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(May 24, 1996 through July 31, 1997)
May 24, 1996 Brian K. Caudill
I am looking for additional family information about Barilla C. JONES (b. 5/22/1877 in VA(?), m. 7/1/1895 to Henry CAUDILL in Letcher Co. at J. H. Jones, d. 1/29/1899); in particular who were her parents and siblings? Although I have no proof, I am beginning to suspect that a John and Martha JONES, who I found in the 1900 Letcher County Census, might be her parents. They were born in VA and had all but one of their 6 children listed as being born in VA. Any information would be appreciated.
May 28, 1996 Jim Woods
I am looking for information on the BENTLEY family that descended from Daniel BENTLEY who settled on the head of Kentucky River.
May 31, 1996 Linda "Bolling" Dooley
I am searching for information on the Joel STURGILL and Cynthia MAGGARD family. I do not know where Cynthia is buried. They are my great grandparents.
June 3, 1996 Loyd T. Fleming, ETC USN Ret.
I am searching for the Parents of both Sally POTTER and Marshall MULLINS who were married in Letcher County so says tradition.
ANDERSON, PETTITT, SPENCE
June 30, 1996 Tim Spence
I am looking for information on James SPENCE born abt 1867 married to Sillar Eva PETTITT. They are in the 1920 census of Brethett Co. However, my family had been in that part of Kentucky for years. They had 10 children, one of whom was my grandfather. His name was Coy M. SPENCE born in Haymond, Letcher Co. on 4/6/1910. Coy married Myrtle Catherine ANDERSON in Letcher Co. on 10/31/1936. Any information would be appreciated.
July 11, 1996 T. Turner
I'm looking for info on Isaiah TURNER 1865-1950. Possibly born in Letcher County. Looking for his parents info.
(Also, ADAMS, ADDINGTON, BATES, ENGLAND, FLEMING, HALL, HUGHES, INGLE, POTTER, QUILLEN, ROARK)
August 13, 1996 Nancy Wright Bays
I would like to hear from anyone working on the WRIGHT family of Letcher Co. I'm researching Joel Martin WRIGHT and wife Susanah. Joel, b. between 1780-90, possibly VA or NC; Susanah b. ca.1785, VA, d. 1860, Letcher Co. They had the following children:
1) Margaret 1808, never m.;
2) James 1811, m(1) Polly INGLE, m(2) Susanah ENGLAND;
3) John 1813, m. Eliza Agnes BATES -- parents of Devil John WRIGHT;
4) Hiram 1816, m. Susanah ROARK;
5) Elizabeth 1818, m(1) Richard HALL, m(2) Henry QUILLEN;
6) Nancy Ann "Amy" 1820, m. Frederick Nelson FLEMING;
7) Samuel 1822, m(1) Elizabeth ADAMS, m(2) Harriett ADDINGTON;
8) George 1825, m. Mary POTTER;
9) Susan 1826, never m.;
10) Andrew Jackson 1827, m. Harriett ADAMS;
11) Willaim 1830, m. Nancy HUGHES.
ADAMS, COLLINS, HAMMONS
September 5, 1996 Debbie Scott
I am searching for information on Rura ADAMS, a full-blood Cherokee Indian b. 1902 in Magoffin Co., KY. She died in Letcher Co., KY (date unknown). Her parents were Druciller HAMMONS (b. 9 Sep 1879) and Frank ADAMS (d/o/b unknown). They were married 10 Nov 1895 in Letcher Co. Rura had 9 siblings, names unknown. Rura's grandparents' names were Archealous (A.C.) HAMMONS (b. 1857) and Lettishia (Letty Jane) ADAMS (b. 1859). Date of marriage and dates of death unknown. Archealous HAMONS (sp) is listed in 1880 Census for Letcher Co., KY, with 3 children: Eafrom,7; William,5; Drusiler,2. And next door neighbor: Eafrom HAMONS, 50, KY; Drusiler, 45, KY; Enoch, 14, Benjamin,9, Joseph,4. Possibly Archealous' father (?). Rura is full-blood Cherokee Indian. She had 1 child before marriage (Andrew ADAMS), and then married Monroe COLLINS and had 5 children in Letcher Co., KY. The d/o/b of Monroe COLLINS is unknown, as well as their marriage date, or either one of their dates of death. Any additional information would be appreciated.
(Also, FIELDS, HALL)
September 8, 1996 Brian K. Caudill
I am looking for more information about Daniel FRAZIER, b. ca. 1823 in KY, m. 8/26/1842 in Scott Co., VA, to Eveline WHITE, b. ca. 1827 in VA; in particular who were their parents and siblings? Daniel and Eveline were listed in the 1850 Scott Co., VA Census and in the 1860 and 1870 Letcher Co., KY Census. I assume that Eveline must have died before the 1880 Letcher Co. Census, since Daniel is listed alone with 4 of his children. Daniel and Eveline had the following known children:
1) Solomon, b. ca. 1845 in KY, m. Sarah FIELDS (I descend from this couple)
2) Joseph, b. ca. 1847 in KY, m. ?
3) Bonargen, b. 2/5/1849 in KY, m. Nancy FRAZIER
4) Elizabeth, b. ca. 1851 in VA, m. ?, d. 3/10/1874
5) Zacariah, b. ca. 1852 in VA, m. Mary Susannah HALL
6) Sarah, b. ca. 1854 in VA, m. ?
7) Matilda, b. ca. 1856 in VA, m. ?
8) Martha, b. ca. 1860 in KY, m. ?
9) Mary, b. ca. 1860 in KY, d. young?
10) Orngia, b. ca. 1863 in KY, m. ?
11) Lucinda, b. ca. 1866 in KY, m. ?
Any additional information about these families would be greatly appreciated.
PHIPPS, WHITAKER, WHITE
September 9, 1996 James Stamper
I would like to correspond with anyone researching the WHITE surname in Letcher Co. Peter WHITAKER married Fanny WHITE in Ashe Co., NC. By 1880 some of this family was living in Letcher Co. Fanny had a sister Patsy who married Joseph PHIPPS (lived in Ashe Co) and a brother Alfred who came to Letcher Co. I'm pretty sure Fanny, Patsy, and Alfred were siblings of my great grandmother.
BURKHART, DAY, FIELDS, MEADE, NEWTON, WELLS, WILSON
September 12, 1996 David Gambrel
I am seeking information on Steve WELLS, b. 1830 VA, m. Effie FIELDS, d/o Abner FIELDS and Mary BURKHART. I am their g-g-grandson through their son John WELLS and Maggie FIELDS d/o Ambrose J. and Polly (WILSON) FIELDS. Steve married Mattie MEADE in the 1890s and on the 1900 Letcher Census they have one son, Jorith L. (name is not clear on census). I would like to know when Steve and Effie died and where they are buried. Maggie (FIELDS) WELLS was granddaughter of Isaac Newton and Alse (DAY) FIELDS. I would like to know when Isaac and Alse died and where they are buried.
Also, I am seeking info on Alexander FIELDS who m. Vina WELLS (John's sister). Alex was b. 1853, who are his parents? I have lots of info on WELLS and FIELDS and some on DAY family that I am wiling to share. I also have photos of John, Maggie and Ambrose. John, Maggie, Ambrose and Polly are buried in the Ratliff Cemetery on Kings Creek, which is also known to my family as the Doug Fields Cemetery.
BOGGS, CORNETT, CREECH, MAGGARD, McKNIGHT, MULLINS, ROBINSON
September 12, 1996 David Gambrel
I am seeking information on my g-g-granparents James and Louisa (Callihan or McKnight) CORNETT. James was b. CA 1841 in Perry County. According to the 1900 Letcher census he and Louisa were m. CA 1860. I am seeking their marrige record, Louisa's maiden name and parents' names. I would also like to know their burial place. James is s/o James and Moriane (McKNIGHT) CORNETT and grandson of (John) Samuel CORNETT. I have located Samuel's grave in the Cornett Cemetery in Dione in Harlan Co. but I do not know where James Sr. is buried. I have a very faded photo of James and Louisa that I am willing to share. Also have early photo of their son Luther CORNETT, who was my great grandfather. Luther m. Elizabeth MAGGARD d/o Jim and Charlotte
(CREECH) MAGGARD and granddaughter of David M. ``Uncle Dave'' and Sarah (MULLINS) MAGGARD and g-granddaughter of James and Abby (BOGGS) MAGGARD paternally and maternally granddaughter of Gilbert and Elizabeth ``Betsy'' (MAGGARD) CREECH. James, who m. Abby BOGGS and Betsy who m. Gilbert CREECH were siblings and the children of Sam and Rebecca (ROBINSON) MAGGARD.
I have lots of info on MAGGARD and CREECH families including photos of Jim and Charlotte, Elizabeth (MAGGARD) CORNETT and several photos of Uncle Dave MAGGARD. Elizabeth is buried separate from the rest of the Ratliff Cemetery on Kings Creek. Her parents are buried in the vicinity of the Rock Vine Primitive Baptist Church, across the
Cumberland River and above the railroad tracks in a small family cemetery. Betsy, Uncle Dave, Sarah, James, Abby, Sam and Rebecca are all buried in the Maggard Cem.
September 17, 1996 Charles Gibson
I'm looking for any information on David GIBSON b. 1835 - 1840 in Letcher County. He served in the Civil War Co. L-14 Kentucky Calvery. He moved to Red Bird in Clay Co., and married a Polly Ann HENSLEY. Any information on him or his family would be appriciated.
CRAFT, PACE, SERGENT
September 18, 1996 Chris Howard
I am looking for any information available on Elijah SERGENT. He was born probably in the late 1870's or early 1880's. He married Jane CRAFT (b.June 30, 1883 d.December 27, 1953) and had three daughters. He supposedly left his family for greener pastures. His father's name might have been Stephenson, and his grandfather's name might have been Andrew.
I am also looking for any information on William Wiley CRAFT (d.1883) and Martha PACE. Jane CRAFT was the result of their illigetimate union. Martha was an orphan. I would really appreciate any help in these matters.
September 18, 1996 Dennis Aslinger
I am interested in any ASLINGER that was in Letcher County pre 1910.
October 3, 1996 Dianne Carr Peterson
I am looking for information on Solomon SEXTON, possibly m(1) Susie MOORE in 1830 in Scott Co., VA and had Hatler Hascue, b. Mar 10, 1832 in Scott Co., m(2) Loucinda SEXTON and had other children. Solomon and Loucinda were in Letcher Co. by 1850 thru at least 1860. Hatler married before 1854 to Tabitha SEXTON (daughter of William and Nancy (MOORE) SEXTON) their children were as follows:
1) James Madison Monroe, b. 1854
2) Rachel, b. 1859
3) John Quincy Adams, b. Aft. 1860
4) William Francis, b. Abt. May 1865
5) Benjamin Franklin, b. Abt. 1866
6) Monroe, b. Bef. 1870
7) George Jackson, b. Abt. 1871
8) Malinda, b. 1875
9) Amanda, b. Abt. 1876
10) Samuel Patton, b. 1881
11) Hugh, b. Aft. 1880
12) Jackson, b. Unk.
Hatler and Tabitha were living in Letcher Co. during the 1860 census and
in Scott Co., VA by the 1870 census. By 1880 they were living in Wise
County, VA where they died and their descendants still live today. Any
help on these families would be appreciated. And I would love to hear
from any descendants!
October 12, 1996 Teresa Klaiber
Searching for information on SEXTON surname, Letcher County. Especially interested in Moses, Bartlett, Marcus and others who migrated to
Carter and Boyd County, KY.
October 23, 1996 Robert E. Longstreath
WHITAKER, Willie Junior. "Missing father
Junior" is his middle name! Willie was b. abt. 1925 and had family in Whitesburg Ky. In 1962, he was 6 foot tall, 165 lbs, with blonde hair. He lived in Dayton, Ohio in 1962 and had a son with Olva Perkins. Mark Stephenson Whitaker was b. 1-18-1963 and would like to find Willie or any of his relatives. Mark would like to meet his father who he has never seen. At the very least he would like to know if Willie is dead or alive!
Robert E Longstreath
1015 Jasper Coil Rd
Washington C.H. Ohio 43160
Update (6/13/98): I am writing this to inform you my query on your page has worked...now it can be removed anytime you like. Thank you, Robert E. Longstreath, Sr.
ASHLEY, ECKLES, SECREST
October 26, 1996 Edward Day
I'm looking for the forebears of Barbara SECREST b. 1805 in NC who married Rev. Jordan ASHLEY b. 1804 in Wilkes Co NC. Came to KY in about 1841. From eastern KY histories I got this sense of their history: Rev. Jordan ASHLEY came to Kentucky when his and Barbara SECREST's daughter Martha or Mary (they were twins) was a small girl. She
remembered it very well. They lived in tents the first summer on Elkhorn Creek where now is located the town of Jenkins. Then they moved to Carr Creek.
To a written query I think to the Letcher Co. Genealogical Society in about 1984, a Jean Collins of Whitesburg, KY responded that: "Elizabeth SECREST (b. June 28, 1784 and m. James ECKLES 1803, d. 1833) must have been a relative of Barbara SECREST, maybe a sister. Barbara's parents were reportedly Christian and Barbara (SIMS) SECREST." [Note: Elizabeth b. 1784, Barbara b. 1805, so perhaps not.]
If Barbara was a daughter of Christian, then I think Christian was the Christian SECREST b. 1779 whose siblings were David b. 1787, Peter b. 1776, Joseph b. 1780. Their father would have been William b. 1755 whose father would have been Henry b. 1730. Does anyone know any more about this Barbara SECREST? Is Jean Collins still alive and active?
October 26, 1996 Daryl Polley
I am looking to share information with anyone researching the POLLY families in Green and Adair Counties about 1800. I am especially
interested in proving or disproving that the David POLLY and Nancy FORD that married Jan 24, 1803 in Adair County are the same David and Nancy POLLY who are in Lewis County Ky about 1813. Also looking for the parents of both David and Nancy. Is Nancy the Daughter of Joseph and Ruth FORD who later appear in Letcher County Ky?
November 2, 1996 Carol McGlothen
I am seeking any information on "Preacher" John BOGGS; possibly the son of William and Alsy BOGGS. Born in 1882; died July 26, 1957 in Knott Co., KY. Need confirmation on these dates and any other information available. Thank you.
FIELDS, SEXTON, PATTON, PRATER
November 6, 1996 Lona Ward Gibson
I am looking for more information on Stephen and Christinna "Crissy" (FIELDS) SEXTON of Letcher and Floyd Co., KY. They are listed in the 1850 Letcher Co. census. Sometime after 1860 they moved to Floyd Co. Some of their children were William and Liberth (twins), Isabella, Mary, Hiram and Mellisa. What happened to Stephen and Crissy Fields after they left Letcher Co.? Who were their parents? After Crissy died, Stephen married a twenty year old girl by the name of Mary Jane PATTON, in Floyd Co., KY., in 1887. There was a son named Jonathan "John" SEXTON. I have been told that William married Mary PRATER, if so who were her parents?
(Also, ELAM, GARVEY, McCLENDON, MODICA, STIDHAM, WERNER)
November 19, 1996 Marianne Parsons
Willis (or William?) Melvin PARSONS married to Elizabeth DUFF in Perry county in 1886 had 12 children (all born in Letcher County):
Joseph Litton PARSONS b. 1887
Daniel L. PARSONS b. 1890
Lydia Adeline PARSONS b. 1892 married Harry WERNER
Delilah Greselda PARSONS b. 1894 married Alex STIDHAM
Martha Alice PARSONS b. 1896 married James GARVEY
William Lemuel PARSONS b. 1898
David Arlo PARSONS b. 1901
Myrtha Isabella PARSONS b. 1903 married Paul MODICA
Robert Logan PARSONS b. 1905 married Ruth McCLENDON
Alta Mary PARSONS b. 1909 married Ralph G. ELAM
Patricia Elizabeth PARSONS b. 1910
Elmer Duff PARSONS b. 1913
Any info, please. Especially need places of birth for Willis and Elizabeth (DUFF) PARSONS
November 19, 1996 Brad Shepherd
I'm looking for information on any SHEPHERDs or STIDHAMs from Harlan, Letcher, Knox, Leslie, or Perry Counties. Especially looking for information on Riley SHEPHERD and his descendents or his parents and their parents. Anyone who could give me any information, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You!!
November 25, 1996 Allen Watts
Seeking information on the Letcher County Giant, Martin VanBuren BATES. What I need is information on his Civil War period. I have very little, just that he was in the C.S.A. 5th Kentucky then he became captain in the 7th Virginia Cavalry. If anyone has any more information on this time period of his life, I would appreciate any information.
December 11, 1996 Cinda Deaton
I am looking for relatives of Joshua COX. He was born on 11-02-1877. He married Betsy BINGHAM. She was born on 12-12-1853. They were married on 1-20-1875. I do not know how many children they had. William Addison COX is a son of theirs. He was born on 12-12-1853. He married Julie Teague(?) BINGHAM. She was born on 3-27-1858?. I am not sure if that is her birth date. If anyone knows of their parents or any relatives please contact me by E-mail or snail mail. My address is:
P.O. Box 1014
Pineville, KY 40977
December 14, 1996 Terry S. Stein
I'm looking for information on Dr. E. T. SKAGGS, deceased 11/22/64. Thanks.
December 18, 1996 Louise M. Perkins
I'm looking for information on why Hiram COLLINS and brothers Finley and Eli were sent to prison in 1886. They were children of Sanders A. and Polly (BANKS) COLLINS. Hiram was born in 1861 and died in 1889 in prison. What happened to Finley? Eli moved with his wife, Victoria Collins Daniels Collins, to Ohio where he died about 1939. Any information would be appreciated.
December 22, 1996 Ellis Lumpkins
I am researching the ELKINS family of Eastern Kentucky, especially Letcher and Pike Counties. I have made great headway and would like to add more names to my database. Will also be glad to help other ELKINS researchers find their roots!
December 30, 1996 Shirley Bragg
I am looking for information on Solomon A. Hill b. March 5, 1874 in Scott Co., VA. He lived in Kentucky and died in Seco, KY, in 1935. Any information would be appreciated. Solomon's father was Ira Hill.
January 18, 1997 Larry Collins
I'm looking for any informtion on Griffin COLLINS, Sr. He was born in 1773 in North Carolina and he married Martha MASSIE (more details can be found at: www.familytreemaker.com/user/b/e/n/Lori-A-Benge). Anyone with any information with links to Griffin COLLINS, Sr., please contact me.
January 18, 1997 Edith Shiver
I am looking for information on Benjamin Franklin
BENTLEY born 5 Jun 1882, died 16 Aug 1960 (Walsh, KY) and married 1 May 1904 to Arleana Bell POLLY. The information I'm looking for would be on his parents and Arleana's.
BENTLEY, HALL, HUSTON, POTTER
January 27, 1997 Loretta Prewitt
I am looking for information on Martha Jane BENTLEY HUSTON. Her father was Joseph BENTLEY, b. Apr. 1861 in Pike County, KY. He married Sarah Elizabeth POTTER, b. Dec. 1862, on 27 Apr. 1883. Joseph's father and mother were Simeon BENTLEY and Nancy HALL, little information on them.
BRYANT, HOLT, LANGLEY, WEBB
January 27, 1997 Wanda Freeman
I have been looking for any information I can get on my family lines. Elmer BRYANT married Myrtie WEBB b.1883 in KY. Elmer's parents were Susan
LANGLEY and James? BRYANT. Myrtie's parents were Sarah HOLT b.1854 in KY?, d.1938 AR. and Henry or Jim WEBB. Thanks alot!
January 28, 1997 Dave Blair
I am researching the BLAIR family. My immediate request is for any information that may be available on the EARLY 1800'S MIGRATION ROUTES of the early settlers of Harlan/Letcher counties from VA, TN, NC, etc. Thanks. Dave Blair, 10741 Queen Ave So, Bloomington, MN 55431.
COLVIN, CRAFT, HOWARD, RITTER
February 1, 1997 E. Lorene Whitt (No E-Mail address)
I am searching for any info. on Jesse B. CRAFT. He was supposedly the son of Camel CRAFT and Nancy RITTER of Letcher Co. He married first Sophronia (Fronie) HOWARD and second Delpha COLVIN, both of Magoffin. If anyone can help, please contact me at 137 Deming Hall, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840. Phone (419)424-7932.
SAMMONS, SEXTON, WICKER
February 1, 1997 Ivan B. Sexton
Researching Isaiah/Izzar SEXTON born abt 1812, VA & Jane SEXTON born abt. 1818, VA. Nothing is known about their parents. They purchased Land Patents on Camp Branch. The surveys were done 1843 & 1845. Isaiah appears on the Letcher Co. Tax List 1843-60. They were married in Letcher County, 7 July 1846 by Thomas Collins. They are found in the
1850 & 1860 census of Letcher County. Oral tradition has that this family was "busted up" during the Civil War. Their children were:
Samantha b. abt 1844, KY
Elizabeth "Lizzie" b. abt 1846, KY
Mary "Polly" b. abt 1848, KY
Charles b. abt 1851, KY
Margaret b. 26 August 1853, Letcher Co.
Green b. 7 October 1855, Letcher Co. married Amanda "Manda" WICKER
Hiram "King" b. 20 November 1857, Letcher Co.
Kenas Farrow b. 9 June 1860, Letcher Co. married Mary Ann SAMMONS
Green and Kenas lived in Floyd County. Any information on these families or the individuals after the Civil War would be appreciated.
February 3, 1997 Sandy Graley
Looking for any info on the BULLIO and TUCCI family. They were in Letcher Co. about 1910 to 1920's. Thanks.
February 3, 1997 Brenda Holliday
Seeking info on Eli and Nancy ? HENSLEY. They had a daughter Matilda b. 1874 and d. 1924. Matilda married Sherman ISON. This family is buried in
the Hogg Cemetary at Kings Creek, Kentucky. Brenda Holliday, P.O. Box 544 Carrie, KY 41725
February 5, 1997 Phillip W. Sexton
I am looking for information on William Martin SEXTON, b. 9/25/1835, VA, father of Andrew Jackson SEXTON. William's wife's name was Martha Jane NELSON. They moved to Kentucky after 1864. They had several children, info on them would also be of interest. Their names follow: Andrew Jackson SEXTON, b. 6/15/1852,VA, Millard Fillmore SEXTON, b.1861, VA, Mary Alice SEXTON, b. 1863, VA, Rebecca Elizabeth SEXTON, b.1865, KY, Sarah Melinda SEXTON, b. 1866, KY, William Floyd SEXTON, b. 1864, KY?, Ballard Preston SEXTON, b. 1877, KY, and Rosa Best SEXTON, b. 1878, KY. If you can help me with any of the above, your help would be
greatly appreciated. I will reply to all e-mail. No info too small. Thanks in advance.
February 17, 1997 Dee Pavey
I need any information on the FENIX family living in Letcher Co. before 1913. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
ADAMS, GILLEY, MAGGARD
February 19, 1997 Kenneth Maggard
I am looking for more information on Isaac MAGGARD, s/o John MAGGARD and Sarah ADAMS, b. 8 May 1822 in VA/KY?, m. Mahala (Holley) GILLEY; in
particular who was Mahala's parents, when and where did Isaac and Mahala marry, death dates and what cemetery are they buried in?
February 23, 1997 Louise M. Perkins
Would like to find information on Henry GIBSON who married Cinthia COLLINS, widow of Larkin, in 1848. They were married and still living in Letcher in the 1860's, according to a pension record. After that, I have found no trace of Cinthia and Henry. Any information would be appreciated.
CADAL, COMBS, MULLINS
March 10, 1997 Jim Combs
Searching for information on Calem COMBS, born 14 Jan. 1909, lived in a coal mining camp at Hotspot, Letcher Co., about 1942 and married to Eliazabeth Mary (MULLINS) COMBS. Also, John MULLINS, born 7 Jan. 1899, lived in Hotspot on and off through the 1940's and married to Anna (CADAL) MULLINS. Thanks for your help.
March 11, 1997 Pamela Lucas
Searching for anyone researching the family of Parker LUCAS, who lived in Letcher Co., KY around 1840; his descendants were still there in 1870.
FLOYD, FOX, FRANCIS, REYNOLDS
March 12, 1997 Delene Reynolds
Looking for information on John and Nancy (FLOYD) REYNOLDS and their two sons, Nathan and Milton. Nathan married Susan Armilda FOX and Milton married Sarah E. FRANCIS. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
March 22, 1997 Garrett
I am a descendant of the Letcher and Knott Co. STAMPER's. I would like to exchange info with anyone researching the STAMPER's. Thanks.
March 22, 1997 Kim Haynes
Looking for info on Isaac ADAMS, listed on Capt. Mims' Co., 14 Reg't Ky. Infantry. This later became Company C, 14 Reg't Inf. He was 24 years old on Oct. 10, 1861 and joined at Camp Wallace, Louisa, Lawrence Co. Kentucky. Mustered in Dec 10, 1861. Any information would be appreciated.
BAILEY, HURD, SHEPHERD
March 23, 1997 Debbie Bailey
I am looking for information regarding the BAILEY's in Letcher Co., specifically the ancestors of Hampton BAILEY. He was married to Maggie
SHEPHERD. They had a son named Hiram born Dec. 18, 1900 and died Apr. 1991. He is buried in the Hiram Bailey cemetary in Letcher. He married Lizzie HURD in 1921. Her parents were Rufus and Nancy (BAILEY) HURD.
March 31, 1997 Doyle Clark
I am looking for information about my great grandparents. Their names, as I have them, are Ananias F. WEBB and Ritter HUBBARD. They had a
daughter (my grandmother), Mattie Elizabeth, who was born May 18, 1888 in Sergent, Letcher Co., KY. Mattie Elizabeth married Arthur Senior WEBB on March 6, 1906. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
March 31, 1997 Harold H Conley
I'm looking for information on Col. Ben CAUDILL, commander of 10th Kentucky Mounted Rifles at Gladeville, VA, Jul 7 1863. Born ca 1825/1830.
Need the names of his parents, names of his wife and children.
April 2, 1997 Harold Boggs
Seeking information on great aunt Usler BOGGS, dau. of Elihu (Hugh) and Nacy BOGGS. Son: Tom, b: 1886, d: 1982 in Letcher Co. Any information would be appreciated.
April 2, 1997 Jane Brookman
I am interested in information concerning the REYNOLDS family of McRoberts, KY. Joseph P. REYNOLDS (b. 1852) and Minerva MORGAN, whose children were Morgan, Maryland, and Mary.
April 2, 1997 Thomas W. Roth
My mom was born in Cromona, KY in 1928. Her father was Thomas BULICH, born in Yugoslavia; her mother was Nellie MOORE, I believe from Soddy, Tennessee (now Daisy-Soddy?). I would appreciate any information about the
family, perhaps from the 1920 census, or from local birth records.
April 16, 1997 Mary Donna Ratliff Foley
I'm seeking information on my ancestor, Turner HAMPTON. My great-grandmother was Rebecca HAMPTON WHITAKER DIXON, b. 1880, d. 1920 and buried in the Hampton-Back Cemetery located near Twin Bridges.
April 16, 1997 Victor Lee
Looking for anyone researching the family of Jesse CAUDILL (b. 1835 in Perry Co., KY, d. 1880-1883 in Wise Co., VA), son of Herny CAUDILL ( b. in NC, d. in Letcher Co., KY) and Phebe (STRAILER) CAUDILL (b. in NC, d. in Letcher Co., KY), who married Isabell (CAUDILL) CAUDILL (b. Apr 1834 in Perry Co., KY, d. 1903 in Letcher Co., KY, or Lee Co., VA), daugher of Wilburn CAUDILL and Nancy (CAUDILL) CAUDILL.
April 16, 1997 Gayle Kilgore
My grandfather was Benjamin Lee ADAMS who came to Pound, VA, about 1900 from Letcher County. His father was Joe Sim ADAMS who lived somewhere near the 119 Junction (Pine Mountain) at Whitesburg. I know my grandfather had several half and whole brothers. The ones I know were Sandy ADAMS who either was Letcher County Judge Executive in the late 1940's or early 1950's or worked in that office. Two others moved to Wise County, Virginia also; they were Bert ADAMS who lived at Pound and Benton ADAMS who lived on Guest River in Norton. There was also one or two girls. I would appreciate any information about this family. I have no idea who my great-grandmother was.
BOGGS, HAMPTON, STURGILL
April 16, 1997 Gayle Kilgore
I would like more information about David M. STURGILL who married Mary Jane BOGGS. David lived in the Roberts Branch area of Letcher County about 1900 to 1916. His father was Moses STURGILL and his mother was Peggy HAMPTON.
April 21, 1997 Shirley Combs
Does anyone know where the grave of confederate soldier Pvt. Kindrick COMBS is located? He is said to have died on his way home from Point Look Out Prison in Maryland. Please can anyone help me?
April 21, 1997 Victor Lee
Looking for anyone researching the family of Allen ADAMS (b. Dec. 1826, Perry Co., KY, d. 1910-1913, Letcher Co., KY) who married 23 AUG 1849, Floyd Co., KY, Cynthia (THORNSBERRY) ADAMS (b. 1832, Floyd Co., KY, d. 15 JAN 1913, Letcher Co., KY). Family tradition has it that Allen fought for the Union during the Civil War, but have found no proof to date.
April 21, 1997 Victor Lee
Looking for anyone researching the family of Aaron LUCAS (b. Mar 1829, VA, d. APR 1923, Letcher Co., KY) who married 14 Jul 1849, Letcher Co., KY, to Eliza (VANOVER) LUCAS (b. Dec 1830, VA, d. 1904, Letcher Co., KY).
April 21, 1997 Victor Lee
Looking for information on the family and ancestors of Peter SPANGLER (b. 30 Dec. 1831, Scott Co., VA, d. 28 May 1899, Letcher Co., KY) son of David SPANGLER and Mary (?) SPANGLER, m. 01 Feb 1866, Lee Co., VA, Sarah Ann WEBB (b. 28 Jan 1848, Letcher Co., KY, d. 28 Oct 1889, Letcher Co., KY) daughter of Enoch A. WEBB and Susannah (POLLY) WEBB.
ADAMS, MULLINS, POLLY, WEBB
April 21, 1997 Victor Lee
Looking for others researching the Family of Enoch A. WEBB (b. 1811, KY, d. 1880-1900, Letcher Co., KY) son of Benjamin WEBB and Jane (ADAMS) WEBB, m. 04 Jun 1829, Perry Co., KY, to Susannah (POLLY) WEBB (b. 1812, KY, d. 15 Sep 1867, Letcher Co., KY) my info has her as the daughter of Edward POLLY and Agness Mary (MULLINS) POLLY.
ADAMS, HOLBROOK, JENKINS, WEBB
April 21, 1997 Victor Lee
Looking for others researching the family of Miles Mayo WEBB (b. 27 Jun 1822, Perry Co., KY, d. 20 Sep 1912, Letcher Co., KY) son of Benjamin WEBB and Jane (ADAMS) WEBB, m. 1844 Mary/Polly (HOLBROOK) WEBB (b.
13 Feb 1826, Perry Co., KY, d. 23 Oct 1892, Letcher Co., KY) daughter of Benjamin HOLBROOK and Nancy (JENKINS) HOLBROOK.
April 21, 1997 Victor Lee
Looking for information on the family and ancestry of Benjamin HOLBROOK (b. 1804, in NC, d. 14 Dec 1874, Floyd Co., KY), m. 02 Mar 1820, Floyd Co., KY, to Nancy JENKINS (b. 1805, SC, d. 1880-1900, Letcher Co., KY).
April 21, 1997 Victor Lee
Looking for others researching the family of John Wallis BATES, Jr. (b. 1814, Russell VA,TN or Perry/Letcher Co., KY, d. 1870-1880, Floyd Co., KY), m. Elizabeth HALL (b. 1817, KY, d. 1900-1910, Knott Co., KY).
ADAMS, CRAFT, McINTOSH
(Also, FIGHTMASTER, FRYMAN, KERNS, MAYS)
April 21, 1997 Dwayne Shelton
Searching for any info on Archelous C. ADAMS, b. 1858, son of John B. ADAMS, b.1818, and Sarah/Sallie CRAFT. Archelous married Margaret McINTOSH (daughter of Levi) about 1885 and had 11 children including:
1) Jesse L ADAMS, m(1) Alma FIGHTMASTER, (2) Heddi Dorcas KERNS
2) Alva Clifton ADAMS, m. Jenny MAYS
3) Alma ADAMS, b.1918 in Magoffin County, m. Gilbert FRYMAN
I assume they Lived in Magoffin Co. until after Alma was born and then moved to Breathitt Co or Letcher Co. Any help will be greatly apreciated.
JOHNSON, KELLY, SEXTON
April 25, 1997 Andrea Sexton
I'm looking for any information about Charles William SEXTON, born abt 1922, maybe from Fishpond; his father Curtis SEXTON, maybe from Pippa Passes, his wife Alfa Mae JOHNSON, her mother Cosby KELLY and her father Cas JOHNSON (was adopted, birth name VOSS). Thanks! If someone needs anything from Washington, DC, let me know.
ADAMS, BEDWELL, CAUDILL
April 29, 1997 Bill Fields
I am looking for ANY descendants of Erasmus BEDWELL (b. 1827 Grayson Co., VA, d. 1890 Letcher Co., KY). He married first Letty ADAMS and had at least four children: Jenny, John Wiley, Nelson and Nancy (there could have been more possibly a Lydia, Monday and Margaret). Erasmus and Letty divorced and his children by her all used "Adams" as a surname. Erasmus then married Sarah CAUDILL and they had several children, as well: Fanny, Andrew (A. J.) Thomas, Terry, Flora (who died as a child, I think) and Elijah...there may also have been an Elizabeth. Would appreciate any information on any of these folks!
GIBSON, MULLINS, WHITE, WRIGHT
April 29, 1997 Gerald V. Mullins
Looking for information on the MULLINS family as follows: Sherd (Sherwood) MULLINS married Lucy WHITE, Booker MULLINS married Charity WRIGHT, Ben MULLINS, b. 1883 in Beefhide, KY, married Healtha WRIGHT, b. 1887 in Elkhorn, KY. Ben is my father's dad (Ted V.). My dad was born in Jenkins, KY, in 1905. He married Maxie GIBSON, b. 1908. Other surnames that I am researching are GIBSON's and WRIGHT's. Will share what information I have.
May 3, 1997 Rhonda (Hale) Artman
Looking for family members of Garfield ADAMS of Letcher Co. (married Malinda HALE, b. Sep. 9, 1894) and Jake ADAMS (married Martha HALE, b. Apr. 23, 1879) both possibly moved to Arkansas. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.
May 10, 1997 Terry Thesing
I am looking for information regarding Zelda COLLINS born in Letcher Co. Jan 16, 1906 and Died Aug 9, 1947. She had several siblings: Maggie, Rosetta, Bertha, Liz and possibly 2 more, names unknown. Her father was Jasper COLLINS. She was married to George Marshall TUCKER date unknown. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated!
May 10, 1997 (Updated 7/2/97) Cyndi Elrod Ford
I would like to have any info on the Samuel
MULLINS who married Dulcina ?, their son Howard was my Grandfather. Samuel and Dulcina were on the 1880 census for Letcher Co. But any info past that would be helpful. I know Samuel was born in KY and his
parents in VA.
May 10, 1997 Creda Isaacs (No E-Mail address)
In the 1830 Russell Co. VA Census Joel MOORE is listed as head of household. A Nancy MOORE is head of household with two children. Nancy MOORE married 1831 to William SEXTON. Who were the children with her in 1830 and who did Joel MOORE marry and who were his children? Was Nancy a duaghter of Joel or maybe a sister? Nancy did name a son Joseph Joel SEXTON. Creda J. Isaacs, HC82 Box 120, Deane, KY 41812
JOHNSON, McGUIRE, THOMAS
May 10, 1997 Charles Thomas (No E-Mail address)
Seeking information on Cornelius THOMAS, b. ca 1800 Culpeper Co., VA, m. Margaret McGUIRE, b. ca 1800. Both Cornelius & Margaret died in Owsley Co., KY. Cornelius was the son of Abraham THOMAS & Lucy JOHNSON. Abraham & Lucy also died in Owsley Co., KY. Charles Thomas, Rt. 2 Box 394, Linton, IN 47441
May 10, 1997 Suzanne Barnett Mitchell (No E-Mail address)
Seeking information on John BARNETT and his wife Matilda Frances HAMPER (1854-1939) of Ghent, KY. Children: Lizzie, Mamie, Kathleen and Thomas. Where were they from? Who were their parents and siblings? Where is John buried and his death date? Suzanne Barnett Mitchell, 3340 Milverton Court, Cincinnati, OH 45248
CORNETT, HOLBROOKS, WEBB
May 10, 1997 Tammy M. Dean (No E-Mail address)
Looking for information on Randolph and Jane "Jennie" WEBB HOLBROOKS' son Henry. Henry married 1st Elizabeth CORNETT. Who were her parents. Any information on the HOLBROOKS or CORNETTS. Tammy M. Dean, 9118 Gilliam School Rd., Wise, VA 24293, (540) 328-8864
CANADY, HARRIS, WEBB
May 10, 1997 Marilyn Harris (No E-Mail address)
Jacob HARRIS m. Jane CANADY or WEBB. They are in the 1830 Census of Perry Co., KY. By 1850 they are in Letcher Co., KY. Who were the parents of Jacob and who were the parents of Jane? Was she a daughter of Benjamin and Jane WEBB? Any information will be greatly appreciated. Marilyn Harris, Rt. 2 Box 251, LaFollette, TN 37766
BOGGS, CREECH, RATLIFF
May 16, 1997 Dean Creech
Looking for anything on Charlie Scott RATLIFF. Charlie may be a nickname. It is believed he lived in Letcher Co., KY. He died in about 1930 something. His wife's name was Nancy BOGGS. One of his kids was named Ritter (RATLIFF) CREECH.
May 16, 1997 J. P. Downard
I would like to exchange information on these two surnames: COMBS and COUCH. Thanks.
CAUDILL, MULLINS, SIMPKINS
May 16, 1997 Jimmie Combs
Looking for information on John Henry MULLINS, b. 7 Jan 1899, d. Jan 1972, married Cordelia SIMPKINS, b. about 1893. They had children named: Raymond, Elizabeth, Marie, and Bill. Cordelia died and John remarried to Anna (or Annie) CAUDILL. Their children were: Fess, Carmella Sue, Eugene, James, Joyce, John C., Lucille, and Bobby. They were all born, lived or died in Breathitt, Perry, or Letcher counties. But mostly Breathitt Co. Any information at all would be greatly appreciated.
May 24, 1997 Phyllis Griffith
I am seeking information on Claiborn HICKS. He is listed on the 1843 tax list of Letcher County. Is he the same Claiborn HICKS listed in Perry County Census in 1860? There were several Claiborn HICKS in SE Kentucky at the same time. I am looking for the Claiborn HICKS that married Vicey SADDLER. They had several children including: Harrison, Jesse, Bud, and Reuben Radford. This Claiborn would have been born about 1810 probably in Russell County, VA. I would appreciate any help on this line and am willing to share information with anyone researching this line.
COLLINS, CROOK, ISAACS, KINDRED, RAY, YONTS
May 24, 1997 Creda J. Isaacs (No E-Mail address)
George Washington ISAACS, b. 21 March 1841, KY, d. 13 Feb. 1923, m(1) Milly Ann YONTS, b. 1842, d. 7 Nov. 1877, Letcher Co., KY, the daughter of William YONTS, Jr. and Nancy RAY. George and Nancy were the parents of two known children: Elijah Willis and Eliza "Lou".
George m(2) 23 March 1872 Sarah COLLINS. Sarah probably had been married before. In the 1880 Lincoln County, WV, census, George and Sarah had in their household: Helena, b. 1869; Lee, b. 1876; Henderson, b. Oct. 1879; Thomas J., b. 1884; and Rosanna, b. 1878.
In June of 1885, George m. Nellie KINDRED in Lincoln Co., WV. They had a foster daughter named Maude Leslie. Maude m. Charles CROOK. When George died in Pollard (Ashland) Boyd Co., KY, in 1923, the informant was Mrs. Charles CROOK.
Nellie applied for a widow's pension on 17 April 1923. She stated on her application that she was born in WV in 1840.
What happened to the children of George and Sarah? I have no information on any of them. George enlisted in Co. E, 13th Calvary, July 20, 1862. I do have a copy of his service record and of Nellie's application.
I need any information on this family. Will gladly share what information I have on these people. I have a photograph of George and Nellie, as well as, one of George in his casket, which has a letter written on the back, by Maud CROOK. Creda J. Isaacs, HC 82 Box 120, Deane, KY 41812
BLAIR, BRYANT, CAUDILL, HAMPTON, HIGGINS/HAGINS, MASSEY, WHITAKER
May 24, 1997 Mary Donna Ratliff Foley
I need information on all descendants of Allen Hayden WHITAKER, son of Esquire "Squire" WHITAKER and Harriett HIGGINS/HAGINS. He was born ca. 1856 in KY, d. 190?, m. Nancy Jane CAUDILL, d/o Wilburn E. CAUDILL and Nancy CAUDILL, on 6 Aug. 1874 in Letcher County, KY, b. 1 Apr. 1854 in Letcher County, d. 1936. The 1900 Census shows 11 children born, 9 living at time of census. Listed are Prentice CAUDILL, m. "Cinda" WHITAKER; Wesley CAUDILL, m. Milly WHITAKER; Melvina "Cricket" WHITAKER, b. Feb. 1897, m(1) Hiram BLAIR, m(2) James Arthur BRYANT; Dave HAMPTON, m. Betty WHITAKER. I am compiling information on this family at the request of my mother, Patia Lee Massey Ratliff, d/o Sarah Jane WHITAKER (1907-1992) and Kennred A. MASSEY.
May 29, 1997 Yvonne Hall
I am seeking information about the family of Elijah MUSICK who was listed in the 1850 Letcher CO census. Thanks.
June 2, 1997 Margaret Neeley
Any information about my grandfather Parrin TURNER who was born in 1900 and died Nov. 26, 1945. He was married to Hanna CORNETT.
June 3, 1997 Rhonda Robertson
I would like to correspond with anyone having 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.
June 14, 1997 Greg Sturgill
I'm looking for a man named Darrel Gay STURGILL born in Day, Kentucky on Aug 27, 1941.
June 14, 1997 Pat Lassonde
I am trying to find someone who has information on Thirsa RUTHERFORD, d. 7 May 1947 Letcher Co. If anyone has information on this lady please email. Thank you.
BOLLING, BOWLING, HAMMONS
June 14, 1997 Charles Bowling
James BOLLING married Mary "Polly" HAMMONS about 1844 in Letcher Co.Ky. Looking for information to show that they had a son, Benjamin Franklin, and he had a son, James Monroe. The spelling seems to have changed from BOLLING to BOWLING with either Benjamin or his son James Monroe. According to what I've seen so far, James's middle name was Revlin.
BRANSON, GROVES, LEWIS, RALEIGH,
June 26, 1997 James Wallace
Looking for more information on the William RALEIGH family of Letcher County, KY. William's son, John, migrated to Muhlenberg County, KY, and married Zelpha GROVES. William's father, James RALEIGH, lived in Breathitt County, KY. William married twice, his brides were Mary Polly LEWIS and Louisa BRANSON. Any information on these familes would be greatly appreciated.
July 2, 1997 Russell Gibson
Searching for any information on Workman GIBSON b. abt.1843 Va. He was the father of Anderson GIBSON and grandfather of Willard GIBSON of Colson, Letcher Co., Ky.
July 2, 1997 Jerry Yonts
Researching YONTS family of Letcher Co., Ky. William Sr. YONTS Born 1771-1775 North Carolina married #1 Margaret BENTLEY; married #2 Levicy ?. William and Margaret had children: Sarah, born ca. 1795, Mary "Polly", born ca. 1802, Solomon, born 7-15-1806, William Jr., born ca. 1808. William Sr. YONTS and Levicy ? had children: Nancy, born ca. 1829, David, born ca. 1829, Charles, born 8-18-1832, John, born 4-23-1834.
AKINS, HUNSAKER, SMITH
July 2, 1997 Barbara Price
Seeking any and all information on the HUNSAKER family. They lived in Letcher Co., KY. Here's all the info I have: My grandmother's name is Pearl Hope HUNSAKER, b. June 5, 1901 in Little Rock, AR, d. April 6, 1941 in Wasco, CA. She married my grandfather, James Franklin SMITH, in June, 1922 in Castle, OK. They lived in Castle and Okemah, OK until 1937. My grandfather was a farmer in the Central Valley of California and, supposedly, some of the HUNSAKER family lived in the Sanger, Hanford area. Pearl's parents names are William HUNSAKER and Lula "Belle" AKINS. She also had a brother named Jake HUNSAKER. I am interested in any information on this family in the KY region. Thanks!!!
July 5, 1997 Tracy Turner
Looking for any info at all on the TURNERs of Harlan and Letcher Counties.
July 5, 1997 Tim Amburgey
Looking for information on Squire Junior WHITAKER and Clarinda COMBS. The only information I have is that one of their children, Harriet
Ritter WHITAKER, was born August 4, 1871 in Whitesburg, Letcher,Co.
July 23, 1997 Kim Haynes
I am looking for the parents of Isaac ADAMS, b. 1834 in Letcher Co. (Perry Co.?) according to his Civil War pension file. He states that he was born about 3 miles from Whites Bury (sic?). I have not been able to find him in any of the 1850 census that I have checked. Isaac married Elizabeth JUSTICE, Dec. 1860 in Pike Co. I have much info on his children and their families, but am seriously stuck on Isaac. Any info or help would be appreciated.
BAILEY, KELLY, PARSONS, PENNINGTON, THOMAS
July 30, 1997 Lisa
Yesterday I received the death certificate for my ggg grandmother, Cynthia PARSONS, THOMAS, KELLY, BAILEY, PENNINGTON (yes, she was married 4 times - 1) Joseph THOMAS, 2) Isaac KELLY, 3.) Jehue BAILEY, and 4) Greenberry PENNINGTON). Cynthia was the daughter of Joel and Hannah (DARE) PARSONS of Harlan Co. After a lot of debate about the place of burial, we think she is buried in Peavee, KY. I have been told that this is in Letcher Co. near Clutts. Cynthia's informant was Susan Gilliam, also of Peavee, KY. Does anyone know of the location of this cemetery? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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