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Queries: August, 1997

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B Ball Blaydes Boyd C Coleman D Denny Downing E Ewing F Ferguson Frazier G Gardner Graves H Hadden Hicks Howard J Johnson Johnson Jones L Lacy Lamastert Lykens M Murphy Murphy P Parks Powell R Raybourne Reynolds S Summers T Thompson Tuttle W Walters Waters White

Montgomery County Queries August, 1997

John Graves
Need help locating a will and burial place for Hawes GRAVES, b. ca. 1785 in Virginia. He was the son of Joseph and Frances Coleman Graves who emigrated to Fayette Co. ca. 1795. He first married Eunice Blaydes, second Ann Bibb White. Apparently lived with Ann in Montgomery Co as she died and was buried there in 1830. He then removed to Davidson Co TN and appears in 1850 and 1860 TN census living with his daughter Martha Graves Ewing. I cannot locate a will for him in TN and wonder if he has one on record in Montgomery, Fayette, or Clark Co KY. Would also like to know where he's buried. Any help will be much appreciated. Tue Aug 26 20:24:51 1997
Larry D. Martin
WATERS/WATTERS/WALTERS My first Waters ancestor was Nancy WATERS (b. Sep 1855, Estill Co, Ky; d. 26 Jul 1943, Montgomery Co, Ky). Nancy married Jesse POWELL (b. 11 Oct 1854, Estill Co, Ky; d. bef 1926)on 2 April 1876 in Montgomery Co, Ky. I believe her line (based primarily on census and court records) to be as follows: Her father, Thomas WATERS (b. abt 1823 Ky) m. Malinda TUTTLE (b. abt 1827, Ky) in 1846. The parents of Thomas were James WATERS (b. abt 1803, Va) who married Hannah WATERS (b. abt 1799, VA) on 27 Feb 1822, Estill Co, Ky. The father of James is Bailey S. WATERS who married Celia. The father of Hannah is John F. WATERS (b. 24 Aug 1753, Stafford Co, Va; d. 12 May 1838, Estill Co, Ky) who married Elizabeth FRAZIER (d. 3 Jan 1841 in Estill Co, Ky) in 1781, Prince William, Va. Need info, not only to confirm this lineage, but from anyone willing to exchange information on the Estill Co WATERS family. Mon Aug 25 12:00:59 1997
Kathy Mahmens
Searching for parents/siblings of Elsie HADDEN b abt 1794 & d 1867 Jackson Co, IA. Married Enoch SUMMERS 1811 Montgomery Co, KY. Their son, Laurel, Shelton, Redmon and Presley were born in Montgomery Co. Two there children, Dolly & Caleb were b in Morgan Co, IN. Sun Aug 24 12:59:18 1997
Mrs. Charles G. Bowen
4885 Academy St.
San Diego, CA 92109-3460
GARDNER. Seeking information on James Gardner b. ca 1769, where? He is found in 1810, 1820, & 1830 census Montgomery Co. KY. Wife Mary d. ca. 1830. James married Melinda Parks 1831 and moved to Carter Co. KY where he died 1851 His daughter Lucinda m. Enoch Thompson. Who did son Willie Gardner marry? Dau. Nancy Gardner m. Thomas Howard. Did James have other children? Wish to hear from descendants. Thu Aug 21 22:37:31 1997
Tim Ayers or
Need information on any of the following MURPHYs who migrated from Mayslick, Mason County, KY>OH in the early 1900. I need both Kentucky and Ohio research. These MURPHYs are of African-American and European heritage: Alexander MURPHY and his wife, Emily (?) had seven children: MARY in 1847, PERRY in 1849, MELVINIA in 1853, ROBERT in 1859, CHARLES in 1862, WILLIAM in 1865, and EMMA in 1867. All were born in Mayslick, Mason County, KY. Did Alexander and Emily make it to Ohio? I have a hunch that Emily made the move with some of the children to at least Cincinnati. I need information on the above-named children and their descendants. Perry, my gg-grandfather, married Elizabeth JOHNSON in Mayslick, KY., in 1873. The 2 had 4 children: Frances in 1873, Charles in 1875, Alexander in 1873, and John in 1879. Charles is my mother's grandfather, But I don't have much on his sister and brothers. I have a hunch they moved to Cincinnati. Robert, William and Charles moved to the Elyria/Oberlin/Springfield, Ohio areas. Robert & William are found in Oberlin and Elyria respectively. Charles is found in Springfield. I have completed the research on these three lines. Melvinia m. Thomas JONES in 1871. The two of them had 4 children. After the 1880 Mason county census, nothing is know about the whereabouts of this family after the 1880 census. Did they move to Ohio as well? Or stay in Fleming County, Kentucky? Emma was lasted reported in a 1934 OBIT of her brother's as living in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery county, KY. She is listed as Emma JOHNSON. Nothing else is known about her after that! Did she move back to Ohio? Mary m. Thomas BALL in 1875. The two of them had nine children, of which five were still living by the 1900 census. By the 1900, only five children are listed as still living: Mattie, Ida, Thomas, Jr., Erly(?), and Lula. Did this family join her brothers, Robert and William, in Elyria and/or Oberlin? Or Charles in Springfield, Ohio? Thomas is repoted in the 1910 Kentucky Census as a windower. ANY HELP on any of the above names will be appreciated!! Willing to PAY OR TRADE for research on the remaining lines. Any buckeyes who wish to help out a former buckeye, please feel free to contact me. I am formerly from Springfield, Ohio. Tue Aug 19 15:48:36 1997
Rowan Fairgrove
I'm looking for information on this FERGUSON/LYKENS line. William Ferguson, b. 11 August 1755 at Belfast, County Down, Ireland, d. 10 August 1839 at Grape Creek, Magoffin Co., KY m. Catherine Lamastert, b. 20 November 1754 at Prince Georges Co., MD, d. 1839 at Grape Creek, Magoffin Co., KY Richard Ferguson, b. 1785 at Montgomery Co., KY Phoebe Ferguson, b. 12 February 1791 at Montgomery Co., KY John Ferguson, b. 1794 at Montgomery Co., KY James Ferguson, b. 1796, m. Margaret Lykens, 28 June 1821 at Floyd Co., KY, d. 1884 Jeneth Ferguson, b. 1798 at Montgomery Co., KY Alcy Ferguson, b. 1800 William Ferguson (2), b. 1801 at Floyd Co., KY Margaret Lykens was the daughter of Isaac Lykens and Nancy Lacy. (Her surname is spelled Lykins on the marriage certificate at Floyd Co.) Any information on this couple's antecedents would be welcomed. Thu Aug 14 08:27:14 1997
Darrell Downing
I'm looking for info on James DOWNING b.1765 in VA, He moved to Montgomery Co. KY ca.1800 He has three known sons: Dennis b. 1801; Francis b.1805; James III b. 1803. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated. Tue Aug 12 17:01:31 1997
Barbara Denny George
Fredericksburg, TX
Looking for any information on the Samuel Denny that was listed in the 1800 tax roll of Montgomery Co. I don't know where he came from nor where he went or who was in his family. I am trying to match him to other Samuel Denny's on whom I have collected data. Your help is very much appreciated.
Pat Boyd
I am looking for information on the family of Julia F. RAYBOURNE (Raybourn, Rayburn), who married Samuel Jefferson BOYD in Owingsville, BATH CTY, on Jan 12, 1881. Julia's siblings were Martha D. [born 1863, married Jonas Reynolds (1850-1936), had children Gilda/Glida and Iva, and is buried next to Jonas in the Owingsville Cemetery], Lou, who married Jack Hicks, and Jack. Julia's children were George William Boyd, Sarah L. Boyd, Thomas Lee (my grandfather), John Robert, and Eva. Any information would help. I would also be interested in any information Raybourne family members in Montgomery County. Thanks.
Tim Ayers
I am looking for confirmation of Emma JOHNSON, daughter of Alexander and Emily MURPHY of Mason County, Kentucky, who lived in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky in 1934. The last record I've found of her is a notation of her residency in Mt. Sterling in my gg-grandfather's obit. Emma would have been in her 70's at that time. Any HELP will be appreciated!! Sun Aug 10 1997

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