dorton Branch, about 1901. Jesse and Mary Jane had the following children. James Alvis md twice first time to Ella HARRISON and (my line) #2 md to Alta GOODIN; Oscar md unknown; John, never md; Sue md Pete FRANCE had a daughter Rose, lived in Harlan; Will moved to the mid west OK; Lillie md? MIRACLE live at Page Cut off Bell CO. Does anyone have any thing on Jesse GOFORTH in their Family History?
Sandra Judkins
Snailmail: 115 E. National Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46227
Would like information on the MIDDLETON/PACE/BLEVINS/WYNN and MADDEN Families of Kentucky. 2nd great grandparents were Acles and Darkis PACE MADDEN,there son Dock Married Susie MIDDLETON in 1905 in Harlan KY. Dock died in 1927 above Brittian's Creek in Harlan, and his son Lawrence died in 1929. Also searching for information on Maudie PAGE MADDEN who died in July 1927.

Also researching Jacob MADDEN who served in the 4th Regiment of the Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, that was mustered into service Oct. 9, 1861. Jacob died June 26, 1865 in Macon, GA. Would like to make contact with anyone that might have information about the Regiment and or Jacob Madden.

Brad Shepherd
Looking for information on Elizabeth PACE or Elizabeth STIDHAM, she was married twice. She lived in Harlan, Bell, and around that area. Or her second husband John STIDHAM.
Jim Eads
Looking for ancestors of George EADS, b 1778, d aft 1870 Casey Co., Ky. Children were: John, Nelson, Ezekiel, Martha, Asahel, Mary J., William, Louisa, Wesley K. Birth dates range from 1813 to 1834. My line descends from Nelson, Have info on descendants, will share or trade.
Cinda Deaton
I am looking for the family of Robert COX. I do not know who his wife was. Robert was the son of Joshua and Elizabeth "Betsy" Cox. He was born in Harlan Co., KY in 1849. I do not know his date of death. I am interested in finding who he married, children and any other pertinent information about him. Thanks.......
Debi Lewis
Any information on Mary Jane DIXON (d1960) and Henry RATLIFF of Harlan County, KY. They had several children out of wedlock (Dossie May, French/Sam, and Boyd).
Eugene R. Cloud
Looking for the parents of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" CLOUD [b.1826 in Hawkins County TN] and married Nancy MIDDLETON [b.1830] in 1850 in Claiborne County TN. My ggrandfather, Alex, was the son of Frank and married Nancy Burkhart. Alex and his decendants were longtime residents of Harlan County, living in Verda and Evarts. Some Cloud researchers have said that Frank Cloud's father might have been Greenberry, Jeremiah or William. Any insight into the parents of frank Cloud would be most appreciated,
Bardene S. Killgore
Looking for information about relatives that I believe lived in Mt. Vernon (Rockcastle)Ky. in the 1800's. I have little to go on except a few dates and names. I would apppreciate any help or information you may give me. Jack PENNINGTON (no dates available) and Sarah SIMPSON - dob 1865 - father: Lenord SIMPSON, mother Margaret CALDWELL
Lorraine Moffat
Snailmail: 17580 Redbud, Hesperia, CA 92345
Does anyone have information on Presley COTTRELL and his wife Elizabeth OWENS COTTRELL who are listed in the 1860 Harlan County Census. They were living with Nelson and Elizabeth MARTIN.
Kenneth Maggard
Snailmail: 615 Chapman Drive, Marietta, GA 30066
Who can help me with the descendants of Ephraim (Aaron?) PENNINGTON b abt 1812 NC d aft 1880 Leslie County m Matilda FIELDS b abt 1812 KY d bef 1870. They had the following children: Martha (Patty) b Mar 1834 m Larkin BAKER, Anna b Feb 1835 m Thaddeus (Thad) LEWIS, Levi b 18 Apr 1835 m Polly, Nancy b abt 1836 m Henderson LEWIS, William Robert b abt 1838 m Nancy CAUDILL, Amy b Jan 1841 d 8 Apr 1926 m James SIZEMORE and Andrew Jackson WHITEHEAD, Aaron Richard b 24 Jul 1842 m Mary HALL, Malinda b 4 May 1844 m Unknown, Isaac b 9 Jun 1848 m Elizabeth LEWIS, Sarah b abt 1852 m Unknown and Winnie b abt 1859 m Unknown.
Mike Webb
Snailmail: 1303 S 12th St, Canon City CO 81212
Researching my family history and would like some help. My G/G/Grandfather was born in Harlan County on October 19, 1817 his name was John Martin WEBB, His mother and father were James WEBB Jr and Elizabeth PENNINGTON. Is there some way to verify this information? Also can any more information be obtained from local records. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Jennifer White
Snailmail: 7915 Bubbling Brook Circle, Springfield, VA, 22153
Looking for information on the James G. CARROLL family listed in the 1920 Harlan Co., KY census. There were 8 family members listed plus 5 boarders, one cook and one servant. James G. CARROLL was 55 at the time of the census and was a manager of a sawmill. His wife, Mary E. (ROBBINS), was 51 and the keeper of a boarding house. Their children living with them at the time were: James M., age 24, laborer,sawmill; Roscoe H., age 19, laborer,sawmill; Emett T., age 13, none; Finley F., age 17, wagondriver,construction, married. James and Mary's daughter-in-law Josephine (Josie HOWARD) and granddaughter Wilma were also living there. The residence was listed as being on Clover Street. I would like any info on this family as all but Wilma are now deceased. Finley F. (also known as Frank or Frank Fin) and Josie had 12 children; Wilma is the oldest and my father is the youngest. My father does not remember any of his uncles or grandparents listed on this census. I would like to surprise him with a family history. Please help!
Jennifer E. Black
Searching for any information on a Michael RISNER, he apparently arrived in Knox county about 1803. He is in the 1805 Knox county census. He died sometime that year. Anything at all, no matter how insignificant about this man or his wife Catherine, would be fantastic. I will share any information that I have.
Herb Creech
Trying to document a possible marriage between Jonathan CREECH, b. 1786, d. 1952 and Patsy (Martha) MORRIS b. 1819. Two children from the above are: 1. John W. CREECH 2. Andrew Jackson CREECH. Patsy (Martha) Morris Creech later married Pleasant WILLIAMS ca. 1855 and moved to Breathitt Co., Ky. Several children from this last union, one named Doc Williams who resided in or near Jackson, Ky. All or any help appreciated.
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