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February, 1997 Query Surname Index

B Bodkin Brown Burr Burrows C Collins Coons D Davis F Fruit G Goodpaster Green J Jones L Levits M Madison McConnell Meeks Meeks Menifee Menifee O Oakley P Pleak Pleakenstalver Pleak Pleakenstalver R Ralls Razor Riddle S Shepherd Shields Smith T Trussell W Wade Whitecraft Z Zumwalt

February, 1997 Queries

CJ Waller ( 501 Moorpark Way #55, Mt, View, CA 94041 -- DAVIS
I am researching the Davis family, IGNATIOUS DAVIS was listed as having a will in the county clerks office, Will Book A 1797-1812 page 120. Dated 13, May 1801. His wife is listed as MARY DAVIS, children: DAVID, JOSEPH, LUKE, ASA, JOHN, and daughters NANCY, MARY, DORCUS,. this was witnessed by JOHN WHITECRAFT and ELIZABETH BROWN. This Davis family possibly from Maryland, migrating through Virginia. When the will was produced in court in 1803 two other Browns were named as witnesses ANDREW BROWN and JAMES BROWN. No married last names of females were mentioned in will. I am interested in any connections to any of these names.
Data entered February 1997.

Stacy ( -- OAKLEY
I am researching the family of BENJAMIN OAKLEY who died in Montgomery county, KY around July or August of 1801 I have extensive research going back to Benjamin Oakley up to the present date. I would share my information freely. To date I have over 1,300 names on this line. If you have any information on Benjamin Oakley born around 1738 in prob. VA please e-mail me so we can share information.
Data entered February 1997.

Charles A. Stephens ( -- COLLINS
I am searching relative to the Elisha COLLINS family whose last known Kentucky address was in this county. Elisha and his wife Frances MADISON COLLINS came to KY from Virginia. Fayette, Clark and finally Montgomery. Search on descendants: Sarah, Richard, Nathaniel (especially mg to Susan BURROWS) Meredith, Gabriel, John, Stephen, Elizabeth (TRUSSELL), Taliaferro, and Josiah. Elisha and "some of" the family moved to Greene County, Alabama 1819-1820. Any information appreciated.
Item entered 2/26/97.

Patsy Dearman Hand ( -- SMITH
Would like to find others interested in the Michael SMITH family. Michael states in his application for Rev. War service (app made in Harrison Co.) that he was 1752 in Washington Co. Maryland. Some sources say he may have been of German stock coming from PA. His wife 1. Regina FRUIT (FRUTH/FRUH) who he m. in Washington Co. MD. By 1800 he had moved to Montgomery Co. KY. He marries in 1797 2. to Mrs. Nancy LEVITS in Montgomery Co. KY but by 1840 he is living in Bourbon Co. Ky with son, Peter SMITH. Michael dies in Harrison Co. in 1842. His will was probated Dec 1842 in Harrison Co. KY. Children named in will: Martin, Nicholas, Catherine (my line, Michael, Geroge, Betsy, Anna, Amanda, John, Peter, and Manuel and also wife, Nancy. Nancy dies in Rush Co. Indiana where she was living with son, George and daugher, Amanda, who m. James R. MC CONNELL. Catherine, dau of Michael, m. 1. Christian ZUMWALT 2. WM. BODKIN (both in Harrison Co.) Will appreciate any comments and will exchange with anyone interested in this family.
Item entered 2/24/97.

James R. Davis ( -- SHEPHERD, BURR
Daniel SHEPHERD b.1757 Allegany Co., MD/PA/NY?, d.?, m.1777 Goshen, Orange Co., NY to Cloe BURR of CT. ... Lived in Greenbrier Co.,VA 1781-1799 and Madison, Montgomery, & Bath Cos., KY about 1799-1810, probably Greene &/or Warren Cos., OH about 1810-1815. Kids lived in Franklin, Clinton, Delaware, Champaign, and Clark Cos., OH, with several moving to IN about 1920. Children: Asa 1781, Sarah 1784, Solomon 1786, David 1788, Mary 1790, Nancy 1793, Huldah 1793, Peter B. 1795, Moses 1797, Celia 1800, Rhoda 1802, and Aaron 1804. ... Daniel possibly had brothers: William, David, Moses, John and Joseph. ... Want to confirm siblings and find Daniel's parents and exchange other details.When and where did Daniel and Cloe SHEPHERD die? ... See my Shepherd web page. When writing please state what page you saw my query on and what surname it was on. Thanks. James R. Davis, 6708 Austin Way, Sacramento, CA 95823
Item entered 2/24/97.

Elise M. Breen ( -- Multiple
Seeking information on the history of the naming of Menifee county. I have relatives who migrated from KY to Indiana in first two decades of 1800s (before Menifee county was formed). Their name is MENIFEE. Am having difficulty tracing this line -- can anyone help? Most of the MENIFEEs in my line moved to Decatur County, IN -- not sure if any stayed behind in KY. There were lots of MENIFEE daughters who married men named PLEAK / PLEAKENSTALVER / PLAKE / PLEAKE (all variations of same family name), MEEKS / MEAKS and SHIELDS. The Pleaks and Meekses also once lived in KY and I would be interested in information pertaining to any of them, as well. PLEAK would be associated with Montgomery County region of Menifee County.
Item entered 2/12/97.

Elise M. Breen ( -- Multiple
Seeking information on Johann B. PLEAKENSTALVER (aka/ John B. PLEAK) who came to Bryan's Station in Scott County, KY and probably died there. He is listed on rolls at Boonesborough, as well. He was married at least once to Hester or Esther WADE, and possibly also to Phoebe Ann COONS. Suspect he may have come out from Virginia as widower of Esther WADE with some of her brothers (WADEs) and son(s), nephew(s) or younger brother(s), then re-married to Phoebe Ann COONS, possibly having more children, including Fielding & Dawson PLEAK. Fielding PLEAK left for Decatur County, IN in early 1820s, not sure what happened to other PLEAKs, (including 3 daughters), except that a third brother was killed by the Indians. Other KY relatives associated with this line include MEEKS/MEAKS and MENIFEE, associated with Montgomery County, KY, Menifee County, KY and, possibly Clark County, KY. [N.B.: Family narrative given above is purely speculative, at this time.]
Item entered 2/12/97.

I am searching these families in Rowan, Bath, Montgomery, Morgan, Menifee, and Fleming counties. My grandfather, Fred Vern GREANE, was born in Salt Lick, but his parents lived in Farmers and around Midland.His father was George Thomas GREANE (GREEN, GREENE) son of William S. GREEN and Nancy Vernetta (nettie) JONES. His mother was Annie GOODPASTER, I think she may have been a daughter of James GOODPASTER and Henrietta RIDDLE. George and Annie were divorced in 1903. Annie remarried later and had sons. She was widowed by 1930 and may have moved to Ohio or Indiana in the 1930s. Her husband may have been named SPENCE. I am looking especially for death records for WILLIAM S. AND NETTIE GREEN. William had a brother named George. I have extensive data on the GOODPASTER line and several others and would be glad to share.
Item entered 2/10/97.

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