Phil M. Hanson, 13069-62nd Ave., Kirkland, WA 98034-4902 wrote
to inquire about his Pace family who moved to Washington from the Short
Fork of Burning Fork in Magoffin County.
Clifton Pace was born in 1894, a son of William H. Pace b. 1869. William
H. was a son of Matthew Pace b. 1835 in Harlan Co. KY. His father was
John J. Pace b. 1808 and Sarah “Sallie” Ely b. 1810 KY. Sallie was a dau
of William Ely, Jr. William Jr. married in 1809 Knox Co. KY to Rebecca
Saylor who was b. 1795.
Pace married in 1885 Johnson Co. KY to Elizabeth Salyer b. 1837. She was
the dau of Henry Salyer b. ca. 1814 Scott Co. VA. Henry married in 1835 to
Elizabeth Connelly/Conley b. 1815 in North Carolina. Elizabeth was a dau
of Edmond Connelly b. 1775 NC and Lydia Joynes, a dau of Thomas Joynes of
Wilkes Co. NC (they are also my ancestors).
was a son of Capt. Henry Connelly b. 1752 and Ann McGregor. Henry was a
soldier in the Revolutionary War. William H. Pace was married 1st
in 1889 to Mary M. Adams. He married 2nd in 1895 to Frances
Stone b. 1867. Frances was a dau of James Stone b. 1831. James was a son
of William Stone b. 1803 and a grandson of Cudberth Stone, a Revolutionary
War soldier whose wife was named Sally. William Stone married Tacy
Minix. James Stone was married to Mary Holbrook.
(or Burlie) Pace married in 1913 to Myrtle Kelley b. 1897. She was a dau
of Joseph Millard Kelley b. 1869. Joseph was a son of William Butler
Kelley b. 1847, a son of Joseph Trigg Kelley. Joseph was born about 1816
in VA and married in 1845 to Mary Ferguson b. 1825. Mary later married 2nd
W. W. Howes.
Butler Kelley married Mary Elizabeth Adams b. 1849, a dau of Gilbert
Adams. Gilbert was born in 1804 and married in 1832 to Nancy Adams. Nancy
was born in 1808 to Stephen Adams and Mary Webb.
Millard Kelley was born in 1869 and married in 1896 to Sarah Rice. Sarah
was born in 1875 to Martin V. Rice. Martin was born in 1834 and died in
1861, a son of Martin and Sarah Rice.
Whittaker of Piedmont, SC wrote that Paul Bailey of Wheatfield, IN is in
the process of obtaining Civil War monuments for William Bailey (b. 1843
d. 1921) and Samuel Bailey (b. 1822 d. 1896), a father and son who both
served in the Civil War and are buried in the Henry Gardner “H. G.” Bailey
Cemetery on the Straight Fork of Licking. This is where a marker was set
for Joseph Conley within the last few years. Joseph was a son-in-law of
cemetery was copied in 1977 by Connie and Austin Wireman who found 9
identifiable graves and 33 unidentifiable graves. This cemetery is
located near the Handshoe Cemetery and is close to the Licking Spring in
the head of the Straight Fork of Licking. We admire Paul Bailey and Bob
Whittaker who, even though they live out of state, show an interest in
getting markers for unmarked gravesites of their ancestors in our area.
We encourage all who are able to do so to get involved in doing the same.
It may be that you are the only person who is aware of that unmarked
gravesite that will be lost if something is not done in your lifetime to
preserve the site.
Hunley, 414 N. East Street, Winchester, IN 47396 writes that he was born
in Magoffin County on September 23, 1930, the son of Silas Hunley who was
born 1910 and died 1943. Silas was a son of George W. Hunley who married
in 1907 to Etta Sparks b. 1879. Their children were Ada Hunley b. 1894,
Silas Hunley b. 1901, Rissie Hunley b. 1909 and Tressie Hunley b. 1914.
seem to find the parents of George W. Hunley who shows in the 1910
Magoffin census: G. W. Hunley age 53 (b. 1857), married 3 years to Etta
Sparks age 31, mother of 5 children with 4 living. In the household were
Ada age 11, Bracken age 6 (step-son) and Rissie age 1.
census shows George Hunley, age 62, wife Etta age 45. In their household
are Bracken age 14, Rissie age 11, Silas age 9 and Tressie age 6.
Etta Sparks was a dau of Henry Sparks and Mary Conley. Etta was first
married to Noah Conley.
Magoffin Marriages book we find that G. W. Hunley married on 7 Sep 1907 to
Etta Conley at the home of Levi Conley by minister S. M. Whitt.
Hunley was born in 1910 and married Ada Lou Cooper. She was born in 1894,
a dau of Will Green Cooper and Mary Jane Bays. Mary Jane was born in 1824
to Joshua Bays (b. 1835). Joshua was a son of John Bays.
Green Cooper married in 1875 to Samantha Jane Pace. Samantha was a dau of
Matthew Pace b. 1835 and Elizabeth Salyer.
was a son of John J. Pace b. 1808. John J. married Sarah Ely b. 1810, a
dau of William Ely, Jr. and Rebecca Saylor.
anyone help with more info on the Hunley family? Who were the parents of
George W. Hunley?
Phil and Harold can get together and work on the ancestry they have in
Lewis Salyer, 16260 Park Lake Road, East Lansing, MI 48823-9480 wrote that
her father was Henry Lewis whose ancestors were from Harlan County and
Leslie County prior to 1837. Her grandfather was David Lewis of Leslie
County who was shot and killed off his horse. He was the son of Wilson
Lewis of Harlan County.
Lewis married Maggie Elam who was born in West Liberty, KY.
spent several hours on this query but have to admit defeat and invite
anyone who can help with this family information to do so.
Write to us at Box 222, Salyersville, KY
Magoffin@foothills.net) or telephone