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I am trying to locate my father and his family. My father would have been Robert "Bobby" Lee Clark, born in 1937. His
parents were Harry and Florrie (?) Clark. Brothers and sister of Robert may include Harry "JR", Randy or Randall,
Rodney, Kenny and Linda. My last contact with the family was in about 1973 or 1974 when they resided in Concord.
Any information would be helpful. Charlene Clark 732-567-2566 or 732-493-8415

I am trying to locate information about Stacia Frances
Sawyers or Sawyiers Carrington.  She married Rev. John
Grant Carrington.  Fanny as she was called was born September 1867 and died October 1911. She died at Eastern
State Hospital as a result of Pellegra. I am trying to locate the name of her parents. Any help would be appreciated.
Sharon Butts,  859-519-7433

D. Alan
May of Auburn, Wash., is looking for information about his Lewis County roots. His family moved to Lewis
County about 1820 and left around the 1880s. His grandfather was Daniel Morgan May, who married Cora Ellen
Vaughan. Great-grandfather was George Washington May, born July 8, 1849, in Mason County, married Margaret
Arthur in 1869. Great-great-grandfather is John S. May, born April 1924, died February 1895, married Frances
West in August 1846. Mr. May has located the family cemetery on the Stamm property in Lewis County. Contact him at, 253-351-0364 or 1310 24th St. SE, Auburn WA 98002-7840.

I am seeking information on the family of William
McCOY and Mary Eliza STRODE, d/o Samuel STRODE, founder of
Strode's Station in Mason Co., KY, and Ann (Nancy) WATSON.  They were the parents of at least 9 children:  Nancy
McCOY; James S. McCOY who married Sarah
GINN; Thomas McCOY; Jeremiah "Jerry" McCOY, who married Nancy
CARRINGTON; Permilia Jane McCOY, who married Jesse B.
CARRINGTON; John McCOY; William McCOY, who
married Amanda A. "Mandy" GINN; Andrew "Andy" McCOY, who married Jane ?; and Lewis D. McCOY, who married
Caroline "Callie"?. Any information on the families of these children would be greatly appreciated as would information
on William's parents.  I have abundant information on the STRODE family and will gladly share.  Thank you for any
assistance you can give me in this search. E-mail me at

David Campbell, 401 Big Valley Road, Andersonville, TN 37705 (865-494-0734) is looking for information related to his
Aunt Ada
Kratzer and her two respective schools, Hoops School near Trinity, between 1928 and 1933, and Golden
Ridge School at Emerson during the 1933-34 school year.
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Seeking information on the following family; Hiram DAY, b ca 1800; m 1821 Lydia LOGAN, d/o James Logan and
Caroline Hughes. Their known children are; Archibald B. d. in MN; Travis B. m IN d. in IL; Daniel D. m. Harriett
SETTERS 1860 KY, d. IL; (probably) William m Sarah PATTON; Ann D.; Elizabeth, may have married William SETTERS;
Mary Ann (Polly) m Joseph Ford; Julia A., Lydia A. Family is listed in the tax records until 1855 and then vanished. Any
clues to parents, siblings, death, burial or Hiram and Lydia appreciated. Lin DAY Tucker  Thanks!

I am still searching for descendants of Jason and Roseanna
Miller or information about their background. Joye

I am trying to research my grandmother's family. Robert
Harrison Wills marr. Amanda Fite. Robert's father was
Alonzo Wills, who married a Mary
Soister. They lived in the Cabin Creek area. Robert Harrison was born in Maysville,
Mason County. Donna Stephens

I am looking for the family tree of Brooks and Virginia
Ruark (dad's side) and Walter and Marjorie Meadows (mom's
side). I would like any information pertaining to either side of my family. Please let me know by e-mail.

I am trying to find a copy of my parents' marriage license from 1916 his name is Carlos Stanley
Lawhorn and Stella
Rumetta Bloomfield if anyone can help please email me at Thank you, Virginia Lewis.

Looking for information on a Benjamin Brooks married to Elizabeth
Burriss. Elizabeth Burriss was a daughter of William
and Clementine Brook Burriss. How was Benjamin related to Celementine
Brooks, were they kin? There is a Mason
Brooks with children named Benjamin and Clementine. Did Benjamin Brooks marry daughter of Clementine Brooks?
This would be Benjamin's sister's child. Thank you Ellen, great-granddaughter of Benjamin Brooks.

I am looking for any information about my great-grandfather, Martin Owen
Wilson. He was the owner and publisher of
Vanceburg Sun newspaper. I am not sure when but probably about the early 1900s. He was born 5-2-1872 and
died 2-14-1943. His father was Rodolphus Bukey Wilson of Aberdeen, Ohio. He was married to Mable Pugh in August
1899 and then to Alma Irene Agnew on 8-27-1907. Any information about the ancestry of Martin Wilson will be
appreciated. Larry Crutcher 928-941-1660

I am looking for any info on an Asher
Parker b. 1757 Pennsylvania. Lived with Henry and Phoebe Swarts/Swartz
Parker, District 1 on the 1850 census, Henry from Virginia. A Talley book states a deposition placing Asher in Greenup
County, Quicks Run, as early as 1809. By 1810 Asher was listed on the Lewis Co. KY census with as many as eight
children, all unknown. Any help is GREATLY appreciated!!!

I have been researching
Lewis/Wilburn/Logan Families and I am trying to find an obituary and a picture on my
grandmother Minnie (Wilburn) Lewis, death date 10-17-1931 Lewis Co. She had died at Mouth of Laurel. Was married
to Ferguson Lewis from Mouth of Laurel. If anyone had known Minnie Wilburn, I am very much interested in
corresponding. email: Diane Pierce

My grandparents lived, and probably died, in Vanceburg, Kentucky. My grandfather was Amos Aaron
Baxter. He
appeared in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 Federal Census' reports from Vanceburg. Occupation listed was teacher. He
was born in 1871 and date and whereabouts of death unknown. He was married to Sarah Sallie
Hall (also went by
Sallie Jane or Sarah Jane). Amos had been married previously and sired sons William, James, Joseph, and my father,
Robert. Also had daughters Olive, Elvira, and Polly. Robert was born on April 6, 1921 and is still living. Due to the
depression, he was "loaned" out to neighboring farms, foster homes, and orphanages along with sister Polly. He never
really saw his father after he was age five. Sallie (or Sarah) died on March 25, 1948. I believe she died in Vanceburg.
Her maiden name was Hall and she was born in Floyd, Kentucky. Amos Baxters' mother was named Rebecca I. Baxter
and was 76 years old on the 1910 census report. Any info or possible resource site would be greatly appreciated. Ken

I am looking for information about a Floyd
Lewis. All I know about him is he was married to Bea Williams and they had
a son named William Edward but he was adopted by Bea's sister, Nora
Darby and her husband Hugh Darby in Sophia
W.Va. Her sister Bea died. He also had an older bother named Clyde but I do not think that Floyd Lewis was his father.
They did not adopt him until he was 12 years old but he lived with them since he was about two. He was my father and
passed away in November. I told him I would try to find out about his real father. Nora was a Williams who was raised in
Greenup. She told me that her sister Bea married Floyd Williams and even after she had my father Floyd Lewis did
write to ask about him but never saw him and then when they adopted him she did not hear from him any more. I know
he is probably not alive any more but he may have some other children that can tell me about him. If anyone has any
information please email me at Thank you Dawn Welborn

My grandfather's name was Simon
Scott. I don't know my grandmother's name. Actually, I don't really know dates. We
moved to Detroit when I was a toddler and while we were there, my mother, Gladys
Pierce Scott, passed away. This
would have been in the early forties. My father brought us back to Kentucky a year or so after my mother's death. He
went back to Detroit and I did not see him or hear from him until I found him in the early sixties. He passed away soon
after that in 1965, I think. I did not know anyone in my father's family, but would like to hear from any relatives of Simon
Scott or Burt (Bert) Scott. We did go to high school with a Patrica Scott who may be a cousin. She lived in Vanceburg. I
can be reached at 132 Millwood Court, Shepherdsville, KY 40165 or by email at Thank you so
much for trying to help me. Sincerely, Helen May Scott Risk

I am looking for newspaper clippings, pictures, stories, etc. of
Ruark, Penrod families in Lewis County. I have Ruark
genealogy for several generations. Looking for info on Annie Penrod Ruark...she married John Lewis Ruark, lived in
the Concord area. Died in 1945. Any stories or pictures or anything at all on this family will be appreciated...I have a
family website as well. Sherry Hayslip

I have several things on the family of Andrew Jackson
Morgan & Matilda Eulett, but am still looking for more on their
son William H. Morgan and Elizabeth
Jarvis, especially. I know they were married in Lewis Co. on Jan. 7, 1881. I have
a copy of their marriage bond an certificate. They were my grandparents. Also anything you may have on the lives of
A.J. and Matilda. Where they lived, and about their family life. Sure appreciate it. Patricia Hampton, South Shore, Ky.

My father James E.
McCoy was born at Stricklett, on July 21, 1907, and died in Portsmouth, Ohio, on August 29, 1971.
His parents were William Henry McCoy and Alverta "Allie" Hyrne. William Henry was the son of James McCoy and Sara
E. Ginn Brooks McCoy and grandson of William McCoy and Mary Strode. Allie Hyrne was the daughter of Charles
Hyrne and Elizabeth Dunaway. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Dunaway and Louisa Stull (daughter of Andrew Stull
and Elizabeth Strait). Charles Hyrne was the son of Leonidas Hyrne (served in the Civil War)and Eliza
Esham. I am a
direct descendant of William Ginn and Sarah Thoroughman who married in Lewis County in 1821 and of William
Esham, early settler in Lewis County from Maryland, through his daughter Lucretia Esham and her husband Elisha
Esham, son of Jonathan Esham of Bourbon County, Ky. My great-grandfather James McCoy was living in Lewis County
in the 1910 census with his brother William McCoy on Kinney Pike, but the Bureau of Vital Statistics does not have a
death certificate for him. He either died in 1910 or moved out of the state. Also where is Kinney Pike? I would
appreciate any information on my great-grandfather James McCoy and his wife Sara and on my family lines of
Dunaway, Hyrne, Esham, Thoroughman, Stull, McCoy. If there are any photographs of these individuals I would
love to hear about it. Thank you and if I can assist anyone with information please get in touch with me. Shirley
Kennard at

My grandmother Lena Liles
Wright was born in Garrison in March of 1909. Her siblings names were Edna, Ruth, Carl,
Herb and Ray. I believe all were born there except Ray. Father was Wilmer Scott Wright born about 1879, unknown.
Mother was Bertha
Bigg or Biggs born about 1880. They moved to Cincinnati in the late teens or early 1920s. I think
Bertha died in Cincinnati in 1920. I'm trying to trace my family back and am interested in any information on them.
Please e-mail at or write to David Blatt, 204 W. South St. Apt 1-C, Smyrna, DE 19977. Thanks,
David Blatt

I am the granddaughter of Leonidas
Hyrne (born in 1879, died 1918) and Dora Ellen Meadows Hyrne; they were
married in 1902 and both are buried at
McEldowney Cemetery. Great-grandparents are Leonidas Hyrne Sr. (born in
1838 and died in 1903 buried at McEldowney Cemetery on Kinny, he served in the Union Army, 22nd. Ky Inf.) and Eliza
Esham Hyrne. They were married in 1858 and deeded the land where the Oak Ridge Baptist Church is to the Church. I
have been searching for any information on my great-great-grandfather and great-great-grandmother Richard P.
Hyrne (born in South Carolina in 1807) and Maria Hyrne (maiden name unknown) who came to Lewis County through
Muskingham, Ohio, by way of South Carolina; they are buried in Lewis County. Any information would be appreciated.
Jean Hyrne Thompson

I'm seeking anyone who might have information on John
McCann and his wife Nancy (Culbreath) McCann whom had
three sons named William, John, and James, who was my great, great grandfather. They came to Kentucky on a
flatboat from Pennsylvania in 1792 and embarked in the Maysville area and settled in the Nicholas County area. James
(my great, great grandfather) went to Indiana in 1833. William went to Lewis County and married Jane
McKinzie and
their descendants still live in this area. E-mail me if you have more information, Thanks, Jim

I am looking for an obituary or any info on family of Harriet "Harry"
Smith Stevens of Burtonville, Lewis Co. Ky. She
was the wife of William Stevens. She died sometime after 1915(approx. age 70 years) but before ca 1925. She does
not have a death certificate on file in Frankfort. I have no DOB or exact DOD or where she is buried. Her daughter
Minerva Harriet b. July 19, 1863 d. August 1913 m. Dudley B.
Saunders. Minerva was the mother of Beatrice Smyth
Applegate (w/o Dave) and Gladys Marie Saunders Applegate (w/o Marvin). You can write or e-mail me. Thank you, Patsy Hawkins 135 Idlewind Dr. Paris, Ky 40361

Looking for descendants of Benjamin Whipple
Clark b: 7/20/1812 Penfield, Monroe, NY, married Marietta Bradhurst
b: abt 1820 NY on 9/22/1839 Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, may have moved to Lewis Co. as their daughter Alice
Whipple Clark b: April 1, 1846 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio, d: 9/29/1899 thought to be in Lewis Co. where she lived,
married John B.
Lawhorn 12/13/1863 in Lewis Co. Benjamin & Marietta had issue of 11 that I have knowledge of. I look
forward to hearing from any descendant as the above are my direct ancestors. Thank You, Patricia Viellenave

Looking for Wallingford/Pugh families. My grandfather, Samuel
Pugh Wallingford, was born in Tollesboro in 1884. His
father was Webster Napoleon Wallingford and his mother Mary
Keren Pugh. I am having a terrible time locating Mary
Keren's family. Can you help me or point me to someone who can? Many Thanks, Diana Wallingford Kitch

My Grandfather Andrew Jackson
Clark was born in Vanceburg Sept. 14, 1888, to William Henry Clark and Sarah
Morgan. He married Effie (Ethel)
James from Sciota County, Ohio, I'm not sure of the date. Brenda Armstrong, P.O.
Box, 290 Butler, KY 41006.

I am researching
Kegley and Kilgore lines from Lewis County, Ky. Elmo Kegley, B.1907 married Marie Kilgore,
b.1910...they grew up near each other around Stricklett. They had four children: Clyde b.1928, Mary Frances b.1932,
Betty Lou b.1941 and Thomas Ray,b.1944. They left Ky. in 1939 & moved to Ohio. Marie Kilgore's father was Jess
David Kilgore (a mission preacher who covered eastern Ky. and western Va., his wife was Stella Maguire). Elmo
Kegley's father was Allen Montville Kegley (Mont) b. May 14, 1881 in Boyd County, Ky. d. July 1970 & buried at
Tollesboro. Mont's father George Robert Kegley, b. in Virginia. Marie Kilgore's siblings: Chester, Woodford, Parthena,
Lara, Thomas. Elmo Kegley's siblings: Ed, Jim, Sam, Eally (sp?), Frank, Martha (married a Bolt ?) I can't seem to locate
any info on these folks. Any help appreciated. Steve Newsome E-Mail:

Marilyn Robinson is researching her family tree and hopes to hear from some of the descendants of John
Four of his children moved to Vanceburg about 1840-1845. They were Nathan B., Asahel, Joseph and Charity Webster
Crawford, who was her Email her at or write to her at 7430 Elbrook Ave.,
Cincinnati, OH 45237.

Margaret L. Sopp ( informs us that there is now a
Sprinkle web site where interested Sprinkle
family members may exchange information on Jacob Sprinkle and other members of the Sprinkle family. Mrs. Sopp is
particularly interested in finding Lewis County descendants of Jacob Sprinkle and his wife, Susan
Mullins, whom he
married in Carter County.

Dot Hay has information on Nicholas
Hendrickson's wife, Catherine Mershon and her family, but basically none on
the other families. Can you help? Email her or write to her at 150 Glenwood Rd., Toccoa, GA 30577-1632

I am searching the
Teager line and will gladly swap information with anyone else who is searching. Also searching
Blankenship but this is mostly in Fleming area. Sue Blankenship, 5304 Albight D., Virginia Beach VA 23464.

My great-grandfather, James Rodgers
Smedley, was born in Vanceburg on May 8, 1830, according to one source.
Another source (his death certificate) says he was born in Ironton, Ohio. I'm at a brick wall until I can find out which
place is correct. His parents were George I. Smedley and Anna (
Faulkner) Smedley, according to H.H. Hardesty's
book on Soldiers, Statemen and Politicians. Thanks for helping. Joan Smedley. e-mail me at

I am looking for any information on the
Ginn family. I was adopted and don't know much about that side of the family.
My mother's name is Virginia Ginn Hunt, I had an aunt named Peggy Ginn, and I know of an uncle Sammy Ginn. Any
information on health, whereabouts, any relation would be of great help. E-mail me at or
write me at Mary Coy 66 Chapel Sq., West Jefferson, Ohio 43162.

I'm trying to find records on family that were born in Lewis County in the 1800's. My great grandfather, George Lewis
Biven was born in 1870 and shows up in the Lewis County census of 1880 as 10 yrs old. He married Anna Elizabeth
Jones. He had a brother Alvin Benjamin Biven and sisters Matilda (Biven)
Kaufmann, Anna (Biven) McNutt and Laura
Biven. He also had an older half-sister, Sarah E. Biven (19 yrs in the 1880 census). His father was James Henry Biven
(b. 1841) who married Permelia Jane
Bane in 1868. James was on his second marriage and was 28 yrs old in 1868
while Permelia was on her first marriage and was 32 yrs old. I think his first marriage was to a Nancy Hickle (15 yrs old)
who shows as being married to a James Biven (20 yrs old) in the 1860 census (married 8/1859). I'm trying to find
information that will tie James to one of the families of Biven(s) that lived in Lewis County during the 1800's. I'm also
trying to find out exactly where they lived. They show in the Esculapia Precinct of the 1880 census (I think it was line
464). On my grandmother's side, Mabel Aleen (Moore) Biven (married to William Henry Biven) I'm related to the
Plummer, Mason, Ferguson, Cox, Jackson, Tomblin and other families. Any Biven(s) back there with internet that
you know of? James Robert Biven

I am searching for any kinfolk that ties into the
Kennedy family. I descend from Christopher Columbus Kennedy
1845-1917. His wife's name was Susan; although I'm not sure of her maiden name-perhaps Fetters. Other surnames
that tie into this family are
Doyle, Penrod, Latham, and Walker. On my husband's side, I am researching Applegate,
Smalley, Eulett, Lawhorn, O'Cull, Davenport. Would love to hear from anyone with ties to these families. E-mail
Rachel Applegate at

Looking for information on Jacob
Aills born in Vanceburg (Covedale) Ky. Born approx. 1822. This family descends
from John Aills (Ailes). Any information would be appreciated. Anita Smith, 2306 29th Road,
Marquette, KS 67464

Am looking for personal information, photos, notes, newspaper articles, etc. for Walter
Thoroughman, Ulysses C.
Thoroughman, and Tacie G. Jones Thoroughman. Also, if anyone has any photos of George W. and/or Fannie
McEldowney Lykins. Gloria Buckle, 4064 Edgelake Ct., Villa Hills, KY 41017

Seeking information-family photos, newspaper clippings, anything and everything related to Shell
Howard and Rosa
Gorman) Howard when they moved to Carthage, Indiana. Was Shell Howard buried in the Vanceburg area? Would
love to here from anyone with any thing about the Howards or anyone related to them and any pictures if there are any
out there. I am the granddaughter of Shell Howard. Supposedly his youngest son, Robert Lee Howard, is my father I
trying to find lost relatives and pictures. Thank you for any help--can e-mail me or write
Rosalie Howard Townsend, 173 Goodwin Court, Crossville, TN 38555.

I am searching for information on Eli
Nash and Elizabeth Ireland Nash who lived in the Trinity area. Anyone having
information e-mail me at
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