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This article, written by Todd Preston, president of the Magoffin County Historical Society, was taken from the
JANUARY 28, 2016  issue of THE SALYERSVILLE INDEPENDENT newspaper.

The Salyersville Independent , a weekly newspaper. P. O. Box 29, Salyersville, KY 41465. Telephone (606) 349-2915.  Yearly subscription rates are $24.00 in Kentucky and $32.00 per year out of state.

The onset of winter weather with heavy snowfall coupled with some very low temperatures practically stalled all our usual activities here at the historical society. We have made use of the time by attempting to catch up on our paperwork. A few weeks ago we had visitors as well as some phone calls from people who were researching their ancestry that we could not help at the time. We will attempt to answer some of those queries with this column.

Randy Patrick who lives in Ohio was interested in his grandfather Frank Patrick’s lineage. Frank first shows in the 1910 Lakeville, Magoffin County census records as almost 2 years old in the home of his parents Hamilton "Ham" Patrick and Mousie Owens. Ham Patrick (1879-1947) was a son of White Patrick and Anna Liza Flint. Anna Liza was widowed and listed in the household of Ham and Mousie in 1910 and 1920. In 1920 she was age 80.

Claiborne "White" Patrick was a son of Reuben Patrick and Charlotte Wilson. He married in 1856 Morgan Co. KY to Anna Liza Flint, dau of John Flint and Fada McFarland. They appear in the first census of Licking Station, Magoffin County (1860) with a daughter Laura age 1 and his mother Charlotte (Wilson) Patrick (age 66) in their home.

By 1930 Ham Patrick’s son Frank Patrick was married to Ethel Arnett and had a five-month old daughter, Milly. He worked for the railroad and lived in Franklin Co. IL. In 1940 the family lived in Williamson Co. IL and Frank, age 40, was a mechanic at a government lake.

Ham Patrick’s wife Mousie (1881-1967) was a daughter of Jasper Owens and Fairlena Stone. Jasper (1852-1930) was a son of James Owens and Malinda Wireman. Jasper’s wife Fairlena (1853-1934) was a dau of Cudberth Stone and Clarinda Arnett.

Frank Patrick’s wife Ethel was a dau of Hayden Arnett and Nora Belle Dyer. Frank (age 21) and Ethel (age 18) were in the home of his parents, Ham and Mousie, in 1930. They lived on Middle Fork of Magoffin.

Hayden was a son of William Arnett (1835-1914) and Nannie Fletcher (1845-1992). William Arnett was a son of Stephen Arnett and Eliza Gullett. Stephen was a son of Reuben Arnett and Susan Kilgore.

Nannie Fletcher was a daughter of James Fletcher b. about 1810 in VA and Elizabeth Holbrook. Elizabeth was a daughter of John Henry Holbrook and Susannah Back. James and Elizabeth "Betsy" are in the 1850 and 1850 census records of Breathitt County but by 1870 they lived in Magoffin County. James was age 54 and his wife was age 47. Their near neighbors were Daniel and Martha Reed, John and Nancy Reed, also Alfred and Sarah Brown.

Nora Belle was a daughter of Everett Dyer and Emily Patrick and a granddaughter of Joseph and Lucretia (Gullett) Dyer and of Frank and Caroline Patrick.

Perhaps these notes will help Randy with his inquiry. We hope he will inform us of his continued research by writing Magoffin County Historical Society, PO Box 222, Salyersville, KY 41465 or email

Bert Goble of Tennessee has given us a couple of phone calls about his ancestors. We were able to find some info for him but would appreciate any further help that someone could give to this 84-year old man.

Bert’s paternal grandparents were Dr. John Goble b. 1862, son of Isaac Goble (14 Feb 1828-13 Feb 1915) and Frances Emaline "Emily" Hannah (1833-1900).

Isaac Goble lived in the Hager Shoals precinct of Floyd Co. KY in 1890. A Union soldier during the Civil War, his rank was 1st Lieutenant in Co. A, 39th KY Inf.

Dr. John Goble’s wife was Arminta Brown. They were married 16 Nov 1885 in Johnson Co. KY. Arminta was born in 1863 and we believe she was the daughter of James Wallace Brown and Frances DeLong. James Wallace was a son of Elijah Brown and Alcey Coffee.

Bert’s maternal grandparents were Henry "Hawk" Sizemore b. 9 Sep 1876 Floyd Co. KY and died 13 Dec 1960 in Lawrence Co. KY. Henry was a son of William "Bill Hawk" Sizemore (b. 1832-d. 1928 Water Gap, Floyd Co. KY) and Sarah Jacobs. Sarah’s maiden name was determined by the birth records of her son Henry and also her daughter Nebraska.

"Bill Hawk", a Confederate soldier in the Civil War, Co. A, 10th KY Cav., was a son of William "Black Hawk" Sizemore and Martha Millum. "Black Hawk" was a son of George "Goldenhawk" or "Gulden" Sizemore and Sallie Anderson.

William "Bill Hawk" and Sarah Sizemore are listed in the 1880 and 1900 Floyd Co. KY census records. William and Sarah had these children: (1) Mary Sizemore b. 1862 married Nelson Joseph, son of William Joseph and Eliza Whitaker; (2) Martha Sizemore b. 1866 m. Alex Slone, (3) Minerva Sizemore b. 1868, (4) Kate Sizemore b. 1870, (5) William Sizemore b. 1873, (6) Henry Sizemore b. 1876– Bert Goble’s ancestor, (7) Nebraska Sizemore b. 1878 m. William Jasper Wallen, (8) Sarah Sizemore b. 1879, (9) Missouri Sizemore and (10) Russell Sizemore b. 1886.

Bert would especially like to know about the wife of Henry "Hawk" Sizemore whose first name was Molly b. 1881. He believes her to be Molly Miller but some researchers give her surname as Jacobs. She may have married a Slone before marriage to Henry Sizemore.

Henry and Mollie lived in Boyd Co. KY in 1910 where he was a sawmill worker. Their children as determined by the census records of 1920 and 1930 Floyd Co. KY: (1) Sallie Sizemore b. ca. 1906, (2) Maggie Sizemore b. 1908, (3) Russell Sizemore b. 1909 may have died young, (4) Rena Sizemore b. 1912, (5) Rebecca Sizemore b. 1915, (6) William Sizemore b. 1918, (7) Butler Sizemore b. 1919, (8) Joe A. Sizemore b. 1924. By 1940 they lived on Johns Creek Road in Floyd County, KY.

The descendants of Henry "Hawk" Sizemore were not enumerated in our Sizemore book. Perhaps someone will help us with an article on the family for our quarterly Journal.

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