A great amount of work has been done on the
Salute to Veteran’s Index and Additional Material book
this week. We have received a nice amount of response from people
whose military relative was not included in our six volume set of books or
whose information was not as complete as we would have liked at the time
of the first publication. We are always pleased to be able to memorialize
in print our men and women who have served our country in the military.
We would like to continue with the ancestor chart of our
visitor of a couple of weeks ago who was a descendant of Kirk Howard and
his second wife Emily Joseph. Hopefully we covered the Howard/Salyer line
well enough last week so that the researcher can further her research.
This week we will give her maternal line through Emily Joseph Howard.
Emily’s obituary was printed in the July 18, 1941 issue of the
Salyersville Independent. She was born July 19, 1885 and died at the age
of 56 years and six months on July 6, 1941. She and Kirk Howard had three
children Callie Howard, Eva Howard and David Howard who all lived in Knox,
IN at the time of Emily’s death. Other survivors were a step-son Johnny
Howard of North Judson, IN; her father Buck Joseph of Swampton, KY, four
brothers Hager Joseph and David Joseph of Swampton, KY, Ramey Joseph of
Waverly, OH and Ward M. Joseph of Jackson, KY. She was buried in the Kirk
Howard Cemetery at Galdia, KY near the mouth of Bullmire Creek.
Emily was a daughter of Buchanan “Buck” Joseph and Lucinda
Craft who were married in 1878 in Magoffin County. Buck Joseph was a son
of Abner Joseph and Louisa Owens. Abner was a son of John Joseph and
Usley Salyer. Abner’s wife Louisa was a daughter of Robert Owens and Rutha
Buck Joseph’s wife Lucinda was a daughter of John Daniel Craft
and Idress Risner. John Daniel Craft was a son of John Willis Craft and
Lucinda Craft and Buck Joseph were the parents of the
following children (1) Louisa Joseph m. Michael “Mike” Rowe, son of Brice
Rowe and Nancy Bailey; (2) Daniel Joseph m Sally Coldiron; (3) Emily
Joseph m. Kirk Howard; (4) Hager Joseph m. Mamie Arnett, dau of Farrish
Arnett and Polly Richardson; (5) Ramey Joseph m. 1st Norma
Salyer, dau of Leander Salyer and Sarah Arnett then m. 2nd to
Lulie Arnett; (6) Warda Joseph m. Mollie Summa. There were at least four
other children who died young.
Daniel Craft’s wife Idress was a daughter of James Risner and Margaret
Adams. She first married Robert Whitaker and they were divorced in 1852.
She and husband Daniel Craft are listed in the 1860 Breathitt Co. KY
census, in the 1880 Magoffin County census and in the Morgan Co. KY census
records of 1900 and 1910.
and Daniel Craft were the parents of (1) William Craft m. 1st
to Emily J. Combs and married 2nd to Mary whose surname is
presently unknown; (2) Lucinda Craft m. Buchanan Joseph; (3) Sarah Craft
m. 1st to William J. McNew and m. 2nd John W. Brown;
(4) Margaret “Peggy” Craft m. Noah Lovely; (5) Thomas Craft m. Sarah Oney;
(6) John Craft died at the age of 32; (7) Susan Craft m. Elchanor Arnett;
(8) Wilson Craft m. Alice Pieratt; (9) Elijah Craft m. Laura Phipps and
lived in Menifee Co. KY; (10) Emily Craft m. John Bailey; (11) George W.
Craft m. Amanda Mackney; (12) Martha Craft m. 1st to Frank
Craft and m. 2nd to Riley Stamper.
a listing of the children of Abner Joseph and his wife Louisa Owens in our
Salyer family book printed in 1981. The information came from Mollie
Joseph Minix and Audie Gullett Minix. Abner’s children were (1) Ellender
Joseph m. Solomon Joseph, son of William; (2) Robert “Robin” Joseph m.
Julie Howard and lived in Breathitt Co. KY; (3) Buchanan Joseph m. Cindy
Craft; (4) Luanna Joseph m. Harve Howard; (5) Missouri Joseph m. Jesse
Coldiron; (6) Sarah Joseph married and moved to Oklahoma; (7) Wiley Joseph
m. Hester Rowe, dau of Brice Rowe and Nancy Bailey; (8) Polly Joseph m.
John Arnett; (9) Cynthia Joseph m. Noah Joseph and (10) Alley Joseph
married a Calhoun and lived in Columbus, OH.
Joseph’s family lived on Half Mountain in Magoffin County and several
members of the family are buried in the old cemetery just below where the
Brice Rowe home was located.
Even though we have a pretty good outline of this Joseph family we are in
need of much more information for the Joseph family book and anyone
interested in contributing family info and pictures for that book is
welcome to contact us at Magoffin County Historical Society, PO Box 222,
Salyersville, KY 41465 or email